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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709990/in-vitro-development-of-an-effective-treatment-for-acanthamoeba-keratitis
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A Ortillés, J Belloc, E Rubio, M T Fernández, M Benito, J A Cristóbal, B Calvo, P Goñi
The aim of this study was to develop an in-vitro topical treatment for acanthamoeba keratitis (AK) effective against cysts and trophozoites. Qualitative assays were performed with voriconazole, chlorhexidine, propamidine, cellulase, tobramycin, ciprofloxacin and paromomycin as monotherapy and various combinations. Riboflavin with ultraviolet-A (R+UV-A) as monotherapy or combined with voriconazole and moxifloxacin was also tested. Quantitative assays to assess cyst viability after treatment were performed for the chemicals that showed the highest activity in the qualitative assays...
July 11, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708218/microbial-characteristics-of-posttraumatic-infective-keratitis
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Blanche X Lim, Victor T C Koh, Manotosh Ray
PURPOSE: To determine the demographics, risk factors, clinical and microbiological characteristics, and treatment outcome of posttraumatic infective keratitis. METHODS: Consecutive patients with posttraumatic infective keratitis presenting to the Ophthalmology Department of a tertiary referral hospital in Singapore between March 2012 and March 2016 were prospectively identified. A standardized data collection form was used to document patient demographics, microbiological diagnosis, antibiotic sensitivity, and pretreatment and posttreatment ocular characteristics...
July 8, 2017: European Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704121/evaluation-of-in-vitro-antiamoebic-activity-of-antimicrobial-agents-against-clinical-acanthamoeba-isolates
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Hidemasa Nakaminami, Kentaro Tanuma, Kiichi Enomoto, Yukihiko Yoshimura, Tomoyo Onuki, Shin Nihonyanagi, Yukihiro Hamada, Norihisa Noguchi
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to elucidate in vitro antiamoebic activity of antimicrobial agents at short exposure times similar to those used for actual treatment against Acanthamoeba strains isolated from patients with keratitis. METHODS: The 5 clinical Acanthamoeba isolated in Japan were used in this study. Identification of genotypes for the Acanthamoeba isolates was performed using partial 18S ribosomal DNA (rDNA), including the ASA.S1 region sequences...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702317/fungal-keratitis-caused-by-metarhizium-anisopliae-complex
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Mahmood J Showail, Julianne V Kus, George Kar Tsui, Hall F Chew
PURPOSE: To report a case of fungal keratitis caused by Metarhizium anisopliae complex. METHODS: Case report. RESULTS: Our patient presented with a central corneal infiltrate. Fungal culture yielded a Metarhizium species. She was started on antifungal agents with no significant improvement. A therapeutic corneal transplant was performed after perforation. At two years follow up, she was free of infection. CONCLUSION: Metarhizium anisopliae is a very rare cause of keratitis...
September 2017: Medical Mycology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691942/rose-bengal-photodynamic-antimicrobial-therapy-a-novel-treatment-for-resistant-fusarium-keratitis
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Guillermo Amescua, Alejandro Arboleda, Neda Nikpoor, Heather Durkee, Nidhi Relhan, Mariela C Aguilar, Harry W Flynn, Darlene Miller, Jean-Marie Parel
PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy of rose bengal PDAT for the management of a patient with multidrug-resistant Fusarium keratoplasticum keratitis unresponsive to standard clinical treatment. METHODS: This case report presents a clinical case of F. keratoplasticum keratitis not responsive to standard medical care. In vitro studies from patients culture isolated responded to rose bengal PDAT. Patient received two treatments with rose bengal 0.1% and exposure to green light with a total energy of 2...
July 6, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687682/bilateral-interstitial-keratitis-with-anterior-stromal-infiltrates-associated-with-reactive-arthritis
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Yi Eve Hsing, James Walker
A previously healthy 48-year-old man presented with a 1-week history of migrating polyarthropathy preceded by a viral illness, dysuria and bilateral red eyes. Ocular examination revealed anterior and interstitial stromal keratitis. He was systemically well but had raised erythrocyte sedimentation rate and C reactive protein and was positive for human leucocyte antigen B27 on extensive infective, rheumatological and autoimmune investigations. Although the exact triggering pathogen was not identified, clinical findings were consistent with reactive arthritis...
July 6, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677399/super-cationic-carbon-quantum-dots-synthesized-from-spermidine-as-an-eye-drop-formulation-for-topical-treatment-of-bacterial-keratitis
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Hong-Jyuan Jian, Ren-Siang Wu, Tzu-Yu Lin, Yu-Jia Li, Han-Jia Lin, Scott G Harroun, Jui-Yang Lai, Chih-Ching Huang
We have developed a one-step method to synthesize carbon quantum dots (CQDPAs) from biogenic polyamines (PAs) as an antibacterial agent for topical treatment of bacterial keratitis (BK). CQDs synthesized by direct pyrolysis of spermidine (Spd) powder through a simple dry heating treatment exhibit a solubility and yield much higher than those from putrescine and spermine. We demonstrate that CQDs obtained from Spds (CQDSpds) possess effective antibacterial activities against non-multidrug-resistant Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Salmonella enterica serovar Enteritidis bacteria and also against the multidrug-resistant bacteria, methicillin-resistant S...
July 5, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676340/molecular-and-morphological-characterization-of-acanthamoeba-isolated-from-corneal-scrapes-and-contact-lens-wearers-in-argentina
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Rodolfo D Casero, Florencia Mongi, Laura Laconte, Fernando Rivero, Dario Sastre, Aníbal Teherán, Giovanny Herrera, Juan David Ramírez
In this study, we describe the frequency of Acanthamoeba keratitis (AK) in patients that assisted in the Ophthalmology Department and determine the species/genotypes of free living amoebas (FLA) isolates. FLA from Corneal scrapes (CS) and contact lens (CL) wearers were studied by morphological and molecular characterization. A database was constructed with sociodemographic, clinical findings and history of use of CL variables. During January 2000 and September 2016 patients with corneal pathology admitted to the Ophthalmology Service of the University Hospital in Córdoba city, Argentina were included in the study...
July 1, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664704/human-infections-caused-by-free-living-amoebae
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Katarzyna Król-Turmińska, Alina Olender
[b]Abstract Introduction[/b]. Among free-living amoebae that are widely distributed in nature only four genera/species are known as agents of human infections:[i] Acanthamoeba spp., Naegleriafowleri, Balamuthia mandrillaris[/i] and[i] Sappiniapedata[/i]. These amoebae are not well adapted to parasitism, and could exist in the human environment without the need for a host. Infections due to these amoebae, despite low morbidity, are characterized by relatively high mortality rate and pose serious clinical problems...
May 11, 2017: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662943/discovery-of-novel-antimycobacterial-drug-therapy-in-biofilm-of-pathogenic-nontuberculous-mycobacterial-keratitis
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Thet Tun Aung, Wei Hong Jeff Chor, Joey Kuok Hoong Yam, Michael Givskov, Liang Yang, Roger W Beuerman
PURPOSE: The potential of slow-growing mycobacteria to form biofilms in human tissues contributes to the problem of establishing an effective treatment strategy. The purpose of this study was to examine new antibiotic strategies to enhance current treatment options for these infections. METHODS: Sensitivities of Mycobacterium fortuitum ATCC 49404 and Mycobacterium chelonae ATCC 35752 were evaluated for different antimicrobials singly and in combination using broth microdilution and FICI (Fractional Inhibitory Concentration Index) synergy screening...
June 26, 2017: Ocular Surface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659135/bilateral-morganella-morganii-keratitis-in-a-patient-with-facial-topical-corticosteroid-induced-rosacea-like-dermatitis-a-case-report
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Bei Zhang, Fei Pan, Kejian Zhu
BACKGROUND: Bilateral keratitis rarely occurs in individuals without predisposing factors. Here we describe the clinical course of a patient who developed a bilateral keratitis caused by Morganella. morganii which might be associated with long term using of topical corticosteroids-containing preparations on the face. CASE PRESENTATION: A 52-year-old female patient presented with marked bilateral corneal infiltration and hypopyon without any usual predisposing factors for bilateral infectious keratitis...
June 28, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658756/unusual-severe-extra-intestinal-manifestations-of-a-common-enteric-pathogen-aeromonas-spp
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Barnini Banerjee, Mridula Madiyal, Lingadakai Ramchandra, Chiranjay Mukhopadhyay, Rahul Garg, Kiran Chawla
INTRODUCTION: Aeromonas spp. are halophilic, Gram-negative bacilli. They are widely distributed in the soil and aquatic environment and have been associated with various extra-intestinal infections, such as skin and soft-tissue infections, meningitis, bacteraemia etc. The most common species associated with extra-intestinal infection is Aeromonas hydrophila. AIM: To get the overview of clinical presentations, underlying predisposing factors associated with the extra-intestinal infections caused by Aeromonas species and their antimicrobial susceptibility pattern...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632575/clinical-profile-etiology-and-outcome-of-infantile-ocular-trauma-a-developing-country-perspective
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Vedang D Shah, Madhu Uddaraju, Amitabh Singh, Rashmi Ranjan Das
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this article was to study the clinical profile, etiology, and outcome of infantile ocular trauma in a developing country setting. METHODS: A retrospective study on corneal trauma in infants (≤12 months old) was undertaken in a tertiary care hospital during a 2-year period. An analysis of clinical profile, etiology, microbiological profile, clinical course, and outcome was studied. RESULTS: Seventy-six infants were included...
June 20, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631638/clinicomicrobiological-profile-of-endophthalmitis-a-10-year-experience-in-a-tertiary-care-center-in-north-india
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Gita Satpathy, Niranjan Nayak, Meenakshi Wadhwani, Pradeep Venkwatesh, Atul Kumar, Yograj Sharma, Vishnu Sreenivas
PURPOSE: To determine the clinicomicrobiological profile of infectious agents and their antibiotic susceptibility in different type of endophthalmitis. METHODS: A retrospective review of clinical and microbiological records from January 2001 to December 2010, was performed in 1110 patients diagnosed with different type of endophthalmitis (postoperative, posttraumatic, endogenous and post keratitis) to record the demographic details, clinical presentations; microbiological agents isolated with their antimicrobial sensitivity pattern...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631333/a-novel-treatment-for-keratitis-sicca-dry-eye-anatomical-feasibility-study
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Joe Iwanaga, Koichi Watanabe, Jingo Kusukawa, Christian Fisahn, Fernando Alonso, Rod J Oskouian, R Shane Tubbs
Chronic dry eye (keratitis sicca) is a significant problem that in certain populations can result in corneal desiccation and the potential for blindness. Therefore, novel treatments for such disorders might decrease patient morbidity. The present study aimed to investigate a potential treatment for chronic dry eye via a cadaveric feasibility study. On 10 cadaveric sides, the parotid gland branch of the auriculotemporal nerve (ATN) was identified and anastomosed to an anterior superficial temporal branch (STb) of this same nerve...
June 20, 2017: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626819/comparison-of-bandage-contact-lens-removal-on-the-fourth-versus-seventh-postoperative-day-after-photorefractive-keratectomy-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Mehrdad Mohammadpour, Delaram Shakoor, Hassan Hashemi, Mohamad Aghaie Meybodi, Fateme Rajabi, Pegah Hosseini
PURPOSE: To compare the outcomes of bandage contact lens (BCL) removal on the fourth versus seventh post-operative day following photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). METHODS: This study recruited eyes of patients who underwent PRK surgery. The patients were randomly assigned to 2 groups. In Group 1 BCL was removed on the 4th postoperative day, while in Group 2, BCL was removed on the 7th postoperative day. After BCL removal, patients were asked to express their pain score and eye discomfort...
June 2017: Journal of Current Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622198/ocular-sarcoidosis-new-diagnostic-modalities-and-treatment
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Sung J Yang, Sherveen Salek, James T Rosenbaum
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Ocular involvement in sarcoidosis is present in up to 80% of patients and is frequently manifested before diagnosis of the underlying systemic disease. Considering the therapeutic consequences, early diagnosis of the underlying disease is advantageous in patients presenting with ocular inflammation. There are several ocular findings suggestive of underlying sarcoidosis, such as granulomatous keratic precipitates, iris nodules, cells in the vitreous humor known as snowballs and snowbanks, and retinal periphlebitis...
June 15, 2017: Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620707/treatment-of-patients-with-neurotrophic-keratitis-stages-2-and-3-with-plasma-rich-in-growth-factors-prgf-endoret-eye-drops
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Ronald Mauricio Sanchez-Avila, Jesus Merayo-Lloves, Ana Cristina Riestra, Luis Fernandez-Vega Cueto, Eduardo Anitua, Leire Begoña, Francisco Muruzabal, Gorka Orive
PURPOSE: To provide preliminary data about efficacy and safety of plasma rich in growth factors (PRGF) eye-drops in neurotrophic keratitis (NK) and to analyze the possible influence of certain variables on treatment outcomes. METHODS: This retrospective study included patients with stages 2-3 of NK treated with PRGF eye-drops. Primary endpoint was the resolution time of corneal ulcer defect. Outcome measures including percentage of ulcer closure at 4 weeks, Ocular Surface Disease Index (OSDI), Best-Corrected Visual Acuity (BCVA) and Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) were also evaluated before and after treatment with PRGF...
June 15, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602948/emerging-strategies-for-antimicrobial-drug-delivery-to-the-ocular-surface-implications-for-infectious-keratitis
#19
REVIEW
Ajay Sharma, Jonathan Taniguchi
Infectious keratitis is a medical emergency that can cause severe visual morbidity if not treated promptly. Depending upon the causative microorganism, effective management of infectious keratitis requires frequent application of antibacterial, antifungal, or antiviral eye drops, which may have low bioavailability, undesirable side effects, and poor patient compliance. Ocular formulations of antimicrobials that can increase corneal permeation and provide extended presence on ocular surface are being developed...
June 7, 2017: Ocular Surface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599020/isg15-in-host-defense-against-candida-albicans-infection-in-a-mouse-model-of-fungal-keratitis
#20
Chen Dong, Nan Gao, Bing X Ross, Fu-Shin X Yu
Purpose: ISG15, a di-ubiquitin-like protein, is critical for controlling certain viral and bacterial infections. We sought to determine if ISG15 plays a role in corneal innate immunity against Candida albicans (C. albicans) using a C57BL/6 (B6) mouse model of human fungal keratitis. Methods: Scarified corneas of adult B6 mice were pretreated with TLR5 ligand flagellin and then inoculated with C. albicans. The expression of ISG15 and other genes involved in ISG15 conjugation (ISGylation) was determined by real-time PCR...
June 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
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