Reports Outline Inflammation Study Findings from Thomas Jefferson University (High-speed Optical Coherence Tomography As A Reliable Adjuvant Tool To Grade Ocular Anterior Chamber Inflammation)
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Health & Medicine Week -- Investigators publish new report on Inflammation. According to news reporting originating from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "To evaluate the high-speed anterior segment optical coherence tomography (AS-OCT) grading of the AS inflammation in patients with ocular inflammation. A retrospective consecutive case series study."
Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from Thomas Jefferson University, "Patients with clinically visible AS inflammation in at least one eye underwent AS-OCT (Visante; Zeiss Meditec) with three to eight line scans per eye, performed by a trained masked examiner. The images were reviewed for hyperreflective spots, noise, and artifact, and these were correlated to clinical examination. Seventy-eight eyes of 41 patients were imaged. Forty-seven eyes had anterior chamber cells on clinical examination, and 68 had hyperreflective spots visible on AS-OCT. There was a significant correlation (Spearman r = 0.7274) between clinical examination and Visante OCT images. Several patterns of inflammation and artifacts were apparent. The AS-OCT is a promising technique for grading anterior chamber cells."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "There was a significant correlation between clinical examination and Visante grading."
For more information on this research see: High-speed Optical Coherence Tomography As A Reliable Adjuvant Tool To Grade Ocular Anterior Chamber Inflammation. Retina-The Journal of Retinal and Vitreous Diseases, 2014;34(3):504-508. Retina-The Journal of Retinal and Vitreous Diseases can be contacted at: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 530 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3621, USA (see also Inflammation).
The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting A.O. Igbre, Thomas Jefferson University, Wills Eye Hosp, Retina Serv, MidAtlantic Retina, Philadelphia, PA 19107, United States. Additional authors for this research include M.C. Rico and S.J. Garg.
Keywords for this news article include: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Inflammation, United States, Imaging Technology, North and Central America, Optical Coherence Tomography
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