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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449025/-prospective-monocentric-uncontrolled-study-of-efficacy-tolerance-and-adherence-of-cyclosporin-0-1-for-severe-dry-eye-syndrome
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Y Boujnah, R Mouchel, H El-Chehab, C Dot, C Burillon, V Kocaba
PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy, tolerability and treatment adherence of Ikervis ® (Santen, SAS) (ciclosporine 0.1 %) for first line therapy or following treatment with Restasis ® (Allergan, Inc.) (ciclosporine 0.05 %) for severe dry eye syndrome. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A prospective, monocentric, uncontrolled study was conducted between January 2012 and March 2015 on 110 eyes of 55 patients with severe dry eye on first line therapy or previously treated with Restasis ® who required the introduction of Ikervis ® ...
February 12, 2018: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440137/basilar-artery-fenestration-an-unusual-possible-cause-of-ischaemic-stroke
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Xuan Wu, Aiyu Lin, Jiting Zhu, Bin Cai
Basilar artery fenestration is an uncommon congenital dysplasia and may be associated with ischaemic stroke. We present a case of a previously healthy 36-year-old man who presented with vertigo and vomiting. MRI showed posterior circulation territory infarction. High-resolution magnetic resonance angiography revealed a slit-like fenestration in the basilar artery. This patient had no traditional vascular risk factors or aetiology of cryptogenic stroke. The patient recovered from his neurological deficit after antiplatelet therapy and was given prophylactic aspirin therapy...
February 12, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29434271/adherence-and-quality-of-life-in-adults-and-children-during-3-years-of-slit-treatment-with-grazax-a-real-life-study
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Hampus Kiotseridis, Peter Arvidsson, Vibeke Backer, Vagn Braendholt, Alf Tunsäter
Respiratory allergic disease represents a global health problem, 30% of the population suffers from allergic rhinoconjunctivitis and 20% suffer from asthma. Allergy immunotherapy induce immunological tolerance and thereby modify the response to allergens and sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) offers the possibility of home administration of allergen therapy, but adherence is more uncertain. The aim of the study was to investigate the adherence with GRAZAX in adults and children ≥ 5 years during three consecutive years of treatment...
February 12, 2018: NPJ Primary Care Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29432967/lack-of-effect-of-grastek%C3%A2-on-birch-pollen-induced-allergic-rhinoconjunctivitis-in-the-environmental-exposure-unit
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Anne K Ellis, Mark W Tenn, Lisa M Steacy, Daniel E Adams, Andrew G Day, Terry J Walker, Hendrik Nolte
BACKGROUND: Grastek® is a standardized sublingual immunotherapy tablet(SLIT-T) approved for the treatment of grass pollen-induced allergic rhinitis(AR) and conjunctivitis. Many grass-allergic patients are also co-sensitized to birch pollen. Whether Grastek® can confer symptomatic benefits for birch pollen-induced AR symptoms is unknown. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the treatment effect of Grastek® for birch pollen-induced AR in participants sensitized to both grass and birch pollen using the Environmental Exposure Unit(EEU)...
February 9, 2018: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429293/-deep-anterior-lamellar-keratoplasty-combined-with-antiviral-therapy-in-the-treatment-of-severe-herpes-necrotizing-stromal-keratitis
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S X Li, J T Wang, Y Jiang, X Wang, W Y Shi
Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of modified deep lamellar keratoplasty (DLKP) combined with antiviral medications for severe herpes necrotizing stromal keratitis. Methods: Retrospective case series study. Modified DLKP was performed in combination with antiviral medications in fifty patients (50 eyes) with severe necrotizing stromal keratitis, which was unresponsive to systemic and topical antiviral treatment for 1 week, at Shandong Eye Hospital. Before surgery, the operated eyes were examined using slit-lamp microscopy...
February 11, 2018: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29419683/a-10-year-monitoring-of-the-eyesight-in-patients-after-kidney-transplantation
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Dorota Raczyńska, Mateusz Ślizień, Beata Bzoma, Alicja Dębska-Ślizień, Leopold Glasner, Krystyna Raczyńska
A pilot study of a 10-year analysis of the eyesight characteristics in patients after renal transplantation with a view to a later wider study of the same population.The study encompassed 50 eyes in 25 patients who underwent renal transplantation in the years 2007 and 2008. All patients underwent: visual acuity measurement, tonometry, slit lamp examination, and spectroscopic optical coherence tomography.Changes in the eyes observed during the 10-year observation period included mostly: cataract (48%), hypertensive angiopathy (28%), diabetic macular edema (16%), and glaucoma (16%)...
February 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319881/systemic-il-2-anti-il-2ab-complex-combined-with-sublingual-immunotherapy-suppresses-experimental-food-allergy-in-mice-through-induction-of-mucosal-regulatory-t-cells
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Paola L Smaldini, Fernando Trejo, José L Cohen, Eliane Piaggio, Guillermo H Docena
Therapeutic tolerance restoration has been proven to modify food allergy in patients and animal models and although sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) has showed promise, combined therapy may be necessary to achieve a strong and long-term tolerance. In this work, we combined SLIT with systemic administration of IL-2 associated with an anti-IL-2 monoclonal antibody (IL-2/anti-IL-2Ab complex or IL-2C) to reverse the IgE-mediated experimental allergy. Balb/c mice were sensitized with cholera toxin and milk proteins and orally challenged with allergen to elicit hypersensitivity reactions...
January 10, 2018: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305292/corneal-nerve-regeneration-after-herpes-simplex-keratitis-an-in-vivo-confocal-microscopy-study
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Hamid-Reza Moein, Ahmad Kheirkhah, Rodrigo T Muller, Andrea C Cruzat, Deborah Pavan-Langston, Pedram Hamrah
PURPOSE: To evaluate the long-term alterations in corneal nerves in patients with herpes simplex virus (HSV) keratitis using in vivo confocal microscopy (IVCM). DESIGN: Prospective longitudinal, cross sectional. METHODS: This study included 16 patients with history of HSV keratitis and 15 age-matched normal controls. Slit-scanning IVCM was performed in all subjects at baseline and then after a mean follow-up of 37.3 ± 1.7 months in the patient group...
January 2, 2018: Ocular Surface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280020/role-of-trabeculectomy-in-advanced-glaucoma-whether-we-stand-to-consider-it-a-bane-or-a-boon-today
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Harinder Singh Sethi, Mayuresh P Naik, Komal Saluja
PURPOSE: To elucidate the role of trabeculectomy in advanced glaucoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Only patients with primary open-angle glaucoma were selected. All patients who had cup-disc ratio of 0.9 or a near-total cupping were given a trial of aggressive maximum medical therapy for IOP control for at least 4 weeks. Target IOP was defined as ≤ 12 mm Hg. Patients who showed progression were included in the study. A total of 10 patients were selected. Trabeculectomy was performed using limbal-based conjunctival flap...
December 26, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279062/comparison-of-the-effect-of-5-grass-pollen-sublingual-immunotherapy-tablets-and-drops-in-children-with-rhinoconjunctivitis
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Joanna Jerzynska, Wlodzimierz Stelmach, Pawel Majak, Rafal Stelmach, Anna Janas, Iwona Stelmach
BACKGROUND: One of the most important aspects of sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) is the regimen of administration. AIM: To find any differences in symptom-medication scores between the two groups of SLIT tablets and drops, given pre-coseasonally (starting 8 weeks before the pollen season) in children with rhinoconjunctivitis allergy to grass pollen. The secondary outcome were the differences in lung function and induction of T-regulatory forkhead box P3 (FOXP3) positive cells...
January 1, 2018: Allergy and Asthma Proceedings:
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275333/adjuvite-a-double-blind-randomised-placebo-controlled-trial-of-adalimumab-in-early-onset-chronic-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-associated-anterior-uveitis
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Pierre Quartier, Amandine Baptiste, Véronique Despert, Emma Allain-Launay, Isabelle Koné-Paut, Alexandre Belot, Laurent Kodjikian, Dominique Monnet, Michel Weber, Caroline Elie, Bahram Bodaghi
OBJECTIVES: To assess the efficacy and safety of adalimumab on uveitis in patients with early onset, chronic, juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA)-associated or idiopathic anterior uveitis and an inadequate response to topical steroids and methotrexate (MTX). METHODS: Patients aged 4 years or more with ocular inflammation quantified by laser flare photometry (LFP) ≥30 photon units/ms were double-blindly randomised (1:1) to 2 groups, one treated with placebo and one with adalimumab subcutaneously at a dose of 24 mg/m2 in patients aged <13 years, 40 mg in the others, every other week...
December 23, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275049/the-multiple-slit-technique-must-for-penile-length-and-girth-restoration
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Paulo H Egydio, Franklin E Kuehhas
BACKGROUND: Patients with severe erectile dysfunction (ED) and penile size issues, especially seen in Peyronie's disease (PD), are candidates for more invasive penile prosthesis insertion techniques that aim for penile length and girth reconstruction. AIM: To present the feasibility and safety of penile length and girth restoration based on the so-called multiple-slit technique (MUST) for patients with severe ED and significant penile shortening with or without PD...
December 20, 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258454/atypical-acute-retinal-necrosis-accompanied-by-terson-s-syndrome-a-case-report
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Jong Young Lee, Dong Yoon Kim, Hye Jin Lee, Jin Ho Jeong, Sung Pyo Park, Jin Young Kim
BACKGROUND: Acute retinal necrosis (ARN) has characterized by panuveitis, vitritis, severe vaso-occlusive vasculitis, and diffuse necrotizing retinitis. There are no case reports on atypical ARN combined with Terson's syndrome. Herein, we report a case of ARN with atypical clinical features combined with Terson's syndrome that we successfully treated by intravitreal ganciclovir injection. CASE PRESENTATION: A 64-year-old man visited our eye clinic with a complaint of decreased visual acuity in his right eye...
December 19, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225985/late-onset-descemet-membrane-detachment-after-radial-keratotomy-resolved-with-medical-therapy
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P Rosetta, E F Legrottaglie, R Vinciguerra, P Vinciguerra
Purpose: To report a case of a Descemet membrane's (DM) detachment after radial keratotomy (RK). Methods: A patient (male) underwent RK (16 cuts) 20 years before referring to the Eye Center of Humanitas (Milan) for a progressive visual loss. The slit-lamp examination showed severe corneal stromal edema and a large DM detachment in the lower half of the cornea. Anterior segment optical coherence tomography (AS-OCT) and endothelial cells count confirmed DM detachment and endothelial cells damage...
2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205393/eaaci-guidelines-on-allergen-immunotherapy-ige-mediated-food-allergy
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G B Pajno, M Fernandez-Rivas, S Arasi, G Roberts, C A Akdis, M Alvaro-Lozano, K Beyer, C Bindslev-Jensen, W Burks, M Ebisawa, P Eigenmann, E Knol, K C Nadeau, L K Poulsen, R van Ree, A F Santos, G du Toit, S Dhami, U Nurmatov, Y Boloh, M Makela, L O'Mahony, N Papadopoulos, C Sackesen, I Agache, E Angier, S Halken, M Jutel, S Lau, O Pfaar, D Ryan, G Sturm, E-M Varga, R G van Wijk, A Sheikh, A Muraro
Food allergy can result in considerable morbidity, impairment of quality of life, and healthcare expenditure. There is therefore interest in novel strategies for its treatment, particularly food allergen immunotherapy (FA-AIT) through the oral (OIT), sublingual (SLIT), or epicutaneous (EPIT) routes. This Guideline, prepared by the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) Task Force on Allergen Immunotherapy for IgE-mediated Food Allergy, aims to provide evidence-based recommendations for active treatment of IgE-mediated food allergy with FA-AIT...
September 27, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29195497/bilateral-uveitis-and-macular-edema-induced-by-nivolumab-a-case-report
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Claire Theillac, Morgane Straub, Anne-Laure Breton, Luc Thomas, Stéphane Dalle
BACKGROUND: Nivolumab is a fully human antibody which is routinely used at first therapy for metastatic melanoma. Usually, side effects are immune-related adverse events. We report a case of a man who developed bilateral anterior uveitis and macular serous retinal detachment during nivolumab treatment for metastatic melanoma. CASE PRESENTATION: A man on nivolumab treatment for a leg melanoma with duodenal and lymph nodes metastases developed a sudden bilateral visual acuity impairment and bilateral non-painfull redness eyes several days after the third infusion...
December 1, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193858/exophiala-phaeomuriformis-keratitis-in-a-subarctic-climate-region-a-case-report
#17
André Vicente, Fátima Pedrosa Domellöf, Berit Byström
PURPOSE: To report a case of Exophiala phaeomuriformis mycotic keratitis in a patient from a subarctic climate region. Dematiaceous fungi (black yeasts) have been gaining importance as corneal keratitis and ulcer causative agents in certain regions, but no cases have been described in Scandinavia. METHODS: Case report of a patient with a persistent corneal erosion that eventually presented a brown-pigmented infiltrate. The patient had a history of several months of topical therapy comprising medication for glaucoma, corticosteroids and antibiotics...
November 29, 2017: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190247/efficacy-of-double-dose-photodynamic-therapy-for-circumscribed-choroidal-hemangioma
#18
Ji Hwan Lee, Christopher Seungkyu Lee, Sung Chul Lee
PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy of photodynamic therapy using a double dose of verteporfin for patients with circumscribed choroidal hemangioma. METHODS: This retrospective comparative case series evaluated data from 10 patients who were treated using double dose photodynamic therapy (12 mg/m) and seven patients who were treated using the standard dose (6 mg/m). A laser was applied with a radiant exposure of 50 J/cm. The ophthalmologic examinations were performed at baseline and 1 year after the treatment and included best-corrected visual acuity, slit-lamp biomicroscopy, fundus examination, spectral domain optical coherence tomography, and B-scan ultrasonography...
November 22, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162426/current-status-and-unanswered-questions-for-food-allergy-treatments
#19
Rima Rachid, Corinne A Keet
Although there is no FDA approved therapy for food allergy, over the past decades, several routes of immunotherapy have been investigated for food allergy. Thus far, these therapies have shown variable levels of efficacy at desensitizing to foods, with oral immunotherapy (OIT) far more successful than sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) or epicutaneous immunotherapy (EPIT). However, desensitization tends to be temporary, and safety remains a major concern with OIT. Moreover, although it seems logical that desensitization will result in fewer reactions, it is not clear whether OIT or other immunotherapies are associated with an overall lower or higher risk of reactions over the long term...
November 18, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156467/-diagnosis-and-therapy-of-iris-lesions
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Joel M Mor, Konrad R Koch, Ludwig M Heindl
The most common iris lesions are iris nevi, iris melanomas and iris pigment epithelium cysts. However, there is an abundance of rare differential diagnoses that have to be considered, including other melanocytic and non-melanocytic lesions. Diagnostic tools include the slit lamp examination, gonioscopy, tonometry, transillumination, ultrasound biomicroscopy (UBM), optical coherence tomography, fluorescein angiography and standardized photography-assisted documentation. The timely identification of malignant lesions (i...
November 20, 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
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