005). There were no statistically significant differences in BSCVA between the 3 groups.
CONCLUSIONS: Spherical and coma aberrations were similar in eyes with an aspheric IOL and younger phakic eyes, although HOAs were higher in pseudophakic eyes. There were no differences between pseudophakic eyes and older phakic eyes in coma and HOA, although pseudophakic eyes had lower spherical aberration.”
“The coercivity mechanism of nanocomposite Sm-Co/Fe multilayer films was investigated. It was concluded that the magnetization reversal mechanism of Sm-Co/Fe multilayer films is dominated
mainly by domain wall pinning instead of nucleation. The addition of Cu layer Selleckchem CP 456773 between the hard and soft layers causes the change in grain boundary as well as the large variation in anisotropy in the hard layer after annealing, which leads to a strong increase in domain wall pinning, and therefore a significant improvement of the coercivity. This study indicates EPZ5676 manufacturer the potentials of this method to control and improve the magnetic property of nanocomposite multilayer films.”
“Background: Rapid deterioration of consciousness is a critical situation for patients with fulminant hepatic failure (FHF).
Bispectral (BIS) index was derived from electroencephalography parameters, primarily to monitor the depth of unconsciousness.
Aim: To assess the usability of peritransplant BIS monitoring in patients with FHF.
Methods: A prospective study using peritransplant BIS C59 supplier monitoring was performed in 26 patients with FHF undergoing urgent liver transplantation (LT).
Results: Pre-transplant Child-Pugh score was 12.2 +/- 1.0; model for end-stage liver disease score was 32.4 +/- 4.4; Glasgow coma score (GCS) was 9.9 +/- 1.3; and BIS index was 44.0 +/- 6.7. Pre-transplant sedation significantly decreased BIS index. After LT, all patients
having endotracheal intubation recovered consciousness within one to three d and showed progressive increase in BIS index, which appeared slightly earlier and was more evident than the increase in derived GCS score. There was a significant correlation between BIS index and derived GCS scores (r(2) = 0.648). Timing of eye opening to voice was matched with BIS index of 66.3 +/- 10.4 and occurred 12.7 +/- 8.3 h after passing BIS index of 50.
Conclusion: These results suggest that BIS monitoring is a non-invasive, simple, easy-to-interpret method, which is useful in assessing peritransplant state of consciousness. BIS monitoring may therefore be a useful tool during peritransplant intensive care for patients with FHF showing hepatic encephalopathy.