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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904945/-sarcoidosis-and-uveitis-an-update
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REVIEW
J G Garweg
Ocular involvement in sarcoidosis is present in up to one third of patients and is frequently manifested before the underlying systemic disease has been diagnosed. With a view to the therapeutic consequences an early diagnosis of the underlying disease is advantageous. In cases of visual loss early diagnostic measures include invasive procedures, such as ultrasound-guided bronchoalveolar lavage and transbronchial biopsy, if nodular conjunctival or cutaneous manifestations which would confirm the diagnosis are not present...
November 30, 2016: Der Ophthalmologe: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896896/presumed-tuberculous-uveitis-in-non-endemic-country-for-tuberculosis-case-series-from-a-new-zealand-tertiary-uveitis-clinic
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Ken K Ng, Mitzi Nisbet, Erika M Damato, Joanne L Sims
BACKGROUND: To describe the clinical spectrum of presumed tuberculous (TB) uveitis in a developed, non-endemic country of high immigrant population. DESIGN: Retrospective review of a consecutive case series. PARTICIPANTS: All 39 patients diagnosed with presumed TB uveitis at the tertiary uveitis service in Auckland from 2007 to 2014. METHODS: Clinical chart review. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Patient demographics, risk factors, ophthalmic manifestations, management and outcome...
November 28, 2016: Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896784/ocular-involvement-associated-with-varicella-in-adults
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Salma Gargouri, Sana Khochtali, Sourour Zina, Molka Khairallah, Imen Zone-Abid, Imen Kaibi, Salim Ben Yahia, Jamel Feki, Moncef Khairallah
BACKGROUND: Varicella is a common infectious disease primarily of childhood that is usually benign and self-limited. It is, however, increasingly seen in adults who are at a higher risk of severe infection. Ocular complications of varicella are relatively uncommon and have been rarely described in adults. We describe herein five adults who developed ocular involvement in association with primary varicella-zoster virus infection. FINDINGS: Ocular manifestations included acute anterior uveitis in four eyes, with associated stromal keratitis in one of them, epithelial ulcerative keratitis in the two eyes of one patient, and acute retinal necrosis in one eye...
December 2016: Journal of Ophthalmic Inflammation and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878586/-parainfectious-optic-neuritis-with-macular-infiltrate-in-neisseria-meningitidis-b-meningitis
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A Chronopoulos, F Hoogewoud, H Steffen, G Thumann
OBJECTIVE: We report on the case of a young immunocompetent female patient with parainfectious optic neuritis and macular inflitrate due to Neisseria meningitidis B meningitis. METHOD: Case report RESULTS: A 22-year-old female patient was admitted to the emergency department for intensive care treatment with a strong suspicion of meningitis. Clinical and serological parameters were indicative of a bacterial genesis of the meningitis. By analysis of the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) Neisseria meningitidis type B could be detected...
November 23, 2016: Der Ophthalmologe: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871762/clinical-and-histopathologic-ocular-findings-in-disseminated-mycobacterium-chimaera-infection-after-cardiothoracic-surgery
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Sandrine A Zweifel, Daniela Mihic-Probst, Christine A Curcio, Daniel Barthelmes, Andrea Thielken, Peter M Keller, Barbara Hasse, Christian Böni
PURPOSE: To investigate and characterize clinical and histopathologic ocular findings in patients with disseminated infection with Mycobacterium chimaera, a slow-growing nontuberculous mycobacterium (NTM), subsequent to cardiothoracic surgery. DESIGN: Observational case series. PARTICIPANTS: Five white patients (10 eyes). METHODS: Analysis of clinical ocular findings, including visual acuity, slit-lamp biomicroscopy, spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD OCT), fundus autofluorescence (FAF), and fluorescein angiography/indocyanine green (ICG) angiography findings, of patients with a disseminated M...
November 18, 2016: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870802/intravitreal-infliximab-in-refractory-uveitis-in-behcet-s-disease-a-safety-and-efficacy-clinical-study
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Mostafa M E Hamza, Tamer A Macky, Mohamed Karim Sidky, Gaafar Ragab, Mahmoud M Soliman
PURPOSE: To assess the safety and efficacy of intravitreal infliximab (1 mg/0.05 mL) in patients with refractory posterior uveitis in Behcet's disease. METHODS: Twenty patients were included in this study. Best corrected visual acuity (BCVA), vitreous haze (graded 0-4), vasculitis, retinitis, and papillopathy (presence or absence) were assessed at baseline, Day 1 and Week 2, 4, 6, 8, 12, and 18. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) central foveal thickness, fluorescein angiography, and flash electroretinogram were done at baseline and 4, 12, and 18 weeks...
December 2016: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853889/efficacy-and-safety-of-adalimumab-in-beh%C3%A3-et-s-disease-related-uveitis-a-multicenter-retrospective-observational-study
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Claudia Fabiani, Antonio Vitale, Giacomo Emmi, Lorenzo Vannozzi, Giuseppe Lopalco, Silvana Guerriero, Ida Orlando, Rossella Franceschini, Daniela Bacherini, Luca Cimino, Alessandra Soriano, Bruno Frediani, Mauro Galeazzi, Florenzo Iannone, Gian Marco Tosi, Carlo Salvarani, Luca Cantarini
The study aim was to evaluate the efficacy of adalimumab (ADA) in a large series of Behçet's disease (BD)-related uveitis. We performed a multicenter retrospective observational study including 40 selected patients (66 eyes) receiving ADA. Clinical data were retrospectively analyzed at baseline, at 3 and 12 months of treatment. Primary end point was reduction of ocular inflammatory flares. Secondary end points were improvement of best corrected visual acuity (BCVA), reduction of macular thickness measured by optical coherence tomography (OCT), reduction in the occurrence of vasculitis assessed by fluorescein angiography (FA), and evaluation of statistically significant differences between patients treated with ADA monotherapy and those undergoing ADA plus DMARDs and in patients firstly treated with ADA compared to patients previously administered with other biologics; ADA steroid sparing effect was also evaluated...
November 16, 2016: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847643/novel-perspectives-on-swept-source-optical-coherence-tomography
#8
REVIEW
Fabio Lavinsky, Daniel Lavinsky
Technologies for multimodal digital imaging of vitreoretinal diseases have improved the accuracy of diagnosis and the depth of the knowledge of the mechanisms of disease and their response to treatments. Optic coherence tomography (OCT) has become a mandatory tool for the management and for the follow-up of retinal pathologies. OCT technology evolved in the last two decades from time-domain to spectral domain and recently to the swept-source OCTs (SS-OCT). SS-OCT improved the depth of imaging and the scan speed, thus adding novel algorithms and features such as for vitreous and vitreoretinal interface evaluation, choroid segmentation and mapping, OCT angiography and En-face OCT...
2016: International Journal of Retina and Vitreous
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822743/immune-recovery-uveitis-in-hiv-patients-with-cytomegalovirus-retinitis-in-the-era-of-haart-therapy-a-5-year-study-from-singapore
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Tun Hang Yeo, Tun Kuan Yeo, Elizabeth P Wong, Rupesh Agrawal, Stephen C Teoh
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to analyse the clinical features of HIV patients with cytomegalovirus retinitis (CMVR) developing immune recovery uveitis (IRU) while on highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) and to identify the risk factors, visual outcomes and complications of IRU. RESULTS: Majority (n = 26, 86.7 %) of patients were male, with 76.7 % (n = 23) of patients having bilateral disease. Twenty-seven eyes (50.9 %) had both anterior uveitis and vitritis...
December 2016: Journal of Ophthalmic Inflammation and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815703/development-of-an-activity-disease-score-in-patients-with-uveitis-uvedai
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Esperanza Pato, Mª Auxiliadora Martin-Martinez, Adela Castelló, Rosalía Méndez-Fernandez, Santiago Muñoz-Fernández, Miguel Cordero-Coma, Lucia Martinez-Costa, Elia Valls, Miguel Reyes, Félix Francisco, Mar Esteban, Alex Fonollosa, Fernando Sanchez-Alonso, Cruz Fernández-Espartero, Teresa Diaz-Valle, José Miguel Carrasco, Emma Beltran-Catalán, Marisa Hernández-Garfella, María Victoria Hernández, Laura Pelegrin, Ricardo Blanco, David Diaz-Valle
To develop a disease activity index for patients with uveitis (UVEDAI) encompassing the relevant domains of disease activity considered important among experts in this field. The steps for designing UVEDAI were: (a) Defining the construct and establishing the domains through a formal judgment of experts, (b) A two-round Delphi study with a panel of 15 experts to determine the relevant items, (c) Selection of items: A logistic regression model was developed that set ocular inflammatory activity as the dependent variable...
November 4, 2016: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803852/therapeutic-effects-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-administered-at-later-phase-of-recurrent-experimental-autoimmune-uveitis
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Ping-Ting Zhao, Ling-Jun Zhang, Hui Shao, Ling-Ling Bai, Bo Yu, Chang Su, Li-Jie Dong, Xun Liu, Xiao-Rong Li, Xiao-Min Zhang
AIM: To test the therapeutic effects of delayed treatment of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in recurrent experimental autoimmune uveitis (rEAU). METHODS: The efficacy of different regimens of MSC administration in rEAU were tested by evaluation of clinical and pathological intraocular inflammation, as well as retinal structural and functional integrity using optical coherence tomography (OCT) and electroretinogram (ERG). The retinal sections were also immunostained with antibodies to glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) and rhodopsin (RHO)...
2016: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800257/peripheral-vasculitis-intermediate-uveitis-and-interferon-use-in-multiple-sclerosis
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Şeref Kinyas, Haluk Esgin
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic inflammatory demyelinating disease of the central nervous system. A 40-year-old female patient with a 12-year history of MS was admitted to our clinic with blurred vision and floaters in her right eye for about 1 month. Here, we share the findings and the management of intermediate uveitis and retinal periphlebitis in an MS case being treated with interferon beta-1a for 7 years.
January 2016: Turkish Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27782772/clinical-patterns-and-causes-of-intraocular-inflammation-in-a-uveitis-patient-cohort-from-egypt
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Rowayda M Amin, Mohamed Gowieda, Ahmed Bedda, Ahmed Kamel, Alaa Radwan
PURPOSE: To analyze the patterns and causes of intraocular inflammation in patients attending uveitis referral clinics in Egypt. METHODS: The study included 454 patients with uveitis examined both at the Department of Ophthalmology, Alexandria Faculty of Medicine, and tertiary uveitis referral clinics in Cairo and the International Eye Clinic in Upper Egypt, between August 2013 and March 2016. All patients had a comprehensive ocular examination and systemic work-up...
October 26, 2016: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770021/in-vivo-studies-validating-multitargeting-of-prostanoid-receptors-for-achieving-superior-anti-inflammatory-effects
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David F Woodward, Jenny W Wang, Ming Ni, Alex Bauer, Jose L Martos, Robert W Carling, Neil J Poloso
The purpose of these studies was to test the hypothesis that a selected polypharmacological approach for treating the prostanoid-mediated component of inflammatory diseases would produce a therapeutic effect superior to global inhibition of prostaglandin (PG) biosynthesis by aspirin-like drugs. The compound studied was AGN 211377, which had been previously shown to produce a superior effect on cytokine release from human macrophages compared with cyclooxygenase (COX) inhibitors. AGN 211377 antagonizes prostanoid prostaglandin D2 (DP)1, DP2, prostaglandin E2 (EP)1, EP4, prostaglandin F2α, and thromboxane A2 receptors but not anti-inflammatory EP2, prostaglandin I2, or EP3 receptors...
October 21, 2016: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27715380/ocular-manifestations-conventional-fundus-fluorescein-angiographic-findings-and-relationship-between-angiographic-findings-and-visual-acuity-in-beh%C3%A3-et-s-disease
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Fatemeh Bazvand, Mohammad Zarei, Nazanin Ebrahimiadib, Reza Karkhaneh, Samaneh Davoudi, Mahyar Soleimanzadeh, Elaheh Sharifian, Ramak Roohipoor, Bobeck S Modjtahedi
PURPOSE: Evaluating the ocular manifestation and fundus fluorescein angiography (FA) findings of patients with Behçet's disease as well as the relationship between visual acuity and angiographic findings. METHODS: Retrospective chart review of patients with Behçet's disease seen at the Farabi Eye Hospital. RESULTS: Forty-six patients (92 eyes) with mean age of 33.41 ± 10.67 were included. The most frequent presenting symptom and sign were reduced vision (76%) and uveitis (87%), respectively...
August 10, 2016: Seminars in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27703302/socs1-mimetic-peptide-suppresses-chronic-intraocular-inflammatory-disease-uveitis
#16
Chang He, Cheng-Rong Yu, Mary J Mattapallil, Lin Sun, Joseph Larkin Iii, Charles E Egwuagu
Uveitis is a potentially sight-threatening disease characterized by repeated cycles of remission and recurrent inflammation. The JAK/STAT pathway regulates the differentiation of pathogenic Th1 and Th17 cells that mediate uveitis. A SOCS1 mimetic peptide (SOCS1-KIR) that inhibits JAK2/STAT1 pathways has recently been shown to suppress experimental autoimmune uveitis (EAU). However, it is not clear whether SOCS1-KIR ameliorated uveitis by targeting JAK/STAT pathways of pathogenic lymphocytes or via inhibition of macrophages and antigen-presenting cells that also enter the retina during EAU...
2016: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27692527/adalimumab-for-treatment-of-noninfectious-uveitis-immunogenicity-and-clinical-relevance-of-measuring-serum-drug-levels-and-antidrug-antibodies
#17
Miguel Cordero-Coma, Sara Calleja-Antolín, Irene Garzo-García, Ana M Nuñez-Garnés, Carolina Álvarez-Castro, Manuel Franco-Benito, Jose G Ruiz de Morales
PURPOSE: To evaluate the rate of immunogenicity induced by adalimumab and its relationship with drug serum levels and clinical responses in patients with noninfectious uveitis. DESIGN: Prospective observational study. PARTICIPANTS: Consecutive patients from 1 referral center who initiated treatment with adalimumab for active noninfectious uveitis resistant to conventional therapy. METHODS: All patients received 40 mg adalimumab every other week...
December 2016: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27690673/systemic-inflammatory-immune-signatures-in-a-patient-with-crb1-linked-retinal-dystrophy
#18
Fleurieke Verhagen, Jonas Kuiper, Stefan Nierkens, S M Imhof, Timothy Radstake, Joke de Boer
OBJECTIVE: In this report we describe, for the first time, the activation of the peripheral immune compartment in a patient with a CRB1 linked retinal degenerative disease, masquerading as intermediate uveitis. METHODS: To monitor the immune system during systemic immunosuppressive treatment, given for the initial diagnosis of intermediate uveitis, blood samples were taken before and during therapy, for analysis of peripheral blood mononuclear cell-subsets and circulating immune mediators...
October 3, 2016: Expert Review of Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27652046/a-case-of-unilateral-and-spontaneously-resolving-posterior-uveitis-with-overlapping-features-of-vogt-koyanagi-harada-disease-and-acute-posterior-multifocal-placoid-pigment-epitheliopathy
#19
Bo Li, Ricarda J Bentham, John R Gonder
INTRODUCTION: VKH disease is a chronic, bilateral, granulomatous panuveitis with potential involvement of neurological, auditory and integumentary systems. On the other hand, APMPPE is believed to be an immune-driven chorioretinal vascular disease characterized by multifocal, flat, grey-white placoid lesions at the level of the RPE. We describe a case with overlapping figures of both conditions. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 19-year-old female presented with unilateral blurry vision and was found to have clinical and IVFA findings consistent with APMPPE...
2016: SpringerPlus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27594138/quantifying-retinal-microvascular-changes-in-uveitis-using-spectral-domain-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography
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Alice Y Kim, Damien C Rodger, Anoush Shahidzadeh, Zhongdi Chu, Nicole Koulisis, Bruce Burkemper, Xuejuan Jiang, Kathryn L Pepple, Ruikang K Wang, Carmen A Puliafito, Narsing A Rao, Amir H Kashani
PURPOSE: To quantify retinal capillary density and morphology in uveitis using spectral-domain optical coherence tomography angiography (SD-OCTA). DESIGN: Cross-sectional, observational study. METHODS: Healthy and uveitic subjects were recruited from 2 tertiary care eye centers. Prototype SD-OCTA devices (Cirrus; Carl Zeiss Meditec, Inc, Dublin, California, USA) were used to generate 3 × 3-mm(2) OCTA images centered on the fovea. Subjects were placed into 3 groups based on the type of optical microangiography (OMAG) algorithm used for image processing (intensity and/or phase) and type of retinal segmentation (automatic or manual)...
November 2016: American Journal of Ophthalmology
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