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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546926/iontophoresis-assisted-corneal-crosslinking-using-0-1-riboflavin-for-progressive-keratoconus
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Hong-Zhen Jia, Xu Pang, Zheng-Jun Fan, Na Li, Gang Li, Xiu-Jun Peng
AIM: To report the clinical results of iontophoresis-assisted epithelium-on corneal crosslinking (I-CXL) using 0.1% riboflavin in distilled water for progressive keratoconus. METHODS: In this prospective clinical study, we examined 94 eyes of 75 patients with progressive keratoconus who were treated with I-CXL using 0.1% riboflavin in distilled water. Best correct visual acuity (BCVA), Scheimpflug tomography, corneal topography, anterior segment optical coherence tomography, intraocular pressure, and endothelial cell density were evaluated at baseline and 1, 3, 6, 12, and 24mo after I-CXL...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546688/collagen-cross-linking-for-microbial-keratitis
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Prashant Garg, Sujata Das, Aravind Roy
Collagen cross-linking is gaining popularity not only for arresting the progression of keratoconus but also other indications including management of corneal infections. In this review article, we analyzed the published literature to understand the level of evidence for its use in corneal ulcer. Photoactivated riboflavin and ultraviolet A light are known to possess antimicrobial properties. The treatment also induces formation of inter- and intra-fibrillar bonds, thereby making the corneal collagen resistant to the action of proteases arresting stromal melt...
January 2017: Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544073/hydrophilic-interaction-and-reversed-phase-ultra-performance-liquid-chromatography-tof-ms-for-metabolomic-analysis-of-veratrum-nigrum-induced-cardiotoxicity
#3
Ziheng Wei, Xu Dong, Hanzhe Zhang, Songyan Gao, Wei Shi, Feng Yang, Xin Dong
The acute cardiotoxicity induced by Veratrum nigrum (VN) is explored by analysing heart tissue metabolic profiles in mouse models and applying reversed-phase liquid chromatography mass spectrometry (RPLC-MS) and hydrophilic interaction liquid chromatography mass spectrometry (HILIC-MS) that are based on ultra-high performance liquid chromatography quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry (UPLC-QTOF-MS). An animal model of acute heart injury was established in mice via intra-gastric administration of VN. Then, electrocardiogram, echocardiograph monitoring of cardiac function and pathological examination were performed on mice both in the control and VN groups, and it was successfully verified that acute heart injury was caused...
May 22, 2017: Biomedical Chromatography: BMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540578/-complications-and-postoperative-therapeutic-strategies-in-cross-linking
#4
REVIEW
M Kohlhaas
CLINICAL ISSUE: The reduced corneal mechanical stability in keratoconus and similar collagen diseases can lead to a progressive and irregular corneal shape and decrease of visual acuity. DIAGNOSTICS: A progression of keratectatic diseases can be shown with corneal topography. TREATMENT: Keratoconus can be treated by photo-oxidative cross-linking of the corneal collagen. In order to achieve a high absorption of irradiation energy in the cornea, riboflavin at a concentration of 0...
May 24, 2017: Der Ophthalmologe: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532937/collagen-crosslinking-with-conventional-and-accelerated-ultraviolet-a-irradiation-using-riboflavin-with-hydroxypropyl-methylcellulose
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Anne Marie Hagem, Andreas Thorsrud, Gunhild Falleth Sandvik, Marianne Råen, Liv Drolsum
PURPOSE: To evaluate corneal collagen crosslinking (CXL) with conventional and accelerated ultraviolet-A (UVA) irradiation using riboflavin with methylcellulose. SETTING: Department of Ophthalmology, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway. DESIGN: Prospective randomized case series. METHODS: Patients with keratoconus were randomized to have CXL using conventional 3 mW/cm(2) UVA irradiation for 30 minutes (CXL30) or accelerated 9 mW/cm(2) UVA irradiation for 10 minutes (CXL10)...
April 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531788/association-of-dietary-factors-with-severity-of-coronary-artery-disease
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Namita Mahalle, M K Garg, S S Naik, M V Kulkarni
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease has taken epidemic proportions during past decades. Cardiovascular risk factors contribute to progression of coronary lesions, worsening the patient's prognosis. This study was planned to analyze the association of dietary factors with severity of coronary artery disease (CAD) in Indian patients. METHODS: Three hundred patients with known coronary disease above the age of 25 years were included in this study. Blood samples were collected for biochemical markers...
October 2016: Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527085/the-use-of-nutraceutics-in-children-s-and-adolescent-s-headache
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R Sangermani, A Boncimino
Nutraceutics are the most used non-pharmacological remedies for migraine's prophylaxis in children and adolescents. Doctors interested in use of nutraceuticals for a complete treatment of children's headache should be adequately informed on this treatments' efficacy and safety. Actually there is a lack of official guidelines about use of nutraceuticals in migraine's prevention in children and adolescent and there are few studies with limited efficacy evidences. The most used nutraceuticals for adolescent's and children's headache prophylaxis are: magnesium, coenzyme Q10, riboflavin, butterbur, feverfew and melatonin...
May 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527067/usefulness-of-nutraceuticals-in-migraine-prophylaxis
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Florindo D'Onofrio, Simona Raimo, Daniele Spitaleri, Gerardo Casucci, Gennaro Bussone
Several studies have supported the efficacy of complementary and alternative medicine approaches (physical, behavioral and nutraceutical therapies) in the treatment of headache disorders. Nutraceutical treatment consists of taking vitamins, supplements (magnesium, riboflavin, coenzyme Q10, and alpha lipoic acid) and herbal preparations (feverfew and butterbur), and its usage is frequently determined by dissatisfaction with conventional medical therapies. There is a growing body of research on nutraceutical use for migraine prophylaxis...
May 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526387/adequacy-of-nutrient-intake-in-women-with-restrictive-anorexia-nervosa
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Chiara Chiurazzi, Iolanda Cioffi, Carmela De Caprio, Emilia De Filippo, Maurizio Marra, Rosa Sammarco, Maria Luisa Di Guglielmo, Franco Contaldo, Fabrizio Pasanisi
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to assess energy and nutrient intake in a group of women with restrictive AN (r-AN) compared with a control group. METHODS: Thirteen r-AN patients and 13 healthy female controls completed 7-d food records. Intake of macro- and micronutrients was compared between the two groups as well as to the Dietary Reference Intake for the Italian Population (LARN) for specific ages. Additionally, the r-AN patients underwent indirect calorimetry for measuring resting energy expenditure (REE)...
June 2017: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525764/two-are-better-than-one-dual-targeting-of-riboswitches-by-metabolite-analogs
#10
Stefanie Sandra Krajewski, Dmitry Ignatov, Jörgen Johansson
In this issue of Cell Chemical Biology, Wang et al. (2017) examine the effect of the novel synthetic molecule ribocil-C and the natural compound roseoflavin in Gram-positive pathogens. In methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), ribocil-C and roseoflavin target two autonomous riboswitches simultaneously, thereby inhibiting de novo synthesis and uptake of riboflavin.
May 18, 2017: Cell Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523043/determining-the-efficacy-of-corneal-crosslinking-in-progressive-keratoconus
#11
Sidra Malik, Sadia Humayun, Shahzad Nayyar, Mazhar Ishaq
OBJECTIVE: To determine the Efficacy of Corneal Crosslinkage (CXL), using Corneal Topography, in eyes with progressive Keratoconus. METHODS: This randomized control trial was conducted at Armed Forces Institute of Ophthalmology, Rawalpindi, Pakistan from October 2013 to April 2014. A total of 60 eyes of 30 patients were included who presented with bilateral progressive Keratoconus. Each eye of the patient was randomized either to a treatment group (Group-A) or control untreated group (Group-B) of 30 eyes each...
March 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518056/functionally-diverse-human-t-cells-recognize-non-microbial-antigens-presented-by-mr1
#12
Marco Lepore, Artem Kalinichenko, Salvatore Calogero, Pavanish Kumar, Bhairav Paleja, Mathias Schmaler, Vipin Narang, Francesca Zolezzi, Michael Poidinger, Lucia Mori, Gennaro De Libero
MHC class I-related molecule MR1 presents riboflavin- and folate-related metabolites to mucosal-associated invariant T cells, but it is unknown whether MR1 can present alternative antigens to other T cell lineages. In healthy individuals we identified MR1-restricted T cells (named MR1T cells) displaying diverse TCRs and reacting to MR1-expressing cells in the absence of microbial ligands. Analysis of MR1T cell clones revealed specificity for distinct cell-derived antigens and alternative transcriptional strategies for metabolic programming, cell cycle control and functional polarization following antigen stimulation...
May 18, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515315/the-c-terminal-peptide-of-aquifex-aeolicus-riboflavin-synthase-directs-encapsulation-of-native-and-foreign-guests-by-a-cage-forming-lumazine-synthase
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Yusuke Azuma, Reinhard Zschoche, Donald Hilvert
Encapsulation of specific enzymes in self-assembling protein cages is a hallmark of bacterial compartments that function as counterparts to eukaryotic organelles. The cage-forming enzyme lumazine synthase (LS) from Bacillus subtilis (BsLS), for example, encapsulates riboflavin synthase (BsRS), enabling channeling of lumazine from the site of its generation to the site of its conversion to vitamin B2. Elucidating the molecular mechanisms underlying the assembly of these supramolecular complexes could help inform new approaches for metabolic engineering, nanotechnology, and drug delivery...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505069/b-vitamin-intake-from-diet-and-supplements-and-breast-cancer-risk-in-middle-aged-women-results-from-the-prospective-nutrinet-sant%C3%A3-cohort
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Manon Egnell, Philippine Fassier, Lucie Lécuyer, Laurent Zelek, Marie-Paule Vasson, Serge Hercberg, Paule Latino-Martel, Pilar Galan, Mélanie Deschasaux, Mathilde Touvier
Experimental studies suggest a protective effect of B-vitamins on breast cancer risk, potentially modulated by alcohol intake. However, epidemiological studies are limited, especially regarding non-folate B-vitamins. Furthermore, few studies included quantitative assessment of supplemental intake. This prospective study aimed to investigate the associations between intakes of B-vitamins (dietary, supplemental, total) and breast cancer risk. 27,853 women aged ≥45 years from the NutriNet-Santé cohort (2009-2016) were included, with a median follow-up time of 4...
May 13, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502425/resonance-energy-transfer-based-electrochemiluminescence-and-fluorescence-sensing-of-riboflavin-using-graphitic-carbon-nitride-quantum-dots
#15
Huan Wang, Qin Ma, Yanfeng Wang, Caihe Wang, Dongdong Qin, Duoliang Shan, Jing Chen, Xiaoquan Lu
Graphitic carbon nitride quantum dots (g-CNQDs) are rarely used in the field of electrochemiluminescence. In this paper, g-CNQDs have a strong and stable electrochemiluminescence (ECL) signal generated in the presence of co-reactant K2S2O8. The ECL signal of g-CNQDs was quenched by the mechanism of resonance energy transfer (RET) between donor g-CNQDs and receptor riboflavin (RF) that is proved by UV-vis absorption spectroscopy, electrochemiluminescence and fluorescence emission spectroscopy analysis technology...
June 22, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501542/metabolite-profile-of-koji-amazake-and-its-lactic-acid-fermentation-product-by-lactobacillus-sakei-uonuma
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Yoshifumi Oguro, Toshikazu Nishiwaki, Ryota Shinada, Kazuya Kobayashi, Atsushi Kurahashi
The koji amazake is a traditional sweet Japanese beverage. It has been consumed for over a thousand years in Japan; nonetheless, little is yet known of the ingredients in koji amazake. Therefore, this study aimed to analyze the metabolites of koji amazake using a metabolomics approach. Additionally, we reformed the flavor of koji amazake by lactic acid fermentation (LAF-amazake) using Lactobacillus sakei UONUMA, which was isolated from snow caverns. The purpose of this article is to identify the ingredients in these beverages...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500654/altered-timing-of-riboflavin-and-ultraviolet-light-pathogen-inactivation-improves-platelet-in-vitro-quality
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Peter Schubert, Brankica Culibrk, Simrath Karwal, Katherine Serrano, Elena Levin, QiLong Yi, Thomas Thiele, Andreas Greinacher, Susanne Marschner, Dana V Devine
BACKGROUND: The platelet (PLT) storage lesion is in part caused by the collection and/or production process. Pathogen inactivation (PI) further accelerates its development leading to a reduced in vitro PLT functionality and hence quality. Although the treatment of PLT concentrates (PCs) with riboflavin and ultraviolet light PI should occur within 22 hours of collection, in this study the impact of treatment timing on in vitro PLT quality was investigated. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: Apheresis PCs were PI treated on the day of production or on Days 1, 3, or 4 of storage or left untreated as control...
May 12, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498501/ppar-gamma-agonist-pioglitazone-modifies-craving-intensity-and-brain-white-matter-integrity-in-patients-with-primary-cocaine-use-disorder-a-double-blind-randomized-controlled-pilot-trial
#18
Joy M Schmitz, Charles E Green, Khader M Hasan, Jessica Vincent, Robert Suchting, Michael F Weaver, F Gerard Moeller, Ponnada A Narayana, Kathryn A Cunningham, Kelly T Dineley, Scott D Lane
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Pioglitazone (PIO), a potent agonist of PPAR-gamma, is a promising candidate treatment for cocaine use disorder (CUD). We tested the effects of PIO on targeted mechanisms relevant to CUD: cocaine craving and brain white matter (WM) integrity. Feasibility, medication compliance, and tolerability were evaluated. DESIGN: Two-arm double-blind randomized controlled proof-of-concept pilot trial of PIO or placebo (PLC). SETTING: Single-site outpatient treatment research clinic in Houston, Texas, USA...
May 12, 2017: Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495149/united-states-multicenter-clinical-trial-of-corneal-collagen-crosslinking-for-keratoconus-treatment
#19
Peter S Hersh, R Doyle Stulting, David Muller, Daniel S Durrie, Rajesh K Rajpal
PURPOSE: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of corneal collagen crosslinking (CXL) for the treatment of progressive keratoconus. DESIGN: Prospective, randomized, multicenter, controlled clinical trial. PARTICIPANTS: Patients with progressive keratoconus (n = 205). METHODS: The treatment group underwent standard CXL and the sham control group received riboflavin alone without removal of the epithelium. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: The primary efficacy criterion was the change over 1 year of topography-derived maximum keratometry value, comparing treatment with control group...
May 7, 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494493/flexible-optical-waveguides-for-uniform-periscleral-cross-linking
#20
Sheldon J J Kwok, Moonseok Kim, Harvey H Lin, Theo G Seiler, Eric Beck, Peng Shao, Irene E Kochevar, Theo Seiler, Seok-Hyun Yun
Purpose: Scleral cross-linking (SXL) with a photosensitizer and light is a potential strategy to mechanically reinforce the sclera and prevent progressive axial elongation responsible for severe myopia. Current approaches for light delivery to the sclera are cumbersome, do not provide uniform illumination, and only treat a limited area of sclera. To overcome these challenges, we developed flexible optical waveguides optimized for efficient, homogeneous light delivery. Methods: Waveguides were fabricated from polydimethylsiloxane elastomer...
May 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
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