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Alex Jones, Manuel Gallegos, Ignacio Díaz, Rodrigo Donoso
BACKGROUND: Primary care units of ophtalmology (UAPO) were incorporated in 2003 into the healthcare system of the Ministry of Health, in response to the high demand for hospital care. Three of these primary care units were incorporated to provide a network care with the ophthalmology service of a tertiary care hospital. AIM: To report the public health impact of networking. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A descriptive-prospective study was carried out analyzing all the healthcare attentions carried out between June and August 2016...
August 2018: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30510645/concurrent-presence-of-buccal-mucosal-and-ophthalmologic-lesions-in-behcet-s-syndrome
#2
Mojtaba Mikaniki, Neda Babaee, Ebrahim Mikaniki, Mohammad Reza Hasanjani Roushan, Ali Bijani
Background: Behcet's syndrome is a disease with different aspects in its clinical manifestations. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the simultaneous presence of oral mucosal and ophthalmologic lesions in patients with Behcet's syndrome. Methods: From April 2012 to December 2014, 50 cases of Behcet's syndrome who referred to the Departments of Ophtalmology, Oral Diseases and Infectious Diseases of Babol University Medical Sciences were entered into the study...
2018: Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30220447/-evaluation-of-the-nurse-triage-at-the-ophtalmology-emergency-department-of-pierre-paul-riquet-hospital
#3
A Renouvin-Benat, P Sabatier, F Varenne, V Pagot-Mathis, P Fournie, F Malecaze, A Gallini, V Soler
INTRODUCTION: The steady increase in the number of visits to the various emergency services combined with the decrease in medical demographics, make it necessary to optimize triage of patients to improve their care. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the pertinence of our triage questionnaire in the classification of ophthalmologic emergencies by severity. METHODS: We used a monocentric cross-sectional study. From September 5 through September 25 2017, 858 patients who had all been seen in the ophthalmology emergency department of Pierre Paul Riquet Hospital of Toulouse university medical center and had responded to the triage nurse questionnaire were included...
October 2018: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30036122/association-of-plasma-pentraxin-3-levels-with-retinopathy-and-systemic-factors-in-diabetic-patients
#4
Füsun Erdenen, Hülya Güngel, Esma Altunoğlu, Duygu Şak, Cüneyt Müderrisoğlu, Atakan Koro, Pınar Akça Güler, Muzaffer Ece Hakan Sahin, Gonul Simsek, Hafize Uzun
BACKGROUND: Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is mainly caused by metabolic factors, vascular inflammation, and endothelial dysfunction. We aimed to evaluate the relationship of DR with inflammatory and biochemical alterations in type 2 diabetics. METHODS: A total of 89 diabetic patients with retinopathy [(DR (+) (n = 30)], without retinopathy [(DR (-) (n = 32)], and 27 control subjects were involved in the study. Demographic properties, biochemical values, ophtalmologic evaluation, C-reactive protein (CRP), and pentraxin-3 (PTX-3) levels were recorded...
September 2018: Metabolic Syndrome and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29512802/unilateral-proptosis-revealing-a-fronto-ethmoidal-mucocele
#5
Houda Lajmi, Wassim Hmaied, Wady Ben Jalel, Khaoula Ben Romdhane, Zied Chelly, Lamia El Fekih
Backgroud: The fronto-ethmoidal mucocele is a benign condition leading commonly to limited eye movement or ocular pain but it could also induce visual acuity impairment by compressing the optic nerve Aim: To discuss, through a case report, different ophthalmologic manifestations of the fronto-ethmoidalmucocele. Reported case: A 46-years-old man with no general history consulted for a bilateral ocular redness and itching. He reported, however, a mild protrusion of his left globe evolving for oneyear. The clinical examination revealed a unilateral proptosis in the left eye with a discrete limitation of theadduction...
June 2017: La Tunisie Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29397386/blood-troponin-levels-in-acute-cardiac-events-depends-on-space-weather-activity-components-a-correlative-study
#6
Eliiyahu Stoupel, Richardas Radishauskas, Gailute Bernotiene, Abdonas Tamoshiunas, Daiva Virvichiute
BACKGROUND: Many biological processes are influenced by space weather activity components such as solar activity (SA), geomagnetic activity (GMA) and cosmic ray activity (CRA). Examples are total mortality, acute myocardial infarction (AMI), stroke (cerebrovascular accident), sudden cardiac death, some congenital maladies (congenital heart disease and Down syndrome), many events in neonatology, ophtalmology, blood pressure regulation, blood coagulation, inflammation, etc. The aim of this study was to check if the level of blood troponins (Tns) - markers of myocardial damage and recognized components of modern description of AMI - is connected with the mentioned space weather parameters...
June 27, 2018: Journal of Basic and Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29377756/intravitreal-dexamethasone-implant-for-postvitrectomy-macular-edema-a-retrospective-cohort-of-patients-with-postvitrectomy-macular-edema-treatment
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Seda Karaca Adıyeke, Gamze Türe, Ekrem Talay
PURPOSE: To evaluate the clinical findings and the efficacy of dexamethasone intravitreal implant in patients with postvitrectomy macular edema. METHODS: The records of 14 patients diagnosed with postvitrectomy macular edema unresponsive to first-line treatment, treated with intravitreal dexamethazone implant injection and followed at least 6 months between October 2011 and May 2016 were retrospectively reviewed. All patients underwent standard ophtalmological examination, fluorescein angiography, and optical coherence tomography...
May 2018: Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285332/correlations-between-dental-malocclusions-ocular-motility-and-convergence-disorders-a-cross-sectional-study-in-growing-subjects
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P Bollero, M R Ricchiuti, G Laganà, G DI Fusco, R Lione, P Cozza
Objective: The purpose of the study was to analyze the association between dento-skeletal malocclusions, ocular motility, and convergence disorders in growing subjects. Materials and methods: 84 subjects (49 males, 35 females) with a mean age of 7.3±1.7 years were enrolled in a screening procedure for celiac disease at the Department of Gastroenterology of the University of Rome "Tor Vergata". Each child underwent an orthodontic, orthoptic, and ophtalmological examination...
July 2017: Oral & Implantology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133154/adverse-birth-outcomes-associated-with-zika-virus-exposure-during-pregnancy-in-s%C3%A3-o-jos%C3%A3-do-rio-preto-brazil
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M L Nogueira, N R R Nery Júnior, C F Estofolete, A C Bernardes Terzian, G F Guimarães, N Zini, R Alves da Silva, G C Dutra Silva, L C Junqueira Franco, P Rahal, C Bittar, B Carneiro, P F C Vasconcelos, D Freitas Henriques, D M U Barbosa, P Lopes Rombola, L de Grande, A F Negri Reis, S A Palomares, M Wakai Catelan, L E A A Cruz, S H Necchi, R C V Mendonça, I N Penha Dos Santos, S B Alavarse Caron, F Costa, F A Bozza, A Soares de Souza, C C Brandão de Mattos, L C de Mattos, N Vasilakis, A H Oliani, D C M Vaz Oliani, A I Ko
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to report the first 54 cases of pregnant women infected by Zika virus (ZIKV) and their virologic and clinical outcomes, as well as their newborns' outcomes, in 2016, after the emergence of ZIKV in dengue-endemic areas of São Paulo, Brazil. METHODS: This descriptive study was performed from February to October 2016 on 54 quantitative real-time PCR ZIKV-positive pregnant women identified by the public health authority of São José do Rio Preto, São Paulo, Brazil...
June 2018: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022157/radiosurgery-in-trochlear-and-abducens-nerve-schwannomas-case-series-and-systematic-review
#10
REVIEW
Iulia Peciu-Florianu, Constantin Tuleasca, Jean-Nicolas Comps, Luis Schiappacasse, Michele Zeverino, Roy Thomas Daniel, Marc Levivier
INTRODUCTION: Schwannomas involving the occulomotor cranial nerves  (CNs; III, IV and VI), can be disabling, due to the associated diplopia and decreased quality of life and are extremely rare. We evaluated the role of Gamma Knife surgery (GKS) in these cases. METHODS: Five patients with CN IV and VI schwannomas (three and two, respectively) were treated in Lausanne University Hospital between 2010 and 2015. Four benefitted from upfront GKS and one from a combined approach (planned subtotal resection followed by GKS), due to a large preoperative tumour volume (size, 3 × 2 × 2...
December 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821293/incidence-and-predictors-of-uveitis-in-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-in-a-nordic-long-term-cohort-study
#11
MULTICENTER STUDY
Ellen Nordal, Veronika Rypdal, Terje Christoffersen, Kristiina Aalto, Lillemor Berntson, Anders Fasth, Troels Herlin, Susan Nielsen, Suvi Peltoniemi, Bjørn Straume, Marek Zak, Marite Rygg
BACKGROUND: The incidence of uveitis associated with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) varies around the world. Our aim was to investigate the incidence and predictors of uveitis in a Nordic population-based cohort. METHODS: Consecutive JIA cases from defined geographical areas in Denmark, Finland, Sweden and Norway with disease onset between January 1997 to June 2000 were followed for median 98 months in this prospective longitudinal cohort study. Potential clinical and immunological predictors of uveitis were identified with logistic regression analysis...
August 18, 2017: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561632/-traumatic-asphyxia-with-permanent-visual-loss-case-report
#12
Tibor Kántor, Bianca Grigorescu, Gabriel Popescu, Attila Ferencz, Örs Nagy, János Jung, István Gergely
Traumatic asphyxia is a rare condition that occurs after compressive thoracoabdominal trauma, which is characterized by subconjunctival hemorrhage, cervicofacial cyanosis, edema and petechiae. Serious life-threatening thoracic and abdominal injuries may coexist. After conservatory treatment in most cases complete recovery is achieved, but in isolated cases permanent neurological lesions may occur. We present the case of the 39-year-old male patient who suffered a compressive thoracoabdominal trauma. The physical examination showed the characteristic "ecchymotic mask"...
June 2017: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542663/-periorbital-pallor-post-application-of-mydriatic-in-infants-with-hydrocephalus-associated-to-systemic-effects
#13
Jorge Luis Alvarado Socarras, Sandra Consuelo Rodríguez
Adequate pupil dilation is needed to evaluate some neonates at risk of developing illness during this stage. However, this procedure is not free of adverse effects, either local or systemic. One of these complications is the local vasoconstriction of the preterm baby’s skin following the application of mydriatic eye drops. OBJECTIVE: To describe secondary local and systemic complications of pharmacological pupil dilation in 2 newborns. Clinical case 1: Full term baby with diagnosis of low-birth weight and hydrocephalia...
April 2017: Revista Chilena de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928335/neuro-ophthalmological-features-of-cerebral-venous-sinus-thrombosis
#14
N Eliseeva, N Serova, S Yakovlev, K Mikeladze, Y Arkhangelskaya, S Gasparyan
Neuro-ophtalmological symptoms of 49 patients with cerebral venous sinus thrombosis and different onset of the disease were evaluated. Papilloedema was revealed in 84.6% of patients with acute and subacute onset of the disease and in all patients with chronic onset. Visual disturbances due to papilloedema and post-papilloedema optic atrophy were found in 65.2% of patients with chronic onset. Patients with acute onset of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis were successfully treated with local endovascular thrombolysis...
April 2015: Neuro-ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27568353/investigations-on-the-prevalence-of-the-photo-induced-sneezing-reflex-in-the-german-population-a-representative-cross-sectional-study
#15
Philipp Kulas, Dietmar Hecker, Bernhard Schick, Alessandro Bozzato
The sneezing reflex is a common phenomenon in human beings and animals. Until now largely uninvestigated sneezing phenomenon is the photic sneeze reflex, also known as the ACHOO (Autosomal Cholinergic Helio-Ophtalmologic Outburst). This light induced sneezing reflex is triggered by a bright light like the sun but also by artificial light. In former publications the prevalence of this phenomenon in the population is specified up to 35 % and can result in a potential endangerment in numerous everyday situations as driving a car or controlling an airplane...
March 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27560535/outcome-assessment-after-surgical-treatment-of-tuberculum-sellae-meningiomas-a-preliminary-report
#16
Arkadiusz Wilk, Grzegorz Zielinski, Przemysław Witek, Andrzej Koziarski
AIM: To evaluate the endocrinological and ophthalmological results of the tuberculum sellae meningioma surgery. MATRRIAL and METHODS: A total of 18 patients diagnosed with tuberculum sellae meningioma received surgical treatment at Neurosurgery Clinic at Military Medical Institute in Warsaw from January 2010 to July 2012. This analyzed group of patients included 15 females and 3 males at a mean age of 50.5 years (ranging from 30 to 73; SD ± 13.4). In the pre-operative and post-operative periods, all patients underwent magnetic resonance imaging of the head according to a uniform protocol, eye examinations with assessment of visual acuity and field of vision, as well as endocrine tests to evaluate the hypothalamic-pituitary axis (including urine specific gravity and osmolality as well as blood cortisol, TSH, fT3, and fT4 levels)...
2016: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27556541/multiprofissional-electronic-protocol-in-ophtalmology-with-enfasis-in-strabismus
#17
Christie Graf Ribeiro, Ana Tereza Ramos Moreira, José Simão DE Paula Pinto, Osvaldo Malafaia
OBJECTIVE: to create and validate an electronic database in ophthalmology focused on strabismus, to computerize this database in the form of a systematic data collection software named Electronic Protocol, and to incorporate this protocol into the Integrated System of Electronic Protocols (SINPE(c)). METHODS: this is a descriptive study, with the methodology divided into three phases: (1) development of a theoretical ophthalmologic database with emphasis on strabismus; (2) computerization of this theoretical ophthalmologic database using SINPE(c) and (3) interpretation of the information with demonstration of results to validate the protocol...
May 2016: Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27520363/establishment-of-reference-values-of-%C3%AE-tocopherol-in-plasma-red-blood-cells-and-adipose-tissue-in-healthy-children-to-improve-the-management-of-chylomicron-retention-disease-a-rare-genetic-hypocholesterolemia
#18
Charlotte Cuerq, Lioara Restier, Jocelyne Drai, Emilie Blond, Adeline Roux, Sybil Charriere, Marie-Caroline Michalski, Mathilde Di Filippo, Emile Levy, Alain Lachaux, Noël Peretti
BACKGROUND: Chylomicron retention disease (CMRD), a rare genetic hypocholesterolemia, results in neuro-ophtalmologic damages, which can be prevented by high doses of vitamin E during infancy. In these patients, plasma vitamin E concentration is significantly reduced due to defects of chylomicron secretion. Vitamin E in adipose tissue (AT) and red blood cells (RBC) have been proposed as potential relevant biomarkers of vitamin E status but no reference values in children are available...
August 12, 2016: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27480910/-endoscopic-treatment-of-140-pituitary-tumors-results-and-complications
#19
Sofia Beltrame, Maximiliano Toscano, Ezequiel Goldschmidt, Lucas Garategui, Alvaro Campero, Claudio Yampolsky, Antonio Carrizo, Pablo Ajler
OBJECTIVE: To present the clinical and radiographic outcomes of 140 patients with pituitary adenomas treated by an endoscopic endonasal approach (EEA) over a period of 4 years. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed between 2011 and 2014. Pre and post operative MRI, ophtalmological assessment, endocrinological laboratory evaluation and surgical morbidity and mortality were assessed. RESULTS: 57,9% of the patients had functional tumors (n=81), acromegaly being the most frequent sub-type (29...
March 2017: Neurocirugía
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27475991/complement-analysis-2016-clinical-indications-laboratory-diagnostics-and-quality-control
#20
REVIEW
Zoltán Prohászka, Bo Nilsson, Ashley Frazer-Abel, Michael Kirschfink
In recent years, complement analysis of body fluids and biopsies, going far beyond C3 and C4, has significantly enhanced our understanding of the disease process. Such expanded complement analysis allows for a more precise differential diagnosis and for critical monitoring of complement-targeted therapy. These changes are a result of the growing understanding of the involvement of complement in a diverse set of disorders. To appreciate the importance of proper complement analysis, it is important to understand the role it plays in disease...
November 2016: Immunobiology
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