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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819932/twice-daily-vs-once-daily-dosing-with-0-075-bromfenac-in-durasite-outcomes-from-a-14-day-phase-2-study
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William Trattler, Kamran Hosseini
INTRODUCTION: Bromfenac is a well-known topical ophthalmic nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that is commercialized in the USA and other regions of the world. A new formulation, 0.075% bromfenac in DuraSite®, was developed to treat postoperative inflammation and reduce pain in patients who have undergone cataract surgery. We hypothesized that efficacy and safety would be enhanced with twice-daily (BID) dosing compared to once-daily (QD) dosing. METHODS: This was a multicenter, double-masked, comparative study in which 40 and 45 subjects were randomized to groups receiving BID dosing and QD dosing, respectively...
August 17, 2017: Ophthalmology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819801/botulinum-toxin-treatment-in-multiple-sclerosis-a-review
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REVIEW
Yasaman Safarpour, Tahereh Mousavi, Bahman Jabbari
Purpose of review The purpose of this review is to provide updated information on the role of botulinum neurotoxin (BoNT) therapy in multiple sclerosis (MS). This review aims to answer which symptoms of multiple sclerosis may be amenable to BoNT therapy. Recent findings We searched the literature on the efficacy of BoNTs for treatment of MS symptoms up to April 1st 2017 via the Yale University Library's search engine including but not limited to Pub Med and Ovis SP. The level of efficacy was defined according to the assessment's criteria set forth by the Subcommittee on Guideline Development of the American Academy of Neurology...
August 17, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768673/insidious-enemy-downside-to-prolonged-survival-in-prostate-cancer
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Vaishali Lodhia, Thevamalar Puspanathan
An 83-year-old man, a prostate cancer survivor of 10 years with multiple vertebral metastases presented with sudden onset of double vision. On examination he was found to have an isolated partial left abducens palsy with no other neurological deficits. Despite having microvascular risk factors, given his history of prostate cancer, aMRI brain scan was requested to look for a neurological cause. The scan revealed a metastatic lesion in the clivus encasing the cavernous sinus and carotid artery. He was referred to his oncologist for further management, however he opted out of further treatment and succumbed to his illness a month later...
August 2, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754842/oral-fluoroquinolones-and-risk-of-secondary-pseudotumor-cerebri-syndrome-nested-case-control-study
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Mohit Sodhi, Claire A Sheldon, Bruce Carleton, Mahyar Etminan
OBJECTIVE: To quantify the risk of secondary pseudotumor cerebri syndrome (PTCS) with fluoroquinolones. METHODS: A case-control study of people 15-60 years of age from the LifeLink Database (QuintilesIMS Parsippany, NJ) was conducted. Cases had the first ICD-9-CM code for benign intracranial hypertension (BIH) as well as having received a procedure code for an MRI or CT scan and a lumbar puncture within 15 days or 30 days of the BIH code. For each case, 10 controls were selected using density-based sampling...
July 28, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753090/brainstem-angiocentric-glioma-report-of-2-cases
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Kristin J Weaver, Lexi M Crawford, Jeffrey A Bennett, Marie L Rivera-Zengotita, David W Pincus
Angiocentric glioma is a rare tumor that was recognized by the WHO Classification of Tumours of the Central Nervous System as a distinct clinicopathological entity in 2007. Since this initial description, the vast majority of cases of angiocentric glioma reported in the literature have involved tumors of the cerebral hemispheres. To date, only 1 case of angiocentric glioma arising from the posterior midbrain has been reported. The authors present the cases of 2 pediatric patients who were found to have brainstem angiocentric gliomas...
July 28, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750481/aqueous-shunts-for-glaucoma
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REVIEW
Victoria L Tseng, Anne L Coleman, Melinda Y Chang, Joseph Caprioli
BACKGROUND: Aqueous shunts are employed to control intraocular pressure (IOP) for people with primary or secondary glaucomas who fail or are not candidates for standard surgery. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness and safety of aqueous shunts for reducing IOP in glaucoma compared with standard surgery, another type of aqueous shunt, or modification to the aqueous shunt procedure. SEARCH METHODS: We searched CENTRAL (which contains the Cochrane Eyes and Vision Trials Register) (2016, Issue 8), MEDLINE Ovid (1946 to August 2016), Embase...
July 28, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737608/a-randomized-trial-of-soft-multifocal-contact-lenses-for-myopia-control-baseline-data-and-methods
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Jeffrey J Walline, Amber Gaume Giannoni, Loraine T Sinnott, Moriah A Chandler, Juan Huang, Donald O Mutti, Lisa A Jones-Jordan, David A Berntsen
SIGNIFICANCE: The Bifocal Lenses In Nearsighted Kids (BLINK) study is the first soft multifocal contact lens myopia control study to compare add powers and measure peripheral refractive error in the vertical meridian, so it will provide important information about the potential mechanism of myopia control. PURPOSE: The BLINK study is a National Eye Institute-sponsored, double-masked, randomized clinical trial to investigate the effects of soft multifocal contact lenses on myopia progression...
July 21, 2017: Optometry and Vision Science: Official Publication of the American Academy of Optometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705829/regional-variation-in-undulatory-kinematics-of-two-hammerhead-species-the-bonnethead-sphyrna-tiburo-and-the-scalloped-hammerhead-sphyrna-lewini
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S L Hoffmann, S M Warren, M E Porter
Hammerhead sharks (Sphyrnidae) are have a large amount of morpholigcal variation within the family, making them the focus of many studies. The size of the laterally expanded head, or cephalofoil, is inversely correlated with pectoral fin area. The inverse relation in cephalofoil and pectoral fin size in this family suggests that they might serve a complimentary role in lift generation. The cephalofoil is also hypothesized to increase olfaction, electroreception, and vision; however, little is known about how morphological variation impacts post-cranial swimming kinematics...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675992/a-microbolometer-system-for-radiation-detection-in-the-thz-frequency-range-with-a-resonating-cavity-fabricated-in-the-cmos-technology
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Aleksander Sesek, Andrej Zemva, Janez Trontelj
BACKGROUND: The THz sensors using microbolometers as a sensing element are reported as one of the most sensitive room-temperature THz detectors suitable for THz imaging and spectroscopic applications. Microbolometer detectors are usually fabricated using different types of the MEMS technology. The patent for the detection system presented in this paper describes a method for microbolometer fabrication using a standard CMOS technology with advanced micromachining techniques. The measured sensitivity of the sensors fabricated by the patented method is 1000 V/W at an optimal frequency and is determined by the performance of a double-dipole antenna and quarter-wavelength resonant cavity...
July 4, 2017: Recent Patents on Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665847/double-vision-after-minimally-invasive-orbital-decompression
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Shani Golan, Adit Gupta, Robert A Goldberg
INTRODUCTION: New onset Diplopia following orbital decompression in thyroid eye disease patients is estimated to occur in up to 30% to 40% of decompression patients, mostly related to deep lateral and medial wall decompressions. METHODS: A retrospective chart review of all minimally invasive (fat and minimal bone orbital decompression performed at the UCLA Stein Eye Institute between 2005 and 2015. Inclusion criteria were thyroid eye disease patients older than 18 years undergoing fat only orbital decompression with no previous muscle surgery...
July 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662234/a-diver-with-double-vision
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Nitika Arora, James A Garrity, John J Chen
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June 29, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
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, and 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...
August 15, 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
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