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PURPOSE To assess the relationship between visual function and macular ganglion cell complex (GCC) thickness measured by Fourier-domain optical coherence tomography (OCT) and to evaluate the diagnostic value of GCC thickness for detecting early, moderate, and severe glaucoma. METHODS Participants underwent reliable standard automated perimetry testing and(More)
The enzymes and genes responsible for the catabolism of higher alkylphenols have not been characterized in aerobic bacteria. Pseudomonas sp. strain KL28 can utilize a wide range of alkylphenols, which include the 4-n-alkylphenols (C(1)-C(5)). The genes, designated as lap (for long-chain alkylphenols), encoding enzymes for the catabolic pathway were cloned(More)
AIM To compare the diagnostic ability to detect glaucomatous changes between peripapillary retinal nerve fibre layer (RNFL) thickness and the macular ganglion cell complex (GCC) in highly myopic patients using Fourier domain optical coherence tomography. METHODS Participants, consecutively enrolled from January 2009 to June 2009, were imaged with(More)
BACKGROUND Investigating atherosclerosis of the coronary artery in ischemic stroke patients is clinically important because comorbidity is relatively common in such patients. We studied the relationship of atherosclerosis of the coronary artery to atherosclerosis of the intracranial cerebral artery and extracranial carotid artery. Further investigation was(More)
Visual assessment of structural MRI is, by definition, normal in patients with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (JME), a major subsyndrome of idiopathic generalized epilepsy (IGE). However, recent quantitative MRI studies have shown structural abnormalities in cortical and thalamic grey matter (GM) in JME. Voxel-based morphometry (VBM) is a fully automated,(More)
Lesions involving the splenium of the corpus callosum (SCC) have been rarely reported in cases of hypoglycemic brain injury. We identified signal abnormalities in the SCC in three adult patients with hypoglycemic encephalopathy by using diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) on a 1.5-T MR scanner. Repeat DWI was performed in all patients following a marked(More)
OBJECTIVE Aberrant thalamocortical network has been hypothesized to play a crucial role in the fundamental pathogenesis underlying idiopathic generalized epilepsy (IGE). We aimed to investigate alterations of thalamocortical functional network in patients with IGE using thalamic seed-based functional connectivity (FC) analysis, and their relationships with(More)
PURPOSE Previous neuroimaging studies provide growing evidence that patients with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (JME) have both structural and functional abnormalities of the thalamus and frontal lobe gray matter. However, limited data are available regarding the issue of white matter (WM) involvement, making the microstructural WM changes in JME largely(More)
PURPOSE To compare perimacular ganglion cell complex (GCC) parameters between patients with normal tension glaucoma (NTG) and primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG). METHODS Participants, consecutively enrolled from January 2009 to June 2009, underwent optical coherence tomographic imaging with RTVue-100 (Optovue Inc, Fremont, CA). Optic nerve head (ONH)(More)
PURPOSE To assess and compare the influence of cataract on measurements of retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickness by time domain (TD) optical coherence tomography (OCT) and spectral domain (SD) OCT. METHODS Patients who underwent uncomplicated cataract surgery were consecutively enrolled in this study. The peripapillary RNFL thickness was measured(More)