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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144829/complications-assoicated-with-miragel-for-treatment-of-retinal-detachment
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Miin Roh, Nahyoung Grace Lee, John B Miller
MIRAgel (MIRA, Waltham, MA) is a hydrogel buckle that was introduced in 1979 as a new scleral implant for the treatment of retinal detachment. Long-term follow-up of more than 10 years revealed that the hydrolysis of the synthetic hydrophilic material leads to marked expansion of the substance, causing complications such as buckle extrusion and intrusion, eye motility disorder, cosmetic deformities, and periocular infections. Removal of the implant is the treatment of choice in cases with complications, but it is technically difficult due to the friability of the implant, severe scleral ectasia, and relatively high rate of redetachment after removal...
November 16, 2017: Seminars in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121878/comparison-of-femtosecond-laser-assisted-corneal-intrastromal-xenotransplantation-and-the-allotransplantation-in-rhesus-monkeys
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He Jin, Liangping Liu, Hui Ding, Miao He, Chi Zhang, Xingwu Zhong
BACKGROUND: In our previous study, we showed that both allogeneic and autogeneic small-incision femtosecond laser-assisted corneal intrastromal transplantation are safe and effective surgeries. However, the results of small-incision femtosecond laser-assisted intrastromal xenotransplantation have not yet been explored. Additionally, we suggest that glycerol-dehydrated corneal lamellae might provide a possible alternative for this xenogenic implantation approach. METHODS: Corneal inlay lamellae were produced from rabbits and humans using femtosecond laser-assisted surgeries and were dehydrated in glycerol for 1 week at 4 °C...
November 9, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119033/the-utility-of-mri-in-the-diagnosis-of-takayasu-arteritis
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Marian Gaballah, Rachelle Goldfisher, John B Amodio
Takayasu Arteritis (TA) is an inflammatory disorder involving the thoracoabdominal aorta and its branches and the pulmonary arteries, with eventual vascular stenosis, occlusion, or aneurysm formation. Conventional angiography has been the reference imaging standard for diagnosis of TA. The purpose of this case report is to demonstrate the utility of MR imaging and MR angiography in the diagnosis of Takayasu Arteritis in a pediatric patient. The patient is a 15-year-old female patient presenting with anemia, hypertension, and acute kidney injury...
2017: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117421/erratum-for-intracorneal-ring-segments-implantation-for-corneal-ectasia
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November 1, 2017: Journal of Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115035/role-of-imaging-studies-in-kawasaki-disease
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Etsuko Tsuda, Manphool Singhal
Kawasaki disease is a medium vessel vasculitis which may be associated with coronary artery abnormalities. Recognition of these abnormalities depends upon various imaging modalities. While two-dimensional echocardiography remains the first line modality to identify coronary artery abnormalities, it is subject to several fallacies and is operator dependent. Computed tomography coronary angiography is rapidly emerging as a useful imaging modality for better characterization of dilatations, ectasia and aneurysms in the mid- and distal segments of coronary arteries...
November 8, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108116/arthritis-in-melorheostosis-an-uncommon-feature-in-a-rare-disease
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Enrico Selvi, Marco Bardelli, Giacomo Maria Guidelli
A 53-year-old male developed left knee and left ankle arthritis associated with marked induration of the skin and soft tissues distal to the knees. The left knee was swollen, tender, and with a non-reducible contracture and similarly the left ankle and the subtalar joint were stiff and moderately swollen. In addition, diffuse, bluish, small vascular ectasia, hypertrichosis and skin pigmentation of the affected sites were evident (fig1). These symptoms began 20 years before and the patient had been diagnosed with eosinophilic fasciitis and treated with daily prednisone leading to partial improvement of the symptoms, but not of the knee deformity and soft tissue induration...
November 6, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107074/loss-of-%C3%AE-epithelial-sodium-channel-function-in-meibomian-glands-produces-pseudohypoaldosteronism-1-like-ocular-disease-in-mice
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Dongfang Yu, Yogesh Saini, Gang Chen, Andrew J Ghio, Hong Dang, Kimberlie A Burns, Yang Wang, Richard M Davis, Scott H Randell, Charles R Esther, Friedrich Paulsen, Richard C Boucher
Human subjects with pseudohypoaldosteronism-1 due to loss of function mutations in epithelial Na(+) channel (ENaC) subunits exhibit meibomian gland (MG) dysfunction. A conditional βENaC MG knockout mouse model was generated to elucidate the pathogenesis of absent ENaC function in the MG and associated ocular surface disease. βENaC MG KO mice exhibited a striking age dependent, female predominant MG dysfunction phenotype, with white toothpaste-like secretions observed obstructing MG orifices at seven weeks of age...
October 26, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106833/-coronary-ectasias-and-thrombosis
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M A Bouzid, H Benamer, X Halna du Fretay
Ectasias and coronary aneurysms are uncommon coronary artery diseases, can coexist and are poorly known. Their principal etiology in adults is coronary atherosclerosis. It has been suggested that these abnormalities would have poor prognosis and that slow flow could lead to in situ thrombosis and distal embolisation. However, ectasias and aneurysms are most often associated with coronary stenosis. We report a series of 47 cases of ectasias and coronary aneurysms with evaluation of the clinical and angiographic characteristics, the therapeutic choices and we review the literature concerning these lesions...
October 26, 2017: Annales de Cardiologie et D'angéiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104632/fucoidan-elevates-surface-organic-cation-transporter-2-expression-via-upregulation-of-protein-kinase-a-in-uric-acid-nephropathy
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Xinlin Wu, Miansheng Yan, Taoli Liu, Jiantang Liao, Jianqing Zhang, Shuqing Chen, Wei Deng, Shijun Zhang, Baoguo Sun, Houming Zhou, Bin Ke
Uric acid nephropathy (UAN) is caused by excessive uric acid, and is a key risk factor for uric acid nephrolithiasis, gouty arthritis, renal diseases and cardiovascular diseases. The present study aimed to evaluate the protective effect of fucoidan, a sulfated polysaccharide component of brown algae, on UAN and to elucidate the underlying molecular mechanism. A rat model of UAN was induced by adenine treatment, and rats were then randomly assigned to control, model or fucoidan treatment groups. Hematoxylin and eosin staining of the kidney tissues of rats with UAN was subjected to conventional morphological evaluation...
November 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095506/subacute-effects-of-rose-bengal-green-light-cross-linking-on-rabbit-thin-corneal-stability-and-safety
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Ti Wang, Lu Zhu, Jingyin Zhu, Yinbo Peng, Nianci Shen, Yan Yu, Min Yao
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the subacute effects of Rose Bengal (RB) and 532 nm green light-induced photochemical crosslinking (RB-PCL) on rabbit thin corneal stability and safety in vivo. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Rabbit thin corneal models with 250 μm thickness were created by photorefractive keratectomy surgery. Photochemical crosslinking with green light (wavelength 532 nm) at an illumination intensity of 0.4 W/cm(2) for 250 s (100 J/cm(2) ) was performed, followed by antibiotic treatment and slit lamp monitoring for four weeks...
November 2, 2017: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081376/new-indications-for-endoscopic-radiofrequency-ablation
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Thomas R McCarty, Tarun Rustagi
Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a well-established treatment for several benign, pre-malignant, and malignant disorders. Although the role of RFA has been clearly defined, new indications for luminal and extra-luminal applications of endoscopic RFA-directed therapies have emerged. RFA has recently produced promising results in patients with a variety of gastrointestinal and hepatopancreatobiliary pathologies. For example, endoscopic RFA has been used to treat patients with gastric antral vascular ectasia, chronic radiation proctitis, malignant biliary strictures, and ampullary adenomas with intraductal extension...
October 25, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069028/factors-associated-with-severe-sepsis-or-septic-shock-in-complicated-pyelonephritis
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Juan D Ruiz-Mesa, Ignacio Marquez-Gomez, Gabriel Sena, Veronica A Buonaiuto, Juan Mora Ordoñez, Manuel Salido, Antonio Plata Ciézar, Lucía Valiente-De Santis, Concepción Mediavilla, Juan D Colmenero
Severe sepsis or septic shock are the main factors influencing the prognosis of acute pyelonephritis (APN). Our aim was to analyze factors associated with the development of severe sepsis or septic shock in a large sample of patients with acute complicated pyelonephritis (ACPN).This prospective observational study comprised 1507 consecutive patients aged 14 years or older who were admitted to a tertiary care hospital because of ACPN between 1997 and 2015. Covariates associated in univariate analysis with severe sepsis or septic shock were then analyzed by multivariate logistic regression...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054186/isolated-coronary-artery-ectasia-clinical-angiographic-and-follow-up-characteristics
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Amit Malviya, Pravin K Jha, Animesh Mishra
BACKGROUND: Isolated Coronary artery ectasia (CAE) is considered an uncommon angiographic finding with varying patterns of presentation and carries significant morbidity burden to the patient. Our objective was to evaluate the prevalence of this condition, to analyse its clinical, angiographic, and follow up characteristics. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Coronary angiography was performed in 4950 patients from January 2009 to August 2014. The epidemiological, clinical, angiographic, and follow up characteristics of 52 patients with isolated CAE were examined...
September 2017: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053431/survey-of-gross-and-histopathologic-findings-in-two-wintering-subpopulations-of-sandhill-cranes-antigone-canadensis
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Martha Hensel, Miranda Bertram, Raquel Rech, Gabriel L Hamer, Sarah A Hamer
Sandhill Cranes (Antigone canadensis) of the midcontinent population (MCP) and Rocky Mountain population (RMP) are migratory game birds with stable populations that travel between Canada and the southern USA and Mexico. In the winters of 2012-14, we performed gross and histologic examinations of 43 hunter-harvested Sandhill Cranes in Texas (MCP) and New Mexico (RMP) to assess the impact of disease on populations. Lesions were significantly more common in the MCP relative to the RMP, likely reflecting differential environmental exposure to pathogens and parasites...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Wildlife Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051141/coronary-artery-ectasia-predicts-future-cardiac-events-in-patients-with-acute-myocardial-infarction
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Takahito Doi, Yu Kataoka, Teruo Noguchi, Tatsuhiro Shibata, Takahiro Nakashima, Shoji Kawakami, Kazuhiro Nakao, Masashi Fujino, Toshiyuki Nagai, Tomoaki Kanaya, Yoshio Tahara, Yasuhide Asaumi, Etsuko Tsuda, Michikazu Nakai, Kunihiro Nishimura, Toshihisa Anzai, Kengo Kusano, Hiroaki Shimokawa, Yoichi Goto, Satoshi Yasuda
OBJECTIVE: Coronary artery ectasia (CAE) is an infrequently observed vascular phenotype characterized by abnormal vessel dilatation and disturbed coronary flow, which potentially promote thrombogenicity and inflammatory reactions. However, whether or not CAE influences cardiovascular outcomes remains unknown. APPROACH AND RESULTS: We investigated major adverse cardiac events (MACE; defined as cardiac death and nonfatal myocardial infarction [MI]) in 1698 patients with acute MI...
October 19, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050188/-sturge-weber-syndrome-in-port-wine-stain-patients-a-retrospective-study-on-the-clinical-features-and-screening-strategy
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Y Wu, R J Yu, X X Lin, W Y Guo
Objective: To investigate the clinical characteristics of Sturge-Weber syndrome (SWS) in the patients with Port-wine stain (PWS). Methods: A total of 279 PWS patients, 164 males, 115 females with a median age of first visit 17.00 (4.75, 56.00) months. Most of the PWS patients were referred to the Ophthalmology Department for screening eye problems when the cutaneous angiomas involved the ophthalmic division of the trigeminal nerve distribution. The intraocular pressure (IOP), cup to disk ratio (C/D), corneal condition and other essential measurements were examined to screen glaucoma or choroidal hemangioma...
October 11, 2017: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049218/cardiovascular-findings-on-computed-tomography-in-patients-with-unclear-finding-situation-and-trauma-of-unknown-origin
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Hans-Jonas Meyer, Dominik Schramm, Andreas Gunter Bach, Anne Beeskow, Alexey Surov
Incidental cardiovascular findings are common and can be found in up to 70% of patients. Previously, several reports about incidental findings (IFs) on whole body computed tomography (CT) were published. However, no previous study investigated cardiovascular IFs in patients with unclear finding situation and trauma of unknown origin on whole body CT.The radiological database of 2 university hospitals was screened for patients with trauma of unknown origin and unclear finding situation investigated by whole body CT...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046758/coronary-artery-ectasia-presenting-with-acute-inferior-wall-myocardial-infarction-in-a-young-adult
#18
Htun Latt, Sammy Aung, Kyaw Kyaw, Richard Seher
Coronary artery ectasia (CAE), a variant of coronary artery anomalies, is a rare clinical entity. Although atherosclerotic coronary artery disease (CAD) is the most common cause of acute coronary syndrome (ACS), CAE also conveys a relatively high risk for potentially life-threatening cardiac events. We report a case of a 35-year-old male with two-vessel CAE, who presented with acute inferior wall ST election myocardial infarction (STEMI). After initiating medical therapy including bivalirudin, emergent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with stenting of postero-lateral branch of right coronary artery (RCA) was performed...
October 2017: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046012/root-aneurysm-following-aortic-valve-replacement-20-years-after-an-arterial-switch-operation
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Hikaru Ishii, Shigeyuki Aomi, Hideyuki Tomioka, Etsuji Umeda, Rihito Higashi, Kenji Yamazaki
Late development of annuloaortic ectasia (AAE) and progression of aortic regurgitation (AR) are widely recognized outcomes following an arterial switch operation (ASO). We treated a 29-year-old male with AAE and rapid aortic root expansion, who underwent ASO as a neonate and aortic valve replacement (AVR) as an adult. He was diagnosed as having dextro-(D-loop) transposition of the great arteries after birth and underwent ASO at the age of 13 months. At the age of 19 years, AVR was performed for progressive AR...
October 18, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043397/myocardial-fistulisation-and-coronary-arterial-ectasia-in-children-with-univentricular-circulation-an-under-recognised-problem
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Daragh Finn, Kevin Walsh, David Roberson, Colin J McMahon
Among 241 children with univentricular circulation who underwent total cavopulmonary connection (Glenn or Fontan) over a 17 years period (January 2000-April 2017), we found two patients who had diffuse coronary fistulisation of their myocardium (0.8%). We also report an additional third case from Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA. One of the children had documented normal coronary arteries and myocardium at catheterisation prior to development of the fistulisation process. The same child also developed extensive veno-venous collaterals...
October 17, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
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