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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165005/models-of-care-in-tele-ophthalmology-a-scoping-review
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Liam J Caffery, Monica Taylor, Glen Gole, Anthony C Smith
The objective of this review was to identify and describe telehealth models of care for ophthalmic services. We conducted a scoping review of the literature to identify how ophthalmic care can be delivered by telehealth. We searched the PubMed database to identify relevant articles which were screened based on pre-defined inclusion criteria. For included articles, data were extracted, categorised and analysed. Synthesis of findings was performed narratively. The scoping review included 78 articles describing 62 discrete tele-ophthalmic models of care...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164803/preclinical-evaluation-and-optimization-of-a-cell-therapy-using-human-cord-blood-derived-endothelial-colony-forming-cells-for-ischemic-retinopathies
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Emma Reid, Jasenka Guduric-Fuchs, Christina L O'Neill, Lynsey-Dawn Allen, Sarah E J Chambers, Alan W Stitt, Reinhold J Medina
Cell therapy using endothelial progenitors holds promise for vascular repair in ischemic retinopathies. Using a well-defined subpopulation of human cord blood-derived endothelial progenitors known as endothelial colony-forming cells (ECFCs), we have evaluated essential requirements for further development of this cell therapy targeting the ischemic retina, including dose response, delivery route, and toxicity. First, to evaluate therapeutic efficacy relating to cell dose, ECFCs were injected into the vitreous of mice with oxygen-induced retinopathy...
November 22, 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163363/human-prolactin-point-mutations-and-their-projected-effect-on-vasoinhibin-generation-and-vasoinhibin-related-diseases
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Jakob Triebel, Christin J Friedrich, Andreas Leuchs, Gonzalo Martínez de la Escalera, Carmen Clapp, Thomas Bertsch
Background: A dysregulation of the generation of vasoinhibin hormones by proteolytic cleavage of prolactin (PRL) has been brought into context with diabetic retinopathy, retinopathy of prematurity, preeclampsia, pregnancy-induced hypertension, and peripartum cardiomyopathy. Factors governing vasoinhibin generation are incompletely characterized, and the composition of vasoinhibin isoforms in human tissues or compartments, such as the circulation, is unknown. The aim of this study was to determine the possible contribution of PRL point mutations to the generation of vasoinhibins as well as to project their role in vasoinhibin-related diseases...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161237/bilateral-visual-field-defects-in-a-patient-treated-with-the-mek-and-braf-inhibitors-trametinib-and-dabrafenib-for-melanoma-of-unknown-origin
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Jakob Siedlecki, Marc Mackert, Armin Wolf, Carola Berking, Siegfried G Priglinger, Kirsten Eibl-Lindner
INTRODUCTION: Although the introduction of BRAF and MEK inhibitors has greatly enhanced treatment possibilities in advanced BRAFV600-mutated melanoma, class-related toxicities are rather frequent and often involve the eye. Ophthalmologic side effects most commonly include central/diffuse serous retinopathy and retinal vein occlusion. Affection of the optic nerve head however has not been described clinically. CASE REPORT: A 29-year-old man presented in our eye clinic with bilateral blurred vision...
April 17, 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161159/unilateral-coats-like-disease-and-an-intragenic-deletion-in-the-terc-gene-a-case-report
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G Peene, E Smets, E Legius, C Cassiman
We report a case of a 25-year-old woman with unilateral Coats'-like disease. Her brother was previously diagnosed with an autosomal dominant form of dyskeratosis congenita. Genetic testing was performed by screening the TERC gene for mutations and identified heterozygosity for the n.68_124del mutation. Our case demonstrates that the exudative retinopathy seen in Coats'-like disease can be caused by mutations in a telomere-capping gene TERC as a part of the dyskeratosis congenita spectrum without other systemic involvement...
November 21, 2017: Ophthalmic Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160781/choroidal-thickness-changes-in-acute-zonal-occult-outer-retinopathy
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Hiroki Maehara, Tetsuju Sekiryu, Yukinori Sugano, Ichiro Maruko
PURPOSE: To investigate the longitudinal morphologic choroidal changes in eyes with acute zonal occult outer retinopathy. METHODS: In this retrospective observational case series, we studied 10 patients (11 eyes) with unilateral acute zonal occult outer retinopathy at the first visit who were followed more than 12 months by enhanced depth optical coherence tomography. The retinal and choroidal thicknesses (CTs) were measured at six sites in the macula. RESULTS: The integrity of the ellipsoid zone was lost 1,500 μm and 3,000 μm nasally in all 11 eyes at the first visit...
November 16, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160780/multiple-sub-internal-limiting-membrane-hemorrhages-with-double-ring-sign-in-eyes-with-valsalva-retinopathy
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Takeshi Iwase, Eimei Ra, Yasuki Ito, Hiroko Terasaki
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 16, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160050/study-on-clinical-indicators-of-diabetic-retinopathy
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Xuehua Jiao, Gengxu Li, Xueyan Yin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 20, 2017: Minerva Endocrinologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158916/the-involvement-of-%C3%AE-catenin-cox-2-vegf-axis-in-nmda-caused-retinopathy
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Dan Ning, Wei Kevin Zhang, Han Tian, Xiao-Jun Li, Min Liu, Yu-Sang Li, He-Bin Tang
NMDA, a molecule that is capable of producing the loss of retinal ganglia cells (RGCs), has been widely studied; however, the detailed mechanism is not yet clarified. Previously, Wnt/β-catenin signaling has been suggested to be involved in the NMDA-induced retinopathy. In addition, previous investigations in our group demonstrated the presence of a Wnt/β-catenin/COX-2 axis in dorsal root ganglions (DRGs). Therefore, here in this paper, we tested whether there is an association of such axis with NMDA-induced RGC loss...
2017: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158871/effects-of-novel-nitric-oxide-releasing-molecules-against-oxidative-stress-on-retinal-pigmented-epithelial-cells
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Valeria Pittalà, Annamaria Fidilio, Francesca Lazzara, Chiara Bianca Maria Platania, Loredana Salerno, Roberta Foresti, Filippo Drago, Claudio Bucolo
Oxidative stress is a hallmark of retinal degenerations such as age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. Enhancement of heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) activity in the retina would exert beneficial effects by protecting cells from oxidative stress, therefore promoting cell survival. Because a crosstalk exists between nitric oxide (NO) and HO-1 in promotion of cell survival under oxidative stress, we designed novel NO-releasing molecules also capable to induce HO-1. Starting from curcumin and caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE), two known HO-1 inducers, the molecules were chemically modified by acylation with 4-bromo-butanoyl chloride and 2-chloro-propanoyl chloride, respectively, and then treated in the dark with AgNO3 to obtain the nitrate derivatives VP10/12 and VP10/39...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158262/the-epac-rap1-pathway-prevents-and-reverses-cytokine-induced-retinal-vascular-permeability
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Carla J Ramos, Chengmao Lin, Xuwen Liu, David A Antonetti
Increased retinal vascular permeability contributes to macular edema, a leading cause of vision loss in eye pathologies such as diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, and central retinal vein occlusions. Pathological changes in vascular permeability are driven by growth factors such as VEGF and by pro-inflammatory cytokines such as TNF-α. Identifying the pro-barrier mechanisms that block vascular permeability and restore the blood-retinal barrier (BRB) may lead to new therapies. The cAMP-dependent guanine nucleotide exchange factor EPAC promotes exchange of GTP in the small GTPase Rap1...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158134/the-inflammasome-pathway-is-amplified-and-perpetuated-in-an-autocrine-manner-through-connexin43-hemichannel-mediated-atp-release
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Odunayo O Mugisho, Colin R Green, Dan T Kho, Jie Zhang, E Scott Graham, Monica L Acosta, Ilva D Rupenthal
BACKGROUND: Connexin43 hemichannels have been implicated in many inflammatory diseases including diabetic retinopathy (DR). Particularly, hemichannel-mediated ATP release has been associated with inflammasome pathway activation. Using an in vitro cell culture model, we evaluated hemichannel roles in response to inflammatory cytokines under high glucose (HG) conditions and propose a mechanism by which a connexin43 hemichannel-mediated autocrine ATP feedback loop augments chronic inflammatory disease...
November 17, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157600/receptor-structure-based-discovery-of-non-metabolite-agonists-for-the-succinate-receptor-gpr91
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Mette Trauelsen, Elisabeth Rexen Ulven, Siv A Hjorth, Matjaz Brvar, Claudia Monaco, Thomas M Frimurer, Thue W Schwartz
OBJECTIVE: Besides functioning as an intracellular metabolite, succinate acts as a stress-induced extracellular signal through activation of GPR91 (SUCNR1) for which we lack suitable pharmacological tools. METHODS AND RESULTS: Here we first determined that the cis conformation of the succinate backbone is preferred and that certain backbone modifications are allowed for GPR91 activation. Through receptor modeling over the X-ray structure of the closely related P2Y1 receptor, we discovered that the binding pocket is partly occupied by a segment of an extracellular loop and that succinate therefore binds in a very different mode than generally believed...
December 2017: Molecular Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157445/an-ensemble-deep-learning-based-approach-for-red-lesion-detection-in-fundus-images
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José Ignacio Orlando, Elena Prokofyeva, Mariana Del Fresno, Matthew B Blaschko
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is one of the leading causes of preventable blindness in the world. Its earliest sign are red lesions, a general term that groups both microaneurysms (MAs) and hemorrhages (HEs). In daily clinical practice, these lesions are manually detected by physicians using fundus photographs. However, this task is tedious and time consuming, and requires an intensive effort due to the small size of the lesions and their lack of contrast. Computer-assisted diagnosis of DR based on red lesion detection is being actively explored due to its improvement effects both in clinicians consistency and accuracy...
January 2018: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157070/review-of-the-literature-examining-the-association-between-physical-activity-and-retinopathy
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Paul D Loprinzi, Meghan K Edwards, Emily Frith
OBJECTIVE: The main aim of this review was to evaluate the association between physical activity and retinopathy. Secondary aims included evaluating the association between sedentary behavior and retinopathy, and evaluating the association between physical activity/sedentary behavior on health outcomes among patients with existing retinopathy. METHODS: Twenty-one articles met our criteria for inclusion in this review. RESULTS: Among the 19 studies evaluating the main aim (physical activity and retinopathy), 53% (n=10/19) demonstrated evidence of a favorable (inverse) association between physical activity and retinopathy, 42% (n=8/19) reported a null association physical activity and retinopathy, and 5% (n=1/19) presented evidence for a detrimental association between physical activity and retinopathy...
November 20, 2017: Physician and Sportsmedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156536/a-review-on-exudates-detection-methods-for-diabetic-retinopathy
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Shilpa Joshi, P T Karule
The presence of exudates on the retina is the most characteristic symptom of diabetic retinopathy. As exudates are among early clinical signs of DR, their detection would be an essential asset to the mass screening task and serve as an important step towards automatic grading and monitoring of the disease. Reliable identification and classification of exudates are of inherent interest in an automated diabetic retinopathy screening system. Here we review the numerous early studies that used for automatic exudates detection with the aim of providing decision support in addition to reducing the workload of an ophthalmologist...
November 16, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156154/coconut-phytocompounds-inhibits-polyol-pathway-enzymes-implication-in-prevention-of-microvascular-diabetic-complications
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Devi Lekshmi Sheela, Puthiyaveetil Abdulla Nazeem, Arunaksharan Narayanankutty, R Muthangaparambil Shylaja, Sangeetha P Davis, Priyanga James, Ravisankar Valsalan, Thekkekara Devassy Babu, Achuthan C Raghavamenon
Coconut oil (CO), the primary choice of cooking purposes in the south Asian countries, is rich in medium chain saturated fatty acids, especially lauric acid (50-52%). The oil has high medicinal use in Ayurvedic system and known to contain polyphenolic antioxidants. Studies have reported that CO improves insulin sensitivity and shows hypoglycemic effect. However, there is no information regarding its effect on chronic diabetic complications including retinopathy and nephropathy is available. The secondary diabetic complications are mediated by the activation of polyol pathway, where aldose reductase (AR) plays crucial role...
December 2017: Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes, and Essential Fatty Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155697/acute-intraoperative-suprachoroidal-hemorrhage-during-small-gauge-pars-plana-vitrectomy
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Intira Sukpen, Jay M Stewart
PURPOSE: To report the intraoperative occurrence of acute intraoperative suprachoroidal hemorrhage during small-gauge pars plana vitrectomy. METHOD: A review of a surgical patient who developed acute intraoperative suprachoroidal hemorrhage during small-gauge pars plana vitrectomy because of bucking under general anesthesia. RESULTS: A 32-year-old obese woman with proliferative diabetic retinopathy and traction retinal detachment in the left eye who developed intraoperative suprachoroidal hemorrhage during small-gauge pars plana vitrectomy because of bucking under general anesthesia while doing endolaser under air infusion...
November 16, 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154870/the-fto-variant-is-associated-with-chronic-complications-of-diabetes-mellitus-in-czech-population
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Jaroslav A Hubacek, Dana Dlouha, Marta Klementova, Vera Lanska, Tomas Neskudla, Terezie Pelikanova
BACKGROUND: Genome-wide association studies have resulted in the identification of the FTO gene as an important genetic determinant of diabetes mellitus. The aim of this study was to confirm the role of this gene in the development of DM in the Czech-Slavonic population and to analyse whether this gene is associated with common DM complications. METHODS: Two groups of patients (814 with T1DM and 848 with T2DM) and a group of healthy controls (2339 individuals) - both of Czech origin - were genotyped for the FTO rs17817449 SNP...
November 14, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154827/secretogranin-iii-promotes-angiogenesis-through-mek-erk-signaling-pathway
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Fen Tang, Mario Thiego F Pacheco, Ping Chen, Dan Liang, Wei Li
Secretogranin III (Scg3) was recently discovered as the first highly diabetic retinopathy-associated angiogenic factor, and its neutralizing antibody alleviated the disease with high efficacy in diabetic mice. Investigation of its molecular mechanisms will facilitate the translation of this novel therapy. Scg3 was reported to induce the phosphorylation of mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase (MEK)/extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK). Here we characterized the importance of MEK/ERK activation to Scg3 angiogenic activity...
November 14, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
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