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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450402/modeling-the-consumer-s-perception-of-experiential-marketing-in-the-romanian-private-ophthalmologic-services
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Consuela-Mădălina Gheorghe, Iuliana-Raluca Gheorghe, Victor Lorin Purcărea
Introduction. The importance of experience in marketing grew, as the concept itself is very personal and difficult to measure. Experience turns out to be complicated but once placed in a context it gets significant features. As the health care competitive environment increases, marketers are looking for new and effective methods of engaging consumers by using experiential marketing strategies. Moreover, little is known about the consumers' perceptions related to ophthalmologic services. Aim. The objective of this paper was to measure the consumer's perception of experiential marketing in the Romanian private ophthalmologic services by using structural equation modeling...
July 2017: Romanian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450395/investigating-the-perception-of-romanian-adults-on-ophthalmology-services-from-an-experiential-marketing-perspective
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Consuela-Mădălina Gheorghe, Iuliana-Raluca Gheorghe, Victor Lorin Purcărea
Nowadays, we live in a world in which we are daily bombed by hundreds of advertisements. Specialists have to discover other channels or embed attractive elements in the advertisements' messages to cut through the clutter and catch the consumers' attention. The evolution of the concept of service has changed from the commercial status to determining a lifestyle. Buying a service has led to a change in the consumer behavior. Consumers want to buy services that dazzle their senses, touch their hearts, and stimulate their minds, not as before, excellent or satisfying...
July 2017: Romanian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29419643/exfoliation-syndrome-a-historical-perspective
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Ahti Tarkkanen
The discoverer of exfoliation was John Lindberg of Helsinki, Finland. He conducted his research as a young ophthalmology resident with the aim of elucidating two types of age-related degenerations of the iris and presenting it as an academic thesis. To this end, he had to construct a slitlamp, because they were not commercially available. During this investigation, he paid attention to greyish flakes and fringes on the anterior lens capsule and the pupillary border, which had not been previously described. His material consisted of 202 patients...
February 6, 2018: Journal of Glaucoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29383980/optimizing-anti-vegf-treatment-outcomes-for-patients-with-neovascular-age-related-macular-degeneration
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Charles C Wykoff, W Lloyd Clark, Jared S Nielsen, Joel V Brill, Laurence S Greene, Cherilyn L Heggen
BACKGROUND: The introduction of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) drugs to ophthalmology has revolutionized the treatment of neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD). Despite this significant progress, gaps and challenges persist in the diagnosis of nAMD, initiation of treatment, and management of frequent intravitreal injections. Thus, nAMD remains a leading cause of blindness in the United States. OBJECTIVE: To present current knowledge, evidence, and expert perspectives on anti-VEGF therapies in nAMD to support managed care professionals and providers in decision making and collaborative strategies to overcome barriers to optimize anti-VEGF treatment outcomes among nAMD patients...
February 2018: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342435/the-2016-american-academy-of-ophthalmology-iris%C3%A2-registry-intelligent-research-in-sight-database-characteristics-and-methods
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Michael F Chiang, Alfred Sommer, William L Rich, Flora Lum, David W Parke
PURPOSE: To describe the characteristics of the patient population included in the 2016 IRIS® Registry (Intelligent Research in Sight) database for analytic aims. DESIGN: Description of a clinical data registry. PARTICIPANTS: The 2016 IRIS Registry database consists of 17 363 018 unique patients from 7200 United States-based ophthalmologists in the United States. METHODS: Electronic health record (EHR) data were extracted from the participating practices and placed into a clinical database...
January 13, 2018: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279847/bacterial-diversity-in-feline-conjunctiva-based-on-16s-rrna-gene-sequence-analysis-a-pilot-study
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Katarzyna Płoneczka-Janeczko, Jacek Bania, Karolina Bierowiec, Maciej Kiełbowicz, Zdzisław Kiełbowicz
Changes in the microbial populations in the conjunctival sacs of animals have traditionally been evaluated using conventional microbiology techniques. The goal of this study was to examine the suitability of a methodology which may reveal a previously unknown microbiome inhabiting feline conjunctival membranes. In the present study, we determined the microbial diversity in feline conjunctivas based on 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis. Five taxa not described earlier in veterinary ophthalmology (i.e., Staphylococcus caprae, Staphylococcus succinus, Propionibacterium acnes, Psychrobacter faecalis, and Bacillus subtilis) were identified in feline conjunctivas with a high similarity (99-100%)...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240298/diabetic-macular-edema-innovative-technologies-and-economic-impact-new-opportunities-for-the-lombardy-region-healthcare-system
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Emanuela Foglia, Lucrezia Ferrario, Francesco Bandello, Camilla Ferri, Innocente Figini, Michela Franzin, Gianpiera Gambaro, Ugo Introini, Massimo Medaglia, Giovanni Staurenghi, Patrizia Tadini, Andrea Fomiatti, Davide Croce
PURPOSE: Diabetic macular edema (DME) is a leading cause of vision loss and blindness. The aim of this study was to evaluate the economic benefits of introducing additional alternative technologies (Dexamethasone intravitreal implant - DEX - and Aflibercept injections), compared with the historical scenario of Ranibizumab intravitreal injections. METHODS: A 3-year budget impact model was developed, taking into consideration the perspective of the Lombardy Region Healthcare Service (LRHS)...
December 14, 2017: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208816/posterior-capsular-rent-prevention-and-management
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REVIEW
Arup Chakrabarti, Nazneen Nazm
This review article deals with a potentially sight threatening complication - rupture of the posterior capsule - during cataract surgery. Cataract surgery is the most commonly performed surgical procedure in ophthalmology and despite tremendous technical and technological advancements, posterior capsular rent (PCR) still occurs. PCR occurs both in the hands of experienced senior surgeons and the neophyte surgeons, although with a higher frequency in the latter group. Additionally, certain types of cataracts are prone to this development...
December 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205056/ocular-bioanalysis-challenges-and-advancements-in-recent-years-for-these-rare-matrices
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Katja Heinig, Enric Bertran, Julian Potter, Daniela Fraier
There are many ocular diseases still presenting unmet medical needs. Therefore, new ophthalmologic drugs are being developed. Bioanalysis of eye compartments (along with plasma and other tissues) is important to determine exposure of the target organ to the drug and to help interpret local pharmacological or toxic effects. This review article identifies several challenges that occur within ocular bioanalysis. They include sample collection and preparation, analytical issues, sourcing control matrix, data interpretation and regulatory requirements...
December 2017: Bioanalysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162153/managing-toxicities-associated-with-immune-checkpoint-inhibitors-consensus-recommendations-from-the-society-for-immunotherapy-of-cancer-sitc-toxicity-management-working-group
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I Puzanov, A Diab, K Abdallah, C O Bingham, C Brogdon, R Dadu, L Hamad, S Kim, M E Lacouture, N R LeBoeuf, D Lenihan, C Onofrei, V Shannon, R Sharma, A W Silk, D Skondra, M E Suarez-Almazor, Y Wang, K Wiley, H L Kaufman, M S Ernstoff
Cancer immunotherapy has transformed the treatment of cancer. However, increasing use of immune-based therapies, including the widely used class of agents known as immune checkpoint inhibitors, has exposed a discrete group of immune-related adverse events (irAEs). Many of these are driven by the same immunologic mechanisms responsible for the drugs' therapeutic effects, namely blockade of inhibitory mechanisms that suppress the immune system and protect body tissues from an unconstrained acute or chronic immune response...
November 21, 2017: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137959/moving-from-clinic-to-home-what-the-future-holds-for-ophthalmic-telemedicine
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Nancy M Holekamp
PURPOSE: To describe the expanding role of telemedicine in healthcare, the key criteria required for a successful device and program implementation, and the current and future role of home monitoring in ophthalmology. DESIGN: Expert perspective METHODS: Analysis with real-world interpretation of home monitoring technologies including current adoption barriers and expanded future demands based on demographic and market forces. RESULTS: Remote patient monitoring represents a paradigm shift in the way physicians care for patients...
November 11, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096591/comparison-between-flipped-classroom-and-lecture-based-classroom-in-ophthalmology-clerkship
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Fen Tang, Chuan Chen, Yi Zhu, Chengguo Zuo, Yimin Zhong, Nan Wang, Lijun Zhou, Yuxian Zou, Dan Liang
BACKGROUND: In recent years, the flipped classroom method of teaching has received much attention in health sciences education. However, the application of flipped classrooms in ophthalmology education has not been well investigated. OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to investigate the effectiveness and acceptability of the flipped classroom approach to teaching ophthalmology at the clerkship level. DESIGN: Ninety-five fourth year medical students in an ophthalmology clerkship were randomly divided into two groups...
2017: Medical Education Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053133/-ophthalmic-disorders-as-a-manifestation-of-parkinson-s-disease
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N B Chesnokova, T A Pavlenko, M V Ugrumov
Parkinson's disease is a severe neurodegenerative disease accompanied with the degeneration of dopaminergic neurons in the central and peripheral nervous system. The diagnosis of Parkinson's disease can still be made only on the stage of irreversible and nearly total degeneration of the nigrostriatum dopaminergic system and exhaustion of brain compensatory mechanisms that explains the low efficacy of therapy. Ophthalmic pathology is one of the nonmotor symptoms of Parkinson's disease. This can be explained firstly by the fact that eye is a 'peripheral part of brain' and secondly by the involvement of dopaminergic neurons (dopamine-producing cells) that are subject to the selective degeneration during Parkinson's disease in the regulation of visual function in the eye and brain...
2017: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052094/severe-physical-complications-among-survivors-of-stevens-johnson-syndrome-and-toxic-epidermal-necrolysis
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Cristina Olteanu, Neil H Shear, Hall F Chew, Rena Hashimoto, Raed Alhusayen, Sonia Whyte-Croasdaile, Yaron Finkelstein, Marjorie Burnett, Michael Ziv, Shachar Sade, Marc G Jeschke, Roni P Dodiuk-Gad
INTRODUCTION: Few studies have reported the physical complications among Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) survivors. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to comprehensively characterize the physical complications among SJS/TEN survivors and to learn about patients' perspectives of surviving SJS/TEN. METHODS: SJS/TEN survivors older than 18 years of age were assessed by different methods: a medical interview; a questionnaire assessing patients' perspectives; thorough skin, oral mucous membrane, and ophthalmic examinations; and a retrospective assessment of medical records...
October 19, 2017: Drug Safety: An International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Drug Experience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992234/pharmacologic-management-of-diabetic-retinopathy
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Akiyoshi Uemura
Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is a leading cause of vision loss in working-age populations, primarily attributable to retinal vascular hyperpermeability, hypoperfusion, and neoangiogenesis. In the past decade, laser photocoagulation and surgical interventions to treat DR have been replaced by topical administrations of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor drugs and corticosteroids. Although these drugs have revolutionized clinical management of DR, their limited efficacy and adverse effects have raised an increasing demand for new drug development...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991343/endophthalmitis-following-pediatric-cataract-surgery-an-international-pediatric-ophthalmology-and-strabismus-council-global-perspective
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Almutez M Gharaibeh, Eedy Mezer, Luis H Ospina, Tamara Wygnanski-Jaffe
PURPOSE: To compile international data on the risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment of endophthalmitis following pediatric cataract surgery. METHODS: An e-mail containing a link to an online survey was sent to all members of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. The questionnaire examined the incidence, risk factors, treatment, outcomes, and prophylaxis of endophthalmitis following pediatric cataract surgery around the world. RESULTS: Two hundred thirty-seven ophthalmologists answered the questionnaire...
October 9, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28967080/new-pediatric-risk-factors-for-amblyopia-strabismic-versus-refractive
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Sandra Guimaraes, Maria Vieira, Tatiana Queirós, Andreia Soares, Patrício Costa, Eduardo Silva
PURPOSE: To assess the role of risk factors for amblyopia, such as family history and neonatal background, for the prediction of either strabismic amblyopia or refractive amblyopia. METHODS: In this retrospective case-control model, the study population included all children born at the Hospital de Braga during 1997-2012 (3 to 18 years old) with ophthalmologic consultation in 2014. Data collection was performed from the clinical database and through telephone questionnaire surveys...
September 11, 2017: European Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28958885/pathophysiology-screening-and-treatment-of-rop-a-multi-disciplinary-perspective
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REVIEW
Tailoi Chan-Ling, Glen A Gole, Graham E Quinn, Samuel J Adamson, Brian A Darlow
The population of infants at risk for retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) varies by world region; in countries with well developed neonatal intensive care services, the highest risk infants are those born at less than 28 weeks gestational age (GA) and less than 1 kg at birth, while, in regions where many aspects of neonatal intensive and ophthalmological care are not routinely available, more mature infants up to 2000 g at birth and 37 weeks GA are also at risk for severe ROP. Treatment options for both groups of patients include standard retinal laser photocoagulation or, more recently, intravitreal anti-VEGF drugs...
September 27, 2017: Progress in Retinal and Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878742/zika-virus-what-have-we-learnt-since-the-start-of-the-recent-epidemic
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REVIEW
Juan-Carlos Saiz, Miguel A Martín-Acebes, Rubén Bueno-Marí, Oscar D Salomón, Luis C Villamil-Jiménez, Jorg Heukelbach, Carlos H Alencar, Paul K Armstrong, Tania M Ortiga-Carvalho, Rosalia Mendez-Otero, Paulo H Rosado-de-Castro, Pedro M Pimentel-Coelho
Zika is a viral disease transmitted mainly by mosquitoes of the genus Aedes. In recent years, it has expanded geographically, changing from an endemic mosquito-borne disease across equatorial Asia and Africa, to an epidemic disease causing large outbreaks in several areas of the world. With the recent Zika virus (ZIKV) outbreaks in the Americas, the disease has become a focus of attention of public health agencies and of the international research community, especially due to an association with neurological disorders in adults and to the severe neurological and ophthalmological abnormalities found in fetuses and newborns of mothers exposed to ZIKV during pregnancy...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870710/communication-skills-training-in-ophthalmology-results-of-a-needs-assessment-and-pilot-training-program
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Anuradha Mishra, David Browning, Miriam J Haviland, Mary Lou Jackson, Donna Luff, Elaine C Meyer, Katherine Talcott, Carolyn E Kloek
OBJECTIVE: To conduct a needs assessment to identify gaps in communication skills training in ophthalmology residency programs and to use these results to pilot a communication workshop that prepares residents for difficult conversations. DESIGN: A mixed-methods design was used to perform the needs assessment. A pre-and postsurvey was administered to workshop participants. SETTING: Mass Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School (HMS), Department of Ophthalmology...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
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