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Victor J Drew, Ching-Li Tseng, Jerard Seghatchian, Thierry Burnouf
Dry eye syndrome (DES) is a multifactorial, frequent, pathology characterized by deficient tear production or increased evaporation of tears and associated with ocular surface alteration and inflammation. It mostly affects, but not exclusively, older individuals and leads to varying degrees of discomfort and decreased quality of life. Although the typical treatments of DES rely on using artificial tears, polyunsaturated fatty acids, integrin antagonists, anti-inflammatory agents, or on performing punctal occlusion, recently, standardized blood-derived serum eye drops (SED) are generating much interest as a new physiological treatment option...
2018: Frontiers in Medicine
Lionel Sebbag, Emily M McDowell, Patrick M Hepner, Jonathan P Mochel
BACKGROUND: Quantification of lacrimal total protein content (TPC) is an important tool for clinical scientists to understand disease pathogenesis, identify potential biomarkers and assess response to therapy, among other applications. However, TPC is not only affected by disease state but also by the method used for tear collection. Thus, the purpose of this study is to determine the impact on TPC of two methods of tear collection in dogs and cats: Schirmer strips and polyvinyl acetal (PVA) sponges...
March 1, 2018: BMC Veterinary Research
Mikel Azkargorta, Iraide Escobes, Ibon Iloro, Felix Elortza
Peptidomics is an emerging field focused in the analysis of endogenous peptides. Naturally occurring peptides are often endogenously produced protein fragments. Cleavage of precursor proteins by proteases generates peptides that may gain specialized functions not ascribed to their precursors, and which could reflect the state of a cell under certain physiological conditions or pathological processes.Since peptides are found in complex matrices (e.g., serum, tear, urine, cerebrospinal fluid), they need to be isolated from the matrix and concentrated before they can be analyzed on mass spectrometry...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
Tayyeba K Ali, Allister Gibbons, Cristián Cartes, Siamak Zarei-Ghanavati, Mohamed Gomaa, Ingrid Gonzalez, Astrid E Gonzalez, Hilal E Ozturk, Carolina Betancurt, Victor L Perez
PURPOSE: To describe the safety and efficacy of autologous serum tears (AST) in managing ocular surface disease resistant to conventional therapy in patients with systemic autoimmune disease(s). DESIGN: Retrospective, interventional case series. METHODS: Records of patients from 2009 to 2015 with systemic autoimmune disease treated with AST (20-50%) for chronic surface disease were analyzed. Standardized measures of subjective dry eye symptoms, objective dry eye staining of the cornea, and slit lamp findings including punctate epithelial erosion (PEE), filamentary keratopathy (FK) and corneal epithelial defects (KED) were compared during first and last visit...
February 19, 2018: American Journal of Ophthalmology
Xu Wang, Fang Li, Ziqi Cai, Kaifan Liu, Jing Li, Boyang Zhang, Jianbo He
In this work, a multilayer-modified paper-based colorimetric sensing platform with improved color uniformity and intensity was developed for the sensitive and selective determination of uric acid and glucose with smartphone as signal readout. In detail, chitosan, different kinds of chromogenic reagents, and horseradish peroxidase (HRP) combined with a specific oxidase, e.g., uricase or glucose oxidase (GOD), were immoblized onto the paper substrate to form a multilayer-modified test paper. Hydrogen peroxide produced by the oxidases (uricase or GOD) reacts with the substrates (uric acid or glucose), and could oxidize the co-immoblized chromogenic reagents to form colored products with HRP as catalyst...
February 17, 2018: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
Frans Eberth Costa Andrade, Joyce Luciana Covre, Lisandra Ramos, Rossen Mihaylov Hazarbassanov, Myrna Serapião Dos Santos, Mauro Campos, José Álvaro Pereira Gomes, Cristiane Damas Gil
AIMS: To evaluate the expression of β-galactoside-binding proteins galectin (Gal)-1 and Gal-3 in patients with keratoconus (KC) and postcorneal collagen cross-linking (CXL) treatment in vitro. METHODS: Tear fluid, cornea samples and conjunctival impression cytology specimens from control and KC patients were used to evaluate Gal-1 and Gal-3 expressions. Primary keratocytes were isolated by collagenase digestion from surgically removed corneas of five normal or KC human corneal buttons and cultured in Dulbecco's modified eagle medium/Ham's F12 medium supplemented with 2% fetal bovine serum...
February 8, 2018: British Journal of Ophthalmology
Sigrid Schüller-Ravoo, Bernke Papenburg, Dimitrios Stamatialis, Jan Feijen, Dirk Grijpma
Photo-crosslinkable poly(trimethylene carbonate) (PTMC) macromers were used to fabricate microstructured surfaces. Microstructured PTMC surfaces were obtained by hot embossing the macromer against structured silicon masters, subsequent photo-crosslinking then results in network formation. The microstructures of the master could be precisely replicated, shrinkage being limited. Microstructured PTMC was investigated for use in two different applications: as stamping material to transfer a model protein to another surface and as structured substrate for cell culture...
February 13, 2018: Chemphyschem: a European Journal of Chemical Physics and Physical Chemistry
K Bell, S Funke, F H Grus
In addition to the clinically most relevant risk factor for glaucoma, i.e., elevated intraocular pressure (IOP), there are other factors with high relevance for the disease. Changes in the autoimmune component of the immune system are of particular importance. Clinical studies have demonstrated alterations in different autoantibodies in glaucoma patients compared to healthy controls, some of which increase in abundance/have a raised titer, but also some which have a reduced titer. These changes have a distinct potential-not only as a tool for early glaucoma detection, but also as a therapeutic option due to the documented neuroprotective effects of some of these antibodies...
February 9, 2018: Der Ophthalmologe: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft
Juliane Gallenkamp, Gerrit Spanier, Elisabeth Wörle, Markus Englbrecht, Michael Kirschfink, Roman Greslechner, Regine Braun, Nicole Schäfer, Richard J Bauer, Diana Pauly
Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) is one of the most common tumors within the oral cavity. Early diagnosis and prognosis tools are urgently needed. This study aimed to investigate the activation of the complement system in OSCC patients as potential biomarker. Therefore, an innovative complement activation array was developed. Characterized antibodies detecting the complement activation specific epitopes C3a, C5a and sC5b-9 along with control antibodies were implemented into a suspension bead array. Human serum from a healthy (n = 46) and OSCC patient (n = 57) cohort were used to investigate the role of complement activation in oral tumor progression...
January 9, 2018: Oncotarget
Passara Jongkhajornpong, Wannada Laisuan
Purpose: We report a case of refractory atopic keratoconjunctivitis (AKC) which was successfully treated with subcutaneous immunotherapy (SCIT). Case Report: A 22-year-old woman presented with severe allergic conjunctivitis for one and a half year. She failed to respond to conventional topical anti-allergic medications, topical corticosteroid, as well as topical cyclosporine A. Therefore, oral corticosteroids had to be prescribed to control the exacerbation for 1 year...
September 2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
Anton M Kolomeyer, Kathleen M Murphy, Anastasia Traband, Ian Frank, Benjamin J Kim
PURPOSE: To review the literature on beta-D-glucan (BDG) testing in fungal endophthalmitis. METHODS: Review of primary literature using PubMed through April 2017 and presentation of an illustrative case report. A total of 231 articles were identified and 43 were ultimately chosen for review based on relevance and presence of ophthalmologic examination and objective data. RESULTS: Beta-D-glucan is a major component of fungal cell walls. It is quantified using a calorimetry-based Fungitell assay based on modification of the limulus amebocyte lysate...
January 23, 2018: Retina
Jennifer Mourafetis, Norman Doctor, Simon Leung
PURPOSE: A case report describing use of idarucizumab for dabigatran reversal without the use of hemostatic agents in a patient who developed acute upper gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding while receiving triple antithrombotic therapy is presented. SUMMARY: A 77-year-old man with a complex cardiac history presented to the emergency room with chief complaints of black tarry stools and low blood pressures for 4 days. His past medical history included recent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and drug-eluting stent (DES) placement, atrial fibrillation, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, coronary artery disease, coronary artery bypass graft surgery, stage 3 chronic kidney disease, and cholecystectomy...
February 15, 2018: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
Joo Han Oh, Seok Won Chung, Kyung-Soo Oh, Jae Chul Yoo, Wonhee Jee, Jung-Ah Choi, Yang-Soo Kim, Jin-Young Park
BACKGROUND: This study evaluated the effect of systemic injection of recombinant human growth hormone (rhGH) on outcomes after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. METHODS: This multicenter, prospective, randomized, comparative trial, randomized patients who underwent arthroscopic repair of large-sized rotator cuff tears into 3 groups: rhGH 4 mg group (n = 26), rhGH 8 mg group (n = 24) , and control group (n = 26). Sustained release rhGH was injected subcutaneously once weekly for 3 months postoperatively...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Lionel Sebbag, Patricia A Pesavento, Sebastian E Carrasco, Christopher M Reilly, David J Maggs
Case summary: A 14-year-old female spayed Abyssinian cat, which about 1 year previously underwent thoracic limb amputation, radiotherapy and chemotherapy for an incompletely excised vaccine-related fibrosarcoma, was presented for evaluation of corneal opacity in the left eye (OS). The ocular surface of both eyes (OU) had a lackluster appearance and there was a stromal corneal ulcer OS. Results of corneal aesthesiometry, Schirmer tear test-1 (STT-1) and tear film breakup time revealed corneal hypoesthesia, and quantitative and qualitative tear film deficiency OU...
January 2018: JFMS Open Reports
Guoping Luo, Yan Xin, Dajun Qin, Aihua Yan, Zhiyan Zhou, Zhaoxia Liu
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to determine the tear and serum protein levels of interleukin-33 (IL-33) and its correlation with Th cytokines and disease severity in dry eye (DE) syndrome. METHODS: Tear and serum samples were collected from 30 healthy volunteers, 30 DE patients with non-Sjogren's syndrome DE (NSSDE) and 30 DE patients with primary SSDE. The eight most frequent symptoms of DE were scored. All patients underwent corneal and conjunctival staining, tear film breakup time (TBUT), and Schirmer I test...
January 2018: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
A Yan, G Luo, Z Zhou, W Hang, D Qin
BACKGROUND: Allergic conjunctivitis (AC) is one of the most common allergic ocular diseases worldwide. Osteopontin (OPN), as a recently described Th2 inflammation related protein, may play a role in the pathogenesis of AC. The aim of this study was to identify the expression of OPN in children with AC. METHODS: Eighty AC children (seasonal and perennial AC) and twenty controls were enrolled in this study. Serum and tears of different time points (during and out of the pollen season) were collected and used for enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) of OPN and T-help cell related cytokines, respectively...
December 23, 2017: Allergologia et Immunopathologia
Lam Phung, Ivonne V Lollett, Raquel Goldhardt, Janet L Davis, Larry Young, Dana Ascherman, Anat Galor
Purpose: To report on a case of a young female with progressing dry eye symptoms and evolving autoimmune markers consistent with a presentation of early Sjogren's syndrome (SS). Observations: A 32 year-old female presented with chronic dry eye symptoms refractory to artificial tears. Slit lamp examination revealed punctate epithelial erosions, decreased tear break-up time, and decreased tear lake bilaterally. Initial tests for ocular surface inflammation (InflammaDry, Quidel, San Diego) and systemic autoantibodies (antinuclear antibodies, anti-SSA/Ro and anti-SSB/La) were negative...
December 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports
Rui Vitorino
Peptidomics techniques have allowed the identification of thousands of peptides that are derived from proteins in body fluids, despite the considerable challenges behind sample handling, mass spectrometry-based identification, data analysis and integration with bioinformatics tools. Body fluids' naturally occurring peptides are known to perform a variety of local and systemic functions; however, its knowledge is limited. Even so, the biological meaning that can be retrieved from peptidomics applied to the identification of disease markers and to the development of therapies using peptides has driven the progresses made in this field...
December 18, 2017: Proteomics
Roshanak Aslebagh, Devika Channaveerappa, Kathleen F Arcaro, Costel C Darie
Detection of breast cancer (BC) in young women is challenging because mammography, the most common tool for detecting BC, is not effective on the dense breast tissue characteristic of young women. In addition to the limited means for detecting their BC, young women face a transient increased risk of pregnancy-associated BC. As a consequence, reproductively active women could benefit significantly from a tool that provides them with accurate risk assessment and early detection of BC. One potential method for detection of BC is biochemical monitoring of proteins and other molecules in bodily fluids such as serum, nipple aspirate, ductal lavage, tear, urine, saliva and breast milk...
February 2018: Electrophoresis
Fabian Garreis, Janine Jahn, Katharina Wild, Daniel B Abrar, Martin Schicht, Jens-Michael Schröder, Friedrich Paulsen
Purpose: The S100 fused-type proteins hornerin (HRNR) and filaggrin-2 (FLG2) are members of the epidermal differentiation complex, which is involved in terminal differentiation of keratinocytes via cornification as well as maintenance of the epidermal antimicrobial barrier. We investigated the expression and possible regulation of HRNR and FLG2 at the ocular surface and in the lacrimal apparatus. Methods: Tissues of the lacrimal apparatus and ocular surface were analyzed systematically by means of RT-PCR, immunohistochemistry, and immuntransmission electron microscopy (iTEM) for their ability to express and produce HRNR and FLG2...
November 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
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