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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429293/-deep-anterior-lamellar-keratoplasty-combined-with-antiviral-therapy-in-the-treatment-of-severe-herpes-necrotizing-stromal-keratitis
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S X Li, J T Wang, Y Jiang, X Wang, W Y Shi
Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of modified deep lamellar keratoplasty (DLKP) combined with antiviral medications for severe herpes necrotizing stromal keratitis. Methods: Retrospective case series study. Modified DLKP was performed in combination with antiviral medications in fifty patients (50 eyes) with severe necrotizing stromal keratitis, which was unresponsive to systemic and topical antiviral treatment for 1 week, at Shandong Eye Hospital. Before surgery, the operated eyes were examined using slit-lamp microscopy...
February 11, 2018: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29390522/delayed-onset-mycobacterium-intracellulare-keratitis-after-laser-in-situ-keratomileusis-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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JaeSang Ko, Se Kyung Kim, Dong Eun Yong, Tae-Im Kim, Eung Kweon Kim
RATIONALE: Infectious keratitis is a relatively uncommon but potentially sight-threatening complication of laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK). Mycobacterial keratitis is usually regarded as late onset keratitis among post-LASIK keratitis. There has been no documented case of Mycobacterium intracellulare post-LASIK keratitis of a long-latent period. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 36-year-old man was referred to our out-patient clinic, for persistent corneal epithelial defect with intrastromal infiltration...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29375989/a-comparative-study-of-risk-factors-for-corneal-infection-in-diabetic-and-non-diabetic-patients
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Bin Wang, Shuo Yang, Hua-Lei Zhai, Yang-Yang Zhang, Chun-Xia Cui, Jun-Yi Wang, Li-Xin Xie
AIM: To compare the clinical characteristics of infectious keratopathy in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and non-diabetes mellitus (NDM) and to investigate risk factors for infectious keratopathy in T2DM patients. METHODS: Totally 230 patients with T2DM and 168 with NDM diagnosed as infectious keratopathy were hospitalized at Qingdao Eye Hospital from 2001 to 2015. Data including sex, age, occupation, season, smoking and alcohol consumption habits, duration between onset and treatments, duration of hospitalization were collected...
2018: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29369234/in-vitro-evaluation-of-a-hypochlorous-acid-hygiene-solution-on-established-biofilms
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Eric G Romanowski, Nicholas A Stella, Kathleen A Yates, Kimberly M Brothers, Regis P Kowalski, Robert M Q Shanks
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to determine whether a commercial formulation of hypochlorous acid hygiene solution (0.01%), Avenova, can destroy existing biofilms formed by ocular clinical bacterial isolates, including blepharitis isolates of Staphylococcus aureus and coagulase-negative staphylococci, and a keratitis isolate of Pseudomonas aeruginosa. METHODS: Biofilms grown in bacterial growth media on disposable contact lens cases were challenged with hypochlorous acid hygiene solution...
January 15, 2018: Eye & Contact Lens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29363971/design-and-syntheses-of-highly-potent-teixobactin-analogues-against-staphylococcus-aureus-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-mrsa-vancomycin-resistant-enterococci-vre-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Anish Parmar, Rajamani Lakshminarayanan, Abhishek Iyer, Venkatesh Mayandi, Eunice Tze Leng Goh, Daniel G Lloyd, Madhavi Latha S Chalasani, Navin Kumar Verma, Stephen H Prior, Roger W Beuerman, Annemieke Madder, Edward J Taylor, Ishwar Singh
The cyclic depsipeptide, teixobactin kills a number of Gram positive bacteria including Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Mycobacterium tuberculosis without detectable resistance. To date, teixobactin is the only molecule in its class which has shown in vivo antibacterial efficacy. There have been no in vivo evaluation studies on teixobactin analogues. In this work, we have designed and synthesized 10 new in vivo ready teixobactin analogues. These analogues showed highly potent antibacterial activity against Staphylococcus aureus, MRSA, and vancomycin-resistant Enterococci (VRE) in vitro...
January 24, 2018: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350163/amebaborne-attilina-massiliensis-keratitis-france
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Alexandre Battaini, Bernard La Scola, Gaëlle Ho Wang Yin, Louis Hoffart, Michel Drancourt
We report a case of Acanthamoeba castellani keratitis in a person who wore contact lenses. The amebae hosted an ameba-resistant bacterial symbiont, provisionally named "Attilina massiliensis," a yet undescribed α-Proteobacterium.
February 2018: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341837/ocular-permeation-of-topical-tazocin-and-its-effectiveness-in-the-treatment-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-induced-keratitis-in-rabbits
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Sujaya Singh, Renu Agarwal, Zulhilmi Abdul Razak, Robin Ngu, Lwin L Nyein, Sushil Vasudevan, Marina Kapitonova, Azida Juana Kadir, Subrayan Visvaraja
PURPOSE: Pseudomonas aeruginosa is the most common causative organism for contact lens-associated corneal ulcer and is commonly treated with fluoroquinolones. With the emergence of resistant strains, it is important to investigate alternative therapies. Despite well-established efficacy of tazocin against systemic Pseudomonas infections, its topical use for the treatment of Pseudomonas keratitis has not been described, hence this study was aimed to find the ocular permeation of Tazocin and its efficacy in treating keratitis in rabbit eyes...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340642/identifying-corneal-infections-in-formalin-fixed-specimens-using-next-generation-sequencing
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Zhigang Li, Florian P Breitwieser, Jennifer Lu, Albert S Jun, Laura Asnaghi, Steven L Salzberg, Charles G Eberhart
Purpose: We test the ability of next-generation sequencing, combined with computational analysis, to identify a range of organisms causing infectious keratitis. Methods: This retrospective study evaluated 16 cases of infectious keratitis and four control corneas in formalin-fixed tissues from the pathology laboratory. Infectious cases also were analyzed in the microbiology laboratory using culture, polymerase chain reaction, and direct staining. Classified sequence reads were analyzed with two different metagenomics classification engines, Kraken and Centrifuge, and visualized using the Pavian software tool...
January 1, 2018: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338721/infectious-keratoconjunctivitis-in-semi-domesticated-eurasian-tundra-reindeer-rangifer-tarandus-tarandus-microbiological-study-of-clinically-affected-and-unaffected-animals-with-special-reference-to-cervid-herpesvirus-2
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Javier Sánchez Romano, Torill Mørk, Sauli Laaksonen, Erik Ågren, Ingebjørg H Nymo, Marianne Sunde, Morten Tryland
BACKGROUND: Infectious keratoconjunctivitis (IKC) is one of the most common ocular diseases in ruminants worldwide. In addition to keratitis and conjunctivitis, animals with IKC can develop uveitis, corneal ulcer, and in severe cases, blindness. The bacteria Moraxella spp. has been described as the primary causative agent of infectious bovine keratoconjunctivitis (IBK) in cattle (Bos taurus), while Chlamydia spp. and Mycoplasma conjunctivae are considered the main causative agents of IKC in sheep (Ovis aries)...
January 16, 2018: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320451/the-pathogenesis-of-staphylococcus-aureus-eye-infections
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REVIEW
Richard J O'Callaghan
Staphylococcus aureus is a major pathogen of the eye able to infect the tear duct, eyelid, conjunctiva, cornea, anterior and posterior chambers, and the vitreous chamber. Of these infections, those involving the cornea (keratitis) or the inner chambers of the eye (endophthalmitis) are the most threatening because of their potential to cause a loss in visual acuity or even blindness. Each of these ocular sites is protected by the constitutive expression of a variety of antimicrobial factors and these defenses are augmented by a protective host response to the organism...
January 10, 2018: Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29308960/collagen-cross-linking-in-the-management-of-microbial-keratitis
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Chiara Bonzano, Antonio Di Zazzo, Stefano Barabino, Giulia Coco, Carlo Enrico Traverso
Increasing resistance to antimicrobial agents has contributed to an elevated risk of complications of infectious keratitis. Corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL) has been widely adopted for the management of keratoconus and post-refractive surgery corneal ectasia. It has recently been introduced as an option for treating keratitis due to multidrug resistant organisms. The purpose of this review is to discuss the rationale, safety, and evidence for CXL in infectious keratitis and its possible effect on ocular surface inflammation...
January 8, 2018: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303889/factors-influencing-the-diagnostic-accuracy-of-laser-scanning-in-vivo-confocal-microscopy-for-acanthamoeba-keratitis
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Ahmad Kheirkhah, Vannarut Satitpitakul, Zeba A Syed, Rodrigo Müller, Sunali Goyal, Elmer Y Tu, Reza Dana
PURPOSE: To determine the factors that influence the sensitivity and specificity of laser-scanning in vivo confocal microscopy (IVCM) for diagnosing Acanthamoeba keratitis (AK). METHODS: This retrospective, controlled study included 28 eyes of 27 patients with AK and 34 eyes of 34 patients with bacterial keratitis (as the control group). All patients had undergone corneal imaging with a laser-scanning IVCM (Heidelberg Retina Tomograph 3 with the Rostock Cornea Module)...
January 4, 2018: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300262/accelerated-corneal-cross-linking-with-photoactivated-chromophore-for-moderate-therapy-resistant-infectious-keratitis
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Boris Knyazer, Yonit Krakauer, Yael Baumfeld, Tova Lifshitz, Sabine Kling, Farhad Hafezi
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effect of accelerated corneal cross-linking with photoactivated chromophore (PACK-CXL) as additional treatment for therapy-resistant infectious keratitis. METHODS: In this interventional cohort study, 20 patients (11 men and 9 women), aged 65.5 (interquartile range = 21.5-78.5) years, who were hospitalized for moderate-sized therapy-resistant bacterial corneal ulcers (11/20 microbiologically confirmed) were treated with hypoosmolar 0.1% riboflavin solution and Ultraviolet A (UVA) irradiation for 3 minutes at 30 mW/cm (5...
January 3, 2018: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288646/bacteria-induce-autophagy-in-a-human-ocular-surface-cell-line
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Kimberly M Brothers, Regis P Kowalski, Shenghe Tian, Paul R Kinchington, Robert M Q Shanks
Autophagy protects cells from intracellular pathogens, but can be exploited by some infectious agents to their benefit. Currently it is not known if bacteria induce autohpagy in cells of the cornea. The goal of this study was to develop an ocular surface autophagy reporter cell line and determine whether ocular bacterial pathogens influence host responses through autophagy induction. The cell line was made using lentivirus transduction of an LC3-GFP fusion protein in human corneal limbal epithelial (HCLE) cells...
December 27, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285615/application-of-image-recognition-based-automatic-hyphae-detection-in-fungal-keratitis
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Xuelian Wu, Yuan Tao, Qingchen Qiu, Xinyi Wu
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the accuracy of two methods in diagnosis of fungal keratitis, whereby one method is automatic hyphae detection based on images recognition and the other method is corneal smear. We evaluate the sensitivity and specificity of the method in diagnosis of fungal keratitis, which is automatic hyphae detection based on image recognition. We analyze the consistency of clinical symptoms and the density of hyphae, and perform quantification using the method of automatic hyphae detection based on image recognition...
December 28, 2017: Australasian Physical & Engineering Sciences in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280751/different-genotypes-of-adhesion-operon-genes-in-staphylococcus-epidermidis-isolates-from-various-ocular-infections
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Mehrnoush Sharifinejad, Narjes Shokatpour, Farshad Farnaghi, Zohreh Abedinyfar, Fahimeh Asadi Amoli, Farahnoosh Doustdar
BACKGROUND: Staphylococcus epidermidis is one of the common causes of bacterial keratitis and post-operation infections. One of the most important virulence factors of S. epidermidis is biofilm formation. Poly-N-acetylglucosamine (PNAG) production is critical for biofilm formation in S. epidermidis. The intercellular adhesion (ica) operon is formed by icaA, icaD, icaB, and icaC genes, which participate in the biosynthesis of PNAG. Strains of S. epidermidis from different infections show different genotypes in relation to adhesion operon genes...
December 26, 2017: Eye & Contact Lens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29278804/adherence-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-onto-surfactant-laden-contact-lenses
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Reynalyn Mosuela, Shelan Mustafa, Simon Gould, Hany Hassanin, Raid G Alany, Amr ElShaer
There is an immense research interest to utilise contact lens (CLs) as a popular platform for ocular drug delivery. However, CLs are the major predisposing factors of bacterial keratitis which is commonly caused by adhesion of microbes such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus epidermidis. The aim of the current study is to explore the effect of surfactants; Poloxamer 188, Polysorbate 80 and Tetronic® 90R4 (at 0.25% - 3% v/v) on the characteristics of CLs and on the adhesion abilities of Pseudomonas aeruginosa to the lenses' surfaces...
December 13, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273244/bacterial-keratitis-treated-by-strengthened-antibiotic-eye-drops-an-18-months-review-of-clinical-cases-and-antibiotic-susceptibilities
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J Saillard, L Spiesser-Robelet, P Gohier, T Briot
PURPOSE: To describe, in patients treated for infectious keratitis, the microorganisms identified and their antibiotic susceptibility over a period of 18 months. METHOD: Retrospective, descriptive, non-comparative study. Medical and biological data were extracted from the patients' file treated with strengthened antibiotic eye drops at Angers University Hospital between January 2015 and June 2016. The main elements noted were the bacteria involved and their susceptibility to antibiotics...
December 19, 2017: Annales Pharmaceutiques Françaises
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242901/designed-host-defense-peptides-for-the-treatment-of-bacterial-keratitis
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L Edward Clemens, Jesse Jaynes, Edward Lim, Satya S Kolar, Rose Y Reins, Hasna Baidouri, Samuel Hanlon, Alison M McDermott, Kathryn W Woodburn
Purpose: To limit corneal damage and potential loss of vision, bacterial keratitis must be treated aggressively. Innovation in antimicrobials is required due to the need for empirical treatment and the rapid emergence of bacterial resistance. Designed host defense peptides (dHDPs) are synthetic analogues of naturally occurring HDPs, which provide defense against invading pathogens. This study investigates the use of novel dHDPs for the treatment of bacterial keratitis. Methods: The minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs) were determined for dHDPs on both Gram-positive and -negative bacteria...
December 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236588/topical-glycyrrhizin-is-therapeutic-for-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-keratitis
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Sandamali A Ekanayaka, Sharon A McClellan, Ronald P Barrett, Linda D Hazlett
PURPOSE: Glycyrrhizin (GLY), an inhibitor of high-mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) protects prophylactically against Pseudomonas aeruginosa keratitis. However, the therapeutic potential of GLY to enhance an antibiotic has not been tested and is our purpose. METHODS: C57BL/6 mice (B6) were infected with a clinical isolate (KEI 1025) of P. aeruginosa and treated topically at 6 h postinfection (p.i.) with GLY or phosphate-buffered saline (PBS). Clinical scores, photography with a slit lamp, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, myeloperoxidase assay, bacterial plate counts, histopathology, reactive oxygen/nitrogen species (ROS/RNS) assays, and in vitro macrophage (Mφ) stimulation assays were used to assess effects of GLY treatment...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
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