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    2. Optical coherence tomography in coronary atherosclerosis assessment and intervention

      Optical coherence tomography in coronary atherosclerosis assessment and intervention
      Since optical coherence tomography (OCT) was first performed in humans two decades ago, this imaging modality has been widely adopted in research on coronary atherosclerosis and adopted clinically for the optimization of percutaneous coronary intervention. In the past 10 years, substantial advances have been made in the understanding of in vivo vascular biology using OCT. Identification by OCT of culprit plaque pathology could potentially lead to a major shift in ...
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    3. Evaluation of the choriocapillaris after photodynamic therapy for chronic central serous chorioretinopathy. A review of optical coherence tomography angiography (OCT-A) studies

      Evaluation of the choriocapillaris after photodynamic therapy for chronic central serous chorioretinopathy. A review of optical coherence tomography angiography (OCT-A) studies
      Purpose: Emerging evidence suggests that choroidal microcirculation and microstructural changes after verteporfin photodynamic therapy (vPDT) for chronic central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC) can be shown in detail using OCT-Angiography (OCT-A). The use of OCT-A for the examination of choriocapillaris (CC) has attracted significant attention as the technique offers potential explanations for the effects of vPDT on choroidal tissue. Methods: A meticulous literature search was performed in the PubMed database without restriction ...
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    4. Does the ISNT rule apply to the radial peripapillary capillary vessel density in OCT angiography?

      Does the ISNT rule apply to the radial peripapillary capillary vessel density in OCT angiography?
      Purpose: To investigate the applicability of ISNT (inferior superior nasal temporal), IST (inferior superior temporal), and T min (temporal quadrant with the minimum value) rules to the peripapillary nerve fiber layer (NFL) thickness and radial peripapillary capillary (RPC) vessel density (VD) using Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) and OCT angiography (OCT-A). Materials and methods: This cross-sectional study included 134 eyes of 74 healthy individuals. NFL thickness and RPC VD were measured ...
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    5. Sensitivity of spectral domain optical coherence tomography in the diagnosis of posterior vitreous detachment in vitreomacular interface disorders: A prospective cohort study

      Sensitivity of spectral domain optical coherence tomography in the diagnosis of posterior vitreous detachment in vitreomacular interface disorders: A prospective cohort study
      Purpose: To evaluate the sensitivity of Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomography (SD-OCT) regarding the diagnosis of posterior vitreous detachment (PVD) in vitreomacular interface disorders (VID). Methods: A total of 48 eyes of 48 patients were included in this prospective cohort study. PVD in eyes with VID was investigated. We determined the status of posterior vitreous cortex using slit lamp (SL) biomicroscopy and SD-OCT preoperatively, during vitrectomy and on the intraoperative ...
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    6. Association of OCT-A characteristics with postoperative visual acuity after rhegmatogenous retinal detachment surgery: a review of the literature

      Association of OCT-A characteristics with postoperative visual acuity after rhegmatogenous retinal detachment surgery: a review of the literature
      Purpose: Emerging evidence has suggested that macular microcirculation and microstructural changes after rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD) successful reattachment surgery are currently evaluated in detail by OCT-Angiography (OCT-A). New imaging technology has revealed the existence of microscopic macular changes, even in cases that retinal morphology appears to be normal in fundus biomicroscopy. The use of OCT-A for the examination of foveal characteristics has attracted significant attention in recent years as the ...
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    7. Optical Coherence Tomography Facilitating Early Withdrawal of Antiplatelet Agents in a High–Bleeding Risk Patient

      Optical Coherence Tomography Facilitating Early Withdrawal of Antiplatelet Agents in a High–Bleeding Risk Patient
      Optical coherence tomography (OCT) can guide percutaneous coronary interventions to optimize results, thus minimizing the risk of stent thrombosis. We present the case of a cancer patient, paroxysmal atrial fibrillation, and unstable angina who underwent OCTguided complex percutaneous coronary intervention and who required early discontinuation of antiplatelet therapy because of major bleeding.
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    8. Utility of Multimodality Intravascular Imaging and the Local Hemodynamic Forces to Predict Atherosclerotic Disease Progression

      Utility of Multimodality Intravascular Imaging and the Local Hemodynamic Forces to Predict Atherosclerotic Disease Progression
      Objectives This study sought to examine the utility of multimodality intravascular imaging and of the endothelial shear stress (ESS) distribution to predict atherosclerotic evolution. Background There is robust evidence that intravascular ultrasound (IVUS)-derived plaque characteristics and ESS distribution can predict, with however limited accuracy, atherosclerotic evolution; nevertheless, it is yet unclear whether multimodality imaging and ESS mapping enable more accurate prediction of coronary plaque progression. Methods A total of ...
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    9. A Case Series of Bowen’s Disease Treated with the Combination of Cryosurgery and Ingenol Mebutate and Followed Up with Optical Coherence Tomography

      A Case Series of Bowen’s Disease Treated with the Combination of Cryosurgery and Ingenol Mebutate and Followed Up with Optical Coherence Tomography
      Bowens disease (BD) is a relatively rare in situ squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) with a limited potential of becoming invasive. Ingenol mebutate (IM) was relatively successful for the treatment of BD lesions in small case series. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a promising method for the diagnosis of cutaneous keratinocytic carcinomas, including BD. Herein we report the treatment of BD with the combination of cryosurgery and IM and the application ...
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    10. The effect of fish consumption on macula structure and function of healthy individuals: an OCT and mfERG study

      The effect of fish consumption on macula structure and function of healthy individuals: an OCT and mfERG study
      OBJECTIVE: The study was designed to investigate the potential effect of fish consumption on macular structure and function of healthy individuals. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The participants were Greek, who used to consume less than one portion of fish per week since their childhood. All participants underwent body mass index (BMI) measurements and ophthalmological examination. At their first examination, they were asked to consume at least 2 portions of fish per ...
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    11. Basic interpretation of intracoronary ultrasound and optical coherence tomography images: examples

      Basic interpretation of intracoronary ultrasound and optical coherence tomography images: examples
      Latest advancements in intracoronary imaging have enabled the insertion of miniaturized catheters with imaging probes in coronary arteries in order to provide detailed imaging information in a cross-sectional image format after an automated pullback. Cross-sectional images can then be also used for longitudinal reconstructions for the vessel segment imaged. There are two main broadly available intracoronary imaging modalities, namely intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) and optical coherence tomography (OCT), which provide information ...
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    12. Assessment of hydroxychloroquine maculopathy after cessation of treatment: an optical coherence tomography and multifocal electroretinography study

      Assessment of hydroxychloroquine maculopathy after cessation of treatment: an optical coherence tomography and multifocal electroretinography study
      Objective: This study was conducted to evaluate the macular status of patients treated with hydroxychloroquine before and after cessation of treatment. Methods: Forty-two patients with systemic lupus erythematosus underwent ocular examination based on visual acuity evaluation, optical coherence tomography retinal thickness measurements, and multifocal electroretinography (mfERG) records at first visit. The tests were repeated 6 months after treatment withdrawal and compared to the findings at their first visit. Results: Mean ...
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    13. Endothelial Shear Stress and Coronary Plaque Characteristics in Humans: A Combined Frequency-Domain Optical Coherence Tomography and Computational Fluid Dynamics Study

      Endothelial Shear Stress and Coronary Plaque Characteristics in Humans: A Combined Frequency-Domain Optical Coherence Tomography and Computational Fluid Dynamics Study
      ...ine, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy 7. ^7Department of Cardiology, Medical School, University of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece 1. ↵* Cardiology Division, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit...
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    14. Currently available methodologies for the processing of intravascular ultrasound and optical coherence tomography images

      Currently available methodologies for the processing of intravascular ultrasound and optical coherence tomography images
      Optical coherence tomography and intravascular ultrasound are the most widely used methodologies in clinical practice as they provide high resolution cross-sectional images that allow comprehensive visualization of the lumen and plaque morphology. Several methods have been developed in recent years to process the output of these imaging modalities, which allow fast, reliable and reproducible detection of the luminal borders and characterization of plaque composition. These methods have proven useful in ...
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    15. Feature Of The Week 3/2/14: Erasmus MC Investigates Fusion of OCT and Coronary Angiography for Accurate Assessment of the Local Blood Flow Patterns

      Feature Of The Week 3/2/14: Erasmus MC Investigates Fusion of OCT and Coronary Angiography for Accurate Assessment of the Local Blood Flow Patterns
      Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS)-based reconstructions have been traditionally used to examine the effect of endothelial shear stress (ESS) on neointimal formation. The aim of this analysis is to compare the association between ESS and neointimal thickness (NT) in models obtained by the fusion of optical coherence tomography (OCT) and coronary angiography and in the reconstructions derived by the integration of IVUS and coronary angiography. We analyzed data from six patients ...
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    16. Effect of the Endothelial Shear Stress Patterns on Neointimal Proliferation Following Drug-Eluting Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold Implantation : An Optical Coherence Tomography Study

      Effect of the Endothelial Shear Stress Patterns on Neointimal Proliferation Following Drug-Eluting Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold Implantation : An Optical Coherence Tomography Study
      Objectives The goal of this study was to investigate the effect of endothelial shear stress (ESS) on neointimal formation following an Absorb bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BVS) (Abbott Vascular, Santa Clara, California) implantation. Background Cumulative evidence, derived from intravascular ultrasoundbased studies, has demonstrated a strong association between local ESS patterns and neointimal formation in bare-metal stents, whereas in drug-eluting stents, there are contradictory data about the effect of ESS on the ...
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  2. About University of Ioannina

    University of Ioannina

    University of Ioannina is a university lying in the plains 5 km southwest of Ioannina, Greece. The campus is linked to the town by Greek National Road 5. It now hosts over 20,000 students in 17 faculties (2006). The university was founded in 1964, as a department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and became a university at 1970. There is a medical school that performs research and provides doctors to the local University Hospital.