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D S Ismailova, J V Abramova, P I Novikov, Y O Grusha
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to distinguish different forms of orbital involvement in granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) and to compare their clinical course and outcomes. METHODS: Two hundred twenty-six consecutive patients with GPA were retrospectively studied. All patients fulfilled the classification criteria of American College of Rheumatology; diagnosis of localized GPA was established according to Chapel Hill Consensus. Of those, 74 patients with orbital disease were enrolled into further investigation of different forms of orbital disease...
May 30, 2018: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
A Mignot, R Ferrari, H Claustre
In the original version of this Article, the data accession was omitted from the Data Availability statement.In the first paragraph of the Methods subsection entitled 'Float data processing', the WET Labs ECO-triplet fluorometer was incorrectly referred to as 'WETLabs ECO PUK'. In the final paragraph of this subsection, the WET Labs ECO-series fluorometer was incorrectly referred to as 'WETLabs 413 ECO-series'.In the Methods subsection 'Float estimates of phytoplankton carbon biomass', the average particulate organic carbon-bbp ratio of 37,537 mgC m-2 was incorrectly given as 37,357 mgC m-2 ...
May 4, 2018: Nature Communications
C Wirbelauer, S Schmidt, C Puk
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of mechanical pupillary dilatation in small pupils is a sufficient visualization of the lens to be able to perform capsulorhexis, phacoemulsification and intraocular lens implantation. INDICATIONS: The indications for mechanical dilatation are fulfilled in patients where a sufficient pharmacological preoperative pupil dilatation is not possible. SURGICAL TECHNIQUE: During routine cataract surgery specific foldable rings can be employed to dilate the pupil with the appropriate injector under viscoelastic substances...
April 2018: Der Ophthalmologe: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft
Cristian Caimmi, Cynthia S Crowson, Wendy M Smith, Eric L Matteson, Ashima Makol
OBJECTIVE: Inflammatory ocular disease (IOD) is a rare but severe extraarticular manifestation of rheumatoid arthritis (ExRA) with high mortality. The aim of our study was to examine clinical characteristics of IOD in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and their effect on disease severity and outcomes in recent years. METHODS: A retrospective cohort of RA patients with IOD evaluated between 1996 and 2013 was assembled and compared to RA comparators without IOD and matched for age, sex, and disease duration...
May 2018: Journal of Rheumatology
Patrick G Lan, Adrian G Gillin, Marilena Pelosi, Jane Tooher, Puk Sandager, Jon Hyett
OBJECTIVE: Low-dose aspirin (LDA) therapy has been found to be effective in preventing the development of early-onset preeclampsia. However, its effect on late-onset preeclampsia has not been described. Our study was aimed at determining if LDA therapy prescribed from early in pregnancy modified the severity of late-onset preeclampsia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis of all women who were screened for early-onset preeclampsia at 11-13+6 weeks' gestation between April 2012 and October 2014 at our institution, and who subsequently developed late-onset preeclampsia...
January 24, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Hannah Mary Timlin, Hildegard Nikki Hall, Barny Foot, Peter Koay
BACKGROUND/AIMS: This study quantifies the threat to vision and the survival in patients presenting with peripheral ulcerative keratopathy (PUK) corneal perforation associated with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in the UK. METHODS: New cases of corneal perforation from PUK in patients with RA were prospectively collected from the UK via the British Ophthalmological Surveillance Unit from July 2012 to June 2014. An initial questionnaire collected data on presentation and the first 2 weeks' management, and a follow-up questionnaire collected 1-year data on ocular morbidity and mortality...
December 15, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
Camilla Lindahl, Stefan Wagner, Niels Uldbjerg, Jacob Mørup Schlütter, Olav Bertelsen, Puk Sandager
Hypertensive disease and preeclampsia are serious medical disorders affecting pregnancy. Screening in early pregnancy may identify women at risk of developing hypertensive disease and enable prophylactic treatment. Accurate blood pressure measurement is an important part of this screening. The aim of this study was to investigate whether patients, with the aid of a context-aware sensor-based blood pressure self-measurement system, were able to correctly self-measure their blood pressure adhering to internationally established recommendations...
July 1, 2017: Health Informatics Journal
K Puk, T Banach, A Wawrzyniak, Ł Adaszek, J Ziętek, S Winiarczyk, L Guz
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January 2018: Journal of Fish Diseases
Lillian Garrett, Lore Becker, Jan Rozman, Oliver Puk, Tobias Stoeger, Ali Önder Yildirim, Alexander Bohla, Oliver Eickelberg, Wolfgang Hans, Cornelia Prehn, Jerzy Adamski, Thomas Klopstock, Ildikó Rácz, Andreas Zimmer, Martin Klingenspor, Helmut Fuchs, Valerie Gailus-Durner, Wolfgang Wurst, Martin Hrabě de Angelis, Jochen Graw, Sabine M Hölter
In neuropsychiatric diseases, such as major depression and anxiety, pathogenic vulnerability is partially dictated by a genetic predisposition. The search continues to define this genetic susceptibility and establish new genetic elements as potential therapeutic targets. The fibroblast growth factors (FGFs) could be interesting in this regard. This family of signaling molecules plays important roles in development while also functioning within the adult. This includes effects on aspects of brain function such as neurogenesis and synapse formation...
June 2018: Molecular Neurobiology
Emmeli Mikkelsen, Henrik Lauridsen, Per Mose Nielsen, Haiyun Qi, Thomas Nørlinger, Maria Dahl Andersen, Niels Uldbjerg, Christoffer Laustsen, Puk Sandager, Michael Pedersen
Several parameters are important when choosing the most appropriate animal to model human obstetrics, including gestation period, number of fetuses per gestation and placental structure. The domesticated long-tailed chinchilla (Chinchilla lanigera) is a well-suited and appropriate animal model of pregnancy that often will carry only one offspring and has a long gestation period of 105-115 days. Furthermore, the chinchilla placenta is of the haemomonochorial labyrinthine type and is therefore comparable to the human villous haemomonochorial placenta...
April 2017: Royal Society Open Science
Iben Sundtoft, Jens Langhoff-Roos, Puk Sandager, Steffen Sommer, Niels Uldbjerg
INTRODUCTION: Preterm cervical shortening and cervical insufficiency may be caused by a constitutional weakness of the cervix. The aim of this study was to assess the cervical collagen concentration in non-pregnant women with a history of cervical insufficiency or of a short cervix in the second trimester of pregnancy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In this case-control study we included non-pregnant women one year or more after pregnancy: 55 controls with a history of normal delivery; 27 women with a history of cervical insufficiency; and 10 women with a history of a short cervix (<5th percentile) and 10 women with a history of a long cervix (>95th percentile) at gestational weeks 18-20...
August 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
Puk Faxe Sabinsky, Ole Næsbye Larsen, Magnus Wahlberg, Jakob Tougaard
Male harbor seals gather around breeding sites for competitive mating displays. Here, they produce underwater vocalizations possibly to attract females and/or scare off other males. These calls offer prospects for passive acoustic monitoring. Acoustic monitoring requires a good understanding of natural variation in calling behavior both temporally and among geographically separate sites. Such variation in call structure and calling patterns were studied in harbor seal vocalizations recorded at three locations in Danish and Swedish waters...
March 2017: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
S Hardy, K Hashemi, M Catanese, M Candil, P Zufferey, E Gabison, Y Guex-Crosier
Background Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic and common inflammatory autoimmune disease. This primarily involves the synovia of the joints, but can cause many extra-articular manifestations as well, including peripheral ulcerative keratitis (PUK) and necrotising scleritis. These are often a threat to vision; they significantly compromise not only the eye's structural integrity but are also important for prognosis and need urgent management. History and signs Three cases of peripheral ulcerative keratitis associated with rheumatoid arthritis were recorded in the electronic databank of the Jules Gonin Uveitis Clinic, two with necrotising scleritis and peripheral ulcerative keratitis and one with only peripheral ulcerative keratitis...
April 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
Helmut Fuchs, Sibylle Sabrautzki, Gerhard K H Przemeck, Stefanie Leuchtenberger, Bettina Lorenz-Depiereux, Lore Becker, Birgit Rathkolb, Marion Horsch, Lillian Garrett, Manuela A Östereicher, Wolfgang Hans, Koichiro Abe, Nobuho Sagawa, Jan Rozman, Ingrid L Vargas-Panesso, Michael Sandholzer, Thomas S Lisse, Thure Adler, Juan Antonio Aguilar-Pimentel, Julia Calzada-Wack, Nicole Ehrhard, Ralf Elvert, Christine Gau, Sabine M Hölter, Katja Micklich, Kristin Moreth, Cornelia Prehn, Oliver Puk, Ildiko Racz, Claudia Stoeger, Alexandra Vernaleken, Dian Michel, Susanne Diener, Thomas Wieland, Jerzy Adamski, Raffi Bekeredjian, Dirk H Busch, John Favor, Jochen Graw, Martin Klingenspor, Christoph Lengger, Holger Maier, Frauke Neff, Markus Ollert, Tobias Stoeger, Ali Önder Yildirim, Tim M Strom, Andreas Zimmer, Eckhard Wolf, Wolfgang Wurst, Thomas Klopstock, Johannes Beckers, Valerie Gailus-Durner, Martin Hrabé de Angelis
The vertebrate Scube (Signal peptide, CUB, and EGF-like domain-containing protein) family consists of three independent members, Scube1-3, which encode secreted cell surface-associated membrane glycoproteins. Limited information about the general function of this gene family is available, and their roles during adulthood. Here, we present the first Scube3 mutant mouse line (Scube3N294K/N294K ), which clearly shows phenotypic alterations by carrying a missense mutation in exon 8, and thus contributes to our understanding of SCUBE3 functions...
December 7, 2016: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
Nazanin Ebrahimiadib, Bobeck S Modjtahedi, Ramak Roohipoor, Stephen D Anesi, C Stephen Foster
PURPOSE: Management of granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA)-associated peripheral ulcerative keratitis (PUK) is challenging and lacks definite guidelines. We aimed to summarize our treatment and outcome experience with patients with GPA-PUK. METHODS: The Massachusetts Eye Research and Surgery Institution patient database was searched from 2005 to 2015 to identify patients with diagnosis of PUK who suffered from GPA. Individual patient histories were examined, and treatment strategies and outcomes were summarized...
November 2016: Cornea
Lau Brix, Steffen Ringgaard, Puk Sandager, Olav Bjørn Petersen, Thomas Sangild Sørensen, Erik Lundorf, Brian Stausbøl-Grøn
OBJECTIVE: Foetal MRI has become an established image modality in the prenatal diagnosis of CNS anomalies, but image quality can be severely affected by foetal movements. The objective was to overcome these inherent motion problems by applying interactive real-time MRI and to evaluate the diagnostic usefulness of the applied real-time MRI sequence in relation to standard protocols. METHODS: Ten healthy foetuses (gestation week 21·3 ± 0·5) were scanned using a system, which allowed visual feedback and interactive slice positioning in real time...
November 2017: Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging
Dagmara Stepień-Pyśniak, Krzysztof Puk, Leszek Guz, Agata Wawrzyniak, Agnieszka Marek, Urszula Kosikowska
Avian tuberculosis, one of the most important diseases affecting various species of birds, is most often caused by Mycobacterium (M.) avium. This report describes cases of M. avium subsp. avium (MAA) infection in a white-crested Holland dwarf rooster, a male and a female golden pheasant and a male peacock. We also investigated the prevalence of mycobacteria in 60 other birds and 40 alpacas. Tissue samples of necropsied birds were cultured for mycobacteria. From non-necropsied 60 other birds and alpacas only faecal samples were collected...
January 2016: Berliner und Münchener Tierärztliche Wochenschrift
Tarun Arora, Namrata Sharma, Adarsh Shashni, Jeewan S Titiyal
A 16-year-old girl presented with pain, redness, watering, and blurring of vision in her right eye. Slit lamp examination revealed the presence of peripheral ulcerative keratitis (PUK) and nodular scleritis. On clinical examination, the patient had stunted growth, low body mass index, and enlarged axillary nodes. Giardia cysts were present in the stool sample and histopathology of axillary lymph nodes showed caseating necrosis suggestive of tuberculosis (TB). A diagnosis of PUK with chronic malabsorption syndrome secondary to giardiasis and miliary TB was made...
September 2015: Oman Journal of Ophthalmology
Bryn M Burkholder, Irene C Kuo
PURPOSE: We report a case of a patient with a history of glomerulonephropathy, not disclosed prior to laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK), who developed severe postoperative peripheral ulcerative keratitis (PUK) soon after surgery. METHOD: Case report. RESULTS: Within a week of surgery, the patient, who had no blepharitis or ocular surface disease, also developed diffuse lamellar keratitis (DLK) that was not contiguous with the PUK. Microbiologic evaluation of the flap interface disclosed no organisms, and no epithelial ingrowth was found...
January 2016: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
Cheng-Wei Lu, Dan-Dan Zhou, Jiao Wang, Ji-Long Hao
The efficacy of surgical management of refractory ophthalmic complications of granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA), which is a sight threatening was reported. A 70-year-old man presented with a progressively worsening pain and redness in his right eye during the previous 6 months, and decreasing visual acuity that started one month earlier. He was misdiagnosed and treated as keratitis elsewhere, but the pain has not decreased. The diagnosis of necrotizing scleritis with peripheral ulcerative keratitis (PUK) in GPA was made in our department...
February 2016: Saudi Medical Journal
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