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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642245/a-reporter-mouse-model-for-in-vivo-tracing-and-in-vitro-molecular-studies-of-melanocytic-lineage-cells-and-their-diseases
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Melissa Crawford, Valerie Leclerc, Lina Dagnino
Alterations in melanocytic lineage cells give rise to a plethora of distinct human diseases, including neurocristopathies, cutaneous pigmentation disorders, loss of vision and hearing, as well as melanoma. Understanding the ontogeny and biology of melanocytic cells, as well as how they interact with their surrounding environment, are key steps in the development of therapies for diseases that involve this cell lineage. Efforts to culture and characterize primary melanocytes from normal or genetically engineered mouse models have at times yielded contrasting observations...
June 22, 2017: Biology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622910/the-link-between-morphology-and-complement-in-ocular-disease
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Camilla Mohlin, Kerstin Sandholm, Kristina N Ekdahl, Bo Nilsson
The complement system is a vital component of the immune-priveliged human eye that is always active at a low-grade level, preventing harmful intraocular injuries caused by accumulation of turnover products and controlling pathogens to preserve eye homeostasis and vision. The complement system is a double-edged sword that is essential for protection but may also become harmful and contribute to eye pathology. Here, we review the evidence for the involvement of complement system dysregulation in age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, uveitis, and neuromyelitis optica, highlighting the relationship between morphogical changes and complement system protein expression and regulation in these diseases...
June 13, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588671/multiple-sclerosis-pathology-diagnosis-and-treatments
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Wen-Juan Huang, Wei-Wei Chen, Xia Zhang
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a complex neurodegenerative disease affecting the central nervous system (CNS). The onset of MS has been typically observed in individuals aged from 20 to 40-years, with the female to male ratio of 1:2. MS appears as abrupt onset of focal sensory disturbances that is accompanied by unilateral painless damage of vision, double vision, limb weakness, unsteadiness of gait, and bowel or bladder symptoms. Whereas the exact etiology of the disease is unknown, observational research has suggested genetic and environment influences through an underlined pathophysiology widely believed to be autoimmune in nature...
June 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586499/a-new-extended-depth-of-focus-intraocular-lens-based-on-spherical-aberration
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Roberto Bellucci, Maria C Curatolo
PURPOSE: To describe a new extended depth of focus intraocular lens (IOL) design offering multifocality by the variation of spherical aberration in the central optical zone. METHODS: The new IOL (Mini WELL; SIFI, Catania, Italy) is an aspheric IOL with positive spherical aberration in the central 2-mm zone and negative spherical aberration in the pericentral 1-mm annulus, the amount of which was determined by specific optic calculation. The new IOL design was tested at the optical bench to investigate depth of focus and sensitivity to tilt, decentration, and angle Kappa...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586495/meta-analysis-of-the-fda-reports-on-patient-reported-outcomes-using-the-three-latest-platforms-for-lasik
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Majid Moshirfar, Tirth J Shah, David Franklin Skanchy, Steve H Linn, Daniel S Durrie
PURPOSE: To analyze the impact of the three latest U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved lasers on patient-reported outcomes after LASIK. METHODS: In this meta-analysis of patient-reported FDA data, an aggregated total of 718 eyes undergoing LASIK using VISX iDesign (Abbott Medical Optics Manufacturing, Milpitas, CA), Alcon Contoura (Alcon Research, Ltd., Fort Worth, TX), and Nidek CATz (Nidek Co. Ltd., Gamagori, Japan) lasers were evaluated for overall changes in visual symptoms postoperatively...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569348/black-tar-heroin-skin-popping-as-a-cause-of-wound-botulism
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Ihtesham A Qureshi, Mohtashim A Qureshi, Mohammad Rauf Afzal, Alberto Maud, Gustavo J Rodriguez, Salvador Cruz-Flores, Darine Kassar
BACKGROUND: Botulism is a rare potentially fatal and treatable disorder caused by a bacteria-produced toxin that affects the presynaptic synaptic membrane resulting in a characteristic neuromuscular dysfunction. It is caused by either the ingestion of the toxin or the bacteria, inhalation, or wound infection. We present our observations with a descriptive case series of wound botulism secondary to black tar heroin (BTH) injection. METHODS: We report a retrospective single-center case series of 15 consecutive cases of wound botulism presenting to University Medical Center of El Paso...
May 31, 2017: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559828/multisystem-disease-including-eosinophilia-and-progressive-hyper-creatine-kinase-emia-over-10-years-suggests-mitochondrial-disorder
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Josef Finsterer, Johannes Huber
BACKGROUND: Eosinophilia has not been reported as a manifestation of a mitochondrial disorder (MID). Here, we report a patient with clinical features suggesting a MID and permanent eosinophilia, multisystem disease, and progressive hyper-creatine-kinase (CK)-emia for at least 10 years. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Methods applied included a clinical exam, blood chemical investigations, electrophysiological investigations, imaging, and invasive cardiological investigations...
January 2017: Case Reports in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558509/examining-fall-recurrence-risk-of-homebound-hispanic-older-adults-receiving-home-care-services
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Guillermina R Solis, Jane Dimmitt Champion
INTRODUCTION: Unintentional falls and injuries is a major problem among older adults and the fourth cause of death in the United States. A previous fall event doubles the risk of recurrence and lessens the person's quality of life. Hispanic older adults have higher rates of disability and lower independent functioning due to poor medical health and risk for fall recurrence. Most fall studies focus on fall risk with few studies on fall recurrence in older adults receiving home health care services unrelated to fall incident...
March 2017: Hispanic Health Care International: the Official Journal of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540126/neurological-complications-of-lumbar-and-cervical-dural-punctures-with-a-focus-on-epidural-injections
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Nancy E Epstein
BACKGROUND: Various types of lumbar dural punctures may contribute to neurological injury. The etiologies of dural injury include; inadvertent dural punctures due to epidurals placed for labor anesthesia, epidural steroid injections (ESI/transforaminal TESI; approximately 9 million ESI performed in the US per year), deliberate placement of intradural pain devices, and spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) fistulas. Resulting neurological complications may include; spinal headaches/intracranial hypotension, subdural hematomas, and 6(th) nerve cranial palsies...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538577/in-depth-review-of-symptoms-triggers-and-treatment-of-occipital-migraine-headaches-site-iv
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Mona Ascha, David E Kurlander, Abdus Sattar, James Gatherwright, Bahman Guyuron
BACKGROUND: This study reports the surgical technique and efficacy of deactivation of occipital-triggered migraine headaches. In addition, it reports the effect of surgical deactivation of occipital-triggered migraine headaches on migraine triggers and associated symptoms other than pain. METHODS: One hundred ninety-five patients undergoing surgery for occipital-triggered migraine headaches performed by a single surgeon, and followed for at least 1 year, were analyzed...
June 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535477/the-effect-of-crash-characteristics-on-cyclist-injuries-an-analysis-of-virginia-automobile-bicycle-crash-data
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Erin Robartes, T Donna Chen
This paper examines bicyclist, automobile driver, vehicle, environmental, and roadway characteristics that influence cyclist injury severity in order to determine which factors should be addressed to mitigate the worst bicyclist injuries. An ordered probit model is used to examine single bicycle-single vehicle crashes from Virginia police crash report data from 2010 to 2014. Five injury severity levels are considered: fatalities, severe injuries, minor or possible injuries, no apparent injuries, and no injury...
July 2017: Accident; Analysis and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533859/-a-particular-type-of-cicatricial-pemphigoid-with-unique-iga-deposit
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Amina Aounallah, Mariem Jrad, Mehdi Ksiaa, Sana Mokni, Wafa Saidi, Lobna Boussofara, Badreddine Sriha, Mohamed Denguezli, Najet Ghariani, Colandane Belajouza, Rafia Nouira
Cicatricial Pemphigoid is a subepithelial bullous dermatosis which essentially involves the mucous membranes with cicatricial evolution We report the case of a 66-year old patient hospitalized with erosive gingivitis associated with dysphagia, dyspnea and blurred vision. Dermatologic examination showed erosive lesions involving the palate and the pharynx. Ophthalmologic examination showed symblepharons, ectropion and bilateral cataract. Gingival biopsy revealed a necrotic detachment of the buccal epithelium...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532578/impaired-peripheral-reaching-and-on-line-corrections-in-patient-df-optic-ataxia-with-visual-form-agnosia
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Stéphanie Rossit, Monika Harvey, Stephen H Butler, Larissa Szymanek, Stéphanie Morand, Simona Monaco, Robert D McIntosh
An influential model of vision suggests the presence of two visual streams within the brain: a dorsal occipito-parietal stream which mediates action and a ventral occipito-temporal stream which mediates perception. One of the cornerstones of this model is DF, a patient with visual form agnosia following bilateral ventral stream lesions. Despite her inability to identify and distinguish visual stimuli, DF can still use visual information to control her hand actions towards these stimuli. These observations have been widely interpreted as demonstrating a double dissociation from optic ataxia, a condition observed after bilateral dorsal stream damage in which patients are unable to act towards objects that they can recognize...
April 22, 2017: Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514361/-the-complications-of-transethmoidal-decompressive-orbitotomy-associated-with-endocrine-ophthalmopathy
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P A Kochetkov, Ya O Grusha, V M Svistushkin, S S Danilov
The objective of the present study was the analysis of the results of transethmoidal decompressive orbitotomy (TEDO) with the resection of the bone matrix of the medial and inferior orbital walls in the patients presenting with endocrine ophthalmopathy (EOP) with the purpose of reduction of the risk of development of this pathological conditions. A total of 51 patient with EOP at the stage of complete remission or pharmacotherapeutic compensation underwent transethmoidal decompressive medial orbitotomy in the ENT Clinic of 1 I...
2017: Vestnik Otorinolaringologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502685/transorbital-glue-embolization-of-a-recurrent-venous-varix-using-real-time-image-guidance-in-the-neuroangiography-suite
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Sophia F Shakur, Denise Brunozzi, Pete Setabutr, Ahmed E Hussein, Fady T Charbel, Ali Alaraj
Orbital lesions are challenging to access due to their location amid critical anatomic structures. Here, we demonstrate direct transorbital cannulation of an orbital venous varix using image guidance. A 36-year-old male was diagnosed with a left orbital venous varix approximately 5 years ago at an outside institution. He subsequently underwent surgery for direct intraoperative embolization of the venous varix followed by surgical resection. The patient recently presented to us with left eye pain, proptosis, double vision, and conjunctival hemorrhage precipitated by straining or lying flat...
May 11, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497995/a-rare-case-of-small-cell-carcinoma-of-lung-with-intraventricular-metastasis
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Hao Chen, Hafiz Khuram Raza, Hongjuan Shi, Jienan Zhu, Guiyun Cui
Our case report involves a Chinese patient who was presented to our hospital with the chief complaint of dizziness and double vision for one week. He was diagnosed with small cell carcinoma of lung in the past. The patient undertook various test at our hospital. His MR scan revealed an intraventricular metastasis from small cell carcinoma of lung which is very rare. We have analyzed the clinical data of this patient and related literature. We report this case to increase the awareness of this rare metastasis of small cell carcinoma of lung...
May 12, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495933/curriculum-alignment-with-vision-and-change-improves-student-scientific-literacy
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Anna Jo Auerbach, Elisabeth E Schussler
The Vision and Change in Undergraduate Biology Education final report challenged institutions to reform their biology courses to focus on process skills and student active learning, among other recommendations. A large southeastern university implemented curricular changes to its majors' introductory biology sequence in alignment with these recommendations. Discussion sections focused on developing student process skills were added to both lectures and a lab, and one semester of lab was removed. This curriculum was implemented using active-learning techniques paired with student collaboration...
2017: CBE Life Sciences Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494496/sensitivity-to-binocular-disparity-is-reduced-by-mild-traumatic-brain-injury
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Gunnar Schmidtmann, Tatiana Ruiz, Alexandre Reynaud, Daniel P Spiegel, Maude Laguë-Beauvais, Robert F Hess, Reza Farivar
Purpose: The impairment of visual functions is one of the most common complaints following mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). Traumatic brain injury-associated visual deficits include blurred vision, reading problems, and eye strain. In addition, previous studies have found evidence that TBI can diminish early cortical visual processing, particularly for second-order stimuli. We investigated whether cortical processing of binocular disparity is also affected by mTBI. Methods: In order to investigate the influence of mTBI on global stereopsis, we measured the quick Disparity Sensitivity Function (qDSF) in 22 patients with mTBI...
May 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492869/effects-of-magnification-on-emotion-perception-in-patients-with-age-related-macular-degeneration
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Aaron P Johnson, Heather Woods-Fry, Walter Wittich
Purpose: Individuals with low vision often experience difficulties in performing tasks of daily living, such as face perception. This leads them to having difficulties with social interactions, as they can no longer correctly perceive the emotion of others. The present study investigated the effects of magnification on face perception in participants with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and their ability to detect and categorize emotions. It was hypothesized that patients with AMD would be less accurate in comparison to healthy controls, but that magnification would improve their performance to that of controls...
May 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487301/a-double-descemet-s-stripping-endothelial-keratoplasty-on-a-penetrating-keratoplasty
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Li Yen Goh, Mohamed Elalfy, Noha Mohamed Ghoz, Harminder Dua
A patient with keratoconus underwent a penetrating keratoplasty (PK) in his right eye. This failed after 12 years following phacoemulsification surgery. A Descemet's stripping endothelial keratoplasty (DSEK) was carried out which failed and detached after 4 months. Subsequently, a second DSEK was performed which failed after 2 months but remained attached. This graft was retained in the cornea and a third DSEK button was placed without removing the failed DSEK graft. The cornea cleared well and patient's vision was 6/9 at 18 months postsurgery...
May 9, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
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