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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920210/neurosarcoidosis-unusual-presentations-and-considerations-for-diagnosis-and-management
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Walid Radwan, Brandon Lucke-Wold, Ibrahim Ahmed Robadi, Kymberly Gyure, Thomas Roberts, Sanjay Bhatia
BACKGROUND: Sarcoidosis is a chronic, multisystem disease characterised by non-necrotising granulomatous inflammation of unknown aetiology. Most commonly, the lungs, lymph nodes, skin and eyes are affected in sarcoidosis; however, nervous system involvement occurs in approximately 5%-15% of cases. Any part of the nervous system can be affected by sarcoidosis. CASES: Herein we describe three unusual patient presentations of neurosarcoidosis, one with optic neuritis, a second with hydrocephalus and a third with cervical myelopathy...
December 5, 2016: Postgraduate Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919838/a-cgh-array-procedure-to-detect-pax6-gene-structural-defects
#2
Alessandra Franzoni, Patrizia Dello Russo, Federica Baldan, Angela Valentina D'Elia, Cinzia Puppin, Silvana Penco, Giuseppe Damante
Aniridia is a rare congenital disease characterized by eye development defects, in which the more evident clinical manifestation is iris absence or malformation. In most of the patients, aniridia is associated to PAX6 gene point mutations or deletions. When these deletions are large and involve other genes, a more complex disease, named WAGR syndrome, arises. In order to develop a new tool to analyze aniridia and WAGR subjects, a CGH array (CGHa) of the PAX6 genomic region was set up. We generated a custom microarray kit using an oligonucleotide-based platform that allows high resolution molecular profiling of genomic aberrations in 20 Mb of the 11p13 chromosomal region, centered on the PAX6 gene...
December 2, 2016: Molecular and Cellular Probes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919611/discovery-of-4-sulfamoyl-phenyl-%C3%AE-lactams-as-a-new-class-of-potent-carbonic-anhydrase-isoforms-i-ii-iv-and-vii-inhibitors-the-first-example-of-subnanomolar-ca-iv-inhibitors
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Srinivas Angapelly, P V Sri Ramya, Andrea Angeli, Simona Maria Monti, Martina Buonanno, Mallika Alvala, Cladiu T Supuran, Mohammed Arifuddin
A series of benzenesulfonamides incorporating 1,3,4-trisubstituted-β-lactam moieties was prepared from sulfanilamide Schiff bases and in situ obtained ketenes, by using the Staudinger cycloaddition reaction. The new compounds were assayed as inhibitors of four human isoforms of the metalloenzyme carbonic anhydrase (hCA, EC 4.2.1.1) involved in various physiological/pathological conditions, hCA I, II, IV and VII. Excellent inhibitory activity was observed against all these isoforms, as follows: hCA I, involved in some eye diseases was inhibited with KIs in the range of 7...
November 19, 2016: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918825/early-postnatal-hyperoxia-in-mice-leads-to-severe-persistent-vitreoretinopathy
#4
Paul G McMenamin, Rachel Kenny, Sjakon Tahija, Jeremiah Lim, Cecilia Naranjo Golborne, Xiangting Chen, Sheena Bouch, Foula Sozo, Bang Bui
Purpose: To describe a mouse model of hyperoxia-induced vitreoretinopathy that replicated some of the clinical and pathologic features encountered in infants with severe retinopathy of prematurity and congenital ocular conditions such as persistent hyperplastic primary vitreous. Methods: Experimental mice (C57BL/6J) were exposed to 65% oxygen between postnatal days (P)0 to P7 and studied at P10, P14, and 3, 5, 8, 20, and 40 weeks. Controls were exposed to normoxic conditions...
December 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917933/inhibition-of-alpha-synuclein-aggregation-by-multifunctional-dopamine-agonists-assessed-by-a-novel-in-vitro-assay-and-an-in-vivo-drosophila-synucleinopathy-model
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Deepthi Yedlapudi, Gnanada S Joshi, Dan Luo, Sokol V Todi, Aloke K Dutta
Aggregation of alpha synuclein (α-syn) leading to dopaminergic neuronal death has been recognized as one of the main pathogenic factors in the initiation and progression of Parkinson's disease (PD). Consequently, α-syn has been targeted for the development of therapeutics for PD. We have developed a novel assay to screen compounds with α-syn modulating properties by mimicking recent findings from in vivo animal studies involving intrastriatal administration of pre-formed fibrils in mice, resulting in increased α-syn pathology accompanying the formation of Lewy-body (LB) type inclusions...
December 5, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913889/ocular-pharmacology-of-tear-film-dry-eye-and-allergic-conjunctivitis
#6
Shilpa Gulati, Sandeep Jain
Dry Eye Disease (DED) is "a multifactorial disease of the tears and ocular surface that results in symptoms of discomfort, visual disturbance, and tear-film instability with potential damage to the ocular surface." DED comprises two etiologic categories: aqueous-deficient dry eye (ADDE) and evaporative dry eye (EDE). Diagnostic workup of DED should include clinical history, symptom questionnaire, fluorescein TBUT, ocular surface staining grading, Schirmer I/II, lid and meibomian pathology, meibomian expression, followed by other available tests...
December 3, 2016: Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913654/novel-small-molecule-jp-153-targets-the-src-fak-paxillin-signaling-complex-to-inhibit-vegf-induced-retinal-angiogenesis
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Jordan J Toutounchian, Jayaprakash Pagadala, Duane D Miller, Jerome Baudry, Frank Park, Edward Chaum, Charles R Yates
Targeting vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is a common treatment strategy for neovascular eye disease, a major cause of vision loss in diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration. However, the decline in clinical efficacy over time in many patients suggests that monotherapy of anti-VEGF protein therapeutics may benefit from adjunctive treatments. Our previous work has shown that through decreased activation of the cytoskeletal protein paxillin, growth factor-induced ischemic retinopathy in the murine oxygen-induced retinopathy model could be inhibited...
January 2017: Molecular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911584/clinicopathological-characteristics-and-prognosis-for-survival-after-enucleation-of-uveal-melanoma-in-chinese-patients-long-term-follow-up
#8
Han Yue, Jiang Qian, Yifei Yuan, Rui Zhang, Yingwen Bi, Fengxi Meng, Yi Xuan
PURPOSE: To summarize the clinicopathological characteristics and prognosis of uveal melanoma (UM) after enucleation in Chinese patients. METHODS: Between 2003 and 2012, a series of 171 patients with UM received enucleation at the Eye & ENT Hospital of Fudan University in Shanghai. Patient clinical information was collected. Pathological examination and BAP1 staining of the enucleated eyes were conducted. Univariate and multivariate Cox proportional hazard regressions were conducted to determine the risk factors, and the survival rates were calculated and compared...
December 2, 2016: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909796/-clinical-morphological-and-molecular-biological-characteristics-of-the-aging-eye
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M R R Böhm, H Thomasen, F Parnitzke, K-P Steuhl
BACKGROUND: The physiological aging of the eye is associated with loss of visual function. Age-related changes of the eye can result in ophthalmological diseases. The aim of this article is to display morphological, histological and molecular biological alterations of the aging eye. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A web-based search and review of the literature for aging of the visual system including cornea, lens, vitreous humor, retina, retinal pigment epithelium (RPE), choroidea and optic nerve were carried out...
December 1, 2016: Der Ophthalmologe: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909396/the-eye-as-a-biomarker-for-alzheimer-s-disease
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REVIEW
Jeremiah K H Lim, Qiao-Xin Li, Zheng He, Algis J Vingrys, Vickie H Y Wong, Nicolas Currier, Jamie Mullen, Bang V Bui, Christine T O Nguyen
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder resulting in dementia and eventual death. It is the leading cause of dementia and the number of cases are projected to rise in the next few decades. Pathological hallmarks of AD include the presence of hyperphosphorylated tau and amyloid protein deposition. Currently, these pathological biomarkers are detected either through cerebrospinal fluid analysis, brain imaging or post-mortem. Though effective, these methods are not widely available due to issues such as the difficulty in acquiring samples, lack of infrastructure or high cost...
2016: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908566/update-of-choroidal-imaging-techniques-past-present-and-future
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J Ruiz-Medrano, I Flores-Moreno, R Gutierrez-Bonet, J Chhablani, J M Ruiz-Moreno
The choroid is the middle layer of the eye, a very vascular and pigmented tissue, with its role in several ophthalmological pathologies already having been clearly established. But it was not until the last few years that we have been able to reliably and precisely measure and quantify its shape and thickness. Ultrasound technology and indocyanine green angiography were the first techniques used for the study of the choroid, and they still maintain their use and clinical indications for the diagnosis and management of several pathologies...
November 28, 2016: Archivos de la Sociedad Española de Oftalmología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908408/protective-effect-of-magnesium-acetyltaurate-against-nmda-induced-retinal-damage-involves-restoration-of-minerals-and-trace-elements-homeostasis
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Azliana Jusnida Ahmad Jafri, Natasha Najwa Nor Arfuzir, Lidawani Lambuk, Igor Iezhitsa, Renu Agarwal, Puneet Agarwal, Norhafiza Razali, Anna Krasilnikova, Maria Kharitonova, Vasily Demidov, Evgeny Serebryansky, Anatoly Skalny, Alexander Spasov, Ahmad Pauzi Md Yusof, Nafeeza Mohd Ismail
Glutamate-mediated excitotoxicity involving N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) receptors has been recognized as a final common outcome in pathological conditions involving death of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs). Overstimulation of NMDA receptors results in influx of calcium (Ca) and sodium (Na) ions and efflux of potassium (K). NMDA receptors are blocked by magnesium (Mg). Such changes due to NMDA overstimulation are also associated with not only the altered levels of minerals but also that of trace elements and redox status...
January 2017: Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906948/cervical-interlaminar-epidural-injections-at-high-doses-do-not-increase-optic-nerve-sheath-diameter-on-a-long-term-basis
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Hyunzu Kim, Joo Hyeon O, Sung-Jun Hong, Keun Man Shin, JungChan Park, Sang Soo Kang
BACKGROUND: Cervical epidural injection (CEI) is widely performed on patients with pain originating from the cervical spine. Studies have shown a good relationship between the optic nerve sheath diameter (ONSD) and the intracranial pressure (ICP). OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the changes in the ONSD as a non-invasive surrogate marker of ICP after CEI. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective observational study. SETTING: Hospital and ambulatory pain clinic...
November 2016: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906756/optic-neuritis-the-eye-as-a-window-to-the-brain
#14
Thomas M Jenkins, Ahmed T Toosy
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Acute optic neuritis is a common clinical problem, requiring a structured assessment to guide management and prevent visual loss. The optic nerve is the most accessible part of the central nervous system, so optic neuritis also represents an important paradigm to help decipher mechanisms of damage and recovery in the central nervous system. Important developments include the advent of optical coherence tomography as a biomarker of central nervous system axonal loss, the discovery of new pathological antibodies, notably against aquaporin-4 and, more recently, myelin oligodendrocyte protein, and emerging evidence for sodium channel blockade as a novel therapeutic approach to address energy failure in neuroinflammatory disease...
November 30, 2016: Current Opinion in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904918/-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-the-watering-eye
#15
M Schargus, G Geerling
The wet eye is a common symptom that ophthalmologists as well as otorhinolaryngolists are confronted with. The causes can be diverse, affecting all parts from the lacrimal gland to the lacrimal drainage system. Frequently tear film changes are the reason for the symptoms, which may vary from classic epiphora and impaired vision to tear film instability with damage of the corneal epithelium. The knowledge and understanding of the underlying pathologies and differential diagnosis is crucial in order to initiate adequate therapy and to avoid overtreating with invasive surgical means...
November 30, 2016: HNO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899960/genetics-and-epigenetics-of-melanoma
#16
Xiao-Ying Zhang, Pei-Ying Zhang
Cancer affects multiple organs in the body Malignant melanoma involves the invasion of skin and occasionally mucosal membrane or eye choroidal tissues. The incidence of cutaneous malignant melanoma is on the increase worldwide and is a major concern in current research. The increase is associated with UV irradiation-induced genetic aberrations that stimulate skin melanocytes to develop unlimited growth. This eventually leads to cell immortality, which in turn causes metastases. The present review examines the genetics and epigenetics of this pathological state together with recent perspectives of the therapeutic management of disease...
November 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898724/risk-factors-for-motor-vehicle-collisions-in-patients-with-primary-open-angle-glaucoma-a-multicenter-prospective-cohort-study
#17
Kenya Yuki, Sachiko Awano-Tanabe, Takeshi Ono, Daisuke Shiba, Hiroshi Murata, Ryo Asaoka, Kazuo Tsubota
PURPOSE: To identify the incidence rate of motor vehicle collisions (MVCs) in patients with no ocular pathology other than primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) and determine the putative risk factors for MVCs in this group of patients. METHODS: We designed a prospective cohort study across three centers utilizing a consecutive sampling method to identify all patients with POAG between the ages of 40 and 80 years old. Patients with glaucoma were consecutively screened for eligibility...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898445/pathologic-myopia
#18
Kyoko Ohno-Matsui
Pathologic myopia (PM) is the only myopia that causes the loss of best-corrected visual acuity. The main reason for best-corrected visual acuity loss is complications specific to PM, such as myopic maculopathy, myopic traction maculopathy, and myopic optic neuropathy (or glaucoma). The meta-analyses of the PM study group (META-PM study) made a classification system for myopic maculopathy. On the basis of this study, PM has been defined as eyes having atrophic changes equal to or more severe than diffuse atrophy...
November 2016: Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897118/smoking-and-eye-pathologies-a-systemic-review-part-i-anterior-eye-segment-pathologies
#19
Małgorzata Nita, Andrzej Grzybowski
BACKGROUND: Tobacco smoking has detrimental influence on human health and is one of the leading causes of preventable mortality worldwide, associated with lung cancer, chronic obstructive lung disease and cardiovascular disease. AIM: The analysis of the influence of tobacco smoking on pathology of the anterior segment of the eye in adults and children. METHODS: A comprehensive review of the literature performed through MEDLINE and PubMed searches, was published during the period 2000-2016...
November 29, 2016: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896533/characteristics-of-higher-order-aberrations-and-anterior-segment-tomography-in-patients-with-pathologic-myopia
#20
Kaori Kasahara, Naoyuki Maeda, Takashi Fujikado, Makoto Tomita, Muka Moriyama, Mutsumi Fuchihata, Kyoko Ohno-Matsui
PURPOSE: To investigate prospectively the characteristics in the higher-order aberrations and anterior segment tomography in patients with pathologic myopia. METHODS: One hundred and twelve consecutive highly myopic patients (mean age 43.4 ± 9.3 years, spherical equivalent of refractive error ≥8 D and an axial length ≥26.5 mm) were studied. Thirty-seven emmetropic individuals (mean age 37.0 ± 14.5 years, spherical equivalent of refractive error ≤ ±1 D) were analyzed as controls...
November 28, 2016: International Ophthalmology
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