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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527030/intravitreal-erythropoietin-injection-in-late-stage-optic-neuropathy-a-safety-study-on-human
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Ugur Acar, Bekir Kucuk, Mehmet Koray Sevinc, Seckin Aykas, Mesut Erdurmus, Gungor Sobaci
AIM: To evaluate the whether intravitreal erythropoietin (EPO) administration has any beneficial or adverse effect in patients with late-stage optic neuropathy (ON) or not. METHODS: The study examined 16 eyes of 16 patients who had late-stage ON and ≥1/20 best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) in their affected eye. There were nonarteritic ischemic ON in 10 (62.5%) eyes, traumatic ON in 4 (25.0%) eyes and methanol-induced ON in 2 (12.5%) eyes. Using pars plana approach, 2000 IU/0...
May 19, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524136/-clinical-evaluation-of-the-effectiveness-of-cholinesterase-inhibition-with-neuromidin-in-the-treatment-of-primary-glaucoma-patients
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I A Zakharova, R V Avdeev, V A Pristavka, S N Surnin, V Yu Makhmutov, I I Savrasova
AIM: to investigate neuromidin effectiveness in the treatment of patients with primary glaucoma and compensated intraocular pressure (IOP). MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 40 patients (80 eyes) were examined. Of them, 10 eyes with early glaucoma, 36 eyes with moderate-stage glaucoma, 33 eyes with advanced glaucoma, and 1 eye with end-stage glaucoma. In 19 eyes, IOP was controlled through beta-blockers, in 11 eyes - through carbonic anhydrase inhibitors, in 10 eyes - through prostaglandin analogues, and in 39 eyes - through combination drugs...
2017: Vestnik Oftalmologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522210/novel-trigeminal-slice-preparation-method-for-studying-mechanisms-of-nociception-transmission
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Mikiko Hirahara, Naoshi Fujiwara, Kenji Seo
BACKGROUND: The trigeminal subnucleus caudalis (Vc) plays a critical role in transmission and modulation of nociceptive afferent inputs, and exhibits a similar layer construction to the spinal dorsal horn. However, afferent inputs enter the brainstem and project to a separately located nucleus. It has previously been difficult to record responses of the Vc to afferent fiber activation in a brainstem slice preparation. The aim of the present study was to establish a novel brainstem slice preparation method to study trigeminal nociceptive transmission mechanisms...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520583/focal-capillary-dropout-associated-with-optic-disc-drusen-using-optical-coherence-tomographic-angiography
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Eric D Gaier, Joseph F Rizzo, John B Miller, Dean M Cestari
Optic disc drusen may be a cause of visual field defects and visual loss. The mechanism by which this occurs is unclear. We report a patient who developed decreased vision in the right eye and was found to have a heavy burden of superficial optic disc drusen. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) confirmed focal retinal nerve fiber layer thinning that corresponded with the distribution of drusen. OCT angiography, with superficial laminar segmentation, showed focal capillary attenuation overlying the most prominent drusen...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology: the Official Journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513113/retina-and-nerve-fiber-layer-thickness-in-eyes-with-thyroid-associated-ophthalmopathy
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Sharon Blum Meirovitch, Igal Leibovitch, Anat Kesler, David Varssano, Amir Rosenblatt, Meira Neuderfer
BACKGROUND: Thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy (TAO) is an inflammatory disease that affects the thyroid gland and the eye orbit. Of patients with TAO, 3%-5% have severe sight-threatening disease due to optic neuropathy Optical coherence tomography (OCT), the non-invasive imaging technology that yields high-resolution cross-sectional images of the retina, provides qualitative and quantitative data on the retina. OBJECTIVES: To apply this technique to quantitatively assess retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) and macular ring thicknesses in healthy subjects and in patients with TAO to determine their relationship to the severity of the orbital disease...
May 2017: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511899/signaling-pathways-to-and-from-the-hypophysial-pars-tuberalis-an-important-center-for-the-control-of-seasonal-rhythms
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Horst Werner-Korf
Seasonal (circannual) rhythms play an important role for the control of body functions (reproduction, metabolism, immune responses) in nearly all living organisms. Also humans are affected by the seasons with regard to immune responses and mental functions, the seasonal affective disorder being one of the most prominent examples. The hypophysial pars tuberalis (PT), an important interface between the hypophysial pars distalis and neuroendocrine centers in the brain, plays an essential role in the regulation of seasonal functions and may even be the seat of the circannual clock...
May 13, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511578/retinal-atrophy-in-relation-to-visual-functioning-and-vision-related-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-multiple-sclerosis
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Lisanne J Balk, Danko Coric, Jenny A Nij Bijvank, Joep Killestein, Bernard Mj Uitdehaag, Axel Petzold
BACKGROUND: Inner retinal layer atrophy in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) has been validated as a structural imaging biomarker for neurodegeneration. OBJECTIVE: To determine how retinal layer thickness relates to high-contrast visual acuity (HCVA), low-contrast visual acuity (LCVA) and vision-related quality of life (QoL) and to investigate the effect of previous episodes on MS-associated optic neuritis (MSON). METHODS: Spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) was performed in 267 patients with MS...
May 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509312/histological-immunohistochemical-and-ultrastructural-study-of-secondary-compressed-spinal-cord-injury-in-a-rat-model
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Wafaa S Ramadan, Ghada A Abdel-Hamid, Saleh Al-Karim, Aymn T Abbas
INTRODUCTION: Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a life-disrupting condition in which the first few days are the most critical. Secondary conditions remain the main causes of death for people with SCI. The response of different cell types to SCI and their role at different times in the progression of secondary degeneration are not well understood. The aim of this study was to study the histopathological changes of compressed spinal cord injury (CSCI) in a rat model. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Forty adult male Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into four groups...
2017: Folia Histochemica et Cytobiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508989/evaluation-of-inner-retinal-layers-with-optic-coherence-tomography-in-vigabatrin-exposed-patients
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Betül Tuğcu, Mesrure Köseoğlu Bitnel, Fatma Selin Kaya, Betül Tekin Güveli, Dilek Ataklı
In order to reveal the underlying retinal pathology leading to dysfunction in vigabatrin-exposed patients, we aimed to evaluate the inner retinal layers encompassing ganglion cell complex (GCC) layer and inner plexiform layer with new generation optic coherence tomography (OCT). Fourteen patients with epilepsy and exposure to vigabatrin and 12 clinically normal individuals, constituting the control group, were included. Retinal images were obtained using spectral-domain OCT (Optovue RTVue Fourier domain). Nasal and superior quadrants of retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) were found to be significantly lower in the patient group compared to the controls (p < 0...
May 16, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508245/evaluation-of-macular-and-peripapillary-choroidal-thickness-macular-volume-and-retinal-nerve-fiber-layer-in-acromegaly-patients
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Serpil Yazgan, Dilek Arpaci, Haci Ugur Celik, Irem Isik
PURPOSE: To evaluate macular volume, retinal nerve fiber layer, and macular and peripapillary choroidal thickness in acromegaly patients. METHOD: In this prospective, case-control study, 31 patients with acromegaly and 32 healthy subjects were recruited. Only right eyes were evaluated. Macular choroidal thickness (CT) was measured at three points, peripapillary CT was measured at eight points, and macular volume was measured at nine areas in the central 6 mm circle zone by spectraldomain optical coherence tomography (OCT)...
May 15, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507532/spectral-domain-optical-coherence-tomography-as-a-new-diagnostic-marker-for-idiopathic-normal-pressure-hydrocephalus
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Joana M Afonso, Manuel Falcão, Frank Schlichtenbrede, Fernando Falcão-Reis, Sérgio Estrela Silva, Till M Schneider
PURPOSE: Characterized by a progressive onset of gait disturbances, dementia, and urinary incontinence, idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH) is considered a rare, but under-diagnosed disease. Non-invasive diagnostic markers are still insufficient to enable the diagnosis of iNPH with certainty and yet early treatment with ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunting can reverse symptoms and stop disease progression. Vascular circulation abnormalities in iNPH may be reflected by changes in subfoveal and peripapillary choroidal thickness (PPChT)...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503425/neuroprotective-effects-of-gypenosides-in-experimental-autoimmune-optic-neuritis
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Hong-Kan Zhang, Yuan Ye, Zhen-Ni Zhao, Kai-Jun Li, Yi Du, Qiu-Ming Hu, Jian-Feng He
AIM: To determine whether gypenosides have protective effects in experimental autoimmune optic neuritis (EAON). METHODS: Mice were randomly divided into seven groups: control group, model group, three different density gypenosides monotherapy, methylprednisolone monotherapy, combination of gypenosides and methylprednisolone group. The control group was subcutaneously injected with oil emulsion adjuvant and all other groups were subcutaneously immunized with an emulsified mixture of myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG) 35-55 peptide to induce EAON...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499748/rates-of-local-retinal-nerve-fiber-layer-thinning-before-and-after-disc-hemorrhage-in-glaucoma
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Tadamichi Akagi, Linda M Zangwill, Luke J Saunders, Adeleh Yarmohammadi, Patricia Isabel C Manalastas, Min Hee Suh, Christopher A Girkin, Jeffrey M Liebmann, Robert N Weinreb
PURPOSE: To investigate longitudinal temporal and spatial associations between disc hemorrhage (DH) and rates of local retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thinning before and after DHs. DESIGN: Longitudinal, observational cohort study. PARTICIPANTS: Forty eyes of 37 participants (23 with glaucoma and 17 with suspect glaucoma at baseline) with DH episodes during follow-up from the Diagnostic Innovations in Glaucoma Study and the African Descent and Glaucoma Evaluation Study...
May 9, 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494490/biomechanical-responses-of-lamina-cribrosa-to-intraocular-pressure-change-assessed-by-optical-coherence-tomography-in-glaucoma-eyes
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Harry Quigley, Karun Arora, Sana Idrees, Francisco Solano, Sahar Bedrood, Christopher Lee, Joan Jefferys, Thao Nguyen
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to measure change in anterior lamina cribrosa depth (ALD) globally and regionally in glaucoma eyes at different intraocular pressures (IOP). Methods: Twenty-seven glaucoma patients were imaged before and after IOP-lowering procedures using optical coherence tomography. The anterior lamina was marked in approximately 25 locations in each of six radial scans to obtain global and regional estimates of ALD. ALD and its change with IOP were compared with optic disc damage, nerve fiber layer thickness, and visual field loss...
May 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493931/asymptomatic-carotid-artery-stenosis-and-retinal-nerve-fiber-layer-thickness-a-community-based-observational-study
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Dandan Wang, Yang Li, Yong Zhou, Cheng Jin, Qi Zhao, Anxin Wang, Shouling Wu, Wen Bin Wei, Xingquan Zhao, Jost B Jonas
PURPOSE: To examine whether an abnormally thin retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) is associated with cerebrovascular insufficiency. DESIGN: Community-based study. METHODS: The Asymptomatic Polyvascular Abnormalities in Community Study included Chinese aged 40+ years and without histories of cerebrovascular incidents or coronary heart disease. Using transcranial Doppler and carotid duplex ultrasound examination, we assessed presence and degree of an intracranial arterial stenosis (ICAS) and extracranial carotid arterial stenosis (ECAS) and we measured the RNFL thickness by spectral-domain optical coherence tomography...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492874/peripapillary-retinal-pigment-epithelium-layer-shape-changes-from-acetazolamide-treatment-in-the-idiopathic-intracranial-hypertension-treatment-trial
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Jui-Kai Wang, Randy H Kardon, Johannes Ledolter, Patrick A Sibony, Mark J Kupersmith, Mona K Garvin
Purpose: Recent studies indicate that the amount of deformation of the peripapillary retinal pigment epithelium and Bruch's membrane (pRPE/BM) toward or away from the vitreous may reflect acute changes in cerebrospinal fluid pressure. The study purpose is to determine if changes in optic-nerve-head (ONH) shape reflect a treatment effect (acetazolamide/placebo + weight management) using the optical coherence tomography (OCT) substudy of the Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension Treatment Trial (IIHTT) at baseline, 3, and 6 months...
May 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490654/early-skin-denervation-in-hereditary-and-iatrogenic-transthyretin-amyloid-neuropathy
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Teruaki Masuda, Mitsuharu Ueda, Genki Suenaga, Yohei Misumi, Masayoshi Tasaki, Ayane Izaki, Yukako Yanagisawa, Yasuteru Inoue, Hiroaki Motokawa, Sayaka Matsumoto, Mayumi Mizukami, Aiko Arimura, Takahisa Deguchi, Yoshihiko Nishio, Taro Yamashita, Yukihiro Inomata, Konen Obayashi, Yukio Ando
OBJECTIVE: To elucidate early skin denervation in hereditary transthyretin (TTR) amyloidosis and iatrogenic TTR amyloidosis. METHODS: We investigated intraepidermal nerve fiber density (IENFD) and clinical findings in 32 patients with hereditary TTR amyloidosis, 11 asymptomatic mutation carriers, 6 patients with iatrogenic TTR amyloidosis, and 23 healthy volunteers. RESULTS: IENFD values were reduced in patients with the V30M mutation (1.9 ± 2...
May 10, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489747/postoperative-changes-in-the-retinal-thickness-and-volume-after-vitrectomy-for-epiretinal-membrane-and-internal-limiting-membrane-peeling
#18
Jae Yon Won, Mirinae Kim, Young-Hoon Park
The aim of the study was to investigate the thickness and volume profiles of each retinal layer in postoperative patients with epiretinal membranes.Twenty-four patients who underwent pars plana vitrectomy with internal limiting membrane (ILM) peeling for epiretinal membrane were included. The best corrected visual acuity, thickness, and volume were recorded from the medical records through a retrospective review. Spectral domain optical coherence tomography was used to measure the average thickness and volume of each retinal layer before surgery and 6 months postoperatively...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488258/optical-coherence-tomography-as-a-marker-of-neurodegeneration-in-patients-with-wilson-s-disease
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Ewa Langwińska-Wośko, Tomasz Litwin, Karolina Dzieżyc, Michał Karlinski, Anna Członkowska
Wilson's disease (WD) is an inherited autosomal recessive disorder that leads to pathological copper accumulation in different organs. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is proposed as a marker of neurodegeneration in many neurological diseases. Thinning of the total retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) and macular thickness (Mth) examined by OCT was detected in patients with WD, especially those with brain magnetic resonance imaging changes. The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between OCT parameters and the progression of neurological signs measured by the Unified Wilson's Disease Rating Scale (UWDRS) in patients with WD...
May 9, 2017: Acta Neurologica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487359/venous-sinus-stenting-shortens-the-duration-of-medical-therapy-for-increased-intracranial-pressure-secondary-to-venous-sinus-stenosis
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Tarek A Shazly, Ashutosh P Jadhav, Amin Aghaebrahim, Andrew F Ducruet, Brian T Jankowitz, Tudor G Jovin, Gabrielle R Bonhomme
INTRODUCTION: Medical treatment, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunting, and optic nerve sheath fenestration are standard treatments for increased intracranial pressure (ICP) in patients with idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH). Venous sinus stenting provides a novel alternative surgical treatment in cases of venous sinus stenosis with elevated ICP. METHODS: 12 consecutive subjects with papilledema, increased ICP, and radiological signs of dural sinus stenosis underwent cerebral venography and manometry...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
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