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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918833/effects-of-lead-phytochemicals-of-radix-scutellariae-on-acanthamoeba
#1
Pauline Cho, Guangsen Shi, Maurice Yap, Maureen V Boost
Purpose: Acanthamoeba keratitis (AK), which is associated with noncompliant use of contact lenses, remains difficult to treat due to delayed diagnosis and paucity of therapeutic agents. Although improvements in activity against Acanthamoeba infection have been achieved in disinfecting solutions for soft contact lenses, such modifications have not been extended to those for special rigid gas permeable (RGP) contact lenses, which are increasingly used for myopia control in children. Phytochemicals present in herbs used for traditional Chinese medicine may be effective as therapeutic or preventive agents...
December 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905281/identification-of-acanthamoeba-genotypes-in-pools-and-stagnant-water-in-ponds-in-sistan-region-in-southeast-iran
#2
Ali Aghajani, Mansour Dabirzadeh, Yahya Maroufi, Hossein Hooshyar
OBJECTIVE: Acanthamoeba is one of the most abundant free-living amoebas that is widely distributed in natural and artificial environment resources. Acanthamoeba pathogenic genotypes cause chronic human diseases including amoebic keratitis and granulomatous amoebic encephalitis. The aim of this study was to determine and identify Acanthamoeba genotypes residing in pools and stagnant water in ponds in Sistan region in southeast Iran. This descriptive study was conducted at the Parasitology Laboratory, School of Medicine, Zabol University of Medical Sciences...
September 2016: Türkiye Parazitolojii Dergisi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888770/the-effect-of-the-disulfideisomerase-domain-containing-protein-in-the-defense-against-polyhexamethylene-biguanide-of-highly-tolerant-acanthamoeba-at-the-trophozoite-stage
#3
Fu-Chin Huang, Tao-Shen Liu, Sung-Chou Li, Min-Hsiu Shih, Jyh-Wei Shin, Wei-Chen Lin
Acanthamoeba castellanii is a free-living protozoan pathogen capable of causing a blinding keratitis and fatal granulomatous encephalitis. Current treatment generally involves an hourly application of polyhexamethylene biguanide (PHMB) over a period of several days but this is not entirely effective against all strains/isolates. The tolerance mechanisms of PHMB in Acanthamoeba cells remain unclear. In this study, we found that the mRNA expression level of disulfideisomerase domain containing protein (PDI) increased rapidly in surviving cells of the highly PHMB-tolerant Acanthamoeba castellanii strain, NCKH_D, during PHMB treatment, but not in the ATCC standard strain...
November 14, 2016: International Journal for Parasitology, Drugs and Drug Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874294/dacryoadenitis-and-extraocular-muscle-inflammation-associated-with-contact-lens-related-acanthamoeba-keratitis-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#4
Tomris Sengor, Erdal Yuzbasioglu, Sevda Aydın Kurna, Murat Irkec, Ahmet Altun, Kubra Kökcen, Nazli Gul Yalcin
The present report discusses a new case of dacryoadenitis with extraocular muscle inflammation associated with Acanthamoeba keratitis (AK) in a contact lens wearer. A 41-year-old male, who has worn silicone hydrogel contact lenses on an extended basis for about 10 years, attended with the complaints of vision disturbance, hyperemia, and pain in his right eye. His history revealed that 1.5 month ago, he had been diagnosed with allergic conjunctivitis and had used steroid eye drops. Biomicroscopic examination revealed eyelid edema, chemosis, and ring infiltration, radial keratoneuritis and an epithelial defect in the cornea...
November 22, 2016: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870779/painless-acanthamoeba-keratitis-with-normal-vision
#5
Pui Wai Rachel Kwok, Ka Wai Kam, Vishal Jhanji, Alvin L Young
PURPOSE: To report an atypical case of contact lens-related Acanthamoeba keratitis. CASE REPORT: A 15-year-old secondary school female student with a history of soft contact lens wear was referred to our hospital by a private general practitioner for management of right eye redness and discomfort for 2 weeks. Upon examination, the best-corrected visual acuity was 20/20 and 20/16 for her right and left eyes, respectively. There was diffuse radial keratoneuritis noted in the cornea of her right eye without any associated epithelial defect...
November 19, 2016: Optometry and Vision Science: Official Publication of the American Academy of Optometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836717/therapeutic-agents-and-biocides-for-ocular-infections-by-free-living-amoebae-of-acanthamoeba-genus
#6
REVIEW
Linda Christian Carrijo-Carvalho, Viviane Peracini Sant'ana, Annette Silva Foronda, Denise de Freitas, Fabio Ramos de Souza Carvalho
Acanthamoeba keratitis (AK) is a sight-threatening infectious disease. Resistance of the cystic form of the protozoan to biocides and the potential toxicity of chemical compounds to corneal cells are the main concerns related to long-term treatment with the clinically available ophthalmic drugs. Currently, a limited number of recognized antimicrobial agents are available to treat ocular amoebic infections. Topical application of biguanide and diamidine antiseptic solutions is the first-line therapy. We consider the current challenges when treating AK and review the chemical properties, toxicities, and mechanisms of action of the available biocides...
November 8, 2016: Survey of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793130/repertoire-of-free-living-protozoa-in-contact-lens-solutions
#7
Ibtissem Bouchoucha, Aurore Aziz, Louis Hoffart, Michel Drancourt
BACKGROUND: The repertoire of free-living protozoa in contact lens solutions is poorly known despite the fact that such protozoa may act as direct pathogens and may harbor intra-cellular pathogens. METHODS: Between 2009 and 2014, the contact lens solutions collected from patients presenting at our Ophthalmology Department for clinically suspected keratitis, were cultured on non-nutrient agar examined by microscope for the presence of free-living protozoa. All protozoa were identified by 18S rRNA gene sequencing...
October 29, 2016: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27787218/genotyping-of-clinical-isolates-of-acanthamoeba-genus-in-venezuela
#8
Carolina Wagner, María Reyes-Batlle, María Alejandra Vethencourt Ysea, Mónica V Galindo Pérez, Carmen Guzmán de Rondón, Anaibeth J Nessi Paduani, Angelyseb Dorta Pérez, Atteneri López-Arencibia, Ines Sifaoui, María Virginia Pérez de Galindo, Eva Pérez de Suárez, Enrique Martínez-Carretero, Basilio Valladares, José E Piñero, Jacob Lorenzo-Morales
Free-living amoebae of Acanthamoeba genus are opportunistic pathogens distributed worldwide. Strains included in this genus are causative agents of a fatal encephalitis and a sight-threating keratitis in humans and other animals. In this study, 550 clinical samples which were collected between 1984 and 2014 from different patients with suspected infections due to Acanthamoeba were initially screened for the presence of this amoebic genus at the Laboratorio de Amibiasis-Escuela de Bioanálisis at the Universidad Central de Venezuela...
December 1, 2016: Acta Parasitologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27787217/isolation-and-molecular-characterization-of-acanthamoeba-genotypes-isolated-from-soil-sources-of-public-and-recreational-areas-in-iran
#9
Seyed Ahmad Karamati, Maryam Niyyati, Jacob Lorenzo-Morales, Zohreh Lasjerdi
Pathogenic strains of Acanthamoeba are causative agents of a sight threating infection of the cornea known as Acanthamoeba keratitis. AK cases have been reported in Iran recently due to inappropriate usage of contact lens maintenance and most patients report a contact with contaminated sources such as dust, water or soil. Sixty soil samples were collected from public and recreational areas in the province of East Azerbaijan, Iran and checked for the presence of Acanthamoeba spp. Samples were cultured on non-nutrient agar plates seeded with heat killed Escherichia coli...
December 1, 2016: Acta Parasitologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777806/ochrobactrum-anthropi-keratitis-with-focal-descemet-s-membrane-detachment-and-intracorneal-hypopyon
#10
Nandini Venkateswaran, Rachel A F Wozniak, Holly B Hindman
Purpose. To describe a unique case of O. anthropi keratitis associated with a rare manifestation of Descemet's membrane detachment and intracorneal hypopyon and to discuss challenges in diagnosis and management. Methods. Best-corrected visual acuity was measured with Snellen letters. Corneal scrapings were performed and aerobic, viral, herpetic, acid-fast bacilli, Acanthamoeba, and fungal stains and cultures were obtained. Following evisceration, tissue was evaluated for histologic features and again stained for bacteria, mycobacteria, Acanthamoeba, fungi, and viral particles...
2016: Case Reports in Ophthalmological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27755163/epidemiology-and-outcome-of-microbial-keratitis-private-university-versus-urban-public-hospital-care
#11
David T Truong, Minh-Thuy Bui, H Dwight Cavanagh
PURPOSE: To review the epidemiology, risk factors, microbiologic spectrum, and treatment of microbial keratitis during a 5-year period at an urban public hospital in comparison with an adjacent private university practice. METHODS: Retrospective chart review in the 5-year interval, 2009 through 2014. Primary outcome measures included patient age at presentation, best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA), risk factors, culture and sensitivities, treatment, and complication occurrence...
October 7, 2016: Eye & Contact Lens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27738866/the-comparison-of-antimicrobial-effectiveness-of-contact-lens-solutions
#12
Ali Kal, Mustafa Ilker Toker, Serpil Kaya
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to compare the effects of widely used multipurpose contact lens solutions against Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, in addition to cystic and trophozoite forms of Acanthamoeba castellanii and A. polyphaga, that cause microbial keratitis. METHODS: Three multipurpose solutions were tested: SOLO-care, ReNu, and Opti-Free Express. The test solutions were challenged with P. aeruginosa (ATCC 27853) and S. aureus (ATCC 2913) based on the ISO stand-alone and regiment test procedure for disinfecting products, A...
October 13, 2016: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27663468/identification-and-typing-of-free-living-acanthamoeba-spp-by-maldi-tof-ms-biotyper
#13
Federica Del Chierico, David Di Cave, Cristel Accardi, Maristella Santoro, Andrea Masotti, Rossella D'Alfonso, Federica Berrilli, Andrea Urbani, Lorenza Putignani
Over the years, the potential pathogenicity of Acanthamoeba for humans and animals has gained increasing attention from the scientific community. More than 24 species belong to this genus, however only some of them are causative agents of keratitis and encephalitis in humans. Due to technical difficulties in diagnosis, these infections are likely to be under-detected. The introduction of 18S rDNA amplification for the identification of Acanthamoeba has dramatically enhanced diagnosis performances, but the attestation of genotyping requires supplementary sequencing-based procedures...
September 20, 2016: Experimental Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27658596/isolation-and-genotyping-of-acanthamoeba-spp-as-neglected-parasites-in-north-of-iran
#14
Azar Shokri, Shahabeddin Sarvi, Ahmad Daryani, Mehdi Sharif
Acanthamoeba, a free-living amoeba, is widely distributed in the environment, water sources, soil, dust, and air. It can cause keratitis in contact lens wearers with poor hygiene and also fatal granulomatous amebic encephalitis (GAE) in immunocompromised hosts. The aim of this study was to gain some insights into the distribution and genotypes of the potentially pathogenic species of Acanthamoeba present in water sources in north of Iran. Total 43 Acanthamoeba species were isolated from 77 water samples taken from different water sources within the Mazandaran province in Northern Iran (Sari city and suburbs)...
August 2016: Korean Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27600042/the-development-of-drugs-against-acanthamoeba-infections
#15
Ruqaiyyah Siddiqui, Yousuf Aqeel, Naveed Ahmed Khan
For the past several decades, there has been little improvement in the morbidity and mortality associated with Acanthamoeba keratitis and Acanthamoeba encephalitis respectively. The discovery of a plethora of anti-Acanthamoebic compound(s) has not yielded effective marketed chemotherapeutics. The development of novel anti-Acanthamoebic chemotherapies of translational value and a lack of interest by the pharmaceutical industry has been disappointing. On the other hand, the market for contact lenses/contact lens disinfectants is a multibillion-dollar industry and has been successful and profitable...
September 6, 2016: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27578848/azithromycin-and-doxycycline-attenuation-of-acanthamoeba-virulence-in-a-human-corneal-tissue-model
#16
Andrew Purssell, Rachel Lau, Andrea K Boggild
BACKGROUND:  Amoebic keratitis is a potentially blinding eye infection caused by ubiquitous, free-living, environmental acanthamoebae, which are known to harbor bacterial endosymbionts. A Chlamydia-like endosymbiont has previously enhanced Acanthamoeba virulence in vitro. We investigated the potential effect of Acanthamoeba-endosymbiont coinfection in a human corneal tissue model representing clinical amoebic keratitis infection. METHODS:  Environmental and corneal Acanthamoeba isolates from the American Type Culture Collection were screened for endosymbionts by amplifying and sequencing bacterial 16S as well as Chlamydiales-specific DNA...
August 30, 2016: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27576919/laboratory-diagnosis-of-acanthamoeba-keratitis-in-hungary
#17
Erika Orosz, Ágnes Farkas, István Kucsera
Acanthamoeba species are free-living amebae that can be found in almost every range of environments. Within this genus, numerous species are recognized as human pathogens, potentially causing Acanthamoeba keratitis (AK). AK is a corneal disease that is predominantly associated with contact lens use, the epidemiology of which is related to the specific genotype of Acanthamoeba. This study reports seven (7/16; 43.75%) positive cases. Detection of Acanthamoeba in corneal scrapings is based on cultivation and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) combined with the molecular taxonomic identification method...
September 2016: Acta Microbiologica et Immunologica Hungarica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27558689/-good-outcome-in-acanthamoeba-keratitis
#18
S Reichart-Peter, K Manousaridis, H Dirschmid, S Mennel
A 31-year-old woman presented with mild keratitis of her left eye. The use of daily disposable contact lenses, regularly rinsed with tap water, and the development of perineural corneal infiltrates resulted in the clinical suspicion of infection with Acanthamoeba. Corneal epithelial scraping probe for polymerase chain reaction on Acanthamoeba confirmed the clinical diagnosis. Although the treatment was limited to low-dose propamidine monotherapy because of reduced tolerability, the keratitis healed with almost no scarring after 13 months of consequent medication...
August 24, 2016: Der Ophthalmologe: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27545086/molecular-detection-and-genotyping-of-acanthamoeba-spp-among-stray-dogs-using-conjunctival-swab-sampling
#19
Mehmet Karakuş, Mehmet Aykur, Yusuf Özbel, Seray Töz, Hande Dağcı
Acanthamoeba is one of the most common free-living amoebas (FLA) that present in environment. In humans, Acanthamoeba can cause an infection of the eye termed Acanthamoeba keratitis, which mostly occurs in contact lens wearers. In the present study, we aimed to screen the presence of Acanthamoeba DNA in stray dogs using previously collected conjunctival swab samples in a hyper-endemic area for canine leishmaniasis. Totally, 184 dogs were included in the study and 27 of them (14.6%) were found positive for Acanthamoeba according to the 18s rRNA gene sequencing...
August 18, 2016: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27538797/prospective-study-of-the-diagnostic-accuracy-of-the-in%C3%A2-vivo-laser-scanning-confocal-microscope-for-severe-microbial-keratitis
#20
Jaya D Chidambaram, Namperumalsamy V Prajna, Natasha L Larke, Srikanthi Palepu, Shruti Lanjewar, Manisha Shah, Shanmugam Elakkiya, Prajna Lalitha, Nicole Carnt, Minna H Vesaluoma, Melanie Mason, Scott Hau, Matthew J Burton
PURPOSE: To determine the diagnostic accuracy of in vivo confocal microscopy (IVCM) for moderate to severe microbial keratitis (MK). DESIGN: Double-masked prospective cohort study. PARTICIPANTS: Consecutive patients presenting to Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai, India, between February 2012 and February 2013 with MK (diameter ≥3 mm, excluding descemetocele, perforation, or herpetic keratitis). METHODS: Following examination, the corneal ulcer was scanned by IVCM (HRT3/RCM, Heidelberg Engineering, Heidelberg, Germany)...
August 15, 2016: Ophthalmology
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