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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352131/early-impoverished-environment-delays-the-maturation-of-cerebral-cortex
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Roberta Narducci, Laura Baroncelli, Gabriele Sansevero, Tatjana Begenisic, Concetta Prontera, Alessandro Sale, Maria Cristina Cenni, Nicoletta Berardi, Lamberto Maffei
The influence of exposure to impoverished environments on brain development is unexplored since most studies investigated how environmental impoverishment affects adult brain. To shed light on the impact of early impoverishment on developmental trajectories of the nervous system, we developed a protocol of environmental impoverishment in which dams and pups lived from birth in a condition of reduced sensory-motor stimulation. Focusing on visual system, we measured two indexes of functional development, that is visual acuity, assessed by using Visual Evoked Potentials (VEPs), and VEP latency...
January 19, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351351/comparing-performance-on-the-mnread-ipad-application-with-the-mnread-acuity-chart
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Aurélie Calabrèse, Long To, Yingchen He, Elizabeth Berkholtz, Paymon Rafian, Gordon E Legge
Our purpose was to compare reading performance measured with the MNREAD Acuity Chart and an iPad application (app) version of the same test for both normally sighted and low-vision participants. Our methods included 165 participants with normal vision and 43 participants with low vision tested on the standard printed MNREAD and on the iPad app version of the test. Maximum Reading Speed, Critical Print Size, Reading Acuity, and Reading Accessibility Index were compared using linear mixed-effects models to identify any potential differences in test performance between the printed chart and the iPad app...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Vision
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345732/near-visual-impairment-incidence-in-relation-to-diabetes-in-older-people-the-three-cities-study
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Marie Danet-Lamasou, Karine Pérès, Fanny Matharan, Claudine Berr, Isabelle Carrière, Christophe Tzourio, Cécile Delcourt, Isabelle Bourdel-Marchasson
OBJECTIVES: To characterize the relationship between diabetes mellitus (DM) and future risk of near vision impairment (VI) in a community-dwelling population of older people. DESIGN: Seven-year population-based longitudinal study. SETTING: Three-Cities Study, a French prospective study designed to assess the risk of cognitive and functional decline attributable to vascular factors. PARTICIPANTS: Community-dwelling individuals aged 65 and older (N = 8,412)...
January 18, 2018: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344070/diffuse-colour-discrimination-as-marker-of-afferent-visual-system-dysfunction-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
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Lindsay Boven, Qin Li Jiang, Heather E Moss
Abnormalities of the inner and intermediate retinal structures in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) have been described using optical coherence tomography and histopathology. Colour vision is a potential marker of these structural changes. The purpose of this study is to test the hypothesis that colour vision impairment is associated with ALS. Monocular (right eye) colour vision was assessed in subjects with definite or probable ALS (n = 25, aged 50-80 years) and control (n = 21, aged 46-89 years) subjects with corrected near visual acuity of at least 20/40 using the L'Anthony D15 color test (desaturated), scored by c-index, a measure of diffuse colour discrimination...
December 2017: Neuro-ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343987/performance-of-the-lace-index-to-predict-30-day-hospital-readmissions-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Maryam A Hakim, Frances L Garden, Matthew D Jennings, Claudia C Dobler
Background and objective: Patients hospitalized for acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have a high 30-day hospital readmission rate, which has a large impact on the health care system and patients' quality of life. The use of a prediction model to quantify a patient's risk of readmission may assist in directing interventions to patients who will benefit most. The objective of this study was to calculate the rate of 30-day readmissions and evaluate the accuracy of the LACE index (length of stay, acuity of admission, co-morbidities, and emergency department visits within the last 6 months) for 30-day readmissions in a general hospital population of COPD patients...
2018: Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336641/impact-of-forward-and-backward-scattering-and-corneal-higher-order-aberrations-on-visual-acuity-after-penetrating-keratoplasty
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Hidenaga Kobashi, Kazutaka Kamiya, Kimiya Shimizu
PURPOSE: To assess the relationship of forward and backward scattering and corneal higher-order aberrations (HOAs) with corrected distance visual acuity (CDVA) after penetrating keratoplasty (PK). METHODS: This retrospective study comprised 25 eyes of 25 consecutive patients who underwent PK using the VisuMax femtosecond laser system and age-matched 25 eyes of 25 healthy subjects. We quantitatively assessed objective scattering index (OSI) using the double-pass instrument (OQAS II, Visiometrics), corneal densitometry (CD) and corneal HOAs with the Scheimpflug rotating camera (Pentacam HR, Oculus) 1 year postoperatively...
January 16, 2018: Seminars in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335096/clinically-significant-laser-in%C3%A2-situ-keratomileusis-flap-striae
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Avi Wallerstein, Mathieu Gauvin, Eser Adiguzel, Harmanjit Singh, Vasudha Gupta, Mona Harissi-Dagher, Mark Cohen
PURPOSE: To describe the incidence, risk factors, and outcomes before and after irrigation of clinically significant laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) flap striae. SETTING: Multisurgeon multicenter standardized protocol practice. DESIGN: Retrospective case-control series. METHODS: Eyes with striae necessitating flap relift and irrigation were identified. Preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative variables were collected...
December 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335095/vector-analysis-of-astigmatic-changes-and-optical-quality-outcomes-after-wavefront-guided-laser-in%C3%A2-situ-keratomileusis-using-a-high-resolution-aberrometer
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Juan A Durán, Elisa Gutiérrez, Rebeca Atienza, David P Piñero
PURPOSE: To assess the ocular optical quality results as well as the astigmatic changes after wavefront-guided laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) in eyes with myopic astigmatism. SETTING: Instituto Clínico-Quirúrgico Oftalmológico, Bilbao, Vizcaya, Spain. DESIGN: Prospective case series. METHODS: Thirty-three eyes having wavefront-guided LASIK with the Star S4IR excimer laser combined with the iDesign system were enrolled in the study...
December 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325403/economic-inequality-in-presenting-vision-in-shahroud-iran-two-decomposition-methods
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Asieh Mansouri, Mohammad Hassan Emamian, Hojjat Zeraati, Hasan Hashemi, Akbar Fotouhi
BACKGROUND: Visual acuity, like many other health-related problems, does not have an equal distribution in terms of socio-economic factors. We conducted this study to estimate and decompose economic inequality in presenting visual acuity using two methods and to compare their results in a population aged 40-64 years in Shahroud, Iran. METHODS: The data of 5188 participants in the first phase of the Shahroud Cohort Eye Study, performed in 2009, were used for this study...
April 22, 2017: International Journal of Health Policy and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304160/a-retrospective-review-of-vital-signs-and-clinical-outcomes-of-febrile-infants-younger-than-3-months-old-presenting-to-the-emergency-department
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Shu-Ling Chong, Gene Yong-Kwang Ong, Wendy Yi Wen Chin, John Mingzhou Chua, Praseetha Nair, Alicia Shu Zhen Ong, Kee Chong Ng, Ian Maconochie
OBJECTIVES: Febrile infants younger than 3 months old present a diagnostic dilemma to the emergency physician. We aim to describe a large population of febrile infants less than 3 months old presenting to a pediatric emergency department (ED) and to assess the performance of current heart rate guidelines in the prediction of serious infections (SI). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of febrile infants younger than 3 months old, between March 2015 and Feb 2016, in a large tertiary pediatric ED...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303140/optic-disc-coloboma-in-two-nigerian-siblings-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Y O Babalola, O O Olawoye, P O Idam
We report two cases of bilateral asymmetric optic disc coloboma (ODC) in siblings. The index patient is a 9-year-old Nigerian girl with severe cognitive deficit who presented with a poor vision of 3 years' duration. She had a history of childhood febrile convulsions and delayed developmental milestones. Her visual acuity could not be assessed because she had a cognitive deficit and expressive aphasia. Ocular examination revealed a very large excavated right optic disc with only a strip of remnant neuro-retinal rim superiorly, and a smaller left optic disc with inferior disc excavation, superior wedge of the pink neuro-retinal rim as well as a temporal optic disc pit...
November 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284455/visual-rehabilitation-in-moderate-keratoconus-combined-corneal-wavefront-guided-transepithelial-photorefractive-keratectomy-and-high-fluence-accelerated-corneal-collagen-cross-linking-after-intracorneal-ring-segment-implantation
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Hun Lee, David Sung Yong Kang, Byoung Jin Ha, Jin Young Choi, Eung Kweon Kim, Kyoung Yul Seo, Tae-Im Kim
BACKGROUND: To investigate the effects of combined corneal wavefront-guided transepithelial photorefractive keratectomy (tPRK) and accelerated corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL) after intracorneal ring segment (ICRS) implantation in patients with moderate keratoconus. METHODS: Medical records of 23 eyes of 23 patients undergoing combined tPRK and CXL after ICRS implantation were retrospectively analyzed. Uncorrected distance visual acuity (UDVA), corrected distance visual acuity (CDVA), manifest refraction spherical equivalent (MRSE), corneal indices based on Scheimpflug tomography, higher-order aberrations (HOAs), and corneal biomechanical properties were evaluated before and after ICRS implantation, and at 1, 3, and 6 months after combined tPRK and CXL...
December 29, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277493/emergency-department-visits-in-patients-with-low-acuity-conditions-factors-associated-with-resource-utilization
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Claire Pearson, Deborah S Kim, Valerie H Mika, S Imran Ayaz, Scott R Millis, Robert Dunne, Phillip D Levy
OBJECTIVES: To identify health beliefs of emergency department (ED) patients with low acuity conditions and how these affect ambulance (AMB) utilization. METHODS: We performed a prospective, observational study on a convenience sample of patients 18years or older, who presented to the ED of an urban, academic hospital with an Emergency Severity Index (ESI) triage level of 4 or 5. Demographics, treatment, and disposition data were obtained along with self-administered surveys...
December 13, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260068/tuberculous-uveitis-presenting-as-pigmented-hypopyon-a-case-report
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Sachin B Shetty, Santhosh H Devulapally, Sowmiya Murali, Jaydeep A Walinjkar, Jyotirmay Biswas
Purpose: Hypopyon in the eye is an alarming sign. A case of tuberculous uveitis which presented with pigmented hypopyon has been described. The aim of this paper is to report pigmented hypopyon, a rare presentation of tuberculous uveitis in a diabetic patient. Observations: A 42-year-old patient with diabetes with a known history of miliary tuberculosis, on anti-tubercular therapy since two months presented with complaints of pain and redness followed by diminution of vision in the right eye since one month...
September 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248435/delphi-consensus-of-an-expert-committee-in-oncogeriatrics-regarding-comprehensive-geriatric-assessment-in-seniors-with-cancer-in-spain
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Maria-Jose Molina-Garrido, Carmen Guillén-Ponce, Remei Blanco, Juana Saldaña, Jaime Feliú, Maite Antonio, Rosa López-Mongil, Primitivo Ramos Cordero, Regina Gironés
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this work was to reach a national consensus in Spain regarding the Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA) domains in older oncological patients and the CGA scales to be used as a foundation for widespread use. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The Delphi method was implemented to attain consensus. Representatives of the panel were chosen from among the members of the Oncogeriatric Working Group of the Spanish Society of Medical Oncology (SEOM). Consensus was defined as ≥66...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Geriatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227511/predictive-formula-for-refraction-of-autologous-lenticule-implantation-for-hyperopia-correction
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Meng Li, Meiyan Li, Ling Sun, Katherine Ni, Xingtao Zhou
PURPOSE: To create a formula to predict refractive correction of autologous lenticule implantation for correction of hyperopia (with myopia in one eye and hyperopia in the contralateral eye). METHODS: In this prospective study, 10 consecutive patients (20 eyes) who had myopia in one eye and hyperopia in the contralateral eye were included. The preoperative spherical equivalent was -3.31 ± 1.73 diopters (D) for the myopic eyes and +4.46 ± 1.97 D for the hyperopic eyes...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227509/long-term-follow-up-of-lasek-with-mitomycin-c-performed-to-correct-myopia-in-thin-corneas
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Montserrat Garcia-Gonzalez, Pilar Drake Rodriguez-Casanova, Isabel Rodriguez-Perez, Alberto Rodero, Miguel A Teus
PURPOSE: To evaluate the long-term outcomes of laser-assisted subepithelial keratomileusis (LASEK) with intraoperative use of mitomycin C (MMC) performed on thin corneas for the correction of myopia. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study included 100 eyes with a preoperative central corneal thickness (CCT) thinner than 500 μm that underwent LASEK + MMC with at least 6 years of follow-up. Stability of visual acuity and refraction and the efficacy, safety, and predictability at the examinations 3 months and the last annual postoperative visit were analyzed...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223651/effects-of-the-rigid-gas-permeable-contact-lense-use-on-tear-and-ocular-surface-among-keratoconus-patients
#18
Cansu Yuksel Elgin, Guzin Iskeleli, Ovgu Aydin
PURPOSE: To investigate changes in tear and ocular surface of patients with keratoconus using rigid gas permeable contact lenses (RGPCL) and compare them against keratoconus patients who were not using lenses as well as a control group of healthy subjects. METHODS: 24 keratoconus patients using RGPCL (Group 1) 22 patients who were not using lenses (Group 3) and 21 healthy subjects (Group 3) were included in the study. Subjective complaints about the subjects' eyes have been investigated using the ocular-surface disease index (OSDI)...
December 6, 2017: Contact Lens & Anterior Eye: the Journal of the British Contact Lens Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220371/the-impact-of-different-anti-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-treatment-regimens-on-reducing-burden-for-caregivers-and-patients-with-wet-age-related-macular-degeneration-in-a-single-center-real-world-japanese-setting
#19
Tsukasa Hanemoto, Yusuke Hikichi, Norimasa Kikuchi, Tadahiko Kozawa
OBJECTIVE: To describe the burden associated with different anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) treatment strategies for wet age-related macular degeneration (wAMD) in a real-word setting in Japan. METHODS: Single-center, cross-sectional survey of caregivers of patients with wAMD performed in a hospital in Mito-City, a rural area in Japan. Caregiver burden was evaluated using the Burden Index of Caregivers (BIC-11), and depressive symptoms were assessed by the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression scale...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208347/usefulness-of-bandage-contact-lenses-in-the-immediate-postoperative-period-after-uneventful-myopic-lasik
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Mar Seguí-Crespo, Javier Parra Picó, Pedro Ruíz Fortes, Alberto Artola Reig, Francisco J Blanes-Mompó, Rafael J Pérez-Cambrodí
PURPOSE: To determine the usefulness of a silicone-hydrogel bandage contact lens (BCL) in the immediate postoperative period after uneventful myopic laser in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK). METHODS: The study design was randomized but not masked and data collection was prospective. This study comprised 51 consecutive myopic eyes intervened by means of the LASIK technique to compensate their refractive error. Patients were randomly assigned to two different groups. The experimental group included 24 eyes of 12 patients that were fitted with a BCL immediately after the flap replacement...
December 2, 2017: Contact Lens & Anterior Eye: the Journal of the British Contact Lens Association
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