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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803178/treatment-of-unstable-thoracolumbar-fractures-does-fracture-level-fixation-accelerate-the-bone-healing
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Zühtü Özbek, Emre Özkara, Hasan Önner, Gültekin Baş, İpek Canan Erman, Hülya Özen, Emre Entok, Ali Arslantaş
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to investigate the effect of fusion on short segment including fractured level (SSIFL) and long segment (LS) transpedicular fixation after acute thoracolumbar junction (TLJ) burst fractures. The two-year clinical and radiological follow-up results of the two groups were also compared. METHODS: Seventy-four patients were randomized into one of two groups: SSIFL (n: 39) or LS (n: 35). The SSIFL group included one level above and one level below, including the fracture level, while the LS group included two levels above and two levels below, excluding the fracture level, for the transpedicular fixation...
August 9, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765993/effects-of-acute-peripheral-central-visual-field-loss-on-standing-balance
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Caitlin O'Connell, Arash Mahboobin, Scott Drexler, Mark S Redfern, Subashan Perera, Amy C Nau, Rakié Cham
Vision impairments such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and glaucoma are among the top risk factors for geriatric falls and falls-related injuries. AMD and glaucoma lead to loss of the central and peripheral visual fields, respectively. This study utilized a custom contact lens model to occlude the peripheral or central visual fields in healthy adults, offering a novel within-subject approach to improve our understanding of the etiology of balance impairments that may lead to an increased fall risk in patients with visual field loss...
August 1, 2017: Experimental Brain Research. Experimentelle Hirnforschung. Expérimentation Cérébrale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756498/post-transplant-erythrocytosis-related-maculopathy-successful-management-of-hyperviscosity-with-phlebotomy
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Sumeet Khanduja, Brijesh Takkar, Neha Khanduja, Pradeep Venkatesh
PURPOSE: To report clinical features in a case of hyperviscosity retinopathy following post-renal transplant erythrocytosis (PTE) and its outcome after phlebotomy. METHODS: Fundus fluorescein angiography and optical coherence tomography (OCT) were carried out for a 29-year-old renal allograft recipient who presented with acute unilateral visual loss. RESULT: There was mild retinal vascular dilation in both eyes with retinal hemorrhages and retinal opaqueness in left eye...
July 29, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752697/clinical-features-of-pregnancy-associated-retinal-and-choroidal-diseases-causing-acute-visual-disturbance
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Young Joo Park, Kyu Hyung Park, Se Joon Woo
PURPOSE: To report clinical features of patients with retinal and choroidal diseases presenting with acute visual disturbance during pregnancy. METHODS: In this retrospective case series, patients who developed acute visual loss during pregnancy (including puerperium) and visited a tertiary hospital from July 2007 to June 2015, were recruited by searching electronic medical records. Patients were categorized according to the cause of visual loss. Clinical features and required diagnostic modalities were analyzed in the retinal and choroidal disease group...
August 2017: Korean Journal of Ophthalmology: KJO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748851/insights-into-initial-demyelinating-episodes-of-central-nervous-system-during-puerperium
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Qian Wu, Bo Chen, Na Liu, Yang Hu, Chao Pan, Ping Zhang, Zhou-Ping Tang, Bi-Tao Bu
BACKGROUND: Inflammatory demyelinating disease of central nervous system (CNS) is an inflammatory disease characterized by a high childbearing female predominance. Labor-related alterations for postpartum demyelinating attacks are not entirely clear. This study aimed to summarize clinical features of female patients of reproductive age with initial CNS inflammatory demyelinating attacks during puerperium. METHODS: Fourteen female patients with initial demyelinating events during puerperium between January 2013 and December 2016 were retrospectively studied...
August 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735013/simultaneous-intrinsic-signal-imaging-of-auditory-and-visual-cortex-reveals-profound-effects-of-acute-hearing-loss-on-visual-processing
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Manuel Teichert, Jürgen Bolz
It has been suggested that primary sensory cortices do not work in isolation but receive subthreshold inputs originating from other senses. However, repercussions of an acute loss of one sense on multimodal sensory processing remain elusive. Here we investigated the early effects of acute hearing loss on visual processing in adult mice. For this, we developed a method to simultaneously map the primary auditory (A1) and visual cortex (V1) using periodic intrinsic optical imaging. We found that reducing sound evoked A1 responsiveness due to the induction of conductive hearing loss (CHL) led to a concomitant increase of visually driven V1 activity...
July 19, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729193/the-pattern-of-retinal-ganglion-cell-dysfunction-in-leber-hereditary-optic-neuropathy
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A Majander, A G Robson, C João, G E Holder, P F Chinnery, A T Moore, M Votruba, A Stockman, P Yu-Wai-Man
Leber inherited optic neuropathy (LHON) is characterized by subacute bilateral loss of central vision due to dysfunction and loss of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs). Comprehensive visual electrophysiological investigations (including pattern reversal visual evoked potentials, pattern electroretinography and the photopic negative response) performed on 13 patients with acute and chronic LHON indicate early impairment of RGC cell body function and severe axonal dysfunction. Temporal, spatial and chromatic psychophysical tests performed on 7 patients with acute LHON and 4 patients with chronic LHON suggest severe involvement or loss of the midget, parasol and bistratified RGCs associated with all three principal visual pathways...
July 17, 2017: Mitochondrion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725290/the-discovery-of-the-flammer-syndrome-a-historical-and-personal-perspective
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Josef Flammer, Katarzyna Konieczka
This review describes the clinical and basic research that led to the description of Flammer syndrome. It is narrated from a personal perspective. This research was initiated by the observation of an increased long-term fluctuation of visual fields in a subgroup of glaucoma patients. As these patients had strikingly cold hands, peripheral blood flow was tested with a capillary microscopy, and vasospastic syndrome (VS) was diagnosed. Further studies on these patients revealed frequently weakened autoregulation of ocular blood flow and increased flow resistivity in retroocular vessels...
June 2017: EPMA Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724824/late-onset-descemet-s-membrane-detachment-20-years-after-penetrating-keratoplasty
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Sharon D'Souza, Narpat Solanki, K R Sushma, Priyank Solanki
This paper reports a case of spontaneous Descemet's Membrane (DM ) detachment 20-years after penetrating keratoplasty (PK). The patient presented with acute onset blurred vision in the right eye associated with mild ocular discomfort. There was no prior history of trauma. The patient had undergone PK in the right eye 20 years back. Detailed ophthalmic examination showed best corrected visual acuity of hand movements close to face in the right eye and 20/80 in the left eye. The right eye showed diffuse graft edema but no congestion, epithelial defect, or loss of continuity of graft-host junction to suggest a traumatic etiology...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712034/recurrence-of-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-manifesting-as-serous-retinal-detachments-and-optic-disc-swelling
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Ozge Yabas Kiziloglu, Mert Mestanoglu, Ozgun Melike Totuk Gedar, Cafer Adiguzel, Okan Toygar
PURPOSE: The aim of this case report is to describe a patient with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) who developed bilateral serous retinal detachments and unilateral optic disc swelling. METHODS: A 23-year-old woman with ALL presented to the ophthalmology clinic with bilateral subacute visual loss. RESULTS: Ophthalmologic examination revealed bilateral serous retinal detachments and unilateral optic disc swelling. Magnetic resonance imaging for differential diagnosis was inconclusive; however, cerebrospinal fluid sampling demonstrated leukemic involvement of the central nervous system...
July 15, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704891/mastoid-vibration-reduces-ipsilesional-shift-of-subjective-visual-horizontal-in-patients-with-acute-stage-of-unilateral-vestibulopathy
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Kun Woo Kim, Min Young Lee, Jae Yun Jung
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: To investigate effect of the vibration on subjective visual horizontal (SVH) in patients with acute stage of unilateral vestibulopathy. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Twenty-five unilateral vestibulopathy patients which analyzed into 42 cases at different time points and suffered from spinning vertigo for more than 24 hours without hearing loss and neurologic abnormality were enrolled. Thirteen subjects with spontaneous nystagmus (>3 degree/sec; averaged symptom onset <1 week) at the time of SVH measurement were classified into the acute unilateral vestibulopathy group (aVU)...
July 2017: Journal of Audiology & Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703795/edaravone-suppresses-retinal-ganglion-cell-death-in-a-mouse-model-of-normal-tension-glaucoma
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Kei Akaiwa, Kazuhiko Namekata, Yuriko Azuchi, Xiaoli Guo, Atsuko Kimura, Chikako Harada, Yoshinori Mitamura, Takayuki Harada
Glaucoma, one of the leading causes of irreversible blindness, is characterized by progressive degeneration of optic nerves and retinal ganglion cells (RGCs). In the mammalian retina, excitatory amino-acid carrier 1 (EAAC1) is expressed in neural cells, including RGCs. Loss of EAAC1 leads to RGC degeneration without elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) and exhibits glaucomatous pathology including glutamate neurotoxicity and oxidative stress. In the present study, we found that edaravone, a free radical scavenger that is used for treatment of acute brain infarction and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), reduces oxidative stress and prevents RGC death and thinning of the inner retinal layer in EAAC1-deficient (KO) mice...
July 13, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698382/phosphatidylserine-dictates-the-assembly-and-dynamics-of-caveolae-in-the-plasma-membrane
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Takashi Hirama, Raibatak Das, Yanbo Yang, Charles Ferguson, Amy Won, Christopher M Yip, Jason G Kay, Sergio Grinstein, Robert G Parton, Gregory D Fairn
Caveolae are bulb-shaped nanodomains of the plasma membrane that are enriched in cholesterol and sphingolipids. They have many physiological functions, including endocytic transport, mechanosensing, and regulation of membrane and lipid transport. Caveola formation relies on integral membrane proteins termed caveolins (CAVs) and the cavin family of peripheral proteins. Both protein families bind anionic phospholipids, but the precise roles of these lipids are unknown. Here, we studied the effects of phosphatidylserine (PtdSer), phosphatidylinositol 4-phosphate (PtdIns4P), and phosphatidylinositol 4,5-bisphosphate (PtdIns4,5P2) on caveolar formation and dynamics...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689637/measurement-of-flow-of-thought-in-68-patients-monitored-in-post-emergency-outpatient-consultations-role-of-ideational-turmoil-in-the-anxiety-depressive-symptomatology
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J Vandevoorde, A Sanchez Valero, E Baudoin, S Kamar, B Chabert, T Baudoin
INTRODUCTION: Rumination, cognitive control deficits, cognitive saturation, and loss of inhibition are the major hypotheses used to explain depressive disorders. A few studies have nevertheless looked at the form of thought. In this study, we will test a double measurement of the number of thoughts and a double measurement of the flow of thought together with their correlation with well-being, mental pain, and depression. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Between May and September 2015, 68 subjects, initially admitted as emergencies for acute anxiety depressive disorders and/or suicide attempts and subsequently monitored as post-emergency outpatients in medico-psychological consultations agreed to complete a set of Visual Analogue Scales measuring their well-being, their mental pain, their estimated number of thoughts and the how agitated these thoughts are estimated to be...
July 6, 2017: L'Encéphale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685801/can-cs-gas-induce-myocardial-infarction
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Lilia Zakhama, Wassim Ben Ameur, Saoussen Antit, Iskander Slama, Alaa Eddine Jallad, Sara Chenik, Mourad Masmoudi, Besma Herbegue, Elhem Boussabah, Moez Thameur, Soraya Ben Youssef
"2-chlorobenzylidene malononitrile" also named CS gas is the most used riot-control agent in the world. Its reputation as the least toxic tear gas explains its large use by different authorities. Early exposure to CS spray commonly induces visual irritation, skin reactions, with increased mucous secretion in order to temporarily incapacitate targeted people. However, there is a large agreement that safety data of this product is limited and further studies need to be performed since serious problems could occur after heavy exposure such as loss of consciousness, laryngospasm, pulmonary edema and hemorrhage...
October 2016: La Tunisie Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682904/sudden-bilateral-vision-loss-as-the-sole-manifestation-of-posterior-reversible-encephalopathy-syndrome-from-acute-uremia-clinical-case-report
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Hye-Young Shin, So Hee Kim, Mee Yon Lee, Sun Ae Yoon, Su Young Kim, Young Chun Lee
RATIONALE: Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is a cliniconeuroradiological entity associated with vasogenic edema. Symptoms may include headache, seizures, altered mental status, and visual impairment. Patients with PRES generally present with neurological deficits. PATIENT CONCERNS: Here, we report an unusual case of a 42-year-old man who presented with sudden bilateral vision loss without any other neurologic symptoms. DIAGNOSES: He was diagnosed with PRES secondary to acute uremia...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678218/idiopathic-intracranial-hypertension-in-males
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Hissah K Al Abdulsalam, Abdulrazag M Ajlan
Idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) is a neurological condition characterized by increased intracranial pressure without an underlying intracranial pathology. This condition is rarely encountered in men and it predominantly affects obese women of childbearing age. We present an interesting case of IIH in a male patient who presented with acute severe vision loss over 2 weeks and was successfully treated via surgery. Although IIH is less common in men than in women, men are more likely to develop vision loss, which is usually severe and less likely to respond to medical treatment...
July 2017: Neurosciences: the Official Journal of the Pan Arab Union of Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670981/keep-an-eye-out-a-rare-case-of-acute-onset-charles-bonnet-syndrome-after-stanford-type-a-aortic-dissection-repair-surgery
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Fabian Cook, Scott Dougherty, Robert Moreton, Maziar Khorsandi
Charles Bonnet Syndrome describes the triad of complex visual hallucinations secondary to ophthalmic pathology in psychologically normal people. We present a rare case of acute-onset Charles Bonnet Syndrome following cardiac surgery that resulted in profound loss of visual acuity in both eyes with characteristic visual hallucinations that were initially mistaken for delirium. Computed tomography of the brain revealed bilateral occipital infarcts, providing the substrate for Charles Bonnet Syndrome. A high index of suspicion should be maintained in cognitively intact patients with visual loss who are also experiencing visual hallucinations to ensure prompt diagnosis and management of this often overlooked condition...
May 2017: Scottish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667356/low-dose-radiation-accelerates-aging-of-the-t-cell-receptor-repertoire-in-cba-ca-mice
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Serge M Candéias, Justyna Mika, Paul Finnon, Tom Verbiest, Rosemary Finnon, Natalie Brown, Simon Bouffler, Joanna Polanska, Christophe Badie
While the biological effects of high-dose-ionizing radiation on human health are well characterized, the consequences of low-dose radiation exposure remain poorly defined, even though they are of major importance for radiological protection. Lymphocytes are very radiosensitive, and radiation-induced health effects may result from immune cell loss and/or immune system impairment. To decipher the mechanisms of effects of low doses, we analyzed the modulation of the T-cell receptor gene repertoire in mice exposed to a single low (0...
June 30, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647203/gene-therapy-for-leber-hereditary-optic-neuropathy-low-and-medium-dose-visual-results
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John Guy, William J Feuer, Janet L Davis, Vittorio Porciatti, Phillip J Gonzalez, Rajeshwari D Koilkonda, Huijun Yuan, William W Hauswirth, Byron L Lam
PURPOSE: To determine the effects of AAV2(Y444,500,730F)-P1ND4v2 in patients with Leber hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON). DESIGN: Prospective open-label, unilateral single-dose, intravitreal injection of AAV2(Y444,500,730F)-P1ND4v2 per participant. PARTICIPANTS: Fourteen patients with visual loss and mutated G11778A mitochondrial DNA. METHODS: Intravitreal injection with the gene therapy vector AAV2(Y444,500,730F)-P1ND4v2 into 1 eye...
June 21, 2017: Ophthalmology
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