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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716777/customised-crescentic-corneal-transplant-with-conjunctival-resection-in-an-atypical-case-of-malignant-mooren-s-ulcer
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Jayanand Urkude, Rashmi Singh, Manthan Chaniyara, Amar Pujari
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 17, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680563/effects-of-exercise-training-on-pulmonary-hemodynamics-functional-capacity-and-inflammation-in-pulmonary-hypertension
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REVIEW
Manuel J Richter, Jan Grimminger, Britta Krüger, Hossein A Ghofrani, Frank C Mooren, Henning Gall, Christian Pilat, Karsten Krüger
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is characterized by severe exercise limitation mainly attributed to the impairment of right ventricular function resulting from a concomitant elevation of pulmonary vascular resistance and pressure. The unquestioned cornerstone in the management of patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is specific vasoactive medical therapy to improve pulmonary hemodynamics and strengthen right ventricular function. Nevertheless, evidence for a beneficial effect of exercise training (ET) on pulmonary hemodynamics and functional capacity in patients with PH has been growing during the past decade...
March 2017: Pulmonary Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619029/rapid-deterioration-of-mooren-s-ulcers-after-conjunctival-flap-a-review-of-2-cases
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Saiqun Li, Yuqing Deng, Caiyuan Du, Haixiang Huang, Jing Zhong, Ling Chen, Bowen Wang, Jin Yuan
BACKGROUND: Conjunctival flaps are a widely used treatment for numerous corneal ulcers that are caused by microorganismal infections. However, whether it can be performed on immune-mediated corneal ulcers is controversial. CASE PRESENTATION: We present two cases of Mooren's ulcer that were treated using conjunctival flap in an attempt to prevent further corneal perforation at their local hospital. A rapid acceleration in ulcer progression was observed after a conjunctival flap was applied...
June 15, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529886/disseminated-mycobacterium-abscessus-infection-in-a-peritoneal-dialysis-patient
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Vincent H J F Mooren, Michiel W P Bleeker, Jakko van Ingen, Mirjam H A Hermans, Peter C Wever
A disseminated peritoneal dialysis-related Mycobacterium abscessus infection is very rare. M. abscessus belongs to the rapidly growing mycobacteria and can be misidentified as a diphtheroid bacterium, which in our case delayed diagnosis and optimal treatment. Due to intrinsic resistance to most antimicrobials, therapeutic options in M. abscessus infections are limited. Infection often leads to catheter loss. A fatal outcome, like in our case, is not exceptional.
2017: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286571/we-are-not-alone-a-case-for-the-human-microbiome-in-extra-intestinal-diseases
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EDITORIAL
S Shivaji
BACKGROUND: "Dysbiosis" in the gut microbiome has been implicated in auto-immune diseases, in inflammatory diseases, in some cancers and mental disorders. The challenge is to unravel the cellular and molecular basis of dysbiosis so as to understand the disease manifestation. MAIN BODY: Next generation sequencing and genome enabled technologies have led to the establishment of the composition of gut microbiomes and established that "dysbiosis" is the cause of several diseases...
2017: Gut Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224969/consensus-statement-immunonutrition-and-exercise
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Stephane Bermon, Lindy M Castell, Philip C Calder, Nicolette C Bishop, Eva Blomstrand, Frank C Mooren, Karsten Krüger, Andreas N Kavazis, John C Quindry, David S Senchina, David C Nieman, Michael Gleeson, David B Pyne, Cecilia M Kitic, Graeme L Close, D Enette Larson-Meyer, Ascension Marcos, Simin N Meydani, Dayong Wu, Neil P Walsh, Ryochi Nagatomi
In this consensus statement on immunonutrition and exercise, a panel of knowledgeable contributors from across the globe provides a consensus of updated science, including the background, the aspects for which a consensus actually exists, the controversies and, when possible, suggested directions for future research.
2017: Exercise Immunology Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224232/effects-of-traumeel-tr14-on-recovery-and-inflammatory-immune-response-after-repeated-bouts-of-exercise-a-double-blind-rct
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Kerstin Muders, Christian Pilat, Vanessa Deuster, Torsten Frech, Karsten Krüger, Jörn Pons-Kühnemann, Frank-Christoph Mooren
PURPOSE: The purpose of this double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial was to investigate the effects of the natural combination medicine Traumeel (Tr14) consisting of 14 diluted biological and mineral components on the inflammatory immune response and recovery up to 72 h after repetitive bouts of bicycle tests. METHODS: Antigen-stimulated IL-1ra and IL-6 were defined as primary outcome measures. Moreover, various immunological and serum muscle damage markers were investigated...
March 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066816/from-genomes-to-phenotypes-traitar-the-microbial-trait-analyzer
#8
Aaron Weimann, Kyra Mooren, Jeremy Frank, Phillip B Pope, Andreas Bremges, Alice C McHardy
The number of sequenced genomes is growing exponentially, profoundly shifting the bottleneck from data generation to genome interpretation. Traits are often used to characterize and distinguish bacteria and are likely a driving factor in microbial community composition, yet little is known about the traits of most microbes. We describe Traitar, the microbial trait analyzer, which is a fully automated software package for deriving phenotypes from a genome sequence. Traitar provides phenotype classifiers to predict 67 traits related to the use of various substrates as carbon and energy sources, oxygen requirement, morphology, antibiotic susceptibility, proteolysis, and enzymatic activities...
November 2016: MSystems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060068/risk-factors-clinical-features-and-treatment-outcomes-of-recurrent-mooren-ulcers-in-china
#9
Yanling Dong, Yangyang Zhang, Lixin Xie, Jianmei Ren
PURPOSE: To investigate risk factors, clinical features, and treatment outcomes of recurrent Mooren ulcers in China. METHODS: Medical records of 139 patients (173 eyes) with Mooren ulcers, including 37 patients (38 eyes) with recurrence, were retrospectively reviewed. Clinical features and treatment outcomes were evaluated. The risk factors for ulcer recurrence were analyzed with logistic regression; the cumulative risk of recurrence was assessed with Kaplan-Meier analysis...
February 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28001306/doxapram-mediated-increase-in-cardiac-output-reduces-opioid-plasma-concentrations-a-pk-pd-pk-pd-modeling-study-in-healthy-volunteers
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Margot Roozekrans, Erik Olofsen, Rutger van der Schrier, Merel Boom, René Mooren, Albert Dahan
Doxapram is an analeptic that induces ventilatory stimulation and increases blood pressure and cardiac output (CO). Its mechanism of action is blockade of background K(+) -channels expressed on type 1 carotid body cells. In the randomized controlled trial, the authors explored the role of the increase in CO by doxapram (plasma concentration (Cp) 1000-3,500 ng/mL) on the pharmacokinetics (PK) and pharmacodynamics of the potent opioid alfentanil (Cp 100-200 ng/mL). Population PK-PD analyses were performed on the doxapram PK-CO data and the alfentanil PK-antinociception data...
December 21, 2016: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900778/predicting-post-traumatic-stress-disorder-treatment-response-in-refugees-multilevel-analysis
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Joris F G Haagen, F Jackie June Ter Heide, Trudy M Mooren, Jeroen W Knipscheer, Rolf J Kleber
OBJECTIVES: Given the recent peak in refugee numbers and refugees' high odds of developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), finding ways to alleviate PTSD in refugees is of vital importance. However, there are major differences in PTSD treatment response between refugees, the determinants of which are largely unknown. This study aimed at improving PTSD treatment for adult refugees by identifying PTSD treatment response predictors. DESIGN: A prospective longitudinal multilevel modelling design was used to predict PTSD severity scores over time...
March 2017: British Journal of Clinical Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876507/exercise-induced-cytokine-changes-in-antigen-stimulated-whole-blood-cultures-compared-to-serum
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
C Pilat, K Krüger, T Frech, F C Mooren
Strenuous exercise is followed by an elevation of many cytokines with inflammation regulating properties. Since most cytokines act at pico- or nanomolar concentrations many investigations failed to detect their concentrations in vivo. Hence, the aim of this study was to evaluate the significance of cytokine measurements (IL-1β, TNF-α, IL-1ra, IL-6, CCL2 and CXCL8) in a stimulated whole-blood culture (sWBC) compared to serum with respect to their exercise-induced kinetics and detection rates. 40 male volunteers (age: 25,5±4,3years, BMI: 24,00±2,24, VO2peak: 46,9±4,1mL/kg×min) performed 60min of intensive bicycle exercise (80% VO2peak)...
January 2017: Journal of Immunological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861303/risk-factors-clinical-features-and-treatment-outcomes-of-recurrent-mooren-ulcers-in-china
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Yanling Dong, Yangyang Zhang, Lixin Xie, Jianmei Ren
PURPOSE: To investigate risk factors, clinical features, and treatment outcomes of recurrent Mooren ulcers in China. METHODS: Medical records of 139 patients (173 eyes) with Mooren ulcers, including 37 patients (38 eyes) with recurrence, were retrospectively reviewed. Clinical features and treatment outcomes were evaluated. The risk factors for ulcer recurrence were analyzed with logistic regression; the cumulative risk of recurrence was assessed with Kaplan-Meier analysis...
November 16, 2016: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796668/upregulation-of-nlrp3-inflammasome-components-in-mooren-s-ulcer
#14
Zhiyuan Li, Chao Wei, Shuang Wang, Ting Liu, Hualei Zhai, Weiyun Shi
PURPOSE: Mooren's ulcer (MU) is a peripheral corneal ulceration of presumed autoimmune etiology. NLRP3 inflammasome has been shown to be involved in a variety of autoimmune and auto-inflammatory diseases. However, the role of NLRP3 inflammasome in MU has not been investigated. Here, we evaluate the expression of NLRP3 inflammasome and its downstream inflammatory factors in human MU. METHODS: Conjunctival biopsy specimens were obtained from seven patients with MU and six healthy donors...
March 2017: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760270/degradation-of-visual-performance-with-increasing-levels-of-retinal-stray-light
#15
Marrie van der Mooren, Robert Rosén, Luuk Franssen, Linda Lundström, Patricia Piers
Purpose: To quantify the effect of induced stray light on halo size, luminance threshold, and contrast sensitivity. Methods: Retinal stray light was induced in five healthy subjects using different photographic filters. The stray light induced ranged from levels observed in intraocular lenses (IOLs) with glistenings (low) to cataract level (high). The visual impact was measured for halo size, luminance detection threshold, and contrast sensitivity with and without a glare source...
October 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27755290/mooren-ulcer-in-a-child-wearing-orthokeratology-contact-lenses
#16
Jaeyoung Kim, Mee Kum Kim, Won Ryang Wee, Joo Youn Oh
PURPOSE: To report a case of Mooren ulcer that developed in a pediatric patient wearing orthokeratology overnight contact lenses. METHODS: Case report. RESULTS: A 10-year-old boy was referred to our clinic because of progressive peripheral corneal ulcer in the right eye, despite the intensive use of fortified antibiotic eye drops. The patient had been using overnight orthokeratology lenses for 4 months before presentation of corneal ulcer...
October 13, 2016: Eye & Contact Lens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27745068/a-work-based-learning-approach-for-clinical-support-workers-on-mental-health-inpatient-wards
#17
Philip Kemp, Moorene Gilding, Khooseal Seewooruttun, Hannah Walsh
Background With a rise in the number of unqualified staff providing health and social care, and reports raising concerns about the quality of care provided, there is a need to address the learning needs of clinical support workers. This article describes a qualitative evaluation of a service improvement project that involved a work-based learning approach for clinical support workers on mental health inpatient wards. Aim To investigate and identify insights in relation to the content and process of learning using a work-based learning approach for clinical support workers...
September 14, 2016: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27676156/a-randomized-controlled-trial-examining-the-effects-of-16-weeks-of-moderate-to-intensive-cycling-and-honey-supplementation-on-lymphocyte-oxidative-dna-damage-and-cytokine-changes-in-male-road-cyclists
#18
Behzad Hajizadeh Maleki, Bakhtyar Tartibian, Frank C Mooren, Karsten Krüger, Leah Z FitzGerald, Mohammad Chehrazi
The aim of this study was to investigate whether honey supplementation (70g, ninety minutes before each training session) attenuates changes in lymphocyte counts, DNA damage, cytokines, antioxidative and peroxidative biomarkers following moderate-to-intensive exercise training in male road cyclists. Healthy nonprofessional cyclists (n=24, aged 17-26years) were randomly assigned to exercise+supplement (EX+S, n=12) and exercise (EX, n=12) groups for an experimental period of 16weeks. Moderate-to-intensive exercise training increased lymphocytes DNA damage, cytokines and peroxidative biomarkers as well as decreased antioxidative biomarkers in the EX group...
December 2016: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27525377/exercise-affects-t-cell-function-by-modifying-intracellular-calcium-homeostasis
#19
Renyi Liu, Wei Fan, Karsten Krüger, Y U Xiao, Christian Pilat, Michael Seimetz, Robert Ringseis, Eveline Baumgart-Vogt, Klaus Eder, Norbert Weissmann, Frank-Christoph Mooren
PURPOSE: The study aimed to investigate the effects of chronic moderate exercise on regulation of intracellular calcium signaling as an important link to proliferation capacity in murine splenic T lymphocytes. METHODS: Male CD1 Swiss mice were randomly assigned either to a control group (CG) or an exercise training group (EG). EG mice performed voluntary exercise for 3 months. Lymphocytes were isolated from murine spleens and intracellular calcium was determined by using Fura-2(AM) and fluorescence spectrometry...
January 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27478305/effects-of-traumeel-tr14-on-exercise-induced-muscle-damage-response-in-healthy-subjects-a-double-blind-rct
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Kerstin Muders, Christian Pilat, Vanessa Deuster, Torsten Frech, Karsten Krüger, Jörn Pons-Kühnemann, Frank-Christoph Mooren
The present double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial intended to test whether ingestion of a natural combination medicine (Tr14 tablets) affects serum muscle damage and inflammatory immune response after downhill running. 96 male subjects received Tr14 tablets, which consist of 14 diluted biological and mineral components, or a placebo for 72 h after the exercise test, respectively. Changes in postexercise levels of various serum muscle damage and immunological markers were investigated...
2016: Mediators of Inflammation
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