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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323709/single-stage-transpedicular-vertebrectomy-and-expandable-cage-placement-for-treatment-of-unstable-mid-and-lower-lumbar-burst-fractures
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Jong-Il Choi, Bum-Joon Kim, Sung-Kon Ha, Sang-Dae Kim, Dong-Jun Lim, Se-Hoon Kim
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective clinical and radiographic study. OBJECTIVE: To examine the efficacy and safety of vertebrectomy and expandable cage placement by a single-stage posterior approach for unstable mid and lower lumbar burst fractures (below the L3). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Patients with unstable mid and lower lumbar burst fractures require surgical treatment to relieve pain, address paralysis, and stabilize the spine to prevent further segmental deformity...
April 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323491/the-effect-of-closed-eye-tear-film-conditions-on-blood-isolated-neutrophils-in-vitro
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Cameron Postnikoff, Maud Gorbet
PURPOSE: Eyelid closure results in influx of neutrophils onto the ocular surface, which are non-responsive to inflammatory stimuli. This investigation examined whether incubation of blood-isolated neutrophils in closed-eye conditions induce a tear-film neutrophil phenotype. METHODS: Blood-isolated neutrophils were incubated combining various conditions: hypoxia, corneal epithelial cells (HCEC), artificial tear solution (ATS). RESULTS: A hypoxic environment induced no differential effect on membrane receptor expression...
March 21, 2017: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319642/therapeutic-efficacy-of-nanocomplex-of-poly-ethylene-glycol-and-catechin-for-dry-eye-disease-in-a-mouse-model
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Hyesook Lee, Whuisu Shim, Chae Eun Kim, So Yeon Choi, Haeshin Lee, Jaewook Yang
Purpose: We investigated the possibility of the nanocomplex of poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) and catechin as a new biomedical material to treat dry eye disease. Methods: NOD.B10.H2b mice were exposed to an air draft and injected with scopolamine for 10 days. Ten days later, the mice were treated with normal saline (n = 11), 1% catechin (n = 11), 1% PEG (n = 11), and 1% catechin/PEG nanocomplex solution mixture containing catechin and PEG at weight ratios of 1:1 (CP1, n = 11), 1:5 (CP5, n = 11), and 1:10 (CP10, n = 11)...
March 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319442/evaluation-of-patients-with-facial-palsy-and-ophthalmic-sequelae-a-23-year-retrospective-review
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Shannon S Joseph, Andrew W Joseph, Jane I Smith, Leslie M Niziol, David C Musch, Christine C Nelson
PURPOSE: Facial palsy (FP) can result in serious ophthalmic sequelae including loss of vision. We describe the clinical characteristics of FP patients presenting for ophthalmologic evaluation and the timing for initiating ophthalmologic care. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of 96 consecutive FP patients presenting between 1992 and 2015 at a tertiary eye center. The main outcome measures were time interval from the diagnosis of FP and onset of ocular symptoms to the initial ophthalmologic evaluation (IOE), and the severity of exposure keratopathy and eyelid malposition on IOE...
March 20, 2017: Ophthalmic Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319431/evaluation-of-the-risk-factors-for-a-rotator-cuff-retear-after-repair-surgery
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Yeong Seok Lee, Jeung Yeol Jeong, Chan-Deok Park, Seung Gyoon Kang, Jae Chul Yoo
BACKGROUND: A retear is a significant clinical problem after rotator cuff repair. However, no study has evaluated the retear rate with regard to the extent of footprint coverage. PURPOSE: To evaluate the preoperative and intraoperative factors for a retear after rotator cuff repair, and to confirm the relationship with the extent of footprint coverage. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study; Level of evidence, 3. METHODS: Data were retrospectively collected from 693 patients who underwent arthroscopic rotator cuff repair between January 2006 and December 2014...
March 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319248/cyclic-tensile-strain-enhances-human-mesenchymal-stem-cell-smad-2-3-activation-and-tenogenic-differentiation-in-anisotropic-collagen-glycosaminoglycan-scaffolds
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W G Grier, A S Moy, B A Harley
Stem cell research arose from the need to explore new therapeutic possibilities for intractable and lethal diseases. Although musculoskeletal disorders are basically nonlethal, their high prevalence and relative ease of performing clinical trials have facilitated the clinical application of stem cells in this field. However, few reliable clinical studies have been published, despite the plethora of in vitro and preclinical studies in stem cell research for regenerative medicine in the musculoskeletal system...
March 20, 2017: European Cells & Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318635/the-application-of-infrared-imaging-and-optical-coherence-tomography-of-the-lacrimal-punctum-in-patients-undergoing-punctoplasty-for-epiphora
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Hannah M Timlin, Pearse A Keane, Geoffrey E Rose, Daniel G Ezra
PURPOSE: To determine the application of imaging the stenotic lacrimal punctum with infrared photographs and optical coherence tomography (OCT) and to identify characteristics of the lacrimal punctum in patients who benefit from punctoplasty. DESIGN: Case-control study. PARTICIPANTS: Twenty patients with epiphora who were listed for punctoplasty and 20 healthy controls. METHODS: Prospectively, 20 patients listed for punctoplasty were asked to rate their epiphora, using the Munk score, before and after punctoplasty...
March 16, 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318302/isolated-subscapularis-repair-in-irreparable-posterosuperior-massive-rotator-cuff-tears-involving-the-subscapularis-tendon
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Sung-Jae Kim, Yun-Rak Choi, Min Jung, Won-Yong Lee, Yong-Min Chun
BACKGROUND: No previous study has examined whether isolated subscapularis tendon repair in irreparable posterosuperior massive rotator tears involving the subscapularis tendon in relatively young patients without arthritis can yield satisfactory outcomes. HYPOTHESIS: We hypothesized that this procedure would produce favorable outcomes in patients who might otherwise be candidates for reverse arthroplasty. STUDY DESIGN: Case series; Level of evidence, 4...
March 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317673/effect-of-balanced-phacoemulsification-tip-on-the-outcomes-of-torsional-phacoemulsification-using-an-active-fluidics%C3%A2-system
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Sudarshan Khokhar, Neelima Aron, Sagnik Sen, Ganesh Pillay, Esha Agarwal
PURPOSE: To compare the outcomes of torsional phacoemulsification with a new balanced tip (Intrepid) and a conventional tip (Kelman) using a single active-fluidics torsional phacoemulsification machine (Centurion). SETTING: Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India. DESIGN: Prospective comparative case-control study. METHODS: Patients with senile cataract had torsional phacoemulsification with the Kelman conventional tip or the new Intrepid balanced tip using the active-fluidics torsional machine...
January 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317453/ebola-virus-epidemiology-diagnosis-and-control-threat-to-humans-lessons-learnt-and-preparedness-plans-an-update-on-its-40-year-s-journey
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Raj Kumar Singh, Kuldeep Dhama, Yashpal Singh Malik, Muthannan Andavar Ramakrishnan, Kumaragurubaran Karthik, Rekha Khandia, Ruchi Tiwari, Ashok Munjal, Mani Saminathan, Swati Sachan, Perumal Arumugam Desingu, Jobin Jose Kattoor, Hafiz M N Iqbal, Sunil Kumar Joshi
Ebola virus (EBOV) is an extremely contagious pathogen and causes lethal hemorrhagic fever disease in man and animals with high fatality rates. The recently occurred Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreaks in the West African countries have categorized it as an international health concern. For the virus maintenance and transmission, the non-human primates and reservoir hosts like fruit bats have played a vital role. Furthermore, the virus may also get transferred through contaminated biological fluids like breast milk, tears, urine, semen, blood, etc...
March 20, 2017: Veterinary Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316198/-research-update-of-effectiveness-and-mechanism-of-essential-fatty-acids-in-treating-dry-eye
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Y Liu, Q F Liang
Topical anti-inflammatory therapy has become the significant way of treating dry eye so far. However, as the long-term use of routine anti-inflammatory medications are restricted from their side effects, it is inevitable to explore safer and more effective alternatives. Essential fatty acids have proven to be anti-inflammatory systemically, which makes it possible to treat dry eye. Clinical trials have demonstrated that supplementation with either ω-3 or ω-6 essential fatty acids or both has multifactorial efficacies including improvement of subjective symptoms, alleviation of inflammation of ocular surface and eyelid margin, prolongation of tear break-up time and increase of tear flow secretion...
March 11, 2017: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316194/-prevalence-and-treatment-effects-of-demodex-species-in-eyelash-follicles-in-patients-with-meibomian-gland-dysfunction
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D Chen, R Li, X W Liu, Y Li
Objective: To investigate the prevalence and treatment effects of Demodex species in eyelash follicles in patients with meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD). Methods: The MGD patients (MGD group) and normal subjects (control group) were collected from the Ophthalmology Clinic in PUMCH from July 2015 to December 2015. The symptom score of MGD patients was recorded. Eyelash sampling, Demodex counting, tear film break-up time (BUT), cornea fluorescein staining (Fl) and Schirmer test Ia (S Ⅰ aT) were measured for both groups...
March 11, 2017: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316178/-relationship-between-multi-slice-spiral-ct-angiography-imaging-features-and-in-hospital-death-of-patients-with-aortic-dissection
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Z Y Xiao, H J Wang, C L Yao, G R Gu, Y Xue, J Yin, J Chen, C Zhang, C Y Tong, Z J Song
Objective: To explore the imaging manifestations of multi-slice spiral CT angiography (CTA) and relationship with in-hospital death in patients with aortic dissection (AD). Methods: The clinical data of 429 patients with AD who underwent CTA in Zhongshan Hospital of Fudan University between January 2009 and January 2016 were retrospectively analyzed. AD patients were divided into 2 groups, including operation group who underwent surgery or interventional therapy (370 cases) and non-operation group who underwent medical conservative treatment(59 cases)...
March 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315833/predictive-factors-for-the-placebo-effect-in-clinical-trials-for-dry-eye-a-pooled-analysis-of-three-clinical-trials
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Takahiro Imanaka, Izumi Sato, Shiro Tanaka, Koji Kawakami
BACKGROUND: Placebo effect is one of the methodological difficulties in dry eye clinical trials. If we could elucidate the tendencies of the placebo response and find predictors, we could reduce the placebo response in clinical trials for dry eye. In this study, we investigated the predictive factors for the placebo effect in dry eye clinical trials. METHODS: A total of 205 patients with dry eye assigned to the placebo arms of three placebo-controlled randomised clinical trials were analysed by simple and multivariable regression analysis...
March 18, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314694/stress-ultrasound-in-baseball-players-with-ulnar-collateral-ligament-injuries-additional-value-for-predicting-rehabilitation-outcome
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Na Ra Kim, Sung Gyu Moon, Jin-Young Park, Jin Woo Choi, Kyung-Soo Oh
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the additional value of stress ultrasound (US) for predicting rehabilitation outcome in baseball players with ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) injury. METHODS: Stress US and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in 41 baseball players with UCL injury who received rehabilitation treatment for more than 6 weeks were retrospectively compared between the rehabilitation group (n = 23) and surgery group (n = 18)...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314419/eye-and-orbital-injuries-in-sports
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Jonathan A Micieli, Michael Easterbrook
Sports-related eye and orbital injuries continue to occur regularly and may have serious consequences. They are completely preventable when appropriate protection is worn, particularly with polycarbonate lenses. Eye protection is available for most sports and should be worn in accordance with the standards of regional authorities. It is important for first responders to identify red flags in the history and physical examination of an injured athlete for urgent referral to an ophthalmologist. Common sports-related eye injuries include corneal abrasion, subconjunctival hemorrhage, hyphema, vitreous hemorrhage, retinal tears and detachment...
April 2017: Clinics in Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314251/incidence-management-and-implications-of-inadvertent-dural-tears-in-lumbar-spine-surgeries
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G Lakshmi Prasad
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306638/the-proinflammatory-cytokines-il-1%C3%A3-and-tnf-%C3%AE-influence-human-annulus-cell-signaling-cues-for-neurite-growth-in-vitro-co-culture-studies
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Helen E Gruber, Brittany Jones, Emilio Marrero, Edward N Hanley
STUDY DESIGN: IRB-approved research using human annulus cells co-cultured with F11 nerve cells. OBJECTIVE: To perform functional, kinetic assays of neurite dynamics and media neurotrophin measurement to test whether proinflammatory cytokines influence annulus cells' signaling cues for neurite growth/repulsion. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Nerves grow in response to signaling molecules called neurotrophins which disc cells produce (e.g. brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), glial cell-line derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) and neurotrophin 3 (NT3)) and which influence neuron survival, differentiation and migration...
March 16, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306598/comparing-the-effects-of-particulate-matter-on-the-ocular-surfaces-of-normal-eyes-and-a-dry-eye-rat-model
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Ji Yun Han, Boram Kang, Youngsub Eom, Hyo Myung Kim, Jong Suk Song
PURPOSE: To compare the effect of exposure to particulate matter on the ocular surface of normal and experimental dry eye (EDE) rat models. METHODS: Titanium dioxide (TiO2) nanoparticles were used as the particulate matter. Rats were divided into 4 groups: normal control group, TiO2 challenge group of the normal model, EDE control group, and TiO2 challenge group of the EDE model. After 24 hours, corneal clarity was compared and tear samples were collected for quantification of lactate dehydrogenase, MUC5AC, and tumor necrosis factor-α concentrations...
March 16, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306352/evaluation-of-the-tear-function-tests-and-the-ocular-surface-in-first-time-users-of-silicone-hydrogel-contact-lenses
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Yelda Yildiz Tasci, Canan Gürdal, Ozge Sarac, Aykut Onusever
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effects of three different silicone hydrogel contact lenses (SHCL), (balafilcon A, senofilcon A, and comfilcon A) on tear function tests, corneal thickness, and ocular surface cytology in first time contact lens users. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this prospective study, 120 eyes of 60 subjects were evaluated. Balafilcon A users were designated as group 1, senofilcon A users as group 2, and comfilcon A users as group 3. In all cases, before and after 6 months of contact lens wear, ocular surface disease index score (OSDI), tear breakup time (TBUT), Schirmer 1 test, central corneal thickness (CCT), central corneal epithelium thickness (CCET), and conjunctival impression cytology samples were evaluated...
March 17, 2017: Current Eye Research
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