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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230981/high-potency-phenylquinoxalinone-cystic-fibrosis-transmembrane-conductance-regulator-cftr-activators
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Jung-Ho Son, Jie S Zhu, Puay-Wah Phuan, Onur Cil, Andrew P Teuthorn, Colton K Ku, Sujin Lee, Alan S Verkman, Mark J Kurth
We previously identified phenylquinoxalinone CFTRact-J027 (4) as a cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) activator with an EC50 of ~200 nM, and demonstrated its therapeutic efficacy in mouse models of constipation. Here, structure-activity studies were done on 36 synthesized phenylquinoxalinone analogs to identify compounds with improved potency and altered metabolic stability. Synthesis of the phenylquinoxalinone core was generally accomplished by condensation of 1,2-phenylenediamines with substituted phenyloxoacetates...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227660/robot-assisted-retinal-vein-cannulation-with-force-based-puncture-detection-micron-vs-the-steady-hand-eye-robot
#2
Berk Gonenc, Nhat Tran, Peter Gehlbach, Russell H Taylor, Iulian Iordachita, Berk Gonenc, Nhat Tran, Peter Gehlbach, Russell H Taylor, Iulian Iordachita, Nhat Tran, Russell H Taylor, Iulian Iordachita, Berk Gonenc, Peter Gehlbach
Retinal vein cannulation is a demanding procedure where therapeutic agents are injected into occluded retina veins. The feasibility of this treatment is limited due to challenges in identifying the moment of venous puncture, achieving cannulation and maintaining it throughout the drug delivery period. In this study, we integrate a force-sensing microneedle with two distinct robotic systems: the handheld micromanipulator Micron, and the cooperatively controlled Steady-Hand Eye Robot (SHER). The sensed tool-to-tissue interaction forces are used to detect venous puncture and extend the robots' standard control schemes with a new position holding mode (PHM) that assists the operator hold the needle position fixed and maintain cannulation for a longer time with less trauma on the vasculature...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226245/subconjunctival-injectable-dendrimer-dexamethasone-gel-for-the-treatment-of-corneal-inflammation
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Uri Soiberman, Siva P Kambhampati, Tony Wu, Manoj K Mishra, Yumin Oh, Rishi Sharma, Jiangxia Wang, Abdul Elah Al Towerki, Samuel Yiu, Walter J Stark, Rangaramanujam M Kannan
Corneal inflammation is often encountered as a key pathological event in many corneal diseases. Current treatments involve topical corticosteroids which require frequent instillations due to rapid tear turnover, causing side-effects such as corneal toxicity and elevated intraocular pressure (IOP). Hence, new interventions that can reduce side effects, dosing frequency, and increase patient compliance can be highly beneficial. In this study, we explore a subconjunctival injectable gel based on G4-PAMAM dendrimer and hyaluronic acid, cross-linked using thiol-ene click chemistry, incorporated with dendrimer dexamethasone (D-Dex) conjugates as a potential strategy for sustained delivery and enhanced bioavailability of corticosteroids...
February 16, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224132/dataset-of-longitudinal-analysis-of-tear-cytokine-levels-cd4-cd8-counts-and-hiv-viral-load-in-dry-eye-patients-with-hiv-infection
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Praveen Kumar Balne, Rupesh Agrawal, Veonice Bijin Au, Bernett Lee, Eileen Loo, Louis Tong, Arkasubhra Ghosh, Stephen C Teoh, John Connolly, Petrina Tan
The data presented in this article shows the longitudinal analysis of tear fluid cytokine profiles, blood CD4 and CD8 counts and HIV viral load in 34 dry eye patients with HIV infection during the HAART therapy. Clinical samples were collected from HIV patients with dry eye disease at the time of presentation to the clinic (visit 1), three months (visit 2) and 6 months (visit 3) after the presentation. At each time point tear samples were evaluated for 41 cytokines using Luminex bead based multiplex assay and blood samples were tested for HIV viral load and CD4 and CD8 counts...
April 2017: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222481/effect-of-diquafosol-three-per-cent-ophthalmic-solution-on-tear-film-and-corneal-aberrations-after-cataract-surgery
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Hun Lee, Sang Myung Kim, Seonghee Choi, Kyoung Yul Seo, Eung Kweon Kim, Tae-Im Kim
BACKGROUND: The aim was to evaluate the effect of diquafosol on tear film parameters and corneal aberrations after cataract surgery. METHODS: This retrospective, comparative, observational case series included patients who underwent cataract surgery with or without peri-operative use of diquafosol three per cent ophthalmic solution. Patients in group I (31 eyes) were treated with diquafosol three per cent ophthalmic solution six times a day from one week before surgery to three months after surgery...
February 21, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Optometry: Journal of the Australian Optometrical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211183/a-comparison-of-the-self-reported-dry-eye-practices-of-new-zealand-optometrists-and-ophthalmologists
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Ally L Xue, Laura E Downie, Susan E Ormonde, Jennifer P Craig
PURPOSE: The aim of this cross-sectional survey was to evaluate the self-reported clinical practices of New Zealand optometrists and ophthalmologists with respect to the diagnosis and management of dry eye disease. It also sought to compare these behaviours with the current research evidence base. METHODS: An anonymous survey was distributed electronically to New Zealand eye care clinicians (optometrists n = 614, ophthalmologists n = 113) to determine practitioner interest in dry eye disease, practice experience, practice modality, preferred diagnostic and management strategies, and information used to guide patient care...
March 2017: Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics: the Journal of the British College of Ophthalmic Opticians (Optometrists)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207920/paper-based-microfluidic-system-for-tear-electrolyte-analysis
#7
Ali K Yetisen, Nan Jiang, Ali Tamayol, Guillermo U Ruiz-Esparza, Yu Shrike Zhang, Sofía Medina-Pando, Aditi Gupta, James S Wolffsohn, Haider Butt, Ali Khademhosseini, Seok-Hyun Yun
The analysis of tear constituents at point-of-care settings has a potential for early diagnosis of ocular disorders such as dry eye disease, low-cost screening, and surveillance of at-risk subjects. However, current minimally-invasive rapid tear analysis systems for point-of-care settings have been limited to assessment of osmolarity or inflammatory markers and cannot differentiate between dry eye subclassifications. Here, we demonstrate a portable microfluidic system that allows quantitative analysis of electrolytes in the tear fluid that is suited for point-of-care settings...
February 16, 2017: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207431/successful-medical-management-of-presumptive-pythium-insidiosum-keratitis
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Muralidhar Ramappa, Ritu Nagpal, Savitri Sharma, Sunita Chaurasia
PURPOSE: To describe the previously unreported successful treatment of presumptive Pythium keratitis (PK) with medical therapy alone. METHODS: A 42-year-old female homemaker presented to us with a 15-day history of pain and redness in the right eye after a trivial injury. Her vision was 20/80 at presentation. Slit-lamp biomicroscopy revealed a central, dense and dry-looking, grayish-white infiltrate reaching mid stroma. The infiltrate had feathery margins and was surrounded by multiple tentacle-like lesions and peripherally expanding pinhead-sized subepithelial lesions...
February 15, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203186/real-life-iluvien-fluocinolone-acetonide-case-study-rapid-drying-of-the-macula-and-improved-vision-within-2-years-after-therapy-initiation
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Hibba Quhill, Fahd Quhill
IMPORTANCE: A case showing sustained structural and functional responses 2 years after a single treatment with ILUVIEN (0.2 µg/day fluocinolone acetonide, FAc) despite suboptimal responses to ranibizumab. OBSERVATIONS: A 68-year-old female patient with diabetic macular oedema (DME) from type 2 diabetes mellitus was first diagnosed in October 2010 and had a baseline visual acuity (VA) of 46 Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study (ETDRS) letters in the left eye...
September 2016: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203053/refractive-outcomes-and-safety-of-the-implantable-collamer-lens-in-young-low-to-moderate-myopes
#10
Paul J Dougherty, Taylor Priver
PURPOSE: To evaluate visual and refractive outcomes and safety of implantable collamer lens (ICL) implantation in low-to-moderate myopia. SETTING: Private Practice - Dougherty Laser Vision, Westlake Village, CA, USA. METHODS: A chart review was performed in 56 (104 eyes) consecutive patients who underwent implantation of the Visian ICL V4 model. Inclusion criteria were age between 21 and 40 years, spherical equivalent between -3.00 D and -10...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198730/conjunctival-impression-cytology-and-dry-eye-in-patients-with-ulcerative-colitis-a-pilot-study
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Pembe Oltulu, Refik Oltulu, Mehmet Asil, Gunhal Satirtav, Enver Mirza
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to compare signs of dry eye between ulcerative colitis (UC) patients and healthy subjects. METHODS: Fifteen patients with UC (group 1) and 15 healthy subjects (group 2) were enrolled in this study. Tear volume measurement, Schirmer-I test with no anesthetic, tear break-up time, and conjunctival impression cytology (CIC) were evaluated in both groups. RESULTS: Patients with UC showed lower tear volumes when compared with healthy subjects (P<0...
February 14, 2017: Eye & Contact Lens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197326/efficacy-of-carboxymethylcellulose-and-hyaluronate-in-dry-eye-disease-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Jae Kyeong Song, Kiheon Lee, Hwa Yeon Park, Joon Young Hyon, Seung-Won Oh, Woo Kyung Bae, Jong-Soo Han, Se Young Jung, Yoo Jin Um, Ga-Hye Lee, Ji Hye Yang
BACKGROUND: The efficacy of two artificial tears, carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) and hyaluronate (HA), was compared in the treatment of patients with dry eye disease. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis on randomized controlled trials in the PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library, and ClinicalTrials.gov databases. The efficacy was compared in terms of the mean change from baseline in tear break-up time. The meta-analysis was conducted using both random and fixed effect models...
January 2017: Korean Journal of Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196268/three-cases-of-exotropic-moebius-syndrome
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Abbas Bagheri, Mohaddese Feizi
Moebius syndrome is characterized by congenital facial palsy and limitation in horizontal gaze. The surgical results of the exotropic pattern are rare and have not been published before. The authors report three cases of exotropic Moebius syndrome. Maximal weakening of the lateral rectus muscles followed by strengthening of the medial recti in exotropic Moebius syndrome can improve exotropia significantly. Most of these cases also need some measures to relieve the often associated severe dry eye. [J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192377/application-of-casia-ss-1000-optical-coherence-tomography-tear-meniscus-imaging-in-testing-the-efficacy-of-new-strip-meniscometry-in-dry-eye-diagnosis
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Megumi Shinzawa, Murat Dogru, Keiichi Miyasaka, Jun Shimazaki, Tetsuju Sekiryu
PURPOSE: To investigate the applicability of CASIA SS-1000 anterior-segment optical coherence tomography (AS-OCT) imaging parameters in testing the efficacy of the new strip meniscometry (SM) namely "Strip Meniscometry Tube" (SMTube) in the diagnosis of dry eyes. METHODS: Forty-three eyes of 22 patients (4 men and 18 women) with definite dry eye disease (DED) and 49 eyes of 28 normal controls (6 men and 22 women) were studied. All subjects underwent symptom questionnaires, SMTube, the Schirmer-1 test, tear film break-up time measurement, vital staining examinations, as well as tear meniscus height (TMH) and TM area (TMA) measurements using an AS-OCT system...
January 6, 2017: Eye & Contact Lens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187895/parallel-definition-of-tear-film-maps-on-distributed-memory-clusters-for-the-support-of-dry-eye-diagnosis
#15
Jorge González-Domínguez, Beatriz Remeseiro, María J Martín
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The analysis of the interference patterns on the tear film lipid layer is a useful clinical test to diagnose dry eye syndrome. This task can be automated with a high degree of accuracy by means of the use of tear film maps. However, the time required by the existing applications to generate them prevents a wider acceptance of this method by medical experts. Multithreading has been previously successfully employed by the authors to accelerate the tear film map definition on multicore single-node machines...
February 2017: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184150/randomized-masked-in-vitro-comparison-of-three-commercially-available-tear-film-osmometers
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Guillermo Rocha, Eric Gulliver, Armand Borovik, Clara C Chan
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to compare the precision and accuracy of commercially available tear film osmometers. METHODS: Contrived tear solution target values representing the physiological range of tear osmolarity (normal eyes 297 mOsm/L, moderately dry eyes 342 mOsm/L, and severe dry eyes 383 mOsm/L) were constructed using a mix of mono- and divalent electrolytes, metabolites, serum albumin, and pH balanced to 7.4. Solution values were randomized and masked from the investigators during testing...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183173/effect-of-alcohol-dehydrogenase-1c-adh1c-genotype-on-vitamin-a-restriction-and-marbling-in-korean-native-steers
#17
H G Lee, D Q Peng, U S Jung, J S Lee, W S Kim, Y H Jo, M J Kim, Y K Oh, Y C Baek, S G Hwang
Objective: This work was to find the correlation of ADH1C (Alcohol Dehydrogenase 1C) genotype with vitamin A reduction and carcass traits during the vitamin A restriction period. Methods: In study 1, 60 Korean native steers were fed a diet (890 IU/kg) with 8,000 IU and 0 IU of supplemental premix vitamin A/kg of DM (Dry matter) for control and treatment group, respectively. The levels of serum vitamin A were analyzed through HPLC, and the ADH1C genotype was analyzed based on PCR-RFLP (polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism; 78...
January 26, 2017: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182154/anterior-segment-findings-in-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
#18
Seda Karaca Adıyeke, Ibrahim Karaca, Suna Yıldırım, Mehmet Adıyeke, İbrahim Uyar, Gamze Türe
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to investigate the anterior segment in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and to compare them with those of healthy reproductive-age female volunteers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study included 50 right eyes of 50 women with PCOS (group 1) and 50 right eyes of 50 healthy women (group 2). Intraocular pressure, Schirmer's test, tear film break-up time and central corneal thickness were evaluated in all subjects. Correlations between serum hormone (estradiol and testosterone) levels and observed findings were also investigated...
January 2017: Turkish Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181961/the-association-of-dry-eye-symptom-severity-and-comorbid-insomnia-in-us-veterans
#19
Anat Galor, Benjamin E Seiden, Jasmine J Park, William J Feuer, Allison L McClellan, Elizabeth R Felix, Roy C Levitt, Constantine D Sarantopoulos, Douglas M Wallace
PURPOSE: To investigate the association between dry eye (DE) and insomnia symptom severity. METHODS: Cross-sectional study of 187 individuals seen in the Miami Veterans Affairs eye clinic. An evaluation was performed consisting of questionnaires regarding insomnia (insomnia severity index [ISI]) and DE symptoms, including ocular pain, followed by a comprehensive ocular surface examination. Using a two-step cluster analysis based on intensity ratings of ocular pain, the patient population was divided into two groups (high and low ocular pain groups: HOP and LOP)...
January 6, 2017: Eye & Contact Lens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181960/barriers-to-glaucoma-medication-compliance-among-veterans-dry-eye-symptoms-and-anxiety-disorders
#20
Jack Stringham, Noy Ashkenazy, Anat Galor, Sarah R Wellik
OBJECTIVE: To identify barriers to compliance of medical treatment for glaucoma among veterans. METHODS: Patients with glaucoma from the Miami Veterans Affairs Eye Clinic (n=74) filled out a 63-question survey regarding dry eye symptoms, concurrent systemic disease, and medications. The association between glaucoma medical compliance was defined as self-reported adherence to drop regimens greater than 75% of the time. RESULTS: Eighty percent of veterans (n=59) reported compliance with glaucoma therapy...
January 6, 2017: Eye & Contact Lens
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