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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538683/metabolic-investigations-of-the-molecular-mechanisms-associated-with-parkinson-s-disease
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Robert Powers, Shulei Lei, Annadurai Anandhan, Darrell D Marshall, Bradley Worley, Ronald L Cerny, Eric D Dodds, Yuting Huang, Mihalis I Panayiotidis, Aglaia Pappa, Rodrigo Franco
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by fibrillar cytoplasmic aggregates of α-synuclein (i.e., Lewy bodies) and the associated loss of dopaminergic cells in the substantia nigra. Mutations in genes such as α-synuclein (SNCA) account for only 10% of PD occurrences. Exposure to environmental toxicants including pesticides and metals (e.g., paraquat (PQ) and manganese (Mn)) is also recognized as an important PD risk factor. Thus, aging, genetic alterations, and environmental factors all contribute to the etiology of PD...
May 24, 2017: Metabolites
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525683/multilayer-microstructure-of-idiopathic-epiretinal-macular-membranes
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Claudio Azzolini, Terenzio Congiu, Simone Donati, Alberto Passi, Petra Basso, Eliana Piantanida, Cesare Mariotti, Francesco Testa, Simona M Caprani, Jennifer Cattaneo, Riccardo Vinciguerra
PURPOSE: To identify the ultramicroscopic structure of idiopathic epiretinal macular membranes (iEMMs) by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). METHODS: We examined 28 iEMMs surgically removed from 28 eyes of 28 patients. All specimens, previously observed at stereomicroscope, were treated with an osmium maceration technique. Fine resolution of iEMMs' 3D architecture and their interaction with the retina were studied using a Philips SEM-FEG XL-30 microscope. RESULTS: The specimens appeared as laminar connective structures partially or completely adherent to the inner limiting membrane (ILM)...
May 19, 2017: European Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524883/occurrence-rate-of-retinal-detachment-after-small-gauge-vitrectomy-for-idiopathic-epiretinal-membrane
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J Marie-Louise, E Philippakis, A Darugar, R Tadayoni, B Dupas
PurposeTo assess the occurrence rate of retinal detachment (RD) after small gauge vitrectomy for idiopathic epiretinal membrane (ERM).Patients and methodsRetrospective observational case series. The records of consecutive patients operated on for idiopathic ERM using small gauge pars plana vitrectomy between August 2012 and December 2014 with at least a 1-year follow-up were reviewed. All patients were contacted by phone to assess the occurrence of RD during the post-operative follow-up. The main outcome was the occurrence of RD...
May 19, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524034/-value-of-preoperative-pulmonary-artery-diastolic-pressure-on-predicting-primary-graft-dysfunction-after-bilateral-lung-transplantation-for-patients-with-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis
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Feng Zhang, Hongyang Xu, Shuyun Jiang, Jiaqiong Li, Shunmei Lu, Dapeng Wang, Zhidong Zang, Hong Pan, Jingyu Chen
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the value of the potential risk factors on predicting primary graft dysfunction (PGD) after bilateral lung transplantation for the patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted. Fifty-eight patients with IPF who underwent the bilateral lung transplantation admitted to Wuxi People's Hospital Affiliated to Nanjing Medical University from June 2014 to March 2017 were enrolled. The grade 3 PGD happened within 72 hours after transplantation was taken as the outcome event, and these patients were divided into PGD and non-PGD groups...
May 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512425/long-term-follow-up-of-polypoidal-choroidal-vasculopathy-secondary-to-angioid-streaks-treated-by-intravitreal-aflibercept-and-ranibizumab
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James G Wong, Katherine Yu Qian
PURPOSE: Angioid streaks (AS) are dehiscences in Bruch's membrane that may be idiopathic or associated with numerous systemic illnesses. Polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV) is an underdiagnosed exudative chorioretinopathy often characterised by serosanguineous detachments of the pigmented epithelium. The use of the anti-VEGF agents ranibizumab and aflibercept in the management of PCV secondary to AS has not been previously documented. We report 3 patients with active PCV secondary to AS, 1 of which had a family history of PCV secondary to AS, not previously reported in the literature...
January 2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502417/analysis-of-bronchial-biopsies-in-chronic-cough
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Patricia Macedo, Qingling Zhang, Junpei Saito, Zhike Liang, Lorrette Ffolkes, Andrew G Nicholson, Kian Fan Chung
BACKGROUND: Chronic cough is commonly associated with asthma, gastro-oesophageal reflux disease and postnasal drip, but in a significant proportion, no associated cause can be found. We determined whether examination of bronchial biopsies would be useful in determining the cause associated with chronic cough. METHODS: 100 consecutive patients referred to a specialist cough clinic underwent a systematic assessment including a fiberoptic bronchoscopy for bronchial biopsies...
June 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494562/-intraoperative-risk-factors-associated-with-visual-acuity-outcomes-of-pars-plana-vitrectomy-in-idiopathic-epiretinal-membrane
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H H Li, X Liao, C L Xie, X R Gao, H Wang, F Wang
Objective: To evaluate intraoperative risk factors related to the postoperative visual acuity in idiopathic epiretinal membrane (IERM) . Methods: According to the well-established study criterion, a retrospective observational study was carried out on 37 eyes of 37 patients with epiretinal membrane peeling surgery for IERM between January 2014 and January 2015. Intraoperative situations during membrane peeling were documented, including complexity of operation, superficial hemorrhage and the state of indocyanine green (ICG) staining...
May 11, 2017: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492874/peripapillary-retinal-pigment-epithelium-layer-shape-changes-from-acetazolamide-treatment-in-the-idiopathic-intracranial-hypertension-treatment-trial
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Jui-Kai Wang, Randy H Kardon, Johannes Ledolter, Patrick A Sibony, Mark J Kupersmith, Mona K Garvin
Purpose: Recent studies indicate that the amount of deformation of the peripapillary retinal pigment epithelium and Bruch's membrane (pRPE/BM) toward or away from the vitreous may reflect acute changes in cerebrospinal fluid pressure. The study purpose is to determine if changes in optic-nerve-head (ONH) shape reflect a treatment effect (acetazolamide/placebo + weight management) using the optical coherence tomography (OCT) substudy of the Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension Treatment Trial (IIHTT) at baseline, 3, and 6 months...
May 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490696/-diagnostic-value-of-renal-phospholipase-a2-receptor-and-serum-anti-phospholipase-a2-receptor-antibody-in-membranous-nephropathy
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Xiaoxiang Wu, Si Wen, Xuejing Zhu, Shuguang Yuan, Xiangqing Xu, Danyi Yang, Lin Sun, Hong Liu, Fuyou Liu
To examine the expression of phospholipase A2 receptor (PLA2R) in renal tissues and the level of anti-PLA2R antibody in serum in patients with idiopathic membranous nephropathy (IMN) and secondary membranous nephropathy (SMN), and to evaluate their diagnostic value in IMN.
 Methods: A total of 73 patients, who were diagnosed between May, 2014 and February, 2015 in the Department of Nephrology of the Second Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, were divided into three groups: an IMN group (n=48), an SMN group (n=17) and a minimal change disease group (n=8) according to the renal biopsy...
April 28, 2017: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487395/safety-of-rituximab-compared-with-steroids-and-cyclophosphamide-for-idiopathic-membranous-nephropathy
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Jan A J G van den Brand, Piero Ruggenenti, Antonietta Chianca, Julia M Hofstra, Annalisa Perna, Barbara Ruggiero, Jack F M Wetzels, Giuseppe Remuzzi
Guidelines recommend steroid plus cyclical cyclophosphamide (St-Cp) therapy for patients with idiopathic membranous nephropathy at high risk of progression to ESRD. Rituximab (Rtx) may be a safer alternative. In this retrospective, observational cohort study, we compared time to any adverse event (primary outcome); serious or nonserious events; partial and complete remission of the nephrotic syndrome; and a composite of doubling of serum creatinine, ESRD, or death between 100 Rtx-treated patients and 103 patients who received daily St-Cp We monitored patients with standardized protocols and adjusted for baseline characteristics by Cox regression...
May 9, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483380/rac1-activation-in-podocytes-induces-the-spectrum-of-nephrotic-syndrome
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Richard Robins, Cindy Baldwin, Lamine Aoudjit, Jean-François Côté, Indra R Gupta, Tomoko Takano
Hyper-activation of Rac1, a small GTPase, in glomerular podocytes has been implicated in the pathogenesis of familial proteinuric kidney diseases. However, the role of Rac1 in acquired nephrotic syndrome is unknown. To gain direct insights into this, we generated a transgenic mouse model expressing a doxycycline-inducible constitutively active form of Rac1 (CA-Rac1) in podocytes. Regardless of the copy number, proteinuria occurred rapidly within five days, and the histology resembled minimal change disease...
May 5, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471885/extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-for-acute-decompensated-heart-failure
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Laurence Dangers, Nicholas Bréchot, Matthieu Schmidt, Guillaume Lebreton, Guillaume Hékimian, Ania Nieszkowska, Sébastien Besset, Jean-Louis Trouillet, Jean Chastre, Pascal Leprince, Alain Combes, Charles-Edouard Luyt
OBJECTIVE: Long-term outcomes of patients treated with venoarterial-extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for acute decompensated heart failure (i.e., cardiogenic shock complicating chronic cardiomyopathy) have not yet been reported. This study was undertaken to describe their outcomes and determine mortality-associated factors. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of data prospectively collected. SETTING: Twenty-six-bed tertiary hospital ICU. PATIENTS: One hundred five patients implanted with venoarterial-extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for acute decompensated heart failure...
May 3, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461738/the-effect-of-vitreomacular-and-cataract-surgery-on-oxygen-saturation-in-retinal-vessels
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Yuki Nakano, Koichiro Manabe, Rie Osaka, Yukari Takasago, Aoi Ono, Mamoru Kobayashi, Tomoyoshi Fujita, Chieko Shiragami, Kazuyuki Hirooka, Akitaka Tsujikawa
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effects of vitreomacular and cataract surgery on retinal oximetry in vitreomacular disease. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Thirty-eight eyes with epiretinal membrane (ERM) and 15 with idiopathic macular hole (MH) underwent 25 gauge pars plana vitrectomy combined with cataract surgery and intraocular lens implantation. Retinal oximetry was performed using the Oxymap T1 before, 1 month, and 6 months after surgery. Oxymap T1 simultaneously captures monochrome images of the fundus at two different wavelengths of light...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453165/intravitreal-ranibizumab-injection-in-peripapillary-cnvm-related-to-idiopathic-intracranial-hypertension
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Rana Altan-Yaycioglu, Handan Canan, Semra Saygi
Peripapillary choroidal neovascular membrane (CNVM) may develop in papilledema related to idiopathic intracranial hypertension. The authors present a teenaged boy who responded well to one dose of intravitreal ranibizumab injection. [J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. 2017;54:e27-e30.].
April 28, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449695/intermediate-uveitis-pattern-of-etiology-complications-treatment-and-outcome-in-a-tertiary-academic-center
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Thomas Ness, Daniel Boehringer, Sonja Heinzelmann
BACKGROUND: Patients with intermediate uveitis (IU) represent a heterogenous group characterized by a wide spectrum of etiologies and regional differences. Aim of the study was to analyze the characteristics of patients with IU examined in an academic center in Germany. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis of the clinical records of all patients with intermediate uveitis referred to the Eye Center, University of Freiburg from 2007 to 2014. Diagnosis followed the Standardization in Uveitis Nomenclature (SUN) criteria...
April 27, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431403/association-of-the-vdac3-gene-polymorphism-with-sperm-count-in-han-chinese-population-with-idiopathic-male-infertility
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Lianjun Pan, Qingzhen Liu, Jingyun Li, Wei Wu, Xinru Wang, Dan Zhao, Jiehua Ma
Voltage-dependent anion channel (VDAC) is a multifunctional channel protein across the outer mitochondrial membrane of somatic cells and participates in many physiological and pathophysiological processes. Up to now, only a few studies, including our previous studies, showed that VDAC exists in mammalian spermatozoa and is involved in spermatogenesis and sperm functions. There is no report about VDAC genetic variants in germinal tissues or cells. To investigate the possible association between VDAC genetic variants and human sperm quality, we performed semen analysis and variant Genotyping of VDAC3 subtype (rs7004637, rs16891278 and rs6773) of 523 Han-Chinese males with idiopathic infertility respectively by computer assisted semen analysis (CASA) and single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) Genotyping assay...
April 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426810/correction-mirnas-in-the-vitreous-humor-of-patients-affected-by-idiopathic-epiretinal-membrane-and-macular-hole
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Andrea Russo, Marco Ragusa, Cristina Barbagallo, Antonio Longo, Teresio Avitabile, Maurizio G Uva, Vincenza Bonfiglio, Mario D Toro, Rosario Caltabiano, Cesare Mariotti, Francesco Boscia, Mario R Romano, Cinzia Di Pietro, Davide Barbagallo, Michele Purrello, Michele Reibaldi
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0174297.].
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426651/association-of-candidate-gene-polymorphisms-with-clinical-subtypes-of-preterm-birth-in-a-latin-american-population
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Lucas G Gimenez, Allison M Momany, Fernando A Poletta, Hugo B Krupitzki, Juan A Gili, Tamara D Busch, Cesar Saleme, Viviana R Cosentino, Mariela S Pawluk, Hebe Campaña, Enrique C Gadow, Jeffrey C Murray, Jorge S Lopez-Camelo
BACKGROUND: Preterm birth (PTB) is the leading cause of neonatal mortality and morbidity. PTB is often classified according to clinical presentation: Idiopathic (PTB-I), preterm premature rupture of membranes (PTB-PPROM), and medically induced (PTB-M). The aim of this study was to evaluate the associations between specific candidate genes and clinical subtypes of PTB. METHODS: 24 SNPs were genotyped in 18 candidate genes in 709 infant triads. Of them, 243 were PTB-I, 256 PTB-PPROM, and 210 PTB-M...
April 20, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413410/eccentric-macular-hole-after-pars-plana-vitrectomy-for-idiopathic-macular-hole-a-case-report
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Irini Chatziralli, George Theodossiadis, Maria Douvali, Alexandros A Rouvas, Panagiotis Theodossiadis
INTRODUCTION: Postoperative eccentric macular hole (MH) formation is an uncommon complication after pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) with internal limiting membrane (ILM) peeling for epiretinal membrane or MH treatment. Herein, we present a case of eccentric MH formation after PPV with ILM peeling for MH. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 72-year-old female patient underwent 23-gauge PPV with ILM peeling for idiopathic MH in her right eye. The visual acuity was 6/24 in the right eye...
January 2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410712/swept-source-optical-coherence-tomography-to-screen-for-macular-pathology-in-eyes-having-routine-cataract-surgery
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Sidra Zafar, M A Rehman Siddiqui, Rida Shahzad, Masroor H Shahzad
PURPOSE: To determine the incremental benefit of swept-source optical coherence tomography (SS-OCT) in identifying occult macular disease preoperatively in patients scheduled for routine cataract surgery. SETTING: Shahzad Eye Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan. DESIGN: Prospective case series. METHODS: Preoperative SS-OCT scans were performed in all patients scheduled to have cataract surgery between January and March 2016...
March 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
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