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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210175/association-between-vegf-polymorphisms-460-t-c-and-936-c-t-and-retinopathy-of-prematurity-risk-a-meta-analysis
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Swati Shukla, Manzoor Ahmad Malik, Parijat Chandra, Jasbir Kaur
PURPOSE: Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) contributes to the development of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). A number of studies investigated the association of ROP with VEGF -460 T/C and +936 C/T polymorphisms but the results were conflicting. In order to derive a more precise estimation of the associations, we performed a meta-analysis of the relationship between VEGF -460 T/C and +936 C/T polymorphisms with ROP in all published studies. METHODS: A literature search was performed systematically using electronic databases...
July 2016: Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology: Official Journal of the Saudi Ophthalmological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207964/impaired-nephrogenesis-in-neonatal-rats-with-oxygen-induced-retinopathy
#2
Mayu Nakagawa, Naoto Nishizaki, Amane Endo, Tomonosuke Someya, Yuta Saito, Akira Mizutani, Taichi Hara, Yayoi Murano, Koji Sakuraya, Satoshi Hara, Daisuke Umino, Daishi Hirano, Shuichiro Fujinaga, Yoshiyuki Ohtomo, Toshiaki Shimizu
OBJECTIVES: Preterm neonates are born while nephrogenesis is ongoing and are commonly exposed to factors in a hyperoxic environment that can impair renal development. Oxidative stress has also been implicated in the development of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). The rat model of oxygen-induced retinopathy (OIR) is the most clinically relevant model of ROP because its biologic features closely resemble those of ROP in preterm infants. We investigated impaired renal development in a rat model of OIR...
February 16, 2017: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204988/outcome-of-solid-state-532%C3%A2-nm-green-laser-in-high-risk-retinopathy-of-prematurity-at-a-tertiary-care-centre-in-india
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Kanika Chhabra, Prempal Kaur, Karamjit Singh, Anand Aggarwal, Dharamvir Chalia
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to analyse the outcome of solid-state green laser in high-risk retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) at a tertiary centre in India. METHODS: Fifty-nine eyes of 30 infants with high-risk ROP were recruited in this prospective, interventional study. High-risk ROP included prethreshold type 1 ROP and APROP. Laser photocoagulation was performed with 532 nm solid-state green laser (Novus Spectra, Lumenis, GmbH, Germany). RESULTS: Of the 30 infants, 18 were males (60%) and 12 were females (40%)...
February 15, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203337/comparison-of-the-efficacy-of-three-natural-surfactants-curosurf-survanta-and-alveofact-in-the-treatment-of-respiratory-distress-syndrome-among-neonates-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Mirhadi Mussavi, Keyvan Mirnia, Khairollah Asadollahi
BACKGROUND: Although several different types of natural surfactants are available, including Alveofact, Curosurf, and Survanta, the preferred type and the magnitude of their effects are unknown. OBJECTIVES: This study was designed to compare the effects of these three surfactants on the gas exchange and clinical outcomes of neonates with respiratory distress syndrome (RDS). METHODS: This triple-blind randomized clinical trial studied all preterm neonates ≤ 37 weeks with RDS who were admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) of Taleghani hospital (Tabriz, Iran) between 2012 and 2013...
October 2016: Iranian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198955/-un-receptiveness-in-interactions-with-professionals-experiences-of-parents-of-children-with-retinopathy-of-prematurity
#5
Beatriz Castanheira Facio, Bruna de Souza Lima Marski, Ieda Harumi Higarashi, Maira Deguer Misko, Aline Oliveira Silveira, Monika Wernet
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the influence of health professionals' receptiveness on parental care of children with retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). METHOD: A qualitative study developed under the theoretical framework of Symbolic Interactionism and using a narrative research methodology. Six women and three men, being parents of children with retinopathy of prematurity were individually interviewed in depth. RESULTS: From the scope of information, emotions and their rights, the parents experienced receptiveness from some professionals and unreceptiveness from others...
November 2016: Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da U S P
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196394/synthesis-and-evaluation-of-a-triblock-copolymer-zno-nanoparticles-from-poly-%C3%AE%C2%B5-caprolactone-and-poly-acrylic-acid-as-a-potential-drug-delivery-carrier
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Lida Ahmadkhani, Ali Baghban, Shahram Mohammadpoor, Rovshan Khalilov, Abolfazl Akbarzadeh, Taras Kavetskyy, Siamak Saghfi, Aygun N Nasibova
Through the present paper, a triblock copolymer containing pH-responsive (polyacrylic acid-b-polycaprolactone -b-polyacrylic acid) (PAA-b-PCL-b-PAA) was synthesized by using the ring-opening polymerization (ROP) of ε-caprolactone (ε-CL) and the reversible addition fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) polymerization of the acrylic acid methods, as the drug carrier. Blends of the nanocrystalline zinc oxide nanoparticles (n-ZnO) and triblock copolymer treated from the solution have been used to make the hybrid polymer-metal oxide for the preparation of the drug loaded nanocomposite...
February 14, 2017: Drug Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196114/retinopathy-of-prematurity-a-comprehensive-risk-analysis-for-prevention-and-prediction-of-disease
#7
Leah A Owen, Margaux A Morrison, Robert O Hoffman, Bradley A Yoder, Margaret M DeAngelis
BACKGROUND: Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is a blinding morbidity of preterm infants. Our current screening criteria have remained unchanged since their inception and lack the ability to identify those at greatest risk. OBJECTIVES: We sought to comprehensively analyze numerous proposed maternal, infant, and environmental ROP risk variables in a robustly phenotyped population using logistic regression to determine the most predictive model for ROP development and severity...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188273/the-rho-gtpase-ropgef2-rop7-rop2-pathway-activated-by-phyb-suppresses-red-light-induced-stomatal-opening
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Wei Wang, Zhao Liu, Li-Juan Bao, Sha-Sha Zhang, Chun-Guang Zhang, Xin Li, Hai-Xia Li, Xiao-Lu Zhang, Atle Magnar Bones, Zhenbiao Yang, Yu-Ling Chen
Circadian rhythm of stomatal aperture is mainly regulated by light/darkness. Blue and red light induce stomatal opening through different mechanisms that are mediated by special receptors. ROP2, a member of Rho GTPase family in Arabidopsis (Arabidopsis Thaliana), has been found to negatively regulate light-induced stomatal opening. However, the upstream guanine nucleotide exchange factor (GEF) RopGEFs have not been revealed, and it is unclear which photoreceptor is required for the action of RopGEFs-ROPs. Here, we showed that RopGEF2 acted as a negative regulator in phytochrome B (phyB)-mediated red light-induced stomatal opening...
February 10, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174572/functional-characterization-of-rhoptry-kinome-in-the-virulent-toxoplasma-gondii-rh-strain
#9
Jin-Lei Wang, Ting-Ting Li, Hany M Elsheikha, Kai Chen, Wei-Ning Zhu, Dong-Mei Yue, Xing-Quan Zhu, Si-Yang Huang
Toxoplasma gondii is an obligatory intracellular apicomplexan protozoan which can infect any warm-blooded animal and causes severe diseases in immunocompromised individuals or infants infected in utero. The survival and success of this parasite require that it colonizes the host cell, avoids host immune defenses, replicates within an appropriate niche, and exits the infected host cell to spread to neighboring non-infected cells. All of these processes depend on the parasite ability to synthesis and export secreted proteins...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28171806/bedside-rop-screening-and-telemedicine-interpretation-integrated-to-a-neonatal-transport-system-economic-aspects-and-return-on-investment-analysis
#10
Gábor Kovács, Zsolt Somogyvári, Erika Maka, László Nagyjánosi
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Peter Cerny Ambulance Service - Premature Eye Rescue Program (PCA-PERP) uses digital retinal imaging (DRI) with remote interpretation in bedside ROP screening, which has advantages over binocular indirect ophthalmoscopy (BIO) in screening of premature newborns. We aimed to demonstrate that PCA-PERP provides good value for the money and to model the cost ramifications of a similar newly launched system. METHODS: As DRI was demonstrated to have high diagnostic performance, only the costs of bedside DRI-based screening were compared to those of traditional transport and BIO-based screening (cost-minimization analysis)...
February 4, 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165584/triblock-copolymers-based-on-%C3%AE%C2%B5-caprolactone-and-trimethylene-carbonate-for-the-3d-printing-of-tissue-engineering-scaffolds
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Aysun Güney, Jos Malda, Wouter J A Dhert, Dirk W Grijpma
BACKGROUND: Biodegradable PCL-b-PTMC-b-PCL triblock copolymers based on trimethylene carbonate (TMC) and ε-caprolactone (CL) were prepared and used in the 3D printing of tissue engineering scaffolds. Triblock copolymers of various molecular weights containing equal amounts of TMC and CL were prepared. These block copolymers combine the low glass transition temperature of amorphous PTMC (approximately -20°C) and the semi-crystallinity of PCL (glass transition approximately -60°C and melting temperature approximately 60°C)...
February 1, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163726/can-a-risk-factor-based-approach-safely-reduce-screening-for-retinopathy-of-prematurity
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K M Friddle, B A Yoder, M E Hartnett, E Henry, R J DiGeronimo
Objective. Current American retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) screening guidelines is imprecise for infants ≥ 30 weeks with birth weights between 1500 and 2000 g. Our objective was to evaluate a risk factor based approach for screening premature infants at low risk for severe ROP. Study Design. We performed a 13-year review from Intermountain Health Care (IHC) data. All neonates born at ≤32 weeks were reviewed to determine ROP screening and/or development of severe ROP. Severe ROP was defined by stage ≥ 3 or need for laser therapy...
2017: International Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159975/use-of-a-supplemental-oxygen-protocol-to-suppress-progression-of-retinopathy-of-prematurity
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Tarah T Colaizy, Susannah Longmuir, Kevin Gertsch, Michael David Abràmoff, Jonathan M Klein
Purpose: To compare progression of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) before and after institution of an oxygen therapy protocol to inhibit active proliferation and progression of ROP in premature infants. Methods: A retrospective cohort study was performed of premature infants undergoing ROP screening before (cohort A) and after (cohort B) implementation of an oxygen therapy protocol to inhibit further progression for those with stage 2 ROP or worse. Statistical analysis with χ2, Fisher's exact test, or Wilcoxon rank sum test was performed; and logistic regression models were created to determine the odds ratio of cohort B developing ROP progression beyond stage 2, compared to cohort A, adjusting for other risk factors for ROP...
February 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152739/toward-quality-peer-review-outcomes-of-peer-review-across-provincial-radiation-oncology-programs
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Jennifer O'Donnell, Sophie Foxcroft, Margaret Hart, Eric Gutierrez, Lindsay Elizabeth Reddeman, Gunita Mitera, Padraig Richard Warde, Michael Donald Brundage
: 205 Background: Review of treatment plans by a second radiation oncologist is an important quality indicator in radiation oncology. Peer review (PR) can improve quality of care in individual patients by detecting clinical and planning issues and recommending plan changes. This study reports the frequency and nature of these changes across all 14 radiation oncology programs (ROPs) in Ontario, Canada. METHODS: We identified all peer-reviewed curative treatment plans delivered in Ontario within a 3-month study period between Dec 2013-Nov 2014 using Cancer Care Ontario's Activity Level Reporting System, where data on treatment intent and date, disease site treated, PR status, timing of PR, and nature of recommended changes were available...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152711/-it-looks-good-how-a-provincial-radiation-oncology-program-benefits-from-implementing-peer-review-across-cancer-centers
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Margaret Hart, Jennifer O'Donnell, Sophie Foxcroft, Eric Gutierrez, Lindsay Elizabeth Reddeman, Gunita Mitera, Padraig Richard Warde
: 238 Background: Peer review (PR) in radiation oncology (RO) has been endorsed as an indicator of treatment quality in North America and internationally. The direct benefits of PR include quality assurance (QA) on individual treatment plans. The indirect benefits for radiation oncology departments or programs (ROPs) have been postulated but not systematically evaluated. We used a rigorous and comprehensive qualitative approach to explore the indirect benefits of PR across a jurisdiction of cancer care, and to identify factors that facilitate PR, barriers to implementation, and strategies for expansion of PR across centers...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28147290/personality-traits-and-psychotic-symptoms-in-recent-onset-of-psychosis-patients
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Julia Sevilla-Llewellyn-Jones, Pablo Cano-Domínguez, Antonia de-Luis-Matilla, Inmaculada Peñuelas-Calvo, Alberto Espina-Eizaguirre, Berta Moreno-Kustner, Susana Ochoa
OBJECTIVE: Personality in patients with psychosis, and particularly its relation to psychotic symptoms in recent onset of psychosis (ROP) patients, is understudied. The aims of this research were to study the relation between dimensional and categorical clinical personality traits and symptoms, as well as the effects that symptoms, sex and age have on clinically significant personality traits. METHODS: Data for these analyses were obtained from 94 ROP patients. The Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory and the Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale were used to assess personality and symptoms...
January 14, 2017: Comprehensive Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141765/role-of-cytokines-and-treatment-algorithms-in-retinopathy-of-prematurity
#17
M Elizabeth Hartnett
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Currently, severe retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is diagnosed by clinical evaluation and not a laboratory test. Laser is still considered standard care. However, anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) agents are being used and there are questions whether and/or if to use them, what dose or type of agent should be considered and what agent may be most beneficial in specific cases. Also unclear are the effects of laser or anti-VEGF on severe ROP, refractive outcomes or infant development...
January 30, 2017: Current Opinion in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137344/retinal-microvascular-plasticity-in-a-premature-neonate
#18
Y Kandasamy, L Hartley, R Smith
Dilation and abnormal tortuosity of retinal vessels are the hallmarks of severe retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) in premature infants. The stages of ROP are defined by vessel appearance at the interface between the vascular and avascular retinal areas. Deregulated signaling pathways involving hypoxia-inducible factors such as vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) are involved in the pathogenesis of ROP. VEGF-antagonists are increasingly being used as 'off-label medication' to treat this condition, with some success...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131941/rationally-designed-dual-functional-block-copolymers-for-bottlebrush-like-coatings-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-antimicrobial-antibiofilm-and-antifouling-properties
#19
Qiang Gao, Meng Yu, Yajuan Su, Meihua Xie, Xin Zhao, Peng Li, Peter X Ma
: Numerous antimicrobial coatings have been developed for biomedical devices/implants, but few can simultaneously fulfill the requirements for antimicrobial and antifouling ability and biocompatibility. In this study, to develop an antimicrobial and antibiofilm surface coating, diblock amphiphilic molecules with antimicrobial and antifouling segments in a single chain were rationally designed and synthesized. Cationic antimicrobial polypeptides (AMP) were first synthesized by N-carboxyanhydride ring-opening polymerization (NCA-ROP)...
January 25, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128986/comparison-of-intravitreal-bevacizumab-intravitreal-ranibizumab-and-laser-photocoagulation-for-treatment-of-type-1-retinopathy-of-prematurity-in-turkish-preterm-children
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Emrah Utku Kabataş, Bengi Ece Kurtul, Pınar Altıaylık Özer, Naciye Kabataş
PURPOSE: To evaluate effectiveness of treatment modalities, major complications and refractive errors in children who were treated with intravitreal bevacizumab (IVB), intravitreal ranibizumab (IVR) or laser photocoagulation (LP) for type 1 retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). METHODS: Premature infants who underwent IVB monotherapy (Group 1), IVR monotherapy (Group 2) or LP (Group 3) for type 1 ROP and infants with spontaneously regressed ROP (Group 4) were included for the study...
January 27, 2017: Current Eye Research
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