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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646264/magnitude-and-temporal-trends-in-avoidable-blindness-in-children-abc-in-india
#1
Venkata S Murthy Gudlavalleti
The World Health Organization estimates that 19 million children are visually impaired, among whom, 1.4 million are blind. Childhood blindness is an excellent indicator of the state of child health and primary care services in a country. Childhood blindness is important not just due to the number of children blind but also because the number of years that the surviving child has to live with blindness (blind years lived). Childhood blindness is next only to adult cataract in terms of the number of blind person years lived...
June 23, 2017: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643717/spectacles-use-in-a-rural-population-in-the-state-of-telangana-in-south-india
#2
Srinivas Marmamula, Rohit C Khanna, Eswararao Kunuku, Gullapalli N Rao
CONTEXT: Uncorrected refractive errors are the leading cause of visual impairment. AIMS: To assess the prevalence and patterns of spectacles use among those aged ≥40 years in the South Indian state of Telangana. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: This was a population-based, cross-sectional study, in which 6150 people were enumerated from 123 clusters in the two districts of Telangana state (Adilabad and Mahbubnagar) using a two-stage cluster random sampling methodology...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643629/faecal-immunochemical-tests-to-triage-patients-with-lower-abdominal-symptoms-for-suspected-colorectal-cancer-referrals-in-primary-care-a-systematic-review-and-cost-effectiveness-analysis
#3
Marie Westwood, Isaac Corro Ramos, Shona Lang, Marianne Luyendijk, Remziye Zaim, Lisa Stirk, Maiwenn Al, Nigel Armstrong, Jos Kleijnen
BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common cancer in the UK. Presenting symptoms that can be associated with CRC usually have another explanation. Faecal immunochemical tests (FITs) detect blood that is not visible to the naked eye and may help to select patients who are likely to benefit from further investigation. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness of FITs [OC-Sensor (Eiken Chemical Co./MAST Diagnostics, Tokyo, Japan), HM-JACKarc (Kyowa Medex/Alpha Laboratories Ltd, Tokyo, Japan), FOB Gold (Sentinel/Sysmex, Sentinel Diagnostics, Milan, Italy), RIDASCREEN Hb or RIDASCREEN Hb/Hp complex (R-Biopharm, Darmstadt, Germany)] for primary care triage of people with low-risk symptoms...
May 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637654/implementation-of-instrument-based-vision-screening-for-preschool-age-children-in-primary-care
#4
Jonathan R Modest, Katherine M Majzoub, Bruce Moore, Vijeta Bhambhani, Sarah R McLaughlin, Louis Vernacchio
BACKGROUND: Vision screening is an essential element of well-child care for young children. Recently, several professional groups have recommended the use of instrument-based screening; however, studies demonstrating the effectiveness of this technique in pediatric primary care settings are lacking. METHODS: We designed a cluster randomized quality improvement project to test the implementation of instrument-based vision screening for 3- to 5-year-old children within a pediatric primary care network...
June 21, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636834/implementation-of-medical-homes-in-federally-qualified-health-centers
#5
Justin W Timbie, Claude M Setodji, Amii Kress, Tara A Lavelle, Mark W Friedberg, Peter J Mendel, Emily K Chen, Beverly A Weidmer, Christine Buttorff, Rosalie Malsberger, Mallika Kommareddi, Afshin Rastegar, Aaron Kofner, Lisa Hiatt, Ammarah Mahmud, Katherine Giuriceo, Katherine L Kahn
Background From 2011 through 2014, the Federally Qualified Health Center Advanced Primary Care Practice Demonstration provided care management fees and technical assistance to a nationwide sample of 503 federally qualified health centers to help them achieve the highest (level 3) medical-home recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance, a designation that requires the implementation of processes to improve access, continuity, and coordination. Methods We examined the achievement of medical-home recognition and used Medicare claims and beneficiary surveys to measure utilization of services, quality of care, patients' experiences, and Medicare expenditures in demonstration sites versus comparison sites...
June 21, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629414/fibrinogen-deficiency-in-a-dog-a-case-report
#6
Franck Jolivet, Armelle Diquélou, Catherine Trumel, Simon Privat, Olivier Dossin
BACKGROUND: Among coagulation disorders, primary fibrinogen deficiency is very rare in dogs. It is divided into hypofibrinogenemia, afibrinogenemia and dysfibrinogenemia. Afibrinogenemia has been described in three dogs. There are, however, no published case reports of primary hypofibrinogenemia in dogs. CASE PRESENTATION: A 1.5 year-old male German Pointer dog was evaluated for a locked-jaw syndrome associated with eye protrusion which appeared after a minor head trauma...
June 19, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626816/evaluation-of-topical-bevacizumab-as-an-adjunct-to-mitomycin-c-augmented-trabeculectomy
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Reza Zarei, Masoumeh Masoumpour, Sasan Moghimi, Ghasem Fakhraei, Yadollah Eslami, Masoud Mohammadi
PURPOSE: To investigate the safety and synergistic effect of topical bevacizumab after trabeculectomy surgery with mitomycin C (MMC). METHODS: In this prospective, non-randomized, comparative interventional study, 40 eyes from 40 patients with uncontrolled open-angle glaucoma were studied after they underwent primary trabeculectomy with mitomycin C (0.02% for 2 min). Following the procedure topical bevacizumab (4 mg/mL) was used for 2 weeks 4 times daily in group A...
June 2017: Journal of Current Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617730/eye-symptom-questionnaire-to-evaluate-anterior-eye-health
#8
Maria A Woodward, Nita G Valikodath, Paula Anne Newman-Casey, Leslie M Niziol, David C Musch, Paul P Lee
OBJECTIVES: Ophthalmologists assess eye complaints with a careful history and eye examination; however, other types of physicians have limited tools to evaluate anterior segment (AS) eye diseases. We identified the eye symptom questions that providers should ask to help determine the presence and urgency of AS eye diseases. METHODS: Persons with and without AS disease completed a self-report eye symptom questionnaire (ESQ) based on the National Institutes of Health Toolbox symptom items in an academic center's corneal and comprehensive eye clinics...
June 14, 2017: Eye & Contact Lens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615154/mobile-apps-for-eye-care-in-canada-an-analysis-of-the-itunes-store
#9
Alexander Rodin, Aviv Shachak, Aaron Miller, Vladimir Akopyan, Nataliya Semenova
BACKGROUND: Mobile phone screens can facilitate stimulation to various components of the visual system and many mobile apps are accepted as a means of providing clinical assessments for the oculo-visual system. Although many of these apps are intended for use in clinical settings, there is a growing number of apps in eye care developed for self-tests and eye exercises for lay people. These and other features, however, have not yet been well described. OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to identify, describe, and categorize mobile apps related to eye care that are available to users in the Canadian iTunes market...
June 14, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602329/central-corneal-thickness-and-intraocular-pressure-changes-after-congenital-cataract-surgery-with-intraocular-lens-implantation-in%C3%A2-children-younger-than-2%C3%A2-years
#10
Jaspreet Sukhija, Savleen Kaur
PURPOSE: To evaluate the change in central corneal thickness (CCT) and intraocular pressure (IOP) preoperatively to postoperatively in children younger than 2 years of age having surgery with primary intraocular lens (IOL) implantation for congenital cataract. SETTING: Tertiary care institute, Chandigarh, India. DESIGN: Prospective case series. METHODS: Children younger than 2 years old who had phacoaspiration with IOL implantation were studied...
May 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588112/the-hoorn-diabetes-care-system-dcs-cohort-a-prospective-cohort-of-persons-with-type-2-diabetes-treated-in-primary-care-in-the-netherlands
#11
Amber Awa van der Heijden, Simone P Rauh, Jacqueline M Dekker, Joline W Beulens, Petra Elders, Leen M 't Hart, Femke Rutters, Nienke van Leeuwen, Giel Nijpels
PURPOSE: People with type 2 diabetes (T2D) have a doubled morbidity and mortality risk compared with persons with normal glucose tolerance. Despite treatment, clinical targets for cardiovascular risk factors are not achieved. The Hoorn Diabetes Care System cohort (DCS) is a prospective cohort representing a comprehensive dataset on the natural course of T2D, with repeated clinical measures and outcomes. In this paper, we describe the design of the DCS cohort. PARTICIPANTS: The DCS consists of persons with T2D in primary care from the West-Friesland region of the Netherlands...
June 6, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583470/insights-into-the-current-management-of-older-adults-with-type-2-diabetes-in-the-ontario-primary-care-setting
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Graydon S Meneilly, Lori D Berard, Alice Y Y Cheng, Peter J Lin, Lori MacCallum, Ross T Tsuyuki, Jean-François Yale, Nahal Nasseri, Jean-François Richard, Lianne Goldin, Anatoly Langer, Mary K Tan, Lawrence A Leiter
OBJECTIVE: The Goal Oriented controL of Diabetes in the Elderly populatioN (GOLDEN) Program assessed the management of older persons with type 2 diabetes in Canadian primary care. METHODS: Data were extracted from the records of 833 consecutively identified persons 65 years of age or older who had type 2 diabetes and were taking 1 antihyperglycemic agent or more; they were managed by 64 physicians from 36 Ontario clinics. RESULTS: More than half (53%) had glycated hemoglobin (A1C) levels of 7...
June 2, 2017: Canadian Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582988/trust-of-community-health-workers-influences-the-acceptance-of-community-based-maternal-and-child-health-services
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Merridy Grant, Aurene Wilford, Lyn Haskins, Sifiso Phakathi, Ntokozo Mntambo, Christiane M Horwood
BACKGROUND: Community health workers (CHWs) are a component of the health system in many countries, providing effective community-based services to mothers and infants. However, implementation of CHW programmes at scale has been challenging in many settings. AIM: To explore the acceptability of CHWs conducting household visits to mothers and infants during pregnancy and after delivery, from the perspective of community members, professional nurses and CHWs themselves...
May 29, 2017: African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559841/giant-orbital-melanoma-in-a-heroin-abuser
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Alena Furdova, Pavel Babal
PURPOSE: The aim of this report was to report a heroin abuser with nondiagnosed giant uveal melanoma infiltrating the orbit and prolapsing through the face. METHODS: We conducted a case report of the patient with giant melanoma. RESULTS: In March 2013, a 39-year-old male with bleeding from the right side of his face was taken to the Emergency Center of the University Hospital Bratislava by ambulance. The heroin abusing, homeless male who had never been treated before reported a 2-year history of a prolapsed, dark colored mass from his eye...
January 2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558098/complex-and-dynamic-chromosomal-rearrangements-in-a-family-with-seemingly-non-mendelian-inheritance-of-dopa-responsive-dystonia
#15
Katja Lohmann, Claire Redin, Holger Tönnies, Susan B Bressman, Jose Ignacio Martin Subero, Karin Wiegers, Frauke Hinrichs, Yorck Hellenbroich, Aleksandar Rakovic, Deborah Raymond, Laurie J Ozelius, Eberhard Schwinger, Reiner Siebert, Michael E Talkowski, Rachel Saunders-Pullman, Christine Klein
Importance: Chromosomal rearrangements are increasingly recognized to underlie neurologic disorders and are often accompanied by additional clinical signs beyond the gene-specific phenotypic spectrum. Objective: To elucidate the causal genetic variant in a large US family with co-occurrence of dopa-responsive dystonia as well as skeletal and eye abnormalities (ie, ptosis, myopia, and retina detachment). Design, Setting, and Participants: We examined 10 members of a family, including 5 patients with dopa-responsive dystonia and skeletal and/or eye abnormalities, from a US tertiary referral center for neurological diseases using multiple conventional molecular methods, including fluorescence in situ hybridization and array comparative genomic hybridization as well as large-insert whole-genome sequencing to survey multiple classes of genomic variations...
May 30, 2017: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553549/twenty-four-hour-variation-of-intraocular-pressure-in-primary-open-angle-glaucoma-treated-with-triple-eye-drops
#16
Yoshinori Itoh, Kenji Nakamoto, Hiroshi Horiguchi, Shumpei Ogawa, Takahiko Noro, Makoto Sato, Tadashi Nakano, Hiroshi Tsuneoka, Noriko Yasuda
Objectives. To evaluate 24-hour intraocular pressure (IOP) variation in patients with primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) treated with triple eye drops. Subjects and Methods. The IOP was measured in 74 eyes in 74 POAG patients (seated) on triple therapy (PG analogue, β-blocker, carbonic anhydrase inhibitor) at about every 3 hours. Results. The peak IOP was 13.5 ± 3.1 at 1:00, and the trough IOP was at 12.6 ± 2.4 mmHg at 7:00. The IOP at 7:00 was significantly lower than that at 10:00, 1:00, and 3:00 (p < 0...
2017: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546940/refractive-errors-among-children-adolescents-and-adults-attending-eye-clinics-in-mexico
#17
Francisco Gomez-Salazar, Abraham Campos-Romero, Humberto Gomez-Campaña, Cinthia Cruz-Zamudio, Mariano Chaidez-Felix, Nidia Leon-Sicairos, Jorge Velazquez-Roman, Hector Flores-Villaseñor, Secundino Muro-Amador, Alma Marlene Guadron-Llanos, Javier J Martinez-Garcia, Joel Murillo-Llanes, Jaime Sanchez-Cuen, Alejando Llausas-Vargas, Gerardo Alapizco-Castro, Ana Irineo-Cabrales, Enrique Graue-Hernandez, Tito Ramirez-Luquin, Adrian Canizalez-Roman
AIM: To assess the proportion of refractive errors in the Mexican population that visited primary care optometry clinics in fourteen states of Mexico. METHODS: Refractive data from 676 856 patients aged 6 to 90y were collected from optometry clinics in fourteen states of Mexico between 2014 and 2015. The refractive errors were classified by the spherical equivalent (SE), as follows: sphere+½ cylinder. Myopia (SE>-0.50 D), hyperopia (SE>+0.50 D), emmetropia (-0...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542692/association-between-undetected-10-2-visual-field-damage-and-vision-related-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-glaucoma
#18
Dana M Blumberg, Carlos Gustavo De Moraes, Alisa J Prager, Qi Yu, Lama Al-Aswad, George A Cioffi, Jeffrey M Liebmann, Donald C Hood
Importance: Recent evidence supports the presence of macular damage (within 8° of the central field) to retinal ganglion cells and associated central visual field (VF) defects in glaucoma, even in early stages. Despite this, to our knowledge, the association of 10-2 VF damage with vision-related quality of life (QOL) has not been well studied. Objective: To determine the association between QOL and visual function as measured by 24-2 and 10-2 VFs in patients with primary open-angle glaucoma and to test the hypothesis that patients with vision-related QOL disproportionate to their 24-2 VF status may exhibit 10-2 damage overlooked by the 24-2 test...
May 25, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540008/predictors-of-successful-laser-capsulotomy-for-significant-posterior-capsule-opacification-after-phacoemulsification
#19
Brijesh Takkar, Parijat Chandra, Shreyas Temkar, Ashutosh Kumar Singh, Indrish Bhatia
PURPOSE: This study aimed to determine the reasons behind the failure of laser capsulotomy (LC) performed for significant posterior capsular opacification (PCO). METHODS: Eighty-eight eyes of 88 patients referred for LC at a tertiary care center were retrospectively analyzed. The data recorded included the cause of cataract, visual acuity, duration of PCO, location of PCO, intraocular lens (IOL) position, IOL type, and lens capsule status. These data were later analyzed for determining the requirement of high pulse energy during LC and the success rate of primary LC...
April 2017: Journal of Ophthalmic & Vision Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530263/utricular-hypofunction-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
#20
K Jáuregui-Renaud, C Aranda-Moreno, A Herrera-Rangel
The aim of this study was to assess the function of the utricle and horizontal semicircular canals in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus receiving primary health care, with/without a history of falls. 101 patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, 34 to 84 years old (26 with and 75 without a history of falls) and 51 healthy volunteers (40-83 years old) accepted to participate. They denied having a history of dizziness, vertigo, unsteadiness, hearing loss or neurological disorders. None of them were seeking care due to sensory or balance decline...
May 22, 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
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