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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081151/human-lacrimal-gland-gene-expression
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Vinay Kumar Aakalu, Sowmya Parameswaran, Mark Maienschein-Cline, Neil Bahroos, Dhara Shah, Marwan Ali, Subramanian Krishnakumar
BACKGROUND: The study of human lacrimal gland biology and development is limited. Lacrimal gland tissue is damaged or poorly functional in a number of disease states including dry eye disease. Development of cell based therapies for lacrimal gland diseases requires a better understanding of the gene expression and signaling pathways in lacrimal gland. Differential gene expression analysis between lacrimal gland and other embryologically similar tissues may be helpful in furthering our understanding of lacrimal gland development...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076899/genome-wide-association-analysis-reveals-genetic-heterogeneity-of-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-according-to-ancestry
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Kimberly E Taylor, Quenna Wong, David M Levine, Caitlin McHugh, Cathy Laurie, Kimberly Doheny, Mi Y Lam, Alan N Baer, Stephen Challacombe, Hector Lanfranchi, Morten Schiødt, M Srinivasan, Hisanori Umehara, Frederick B Vivino, Yan Zhao, Stephen Shiboski, Troy E Daniels, John S Greenspan, Caroline H Shiboski, Lindsey A Criswell
OBJECTIVE: Sjögren's Syndrome (SS) is a systemic autoimmune disease affecting primarily the lacrimal and salivary glands. The Sjögren's International Collaborative Clinical Alliance (SICCA) is an international multisite observational study whose participants have been genotyped on the Omni 2.5M platform and undergone deep phenotyping using common protocol-directed methods, providing a unique opportunity to examine the genetic etiology of SS across ancestry and disease subsets. METHODS: We perform GWAS analyses utilizing dbGaP controls on all subjects (1405 cases, 1622 SICCA controls, 3125 external controls), European (similarly 585, 966, 2580), and Asian (similarly 460, 224, 901) with ancestry adjustments via principal component analyses...
January 11, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069907/eye-swelling-and-lacrimal-gland-lymphoma
#3
Priyadarshini Loganathan, Mahesh Gajendran
We report an interesting case of lacrimal gland diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) in a 54 year old male who presented with 4 week history of progressively worsening eye swelling. The diagnosis was confirmed with orbital biopsy and the patient was started on chemotherapy with improvement in the eye swelling.
January 9, 2017: QJM: Monthly Journal of the Association of Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063355/orbital-oncocytoma-evaluation-with-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-magnetic-resonance-imaging-using-a-time-signal-intensity-curve-and-positive-enhancement-integral-images
#4
Nutchawan Jittapiromsak, Ping Hou, Michelle D Williams, T Linda Chi
Oncocytomas, which are benign epithelial tumors filled with abundant mitochondria, arise from ductal cells. Oncocytomas rarely occur in the orbit. We present a case of pathologically proven orbital oncocytoma of the lacrimal gland studied by dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE MRI). DCE MRI has potential as an adjunct to conventional MRI in the differential diagnosis and tumor margin delineation of orbital oncocytoma. Simple assessments of the time-signal intensity curve, semiquantitative parameters, and post-processing positive enhancement integral images should be considered in the evaluation of orbital masses found on MRI...
December 6, 2016: Clinical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060936/clinical-evaluation-of-a-royal-jelly-supplementation-for-the-restoration-of-dry-eye-a-prospective-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-study-and-an-experimental-mouse-model
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Sachiko Inoue, Motoko Kawashima, Ryuji Hisamura, Toshihiro Imada, Yusuke Izuta, Shigeru Nakamura, Masataka Ito, Kazuo Tsubota
BACKGROUND: Dry eye is a multifactorial disease characterized by ocular discomfort and visual impairment. Lacrimal gland function has been shown to decrease with aging, a known potent risk factor for dry eye. We have previously found that orally administrated royal jelly (RJ) restored tear secretion in a rat model of dry eye. METHODS AND FINDINGS: We examined the effects of RJ oral administration on dry eye in this prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051088/lacrimal-gland-derived-il-22-regulates-il-17-mediated-ocular-mucosal-inflammation
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Y W Ji, S K Mittal, H S Hwang, E-J Chang, J H Lee, Y Seo, A Yeo, H Noh, H S Lee, S K Chauhan, H K Lee
Inflammatory damage of mucosal surface of the eye is a hallmark of dry eye disease (DED) and, in severe cases, can lead to significant discomfort, visual impairment, and blindness. DED is a multifactorial autoimmune disorder with a largely unknown pathogenesis. Using a cross-sectional patient study and a well-characterized murine model of DED, herein we investigated the immunoregulatory function of interleukin-22 (IL-22) in the pathogenesis of DED. We found that IL-22 levels were elevated in lacrimal fluids of DED patients and inversely correlated with severity of disease...
January 4, 2017: Mucosal Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050416/a-rare-case-of-an-atypical-solitary-fibrous-tumour-of-orbit
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Hetal Mahendra Mehta, Avinash Babarao Ingole, Anuja Mihir Gharat, Sujit Mardansingh Murade, Anjali Darius Nicholson
Solitary fibrous tumours are of mesenchymal origin and comprise of uncommon spindle cell neoplasias. Most commonly the lesions arise from pleura but other rarer sites include lungs, peritoneum, pericardium, nasal cavities, thyroid, parotid gland and orbit. We report the case of a 41-year-old male patient who presented to us with a painless, progressive growth of a mass in the superior part of left orbit with proptosis and inferotemporal displacement of the left eye. Computed Tomography (CT) scan revealed homogeneous enhancing lesion in the superior compartment of left orbit in the extraconal region, extending intraconally and distorting the globe...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043400/dental-issues-in-lacrimo-auriculo-dento-digital-syndrome-an-autosomal-dominant-condition-with-clinical-and-genetic-variability
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M J Hajianpour, Hannah Bombei, Scott M Lieberman, Rachael Revell, Rachana Krishna, Robert Gregorsok, Simon Kao, Jeff M Milunsky
BACKGROUND AND OVERVIEW: Lacrimo-auriculo-dento-digital (LADD) syndrome is an autosomal dominant disorder with variable lacrimal and salivary gland hypoplasia and aplasia, auricular anomalies and hearing loss, dental defects and caries, and digital anomalies. CASE DESCRIPTION: The authors present the cases of 2 unrelated children with enamel defects and history of dry mouth leading to recurrent dental caries. The referring diagnoses were Sjögren disease and hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia, respectively...
December 30, 2016: Journal of the American Dental Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033649/thrombospondin-derived-peptide-attenuates-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-associated-ocular-surface-inflammation-in-mice
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Laura Contreras-Ruiz, Fayaz A Mir, Bruce Turpie, Sharmila Masli
Sjögren's syndrome is a second most common rheumatic disease in which autoimmune response targets exocrine glands (salivary and lacrimal glands) resulting in clinical symptoms of dry mouth and dry eye. Inflammation of the lacrimal gland induces tear abnormalities that contribute to the inflammation of the ocular surface, which includes ocular mucosa. Thrombospondin-1 (TSP-1) plays a critical regulatory role in the ocular mucosa and as such TSP-1-/- mice spontaneously develop chronic ocular surface inflammation associated with Sjögren's syndrome (SS)...
December 29, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032166/periorbital-and-intraorbital-studies-of-the-terminal-branches-of-the-ophthalmic-artery-for-periorbital-and-glabellar-filler-placements
#10
Tanvaa Tansatit, Prawit Apinuntrum, Thavorn Phetudom
BACKGROUND: Filler injections for sunken upper eyelid correction and glabellar augmentation at the orbitoglabellar region need to be performed correctly. Precise knowledge of the emerging sites of all terminal branches of the ophthalmic artery is essential for these procedures to be conducted safely. METHODS: The terminal branches of the ophthalmic artery were studied in both periorbital and intraorbital dissections. The aim of this study was to verify the critical positions of the emerging sites at the orbital septum that may act as potential retrograde channels for filler emboli...
December 28, 2016: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017483/granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-confined-to-lacrimal-gland-a-case-report
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F Zuazo, M González, A Abdala, O Olvera-Morales, M H Monroy, A Rodríguez-Reyes, J L Tovilla-Canales, Á Nava-Castañeda
CLINICAL CASE: A 43 year-old woman consulted due to 2 months of swelling on the superolateral side of the left orbit, with pain and erythema. An excisional biopsy was performed that revealed vasculitis with polyangiitis of the lacrimal gland. A systemic study showed that no other system was compromised. DISCUSSION: Orbital involvement occurs in up to 60% of patients with granulomatosis with polyangiitis. The involvement of the lacrimal gland is rare and often unilateral...
December 22, 2016: Archivos de la Sociedad Española de Oftalmología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009531/effect-of-retinol-palmitate-on-corneal-and-conjunctival-mucin-gene-expression-in-a-rat-dry-eye-model-after-injury
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Nobuhito Tabuchi, Hiroshi Toshida, Daisuke Koike, Akito Odaka, Chikako Suto, Toshihiko Ohta, Akira Murakami
PURPOSE: We examined the wound-healing effect of retinol palmitate (VApal) on mucin gene and protein expressions in a rat dry eye model based on lacrimal gland (LG) resection after injury. METHODS: The rat dry eye model was prepared by surgical resection of the main LG in male Long-Evans rats. After alkaline injury of the central part of the lower palpebral conjunctiva bilaterally, VApal eye drops at 1,500 IU/mL in one eye and a vehicle in the fellow eye were both administered 6 times a day for 7 days...
January 2017: Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003984/incidence-of-orbital-conjunctival-and-lacrimal-gland-malignant-tumors-in-usa-from-surveillance-epidemiology-and-end-results-1973-2009
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Waleed M Hassan, Mohamed S Bakry, Housam M Hassan, Ahmad S Alfaar
AIM: To determine the types and incidence of tumors affecting the orbit, conjunctiva and lacrimal glands and to study the trend line of these tumors in the United States from 1973 to 2009. METHODS: We used the publicly available Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) database registries to determine the incidence rates. Age was adjusted to the 2000 US Standard Population. Patients were stratified according to age group, gender, race and histological grouping of tumor lesions...
2016: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003932/allogeneic-mesenchymal-stem-cell-transplantation-in-dogs-with-keratoconjunctivitis-sicca
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Maura K W Bittencourt, Michele A Barros, João Flávio P Martins, Jose Paulo C Vasconcellos, Bruna P Morais, Celine Pompeia, Matheus Domingues Bittencourt, Karine Dos Santos Evangelho, Irina Kerkis, Cristiane V Wenceslau
Keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS) is a dysfunction in tear production associated with clinical signs, which include conjunctival hyperemia, ocular discharge, discomfort, pain, and, eventually, corneal vascularization and pigmentation. Immunosuppressive drugs are routinely administrated for long periods to treat KCS but with side effects and limited results. Evaluation of the clinical benefits of intralacrimal transplantation of allogeneic mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in dogs with mild-moderate and severe KCS was done...
December 3, 2016: Cell Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003734/debs-a-unification-theory-for-dry-eye-and-blepharitis
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James M Rynerson, Henry D Perry
For many years, blepharitis and dry eye disease have been thought to be two distinct diseases, and evaporative dry eye distinct from aqueous insufficiency. In this treatise, we propose a new way of looking at dry eye, both evaporative and insufficiency, as the natural sequelae of decades of chronic blepharitis. Dry eye is simply the late form and late manifestation of one disease, blepharitis. We suggest the use of a new term in describing this one chronic disease, namely dry eye blepharitis syndrome (DEBS)...
2016: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989497/dacryoadenitis-associated-with-igg4-related-disease-in-an-afro-colombian-adolescent
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Gabriel Sebastián Díaz-Ramírez, Luis Fernando Medina-Quintero, Alexander Salinas-César, Andrés Felipe Zea-Vera
IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD) is a recently recognized clinical condition with multiple aspects not yet elucidated. It is characterized by a fibrous inflammatory process that involves multiple organs and clinical, serological and histopathological findings, which represent a major challenge for the clinician. Classically described as an expansive tumor lesion with storiform fibrosis, lymphoplasmacytic infiltration (IgG4-positive) and elevated serum IgG4. Clinical features are variable, and pancreatic as well as extrapancreatic involvement has been reported, more frequently in Asian men over 50 years and rarely described in black people...
December 15, 2016: Reumatología Clinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987516/-non-hodgkin-s-lymphoma-mimicking-mikulicz-disease-a-case-report
#17
A C Liu, Y Chen, J S Jia, S Y Gao, Y Y Liu
IgG4-related disease is a systemic disorder involving a spectrum of multiple indications, and various histopathological features are shared among different IgG4-related disease subtypes, which challenge diagnosis, although certain syndromes have organ-specific involvement. Among them, Mikulicz's disease affecting the salivary and lacrimal glands, distinguished by often elevated levels of serum IgG4, infiltration of IgG4(+) plasma cells into target tissues, and diffuse swelling, mass formation, or fibrosis of affected organs...
December 18, 2016: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982216/adenoid-cystic-carcinoma-of-the-lacrimal-sac-case-report
#18
Antonio Ramos, Carmen Del Pozo, Ana Chinchurreta, Fernando García, Mercedes Lorenzo, Saturnino Gismero
Lacrimal sac tumors are rare with a clinical presentation that typically includes obstruction of the lacrimal drainage system and epiphora as the most frequent symptom. Cribriform adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) is the most common malignant epithelial tumor of the lacrimal gland and minor salivary glands; however, its occurrence in the lacrimal drainage apparatus is extremely rare. Given the rarity of ACC, definitive diagnosis is almost invariably late conferring a poor prognosis. Herein we report the case of a 41-year-old woman with primary ACC of the lacrimal sac and describe the ophthalmological examination, diagnosis, and multidisciplinary treatment of this rare type of tumor...
September 2016: Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981201/data-supporting-regulating-temporospatial-dynamics-of-morphogen-for-structure-formation-of-the-lacrimal-gland-by-chitosan-biomaterials
#19
Ya-Chuan Hsiao, Tsung-Lin Yang
The lacrimal gland is responsible for tear synthesis and secretion, and is derived from the epithelia of ocular surface and generated by branching morphogenesis. The dataset presented in this article is to support the research results of the effect of chitosan biomaterials on facilitating the structure formation of the lacrimal gland by regulating temporospatial dynamics of morphogen. The embryonic lacrimal gland explants were used as the standard experimental model for investigating lacrimal gland branching morphogenesis...
February 2017: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27976538/cryopreservation-and-hypothermic-storage-of-lacrimal-gland-towards-enabling-delivery-of-regenerative-medicine-therapies-for-treatment-of-dry-eye-syndrome
#20
I Massie, K Spaniol, G Geerling, S Schrader
Severe dry eye syndrome (DES) can cause painful loss of vision and may result from lacrimal gland dysfunction. Current treatments are palliative, so a causative therapy is desirable. The ability to (cryo)preserve lacrimal gland tissue or epithelial cells would simplify this. Here, lacrimal gland tissue was cryopreserved in 10% dimethylsulphoxide in liquid nitrogen, or stored at 4 °C in culture medium for up to 7 days, and compared with fresh tissue using immunohistochemistry. Cultures were initiated from fresh and stored tissue, and cells characterised in P1 for proliferation (WST-1), colony-forming efficiency (CFE) and secretory capacity (immunocytochemistry and β-hexosaminidase activity assay)...
December 14, 2016: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
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