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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857447/registration-of-eye-reflection-and-scene-images-using-an-aspherical-eye-model
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Atsushi Nakazawa, Christian Nitschke, Toyoaki Nishida
This paper introduces an image registration algorithm between an eye reflection and a scene image. Although there are currently a large number of image registration algorithms, this task remains difficult due to nonlinear distortions at the eye surface and large amounts of noise, such as iris texture, eyelids, eyelashes, and their shadows. To overcome this issue, we developed an image registration method combining an aspherical eye model that simulates nonlinear distortions considering eye geometry and a two-step iterative registration strategy that obtains dense correspondence of the feature points to achieve accurate image registrations for the entire image region...
November 1, 2016: Journal of the Optical Society of America. A, Optics, Image Science, and Vision
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852232/novel-homozygous-missense-mutation-in-gan-associated-with-charcot-marie-tooth-disease-type-2-in-a-large-consanguineous-family-from-israel
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Sharon Aharoni, Katy E S Barwick, Rachel Straussberg, Gaurav V Harlalka, Yoram Nevo, Barry A Chioza, Meriel M McEntagart, Aviva Mimouni-Bloch, Michael Weedon, Andrew H Crosby
BACKGROUND: CMT-2 is a clinically and genetically heterogeneous group of peripheral axonal neuropathies characterized by slowly progressive weakness and atrophy of distal limb muscles resulting from length-dependent motor and sensory neurodegeneration. Classical giant axonal neuropathy (GAN) is an autosomal recessively inherited progressive neurodegenerative disorder of the peripheral and central nervous systems, typically diagnosed in early childhood and resulting in death by the end of the third decade...
November 16, 2016: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829761/evaluation-of-oral-and-periodontal-status-of-leprosy-patients-in-dindigul-district
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S A Jacob Raja, J Johnson Raja, R Vijayashree, B Meena Priya, G Sai Anusuya, P Ravishankar
AIM: After the introduction of the multidrug therapy, the incidence of leprosy is decreasing every year. However, periodontal complaints are commonly seen in these patients due to compromised immunity and impaired oral hygiene. The aim of the present study is to assess the oral and periodontal status of the leprosy patients in Dindigul district. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was conducted on 62 patients treated in a leprosy center at Dindigul district. Among these, 22 (35...
October 2016: Journal of Pharmacy & Bioallied Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27787205/ocular-symptoms-reported-by-patients-infested-with-demodex-mites
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Aleksandra Sędzikowska, Maciej Osęka, Barbara Grytner-Zięcina
The purpose of this study was to determine subjective ocular symptoms occurring in patients infested with Demodex. The number of Demodex mites in the obtained material that correlated with the appearance of ocular symptoms was estimated. The study material were eyelashes collected from 1499 patients. The material were observed under a light microscope. T-test, the logistic regression method, and Pearson correlation coefficient were used for the analysis. Demodex mites were detected in 47% patients. The mean ages of infected women and men were 64 and 59 years, respectively...
December 1, 2016: Acta Parasitologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783094/outcomes-of-two-surgical-techniques-using-silicone-rod-for-frontalis-sling-suspension-to-treat-severe-ptosis
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Alicia Galindo-Ferreiro, Patricia Akaishi, Somaya Hanafi, Rajiv Khandekar, Alberto Galvez-Ruiz, Silvana Schellini, Augusto Cruz
PURPOSE: To compare outcomes of two techniques of frontalis silicone sling surgery. METHODS: This retrospective, nonrandomized chart review was performed on patients undergoing frontalis sling surgery between 2008 and 2011. Silicone rods were sutured to the tarsal plate through an eyelid crease incision (open method) or stab incisions (closed method). Data were collected on age, gender, type of surgery, preoperative and postoperative margin reflex distance (MRD), and complications...
October 25, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27766525/comparison-of-the-qcon-and-qnox-indices-for-the-assessment-of-unconsciousness-level-and-noxious-stimulation-response-during-surgery
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Umberto Melia, Eva Gabarron, Mercé Agustí, Nuria Souto, Patricia Pineda, Joan Fontanet, Montserrat Vallverdu, Erik Weber Jensen, Pedro Gambus
The objective of this work is to compare the performances of two electroencephalogram based indices for detecting loss of consciousness and loss of response to nociceptive stimulation. Specifically, their behaviour after drug induction and during recovery of consciousness was pointed out. Data was recorded from 140 patients scheduled for general anaesthesia with a combination of propofol and remifentanil. The qCON 2000 monitor (Quantium Medical, Barcelona, Spain) was used to calculate the qCON and qNOX. Loss of response to verbal command and loss of eye-lash reflex were assessed during the transition from awake to anesthetized, defining the state of loss of consciousness...
October 20, 2016: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27762642/efficacy-and-safety-of-mascara-dyeing-as-an-adjunct-to-alexandrite-and-nd-yag-laser-applications-for-removing-thin-and-white-colored-facial-and-axillary-hair
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Pelin Üstüner, Ali Balevi, Mustafa Özdemir
INTRODUCTION: There is no satisfactory and efficient method for long-term removal of white-colored and thin hair. METHODS: We conducted a randomised clinical trial of hirsute patients with excessive white and/or thin hair on the face and/or axilla. In Group I (n: 16), the facial hair on one side of the face was painted with a black eyelash mascara immediately before Nd:YAG laser and the other half was only treated by Nd:YAG. In Group II (n: 20), the axillary hair on one side was painted with the mascara before the Alexandrite laser with the other side being only treated by Alexandrite...
October 20, 2016: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27759909/further-delineation-of-the-phenotype-of-truncating-kmt2a-mutations-the-extended-wiedemann-steiner-syndrome
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Yu Sun, Guorui Hu, Huili Liu, Xia Zhang, Zhuo Huang, Hui Yan, Lili Wang, Yanjie Fan, Xuefan Gu, Yongguo Yu
KMT2A mutations cause Wiedemann-Steiner syndrome (WDSTS), which is characterized by hypertrichosis cubiti, short stature, and distinct facial features in general. Here, we report two Chinese boys with novel nonsense KMT2A mutations. Most of their phenotypes are concordant with WDSTS. They, however, lack the key WDSTS feature-hypertrichosis cubiti. Additionally, their transverse palmar creases are absent. We further summarized the genotypes and phenotypes of the KMT2A mutation carriers. The consensus phenotypes include postnatal growth retardation, developmental delay, short stature, and intellectual disability...
October 19, 2016: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27759711/can-down-gaze-during-near-work-cause-peripheral-deprivation-in-asian-eyes
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Renfeng Xu, Huachun Wang, Feng Jiang, Chunyan Xue, Zhenping Huang, Arthur Bradley
PURPOSE: We hypothesize that the typically narrower palpebral apertures of East Asian eyes in combination with the narrowing of this aperture during down-gaze combine to reduce light levels and image contrast in the inferior retina during near work, thus creating peripheral deprivation in these eyes that could generate deprivation myopia in children culturally encouraged to perform near work. METHODS: We photographed the right eyes of 53 Chinese children during down-gaze (from 10 to 40 degrees) from the fixation point and the primary gaze position...
December 2016: Optometry and Vision Science: Official Publication of the American Academy of Optometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27758711/loss-of-eyebrows-and-eyelashes-during-concomitant-treatment-with-sitagliptin-and-metformin
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Elena Succurro, Caterina Palleria, Maria Francesca Ruffo, Raffaele Serra, Franco Arturi, Luca Gallelli
: The fixed dose combination of sitagliptin 50 mg and metformin 850 mg (Janumet ®), is indicated for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus in addition to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in patients treated with metformin alone. METHODS: We report a 69-year-old man with type 2 diabetes that developed sudden loss of eyebrows and eyelashes about 4 months after the beginning of Janumet ®. Clinical and laboratory findings excluded the presence of systemic or skin diseases able to induce these manifestations, while the Naranjo probability scale documented a possible association between the drug and the adverse drug reaction...
October 14, 2016: Current Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27745915/getting-hooked-a-simple-technique-for-the-treatment-of-adhesive-injuries-to-the-eyelids
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Kristen Jijelava, Hongvan Le, Jack Parker, Jeffrey Yee
BACKGROUND: Ocular chemical injuries due to accidental exposure or application of cyanoacrylate, commonly known as "superglue," have increased over the past 30 years. However, current treatment options to relieve eyelid adhesions due to cyanoacrylate applications are difficult to successfully execute and can require sedation or general anesthesia. Here we describe a simple technique to release eyelid adhesions due to cyanoacrylate, or other adhesive agents, that can be successfully performed at bedside without sedation...
October 13, 2016: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27722027/eyelash-loss-secondary-to-escitalopram-but-not-to-sertraline-a-case-report
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Daniel J Norton, Carolyn Cates
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2016: Primary Care Companion to CNS Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27717396/viable-phenotype-of-ilneb-syndrome-without-nephrotic-impairment-in-siblings-heterozygous-for-unreported-integrin-alpha3-mutations
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Elisa Adele Colombo, Luigina Spaccini, Ludovica Volpi, Gloria Negri, Davide Cittaro, Dejan Lazarevic, Salvatore Zirpoli, Andrea Farolfi, Cristina Gervasini, Maria Vittoria Cubellis, Lidia Larizza
BACKGROUND: Integrin α3 (ITGA3) gene mutations are associated with Interstitial Lung disease, Nephrotic syndrome and Epidermolysis bullosa (ILNEB syndrome). To date only six patients are reported: all carried homozygous ITGA3 mutations and presented a dramatically severe phenotype leading to death before age 2 years, from multi-organ failure due to interstitial lung disease and congenital nephrotic syndrome. The involvement of skin and cutaneous adnexa was variable with sparse hair and nail dysplasia combined or not to skin lesions ranging from skin fragility to epidermolysis bullosa-like blistering...
October 7, 2016: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27646937/effects-of-different-doses-of-remifentanil-on-hemodynamic-response-to-anesthesia-induction-in-healthy-elderly-patients
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Nilay Boztas, Sermin Oztekin, Sevda Ozkardes, Mert Akan, Sule Ozbilgin, Ayse Baytok
OBJECTIVE: We compared the effects of three different doses of remifentanil infusion, which were performed for the induction of anesthesia in elder patients, on cardiovascular response. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: The present study was designed as a randomized, prospective and double-blind study. A total of 90 ASA I-II patients over the age of 65 years were enrolled. The patients were randomly (by lot) assigned to receive one of the three doses of remifentanil infusion (0...
October 17, 2016: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27631534/face-q-eye-module-for-measuring-patient-reported-outcomes-following-cosmetic-eye-treatments
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Anne F Klassen, Stefan J Cano, James C Grotting, Stephen B Baker, Jean Carruthers, Alastair Carruthers, Nancy Van Laeken, Jonathan M Sykes, Jonathan A Schwitzer, Andrea L Pusic
Importance: Aesthetic eye treatments can dramatically change a person's appearance, but outcomes are rarely measured from the patient perspective. The patient perspective could be measured using an eye-specific patient-reported outcome measure. Objective: To describe the development and psychometric evaluation of FACE-Q scales and an adverse effect checklist designed to measure outcomes following cosmetic eye treatments. Design, Setting, and Participants: Pretreatment and posttreatment patients 18 years and older who had undergone facial aesthetic procedures were recruited from plastic surgery clinics in United States and Canada and completed FACE-Q scales between June 6, 2010, and July 14, 2014...
September 15, 2016: JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27625571/essential-trichomegaly-of-the-eyelashes
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Pablo Fernández-Crehuet, Ricardo Ruiz-Villaverde
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2016: International Journal of Trichology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27617722/cosmetic-tattoo-pigment-reaction
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Tanya Greywal, Philip R Cohen
BackgroundCutaneous reactions to tattoos are most commonly granulomatous or lichenoid.PurposeWe describe a woman who developed a lymphocytic reaction following a cosmetic tattoo procedure with black dye. The reaction occurred not only at the site of the tattoos (eyebrows and eyelash lines), but also in non-tattooed skin (bilateral malar cheeks).Methods and MaterialsWe reviewed PubMed for the following terms: cosmetic, dye, granuloma, granulomatous, lichenoid, lymphocytic, perivascular, pigment, pseudolymphoma, reaction, and tattoo...
2016: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27608065/para-phenylenediamine-hypersensitivity-a-report-from-budapest-hungary-2007-2014
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Györgyi Pónyai, Brigitte Mária Diczig, Ilona Németh, Erzsébet Temesvári
BACKGROUND: para-Phenylenediamine (PPD) is a potent allergen with frequent exposure through use of hair dyes or henna tattoos. OBJECTIVES: We wished to determine if prevalence of PPD sensitivity is changing through time as trends in its use change. PATIENTS: A total of 3631 patients were patch tested consecutively with the environmental standard series between 2007 and 2014 to map the prevalence of PPD sensitivity and its distribution according to age, sex, and diagnosis...
September 2016: Dermatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27606612/determination-of-loss-of-consciousness-a-comparison-of-clinical-assessment-bispectral-index-and-electroencephalogram-an-observational-study
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Eva-Lena Zetterlund, Henrik Gréen, Anna Oscarsson, Svante Vikingsson, Magnus Vrethem, Maj-Lis Lindholm, Christina Eintrei
BACKGROUND: Computer-processed algorithms of encephalographic signals are widely used to assess the depth of anaesthesia. However, data indicate that the bispectral index (BIS), a processed electroencephalography monitoring system, may not be reliable for assessing the depth of anaesthesia. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the ability of the BIS monitoring system to assess changes in the level of unconsciousness, specifically during the transition from consciousness to unconsciousness, in patients undergoing total intravenous anaesthesia with propofol...
December 2016: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27601879/comparison-study-of-intraocular-pressure-reduction-efficacy-and-safety-between-latanoprost-and-tafluprost-in-japanese-with-normal-tension-glaucoma
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Yoko Ikeda, Kazuhiko Mori, Kaori Tada, Morio Ueno, Shigeru Kinoshita, Chie Sotozono
PURPOSE: To evaluate and compare the intraocular pressure (IOP) reduction efficacy and safety between the ophthalmic solutions 0.005% latanoprost (Lat) and 0.0015% tafluprost (Taf) in Japanese patients with normal-tension glaucoma (NTG). METHODS: In this randomized nonmasked study, we prospectively enrolled 30 Japanese NTG patients who had used Lat monotherapy for more than 4 weeks, and randomly divided them into the following two groups: 1) Lat-to-Taf group (LT group) and 2) Taf-to-Lat group (TL group)...
2016: Clinical Ophthalmology
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