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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913654/novel-small-molecule-jp-153-targets-the-src-fak-paxillin-signaling-complex-to-inhibit-vegf-induced-retinal-angiogenesis
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Jordan J Toutounchian, Jayaprakash Pagadala, Duane D Miller, Jerome Baudry, Frank Park, Edward Chaum, Charles R Yates
Targeting vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is a common treatment strategy for neovascular eye disease, a major cause of vision loss in diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration. However, the decline in clinical efficacy over time in many patients suggests that monotherapy of anti-VEGF protein therapeutics may benefit from adjunctive treatments. Our previous work has shown that through decreased activation of the cytoskeletal protein paxillin, growth factor-induced ischemic retinopathy in the murine oxygen-induced retinopathy model could be inhibited...
January 2017: Molecular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912129/incidence-of-complications-in-young-onset-diabetes-comparing-type-2-with-type-1-the-young-diab-study
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Anandakumar Amutha, Ranjit Mohan Anjana, Ulagamathesan Venkatesan, Harish Ranjani, Ranjit Unnikrishnan, K M Venkat Narayan, Viswanathan Mohan, Mohammed K Ali
BACKGROUND: There is little data on the incidence of diabetes complications in young onset type 1 diabetes (T1DM) and type 2 diabetes (T2DM) in non European populations. METHODS: From a tertiary diabetes centre, Chennai, India, we recruited 108 T1DM (defined by abrupt onset of symptoms or diabetic ketoacidosis, absent insulin reserve requiring insulin treatment) and 90 T2DM participants (defined by absence of ketosis, good beta-cell reserve, and good response to oral agents) who were diagnosed between the ages of 10 and 25years, and without any evidence of diabetes complications at diagnosis...
November 17, 2016: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911427/-modern-approach-to-early-diagnosis-and-pathogenetic-treatment-of-diabetic-retinopathy
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I V Vorob'eva
AIM: To improve the approach to pathogenetic treatment of diabetic retinopathy (DR) through early diagnosis and a new method for predicting disease progression. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study enrolled 330 type 2 diabetes patients with DR (660 eyes), of whom women constituted 64.6%, men - 35.4%. The mean patient age was 62.3±2.3 years. Three groups were formed: the controls - 30 healthy volunteers (60 eyes) and 30 type 2 diabetes patients without ocular involvement (DR 0, 60 eyes); group 1 - 30 type 2 diabetes patients with DR I but no diabetic macular edema (DR I without DME, 60 eyes) that were treated with calcium dobesilate; group 2 - 240 type 2 diabetes patients, who had diabetic retinopathy of different stages (DR I, II, or III with DME, 480 eyes) and received laser retinal photocoagulation (LRP)...
2016: Vestnik Oftalmologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902540/macular-perivenous-retinal-whitening-and-presumed-retino-ciliary-sparing-in-a-recurrent-central-retinal-vein-occlusion-associated-with-the-antiphospholipid-syndrome-and-cryoglobulinemia
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Dov B Sebrow, Jesse J Jung, Jason Horowitz, Jeffrey G Odel, K Bailey Freund
PURPOSE: Macular perivenous retinal whitening results from hypoperfusion-induced ischemia of the middle retina that can occur in central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO). We describe an unusual case of recurrent CRVO with macular perivenous retinal whitening and retino-ciliary venous sparing in the setting of 2 prothrombotic diseases, antiphospholipid syndrome and Type II cryoglobulinemia. METHODS: A 50-year-old man presented with intermittent loss of vision in his right eye related to a recurrent CRVO...
November 29, 2016: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898441/epidemiology-of-myopia
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Pei-Chang Wu, Hsiu-Mei Huang, Hun-Ju Yu, Po-Chiung Fang, Chueh-Tan Chen
Myopia is not a simple refractive error, but an eyesight-threatening disease. There is a high prevalence of myopia, 80% to 90%, in young adults in East Asia; myopia has become the leading cause of blindness in this area. As the myopic population increases globally, the severity of its impact is predicted. Approximately one fifth of the myopic population has high myopia (≥-6 diopters), which results in irreversible vision loss such as retinal detachment, choroidal neovascularization, cataracts, glaucoma, and macular atrophy...
November 2016: Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897192/pi3-kinase-inhibition-improves-vascular-malformations-in-mouse-models-of-hereditary-haemorrhagic-telangiectasia
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Roxana Ola, Alexandre Dubrac, Jinah Han, Feng Zhang, Jennifer S Fang, Bruno Larrivée, Monica Lee, Ana A Urarte, Jan R Kraehling, Gael Genet, Karen K Hirschi, William C Sessa, Francesc V Canals, Mariona Graupera, Minhong Yan, Lawrence H Young, Paul S Oh, Anne Eichmann
Activin receptor-like kinase 1 (ALK1) is an endothelial serine-threonine kinase receptor for bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) 9 and 10. Inactivating mutations in the ALK1 gene cause hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia type 2 (HHT2), a disabling disease characterized by excessive angiogenesis with arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). Here we show that inducible, endothelial-specific homozygous Alk1 inactivation and BMP9/10 ligand blockade both lead to AVM formation in postnatal retinal vessels and internal organs including the gastrointestinal (GI) tract in mice...
November 29, 2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897119/glaucoma-hot-topics-in-pharmacology
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Shiama I Balendra, Parth Arvind Shah, Mishank Jain, Andrzej Grzybowski, Francesca M Cordeiro
BACKGROUND: Glaucoma comprises a group of neurodegenerative diseases resulting in retinal ganglion cell death within the optic nerve head. It is projected to affect almost 80 million people worldwide by 2020. The condition's asymptomatic nature translates to over half of glaucoma sufferers being unaware of their condition. By the time of diagnosis, irreversible blindness is likely to have occurred. Prime areas of glaucoma research therefore include identification and optimization of risk factors for the disease, accurate and early diagnostic tools and novel therapeutic methods...
November 29, 2016: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894090/gremlin-promotes-retinal-pigmentation-epithelial-rpe-cell-proliferation-migration-and-vegf-production-via-activating-vegfr2-akt-mtorc2-signaling
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Yuan Liu, Zhijun Chen, Haixia Cheng, Juan Chen, Jing Qian
Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is characterized by late-phase pathologic retinal vasoproliferation. Gremlin is a novel vascular endothelial growth factors (VEGF) receptor 2 (VEGFR2) agonist and promotes angiogenic response. We demonstrated that gremlin expression was significantly increased in retinas of ROP model mice, which was correlated with VEGF upregulation. In retinal pigmentation epithelial (RPE) cells, gremlin activated VEGFR2-Akt-mTORC2 (mammalian target of rapamycin complex 2) signaling, and promoted cell proliferation, migration and VEGF production...
November 23, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893887/retinal-neurodegeneration-in-diabetic-patients-without-diabetic-retinopathy
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Joana Tavares Ferreira, Marta Alves, Arnaldo Dias-Santos, Lívio Costa, Bruno Oliveira Santos, João Paulo Cunha, Ana Luísa Papoila, Luís Abegão Pinto
Purpose: To compare the thickness of all retinal layers between a nondiabetic group and diabetic patients without diabetic retinopathy (DR). Methods: Cross-sectional study, in which all subjects underwent an ophthalmic examination including optical coherence tomography. After automatic retinal segmentation, each retinal layer thickness (eight separate layers and overall thickness) was calculated in all nine Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study (ETDRS) areas...
November 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892636/impaired-retinal-vasoreactivity-an-early-marker-of-stroke-risk-in-diabetes
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Kerstin Bettermann, Julia Slocomb, Vikram Shivkumar, David Quillen, Thomas W Gardner, Mary E Lott
Diabetes is a common cause of small vessel disease leading to stroke and vascular dementia. While the function and structure of large cerebral vessels can be easily studied, the brain's microvasculature remains difficult to assess. Previous studies have demonstrated that structural changes in the retinal vessel architecture predict stroke risk, but these changes occur at late disease stages. Our goal was to examine whether retinal vascular status can predict cerebral small vessel dysfunction during early stages of diabetes...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Neuroimaging: Official Journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890437/trends-of-anti-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-use-in-ophthalmology-among-privately-insured-and-medicare-advantage-patients
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Ravi Parikh, Joseph S Ross, Lindsey R Sangaralingham, Ron A Adelman, Nilay D Shah, Andrew J Barkmeier
PURPOSE: To characterize the first 10 years of intravitreal anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) medication use for ophthalmic disease, including bevacizumab, ranibizumab, and aflibercept. DESIGN: A retrospective cohort study using administrative claims data from January 1, 2006 to December 31, 2015. SUBJECTS: Total of 124 835 patients 18 years of age or over in the United States. METHODS: OptumLabs Data Warehouse, which includes administrative claims data for over 100 million commercially insured and Medicare Advantage individuals, was used to identify patients receiving intravitreal anti-VEGF injections based on Current Procedural Terminology codes...
November 24, 2016: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887743/quantification-of-diabetic-macular-ischemia-using-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-and-its-relationship-with-visual%C3%A2-acuity
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Wasim A Samara, Abtin Shahlaee, Murtaza K Adam, M Ali Khan, Allen Chiang, Joseph I Maguire, Jason Hsu, Allen C Ho
PURPOSE: To quantify foveal avascular zone (FAZ) area and macular vascular density objectively using optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) and to examine correlations with visual acuity in eyes with diabetic retinopathy (DR) in the absence of diabetic macular edema. DESIGN: Retrospective observational case series. PARTICIPANTS: Eighty-four eyes from 55 patients with DR and 34 control eyes from 27 age-matched healthy participants...
November 22, 2016: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874278/placental-growth-factor-and-its-potential-role-in-diabetic-retinopathy-and-other-ocular-neovascular-diseases
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REVIEW
Quan Dong Nguyen, Sandro De Falco, Francine Behar-Cohen, Wai-Ching Lam, Xuri Li, Nadine Reichhart, Federico Ricci, Jennifer Pluim, William W Li
The role of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), including in retinal vascular diseases, has been well studied, and pharmacological blockade of VEGF is the gold standard of treatment for neovascular age-related macular degeneration, retinal vein occlusion and diabetic macular oedema. Placental growth factor (PGF, previously known as PlGF), a homologue of VEGF, is a multifunctional peptide associated with angiogenesis-dependent pathologies in the eye and non-ocular conditions. Animal studies using genetic modification and pharmacological treatment have demonstrated a mechanistic role for PGF in pathological angiogenesis...
November 22, 2016: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864877/the-role-of-retinopathy-distribution-and-other-lesion-types-for-the-definition-of-examination-intervals-during-screening-for-diabetic-retinopathy
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Giovanni Ometto, Mogens Erlandsen, Andrew Hunter, Toke Bek
PURPOSE: It has previously been shown that the intervals between screening examinations for diabetic retinopathy can be optimized by including individual risk factors for the development of the disease in the risk assessment. However, in some cases, the risk model calculating the screening interval may recommend a different interval than an experienced clinician. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the influence of factors unrelated to diabetic retinopathy and the distribution of lesions for discrepancies between decisions made by the clinician and the risk model...
November 19, 2016: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863843/score2-report-2-study-design-and-baseline-characteristics
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Ingrid U Scott, Paul C VanVeldhuisen, Michael S Ip, Barbara A Blodi, Neal L Oden, Maria Figueroa, Pravin U Dugel
PURPOSE: To describe the design and baseline characteristics of participants in the Study of COmparative Treatments for REtinal Vein Occlusion 2 (SCORE2) and to compare with cohorts from other retinal vein occlusion trials. DESIGN: Phase III prospective, multicenter, randomized clinical trial designed to assess whether intravitreal bevacizumab is noninferior to intravitreal aflibercept for treatment of decreased vision attributable to macular edema associated with central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO) or hemiretinal vein occlusion (HRVO)...
November 15, 2016: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858854/prevalence-and-associated-factors-of-retinal-vein-occlusion-in-the-korean-national-health-and-nutritional-examination-survey-2008-2012-a-cross-sectional-observational-study
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Yong Un Shin, Heeyoon Cho, Jong Min Kim, Kunho Bae, Min Ho Kang, Jae Pil Shin, Eunwoo Nam, Se Woong Kang
Retinal vein occlusion (RVO) is the second most common retinal vascular diseases and there are only a few Asian population-based studies with small samples. Hypertension is one of a modifiable risk factor of RVO, but no recent studies have shown the relationship between RVO and hypertension control status. We aimed to investigate the prevalence of RVO and its associated factors in an adult Korean population.A nationwide population-based, cross-sectional study. We enrolled 37,982 participants from the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey who were 19 years or older and who had undergone ophthalmologic exams from 2008 through 2012...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856259/potential-suppression-of-the-high-glucose-and-insulin-induced-retinal-neovascularization-by-sirtuin-3-in-the-human-retinal-endothelial-cells
#17
Xin-Bang Mao, Zhi-Peng You, Chen Wu, Jun Huang
Retinal neovascularization generally play roles in the formation of various severe eye diseases, such as age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. The regulation of neovascularization-related pathways by Sirtuin 3 (Sirt3), a major mitochondrial NAD(+)-dependent deacetylase, give us a cue that Sirt3 may participate in the retinal neovascularization. However, the mechanism remains unclear. Here, we established a retinal neovascularization model by using human retinal endothelial cells (HRECs) under the induction of high glucose and insulin (HGI)...
November 14, 2016: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847629/human-retinal-microvascular-imaging-using-adaptive-optics-scanning-light-ophthalmoscopy
#18
REVIEW
Toco Y P Chui, Shelley Mo, Brian Krawitz, Nikhil R Menon, Nadim Choudhury, Alexander Gan, Moataz Razeen, Nishit Shah, Alexander Pinhas, Richard B Rosen
BACKGROUND: Retinal microvascular imaging is an especially promising application of high resolution imaging since there are increasing options for therapeutic intervention and need for better structural and functional biomarkers to characterize ocular and systemic vascular diseases. MAIN BODY: Adaptive optics scanning light ophthalmoscopy (AOSLO) is an emerging technology for improving in vivo imaging of the human retinal microvasculature, allowing unprecedented visualization of retinal microvascular structure, measurements of blood flow velocity, and microvascular network mapping...
2016: International Journal of Retina and Vitreous
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847627/visual-response-and-anatomical-changes-on-sequential-spectral-domain-optical-coherence-tomography-in-birdshot-chorioretinopathy-treated-with-local-corticosteroid-therapy
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Marisa Gobuty, Mehreen Adhi, Sarah P Read, Jay S Duker
BACKGROUND: Birdshot chorioretinopathy is a chronic bilateral inflammatory disease of unknown etiology characterized by bilateral retinal vasculitis, mild to moderate vitritis, retinal vascular leakage, cystoid macular edema (CME), and typical "birdshot" chorioretinal lesions. Typically, patients with birdshot chorioretinopathy are treated with systemic immunosuppressive and/or corticosteroid therapy in an effort to minimize loss of vision. Spectral-domain OCT (SD-OCT) has shown regional or generalized photoreceptor loss in addition to both retinal as well as choroidal thinning in these patients...
2016: International Journal of Retina and Vitreous
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847624/prevalence-of-outer-retinal-tubulation-in-eyes-with-choroidal-neovascularization
#20
Richard Geraldo Giachetti Filho, Leandro Cabral Zacharias, Thaís Vera Monteiro, Rony Carlos Preti, Sérgio Gianoti Pimentel
BACKGROUND: Outer retinal tubulations (ORTs) are branching tubular structures located in the outer nuclear layer of the retina. The goal of this study is to determine the prevalence of ORTs observed in eyes with choroidal neovascularization (CNV) undergoing treatment with anti-angiogenic intravitreous injection (IVI) with anti-VEGF (vascular endothelial growth factor) at the Ophthalmology Department of a tertiary hospital in São Paulo, Brazil. METHODS: This is a descriptive study based on medical charts and Spectral-domain Optical Coherence Tomography (Sd-OCT) scans of 142 patients (158 eyes) treated between 2012 and 2014 with IVI of anti-VEGF for CNV...
2016: International Journal of Retina and Vitreous
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