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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092397/update-on-orthokeratology-in-managing-progressive-myopia-in-children-efficacy-mechanisms-and-concerns
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Xintong Li, Ilana B Friedman, Norman B Medow, Cheng Zhang
Myopia is an important public health issue, and high myopia may lead to severe complications if left untreated. Orthokeratology lenses, worn overnight to reshape the cornea, are one of many recent modalities used to slow down the progression of myopia in children. This treatment has been proven successful, as evidenced by decreased spherical refractive error and axial length relative to the control at interval follow-up ranging from 6 months to 5 years. In this systematic review, the authors collected published controlled studies that analyzed the efficacy of orthokeratology lens wear and calculated longitudinal relative changes in axial length, revealing a weighted average of -45...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087293/first-itraconazole-resistant-aspergillus-fumigatus-clinical-isolate-harbouring-a-g54e-substitution-in-cyp51ap-in-south-america
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Florencia Leonardelli, Laura Theill, María Elena Nardin, Daiana Macedo, Catiana Dudiuk, Emilce Mendez, Soledad Gamarra, Guillermo Garcia-Effron
BACKGROUND: A 27-year-old male rural worker was admitted with a fungal keratitis due to an injury involving plant detritus. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Specimens were collected for microscopy examination and culture. The isolate was identified by morphological and molecular criteria. Susceptibility testing was performed using CLSI methods. CYP51A gene was PCR amplified and sequenced. RESULTS: An Aspergillus fumigatus strain resistant to itraconazole (MIC>8μg/ml) was isolated...
January 10, 2017: Revista Iberoamericana de Micología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081296/short-synthetic-%C3%AE-helical-forming-peptide-amphiphiles-for-fungal-keratitis-treatment-in-vivo
#3
Hong Wu, Shaoqiong Liu, Nikken Wiradharma, Zhan Yuin Ong, Yan Li, Yi Yan Yang, Jackie Y Ying
The emergence of fungal keratitis is on the rise globally. However, current antifungal therapeutics are ineffective in severe keratomycosis. Previously reported α-helical peptides comprising 8-14 amino acids demonstrate broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity both in vitro and in vivo. Here, α-helical peptides of the optimized sequences are investigated for antifungal biofilm in vitro and in vivo using a fungal biofilm-caused mouse keratitis model. The peptides with the optimal composition demonstrate higher α-helical propensity and improve antifungal activity in dispersing Candida albicans biofilm in vitro...
January 12, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080168/corneal-melt-after-boston-keratoprosthesis-clinical-presentation-management-outcomes-and-risk-factor-analysis
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Soumaya Bouhout, Marie-Claude Robert, Sousans Deli, Mona Harissi-Dagher
PURPOSE: To determine the presentation, risk factors, and outcomes of keratolysis after Boston type I keratoprosthesis (B-KPro). METHODS: Retrospective chart review. RESULTS: A total of 16 (14%) of the 110 eyes (96 patients) which underwent B-KPro implantation developed keratolysis at an average 20 ± 11 months. Retroprosthetic membrane (RPM), infectious keratitis, and corneal dellen were identified in 31%, 25%, and 13% of corneal melts, respectively...
January 12, 2017: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079686/number-of-bacteria-and-time-of-coincubation-with-bacteria-required-for-the-development-of-acanthamoeba-keratitis
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Hayate Nakagawa, Takaaki Hattori, Naohito Koike, Tomoko Ehara, Akitomo Narimatsu, Shigeto Kumakura, Tetsuya Matsumoto, Hiroshi Goto
PURPOSE: We hypothesized that bacteria may be a factor contributing to the development of Acanthamoeba keratitis (AK). We investigated interactions between Acanthamoeba and Pseudomonas aeruginosa for the development of keratitis in rabbit corneas. METHODS: Acanthamoeba castellanii (ATCC50492) and P. aeruginosa (PAO-1) were used. Two densities of P. aeruginosa (high, 1 × 10/mL; low, 3 × 10/mL) and 2 durations of coincubation (long, 6 h; short, 2 h) of Acanthamoeba with 1 × 10/mL of P...
January 11, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079684/the-cif-virulence-factor-gene-is-present-in-isolates-from-patients-with-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-keratitis
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Christopher D Bahl, Jessica D St Laurent, R Siva Ganesa Karthikeyan, J Lakshmi Priya, Lalitha Prajna, Michael E Zegans, Dean R Madden
PURPOSE: To determine whether the cif gene is present in pathogenic Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates from patients with bacterial keratitis at Aravind Eye Hospital, a referral eye care center in southern India, and from corresponding environmental isolates. METHODS: Polymerase chain reaction amplification was performed on strains of P. aeruginosa isolated from ocular infections and environmental soil samples were collected from the area surrounding Aravind Eye Hospital...
January 11, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070732/the-clinical-and-laboratory-spectrum-of-dedicator-of-cytokinesis-8-immunodeficiency-syndrome-in-patients-with-a-unique-mutation
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Arnon Broides, Amarilla B Mandola, Jacov Levy, Baruch Yerushalmi, Vered Pinsk, Michal Eldan, George Shubinsky, Nurit Hadad, Rachel Levy, Amit Nahum, Miriam Ben-Harosh, Atar Lev, Amos Simon, Raz Somech
Mutations in the dedicator of cytokinesis 8 (DOCK8) gene cause a combined immunodeficiency usually diagnosed as autosomal recessive hyper IgE syndrome. We sought to reveal the varying manifestations in patients with a unique mutation in DOCK8 gene by a retrospective medical record review. Ten patients from five consanguineous families and three tribes were included. Seven patients were homozygous for the c.C5134A, p.S1711X mutation, and the remaining three patients were their siblings manifesting hyper IgE syndrome features without a genetic diagnosis...
January 10, 2017: Immunologic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070718/first-in-human-trial-of-an-anti-5t4-antibody-monomethylauristatin-conjugate-pf-06263507-in-patients-with-advanced-solid-tumors
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Geoffrey I Shapiro, Ulka N Vaishampayan, Patricia LoRusso, Jeremy Barton, Steven Hua, Steven D Reich, Ronald Shazer, Carrie T Taylor, Dawei Xuan, Hossein Borghaei
Background The antibody-drug conjugate PF-06263507 targets the cell-surface, tumor-associated antigen 5T4 and consists of a humanized IgG1 conjugated to the microtubule-disrupting agent monomethylauristatin-F by a non-cleavable maleimidocaproyl linker. In this first-in-human, dose-finding trial (NCT01891669), we evaluated safety, pharmacokinetics, and preliminary antitumor activity of PF-06263507 in pretreated patients with advanced solid tumors, unselected for 5T4 expression. starting at 0.05 mg/kg, with 25, 56, and 95% dose increments, depending on observed dose-limiting toxicities (DLTs), applying a modified continual reassessment method...
January 9, 2017: Investigational New Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062697/subclinical-herpes-simplex-virus-type-1-infections-provide-site-specific-resistance-to-an-unrelated-pathogen
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Alexander M Rowe, Hongming Yun, Benjamin R Treat, Paul R Kinchington, Robert L Hendricks
HSV-1 infections of the cornea range in severity from minor transient discomfort to the blinding disease herpes stromal keratitis, yet most patients experience a single episode of epithelial keratitis followed by re-establishment of a clear cornea. We asked whether a single transient episode of HSV-1 epithelial keratitis causes long-term changes in the corneal microenvironment that influence immune responses to subsequent corneal infection or trauma. We showed that C57BL/6 mouse corneas infected with HSV-1 KOS, which induces transient herpes epithelial keratitis without herpes stromal keratitis sequelae, possessed a significant leukocytic infiltrate composed primarily of CD4(+) T cells and macrophages along with elevated chemokines and cytokines that persisted without loss of corneal clarity (subclinical inflammation)...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060081/herpes-simplex-virus-keratitis-and-resistance-to-acyclovir
#10
Asim V Farooq
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February 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055100/exposure-stress-induces-reversible-corneal-graft-opacity-in-recipients-with-herpes-simplex-virus-1-infections
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Alexander M Rowe, Hongmin Yun, Robert L Hendricks
Purpose: Most of the inflammation in murine herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1)-induced stromal keratitis (HSK) is due to exposure stress resulting from loss of corneal nerves and blink reflex. Corneal grafts often fail when placed on corneal beds with a history of HSK. We asked if corneal exposure contributes to the severe pathology of corneal grafts on HSV-1-infected corneal beds. Methods: Herpes simplex virus type 1-infected corneas were tested for blink reflex...
January 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050369/a-case-of-surgical-site-infection-caused-by-mycobacterium-fortuitum-following-herniorrhaphy
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N S Madhusudhan, A Malini, Mima Maychet B Sangma
Rapidly Growing Mycobacteria (RGM) are opportunistic pathogens found in the environment. Mycobacterium fortuitum, M. chelonae and M.abscessus are the important human pathogens of this group. They cause wound infections, disseminated cutaneous disease, pulmonary infection in patients with cystic fibrosis or bronchiectasis, bone and joint infections and keratitis. Infections due to these Non-Tuberculous Mycobacteria (NTM) are increasingly reported. Post laparoscopic wound infections, mesh site infections and other surgical site infections due to M...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043985/in-vivo-confocal-microscopy-appearance-of-fusarium-and-aspergillus-species-in-fungal-keratitis
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Jaya Devi Chidambaram, Namperumalsamy Venkatesh Prajna, Natasha Larke, David Macleod, Palepu Srikanthi, Shruti Lanjewar, Manisha Shah, Prajna Lalitha, Shanmugam Elakkiya, Matthew J Burton
BACKGROUND: Clinical outcomes in fungal keratitis vary between Fusarium and Aspergillus spp, therefore distinguishing between species using morphological features such as filament branching angles, sporulation along filaments (adventitious sporulation) or dichotomous branching may be useful. In this study, we assessed these three features within Heidelberg Retina Tomograph 3 in vivo confocal microscopy (IVCM) images from culture-positive Fusarium and Aspergillus spp keratitis participants...
January 2, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040524/corneal-higher-order-aberrations-in-infectious-keratitis
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Eisuke Shimizu, Takefumi Yamaguchi, Yukari Yaguchi, Murat Dogru, Yoshiyuki Satake, Kazuo Tsubota, Jun Shimazaki
PURPOSE: To characterize the corneal higher-order aberrations (HOAs) in eyes with acanthoamoeba keratitis (AK), bacterial keratitis (BK), and fungal keratitis (FK). DESIGN: Retrospective consecutive case series. METHODS: This retrospective study includes 18 normal subjects and 63 eyes of 62 consecutive patients with corneal scarring due to AK (20 eyes), BK (35 eyes) and FK (8 eyes) from 2010 to 2016. HOAs of the anterior and posterior surfaces and the total cornea were analyzed by anterior segment optical coherence tomography (AS-OCT)...
December 28, 2016: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039367/efficacy-and-safety-results-of-abt-414-in-combination-with-radiation-and-temozolomide-in-newly-diagnosed-glioblastoma
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David A Reardon, Andrew B Lassman, Martin van den Bent, Priya Kumthekar, Ryan Merrell, Andrew M Scott, Lisa Fichtel, Erik P Sulman, Erica Gomez, JuDee Fischer, Ho-Jin Lee, Wijith Munasinghe, Hao Xiong, Helen Mandich, Lisa Roberts-Rapp, Peter Ansell, Kyle D Holen, Hui K Gan
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD), recommended phase II dose (RPTD), safety, and pharmacokinetics of ABT-414 plus radiation and temozolomide in newly diagnosed glioblastoma. ABT-414 is a first-in-class, tumor-specific antibody-drug conjugate that preferentially targets tumors expressing overactive epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR). METHODS: In this multicenter phase I study, patients received 0.5-3.2 mg/kg ABT-414 every 2 weeks by intravenous infusion...
December 29, 2016: Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035615/epidemio-clinico-microbiological-study-of-mycotic-keratitis-in-north-west-region-of-rajasthan
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Abhishek Binnani, Priyanka Soni Gupta, Ankur Gupta
AIM AND OBJECTIVES: Mycotic keratitis, with its diverse clinical presentation and difficulties in treatment, makes it a challenging task for clinicians and an important object of study. The aim of present study was to determine the frequency of occurrence and epidemiological association with identification of fungal isolates from mycotic keratitis cases. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a prospective and observational study conducted in Mycology Laboratory, Department of Microbiology, S...
December 29, 2016: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025573/diagnosis-and-treatment-of-pythium-insidiosum-corneal-ulcer-in-a-chinese-child-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#17
Hong He, Hongshan Liu, Xiaolian Chen, Jiaochan Wu, Miao He, Xingwu Zhong
BACKGROUND Pythium insidiosum keratitis is a rare but sight-threatening disease with a high morbidity rate. It can be misdiagnosed as fungal keratitis in clinic settings. We report a case of severe Pythium insidiosum keratitis in a Chinese child, treated with combined approaches. CASE REPORT A 7-year-old boy from Hainan province in the south of China developed a suppurative corneal ulcer after being in a forest. A mass of hyphae was detected by confocal imaging in vivo, fungal smear test, and histochemical examination...
December 27, 2016: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017678/deep-anterior-lamellar-keratoplasty-after-descemet-stripping-automated-endothelial-keratoplasty
#18
Shay Gutfreund, Pia Leon, Shmuel Graffi, Massimo Busin
PURPOSE: To report the indications and long-term outcomes of deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK) performed after Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) in cases of visually significant stromal opacities. DESIGN: Retrospective, interventional, consecutive case series. METHOD: Setting: Private hospital. Study populationThirteen eyes that underwent DALK after DSAEK at our Institution. Indications for DALK after DSAEK included both stromal opacities persisting after DSAEK and stromal opacities occurring secondarily in post-DSAEK corneas...
December 22, 2016: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013522/methods-for-in-vivo-ex-vivo-analysis-of-antimicrobial-peptides-in-bacterial-keratitis-sirna-knockdown-colony-counts-myeloperoxidase-immunostaining-and-rt-pcr-assays
#19
Satya Sree Kolar, Hasna Baidouri, Maria Luisa Mangoni, Alison M McDermott
Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) are essential components of the innate immune response. They have direct killing ability as well as immunomodulatory functions. Here, we describe techniques to identify specific AMPs involved in the protection against microbial keratitis, a vision threatening infection of the cornea of the eye which is the most serious complication of contact lens wear. Specifically we detail the use of siRNA technology to temporarily knockdown AMP expression at the murine ocular surface in vivo and then describe ex vivo assays to determine the level of bacteria, relative number of neutrophils, and levels of cytokines, chemokines, and AMPs in infected corneas...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013521/methods-for-in-vitro-analysis-of-antimicrobial-activity-and-toxicity-of-anti-keratitis-peptides-bacterial-viability-in-tears-mtt-and-tnf-%C3%AE-release-assays
#20
Floriana Cappiello, Bruno Casciaro, Satya Sree Kolar, Hasna Baidouri, Alison M McDermott, Maria Luisa Mangoni
Ease of access to the cornea makes antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) ideal candidates for topical drug application. However, before bringing them to the clinic, it is fundamental to evaluate in vitro: (1) the ability of AMPs to kill bacteria in the presence of human tears, by counting the number of surviving bacteria on agar plates; (2) the potential cytotoxicity of AMPs to mammalian cells by a colorimetric method based on the production of a colored formazan crystals by metabolically active cells; and (3) the ability of AMPs to neutralize the toxic effect of the bacterial cell wall component, lipopolysaccharide (LPS), by measuring the level of the pro-inflammatory cytokine, TNF-α, released from LPS-activated macrophages, using a sandwich enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
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