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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334041/autoantibodies-to-low-density-lipoprotein-receptor-related-protein-4-in-double-seronegative-myasthenia-gravis-a-systematic-review
#1
Stephen Bacchi, Philippe Kramer, Colin Chalk
BACKGROUND: Myasthenia gravis (MG) is an autoimmune disorder of the neuromuscular junction in which a clinical diagnosis may be confirmed with serological testing. The most common autoantibodies used to support a diagnosis of MG are anti-acetylcholine receptor antibodies and anti-muscle-specific tyrosine kinase antibodies. In cases in which both of these autoantibodies are negative (termed double-seronegative [dSNMG]), other autoantibodies such as low-density lipoprotein receptor-related protein 4 (LRP4) may be used to aid in diagnosis...
January 2018: Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. le Journal Canadien des Sciences Neurologiques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333836/-phakomatosis-pigmentovascularis-cesioflammea-a-case-report
#2
María C Viada Peláez, Paola C Stefano, Ana Cirio, Andrea B Cervini
Phakomatosis pigmentovascularis (PPV) is a syndrome characterized by the association of a vascular nevus with a congenital pigmented lesion (epidermal nevus, nevus spilus, and dermal melanocytosis). There are different types of PPV according to the pigmentary nevus associated with the vascular malformation. Patients may present only the cutaneous condition or have systemic manifestations, among them, trauma, neurological and ophthalmological disorders. We report the case of a 1-year-old girl who had congenital glaucoma...
February 1, 2018: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333622/metabolic-acidosis-and-anaemia-associated-with-dorzolamide-in-a-patient-with-impaired-renal-function
#3
Iva Hoffmanová, Daniel Sánchez
Topical carbonic anhydrase inhibitors (CAI), used for treatment of glaucoma, are generally regarded as safe and unconnected with systemic side effects. We report an unusual case of fatigue, metabolic acidosis, and normocytic anaemia associated with ocular administration of the CAI, dorzolamide, in a patient with impaired renal function. In chronic kidney disease, where CAI elimination may be decreased, and patients prone to develop metabolic acidosis, systemic absorption of ocular administered CAI could lead to rare, but potentially serious adverse reaction, that are a consequence of inhibition of extraocular carbonic anhydrase isoenzymes...
January 14, 2018: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332128/pharmacologic-characterization-of-omidenepag-isopropyl-a-novel-selective-ep2-receptor-agonist-as-an-ocular-hypotensive-agent
#4
Tomoko Kirihara, Takazumi Taniguchi, Kenzo Yamamura, Ryo Iwamura, Kenji Yoneda, Noriko Odani-Kawabata, Atsushi Shimazaki, Takeshi Matsugi, Naveed Shams, Jin-Zhong Zhang
Purpose: The objective of this study was to investigate the pharmacologic characteristics of omidenepag isopropyl (OMDI), a compound developed as a novel intraocular pressure (IOP)-lowering agent, with better IOP control and fewer side effects than other prostanoid receptor agonists such as prostaglandin F receptor (FP) agonists. Methods: Binding activities of OMDI and its hydrolyzed form, omidenepag (OMD), to human recombinant prostanoid receptors (DP1-2, EP1-4, FP, and IP) were evaluated...
January 1, 2018: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332127/proteome-profiling-of-developing-murine-lens-through-mass-spectrometry
#5
Shahid Y Khan, Muhammad Ali, Firoz Kabir, Santosh Renuse, Chan Hyun Na, C Conover Talbot, Sean F Hackett, S Amer Riazuddin
Purpose: We previously completed a comprehensive profile of the mouse lens transcriptome. Here, we investigate the proteome of the mouse lens through mass spectrometry-based protein sequencing at the same embryonic and postnatal time points. Methods: We extracted mouse lenses at embryonic day 15 (E15) and 18 (E18) and postnatal day 0 (P0), 3 (P3), 6 (P6), and 9 (P9). The lenses from each time point were preserved in three distinct pools to serve as biological replicates for each developmental stage...
January 1, 2018: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331952/inter-relationship-between-ocular-perfusion-pressure-blood-pressure-intraocular-pressure-profiles-and-primary-open-angle-glaucoma-the-singapore-epidemiology-of-eye-diseases-study
#6
Yih-Chung Tham, Sing-Hui Lim, Preeti Gupta, Tin Aung, Tien Y Wong, Ching-Yu Cheng
OBJECTIVE: To elucidate the inter-relationship between ocular perfusion pressure (OPP), blood pressure (BP), intraocular pressure (IOP) profiles and primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) in a multiethnic Asian population. METHODS: Participants were recruited from the Singapore Epidemiology of Eye Diseases Study and underwent standardised ocular and systemic examinations. POAG was defined according to the International Society for Geographical and Epidemiological Ophthalmology criteria...
January 13, 2018: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331589/the-iridocorneal-endothelial-syndrome
#7
REVIEW
Luis Silva, Ahmad Najafi, Yanin Suwan, Chaiwat Teekhasaenee, Robert Ritch
The iridocorneal endothelial syndrome (ICE) represents a unique group of ocular pathologies (Chandler syndrome, progressive iris atrophy, and Cogan-Reese syndrome) characterized by the proliferation of corneal endothelial cells that migrate toward the iridocorneal angle and iris surface causing, to a degree varying according to the subtype, corneal edema and decompensation, and secondary glaucoma, whether by obstructing the angle or producing peripheral anterior synechiae by contraction of the basement membrane of the migrating cells over the surface of the iris...
January 10, 2018: Survey of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331294/-study-of-the-results-scleral-fixated-intraocular-lenses-in-the-absence-of-capsular-support
#8
A Benarous, A Drimbea, S Milazzo
INTRODUCTION: In the absence of sufficient capsular support, scleral fixation of the intraocular lens is an interesting alternative. The goal is to evaluate this implantation technique when traditional implantation is impossible. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This is an observational, retrospective, monocentric study at the Amiens university medical center between August 2013 and March 2016. Patients all underwent scleral fixation of a three-piece implant without suturing of the haptics, after posterior vitrectomy...
January 10, 2018: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331292/-ocular-melanocytosis
#9
M Elyadari, M Zarrouki, H Elorch, S Elharchali, S Elmerrouni, S Azennoud, Z Hajji, E Abdallah, A Boulanoir, A Berraho
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 10, 2018: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331268/the-population-biology-and-transmission-dynamics-of-loa-loa
#10
REVIEW
Charles Whittaker, Martin Walker, Sébastien D S Pion, Cédric B Chesnais, Michel Boussinesq, María-Gloria Basáñez
Endemic to Central Africa, loiasis - or African eye worm (caused by the filarial nematode Loa loa) - affects more than 10 million people. Despite causing ocular and systemic symptoms, it has typically been considered a benign condition, only of public health relevance because it impedes mass drug administration-based interventions against onchocerciasis and lymphatic filariasis in co-endemic areas. Recent research has challenged this conception, demonstrating excess mortality associated with high levels of infection, implying that loiasis warrants attention as an intrinsic public health problem...
January 10, 2018: Trends in Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331255/an-automated-and-robust-image-processing-algorithm-for-glaucoma-diagnosis-from-fundus-images-using-novel-blood-vessel-tracking-and-bend-point-detection
#11
Soorya M, Ashish Issac, Malay Kishore Dutta
Glaucoma is an ocular disease which can cause irreversible blindness. The disease is currently identified using specialized equipment operated by optometrists manually. The proposed work aims to provide an efficient imaging solution which can help in automating the process of Glaucoma diagnosis using computer vision techniques from digital fundus images. The proposed method segments the optic disc using a geometrical feature based strategic framework which improves the detection accuracy and makes the algorithm invariant to illumination and noise...
February 2018: International Journal of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330811/a-nationwide-survey-of-factors-influencing-adherence-to-ocular-hypotensive-eyedrops-in-japan
#12
Toyoaki Tsumura, Kenji Kashiwagi, Yasuyuki Suzuki, Keiji Yoshikawa, Hirotaka Suzumura, Toshine Maeda, Ryuji Takeda, Hitomi Saito, Makoto Araie
INTRODUCTION: Few reports have investigated the status of adherence in Japan on a large scale. We aimed to investigate the status of adherence to topical glaucoma treatment and its associated factors. METHODS: A nationwide survey was conducted as a prospective fashion. Participants in this survey were subjects with primary open-angle glaucoma, normal-tension glaucoma, or ocular hypertension or pseudoexfoliation glaucoma who had been prescribed anti-glaucoma ophthalmic eyedrops and whose ophthalmologist considered prescribing any fixed combination of ocular hypotensive eyedrops for the first time between 2011 and 2012...
January 12, 2018: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330628/clinical-and-cn-sfemg-evaluation-of-neostigmine-test-in-myasthenia-gravis
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Giorgia Sciacca, Ester Reggio, Giovanni Mostile, Alessandra Nicoletti, Filippo Drago, Salvatore Salomone, Mario Zappia
Neostigmine test (NT) is a pharmacological test, demonstrating a clinical improvement in patients affected by myasthenia gravis (MG). We aim to compare clinical evaluation and neurophysiological recordings by concentric-needle single-fiber electromyography (CN-SFEMG) in response to acute administration of neostigmine in ocular and generalized MG patients. Twenty-three MG patients (10 with ocular MG and 13 with generalized MG) were evaluated before and after 90 min neostigmine 0.5-mg administration. Clinical responsiveness was assessed by MG composite (MGC) scale...
January 12, 2018: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330601/assessment-of-vestibular-evoked-myogenic-potentials-and-video-head-impulse-test-in-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-patients-with-or-without-polyneuropathy
#14
Mehmet Kalkan, Ali Bayram, Ferhat Gökay, Hasan Selçuk Cura, Cemil Mutlu
This study aimed to compare cervical vestibular-evoked myogenic potentials (cVEMP), ocular vestibular-evoked myogenic potentials (oVEMP) and video head impulse test (vHIT) results between patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) or diabetic polyneuropathy (DPN) and healthy controls to determine vestibular end-organ pathologies. The participants in the present study consisted of three groups: the type 2 DM group (n = 33 patients), the DPN group (n = 33 patients), and the age- and sex-matched control group (n = 35)...
January 13, 2018: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329934/application-of-our-understanding-of-pathogenesis-of-herpetic-stromal-keratitis-for-novel-therapy
#15
Naveen K Rajasagi, Barry T Rouse
HSV-1 ocular infection can cause herpes stromal keratitis (SK), an immunopathological lesion. Frequent recurrences can lead to progressive corneal scaring which can result in vision impairment if left untreated. Currently, the acute and epithelial forms of SK are usually controlled using anti-viral drugs. However, chronic forms of SK which are inflammatory in nature, require the addition of a topical corticosteroid to the anti-viral treatment regimen. In this review, we highlight the essential events involved in SK pathogenesis which can be targeted for improved therapy...
January 9, 2018: Microbes and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329175/clinical-description-molecular-analysis-of-twist2-gene-and-surgical-treatment-in-a-patient-with-barber-say-syndrome
#16
Francisca Zuazo, Mirena C Astiazaran, Lourdes Rodríguez-Cabrera, Patricia Garcia-Regil, Oscar Chacon-Camacho, José L Tovilla-Canales, Juan C Zenteno
Barber-Say syndrome is a rare autosomal dominant disease characterized by dysmorphic features, mainly of the eyelids and skin. It is caused by heterozygous mutations in gene TWIST2, localized in chromosome 2q37.3. The authors present the case of a pediatric patient with a clinical diagnosis of Barber-Say syndrome with ocular symptoms related to exposure keratitis. Molecular analysis of her DNA revealed a mutation on TWIST2 gene confirming the diagnosis of Barber-Say syndrome. Surgical treatment of the patient's eyelids resolved her signs and symptoms...
January 10, 2018: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328794/corneal-abrasion-following-anaesthesia-for-non-ocular-surgical-procedures-a-case-controlled-study
#17
Anais L Carniciu, Melissa J Fazzari, Pauline Tabibian, Priti Batta, Ronald C Gentile, James H Grendell, Collin E Braithwaite, Nazanin Barzideh
The aim of this study was to identify risk factors associated with perioperative corneal abrasion at a single hospital in Mineola, New York (United States). A chart review was conducted of patients with perioperative corneal abrasion following non-ocular surgery and age-matched controls between June 2011 and November 2013. An age-stratified logistic regression model evaluated the association between corneal abrasion and potentially predisposing variables. The adjusted odds of a corneal abrasion occurring were 4...
November 2017: Journal of Perioperative Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328066/a-british-ophthalmological-surveillance-unit-study-on-metastatic-endogenous-endophthalmitis
#18
S Maling, C King, N Davies
PurposeEndogenous endophthalmitis (EE) is a rare but serious ocular infection caused by the seeding of bacteria into the eye from a source elsewhere in the body. Studies suggest that EE accounts for 2 to 8% of all endophthalmitis.MethodsA prospective observational study was conducted using the British Ophthalmological Surveillance Unit reporting system. Questionnaires were sent to reporting Ophthalmologists in the UK to assess incidence, underlying aetiology, eye findings, management, and final outcomes in endogenous endophthalmitis over a 12-month period within the British Isles...
January 12, 2018: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328064/south-african-eye-study-saes-ethnic-differences-in-central-corneal-thickness-and-intraocular-pressure
#19
S O Baboolal, D P Smit
PurposeGlaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide. South Africa has a diverse population but there is a lack of published ethnic specific normative data. The purpose of the study is to determine the distribution of intraocular pressure (IOP) and central corneal thickness (CCT) values in a multi-ethnic South African population and to determine additional systemic and ocular factors that influence IOP and CCT.Patients and methodsThis cross-sectional study included a total of 402 participants with 706 eyes aged 18-94 years...
January 12, 2018: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327966/ocular-histomorphometry-of-free-living-common-kestrels-falco-tinnunculus
#20
Karin Werther, Cinthia Graziela Candioto, Rüdiger Korbel
We evaluated the histomorphometry of the eye structures (cornea, retina, choroid, and sclera) of 13 adult free-living common kestrels ( Falco tinnunculus). Birds included in the study were euthanatized because of severe trauma from a motor vehicle injury. The eyes were enucleated immediately after euthanasia, fixed in 10% buffered formalin, and decalcified. The right eyes were cut vertically (dorsoventrally) and the left eyes cut horizontally (temporonasally). Tissues were processed, stained with hematoxylin and eosin, and evaluated by an image analysis software...
December 2017: Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery
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