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    2. Prevalence and quantitative assessment of macrophages in coronary plaques

      Prevalence and quantitative assessment of macrophages in coronary plaques
      Although optical coherence tomography (OCT) proved to be able to identify macrophage clusters, there are no available data on the possibility to obtain reproducible measurements of their circumferential extension and location. The purpose of the present post-hoc analysis of the CLIMA study was to revise the clinical and demographic variables of patients having coronary plaques with macrophages and to investigate the reproducibility of their quantitative assessment. A total of 577 ...
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    3. Choroidal Rift: A New OCT Finding in Eyes with Central Serous Chorioretinopathy

      Choroidal Rift: A New OCT Finding in Eyes with Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
      Central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC) is a complex and not entirely understood retinal disease. The aim of our research was to describe a novel optical coherence tomography (OCT) finding named choroidal rift, which may be identified in the choroid of eyes with CSC. We collected data from 357 patients (488 eyes) with CSC who had structural OCT and OCT angiography (OCTA) scans obtained. Choroidal rifts were identified as polygonal (and not ...
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    4. Optical coherence tomography assessment of macrophages accumulation in non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndromes

      Optical coherence tomography assessment of macrophages accumulation in non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndromes
      Aims To investigate in patients with non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome (NSTE-ACS) the prevalence and the features of optical coherence tomography (OCT)-detected macrophages accumulation in culprit plaques as compared with nonculprit plaques (NCP). Methods The study is a post-hoc analysis of a prospective study aimed at evaluating the relationship between aortic inflammation as assessed by 18 F-fluorodeoxyglucose-PET and features of coronary plaque vulnerability as assessed by OCT. We enrolled ...
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    5. Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography in Neurodegenerative Disorders

      Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography in Neurodegenerative Disorders
      Retinal microcirculation shares similar features with cerebral small blood vessels. Thus, the retina may be considered an accessible window to detect the microvascular damage occurring in the setting of neurodegenerative disorders. Optical coherence tomography angiography (OCT-A) is a non-invasive imaging modality providing depth resolved images of blood flow in the retina, choroid, and optic nerve. In this review, we summarize the current literature on the application of OCT-A in glaucoma ...
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    6. Choroidal Vascularity Index: An In-Depth Analysis of This Novel Optical Coherence Tomography Parameter

      Choroidal Vascularity Index: An In-Depth Analysis of This Novel Optical Coherence Tomography Parameter
      Remarkable improvements in optical coherence tomography (OCT) technology have resulted in highly sophisticated, noninvasive machines allowing detailed and advanced morphological evaluation of all retinal and choroidal layers. Postproduction semiautomated imaging analysis with dedicated public-domain software allows precise quantitative analysis of binarized OCT images. In this regard, the choroidal vascularity index (CVI) is emerging as a new imaging tool for the measurement and analysis of the choroidal vascular system by quantifying ...
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    7. Multimodal imaging in congenital simple hamartoma of retinal pigment epithelium (CSHRPE): optical coherence tomography (OCT), autofluorescence and oct angiography, a review of the literature and case presentation

      Multimodal imaging in congenital simple hamartoma of retinal pigment epithelium (CSHRPE): optical coherence tomography (OCT), autofluorescence and oct angiography, a review of the literature and case presentation
      Purpose: To report a case of congenital simple Hamartoma of retinal pigment epithelium (CSHRPE) with avulsion of RPE without visual impairment. Methods: A 11-years-old Caucasian male presented with full visual acuity in both eyes, and was made diagnosis of CSHRPE after a complete ophthalmological examination. Was also performed: fundus photographs, spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT), fundus autofluorescence (FAF) and OCT angiography (OCT-A). Results: He presented with full visual acuity ...
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    8. CHOROIDAL VASCULARITY INDEX QUANTIFICATION IN GEOGRAPHIC ATROPHY USING BINARIZATION OF ENHANCED-DEPTH IMAGING OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHIC SCANS

      CHOROIDAL VASCULARITY INDEX QUANTIFICATION IN GEOGRAPHIC ATROPHY USING BINARIZATION OF ENHANCED-DEPTH IMAGING OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHIC SCANS
      Purpose: To evaluate choroidal structural changes occurring over time in geographic atrophy (GA) secondary to age-related macular degeneration using choroidal vascularity index (CVI). Methods: Enhanced-depth imaging optical coherence tomography scans of 34 patients with GA and 32 control subjects were retrospectively analyzed. Data were collected at baseline and after a mean follow-up of 18.3 8.3 months. Choroidal images were binarized using the ImageJ software, and the luminal area ...
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    9. Corneal endothelium features in Fuchs’ Endothelial Corneal Dystrophy: A preliminary 3D anterior segment optical coherence tomography study

      Corneal endothelium features in Fuchs’ Endothelial Corneal Dystrophy: A preliminary 3D anterior segment optical coherence tomography study
      Purpose To evaluate the feasibility of 3D anterior segment optical coherence tomography (AS-OCT) for the detection of corneal endothelial features in patients with Fuchs Endothelial Corneal Dystrophy (FECD). Methods Twenty patients with clinical diagnosis of FECD (group A), and 20 control subjects (group B) were enrolled. In all patients a complete ophthalmological examination was performed, including best corrected visual acuity (BCVA), slit lamp examination for subjective grading of FECD and ...
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    10. Patterns of retinal ganglion cell damage in neurodegenerative disorders: parvocellular vs magnocellular degeneration in OCT studies

      Patterns of retinal ganglion cell damage in neurodegenerative disorders: parvocellular vs magnocellular degeneration in OCT studies
      Many neurodegenerative disorders, such as Parkinsons disease (PD) and Alzheimers disease (AD), are characterized by loss of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) as part of the neurodegenerative process. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) studies demonstrated variable degree of optic atrophy in these diseases. However, the pattern of degenerative changes affecting the optic nerve can be different. In particular, neurodegeneration is more evident for magnocellular RGCs in AD and multiple system atrophy with ...
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    11. Optical coherence tomography angiography of the peripapillary retina and optic nerve head in dominant optic atrophy

      Optical coherence tomography angiography of the peripapillary retina and optic nerve head in dominant optic atrophy
      Peripapillar and nerve head vessel density (VD) was measured in 10 patients affected by Dominant optic atrophy (DOA) using optical coherence tomography angiography (OCT-A) and compared to the measurements of 15 age- and gender-matched controls. DOA patients showed VD reduction, mostly in the temporal and inferotemporal peripapillary sectors, according to the preferential involvement of the papillomacular bundle. Despite poor best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA), OCT-A revealed good repeatability. VD correlated with ...
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    12. Impact of Culprit Plaque and Atherothrombotic Components on Incomplete Stent Apposition in Patients With ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction Treated With Everolimus-Eluting Stents – An OCTAVIA Substudy –

      Impact of Culprit Plaque and Atherothrombotic Components on Incomplete Stent Apposition in Patients With ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction Treated With Everolimus-Eluting Stents – An OCTAVIA Substudy –
      Background: The role of culprit plaque and related atherothrombotic components on incomplete stent apposition (ISA) occurrence after primary percutaneous coronary intervention (p-PCI) is unknown. Methods and Results: ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients undergoing p-PCI with an everolimus-eluting stent were prospectively investigated with optical coherence tomography (OCT) of the infarct-related artery before, after stenting and at 9 months. OCT data, aspirated thrombus and serum inflammatory biomarkers were analyzed. 114 patients ...
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    13. Hemifield pattern electroretinogram in ocular hypertension: comparison with frequency doubling technology and optical coherence tomography to detect early optic neuropathy

      Hemifield pattern electroretinogram in ocular hypertension: comparison with frequency doubling technology and optical coherence tomography to detect early optic neuropathy
      ...esina, Mauro Cellini Department of Specialized, Diagnostic and Experimental Medicine, Ophthalmology Service, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy Background: To assess the sensitivity and specificity of hemifield patt...
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    14. Mechanisms of Atherothrombosis and Vascular Response to Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in Women Versus Men With Acute Myocardial Infarction : Results of the OCTAVIA (Optical Coherence Tomography Assessment of Gender Diversity in Primary Angiop

      Mechanisms of Atherothrombosis and Vascular Response to Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in Women Versus Men With Acute Myocardial Infarction : Results of the OCTAVIA (Optical Coherence Tomography Assessment of Gender Diversity in Primary Angiop
      Objectives This study sought to assess in vivo sex differences in the pathophysiology of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and vascular response to primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Background There is no consensus on whether differences in the pathophysiology of STEMI and response to primary PCI between women and men reflect biological factors as opposed to differences in age. Methods In this prospective, multicenter study, 140 age-matched men and women ...
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    15. Frequency doubling technology, optical coherence technology and pattern electroretinogram in ocular hypertension

      Frequency doubling technology, optical coherence technology and pattern electroretinogram in ocular hypertension
      Background To assess which of three methods, namely, optical coherence tomography (OCT), pattern electroretinogram (PERG) or frequency-doubling technology (FDT), is the most sensitive and specific for detecting early glaucomatous damage in ocular hypertension (OH). Methods Fifty-two patients with OH (24 men and 28 women, mean age of 56+/-9.6 years) with an intraocular pressure (IOP) 21 mmHg and fifty-two control patients (25 men and 27 women, mean age of ...
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  2. About University of Bologna

    University of Bologna

    University of Bologna (Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna, UNIBO) is one of the oldest continually operating degree-granting universities in the world, and the second largest university in Italy. It was probably the first university founded in the western world (conventionally AD 1088, but the true date is uncertain) and since 2000, its motto has been Alma mater studiorum (Latin for "fostering mother of studies"). The university of Bologna received a charter from Frederick I Barbarossa in 1158, but in the 19th century, a committee of historians led by Giosuè Carducci traced the birth of the University back to 1088, making it arguably the longest-lived university in the West. The University of Bologna is historically notable for its teaching of canon and civil law, and is presently one of the most important universities in Europe.

     

    The University counts about 100,000 students in its 23 faculties. It has branch centers in Reggio nell'Emilia, Imola, Ravenna, Forlì, Cesena and Rimini and a branch center abroad in Buenos Aires.