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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777047/in-vivo-confocal-microscopy-indicates-an-inverse-relationship-between-the-sub-basal-corneal-plexus-and-the-conjunctivalisation-in-patients-with-limbal-stem-cell-deficiency
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Manuel Caro-Magdaleno, Asunción Alfaro-Juárez, Jesús Montero-Iruzubieta, Ana Fernández-Palacín, Ana Muñoz-Morales, Manuel Alberto Castilla-Martino, Consuelo Spínola-Muñoz, Enrique Rodríguez-de-la-Rúa
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Limbal stem cell deficiency (LSCD) is characterised by a marked decrease in limbal stem cells. It is classified primarily using subjective slit-lamp observations. In vivo confocal microscopy (IVCM) can non-invasively provide objective information on the condition of the limbal niche, the corneal epithelial basal cell density and the corneal sub-basal nerve plexus density (SND). We here used IVCM to evaluate changes in SND to improve LSCD classification. METHODS: We evaluated and classified 38 patients (76 eyes, 44 with LSC and 32 control eyes) using the Rama, López-García and Deng (clinical and confocal) classifications and evaluated the concordance of the confocal and clinical classifications...
May 18, 2018: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776765/effects-of-artificial-tear-treatment-on-corneal-epithelial-thickness-and-corneal-topography-findings-in-dry-eye-patients
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B Çakır, E Doğan, E Çelik, T Babashli, T Uçak, G Alagöz
PURPOSE: To investigate the effects of artificial tear treatment on central corneal epithelial thickness, and central, mid-peripheral and peripheral corneal thicknesses in patients with dry eye disease (DED). MATERIAL-METHODS: Patients with DED underwent ocular examinations, including Schirmer-2 test, slit lamp examination for tear break-up time (BUT), corneal topography (CT) for measuring mean central, mid-peripheral and peripheral corneal thickness values and anterior segment optic coherence tomography (AS-OCT) for obtaining central corneal epithelial thickness...
May 15, 2018: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774584/-i-can-see-fine-patient-knowledge-of-eye-care
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Elizabeth L Irving, Alisa M Sivak, Marlee M Spafford
PURPOSE: To learn more about the perceptions and attitudes toward eye care of members of the public - in particular, their knowledge of the purpose, components and providers of eye examinations, their ability to self-monitor ocular status and their awareness of major sight threatening eye conditions. METHODS: This study used the qualitative research strategy, grounded theory. Participants were recruited via poster and social media. Two researchers, one with optometric knowledge and one without, moderated seven 60- to 90-min, semi-structured focus group discussions, which were audiotaped and transcribed...
May 17, 2018: Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics: the Journal of the British College of Ophthalmic Opticians (Optometrists)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772044/a-phase-1-open-label-dose-escalation-trial-to-investigate-safety-and-tolerability-of-single-intravitreous-injections-of-icon-1-targeting-tissue-factor-in-wet-amd
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John A Wells, Christine R Gonzales, Brian B Berger, Victor H Gonzalez, Brian D Sippy, Gabriela Burian
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: This phase 1 study evaluated the safety and tolerability of single intravitreous injections (IVIs) of ICON-1 (Iconic Therapeutics, South San Francisco, CA) in patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD). ICON-1 is a modified factor VIIa protein linked with the Fc portion of a human immunoglobulin G1. The molecule binds tissue factor overexpressed on choroidal neovascularization (CNV) in AMD. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Open-label, interventional, dose-escalation trial in 18 patients with CNV due to AMD, with six patients per dose cohort...
May 1, 2018: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771038/-efficacy-of-standardized-sublingual-immunotherapy-of-allergic-asthma-with-rhinitis-in-children-between-different-age-groups
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S J Wu, S Chen, B Chen, L Wang, X Zeng
Objective: The aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of standardized sublingual immunotherapy of allergic asthma with rhinitis in children between two different age groups. Method: Retrospective analysis of 250 patients with allergic asthma and rhinitis who received SLIT treatment. According to the age divided into younger children group (aged 3-6 years, 128 patients) and older children group (aged 7-13 years, 122 patients). Evaluate the asthma daytime, nocturnal symptom, medication score, VAS score and pulmonary function FEV1, PEF% level and rhinitis symptom and medication score before and after treatment of two groups of children...
May 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Otorhinolaryngology, Head, and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769779/comparison-of-hair-shafts-angles-using-a-curved-blade-an-innovation
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Muhammad Ahmad
Background: The study was conducted to compare the angles of the hair shafts created by straight/flat blade and curved blade. Materials and Methods: The study was conducted in a private hair transplant surgery center. Five patients undergoing thefirst session of hair transplant were included. In each patient, 1 cm2 area was selected in the anterior hairline in midline. Five slits were created with 1.0 mm straight/flat blade and five slits were created with 1.0 mm curved blade in each patient...
March 2018: International Journal of Trichology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765174/treatment-of-retinal-capillary-hemangioma-using-810-nm-infrared-laser
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Pavel Pochop, Martina Kodetova, Dagmar Dotrelova
AIM: Presentation of the efficacy of infrared laser for the treatment of retinal capillary hemangioma (RCH). METHODS: The treatment and follow-up of nine eyes (fourteen tumors of different sizes and localizations) in seven patients (five children) with RCH. Infrared diode laser (810 nm) was used for modified transpupillary thermotherapy (TTT) in long exposition mode and power between 200 and 1200 mW with a beam diameter of 2 mm (indirect ophthalmoscope, +28 D or +40 D lens) or 0...
May 16, 2018: Biomedical Papers of the Medical Faculty of the University Palacký, Olomouc, Czechoslovakia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764261/ragweed-sublingual-tablet-immunotherapy-part-ii-practical-considerations-and-pertinent-issues
#8
Oliver Pfaar, Peter Socrates Creticos
Sublingual allergen immunotherapy (SLIT) has been demonstrated to be both efficacious and safe for the treatment of respiratory allergies such as allergic rhinoconjunctivitis or allergic asthma. Based on the clinical documentation of SLIT ragweed tablets, they have gained marketing authorization in the USA by the US FDA in 2014 for adult patients. Following clinical data from (pivotal) multicenter Phase II and III trials as performed in the USA and Canada and real life experience after registration in 2014, SLIT ragweed tablets can be recommended as efficacious and safe treatment option with disease modifying potential when adequately indicated and performed...
May 16, 2018: Immunotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759659/the-global-development-and-clinical-efficacy-of-sublingual-tablet-immunotherapy-for-allergic-diseases
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REVIEW
Hendrik Nolte, Jennifer Maloney
Allergy immunotherapy (AIT) is a treatment option for respiratory allergy that is complementary to pharmacotherapy, with a distinct mechanism of action. Alternative methods to subcutaneous administration of AIT that enable patients to safely self-administer AIT is considered an unmet clinical need. The sublingual immunotherapy tablet (SLIT-tablet) is an orally disintegrating pharmaceutical formulation (oral lyophilisate) containing standardized allergens. SLIT-tablets have been developed for sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) of cedar-pollen, grass-pollen, ragweed-pollen, tree-pollen, and house dust mite allergies...
May 12, 2018: Allergology International: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Allergology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757552/-the-influence-of-sublingual-immunotherapy-on-quality-of-life-in-children-with-allergic-rhinitis
#10
Gui Yang, Shu Qi Qiu, Peng Wang, Dan Chen, Sheng Li, Tian Yong Hu, Li Ma, Zhi Qiang Liu
Objective: To analyze the impact of sublingual immunotherapy(SLIT)on the quality of life in children with allergic rhinitis. Method: Fifty children with allergic rhinitis who have received sublingual immunotherapy were enrolled in this study.Quality of life was evaluated via measurement of VAS score and rhinoconjunctivitis quality of life questionnaire(RQLQ)before and after treatment. Result: Twenty patients after treatment had complete remission,13 cases were partly alleviated and 17 cases had no response...
January 20, 2018: Journal of Clinical Otorhinolaryngology, Head, and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757157/state-diagram-of-a-three-sphere-microswimmer-in-a-channel
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Abdallah Daddi-Moussa-Ider, Maciej Lisicki, Arnold J T M Mathijssen, Christian Hoell, Segun Goh, Jerzy Blawzdziewicz, Andreas M Menzel, Hartmut Löwen
Geometric confinements are frequently encountered in soft matter systems and in particular significantly alter the dynamics of swimming microorganisms in viscous media. Surface-related effects on the motility of microswimmers can lead to important consequences in a large number of biological systems, such as biofilm formation, bacterial adhesion and microbial activity. On the basis of low-Reynolds-number hydrodynamics, we explore the state diagram of a three-sphere microswimmer under channel confinement in a slit geometry and fully characterize the swimming behavior and trajectories for neutral swimmers, puller- and pusher-type swimmers...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Physics. Condensed Matter: An Institute of Physics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755825/bilateral-asymmetric-rhegmatogenous-retinal-detachment-in-a-patient-with-stickler-syndrome
#12
Caner Öztürk, Almila Sarıgül Sezenöz, Gürsel Yılmaz, İmren Akkoyun
Here we present the long-term anatomical and visual outcomes of bilateral asymmetric rhegmatogenous retinal detachment repair in a patient with Stickler syndrome. A 17-year-old girl presented with decreased visual acuity in both eyes for more than one year. Her best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) was 0.1 in the right eye and 0.05 in the left eye. Slit-lamp anterior segment examination revealed subcapsular cataract in both eyes. Fundus examination showed bilateral rhegmatogenous retinal detachment, chronic retinal detachment accompanied by multiple retinal holes, tears and membranous fibrillary vitreous in the peripheral retina...
April 2018: Turkish Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755820/surgical-outcomes-of-idiopathic-epiretinal-membrane-the-g%C3%A3-lhane-experience
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Dorukcan Akıncıoğlu, Gökhan Özge, Murat Küçükevcilioğlu, Fazıl Cüneyt Erdurman, Ali Hakan Durukan
Objectives: We aimed to report our experiences and outcomes of vitreoretinal surgery in idiopathic epiretinal membrane. Materials and Methods: We retrospectively reviewed patients who underwent vitreoretinal surgery for idiopathic epiretinal membrane between January 2012 and 2014. The patients' pre- and postoperative visual acuity, slit-lamp examination findings, and optical coherence tomography (OCT) images were evaluated. Results: Forty-five eyes of 45 patients (36% male, 64% female) were included (mean age, 69±8...
April 2018: Turkish Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755817/comparison-of-electrocoagulation-and-conventional-medical-drops-for-treatment-of-conjunctivochalasis-short-term-results
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Mehtap Çağlayan, Pınar Kösekahya, Canan Gürdal, Özge Saraç
Objectives: To compare the effectiveness of electrocoagulation and conventional medical drops for treatment of conjunctivochalasis using anterior segment-optical coherence tomography (AS-OCT). Materials and Methods: Forty eyes of 20 patients with bilateral conjunctivochalasis were included in this prospective study. Twenty eyes of 10 patients were assigned to Group 1 and underwent electrocoagulation. The other 20 eyes of 10 patients were assigned to Group 2 and received conventional medical treatment consisting of non-steroidal antiinflammatory drop (topical 0...
April 2018: Turkish Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755629/interventricular-vessel-of-the-heart
#15
Pekka J Kuusela
The communication from right to left through the interventricular septum of the heart became identified by the anatomical study for 4 years. One thousand nine hundred years ago, Galen stated that blood seeps through the perforations in the interventricular septum of the heart. However, William Harvey, working 400 years ago, failed to find any. The interventricular vessel is a slit between the fibers of the muscle feasible to be patent by relaxing and widening of the helical heart at the right atrial filling phase at the end of the diastole...
April 2018: Cardiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752757/subcutaneous-immunotherapy-suppresses-th2-inflammation-and-induces-neutralizing-antibodies-but-sublingual-immunotherapy-suppresses-airway-hyperresponsiveness-in-grass-pollen-mouse-models-for-allergic-asthma
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Laura Hesse, Uilke Brouwer, Arjen H Petersen, Renée Gras, Lisette Bosman, Jens Brimnes, Joanne N G Oude Elberink, Antoon J M van Oosterhout, Martijn C Nawijn
BACKGROUND: Both subcutaneous and sublingual allergen immunotherapy (SCIT and SLIT) have been shown to effectively suppress allergic manifestations upon allergen exposure, providing long term relief from symptoms in allergic disorders including allergic asthma. Clinical studies directly comparing SCIT and SLIT report a different kinetics and magnitude of immunological changes induced during treatment. Comparative studies into the mechanisms underlying immune suppression in SCIT and SLIT are lacking...
May 12, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752403/cryo-em-structure-of-the-cytoplasmic-domain-of-murine-transient-receptor-potential-cation-channel-subfamily-c-member-6-trpc6
#17
Caleigh M Azumaya, Francisco Sierra-Valdez, Julio F Cordero-Morales, Terunaga Nakagawa
The kidney maintains the internal milieu by regulating the retention and excretion of proteins, ions, and small molecules. The glomerular podocyte forms the slit diaphragm of the ultrafiltration filter, whose damage leads to progressive kidney failure and focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS). The canonical transient receptor potential 6 (TRPC6) ion channel is expressed in the podocyte and mutations in its cytoplasmic domain cause FSGS in humans. In vitro evaluation of disease-causing mutations in TRPC6 has revealed that these genetic alterations result in abnormal ion channel gating...
May 11, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750121/-in-vivo-confocal-microscopic-observations-of-vortex-keratopathy-in-patients-with-amiodarone-induced-keratopathy-and-fabry-disease
#18
Yasuhito Ikegawa, Atsushi Shiraishi, Yasuhito Hayashi, Akiyoshi Ogimoto, Yuichi Ohashi
Purpose: To compare the morphology of two types of vortex keratopathy: amiodarone-induced keratopathy and the Fabry disease-associated keratopathy. Patients and Methods: Eight patients who were receiving oral amiodarone therapy and 3 patients with Fabry disease, a mother and her 2 daughters, were examined by slit-lamp biomicroscopy and in vivo confocal microscopy (IVCM) regularly. Results: Amiodarone-induced keratopathy developed in 7 of the 8 patients, and it was detected as early as 7 days by IVCM and 14 days by slit-lamp biomicroscopy...
2018: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747369/-the-relationship-between-optical-coherence-tomography-performance-and-visual-acuity-of-acute-retinal-necrosis
#19
Y Di, J J Ye, D H Li
Objective: To analyze the relationship between optical coherence tomography(OCT) performance and visual acuity of patients with acute retinal necrosis (ARN). Methods: Retrospective analysis was performed on the patients diagnosed with ARN at the ophthalmology department of Peking union hospital during October 2011 and May 2016. Fourteen patients (15 eyes), 9 males and 5 females, whose anterior and posterior inflammation disappeared and the retinal necrosis lesion in the fundus of the eye subsided were included...
May 11, 2018: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747366/-a-multicenter-study-of-the-effectiveness-and-safety-of-toric-intraocular-lens-implantation
#20
X D Song, Y S Hao, Y Z Bao, Z H Li, H Zhang, A Y Yu, M S Zhao, Y S Huang, J Fang, Y Liu, N L Wang
Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of Proming(®)Toric intraocular lens (IOL) in adults with cataract combined with corneal regular astigmatism. Methods: Multicentre, randomized, open and positive parallel controlled clinical study. A total of 121 patients (121 eyes) who had cataract combined with corneal regular astigmatism and met the inclusion criteria were enrolled in 9 hospitals from May 2014 to May 2016. There were 45 males and 76 females and the median age was 71 (42-88) years old. A total of 121 patients (121 eyes) were randomly assigned to the study group and the control group through the Central Randomization System...
May 11, 2018: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
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