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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210185/neoplastic-leptomeningeal-disease-masquerading-as-central-serous-retinopathy-a-case-report
#1
Ibrahim Elaraoud, Hanif J Suleman, Peter Cikatricis, Helen Palmer
A 69-year-old man became aware of people's speech being out of synch with their lip movements alongside persistent headaches, both of which progressively worsened. A few weeks later, he developed progressive and painless visual loss in one eye. Initial neurological evaluation, inflammatory markers and head computed tomography scan were normal. Ophthalmological examination and OCT scan revealed right macular subretinal fluid with choroidal indentation, which prompted urgent further investigations including head MRI revealing extensive leptomeningeal disease...
July 2016: Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology: Official Journal of the Saudi Ophthalmological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203196/effective-intravitreal-injections-of-bevacizumab-in-a-case-of-serous-macular-detachment-from-the-superior-border-of-the-posterior-staphyloma
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Yukiko Tsubota, Hidenori Takahashi, Kenji Sugisaki, Tatsuro Tanabe, Yujiro Fujino
PURPOSE: We present an atypical case of submacular fluid leading to serous macular detachment. METHOD/PATIENT: A 69-year-old man was evaluated for metamorphopsia in the left eye. RESULTS: Best-corrected visual acuity was 20/25 in both eyes. He had undergone cataract surgeries in both eyes 12 years ago. The axial length was 25.93 mm (OD) and 24.12 mm (OS). Optical coherence tomography showed posterior staphylomas and subretinal fluid on the superior border of the staphylomas in both eyes; in the left eye, submacular fluid was noted extending up to the macula...
January 2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202118/-clinical-and-laboratory-features-of-macrophage-activation-syndrome
#3
Li Guo, Mei-Ping Lu, Gui-Juan Dong, Li-Ping Teng, Yi-Ping Xu, Li-Xia Zou, Qi Zheng
OBJECTIVE: To study the clinical and laboratory features of macrophage activation syndrome (MAS) at the early stage of diagnosis, and to explore a method for early identification of MAS. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed for the demographic data, clinical and laboratory features, and treatment outcomes of 21 MAS patients. RESULTS: Of the 21 MAS patients, 14 had systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis, 5 had Kawasaki disease (KD), and 2 had connective tissue disease (CTD) as primary diseases...
February 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188862/the-ascites-n-glycome-of-epithelial-ovarian-cancer-patients
#4
Karina Biskup, Elena I Braicu, Jalid Sehouli, Rudolf Tauber, Véronique Blanchard
: Epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) is worldwide the sixth most lethal form of cancer occurring in women. More than one third of ovarian patients have ascites at the time of diagnosis and almost all of them have it when recurrence occurs. Although its effect on tumor cell microenvironment remains poorly understood, its presence is correlated with bad diagnosis. In previous studies, we proposed a novel glycan-based biomarker for the diagnosis of EOC, which showed an improved sensitivity and specificity at any stage of the disease and an improved discrimination between malignant and benign ovarian tumors...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187010/imaging-the-canaliculops-with-ultrasound-biomicroscopy-and-anterior-segment-ocular-coherence-tomography
#5
Swati Singh, Mohammad Javed Ali, Hari Kumar Peguda, Milind N Naik
Canaliculops is a noninflammatory and noninfectious ectasia of the canaliculus with serous fluid accumulation. Currently, the etiology is uncertain. To the best of the authors' knowledge only 6 confirmed cases have been published earlier; however, the imaging features were not described. The authors report the ultrasound biomicroscopic and ocular coherence tomography features of a histopathologically proven canaliculops.
February 9, 2017: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186886/joint-segmentation-of-retinal-layers-and-focal-lesions-in-3d-oct-data-of-topologically-disrupted-retinas
#6
Jelena Novosel, Koenraad Vermeer, Jan H de Jong, Ziyuan Wang, Lucas Van Vliet
Accurate quantification of retinal structures in 3D optical coherence tomography data of eyes with pathologies provides clinically relevant information. We present an approach to jointly segment retinal layers and lesions in eyes with topology-disrupting retinal diseases by a loosely coupled level sets framework. In the new approach, lesions are modelled as an additional space-variant layer delineated by auxiliary interfaces. Furthermore, the segmentation of interfaces is steered by local differences in the signal between adjacent retinal layers thereby allowing the approach to handle local intensity variations...
February 8, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185442/the-role-of-ancillary-tests-in-the-evaluation-and-management-of-patients-with-negative-and-non-diagnostic-pancreatic-cyst-aspirates
#7
Suzanne M Selvaggi
BACKGROUND: Fine needle aspiration of pancreatic cystic lesions has its limitations as the cytology is often paucicellular to acellular. This study reports on the value of ancillary tests, amylase and carcinoembryonic, in the evaluation and management of patients with negative and non-diagnostic pancreatic cysts. METHODS: From January 1, 2010 through December 31, 2015, the Cytopathology Laboratory processed 119 pancreatic cyst aspirates of which 51(43%) were negative and 52(44%) were non-diagnostic and form the basis of this study...
February 10, 2017: Diagnostic Cytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28171877/a-multicenter-randomized-controlled-study-of-antioxidant-supplementation-with-lutein-for-chronic-central-serous-chorioretinopathy
#8
Ari Shinojima, Miki Sawa, Tetsuju Sekiryu, Yuji Oshima, Ryusaburo Mori, Chikako Hara, Yukinori Sugano, Aki Kato, Hitomi Asato, Mitsuko Yuzawa, Fumi Gomi, Yuichiro Ogura, Tatsuro Ishibashi, Tomoaki Nanri, Tsutomu Yasukawa
PURPOSE: To investigate functional and morphological changes in patients with chronic central serous chorioretinopathy after supplementation with antioxidants containing lutein or a placebo. PROCEDURES: One hundred eyes of 100 patients were randomly divided into 2 groups, one taking tablets with lutein plus other antioxidants and the other taking a placebo for 6 months. Best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) and the subfoveal fluid height on optical coherence tomography were measured...
February 8, 2017: Ophthalmologica. Journal International D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154953/half-dose-photodynamic-therapy-for-chronic-central-serous-chorioretinopathy-evaluated-by-focal-macular-electroretinograms
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Kazuhiro Oiwa, Keiko Kataoka, Ruka Maruko, Shinji Ueno, Yasuki Ito, Hiroko Terasaki
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effect of half-dose verteporfin photodynamic therapy (hPDT) on the physiology of the macula determined by focal macular electroretinograms (FMERGs) in eyes with chronic central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC). METHODS: Fourteen eyes of 13 patients with chronic CSC were treated with hPDT. The best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) was measured, and optical coherence tomography (OCT) and FMERGs were performed at the baseline, and at 4 days, 1, 3, 6, and 12 months after the hPDT...
February 2, 2017: Japanese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133247/-successful-multidisciplinary-treatment-of-metastatic-ovarian-cancer-after-perforative-peritonitis-of-the-rectum-due-to-disseminated-ovarian-cancer
#10
Taiping Huang, Makoto Nakamuro, Hiroshi Nakano, Yuhei Okubo, Yoshiaki Kondo, Kazuo Ishikawa, Hiroshi Furukawa, Ichiro Amakawa, Koichi Matsumoto, Kozo Kadowaki, Yoshio Ohta
A72 -year-old woman who complained of abdominal pain and distention visited the emergency clinic of our hospital in April 2014. Computed tomography(CT)showed an omental mass and a pelvic mass with massive ascites. The fluid was removed by abdominal aspiration, and the patient showed perforative peritonitis next day. An emergency operation was performed. The surgical operation showed that the rectum was perforated due to stenosis covered by the ovarian cancer metastases. Aleft colectomy combined with a transverse colostomy was performed...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124961/-investigation-of-cutaneous-leishmaniasis-by-active-screening-in-primary-schools-in-sanliurfa-turkey
#11
Nebiye Yentür Doni, Gülcan Gürses, Reşat Dikme, Zeynep Şimşek, Mehmet Muratoğlu, Fadile Yıldız Zeyrek, Yavuz Yeşilova
Cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) is endemic in Sanliurfa, a province located at southestern part of Turkey. The aims of this study were to determine CL cases among children aged 7-15 years attending primary schools and evaluate the demographical and clinical characteristics by active screening method. In our study, a total of 163.464 children attending to 123 primary schools have been evaluated in terms of CL prevalence between 2010 to 2012 period. Accordingly, 67.585, 72.279 and 23.600 students studying in 74, 37 and 12 primary schools were actively screened, respectively...
October 2016: Mikrobiyoloji Bülteni
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124418/post-viraemic-detection-of-bovine-ephemeral-fever-virus-by-use-of-autogenous-lymphoid-tissue-derived-bovine-primary-cell-cultures
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R Barigye, S Davis, R Hunt, N Hunt, S Walsh, N Elliott, K Dyrting, R Weir, L F Melville
BACKGROUND: The potential tissue replication sites and specific cell types that support in vivo virus survival beyond the acute phase of bovine ephemeral fever virus (BEFV) infection have not been fully defined in cattle. To clarify the knowledge gap, tissue specimens were tested after collection from an adult steer necropsied 1 week after acute BEF. CASE REPORT: Significant necropsy findings included fibrinoproliferative synovitis in the stifle joints and fibrin clot-laden fluid in serous body cavities...
January 2017: Australian Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123539/bilateral-ovarian-carcinomas-differ-in-the-expression-of-metastasis-related-genes
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Marianne Lislerud Smebye, Lisbeth Haugom, Ben Davidson, Claes Göran Trope, Sverre Heim, Rolf Inge Skotheim, Francesca Micci
The mechanisms behind bilaterality of ovarian carcinomas are not fully understood, as the two tumors could possibly represent two primary tumors, a primary tumor and a metastasis, or two metastases. The gene expression profiles from bilateral high-grade serous carcinomas (HGSCs) and clear cell carcinomas (CCCs) of the ovary were compared to study the association between the tumors of the two sides. A separate analysis of genes from chromosome 19 was also performed, since this chromosome is frequently rearranged in ovarian carcinomas...
January 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111131/contagious-caprine-pleuropneumonia-the-first-isolation-and-molecular-characterization-of-mycoplasma-capricolum-subsp-capripneumoniae-in-the-kingdom-of-saudi-arabia
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Wael El-Deeb, Abdul Aziz Almujalli, Isam Eljalii, Ahmed Elmoslemany, Mahmoud Fayez
Classical contagious caprine pleuropneumonia is one of the most fatal contagious disease of goats listed by World Organization for Animal Health that leads to major economic losses. It is caused by infection with Mycoplasma capricolum subspecies capripneumoniae. In order to isolate the causative agents of CCPP for the first time in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, fifteen flocks from Eastern region (Al Ahsa, Dammam and Hafr Albaten) and ten flocks from Riyadh and Al-Kharj regions were selected for this study. A total of 700 samples (400 nasal swabs, 300 pleural fluid samples and lung samples (from necropsied animals)) were collected from goats showing typical signs of CCPP...
January 19, 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106700/the-predictive-value-of-neutrophil-lymphocyte-and-platelet-lymphocyte-ratio-for-the-effusion-viscosity-in-otitis-media-with-chronic-effusion
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Mustafa Suphi Elbistanli, Hasan Emre Koçak, Harun Acipayam, Ayşe Pelin Yiğider, Mehmet Keskin, Fatma Tülin Kayhan
OBJECTIVE: The objective of the authors' study was to investigate the predictive value of the neutrophil-lymphocyte rate (NLR) and platelet-lymphocyte rate (PLR) in otitis media with effusion and the correlation of the effusion type with these ratios. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case-control study. METHODS: One hundred twenty-six pediatric patients diagnosed otitis media with chronic effusion and had ventilation tube inserted between October 2015 and July 2016 were included in the study group and 124 healthy children, who applied for the routine examination and had blood count analysis, were included in the control group...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106626/unusual-serous-retinal-detachment-in-a-patient-with-waldenstrom-macroglobulinemia-a-case-report
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Albert B Lin, Alan T Sheyman, Lee M Jampol
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: To report an unusual appearance of severe bilateral serous detachments in a patient with Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia. METHODS: A case report of a Fifty-six-year-old female patient with Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia. RESULTS: A patient with Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia presented with serous retinal detachments at the time of diagnosis with Waldenstrom. The patient's IgM levels remained abnormally elevated in the initial stages of her disease course, leading to dramatic ocular findings and images on optical coherence tomography...
January 18, 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099314/fundus-autofluorescence-lifetimes-and-central-serous-chorioretinopathy
#17
Chantal Dysli, Lieselotte Berger, Sebastian Wolf, Martin S Zinkernagel
PURPOSE: To quantify retinal fluorescence lifetimes in patients with central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC) and to identify disease specific lifetime characteristics over the course of disease. METHODS: Forty-seven participants were included in this study. Patients with central serous chorioretinopathy were imaged with fundus photography, fundus autofluorescence, optical coherence tomography, and fluorescence lifetime imaging ophthalmoscopy (FLIO) and compared with age-matched controls...
January 17, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091938/distinguishing-features-of-acute-vogt-koyanagi-harada-disease-and-acute-central-serous-chorioretinopathy-on-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-and-en-face-optical-coherence-tomography-imaging
#18
Kanika Aggarwal, Aniruddha Agarwal, Ankit Deokar, Sarakshi Mahajan, Ramandeep Singh, Reema Bansal, Aman Sharma, Mangat R Dogra, Vishali Gupta
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to determine the differences in optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) features of acute Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease (VKH) and acute central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC). Clinical and imaging data of patients with acute CSC and VKH in a tertiary-care institute were analyzed. Multimodal imaging including fluorescein angiography, indocyanine green angiography (ICGA), and enhanced-depth imaging OCT were performed. OCTA images were analyzed for alterations in retinochoroidal microvasculature...
December 2017: Journal of Ophthalmic Inflammation and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067724/acute-central-serous-chorioretinopathy-factors-influencing-episode-duration
#19
Alejandra Daruich, Alexandre Matet, Laetitia Marchionno, Jean-Dominique De Azevedo, Aude Ambresin, Irmela Mantel, Francine Behar-Cohen
PURPOSE: To evaluate the influence of clinical and multimodal imaging parameters on the duration of acute central serous chorioretinopathy (CSCR) episodes. METHODS: Consecutive patients with first, treatment-naïve central serous chorioretinopathy episodes presenting within 20 days of symptoms onset were prospectively included. They were reevaluated 15 days to 20 days later, followed by monthly evaluation for 6 months. Subfoveal choroidal thickness (SFCT), fluorescein leakage intensity on fluorescein angiography, elevation of retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) lesions at leakage sites, focal/multifocal pattern of indocyanine green angiography (ICGA) at baseline, time-dependent pattern of subretinal fluid (SRF) resorption on OCT using volume segmentation, history of corticosteroid intake and mean blood pressure were evaluated using univariate (Log rank test) and multivariate (Cox proportional hazard regression) survival analysis...
January 6, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054715/tubal-origin-of-ovarian-cancer-the-double-edged-sword-of-haemoglobin
#20
Shiou-Fu Lin, Emily Gerry, Ie-Ming Shih
Ovarian high-grade serous carcinoma (HGSC) is the most malignant neoplasm of the gynaecologic tract. While the origins of many human malignant neoplasms are clear, the origin of HGSC remains poorly understood. This lack of knowledge limits our understanding of its pathogenesis and compromises efforts devoted to develop better early detection tools and effective preventative intervention. The tubal origin of HGSC has been put forward since the initial report of dysplastic lesions (now known as serous tubal intraepithelial carcinomas, or STICs) that morphologically resemble HGSC in the fallopian tube...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Pathology
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