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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933233/optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-retinal-vascular-network-assessment-in-multiple-sclerosis
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Roberta Lanzillo, Gilda Cennamo, Chiara Criscuolo, Antonio Carotenuto, Nunzio Velotti, Federica Sparnelli, Alessandra Cianflone, Marcello Moccia, Vincenzo Brescia Morra
BACKGROUND: Optical coherence tomography (OCT) angiography is a new method to assess the density of the vascular networks. Vascular abnormalities are considered involved in multiple sclerosis (MS) pathology. OBJECTIVE: To assess the presence of vascular abnormalities in MS and to evaluate their correlation to disease features. METHODS: A total of 50 MS patients with and without history of optic neuritis (ON) and 46 healthy subjects were included...
September 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933135/headache-in-a-young-woman-do-not-forget-susac-s-syndrome
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A Kefi, F Said, T Ben Salem, M Khedher, M Khanfir, I Ben Ghorbel, M Lamloum, M H Houman
Susac syndrome is a rare disease characterized by the clinical triad of encephalopathy, branch retinal artery occlusion, and sensorineural hearing loss. This underdiagnosed condition needs to be considered in the differential diagnosis of a broad variety of disorders. An early diagnosis is important as treatment can halt disease progression and prevent permanent disability. Herein, we report a case of Susac syndrome in a 31-year-old woman and we highlight how challenging an early diagnosis was and the importance of an aggressive therapeutic approach, including the combination of steroids and other cytotoxic drugs...
September 21, 2017: Reumatismo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931763/reversible-retinal-vessel-closure-from-vegf-induced-leukocyte-plugging
#3
Yuanyuan Liu, Jikui Shen, Seth D Fortmann, Jiangxia Wang, Dietmar Vestweber, Peter A Campochiaro
Clinical trials in patients with macular edema due to diabetic retinopathy or retinal vein occlusion (RVO) have shown that suppression of VEGF not only improves macular edema, but also reopens closed retinal vessels, prevents progression of vessel closure, and improves retinopathy. In this study, we show the molecular basis for those clinical observations. Increased retinal levels of VEGF in mice cause plugging of retinal vessels with leukocytes, vessel closure, and hypoxia. Suppression of VEGF reduces leukocyte plugging, causing reperfusion of closed vessels...
September 21, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931409/clinical-review-of-24-35%C3%A2-year-olds-conceived-with-and-without-in-vitro-fertilization-study-protocol
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Sharon Lewis, Joanne Kennedy, David Burgner, Robert McLachlan, Sarath Ranganathan, Karin Hammarberg, Richard Saffery, David J Amor, Michael M H Cheung, Lex W Doyle, Markus Juonala, Susan Donath, John McBain, Jane Halliday
BACKGROUND: Children conceived by assisted reproductive technologies (ART) currently comprise 4% of Australian births. The manipulation of biological parameters related to fertilization and implantation are integral to successful ART but potentially pose a risk to the longer-term health of the offspring. There is consensus that many common adult health problems (particularly cardiovascular, metabolic and respiratory conditions) have their origins in early life, possibly before birth, and that risk trajectories track through childhood until clinical disease manifests in adulthood...
September 20, 2017: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931297/-intracranial-pressure-evaluation-by-ophthalmologist
#5
J Čmelo, R Illéš, J Šteňo
The value of ICT is important in diagnosis of the diseases of the eye and orbit Methods for direct measurement of intracranial pressure (ICT) are exact, but they are invasive and there is some risk of infection and damage of the tissue. Currently there are 2 valid indirect methods of mesurement of IKT. Digital Ophthalmodynamometry (D-ODM) and Transcranial Doppler ultrasonography (TDU). D-ODM is a non-invasive method for measuring of the Pulsating Venous Pressure (VPT). We can measure VPT by the pulse phenomena...
2017: Ceská a Slovenská Oftalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931182/-primary-open-angle-glaucoma
#6
Esther M Hoffmann, Verena Prokosch-Willing
Glaucoma leads to blindness but there are diagnostic and therapeutic developments that aid ophthalmologists in the improved mangement of the disease compared to the past. Known risk factors such as age, myopia, dark pigmented skin, genetics, and elevated intraocular pressure play an important role for the individual patient's prognosis, and many yet unknown or not sufficiently investigated risk factors come along. The structured examination of the optic nerve head is crucial for the clincial diagnosis by the ophthalmologist...
September 20, 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930545/classification-of-retinal-diseases-based-on-oct-images
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Nabila Eladawi, Mohammed M Elmogy, Mohammed Ghazal, Omar Helmy, Ahmed Aboelfetouh, Alaa Riad, Shlomit Schaal, Ayman El-Baz
Optical Coherence Topography (OCT) is an emerging biomedical imaging technology that offers non-invasive real-time, high-resolution imaging of highly scattering tissues. It is widely used in ophthalmology to perform diagnostic imaging on the structure of the anterior eye and the retina. Clinical studies are carried out to assess the application of OCT for some retinal diseases. OCT can provide means for early detection for various types of diseases because morphological changes often occur before the physical symptoms of these diseases...
January 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930518/microperimetric-biofeedback-training-fundamentals-strategies-and-perspectives
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Enzo Maria Vingolo, Giuseppe Napolitano, Serena Fragiotta
Microperimetric biofeedback training (MBFT) is a visual rehabilitative strategy based on fixation stability improvement reinforcing or creating a new preferential fixation locus. The rationale consists in reeducating visual system to a new visual condition, promoting retina-brain transmission, and thus cortical plasticity. The use of MBFT found is major application in visual diseases involving central vision, but later it revealed promising functional outcomes even in myopia, inherited retinal degenerations and nystagmus...
January 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Scholar Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930148/elongation-of-axon-extension-for-human-ipsc-derived-retinal-ganglion-cells-by-a-nano-imprinted-scaffold
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Tien-Chun Yang, Jen-Hua Chuang, Waradee Buddhakosai, Wen-Ju Wu, Chen-Ju Lee, Wun-Syuan Chen, Yi-Ping Yang, Ming-Chia Li, Chi-Hsien Peng, Shih-Jen Chen
Optic neuropathies, such as glaucoma and Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON) lead to retinal ganglion cell (RGC) loss and therefore motivate the application of transplantation technique into disease therapy. However, it is a challenge to direct the transplanted optic nerve axons to the correct location of the retina. The use of appropriate scaffold can promote the proper axon growth. Recently, biocompatible materials have been integrated into the medical field, such as tissue engineering and reconstruction of damaged tissues or organs...
September 20, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929580/selective-expression-of-egfp-in-mouse-perivascular-astrocytes-by-modification-of-the-mlc1-gene-using-t2a-based-ribosome-skipping
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Jordan J Toutounchian, Joseph H McCarty
Perivascular astrocyte end feet closely juxtapose cerebral blood vessels to regulate important developmental and physiological processes including endothelial cell proliferation and sprouting as well as the formation of the blood-brain barrier (BBB). The mechanisms underlying these events remain largely unknown due to a lack of experimental models for identifying perivascular astrocytes and distinguishing these cell types from other astroglial populations. Megalencephalic leukoencephalopathy with subcortical cysts 1 (Mlc1) is a transmembrane protein that is expressed in perivascular astrocyte end feet where it controls BBB development and homeostasis...
September 20, 2017: Genesis: the Journal of Genetics and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929374/inhibition-of-gsk-3%C3%AE-activation-protects-sd-rat-retina-against-n-methyl-n-nitrosourea-induced-degeneration-by-modulating-the-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-pathway
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Baoying Wang, Chenghu Hu, Xiaobei Yang, Fangying Du, Yan Feng, Hongbo Li, Chunhui Zhu, Xiaorui Yu
Retinal degenerative diseases are characterized by photoreceptor cell loss. Photoreceptor cell loss leading to retinal degeneration can be induced by N-methyl-N-nitrosourea (MNU), which was widely used to mimic the pathology. However, the mechanism by which MNU induces photoreceptor cell loss is still largely unknown. The purpose of the present study was to investigate whether phosphorylation of glycogen synthase kinase-3β (p-GSK-3β) is a potent mediator of MNU-induced retinal degeneration and how p-GSK-3β affects the process...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Molecular Neuroscience: MN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928631/glaucoma-biological-trabecular-and-neuroretinal-pathology-with-perspectives-of-therapy-innovation-and-preventive-diagnosis
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REVIEW
Raffaele Nuzzi, Federico Tridico
Glaucoma is a common degenerative disease affecting retinal ganglion cells (RGC) and optic nerve axons, with progressive and chronic course. It is one of the most important reasons of social blindness in industrialized countries. Glaucoma can lead to the development of irreversible visual field loss, if not treated. Diagnosis may be difficult due to lack of symptoms in early stages of disease. In many cases, when patients arrive at clinical evaluation, a severe neuronal damage may have already occurred. In recent years, newer perspective in glaucoma treatment have emerged...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928465/endothelial-adenosine-a2a-receptor-mediated-glycolysis-is-essential-for-pathological-retinal-angiogenesis
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Zhiping Liu, Siyuan Yan, Jiaojiao Wang, Yiming Xu, Yong Wang, Shuya Zhang, Xizhen Xu, Qiuhua Yang, Xianqiu Zeng, Yaqi Zhou, Xuejiao Gu, Sarah Lu, Zhongjie Fu, David J Fulton, Neal L Weintraub, Ruth B Caldwell, Wenbo Zhang, Chaodong Wu, Xiao-Ling Liu, Jiang-Fan Chen, Aftab Ahmad, Ismail Kaddour-Djebbar, Mohamed Al-Shabrawey, Qinkai Li, Xuejun Jiang, Ye Sun, Akrit Sodhi, Lois Smith, Mei Hong, Yuqing Huo
Adenosine/adenosine receptor-mediated signaling has been implicated in the development of various ischemic diseases, including ischemic retinopathies. Here, we show that the adenosine A2a receptor (ADORA2A) promotes hypoxia-inducible transcription factor-1 (HIF-1)-dependent endothelial cell glycolysis, which is crucial for pathological angiogenesis in proliferative retinopathies. Adora2a expression is markedly increased in the retina of mice with oxygen-induced retinopathy (OIR). Endothelial cell-specific, but not macrophage-specific Adora2a deletion decreases key glycolytic enzymes and reduces pathological neovascularization in the OIR mice...
September 19, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927431/role-of-the-sigma-1-receptor-chaperone-in-rod-and-cone-photoreceptor-degenerations-in-a-mouse-model-of-retinitis-pigmentosa
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Huan Yang, Yingmei Fu, Xinying Liu, Pawan K Shahi, Timur A Mavlyutov, Jun Li, Annie Yao, Steven Z-W Guo, Bikash R Pattnaik, Lian-Wang Guo
BACKGROUND: Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is the most common inherited retinal degenerative disease yet with no effective treatment available. The sigma-1 receptor (S1R), a ligand-regulated chaperone, emerges as a potential retina-protective therapeutic target. In particular, pharmacological activation of S1R was recently shown to rescue cones in the rd10 mouse, a rod Pde6b mutant that recapitulates the RP pathology of autonomous rod degeneration followed by secondary death of cones. The mechanisms underlying the S1R protection for cones are not understood in detail...
September 19, 2017: Molecular Neurodegeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926646/vascular-hypoperfusion-in-acute-optic-neuritis-is-a-potentially-new-neurovascular-model-for-demyelinating-diseases
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Ta-Ching Chen, Chao-Yuan Yeh, Chao-Wen Lin, Chung-May Yang, Chang-Hao Yang, I-Hung Lin, Pao-Yang Chen, Jung-Yu Cheng, Fung-Rong Hu
PURPOSE: Optic neuritis is highly correlated with multiple sclerosis and is a major cause of acute visual loss and long-term neuronal degeneration. Primary cerebral hypoperfusion has been reported in brain demyelinating diseases. This study investigated whether peripapillary perfusion is changed in patients with acute optic neuritis (AON). METHODS: This three-year cohort study was conducted from September 1 2012, to August 31, 2015. Two hundred and forty-one patients with non-glaucomatous acute optic neuropathy were screened, and 42 non-highly myopic patients who had suffered their first episode of unilaterally idiopathic AON were studied...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926210/clinical-relevance-of-retinal-structure-in-children-with-laser-treated-retinopathy-of-prematurity-versus-controls-using-optical-coherence-tomography
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Florina Stoica, Adela Chirita-Emandi, Nicoleta Andreescu, Alina Stanciu, Cristian G Zimbru, Maria Puiu
PURPOSE: We aimed to assess the macular anatomy using spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT), in children born preterm who had laser-treated retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), and to investigate the relationship between structural changes in macula and visual function. METHODS: Thirty-seven 3-8 years old children were included in the study in two groups: 20 children born preterm [(<34 weeks of gestation, birthweight (BW) <2000 g)] who had laser-treated ROP in the Neonatology Department, Municipal Clinical Emergency Hospital of Timisoara, Romania; and 17 controls (children born at term, without eye disease, matched for age and gender)...
September 19, 2017: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926162/retinal-vessel-morphology-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-association-with-systemic-inflammation-subclinical-atherosclerosis-and-cardiovascular-risk
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Panagiota Anyfanti, Areti Triantafyllou, Eugenia Gkaliagkousi, Nikolaos Koletsos, Georgios Athanasopoulos, Xenophon Zabulis, Vasiliki Galanopoulou, Spyros Aslanidis, Stella Douma
OBJECTIVE: Quantification of retinal vessel morphology has emerged as a marker of cardiovascular health. We examined retinal microvascular diameters in RA, particularly in regard with systemic inflammation, subclinical atherosclerosis and cardiovascular risk. METHODS: Retinal images from RA patients and controls were processed using computerized software, to obtain central retinal arteriolar (CRAE) and venular (CRVE) equivalent and arteriovenous ratio (AVR). Subclinical atherosclerosis was assessed with carotid intima-media thickness (cIMT), and 10-year risk of general cardiovascular disease was calculated...
September 19, 2017: Microcirculation: the Official Journal of the Microcirculatory Society, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924335/optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-to-better-understand-glaucoma
#18
EDITORIAL
Gábor Holló
The term optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) comprises different OCT-based technologies which all allow noninvasive assessment of retinal perfusion, based on moving red blood cells. The main areas where OCTA is currently used are investigation of perfusion and vascular structure of the macular retina (e.g., in macular degenerations and diabetic macular diseases) and the disk and peripapillary retina (in glaucoma and other optic disk diseases). The current editorial provides a brief overview on the potential of OCTA and its use to measure perfusion in the peripapillary retina in glaucoma...
May 2017: Journal of Current Glaucoma Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923916/critical-role-of-caveolin-1-in-ocular-neovascularization-and-multitargeted-antiangiogenic-effects-of-cavtratin-via-jnk
#19
Yida Jiang, Xianchai Lin, Zhongshu Tang, Chunsik Lee, Geng Tian, Yuxiang Du, Xiangke Yin, Xiangrong Ren, Lijuan Huang, Zhimin Ye, Wei Chen, Fan Zhang, Jia Mi, Zhiqin Gao, Shasha Wang, Qishan Chen, Liying Xing, Bin Wang, Yihai Cao, William C Sessa, Rong Ju, Yizhi Liu, Xuri Li
Ocular neovascularization is a devastating pathology of numerous ocular diseases and is a major cause of blindness. Caveolin-1 (Cav-1) plays important roles in the vascular system. However, little is known regarding its function and mechanisms in ocular neovascularization. Here, using comprehensive model systems and a cell permeable peptide of Cav-1, cavtratin, we show that Cav-1 is a critical player in ocular neovascularization. The genetic deletion of Cav-1 exacerbated and cavtratin administration inhibited choroidal and retinal neovascularization...
September 18, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923585/the-genetics-of-congenital-aniridia-a-guide-for-the-ophthalmologist
#20
Erlend S Landsend, Øygunn A Utheim, Hilde R Pedersen, Neil Lagali, Rigmor C Baraas, Tor P Utheim
Congenital aniridia is a rare panocular disease caused by fundamental disturbances in the development of the eye, characterized primarily by hypoplasia of the iris and the retinal fovea. Severe secondary complications such as keratopathy, cataract, and glaucoma are common and often lead to considerable visual impairment or blindness. Many complications in aniridia patients are difficult to treat and present a challenge for the ophthalmologist. Increasingly, associated non-ocular features of the disease are also being recognised...
September 15, 2017: Survey of Ophthalmology
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