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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440955/phase-1-dose-escalation-study-of-mirvetuximab-soravtansine-imgn853-a-folate-receptor-%C3%AE-targeting-antibody-drug-conjugate-in-patients-with-solid-tumors
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Kathleen N Moore, Hossein Borghaei, David M O'Malley, Woondong Jeong, Shelly M Seward, Todd M Bauer, Raymond P Perez, Ursula A Matulonis, Kelli L Running, Xiaoyan Zhang, Jose F Ponte, Rodrigo Ruiz-Soto, Michael J Birrer
BACKGROUND: Mirvetuximab soravtansine (IMGN853) is an antibody-drug conjugate that selectively targets folate receptor α (FRα). In this phase 1 dose-escalation study, the authors investigated IMGN853 in patients with FRα-positive solid tumors. METHODS: Patients received IMGN853 on day 1 of a 21-day cycle (once every 3 weeks dosing), with cycles repeated until patients experienced dose-limiting toxicity or progression. Dose escalation commenced in single-patient cohorts for the first 4 planned dose levels and then followed a standard 3 + 3 scheme...
April 25, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426856/adjunctive-oral-voriconazole-treatment-of-fusarium-keratitis-a-secondary-analysis-from-the-mycotic-ulcer-treatment-trial-ii
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N Venkatesh Prajna, Tiruvengada Krishnan, Revathi Rajaraman, Sushila Patel, Ranjeet Shah, Muthiah Srinivasan, Lumbini Devi, Manoranjan Das, Kathryn J Ray, Kieran S O'Brien, Catherine E Oldenburg, Stephen D McLeod, Michael E Zegans, Nisha R Acharya, Thomas M Lietman, Jennifer Rose-Nussbaumer
Importance: Fusarium keratitis is common and often results in poor outcomes. No new treatments since natamycin have become available. Objective: To explore the role of adjuvant oral voriconazole on clinical outcomes in Fusarium keratitis. Design, Setting, and Participants: In this prespecified subgroup analysis of a multicenter, double-masked, placebo-controlled randomized clinical trial, 240 patients from the Aravind Eye Care System in India, the Lumbini Eye Hospital and Bharatpur Eye Hospital in Nepal, and the University of California, San Francisco, who had culture-positive fungal ulcer and baseline visual acuity of 20/400 or worse were randomized to receive oral voriconazole vs placebo...
April 20, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426277/topical-ganciclovir-in-cytomegalovirus-anterior-uveitis
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Joelle Antoun, François Willermain, Dorine Makhoul, Elie Motulsky, Laure Caspers, Lia Judice Relvas
PURPOSE: To study the effects of topical ganciclovir 0.15% gel on cytomegalovirus (CMV) anterior uveitis in a tertiary uveitis referral center in Brussels, Belgium. METHODS: A retrospective study of patients with a clinical diagnosis of CMV anterior uveitis/endotheliitis demonstrated by a positive polymerase chain reaction and/or Goldmann-Witmer coefficient (GWc). RESULTS: We report a series of 15 patients presenting clinical characteristics of CMV anterior uveitis...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407169/collagen-cross-linking-with-photoactivated-riboflavin-pack-cxl-for-bacterial-keratitis-after-small-incision-lenticule-extraction-smile
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Tommy C Y Chan, Vanissa W S Chow, Vishal Jhanji
PURPOSE: To report a case of infectious keratitis after small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) treated with collagen cross-linking with photoactivated riboflavin (PACK-CXL). METHODS: Case report and literature review. RESULTS: A patient presented with culture-proven bacterial keratitis 5 days after SMILE was treated with fortified topical antibiotics and PACK-CXL. Irrigation of the corneal cap-stromal bed interface, which can be difficult and affect visual outcomes, was not performed...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392838/global-gene-expression-in-escherichia-coli-isolated-from-the-diseased-ocular-surface-of-the-human-eye-with-a-potential-to-form-biofilm
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Konduri Ranjith, Kotakonda Arunasri, Gundlapally Sathyanarayana Reddy, HariKrishna Adicherla, Savitri Sharma, Sisinthy Shivaji
BACKGROUND: Escherichia coli, the gastrointestinal commensal, is also known to cause ocular infections such as conjunctivitis, keratitis and endophthalmitis. These infections are normally resolved by topical application of an appropriate antibiotic. But, at times these E. coli are resistant to the antibiotic and this could be due to formation of a biofilm. In this study ocular E. coli from patients with conjunctivitis, keratitis or endophthalmitis were screened for their antibiotic susceptibility and biofilm formation potential...
2017: Gut Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390092/clinical-impact-of-inflammation-in-dry-eye-disease-proceedings-of-the-odissey-group-meeting
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Christophe Baudouin, Murat Irkeç, Elisabeth M Messmer, José M Benítez-Del-Castillo, Stefano Bonini, Francisco C Figueiredo, Gerd Geerling, Marc Labetoulle, Michael Lemp, Maurizio Rolando, Gysbert Van Setten, Pasquale Aragona
Dry eye disease (DED) is a common, multifactorial ocular condition with major impact on vision and quality of life. It is now well recognized that the pathophysiology of chronic DED can include a cycle of inflammation involving both innate and adaptive immune responses. Recently, in vitro/in vivo models have been used to obtain a better understanding of DED-related inflammatory processes at molecular/cellular levels although they do not truly reproduce the complex and chronic hallmarks of human DED. In clinical DED research, advanced techniques such as impression cytology, conjunctival biopsy, in vivo confocal microscopy and multiplex tear analyses have allowed an improved assessment of inflammation in DED patients...
April 8, 2017: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387537/using-phase-ii-data-for-the-analysis-of-phase-iii-studies-an-application-in-rare-diseases
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Simon Wandel, Beat Neuenschwander, Christian Röver, Tim Friede
BACKGROUND: Clinical research and drug development in orphan diseases are challenging, since large-scale randomized studies are difficult to conduct. Formally synthesizing the evidence is therefore of great value, yet this is rarely done in the drug-approval process. Phase III designs that make better use of phase II data can facilitate drug development in orphan diseases. METHODS: A Bayesian meta-analytic approach is used to inform the phase III study with phase II data...
March 1, 2017: Clinical Trials: Journal of the Society for Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384902/paecilomyces-keratitis-in-western-india-a-case-report
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Anmol Ulhas Naik, Shveta Bhimashankar Gadewar
Cases of ocular trauma with vegetative matter are commonly encountered in ophthalmic practice in India. Many of these present with keratitis/corneal ulceration, of which fungi have a predominant share. We report a case of fungal keratitis and graft infection with Paecilomyces lilacinus, which was successfully treated with topical and systemic Voriconazole. A farmer presented with corneal ulcer and hypopyon in left eye following vegetative trauma during farming. A provisional diagnosis of fungal corneal ulcer was made based on clinical features and topical anti-fungal therapy with Natamycin was initiated...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378806/fibroblast-growth-factor-2-drives-and-maintains-progressive-corneal-neovascularization-following-hsv-1-infection
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H R Gurung, M M Carr, K Bryant, A J Chucair-Elliott, D Jj Carr
Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) infection of the cornea induces vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGF-A)-dependent lymphangiogenesis that continues to develop well beyond the resolution of infection. Inflammatory leukocytes infiltrate the cornea and have been implicated to be essential for corneal neovascularization, an important clinically relevant manifestation of stromal keratitis. Here we report that cornea infiltrating leukocytes including neutrophils and T cells do not have a significant role in corneal neovascularization past virus clearance...
April 5, 2017: Mucosal Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374243/development-of-recombinant-hsv-based-vaccine-vectors
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Richard Voellmy, David C Bloom, Nuria Vilaboa, Joyce Feller
Herpes simplex virus (HSV) causes significant morbidity on the human population through such clinical syndromes as cold sores, genital herpes, herpes stromal keratitis, and encephalitis. Attempts to generate efficacious vaccines to date have failed. We have recently described the use of a conditionally replication-competent HSV-1 vector to immunize mice against a lethal challenge of HSV-1. The unique feature of this vaccine vector is that its replication is tightly controlled and can only occur in the presence of local heat and the presence of a small molecule inducer (an antiprogestin)...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359825/bilateral-simultaneous-infective-keratitis
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Lai Hiu On Annie, Manotosh Ray
AIM: To analyze the demographics, risk factors, clinical and microbiological characteristics of cases of bilateral simultaneous infective keratitis. METHODS: In this retrospective case series, patients with clinical evidence of bilateral simultaneous infective keratitis were identified from January 1, 2011 to August 31, 2016. Demographics, risk factors, clinical and microbiological characteristics, and treatment outcomes were analyzed. RESULTS: Five patients (ten eyes) with bilateral simultaneous infective keratitis were identified...
March 27, 2017: Contact Lens & Anterior Eye: the Journal of the British Contact Lens Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355171/glaucoma-mini-shunt-implantation-after-keratoplasty
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Jasbeth Ledesma-Gil, María de Los Ángeles García-Rodríguez, Lulu U Gurria, Enrique O Graue-Hernández, Alejandro Navas
PURPOSE: To report the outcomes of patients who underwent miniature glaucoma shunt implantation after secondary glaucoma due to keratoplasty. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Prospective study of consecutive clinical cases who underwent mini-glaucoma shunt implantation following keratoplasty. In brief, a fornix-based conjunctival flap was performed, approximately 50% thickness scleral flap. Mitomycin C 0.025% placed under Tenon's capsule. A 25-G needle created entry for mini-shunt...
April 2017: Journal of Glaucoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350622/keratitis-due-to-achromobacter-xylosoxidans-in-a-contact-lens-user
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Cristina Almenara Michelena, María Ángeles Del Buey, Francisco Javier Ascaso, Jose Ángel Cristóbal
OBJECTIVES: Ocular infections due to Achromobacter xylosoxidans are extremely uncommon; their diagnosis is a challenge and the optimal treatment remains controversial. We present a case of A. xylosoxidans in a contact lens user and a review of the literature to facilitate diagnostic suspicion and empirical therapeutic management. METHODS: Review of the literature in PubMed and MEDLINE. We also document a case diagnosed in our department in January 2016. SETTING: Hospital Clínico Universitario Lozano Blesa, Zaragoza, Spain...
March 27, 2017: Eye & Contact Lens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342227/treatment-of-adenoviral-keratoconjunctivitis-with-a-combination-of-povidone-iodine-1-0-and-dexamethasone-0-1-drops-a-clinical-prospective-controlled-randomized-study
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Natalya Kovalyuk, Igor Kaiserman, Michael Mimouni, Ornit Cohen, Shmuel Levartovsky, Hilda Sherbany, Michal Mandelboim
PURPOSE: To determine the efficacy of combination povidone-iodine (PVP-I) 1.0% eyedrops and dexamethasone 0.1% eyedrops in the treatment of adenoviral keratoconjunctivitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a prospective, randomized, controlled, double-blinded clinical trial patients with recent adenoviral keratoconjunctivitis (diagnosed clinically and confirmed by PCR), we randomly divided into three treatment groups: study group - received PVP-I 1.0% and dexamethasone 0...
March 25, 2017: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326448/anaerobic-metabolism-in-t4-acanthamoeba-genotype
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Daniella de Sousa Mendes Moreira Alves, Luciano Moreira Alves, Tatiane Luiza da Costa, Ana Maria de Castro, Marina Clare Vinaud
Members of the genus Acanthamoeba are of the most common protozoa that has been isolated from a variety of environment and affect immunocompromised individuals, causing granulomatous amoebic encephalitis and skin lesions. Acanthamoeba, in immunocompetent patients, may cause a keratitis related to corneal microtrauma. These free-living amoebas easily adapt to the host environment and wield metabolic pathways such as the energetic and respiratory ones in order to maintain viability for long periods. The energetic metabolism of cysts and trophozoites remains mostly unknown...
March 22, 2017: Current Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324243/fungal-keratitis-secondary-to-trametes-betulina-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Joshua S Hardin, Deanna A Sutton, Nathan P Wiederhold, James Mele, Sunali Goyal
PURPOSE: We report the first case of human infection and keratitis secondary to Trametes betulina, a rare filamentous fungus. METHODS: Clinical examination including external and slit-lamp examination and corneal scrapings with microbiologic evaluation were performed on a patient with chronic allergic conjunctivitis, entropion and a long-standing corneal ulcer resistant to treatment. RESULTS: The culture from the corneal scraping revealed a basidiomycetous fungus which was submitted for identification...
March 21, 2017: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320723/amoebicidal-activity-of-caffeine-and-maslinic-acid-by-the-induction-of-programmed-cell-death-in-acanthamoeba
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Carmen M Martín-Navarro, Atteneri López-Arencibia, Ines Sifaoui, María Reyes-Battle, Emilie Fouque, Antonio Osuna, Basilio Valladares, José E Piñero, Yann Héchard, Sutherland K Maciver, Jacob Lorenzo-Morales
Free living amoebae of the genus Acanthamoeba are the causal agents of a sight threatening ulceration of the cornea called Acanthamoeba keratitis, and the rare but usually fatal granulomatous amoebic encephalitis. Although there are many therapeutic options for the treatment of Acanthamoeba infections, they are generally lengthy and/or have limited efficacy. For the best clinical outcome, the treatments should target both the trophozoite and the cyst stages as the later are known to confer resistance to treatment...
March 20, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320407/association-between-sensitivity-of-viral-thymidine-kinase-associated-acyclovir-resistant-herpes-simplex-virus-type-1-and-virulence
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Natsumi Omura, Hikaru Fujii, Tomoki Yoshikawa, Souichi Yamada, Shizuko Harada, Takuya Inagaki, Miho Shibamura, Haruko Takeyama, Masayuki Saijo
BACKGROUND: Acyclovir (ACV)-resistant (ACVr) herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) infections are concern in immunocompromised patients. Most clinical ACVr HSV-1 isolates have mutations in the viral thymidine kinase (vTK) genes. The vTK-associated ACVr HSV-1 shows reduced virulence, but the association between the level of resistance and the virulence of the vTK-associated ACVr HSV-1 is still unclear. METHODS: The virulence in mice of 5 vTK-associated ACVr HSV-1 clones with a variety of ACV sensitivities, when inoculated through intracerebral and corneal routes, was evaluated in comparison with ACV-sensitive (ACVs) parent HSV-1 TAS...
March 21, 2017: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316193/-clinical-study-on-the-corneal-epithelial-dysfunction-after-cataract-extraction
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J H Qu, Z Q Wang, Y Zhang, X G Sun
Objective: To study the clinical manifestations, diagnosis and treatment of corneal epithelial dysfunction after cataract extraction. Methods: Fifteen cases diagnosed as corneal epithelial dysfunction after cataract extraction between November 2014 and September 2016 were retrospectively analyzed, mainly including clinical manifestations, characteristics of morphological changes imaged by in vivo laser confocal microscopy, management and therapeutic effects. Results: There were 6 (40%) males and 9 (60%) females with an average age of 66±7 years (59 to 86 years)...
March 11, 2017: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306602/cure-rate-of-fungal-keratitis-with-antibacterial-therapy
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Alice Y Matoba, Ryan Barrett, Anna E Lehmann
PURPOSE: To study the cure rate of fungal keratitis with moxifloxacin 0.3% monotherapy. METHODS: A retrospective review of patients with culture-proven fungal keratitis who initially received moxifloxacin 0.3% monotherapy was performed. RESULTS: Eleven patients with culture-proven fungal keratitis were initially treated with moxifloxacin. One case each of Curvularia and Alternaria keratitis resolved with moxifloxacin monotherapy (18%). CONCLUSIONS: Moxifloxacin may have a significant clinical therapeutic effect in a subset of patients with fungal keratitis...
May 2017: Cornea
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