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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283130/color-doppler-imaging-of-the-retrobulbar-circulation-and-plasmatic-biomarkers-of-vascular-risk-in-age-related-macular-degeneration-a-pilot-study
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Fermin Rodrigo, José María Ruiz-Moreno, Juan Bernabé García, María Eugenia Torregrosa, José Vicente Segura, David P Piñero
PURPOSE: To evaluate preliminarily and compare the level of plasmatic biomarkers of vascular risk in patients with and without exudative age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) and to relate it to vascular resistance alterations in the ophthalmic artery (OA), central retinal artery (CRA), posterior temporal ciliary artery (PTCA), and posterior nasal ciliary artery (PNCA). METHODS: Color Doppler imaging of the OA, CRA, PTCA, and PNCA was performed in 30 eyes of 30 cataract patients (control group) as well as in 30 eyes of 30 patients with naive exudative ARMD (study group), measuring the peak systolic velocity, end-diastolic velocity (EDV), and Pourcelot resistive index (RI)...
January 2018: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280283/pet-ct-to-detect-adverse-reactions-to-metal-debris-in-patients-with-metal-on-metal-hip-arthroplasty-an-exploratory-prospective-study
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Erik Aro, Marko Seppänen, Keijo T Mäkelä, Pauliina Luoto, Anne Roivainen, Hannu T Aro
Metal-on-metal (MoM) bearings in total hip arthroplasties and hip resurfacing arthroplasties have recently shown a new type of complication: adverse reactions to metal debris (ARMD). ARMD is characterized by local severe inflammation and tissue necrosis leading to implant failures. The gluteal muscle region is important for the patient outcome after revision surgery. This prospective positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) study was undertaken to evaluate the characteristics of 2-deoxy-2-[18 F]fluoro-d-glucose ([18 F]FDG) and [68 Ga]Gallium citrate ([68 Ga]Citrate) PET/CT in ARMD patients...
December 27, 2017: Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228956/analysis-of-bearing-wear-whole-blood-and-synovial-fluid-metal-ion-concentrations-and-histopathological-findings-in-patients-with-failed-asr-hip-resurfacings
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Lari Lehtovirta, Aleksi Reito, Jyrki Parkkinen, Harry Hothi, Johann Henckel, Alister Hart, Antti Eskelinen
BACKGROUND: Adverse Reaction to Metal Debris (ARMD) is still a major reason for revision surgeries in patients with metal-on-metal (MoM) hip replacements. ARMD consists of a wide range of alterations in periprosthetic tissues, most important of which are metallosis, inflammation, pseudotumors and necrosis. Studies investigating histopathological findings and their association to implant wear or indirect measures of wear have yielded inconsistent results. Therefore, we aimed to investigate bearing surface wear volume, whole blood and synovial fluid metal ion concentrations, histopathological findings in periprosthetic tissues and their associations...
December 11, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226336/single-pass-incremental-force-updates-for-adaptively-restrained-molecular-dynamics
#4
Krishna Kant Singh, Stephane Redon
Adaptively restrained molecular dynamics (ARMD) allows users to perform more integration steps in wall-clock time by switching on and off positional degrees of freedoms. This article presents new, single-pass incremental force updates algorithms to efficiently simulate a system using ARMD. We assessed different algorithms for speedup measurements and implemented them in the LAMMPS MD package. We validated the single-pass incremental force update algorithm on four different benchmarks using diverse pair potentials...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Computational Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204763/automated-segmentation-and-quantification-of-drusen-in-fundus-and-optical-coherence-tomography-images-for-detection-of-armd
#5
Samina Khalid, M Usman Akram, Taimur Hassan, Amina Jameel, Tehmina Khalil
Age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) is one of the most common retinal syndromes that occurs in elderly people. Different eye testing techniques such as fundus photography and optical coherence tomography (OCT) are used to clinically examine the ARMD-affected patients. Many researchers have worked on detecting ARMD from fundus images, few of them also worked on detecting ARMD from OCT images. However, there are only few systems that establish the correspondence between fundus and OCT images to give an accurate prediction of ARMD pathology...
December 4, 2017: Journal of Digital Imaging: the Official Journal of the Society for Computer Applications in Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130357/biological-effects-of-metal-degradation-in-hip-arthroplasties
#6
Donatella Granchi, Lucia Maria Savarino, Gabriela Ciapetti, Nicola Baldini
Metals and metal alloys are the most used materials in orthopedic implants. The focus is on total hip arthroplasty (THA) that, though well tolerated, may be associated with local and remote adverse effects in the medium-long term. This review aims to summarize data on the biological consequences of the metal implant degradation that have been attributed predominantly to metal-on-metal (MoM) THA. Local responses to metals consist of a broad clinical spectrum ranging from small asymptomatic tissue lesions to severe destruction of bone and soft tissues, which are designated as metallosis, adverse reactions to metal debris (ARMD), aseptic lymphocytic vasculitis associated lesion (ALVAL), and pseudotumors...
November 13, 2017: Critical Reviews in Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105547/what-is-appropriate-surveillance-for-metal-on-metal-hip-arthroplasty-patients
#7
Gulraj S Matharu, Andrew Judge, Antti Eskelinen, David W Murray, Hemant G Pandit
The unexpected high revision rates of large-diameter (femoral head sizes of 36 mm or greater) metal-on-metal hip arthroplasties (MoMHAs) have led to worldwide regulatory authorities recommending regular surveillance, even for asymptomatic individuals. However, these recommendations are not evidence-based and are very costly. The rapidly evolving evidence base requires an update regarding the investigation and management of MoMHA patients. This article is the first of 2 (the second article in this series will consider the threshold for performing revision, and the outcomes following ARMD revision surgery: Matharu et al...
November 6, 2017: Acta Orthopaedica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048694/effect-of-sleeved-ceramic-femoral-heads-on-titanium-ion-release
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Anthony Deny, Janie Barry, Jonathan R B Hutt, Martin Lavigne, Vincent Massé, Pascal-André Vendittoli
INTRODUCTION: Metal ion release from wear and corrosion at the femoral head-stem taper junction can evoke local adverse reactions to metal debris (ARMD). In a specific large-diameter head (LDH) total hip arthroplasty (THA) system, ceramic femoral heads of 44 to 48 mm are available with a titanium (Ti) adaptor sleeve, while heads of 36- to 40-mm come without sleeves. The hypothesis of this study is that the Ti adaptor sleeve with LDH ceramic-on-ceramic (CoC) bearings will not cause wear or corrosion at the taper junction and, thus, will not generate high whole blood Ti ion levels...
October 16, 2017: Hip International: the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Research on Hip Pathology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038159/loss-of-erk1-2-in-the-retinal-pigment-epithelium-leads-to-rpe65-decrease-and-retinal-degeneration
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Aswin Pyakurel, Delphine Balmer, Marc K Saba-El-Leil, Caroline Kizilyaprak, Jean Daraspe, Bruno M Humbel, Laure Voisin, Yun Z Le, Johannes von Lintig, Sylvain Meloche, Raphaël Roduit
Recent work has suggested that the activity of extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) 1/2 is increased in the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) of age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) patients and therefore could be an attractive therapeutic target. Notably, ERK1/2 pathway inhibitors are used in cancer therapy, with severe and non-characterized ocular side effects. To decipher the role of ERK1/2 in RPE cells, we conditionally disrupted the Erk1 and Erk2 genes in the mouse RPE. Loss of ERK1/2 activity resulted in a significant decrease of RPE65 expression, a decrease in ocular retinoid levels concomitant with low visual function and a rapid disorganization of RPE cells, ultimately leading to retinal degeneration...
October 16, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975092/self-limited-membranous-nephropathy-after-intravitreal-bevacizumab-therapy-for-age-related-macular-degeneration
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Gebran Khneizer, Ahmad Al-Taee, Bahar Bastani
BACKGROUND: Monoclonal antibodies targeting vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), such as bevacizumab, are administered intravitreally for the treatment of wet or exudative age-related macular degeneration (ARMD). Systemic use of bevacizumab has been linked to a wide range of renal adverse effects including proteinuria and hypertension. CASE PRESENTATION: We present the case of a 77-year-old Caucasian male with a past medical history of hypertension, vitamin D deficiency and paroxysmal atrial fibrillation who presented to primary care clinic with a 2-week history of bilateral lower extremity edema, 2 months after completing four monthly intravitreal injections of bevacizumab for ARMD...
July 2017: Journal of Nephropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28959828/-summarize-drug-dosage-forms-in-treatment-of-age-related-macular-degeneration-disease
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REVIEW
Mao-Bo Du, Shu-Zhi Liu, Kai Xu, Li-Na Liang, Ai-Ping He, Yao Yao, Ya-Mei Liu
In this review, the authors summarized the drugs in treatment of the age-related macular degeneration (AMD or ARMD), including the pathogenesis of the age-related macular degeneration at home and abroad, dosage forms used in the treatment, and the drugs research and development directions in the future. AMD disease is the third largest blinding diseases all over the world, with an incidence of 6.62%. The dosage form of the traditional medicine is mostly oral formulations, playing a role in body, while the newly dosage form is topical drug delivery formulation...
February 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926394/armd-and-presumed-dangerous-commentary-on-an-article-by-gulraj-s-matharu-bsc-hons-mrcs-mres-et-al-blood-metal-ion-thresholds-to-identify-patients-with-metal-on-metal-hip-implants-at-risk-of-adverse-reactions-to-metal-debris-an-external-multicenter-validation
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COMMENT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926383/mri-findings-in-patients-after-small-head-metal-on-metal-total-hip-arthroplasty-with-a-minimum-follow-up-of-10-years
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Tobias Reiner, Thuy D Do, Matthias C Klot, Fabian Hertzsch, Kirsten Seelmann, Matthias M Gaida, Marc-André Weber, Tobias Gotterbarm
BACKGROUND: Concern has been raised about the late onset of adverse reactions to metal debris (ARMD) in patients with a small-head metal-on-metal total hip replacement. The aims of this study were to assess the frequency and characteristic appearance of ARMD in patients with a small-head (28-mm) metal-on-metal total hip replacement and elevated blood ion levels (>1 μg/L) after a minimum follow-up of 10 years and to analyze the possible risk factors associated with the prevalence of these lesions...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926382/blood-metal-ion-thresholds-to-identify-patients-with-metal-on-metal-hip-implants-at-risk-of-adverse-reactions-to-metal-debris-an-external-multicenter-validation-study-of-birmingham-hip-resurfacing-and-corail-pinnacle-implants
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Gulraj S Matharu, Fiona Berryman, Andrew Judge, Aleksi Reito, Jamie McConnell, Olli Lainiala, Stephen Young, Antti Eskelinen, Hemant G Pandit, David W Murray
BACKGROUND: The authors of recent studies have reported newly devised implant-specific blood metal ion thresholds to predict adverse reactions to metal debris (ARMD) in patients who have undergone unilateral or bilateral metal-on-metal (MoM) hip arthroplasty. These thresholds were most effective for identifying patients at low risk of ARMD. We investigated whether these newly devised blood metal ion thresholds could effectively identify patients at risk of ARMD after MoM hip arthroplasty in an external cohort of patients...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887488/the-chemical-form-of-metal-species-released-from-corroded-taper-junctions-of-hip-implants-synchrotron-analysis-of-patient-tissue
#15
Anna Di Laura, Paul D Quinn, Vasiliki C Panagiotopoulou, Harry S Hothi, Johann Henckel, Jonathan J Powell, Fitim Berisha, Fernanda Amary, J Fred W Mosselmans, John A Skinner, Alister J Hart
The mechanisms of metal release from the articulation at the head cup bearing and the tapered junctions of orthopaedic hip implants are known to differ and the debris generated varies in size, shape and volume. Significantly less metal is lost from the taper junction between Cobalt-Chromium-Molybdenum (CoCrMo) and Titanium (Ti) components (fretting-corrosion dominant mechanism), when compared to the CoCrMo bearing surfaces (wear-corrosion dominant mechanism). Corrosion particles from the taper junction can lead to Adverse Reactions to Metal Debris (ARMD) similar to those seen with CoCrMo bearings...
September 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790470/management-guidelines-for-metal-on-metal-hip-resurfacing-arthroplasty-a-strategy-on-followup
#16
Naoki Nakano, Andrea Volpin, Jonathan Bartlett, Vikas Khanduja
Despite the initial promise of metal-on-metal (MoM) implants as the ideal bearing surface for hip replacements and resurfacings, high short term failure rates due to an adverse reaction to metal debris (ARMD) have led to a dramatic reduction in the number of MoM implants used in the modern era. With over one million patients worldwide having undergone hip operations utilizing a MoM bearing surface, the long term outcomes for such patients remains unknown, and there is much debate as to the most effective management of these patients...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781016/blood-metal-ion-levels-have-limited-utility-in-the-surveillance-of-asymptomatic-large-head-metal-on-metal-total-hip-arthroplasties
#17
Manish Kiran, Catherine Armstrong, Deepak Shivarathre, Viju K Peter
BACKGROUND: Blood cobalt (Co) and chromium (Cr) ion levels have been used as surveillance tools for adverse reaction to metal debris (ARMD) in metal-on-metal (MoM) articulations with varying thresholds in different countries. The aim of our study is to present the serial 12-year blood Co and Cr levels in a cohort of MoM total hip arthroplasties (THAs) with femoral head size ≥36 mm and analyze their utility in asymptomatic patients at current thresholds. METHODS: A total of 256 patients with unilateral MoM THA with femoral head size ≥36 mm were included in this study with data collected prospectively...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768778/which-factors-influence-the-rate-of-failure-following-metal-on-metal-hip-arthroplasty-revision-surgery-performed-for-adverse-reactions-to-metal-debris-an-analysis-from-the-national-joint-registry-for-england-and-wales
#18
MULTICENTER STUDY
G S Matharu, A Judge, H G Pandit, D W Murray
AIMS: To determine the outcomes following revision surgery of metal-on-metal hip arthroplasties (MoMHA) performed for adverse reactions to metal debris (ARMD), and to identify factors predictive of re-revision. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective observational study using National Joint Registry (NJR) data on 2535 MoMHAs undergoing revision surgery for ARMD between 2008 and 2014. The outcomes studied following revision were intra-operative complications, mortality and re-revision surgery...
August 2017: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710154/outcomes-following-revision-surgery-performed-for-adverse-reactions-to-metal-debris-in-non-metal-on-metal-hip-arthroplasty-patients-analysis-of-185-revisions-from-the-national-joint-registry-for-england-and-wales
#19
G S Matharu, A Judge, D W Murray, H G Pandit
OBJECTIVES: Few studies have assessed outcomes following non-metal-on-metal hip arthroplasty (non-MoMHA) revision surgery performed for adverse reactions to metal debris (ARMD). We assessed outcomes following non-MoMHA revision surgery performed for ARMD, and identified predictors of re-revision. METHODS: We performed a retrospective observational study using data from the National Joint Registry for England and Wales. All non-MoMHAs undergoing revision surgery for ARMD between 2008 and 2014 were included (185 hips in 185 patients)...
July 2017: Bone & Joint Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707830/-patients-with-metal-on-metal-hip-arthroplasty-evaluation-and-management-of-complications
#20
Olivier Guyen, Christophe Tissot
The potentially severe complications related to metal-on-metal (MoM) hip replacements have led to a dramatic decrease of their use. Large diameter heads are more likely to fail than smaller diameters, but complications have been described even with « small » diameters. Therefore, monitoring of MoM arthroplasties is mandatory. This includes physical examination, X-Rays, metal ion levels, and potentially cross-sectional imaging. Despite pathophysiology of adverse reactions to metal debris (ARMD) is better understood, their evolution and the potential systemic complications remain unclear...
December 14, 2016: Revue Médicale Suisse
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