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Flow-mediated vasodilation (FMD) of systemic arteries, a non-invasive parameter of endothelial function, is correlated with cardiovascular risk factors. The relationship between FMD and morphologically and clinically evident coronary artery disease has not been described. This study was performed to test the hypothesis that an impairment of FMD in the(More)
Background Spontaneous anterior chamber bleeding is a rare event. We present three photodocumented cases treated in our clinic. History and Findings Three patients sought medical assistance in our clinic because of bleeding inside the eye and/or visual impairment. None of them had a history of trauma or intraocular surgery. Treatment and Outcome Two(More)
We report a case of aortocaval fistula demonstrated with gadolinium-enhanced magnetic resonance (MR) angiography. Specific radiographic features of this rare complication, such as early and intense enhancement of the inferior vena cava, are underlined with MR imaging. The exact location of the fistula can also be assessed with this noninvasive imaging(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate the reproducibility of the posterior pole asymmetry analysis (PPAA) in glaucomatous eyes and healthy controls in comparison to retinal nerve fiber layer measurements (RNFL) with spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT). PATIENTS AND METHODS Prospectively, in a single session by one operator,(More)
BACKGROUND Due to the predicted age shift of the population an increase in the number of patients with late AMD is expected. At present smoking represents the only modifiable risk factor. Supplementation of antioxidants in patients at risk is the sole effective pharmacological prevention. The aim of this study is to estimate the future epidemiological(More)
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