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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087548/early-lens-extraction-with-intraocular-lens-implantation-for-the-treatment-of-primary-angle-closure-glaucoma-an-economic-evaluation-based-on-data-from-the-eagle-trial
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Mehdi Javanbakht, Augusto Azuara-Blanco, Jennifer M Burr, Craig Ramsay, David Cooper, Claire Cochran, John Norrie, Graham Scotland
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the cost-effectiveness of early lens extraction with intraocular lens implantation for the treatment of primary angle closure glaucoma (PACG) compared to standard care. DESIGN: Cost-effectiveness analysis alongside a multicentre pragmatic two-arm randomised controlled trial. Patients were followed-up for 36 months, and data on health service usage and health state utility were collected and analysed within the trial time horizon. A Markov model was developed to extrapolate the results over a 5-year and 10-year time horizon...
January 13, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076746/characteristics-of-patients-presenting-to-an-after-hours-clinic-results-of-a-magnet-analysis
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Lyle R Turner, Christopher Pearce, Madeleine Borg, Adam McLeod, Marianne Shearer, Danielle Mazza
After-hours access to general practice (GP) is critical to supporting accessibility and reducing emergency department demand. To understand who utilises after-hours GP services, this study examined the characteristics of presentations to an Eastern Melbourne after-hours clinic between 2005 and 2014. Descriptive analyses of patient and presentation characteristics, diagnoses, medications and pathology were conducted. Across the study period, 39.1% of presentations to the clinic (N=64,800) were by patients under 18 years of age...
January 12, 2017: Australian Journal of Primary Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058667/evaluation-of-high-risk-features-of-primary-enucleation-of-patients-with-retinoblastoma-in-a-tertiary-center-of-a-developing-country-in-the-era-of-intra-arterial-chemotherapy
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Funda Dikkaya, Ahmet Murat Sarıcı, Firuze Erbek, Tiraje Celkan, Mehmet Serhat Mangan, Övgü Aydın, Cuyan Demirkesen, Halit Pazarlı
PURPOSE: To evaluate the frequency of high-risk histopathologic factors in Turkish children enucleated for retinoblastoma and to analyze the association between growth pattern, rosetta formation, tumor thickness, presence of necrosis, calcification, neovascularization, rate of mitosis, and high-risk histopathologic factors. METHODS: Pathology reports of 59 eyes who had received enucleation for retinoblastoma were reviewed retrospectively. The histopathologic data included presence of choroidal invasion, optic nerve invasion, scleral extension, tumor thickness, presence of necrosis, calcification, neovascularization, rosetta formation and lymphocyte infiltration, rate of mitosis, and growth pattern...
January 5, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056974/an-evaluation-of-the-telehealth-facilitation-of-diabetes-and-cardiovascular-care-in-remote-australian-indigenous-communities-protocol-for-the-telehealth-eye-and-associated-medical-services-network-teamsnet-project-a-pre-post-study-design
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Laima Brazionis, Alicia Jenkins, Anthony Keech, Chris Ryan, Sven-Erik Bursell
BACKGROUND: Despite substantial investment in detection, early intervention and evidence-based treatments, current management strategies for diabetes-associated retinopathy and cardiovascular disease are largely based on real-time and face-to-face approaches. There are limited data re telehealth facilitation in type 2 diabetes management. Therefore, we aim to investigate efficacy of telehealth facilitation of diabetes and cardiovascular disease care in high-risk vulnerable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in remote/very remote Australia...
January 5, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042714/current-status-of-iol-implantation-in-pediatric-eyes-an-update
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Abhay R Vasavada, Vaishali Vasavada
Pediatric cataracts are a huge problem worldwide, and with improving techniques and technology, the surgical treatment and postoperative visual rehabilitation are improving. Despite intraocular lenses(IOLs) being the standard of care for adult cataract surgery, this issue is still somewhat controversial, particularly in young children and infants due to lack of unequivocal evidence. This review therefore summarises the findings from recent studies on the aspect of IOL implantation in pediatric eyes. Areas covered: An extensive literature search was undertaken for published articles on congenital/developmental pediatric cataracts, and IOL implantation, where literature pertinent to traumatic and subluxated cataracts was not included in the review...
January 2, 2017: Expert Review of Medical Devices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024825/automated-diabetic-retinopathy-image-assessment-software-diagnostic-accuracy-and-cost-effectiveness-compared-with-human-graders
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Adnan Tufail, Caroline Rudisill, Catherine Egan, Venediktos V Kapetanakis, Sebastian Salas-Vega, Christopher G Owen, Aaron Lee, Vern Louw, John Anderson, Gerald Liew, Louis Bolter, Sowmya Srinivas, Muneeswar Nittala, SriniVas Sadda, Paul Taylor, Alicja R Rudnicka
OBJECTIVE: With the increasing prevalence of diabetes, annual screening for diabetic retinopathy (DR) by expert human grading of retinal images is challenging. Automated DR image assessment systems (ARIAS) may provide clinically effective and cost-effective detection of retinopathy. We aimed to determine whether ARIAS can be safely introduced into DR screening pathways to replace human graders. DESIGN: Observational measurement comparison study of human graders following a national screening program for DR versus ARIAS...
December 23, 2016: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977037/a-high-prevalence-of-exotropia-in-patients-with-duane-retraction-syndrome-in-a-tertiary-eye-care-center-in-south-india
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Manjushree Bhate, Virender Sachdeva, Ramesh Kekunnaya
PURPOSE: To determine the prevalence and clinical characteristics of patients with Duane retraction syndrome presenting with exotropia in a tertiary eye care center. METHODS: Medical records of 140 patients with Duane retraction syndrome and exotropia (of the total 441 patients with Duane retraction syndrome) seen from 2000 to 2009 were reviewed. Characteristics studied included age at presentation, gender, laterality, manifest primary position, abnormal head posture, ocular motility, and overshoots...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27951589/primary-care-physician-volume-and-quality-of-diabetes-care-a-population-based-cohort-study
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Andrew Cheung, Thérèse A Stukel, David A Alter, Richard H Glazier, Vicki Ling, Xuesong Wang, Baiju R Shah
Background: A relationship between higher patient volume and both better quality of care and better outcomes has been shown for many acute care conditions. Whether a volume-quality relationship exists for the outpatient management of chronic diseases is uncertain. Objective: To explore the association between primary care physician volume and quality of diabetes care. Design: Cohort study. Setting: The study was conducted using linked population-based health care administrative data in Ontario, Canada...
December 13, 2016: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928888/self-care-tools-to-treat-depressive-symptoms-in-patients-with-age-related-eye-disease-a-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
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Hortence Kamga, Jane McCusker, Mark Yaffe, Maida Sewitch, Tamara Sussman, Erin Strumpf, Sébastien Olivier, Walter Wittich, Solmaz Moghadaszadeh, Ellen E Freeman
BACKGROUND: Depression is very common in people with age-related eye disease. Our goal was to determine if self-care tools plus limited telephone support could reduce depressive symptoms in patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) or diabetic retinopathy (DR). DESIGN: A single-blind randomized controlled clinical trial was conducted at Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital in Montreal, Canada. PARTICIPANTS: Eighty participants were recruited METHODS: To be eligible, participants must have had either late stage AMD or DR, at least mild depressive symptoms, and visual acuity better than 20/200...
December 7, 2016: Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920117/reliability-and-validity-of-the-dutch-version-of-the-consultation-and-relational-empathy-measure-in-primary-care
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Inge van Dijk, Nick Scholten Meilink Lenferink, Peter L B J Lucassen, Stewart W Mercer, Chris van Weel, Tim C Olde Hartman, Anne E M Speckens
BACKGROUND: Empathy is an essential skill in doctor-patient communication with positive effects on compliance, patient satisfaction and symptom duration. There are no validated patient-rated empathy measures available in Dutch. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the validity and reliability of a Dutch version of the Consultation and Relational Empathy (CARE) Measure, a widely used 10-item patient-rated questionnaire of physician empathy. METHODS: After translation and back translation, the Dutch CARE Measure was distributed among patients from 19 general practitioners in 5 primary care centers...
December 5, 2016: Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915382/high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-treatment-in-patients-with-refractory-glaucoma
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Giuseppe Giannaccare, A Vagge, C Gizzi, A Bagnis, S Sebastiani, C Del Noce, M Fresina, C E Traverso, E C Campos
PURPOSE: To assess the safety and efficacy of ultrasound coagulation of the ciliary body in refractory glaucoma. METHODS: This prospective multicenter interventional study was conducted in two Italian university-affiliated glaucoma centers: St. Orsola-Malpighi Teaching Hospital (Bologna, Italy) and University Eye Clinic of Genoa (Genoa, Italy). The main inclusion criterion was the diagnosis of glaucoma with a baseline intraocular pressure (IOP) ≥ 21 mmHg while on maximum topical and systemic medical hypotensive treatment...
December 3, 2016: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896783/post-clear-corneal-phacoemulsification-endophthalmitis-profile-and-management-outcomes-at-a-tertiary-eye-care-center-in-western-india
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Aditya S Kelkar, Jai A Kelkar, Prajakta M Barve, Aishwarya Mulay, Shubhangi Sharma, Winfried Amoaku
BACKGROUND: Infectious endophthalmitis is a serious sight threatening intraocular inflammation that results from exogenous or endogenous spread of organisms into the eye.A retrospective case series to study the profile of endophthalmitis following clear corneal phacoemulsification in western India between years 2008 and 2014 was held in the National Institute of Ophthalmology, Pune, India. Cases of endophthalmitis post-clear corneal phacoemulsification were reviewed pertaining to demography, clinical history, surgeon experience, surgical complications, time of onset following surgery, duration between onset of symptoms and presentation to the center, presenting visual acuity and at follow-ups, slit-lamp examination and ultrasound findings, vitreous tap culture results, treatment, and final functional and anatomical outcomes...
December 2016: Journal of Ophthalmic Inflammation and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889444/the-effectiveness-of-emotional-freedom-techniques-in-the-treatment-of-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Brenda Sebastian, Jerrod Nelms
BACKGROUND: Over the past two decades, growing numbers of clinicians have been utilizing emotional freedom techniques (EFT) in the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and depression. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have shown encouraging outcomes for all three conditions. OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy of EFT in treating PTSD by conducting a meta-analysis of existing RCTs. METHODS: A systematic review of databases was undertaken to identify RCTs investigating EFT in the treatment of PTSD...
October 24, 2016: Explore: the Journal of Science and Healing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885590/payment-reform-needed-to-address-health-disparities-of-undiagnosed-diabetic-retinopathy-in-the-city-of-chicago
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Dustin D French, Jess J Behrens, Kathryn L Jackson, Abel N Kho, Theresa L Walunas, Charlesnika T Evans, Michael Mbagwu, Curtis E Margo, Paul J Bryar
INTRODUCTION: The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has expanded health coverage for thousands of Illinois residents. Expanded coverage, however, does not guarantee appropriate health care. Diabetes and its ocular complications serve as an example of how providers in underserved urban areas may not be able to keep up with new demand for labor- and technology-intensive health care unless changes in reimbursement policies are instituted. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted using medical encounter information from the Chicago HealthLNK Data Repository (HDR), an assembly of non-duplicated and de-identified patient medical records...
November 24, 2016: Ophthalmology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884168/ataxia-telangiectasia-a-review
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REVIEW
Cynthia Rothblum-Oviatt, Jennifer Wright, Maureen A Lefton-Greif, Sharon A McGrath-Morrow, Thomas O Crawford, Howard M Lederman
DEFINITION OF THE DISEASE: Ataxia telangiectasia (A-T) is an autosomal recessive disorder primarily characterized by cerebellar degeneration, telangiectasia, immunodeficiency, cancer susceptibility and radiation sensitivity. A-T is often referred to as a genome instability or DNA damage response syndrome. EPIDEMIOLOGY: The world-wide prevalence of A-T is estimated to be between 1 in 40,000 and 1 in 100,000 live births. CLINICAL DESCRIPTION: A-T is a complex disorder with substantial variability in the severity of features between affected individuals, and at different ages...
November 25, 2016: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867184/a-rare-case-of-tubulointerstitial-nephritis-and-uveitis-syndrome-treated-with-a-multi-specialty-approach
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Boonkit Purt, Siri Hiremath, Sarah Smith, Sergul Erzurum, Erdal Sarac
BACKGROUND It is important for an ophthalmologist and nephrologist to look for hidden causes of uveitis and nephritis, respectively. Delay in diagnosis leads to increased morbidity and failure to systemically manage the patient results in future recurrence of disease. It is likely that TINU remains underdiagnosed and could potentially account for some of the cases of idiopathic uveitis, especially when greater than 50% of uveitis cases have no identifiable cause. Fewer than 300 cases of tubulointerstitial nephritis and uveitis (TINU) syndrome have been reported...
November 21, 2016: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853012/outcomes-of-endoscopic-dacryocystorhinostomy-experience-of-a-fellowship-trainee-at-a-tertiary-care-center
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Saurabh Kamal, Mohammad Javed Ali, Akshay Gopinathan Nair
AIM: The study aims to report a single trainee's experience of learning and performing endoscopic endonasal dacryocystorhinostomy (En-DCR). SETTINGS AND DESIGN: This study was a retrospective, interventional case series. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Fifty-four eyes of fifty patients presenting at a tertiary eye care center over 1 year were included in the study. All cases underwent endoscopic DCR with mitomycin-C and silicone intubation. The parameters studied included demographics, clinical features, intraoperative details, and postoperative ostium evaluation...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853009/outcome-of-transplanted-donor-corneas-with-more-than-6-h-of-death-to-preservation-time
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Ashik Mohamed, Sunita Chaurasia, Prashant Garg
PURPOSE: In tropical countries, physicians are skeptic in using corneas with death-to-preservation time (DTPT) >6 h, concerns being endothelial cell viability and microbial contamination on prolonged DTPT. The objective of the study was to investigate these concerns by analyzing the outcomes of corneal transplants performed using donor corneas with DTPT >6 h. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was a retrospective case series of 65 transplants performed in 2013 with donor corneas that had DTPT >6 h (range, 6...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843339/the-danish-adult-diabetes-registry
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REVIEW
Marit Eika Jørgensen, Jette K Kristensen, Gitte Reventlov Husted, Charlotte Cerqueira, Peter Rossing
AIM OF THE DATABASE: The aim of the Danish Adult Diabetes Registry (DADR) is to provide data from both the primary health care sector (general practice [GP]) and the secondary sector (specialized outpatient clinics) to assess the quality of treatment given to patients with diabetes. The indicators represent process and outcome indicators selected from the literature. STUDY POPULATION: The total diabetes population in Denmark is estimated to be ~300,000 adult diabetes patients...
2016: Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832248/binocular-ipad-game-vs-patching-for-treatment-of-amblyopia-in-children-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Krista R Kelly, Reed M Jost, Lori Dao, Cynthia L Beauchamp, Joel N Leffler, Eileen E Birch
Importance: Fellow eye patching has long been the standard treatment for amblyopia, but it does not always restore 20/20 vision or teach the eyes to work together. Amblyopia can be treated with binocular games that rebalance contrast between the eyes so that a child may overcome suppression. However, it is unclear whether binocular treatment is comparable to patching in treating amblyopia. Objectives: To assess the effectiveness of a binocular iPad (Apple Inc) adventure game as amblyopia treatment and compare this binocular treatment with patching, the current standard of care...
December 1, 2016: JAMA Ophthalmology
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