Marilena DeLuca

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Inferring resting-state connectivity patterns from functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) data is a challenging task for any analytical technique. In this paper, we review a probabilistic independent component analysis (PICA) approach, optimized for the analysis of fMRI data, and discuss the role which this exploratory technique can take in scientific(More)
In a unilateral prospective clinical trial, 77 cases were randomized to receive a 3M multifocal IOL or a conventional monofocal implant. Multifocal cases had better uncorrected near vision than monofocal cases at the two to four month visit. Thirty percent of the multifocal cases had near acuity J1, while only 4% of the monofocal cases had that acuity.(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the long-term stability of the refractive outcome after metal-blade radial keratotomy procedures. DESIGN A cohort of 146 patients who underwent 225 consecutive metal-blade radial keratotomy procedures that were performed under a uniform protocol between November 1979 and August 1981 was monitored prospectively, with 64% of the(More)
Inferring resting-state connectivity patterns from functional magnetic resonance imaging (FMRI) data is a challenging task for any analytical technique. In this paper we review a probabilistic independent component analysis (PICA) approach, optimised for the analysis of FMRI data (Beckmann and Smith, 2004), and discuss the role which this exploratory(More)
We determined creatine kinase (CK) curve areas in 112 patients with acute myocardial infarction. Two-hour sampling was performed for the first 24 hours or until peak CK was reached, and a gamma density function was used to calculate curve areas from all available samples. Attempts to predict CK curve area by means of the portion of the curve prior to peak(More)
With the development of posterior chamber lenses and continuous curvilinear capsulorhexis, and with the availability of viscoelastic agents, the use of intraocular lenses (IOLs) in children is becoming more popular. Since 1982, we have implanted posterior chamber IOLs (PC-IOLs) in the capsular bags of 61 cataractous eyes of 46 children and adolescents. The(More)
Deep tunnel scleral pocket incisions were developed to control surgically induced astigmatism following cataract and intraocular lens implantation surgery. A more superficial, shallow scleral pocket incision was developed to reduce the rate of postoperative hyphema. To test its effectiveness, a randomized prospective clinical study was performed. One(More)
A single center, single surgeon, randomized, prospective clinical trial was performed comparing the effectiveness of small (3.5 mm to 4.0 mm) incision intraocular lens surgery and a larger (6.0 mm) incision in improving uncorrected visual acuity and reducing post-operative inflammation and surgically induced astigmatism. One hundred twelve eligible(More)
PURPOSE To assess the short-term safety and efficacy of the implantable contact lens (ICL) to treat moderate to high myopia. SETTING Phase 1 U.S. Food and Drug Administration clinical study of the ICL conducted at four sites in the United States. METHODS Ten patients with myopia of 7.00 diopters (D) or greater had implantation of a Staar Surgical ICL(More)
PURPOSE A Phase I U.S. FDA clinical study of a plate haptic posterior chamber phakic intraocular lens (STAAR Surgical Implantable Contact Lens) for treatment of hyperopia was conducted at 4 sites in the United States. The purpose of this report is to assess the short-term safety and efficacy. METHODS Ten patients with hyperopia between +2.50 and +10.875 D(More)