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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616744/demonstration-that-a-klebsiella-pneumoniae-subsp-pneumoniae-isolated-from-an-insect-nezara-viridula-harbors-a-plasmid-borne-type-iv-secretion-system
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Enrique Gino Medrano, Alois A Bell
Previously, we reported the isolation of Klebsiella pneumoniae subspecies pneumoniae strain Kp 5-1 from a southern green stink bug (Nezara viridula) that is a significant pest of numerous economically important crops. We subsequently sequenced the strains whole genome. Here, we report the presence of a functional plasmid-borne type IV secretion (TFSS) system that was identified using genomic mining of the annotated genome. Comparison of the Kp 5-1 resident 186 kb plasmid (pKp 5-1) with nine other Klebsiella with plasmids of comparable size from clinical and environmental strains revealed putative TFSS with identities ranging from 70 to 99%...
June 15, 2017: Current Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607331/a-retrospective-study-of-percutaneous-balloon-kyphoplasty-for-the-treatment-of-symptomatic-schmorl-s-nodes-5-year-results
#2
Sun Zhi-Yong, Zhao Huan, Ling Feng, Lv Nan-Ning, Zhu Xiao-Yu, Pi Bin, Lin Jun, Qian Zhong-Lai, Zhang Zhi-Ming, Yang Hui-Lin
BACKGROUND Despite literature supporting the efficiency of percutaneous balloon kyphoplasty (PKP) in treating osteoporotic and malignant vertebral compression fractures, few reports exist that document its use for treatment of symptomatic Schmorl's nodes (SNs) refractory to conservative treatment. Patients with symptomatic SNs could have pain in the vertebrae similar to an acute vertebral compression fracture. MRI is very helpful in diagnosing symptomatic SNs when x-ray and CT scan are unremarkable. In painful cases, the vertebrae bone marrow around the SNs is hyperintense on T2-weighted subsequence...
June 13, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566777/surgical-treatment-of-secondary-fractures-after-percutaneous-vertebroplasty-a-retrospective-study
#3
Jiang-Jun Zhu, Dong-Sheng Zhang, Su-Liang Lou, Yong-Hong Yang
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous vertebroplasty (PVP) and percutaneous kyphoplasty (PKP) are effective procedures for the treatment of vertebral compression fractures (VCFs). However, recent studies have reported that secondary VCFs develop in patients after PVP or PKP treatment. This study aimed to investigate the clinical characteristics and management of secondary fractures after PVP or PKP. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 599 cases who had vertebral compression fracture and underwent PVP or PKP between September 2008 and June 2014 were enrolled, including 121 males and 478 females...
May 2017: Indian Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534231/comparison-of-outcomes-and-complications-of-deep-anterior-lamellar-keratoplasty-and-penetrating-keratoplasty-performed-in-a-large-group-of-patients-with-keratoconus
#4
Ashbala Khattak, Fouad R Nakhli, Khaled M Al-Arfaj, Abdullah A Cheema
PURPOSE: To compare visual acuity, refraction, topography, and complications of deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK) and penetrating keratoplasty (PKP) performed in patients with keratoconus (KCN). METHODS: In this retrospective interventional non-randomized clinical study, patients with moderate to severe KCN that underwent either PKP or DALK for optical corrections were enrolled. The final outcome analysis was performed after complete suture removal for both groups of patients...
May 22, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505034/pediatric-corneal-transplants
#5
Danielle Trief, Maria C Marquezan, Christopher J Rapuano, Christina R Prescott
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Pediatric keratoplasty poses unique challenges in clinical and surgical management. However, successful transplantation can afford a child vision in an otherwise poorly seeing eye. This review will provide an update on recent advances in pediatric keratoplasty. RECENT FINDINGS: Although children who receive corneal transplants remain at increased risk of rejection, infection, and graft dehiscence compared with adult corneal transplant recipients, new surgical techniques, and advances in clinical management have led to better outcomes...
May 12, 2017: Current Opinion in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503733/long-term-safety-from-transmission-of-porcine-endogenous-retrovirus-after-pig-to-non-human-primate-corneal-transplantation
#6
Hyuk Jin Choi, Jiyeon Kim, Jae Young Kim, Hyun Ju Lee, Won Ryang Wee, Mee Kum Kim, Eung Soo Hwang
BACKGROUND: The risk of xenozoonosis mainly by porcine endogenous retrovirus (PERV) has been considered as one of the main hurdles in xenotransplantation and therefore should be elucidated prior to the clinical use of porcine corneal grafts. Accordingly, an investigation was performed to analyze the infectivity of PERVs from porcine keratocytes to human cells, and the long-term risk of transmission of PERVs was determined using pig-to-non-human primate (NHP) corneal transplantation models...
May 14, 2017: Xenotransplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458708/femtosecond-laser-arcuate-keratotomy-for-the-correction-of-postkeratoplasty-high-astigmatism-in-keratoconus
#7
Mohammad Naser Hashemian, Habib Ojaghi, Mehrdad Mohammadpour, Mahmoud Jabbarvand, Firouzeh Rahimi, Mohammad-Ali Abtahi, Mehdi Mazloumi, Seyed-Hossein Abtahi
BACKGROUND: Astigmatism is the leading complication in visual recovery after penetrating keratoplasty (PKP) and deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK); in this study, we evaluated the outcome of femtosecond laser arcuate keratotomy (FLAK) after DALK and PKP in Iranian keratoconic patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this prospective interventional case series, refractive and keratometric predictability, efficacy, and complications of FLAK for postkeratoplasty astigmatism in keratoconus were evaluated; 23 eyes of 23 consecutive patients (mean age of 32...
2017: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457614/corneal-collagen-cross-linking-in-the-management-of-keratoconus-in-canada-a-cost-effectiveness-analysis
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Victoria C Leung, Petros Pechlivanoglou, Hall F Chew, Wendy Hatch
PURPOSE: To use patient-level microsimulation models to evaluate the comparative cost-effectiveness of early corneal cross-linking (CXL) and conventional management with penetrating keratoplasty (PKP) when indicated in managing keratoconus in Canada. DESIGN: Cost-utility analysis using individual-based, state-transition microsimulation models. PARTICIPANTS: Simulated cohorts of 100 000 individuals with keratoconus who entered each treatment arm at 25 years of age...
April 27, 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412805/-the-observation-of-tacrolimus-eye-drops-preventing-the-early-immunological-rejection-after-penetrating-keratoplasty-for-fungal-keratitis
#9
D M Xiang, Y X Wang, Y N Jia, S X Li, H L Zhai, W Y Shi, H Gao
Objective: To observe the early immunological rejection prevention effect of tacrolimus eye drops combined with glucocorticoids on fungal keratitis patients who received penetrating keratoplasty (PKP). Methods: In a retrospective case series study, medical records of fungal keratitis patients who received PKP in Shandong Eye Institute from March 2013 to December 2015 were reviewed. Twenty-six patients (26 eyes) were given tacrolimus eye drops, and 24 patients (24 eyes) were given 1% cyclosporine A eye drops immediately after PKP...
April 11, 2017: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410708/twenty-nine-gauge-dual-chandelier-retroillumination-for-the-non-open-sky-continuous-curvilinear-capsulorhexis-in-the-penetrating-keratoplasty-triple-procedure
#10
Shunji Yokokura, Takehiro Hariya, Wataru Kobayashi, Yasuhiko Meguro, Kohji Nishida, Toru Nakazawa
We describe a technique for the penetrating keratoplasty (PKP) triple procedure that uses 29-gauge dual-chandelier illumination during creation of a non-open-sky continuous curvilinear capsulorhexis (CCC). The chandeliers are inserted through the pars plana into the vitreous cavity through the bulbar conjunctiva at the 3 o'clock and 9 o'clock positions. We compared this approach with that of a core vitrectomy, in which a single 25-gauge port is inserted into the vitreous cavity transconjunctivally through the upper temporal pars plana...
March 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405478/comparison-of-outcomes-in-patients-who-underwent-deep-anterior-lamellar-keratoplasty-and-those-converted-to-penetrating-keratoplasty
#11
Yusuf Koçluk, Emine Alyamaç Sukgen, Ayşe Burcu
OBJECTIVES: To compare clinical outcomes of cases who underwent deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK) and cases who were converted to penetrating keratoplasty (PKP) from DALK surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The records of 54 patients for whom DALK surgery was planned and were operated for different diagnoses between March 2013 and June 2015 were retrospectively analyzed. Patients were divided into two groups: group 1 (PKP group) consisted of 23 cases who were converted to PKP due to Descemet's membrane perforation at any stage of surgery; group 2 (DALK group) consisted of 31 patients whose surgery could be completed as DALK...
April 2017: Turkish Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393027/weighing-of-risk-factors-for-penetrating-keratoplasty-graft-failure-application-of-risk-score-system
#12
Abdo Karim Tourkmani, Valeria Sánchez-Huerta, Guillermo De Wit, Jaime D Martínez, David Mingo, Ignacio Mahillo-Fernández, Ignacio Jiménez-Alfaro
AIM: To analyze the relationship between the score obtained in the Risk Score System (RSS) proposed by Hicks et al with penetrating keratoplasty (PKP) graft failure at 1y postoperatively and among each factor in the RSS with the risk of PKP graft failure using univariate and multivariate analysis. METHODS: The retrospective cohort study had 152 PKPs from 152 patients. Eighteen cases were excluded from our study due to primary failure (10 cases), incomplete medical notes (5 cases) and follow-up less than 1y (3 cases)...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386056/percutaneous-balloon-kyphoplasty-in-treatment-of-painful-osteoporotic-occult-vertebral-fracture-a-retrospective-study-of-89-cases
#13
Zhi-Yong Sun, Xue-Feng Li, Huan Zhao, Jun Lin, Zhong-Lai Qian, Zhi-Ming Zhang, Hui-Lin Yang
BACKGROUND The definition of a vertebral fracture is usually based on the presence of a deformation of the vertebral body and this can be misleading in the presence of a fracture without radiologic collapse with the definition of occult osteoporotic vertebral fractures (OOVFs). STIR sequence of MRI images showing hyperintensity signal was the most confirmative screening examination used to determine the presence of painful OOVFs. To date, clinical management of OOVFs has been rarely discussed. MATERIAL AND METHODS Between 2011 and 2013, 89 patients suffering from painful OOVFs underwent 142 percutaneous balloon kyphoplasty (PKP) procedures...
April 7, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368993/penetrating-keratoplasty-at-a-tertiary-referral-center-in-ethiopia-indications-and-outcomes
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Menen Ayalew, Yonas Tilahun, Doug Holsclaw, Maanasa Indaram, Nicole E Stoller, Jeremy D Keenan, Jennifer Rose-Nussbaumer
PURPOSE: To describe the indications, visual acuity outcomes, and graft survival after penetrating keratoplasty (PKP) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. METHODS: The medical records of patients who underwent PKP at Menelik II Hospital between September 2000 and September 2013 were retrospectively reviewed. The prespecified outcomes were graft survival, visual acuity, and complication rates. RESULTS: A total of 321 patients underwent PKP during the study period and were included in the analysis...
June 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323711/effect-of-bone-cement-volume-fraction-on-adjacent-vertebral-fractures-after-unilateral-percutaneous-kyphoplasty
#15
Dasheng Lin, Jianming Hao, Lin Li, Lei Wang, Huantang Zhang, Weitao Zou, Kejian Lian
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective study. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Complications of the bone cement used in vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty procedures have received increasingly more attention, especially for bone cement volume. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to retrospectively assess the relationship between bone cement volume fraction and adjacent vertebral fracture (AVF) after unilateral percutaneous kyphoplasty (PKP). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between 2006 and 2011, 495 patients with single-level osteoporotic vertebral compression fracture (OVCF) were surgically treated by unilateral PKP and had completed 12-month follow-up in our hospital...
April 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297036/wide-field-landers-keratoprothesis-in-various-combined-corneal-and-vitreoretinal-problems-twelve-month-results
#16
Ziya Kapran, Abdullah Ozkaya, Gurkan Erdogan, Yalcin Karakucuk, Tugba Aydogan Gezginaslan, Irfan Perente, Muhittin Taskapili
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: To investigate the outcomes of combined pars plana vitrectomy (PPV), transient keratoprosthesis (TKP), and penetrating keratoplasty (PKP) in patients with coexisting corneal and vitreoretinal diseases. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients who underwent PPV, TKP, and PKP were included. The main outcome measures were change in visual acuity (VA), clarity of the graft, and retinal attachment. RESULTS: Twenty eyes were included...
March 1, 2017: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252215/comparison-of-the-efficacy-between-two-micro-operative-therapies-of-old-patients-with-osteoporotic-vertebral-compression-fracture-a-network-meta-analysis
#17
Yilong Zhang, Litao Shi, Peifu Tang, Lihai Zhang
BACKGROUND: Osteoporotic vertebral compression fracture (OVCF) afflicts most aged people, Except for conservative therapy (CT), percutaneous vertebroplasty (PVP) and percutaneous kyphoplasty (PKP) are another two the common choices, but current evaluation of their efficacy is not performed. METHODS: All the trial data were originated from electronic database including PubMed, Embase and Cochrane Library. Four indicators with mean difference (MD) or odd ratio (OR) with their 95% credible interval (95% CrI) were analyzed to evaluate the efficacy, including the value of visual analogue scale (VAS), Oswestry disability index (ODI), relieving kyphotic angle (KA) and rate of fracture...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251080/clinical-results-of-non-descemet-stripping-endothelial-keratoplasty
#18
Tao Zhang, Shao-Wei Li, Tie-Hong Chen, Jing-Liang He, Yan-Wei Kang, Fang-Qi Lyu, Jian-Hua Ning, Chang Liu
AIM: To investigate the impact of non-Descemet stripping endothelial keratoplasty (non-DSEK) on graft rejection rate, and its overall procedural effectiveness in patients. METHODS: Non-DSEK was performed on 65 eyes of 64 patients, and the procedural outcomes, including rejection episodes, failure and dislocation of the grafts, best corrected visual acuity (BCVA), endothelial cell density (ECD), and other complications, were analyzed retrospectively. RESULTS: Of the 65 eyes, 63 recovered from bullous keratopathy with a clear cornea...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207616/percutaneous-kyphoplasty-in-the-treatment-of-osteoblastic-related-spinal-metastases
#19
Hong-Tao Zhang, Guang-Dong Chen, Hui-Lin Yang, Zong-Ping Luo
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective study. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the feasibility, efficacy, and safety of percutaneous kyphoplasty (PKP) for the treatment of painful osteoblastic-related spinal metastases unresponsive to conservative treatments. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: PKP represents a powerful tool in the management of oncology patients who suffer from painful osteolytic spinal lesions. However, to our knowledge, there have been no reports on the role of PKP in the treatment of osteoblastic metastatic spinal lesions...
March 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192270/risk-factors-for-cement-leakage-after-vertebroplasty-or-kyphoplasty-a-meta-analysis-of-published-evidence
#20
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Yi Zhan, Jianzhong Jiang, Haifen Liao, Haitao Tan, Keqin Yang
BACKGROUND: Cement leakage is the most common complication of vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty. So far, the reported risk factors remain conflicting because of limited data and lack of uniform measurement and evaluation. Here, we performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of potential risk factors for cement leakage after vertebroplasty or kyphoplasty. METHODS: Relevant literature was retrieved using PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Controlled Trial Register, and MEDLINE with no language restriction, supplemented by a hand search of the reference lists of selected articles...
May 2017: World Neurosurgery
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