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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303825/evaluation-of-loop-mediated-isothermal-amplification-assay-for-rapid-diagnosis-of-acanthamoeba-keratitis
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Abhishek Mewara, Sumeeta Khurana, Shakila Yoonus, Kirti Megha, Parveen Tanwar, Amit Gupta, Rakesh Sehgal
BACKGROUND: The clinical features of Acanthamoeba keratitis (AK) are non-specific and closely resemble bacterial, viral and fungal keratitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We compared loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) with microscopy, non-nutrient agar (NNA) culture and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in clinical suspects of AK. RESULTS: Of 52 clinical samples (42 AK suspects and 10 proven bacterial, viral or fungal keratitis), 3 were positive by direct microscopy (sensitivity 60%, confidence interval [CI]: 17%-92...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295043/chlorin-e6-mediated-photodynamic-inactivation-for-multidrug-resistant-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-keratitis-in-mice-in-vivo
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Ming-Feng Wu, Mona Deichelbohrer, Thomas Tschernig, Matthias W Laschke, Nóra Szentmáry, Dirk Hüttenberger, Hans-Jochen Foth, Berthold Seitz, Markus Bischoff
Following corneal epithelium scratches, mouse corneas were infected with the multidrug resistant (MDR) P. aeruginosa strain PA54. 24 hours later, 0% (for control group), 0.01%, 0.05% or 0.1% Chlorin e6 (Ce6), a second generation photosensitizer derived from chlorophyll, was combined with red light, for photodynamic inactivation (PDI). 1 hour or 2 days later, entire mouse eyes were enucleated and homogenized for counting colony forming units (CFU) of P. aeruginosa. For comparison, 0.1% Ce6 mediated PDI was started at 12 hours post infection, and 0...
March 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292273/ocular-bacterial-infections-at-quiha-ophthalmic-hospital-northern-ethiopia-an-evaluation-according-to-the-risk-factors-and-the-antimicrobial-susceptibility-of-bacterial-isolates
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Mebrahtu Teweldemedhin, Muthupandian Saravanan, Araya Gebreyesus, Dawit Gebreegziabiher
BACKGROUND: External and intraocular infections can lead to visual impairments, which is a major public health problem. Bacteria are the most frequent pathogens affecting ocular structures; the increasing rate of antimicrobial drug resistance is a worldwide concern. The aim of this study was to determine the occurrence of bacteria in ocular infections, their antimicrobial susceptibility patterns, and risk factors in bacterial ocular infection. METHODS: A hospital based cross-sectional study was conducted from September 2015 to December 2015 at Quiha Ophthalmic Hospital, Tigray, northern Ethiopia...
March 14, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279173/a-super-infection-in-the-cornea-caused-by-stemphylium-acremonium-and-%C3%AE-streptococcus
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Fumika Hotta, Hiroshi Eguchi, Keiko Nishimura, Masahiro Kogiso, Mayumi Ishimaru, Shunji Kusaka, Yoshikazu Shimomura, Takashi Yaguchi
BACKGROUND: Polymicrobial keratitis with fungus and bacteria can lead to blindness and is challenging to treat. Here, we introduce a case of fungal keratitis caused by two different strains in addition to definite bacterial super-infection caused by an α-Streptococcus sp., and describe the importance of microscopic examination. CASE PRESENTATION: A 74-year-old woman, who had a past history of infection with leprosy, presented with conjunctival hyperaemia, pain, and corneal opacity in her right eye...
March 9, 2017: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257385/in-vitro-evaluation-of-the-drug-reservoir-function-of-human-amniotic-membrane-using-moxifloxacin-as-a-model-drug
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Madhavi Latha Yelchuri, Bhagyashree Madhavi, Nilam Gohil, Hitha Sara Sajeev, Namperumalsamy Venkatesh Prajna, Senthilkumari Srinivasan
PURPOSE: To evaluate the in vitro, extended drug reservoir function of human amniotic membrane (HAM) of different thicknesses impregnated with moxifloxacin. METHODS: HAM buttons (12 mm) were soaked with freshly prepared 0.5% wt/vol topical moxifloxacin at different soaking time intervals: 3 hours (group I), 6 hours (group II), 12 hours (group III), 24 hours (group IV), and 48 hours (group V). They were then transferred into 1 mL of fresh simulated tear fluid (pH-7...
March 1, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236499/clinical-features-and-microbiological-in-bacterial-keratitis-in-a-tertiary-referral-hospital
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J M Ruiz Caro, L Cabrejas, M R de Hoz, D Mingo, S P Duran
OBJECTIVE: To describe the clinical features, bacterial agents, and antibiotic sensitivity of bacterial keratitis in the Ophthalmology Department at the University Hospital Fundación Jiménez Díaz (HUFJD) in Madrid. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective observational descriptive study using clinical records and reports of corneal scrapings in patients with bacterial keratitis at the HUFJD conducted between 2009 and 2014. RESULTS: In a sample of 160 patients, gram-positive bacteria were the most prevalent with 64...
February 21, 2017: Archivos de la Sociedad Española de Oftalmología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149778/epidemiological-clinical-and-laboratory-findings-of-infectious-keratitis-at-mansoura-ophthalmic-center-egypt
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Amani E Badawi, Dalia Moemen, Nora L El-Tantawy
AIM: To analyze the epidemiological, clinical and laboratory findings of infectious keratitis. METHODS: A retrospective study on cases of infective keratitis, attended our institution from Mar. 2013 to Feb. 2015, was done at Mansoura Ophthalmic Center, Egypt. Corneal scrapings were performed and processed for direct microscopy and culture in appropriate media using standard laboratory protocols. RESULTS: Out of 245 patients enrolled for study, 247 corneal scrapings were obtained...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131677/a-randomized-clinical-trial-to-evaluate-the-usefulness-of-amniotic-membrane-transplantation-in-bacterial-keratitis-healing
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Seyed Ali Tabatabaei, Mohammad Soleimani, Mahmoud Jabbarvand Behrouz, Ali Torkashvand, Pasha Anvari, Mehdi Yaseri
PURPOSE: To determine whether early amniotic membrane transplantation improves the outcomes among patients with bacterial keratitis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this prospective randomized clinical trial 49 eyes from 49 patients with bacterial keratitis received routine antibiotic therapy followed by double-layer amniotic membrane transplantation during 2-5 days after start up of the medications and the second group of 50 eyes from 50 patients only received routine antibacterial therapy...
January 25, 2017: Ocular Surface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129422/antimicrobial-blue-light-therapy-for-infectious-keratitis-ex-vivo-and-in-vivo-studies
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Hong Zhu, Irene E Kochevar, Irmgard Behlau, Jie Zhao, Fenghua Wang, Yucheng Wang, Xiaodong Sun, Michael R Hamblin, Tianhong Dai
Purpose: To investigate the effectiveness of antimicrobial blue light (aBL) as an alternative or adjunctive therapeutic for infectious keratitis. Methods: We developed an ex vivo rabbit model and an in vivo mouse model of infectious keratitis. A bioluminescent strain of Pseudomonas aeruginosa was used as the causative pathogen, allowing noninvasive monitoring of the extent of infection in real time via bioluminescence imaging. Quantitation of bacterial luminescence was correlated to colony-forming units (CFU)...
January 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123711/gaseous-nitric-oxide-for-the-local-treatment-of-bacterial-keratitis-in-mice
#10
Mona Deichelbohrer, Ming-Feng Wu, Berthold Seitz, Stefan Wagenpfeil, Carola Meier, Markus Bischoff, Thomas Tschernig
The successful treatment of severe bacterial keratitis continues to be a challenge in animals and humans. In the present study the aim was to assess gaseous therapy using gaseous nitric oxide (gNO) in a murine model of Pseudomonas aeruginosa keratitis. The cornea of anesthetized mice was mechanically scratched and covered with a bacterial suspension of P. aeruginosa. One day later, the infected eyes were exposed to 200 ppm NO for 30 min. Three to seven days later the mice were sacrificed and the bulbi were obtained and processed for light microscopy...
January 2017: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079684/the-cif-virulence-factor-gene-is-present-in-isolates-from-patients-with-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-keratitis
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Christopher D Bahl, Jessica D St Laurent, R Siva Ganesa Karthikeyan, J Lakshmi Priya, Lalitha Prajna, Michael E Zegans, Dean R Madden
PURPOSE: To determine whether the cif gene is present in pathogenic Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates from patients with bacterial keratitis at Aravind Eye Hospital, a referral eye care center in southern India, and from corresponding environmental isolates. METHODS: Polymerase chain reaction amplification was performed on strains of P. aeruginosa isolated from ocular infections and environmental soil samples were collected from the area surrounding Aravind Eye Hospital...
March 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040524/corneal-higher-order-aberrations-in-infectious-keratitis
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Eisuke Shimizu, Takefumi Yamaguchi, Yukari Yaguchi, Murat Dogru, Yoshiyuki Satake, Kazuo Tsubota, Jun Shimazaki
PURPOSE: To characterize the corneal higher-order aberrations (HOAs) in eyes with acanthoamoeba keratitis (AK), bacterial keratitis (BK), and fungal keratitis (FK). DESIGN: Retrospective consecutive case series. METHODS: This retrospective study includes 18 normal subjects and 63 eyes of 62 consecutive patients with corneal scarring due to AK (20 eyes), BK (35 eyes) and FK (8 eyes) from 2010 to 2016. HOAs of the anterior and posterior surfaces and the total cornea were analyzed by anterior segment optical coherence tomography (AS-OCT)...
December 28, 2016: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013522/methods-for-in-vivo-ex-vivo-analysis-of-antimicrobial-peptides-in-bacterial-keratitis-sirna-knockdown-colony-counts-myeloperoxidase-immunostaining-and-rt-pcr-assays
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Satya Sree Kolar, Hasna Baidouri, Maria Luisa Mangoni, Alison M McDermott
Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) are essential components of the innate immune response. They have direct killing ability as well as immunomodulatory functions. Here, we describe techniques to identify specific AMPs involved in the protection against microbial keratitis, a vision threatening infection of the cornea of the eye which is the most serious complication of contact lens wear. Specifically we detail the use of siRNA technology to temporarily knockdown AMP expression at the murine ocular surface in vivo and then describe ex vivo assays to determine the level of bacteria, relative number of neutrophils, and levels of cytokines, chemokines, and AMPs in infected corneas...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013521/methods-for-in-vitro-analysis-of-antimicrobial-activity-and-toxicity-of-anti-keratitis-peptides-bacterial-viability-in-tears-mtt-and-tnf-%C3%AE-release-assays
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Floriana Cappiello, Bruno Casciaro, Satya Sree Kolar, Hasna Baidouri, Alison M McDermott, Maria Luisa Mangoni
Ease of access to the cornea makes antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) ideal candidates for topical drug application. However, before bringing them to the clinic, it is fundamental to evaluate in vitro: (1) the ability of AMPs to kill bacteria in the presence of human tears, by counting the number of surviving bacteria on agar plates; (2) the potential cytotoxicity of AMPs to mammalian cells by a colorimetric method based on the production of a colored formazan crystals by metabolically active cells; and (3) the ability of AMPs to neutralize the toxic effect of the bacterial cell wall component, lipopolysaccharide (LPS), by measuring the level of the pro-inflammatory cytokine, TNF-α, released from LPS-activated macrophages, using a sandwich enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998732/pathogenesis-of-microbial-keratitis
#15
REVIEW
Sahreena Lakhundi, Ruqaiyyah Siddiqui, Naveed Ahmed Khan
Microbial keratitis is a sight-threatening ocular infection caused by bacteria, fungi, and protist pathogens. Epithelial defects and injuries are key predisposing factors making the eye susceptible to corneal pathogens. Among bacterial pathogens, the most common agents responsible for keratitis include Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Streptococcus pneumonia and Serratia species. Fungal agents of corneal infections include both filamentous as well as yeast, including Fusarium, Aspergillus, Phaeohyphomycetes, Curvularia, Paecilomyces, Scedosporium and Candida species, while in protists, Acanthamoeba spp...
March 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994804/microbial-profile-of-corneal-ulcers-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-south-india
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Chittur Y Ranjini, Vishnu V Waddepally
PURPOSE: To identify the prevalence and microbial profile of infectious keratitis in a tertiary eye care hospital, and to test for the in vitro antimicrobial resistance of the bacterial isolates. METHODS: A total of 312 patients presenting to a tertiary eye care hospital with infected corneal ulcer were enrolled in this study. Their socio-demographic data and risk factors were recorded. Corneal scrapings collected from the edge of the ulcer were processed for direct gram stain and KOH mount...
October 2016: Journal of Ophthalmic & Vision Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989423/-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-contribution-of-microbiological-analysis-in-severe-microbial-keratitis-at-reims-university-hospital-between-2012%C3%A2-and-2014
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J Caliot, D Guindolet, A Ducasse, L Andreoletti, C Arndt
PURPOSE: To investigate the contribution of microbial analysis in the diagnosis and management of severe microbial keratitis. MATERIAL AND METHOD: This is a monocentric retrospective study at the University Hospital of Reims from January 2012 to December 2014. Corneal scrapings with infectious keratitis were subjected to routine bacterial and fungal culture. PCR was also performed to detect various viral DNA (VZV, CMV, EBV, HSV 1 & 2, adenovirus) and Acanthamoeba sp...
December 15, 2016: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987408/label-free-electrical-sensing-of-bacteria-in-eye-wash-samples-a-step-towards-point-of-care-detection-of-pathogens-in-patients-with-infectious-keratitis
#18
Hardik J Pandya, Manoj Kumar Kanakasabapathy, Saloni Verma, Manjyot Kaur Chug, Adnan Memic, Mihaela Gadjeva, Hadi Shafiee
The diagnosis of keratitis is based on visual exam, tissue cytology, and standard microbial culturing to determine the type of the infectious pathogen. To prescribe appropriate therapy, it is important to distinguish between bacterial, fungal, and viral keratitis, as the treatments are quite different. Diagnosis of the causative organism has a substantial prognostic importance. Further, timely knowledge of the nature of the pathogen is also critical to adapt therapy in patients unresponsive to empiric treatment options, which occurs in 10% of all cases...
May 15, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984024/prospective-randomized-clinical-trial-of-povidone-iodine-1-25-solution-versus-topical-antibiotics-for-treatment-of-bacterial-keratitis
#19
Sherwin J Isenberg, Leonard Apt, Mario Valenton, Savitri Sharma, Prashant Garg, Philip A Thomas, Pragya Parmar, Jayaraman Kaliamurthy, Johann M Reyes, Daniel Ong, Peter D Christenson, Madeline Del Signore, Gary N Holland
PURPOSE: To compare povidone-iodine 1.25% ophthalmic solution with topical antibiotics for treatment of bacterial keratitis in areas of the world where use of effective topical antibiotics may not be an option. STUDY DESIGN: Randomized, controlled, investigator-masked clinical trial. METHODS: We randomized 172 individuals with bacterial keratitis to topical treatment with povidone-iodine or antibiotics (neomycin-polymyxin B-gramicidin in the Philippines; ciprofloxacin 0...
October 27, 2016: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982205/microbiological-and-epidemiological-study-of-infectious-keratitis-in-children-and-adolescents
#20
Maria Cecilia Zorat Yu, Ana Luisa Höfling-Lima, Guilherme Henrique Campos Furtado
Purpose: To analyze epidemiological and microbiological aspects of microbial keratitis in children and adolescents. Methods: This retrospective cohort study was conducted at the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Escola Paulista de Medicina, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, between July 15, 1975, and December 31, 2010. We analyzed corneal samples from 859 patients with clinical suspicion of infectious keratitis, comparing epidemiological and microbiological characteristics of bacterial keratitis with those of non-bacterial and non-viral keratitis...
September 2016: Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia
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