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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911447/the-enlarged-extraocular-muscle-to-relax-reflect-or-refer
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F Shafi, P Mathewson, P Mehta, H S Ahluwalia
PurposeExtraocular muscle enlargement (EOME) is most commonly associated with thyroid eye disease, but there are other causes. We report our outcomes of investigating and managing non-thyroid-related EOME (NTR-EOME).MethodsRetrospective consecutive case series. Sixteen patients identified by clinical features and orbital imaging. Patient demographics, radiological features, and adjuvant tests including biopsy and final diagnosis were recorded.ResultsMean age at presentation 59.3 years (range 24-89 years). Mean follow-up 3...
December 2, 2016: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911423/-core-principles-of-treatment-of-corneal-damage-in-patients-with-thyroid-eye-disease
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Ya O Grusha, D S Ismailova, L V Sherstneva
AIM: To develop a therapeutic approach and to estimate the efficiency of complex treatment of corneal damage in patients with thyroid eye disease (TED). MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study enrolled 44 patients (52 eyes) divided into 2 groups depending on the severity of corneal damage. Treatment of those with severe involvement included pathogenetic measures (pulse steroid therapy and/or radiation therapy) and surgery (orbital decompression, eyelid and corneal surgery)...
2016: Vestnik Oftalmologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905348/the-imploding-antrum-an-unusual-case-of-nontraumatic-painless-enophthalmos
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Debraj Sen, Vijinder Arora, Saurabh Adlakha, Harleen Miglani
The imploding antrum or silent sinus syndrome is a rare phenomenon that presents with spontaneous painless enophthalmos and hypoglobus. It occurs due to ipsilateral maxillary antral atelectasis secondary to asymptomatic obstructive chronic sinus mucosal disease. Ophthalmologists, otorhinolaryngologists, and radiologists must be aware of this entity. This article illustrates the typical presentation in a 17-year-old male with unilateral ptosis and a deep superior sulcus, and characteristic imaging findings of ipsilateral increased orbital volume and depression of the orbital floor, maxillary sinus opacification and atelectasis with retraction of the posterolateral and medial walls, lateralization of the uncinate process, and obstruction of the ostiomeatal unit...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895458/clinical-and-imaging-evaluation-of-the-response-to-intravenous-steroids-in-patients-with-graves-orbitopathy-and-analysis-on-who-requires-additional-therapy
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Theodora Tsirouki, Alexandra Bargiota, Stelios Tigas, Agathi Vasileiou, Eftichia Kapsalaki, Zoe Giotaki, Ioannis Asproudis, Agathokles Tsatsoulis, Georgios Koukoulis, Evangelia E Tsironi
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of an individualized steroid regimen in patients with moderate-to-severe Graves' orbitopathy (GO) by monitoring clinical and imaging parameters. METHODS: In total, 47 patients with active, moderate-to-severe GO were enrolled in this study. All the patients received the proposed treatment regimen by European Group on GO of 4.5 g of intravenous (IV) methylprednisolone for 12 weeks. At the end of the IV treatment, patients with persistent active GO (Group 1) who were assessed by clinical examination and orbital imaging with short tau inversion recovery-sequence magnetic resonance imaging (STIR MRI) received additional treatment with oral prednisolone, and those with inactive GO (Group 2) received no further treatment...
2016: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892990/zika-virus-what-the-otolaryngologist-should-know-a-review
#5
Demetri Arnaoutakis, Tapan Padhya
Importance: Initially discovered in 1947, Zika virus infection received little notoriety as a tropical disease until 2015 when an outbreak of microcephaly cases was reported in Brazil. Zika is a single-stranded RNA arbovirus of the Flaviviridae family. The primary source of infection in humans stems from Aedes aegypti mosquito bites but can also occur through sexual, blood, and perinatal transmission. With expectations that 3 to 4 million people across the Americas will be infected over the next year, the World Health Organization has declared this event a Public Health Emergency of International Concern...
November 17, 2016: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891440/radiation-therapy-in-paediatric-orbital-granulocytic-sarcomas-experience-from-a-tertiary-cancer-center
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Sushmita Pathy, Bhanu Prasad Venkatesulu, Supriya Mallick, Subhash Chander
INTRODUCTION: Orbital Granulocytic Sarcoma (OGS) is an uncommon manifestation associated with haematological malignancies. Chemotherapy remains the cornerstone of the treatment. The role of radiation is not well-defined. AIM: To evaluate the effect of radiation in OGS and to define an optimal dose for achieving adequate local control. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective analysis of 11 patients who received radiation therapy to orbit for Granulocytic Sarcoma (GS) between 2007 and 2014 at a tertiary cancer center in India...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891273/orbital-infarction-due-to-sickle-cell-disease-without-orbital-pain
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Cameron L McBride, Kim-Binh T Mai, Kartik S Kumar
Sickle cell disease is a hemoglobinopathy that results in paroxysmal arteriolar occlusion and tissue infarction that can manifest in a plurality of tissues. Rarely, these infarcted crises manifest in the bony orbit. Orbital infarction usually presents with acute onset of periorbital tenderness, swelling, erythema, and pain. Soft tissue swelling can result in proptosis and attenuation of extraocular movements. Expedient diagnosis of sickle cell orbital infarction is crucial because this is a potentially sight-threatening entity...
2016: Case Reports in Ophthalmological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886890/orbital-disease-in-neuro-ophthalmology
#8
REVIEW
Jessica R Chang, Anna M Gruener, Timothy J McCulley
Many abnormalities of the orbit present with neuro-ophthalmic findings, such as impaired ocular motility or alignment, and sensory changes, including optic neuropathy. Comprehensive coverage of all orbital diseases is beyond the scope of this article. This review focuses on diagnosis and management of the most common and the most vision- or life-threatening orbital conditions as well as more recently discovered entities and points of active controversy. These conditions include orbital trauma, vascular disease, inflammatory and infectious diseases, and neoplasms...
February 2017: Neurologic Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882402/-diseases-of-connective-tissue-in-igg4-associated-autoimmune-diseases
#9
G A Krombach
The IgG4-associated diseases of connective tissue are caused by allergen-mediated autoimmune processes. The retroperitoneum, mesentery and mediastinum as well as other less common localizations, such as the neck, orbit and periarticular connective tissue can be affected. Inflammatory fibrosis is initially dominated by a lymphocytic and plasma cell-rich infiltrate and later by cell-poor storiform fibrosis. Stenosis and occlusion of vessels, ureters and intestines can cause severe complications. Computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can be implemented in the diagnostic algorithm to narrow the differential diagnosis, delineate the distribution of fibrosis and reveal complications...
November 23, 2016: Der Radiologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27877085/the-evolving-functions-of-autophagy-in-ocular-health-a-double-edged-sword
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REVIEW
Peiwei Chai, Hongyan Ni, He Zhang, Xianqun Fan
Autophagy plays an adaptive role in cell survival, development, differentiation and intracellular homeostasis. Autophagy is recognized as a 'self-cannibalizing' process that is active during stresses such as starvation, chemotherapy, infection, ageing, and oxygen shortage to protect organisms from various irritants and to regenerate materials and energy. However, autophagy can also lead to a form of programmed cell death distinct from apoptosis. Components of the autophagic pathway are constitutively expressed at a high level in the eye, including in the cornea, lens, retina, and orbit...
2016: International Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863968/periocular-periorbital-and-orbital-pathology-in-liver-disease
#11
REVIEW
William J Carroll, Travis Peck, Thomas L Jenkins, Zeynel A Karcioglu
Though the connection is not often apparent, hepatic pathology may be associated with ophthalmic disease . We review the literature concerning the periocular, periorbital, and orbital manifestations of various hepatic disorders. This includes periocular/periorbital jaundice, the impact of hepatitis B and C, eyelid changes in cirrhosis, orbital mass lesions in hepatocellular carcinoma, and cutaneous vascular malformations as they are related to liver disease. The motility disorders associated with Wilson's disease, the ophthalmic manifestations of Alagille syndrome, and the effects of liver transplantation are also discussed...
November 15, 2016: Survey of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861475/-rhino-orbital-mucormycosis-cohort-study-of-its-treatment-according-disease-extent-and-reversion-of-its-pathophysiology
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Héctor Manuel Prado-Calleros, Germán Fajardo-Dolci, Olga Plowes-Hernández, Carlos Jiménez-Gutiérrez
Mucormycosis is a lethal opportunistic fungal infection, described mostly in immunocompromised patients. A comparative cohort study was conducted to compare the evolution of the study group patients with rhino-orbital mucormycosis, in which a therapeutic protocol was instituted, in which the pterygomaxillary fossa is systematically surgically approached and orbital exenteration is performed or not based on the spreading of the infection to the orbital apex or the orbital fissure, with a historical group where these criteria were not applied...
November 2016: Gaceta Médica de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857521/global-chemical-reactivity-parameters-for-several-chiral-beta-blockers-from-the-density-functional-theory-viewpoint
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Mona Maria Talmaciu, Ede Bodoki, Radu Oprean
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Beta-adrenergic antagonists have been established as first line treatment in the medical management of hypertension, acute coronary syndrome and other cardiovascular diseases, as well as for the prevention of initial episodes of gastrointestinal bleeding in patients with cirrhosis and esophageal varices, glaucoma, and have recently become the main form of treatment of infantile hemangiomas. The aim of the present study is to calculate for 14 beta-blockers several quantum chemical descriptors in order to interpret various molecular properties such as electronic structure, conformation, reactivity, in the interest of determining how such descriptors could have an impact on our understanding of the experimental observations and describing various aspects of chemical binding of beta-blockers in terms of these descriptors...
2016: Clujul Medical (1957)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853024/extraskeletal-osteosarcoma-of-the-orbit-a-clinicopathologic-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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V M D S de Maeyer, P A F A Kestelyn, Akash D Shah, C M Van Den Broecke, H G N Denys, C E Decock
Primary extraskeletal osteosarcoma (EOS) is an extremely rare malignancy. In this report, the clinical course of a 32-year-old man presenting with proptoses is described. Medical history included Hirschsprung disease (HD), horseshoe kidney, azoospermia, and vertebral anomalies. Imaging of the orbit showed an oval, well-defined heterogeneous mass adjacent to the lateral wall of the orbit. The patient underwent a lateral orbitotomy and complete excision of the mass. The mass was not attached to the bone. Histopathologic and immunohistochemical examination confirmed the diagnosis of an EOS...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846020/an-update-on-endoscopic-orbital-decompression
#15
Daniel Wehrmann, Jastin L Antisdel
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Endoscopic orbital decompression is an ever-evolving surgical procedure with modifications as well as new indications for the procedure. The purpose of this review is to update the reader on optimizing patient selection, surgical timing, highlight the latest modifications to surgical technique and to evaluate surgical outcomes that can be achieved. RECENT FINDINGS: Patient selection, disease pathology, and optimization of technology can lead to improved outcomes...
November 14, 2016: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844093/fractional-anisotropy-and-diffusivity-changes-in-thyroid-associated-orbitopathy
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Ji Sung Han, Hyung Suk Seo, Young Hen Lee, Hwa Lee, Sang-Il Suh, Eun-Kee Jeong, Nabraj Sapkota, Ki Joon Kim
INTRODUCTION: To investigate the extraocular muscle (EOM) changes in thyroid-associated orbitopathy (TAO) on DTI and the correlations between DTI parameters and clinical features. METHODS: Twenty TAO patients and 20 age- and sex-matched controls provided informed consent and were enrolled. Ten-directional DTI was acquired in orbit. Fractional anisotropy (FA), mean, axial, and radial diffusivities were obtained at medial and lateral EOMs in both orbits. EOM thickness was measured in patients using axial CT images...
November 14, 2016: Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843335/incidence-of-clinical-symptoms-during-long-duration-orbital-spaceflight
#17
Brian Crucian, Adriana Babiak-Vazquez, Smith Johnston, Duane L Pierson, C Mark Ott, Clarence Sams
BACKGROUND: The environment of spaceflight may elevate an astronaut's clinical risk for specific diseases. The purpose of this study was to derive, as accurately as currently possible, an assessment of in-flight clinical "incidence" data, based on observed clinical symptoms in astronauts on board the International Space Station (ISS). METHODS: Electronic medical records were examined from 46 long-duration ISS crew members, each serving approximately a 6-month mission on board the ISS, constituting 20...
2016: International Journal of General Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842700/the-aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-and-its-ligands-inhibit-myofibroblast-formation-and-activation-implications-for-thyroid-eye-disease
#18
Collynn F Woeller, Elisa Roztocil, Christine L Hammond, Steven E Feldon, Richard P Phipps
Thyroid eye disease (TED) is a degenerative disease that manifests with detrimental tissue remodeling, myofibroblast accumulation, and scarring in the orbit of affected individuals. Currently, there are no effective therapies for TED that target or prevent the excessive tissue remodeling caused by myofibroblast formation and activation. The canonical cytokine that induces myofibroblast formation is transforming growth factor (TGF)-β. The TGF-β signaling pathway is influenced by aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR) signaling pathways...
November 9, 2016: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832748/invasive-mucormycosis-in-children-an-epidemiologic-study-in-european-and-non-european-countries-based-on-two-registries
#19
Zoi Dorothea Pana, Danila Seidel, Anna Skiada, Andreas H Groll, Georgios Petrikkos, Oliver A Cornely, Emmanuel Roilides
BACKGROUND: Mucormycosis has emerged as a rare but frequently fatal invasive fungal disease. Current knowledge on paediatric mucormycosis is based on case reports and small series reported over several decades. Contemporary data on a large cohort of patients is lacking. METHODS: Two large international registries (Zygomyco.net and FungiScope™) were searched for mucormycosis cases in ≤19 year-old patients. Cases enrolled between 2005 and 2014 were extracted, and dual entries in the two databases merged...
November 10, 2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831838/clinical-radiologic-correlation-of-extraocular-eye-movement-disorders-seeing-beneath-the-surface
#20
Joshua Thatcher, Yu-Ming Chang, Margaret N Chapman, Keegan Hovis, Akifumi Fujita, Rachel Sobel, Osamu Sakai
Extraocular eye movement disorders are relatively common and may be a significant source of discomfort and morbidity for patients. The presence of restricted eye movement can be detected clinically with quick, easily performed, noninvasive maneuvers that assess medial, lateral, upward, and downward gaze. However, detecting the presence of ocular dysmotility may not be sufficient to pinpoint the exact cause of eye restriction. Imaging plays an important role in excluding, in some cases, and detecting, in others, a specific cause responsible for the clinical presentation...
November 2016: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
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