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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433820/effects-of-punctal-occlusion-on-global-tear-proteins-in-patients-with-dry-eye
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Louis Tong, Lei Zhou, Roger Beuerman, Susan Simonyi, David A Hollander, Michael E Stern
PURPOSE: To investigate effects of punctal occlusion on global tear protein levels in patients with dry eye. METHODS: In this prospective, longitudinal, single-center study, nonabsorbable punctal plugs were inserted bilaterally into the lower punctum of 30 patients with moderate dry eye. Dry eye symptoms, fluorescein corneal staining, Schirmer I test, tear film break-up time, and safety were assessed in the more severe eye. Tear proteins at weeks 1 and 3 were quantified by iTRAQ relative to baseline preocclusion levels...
April 19, 2017: Ocular Surface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433551/in-vitro-investigation-of-metabolic-profiling-of-newly-developed-topoisomerase-inhibitors-ethyl-fluorescein-hydrazones-etflhs-in-rlms-by-lc-ms-ms
#2
Adnan A Kadi, Nasser S Al-Shakliah, Wencui Yin, A F M Motiur Rahman
Metabolic profiling of newly reported five topoisomerase inhibitors namely ethyl fluorescein hydrazones (EtFLHs) were studied in rat liver microsomes (RLMs) and the data were acquired in a liquid chromatography (LC) ion trap mass spectrometry. Hydroxyl group containing EtFLHs derivatives (1-3) were bio-transformed into hydrolyzed, mono-hydroxylated and hydrolyzed together with mono-hydroxylated metabolites. On the other hand, nitro and methoxy groups containing EtFLHs derivatives (4-5) were bio-transformed into hydrolyzed, hydrolyzed together with mono-hydroxylated and azo-reductive metabolites in the presence of NADPH...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432590/pathological-analysis-of-the-surgical-margins-of-resected-glioblastomas-excised-using-photodynamic-visualization-with-both-5-aminolevulinic-acid-and-fluorescein-sodium
#3
Hirohito Yano, Noriyuki Nakayama, Naoyuki Ohe, Kazuhiro Miwa, Jun Shinoda, Toru Iwama
During glioma resection, 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA) and fluorescein sodium (Fl-Na) are used for photodynamic tumor visualization. The objective of this study was to evaluate the pathological findings of the boundary zone between the tumor and adjacent normal brain in glioblastoma patients undergoing simultaneous double staining with 5-ALA and Fl-Na during surgery. Eight patients received 5-ALA (20 mg/kg orally) before the induction of general anesthesia, and Fl-Na (20 mg/kg) was administered intravenously before the dural incision was performed...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432113/automated-quantitative-characterisation-of-retinal-vascular-leakage-and-microaneurysms-in-ultra-widefield-fluorescein-angiography
#4
Justis P Ehlers, Kevin Wang, Amit Vasanji, Ming Hu, Sunil K Srivastava
Ultra-widefield fluorescein angiography (UWFA) is an emerging imaging modality used to characterise pathology in the retinal vasculature such as microaneurysms (MAs) and vascular leakage. Despite its potential value for diagnosis and disease surveillance, objective quantitative assessment of retinal pathology by UWFA is currently limited because it requires laborious manual segmentation by trained human graders. In this report, we describe a novel fully automated software platform, which segments MAs and leakage areas in native and dewarped UWFA images with retinal vascular disease...
April 21, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431627/sequential-naion-presenting-as-pseudo-foster-kennedy-syndrome
#5
Anuja Patil, Aastha Takkar, Manoj Goyal, Ramandeep Singh, Vivek Lal
PURPOSE: To review recurrent NAION as a cause for PFK syndrome. METHODS: In an observational study patients presenting with sudden loss of vision were evaluated. We reviewed patients presenting with disc edema on one side and optic atrophy in contralateral eye on fundus examination. Their visual field defects and fundus fluorescein angiography was assessed. RESULTS: Of the 7 patients evaluated 4 (57.1%) were females. Mean age at presentation was 53...
May 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428038/non-invasive-tracking-of-hydrogel-degradation-using-upconversion-nanoparticles
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Yuqing Dong, Guorui Jin, Changchun Ji, Rongyan He, Min Lin, Xin Zhao, Ang Li, Tian Jian Lu, Feng Xu
Tracking the distribution and degradation of hydrogels in vivo is important for various applications including tissue engineering and drug delivery. Among various imaging modalities, fluorescence imaging has attracted intensive attention due to their high sensitivity, low cost and easy operation. Particularly, upconversion nanoparticles (UCNPs) that emit visible lights upon near-infrared (NIR) light excitation as tracking probes are promising in deciphering the fate of hydrogels after transplantation. Herein, we reported a facile and non-invasive in vivo hydrogel tracking method using UCNPs, where the degradation of hydrogels was determined using the decrease in fluorescence intensity from the UCNPs encapsulated in the hydrogels...
April 17, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427064/emerging-issues-for-ultra-wide-field-angiography
#7
Alessandro Rabiolo, Luigi Antonio De Vitis, Riccardo Sacconi, Adriano Carnevali, Lea Querques, Francesco Bandello, Giuseppe Querques
Fluorescein angiography (FA) is a useful test in patients affected by diabetic retinopathy (DR) to evaluate the blood-retinal barrier integrity and the presence of non-perfused areas, vascular leakage, microvascular abnormalities, and neovascularization. The peripheral retina is involved in most DR lesions, and, thus, its proper visualization is crucial for the screening, diagnosis, monitoring, treatment, and prognosis of DR. To expand the field of view, wide-field and ultra-wide-field imaging have been developed, allowing images up to 200° of retinal surface in one single photo...
2017: Developments in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427063/optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-in-diabetic-maculopathy
#8
Gabriel Coscas, Marco Lupidi, Florence Coscas
Fluorescein angiography (FA) and indocyanine green angiography have provided information about the normal retinal and choroidal anatomy, nearly comparable to histological findings. These tests have been fundamental in the evaluation of all retinal and choroidal vascular diseases and have allowed clinicians to define and diagnose several pathological conditions. FA became the "gold standard" in retinal imaging due to the capacity to visualize the retinal capillary bed and its changes, both in the macular area and in the periphery...
2017: Developments in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427062/emerging-issues-for-optical-coherence-tomography
#9
Luisa Pierro, Alessandro Rabiolo
Almost 25 years after its introduction, optical coherence tomography (OCT) is still a crucial test in the evaluation of patients affected by diabetic retinopathy. In this chapter, the authors provide an extensive overview of the posterior segment pathological changes induced by diabetes, characterized using OCT. OCT plays a key role in diabetic macular edema (DME) as it assesses related retinal changes both in a qualitative (i.e., DME pattern, presence and aspects of cysts, fluid localization, integrity, and reflectivity of retinal layers) and quantitative (i...
2017: Developments in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426622/changes-in-central-choroidal-thickness-after-treatment-of-diabetic-macular-edema-with-intravitreal-bevacizumab-correlation-with-central-macular-thickness-and-best-corrected-visual-acuity
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Ramin Nourinia, Hamid Ahmadieh, Elnaz Nekoei, Parviz Malekifar, Zahra Tofighi
PURPOSE: To assess the effect of intravitreal injection of bevacizumab on central choroidal thickness (CCT) and its relationship with central macular thickness (CMT) and best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) changes in eyes with center-involving diabetic macular edema. METHODS: This prospective interventional case series included 20 eyes of 20 patients with center-involving diabetic macular edema naive to treatment. The BCVA assessment, complete eye examination, enhanced depth optical coherence tomography, and fluorescein angiography were performed at baseline followed by 3 monthly intravitreal injection of bevacizumab...
April 19, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426441/diagnosis-of-corneal-limbal-stem-cell-deficiency
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Kyeong Hwan Kim, Shahzad I Mian
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: A state of limbal stem cell deficiency (LSCD) can be secondary to a number of etiologies, resulting in either a reduction in the total number of limbal stem cells or an abnormality in stem cell function. Initially, the epithelium becomes irregular and hazy; however, this condition may progress to persistent corneal epithelial defects, stromal scarring, ulceration, and even perforation. Since LSCD secondary to a variety of etiologies may be reversible, and various factors are prognostic of disease progression, timely diagnosis is important...
April 19, 2017: Current Opinion in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422155/in-vitro-biocompatibility-study-of-sub-5%C3%A2-nm-silica-coated-magnetic-iron-oxide-fluorescent-nanoparticles-for-potential-biomedical-application
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Sabrina Foglia, Mario Ledda, Daniela Fioretti, Giovanna Iucci, Massimiliano Papi, Giovanni Capellini, Maria Grazia Lolli, Settimio Grimaldi, Monica Rinaldi, Antonella Lisi
Magnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (IONPs), for their intriguing properties, have attracted a great interest as they can be employed in many different biomedical applications. In this multidisciplinary study, we synthetized and characterized ultrafine 3 nm superparamagnetic water-dispersible nanoparticles. By a facile and inexpensive one-pot approach, nanoparticles were coated with a shell of silica and contemporarily functionalized with fluorescein isothiocyanate (FITC) dye. The obtained sub-5 nm silica-coated magnetic iron oxide fluorescent (sub-5 SIO-Fl) nanoparticles were assayed for cellular uptake, biocompatibility and cytotoxicity in a human colon cancer cellular model...
April 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421342/selective-retina-therapy-with-automatic-real-time-feedback-controlled-dosimetry-for-chronic-central-serous-chorioretinopathy-in-korean-patients
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Young Gun Park, Seungbum Kang, Minhee Kim, Nari Yoo, Young Jung Roh
PURPOSE: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of selective retina therapy (SRT) with real-time feedback-controlled dosimetry (RFD) in the treatment of chronic central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC). METHODS: In this retrospective case series study, 50 eyes of 49 patients with chronic CSC demonstrating focal or diffuse foveal leakages on fundus fluorescein angiography (FFA) were included. Following evaluation of test spots at temporal arcades, SRT (wavelength 527 nm, pulse repetition rate 100 Hz, pulse energy ramp with maximal 15 pulses) with retinal spot diameter of 200 μm was applied to the areas of each leakage observed on fluorescein angiography...
April 18, 2017: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420348/lower-incidence-of-contrast-induced-nephropathy-in-patients-undergoing-fluorescent-angiography
#14
Ji Hwan Lee, Byunghoon Chung, Sung Chul Lee, Sung Soo Kim, Hyoung Jun Koh, Christopher Seungkyu Lee
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the incidence and risk factors of contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) in patients undergoing fluorescein angiography (FA). METHODS: One hundred sixty patients who underwent FA as a part of ophthalmic examination and had serum creatinine (SCr) results within 24 h before FA and within 72 h after FA between 2005 and 2013 at a tertiary medical center were included. According to baseline SCr levels, the subjects were divided into low-risk group (<1...
April 19, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420193/a-quantitative-pcr-electrochemical-genosensor-test-for-the-screening-of-biotech-crops
#15
Suely Moura-Melo, Rebeca Miranda-Castro, Noemí de-Los-Santos-Álvarez, Arturo J Miranda-Ordieres, José Ribeiro Dos Santos Junior, Rosana A da Silva Fonseca, María Jesús Lobo-Castañón
The design of screening methods for the detection of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in food would improve the efficiency in their control. We report here a PCR amplification method combined with a sequence-specific electrochemical genosensor for the quantification of a DNA sequence characteristic of the 35S promoter derived from the cauliflower mosaic virus (CaMV). Specifically, we employ a genosensor constructed by chemisorption of a thiolated capture probe and p-aminothiophenol gold surfaces to entrap on the sensing layer the unpurified PCR amplicons, together with a signaling probe labeled with fluorescein...
April 18, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419401/unilateral-pigmented-paravenous-retinochoroidal-atrophy-associated-with-presumed-ocular-tuberculosis
#16
Guillermo Fernandez-Sanz, Ester Carreño, Sonia Mall, Magella M Neveu, Graham E Holder, Dhanes Thomas
This report describes a case of unilateral pigmented paravenous retinochoroidal atrophy (PPRCA) in a patient with low-grade unilateral intermediate uveitis. A 31-year-old woman, previously diagnosed with intermediate uveitis in the right eye (OD) presented to the clinic. Best-corrected visual acuity was 20/20 OD. Fundus examination, fluorescein angiography, autofluorescence, and optical coherence tomography OD were in keeping with a phenotypic diagnosis of PPRCA. Electrophysiology showed severe photoreceptor dysfunction of both the rod and the cone systems OD...
April 1, 2017: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418707/liquid-water-restricts-habitability-in-extreme-deserts
#17
Charles S Cockell, Sarah Brown, Hanna Landenmark, Toby Samuels, Rebecca Siddall, Jennifer Wadsworth
Liquid water is a requirement for biochemistry, yet under some circumstances it is deleterious to life. Here, we show that liquid water reduces the upper temperature survival limit for two extremophilic photosynthetic microorganisms (Gloeocapsa and Chroococcidiopsis spp.) by greater than 40°C under hydrated conditions compared to desiccated conditions. Under hydrated conditions, thermal stress causes protein inactivation as shown by the fluorescein diacetate assay. The presence of water was also found to enhance the deleterious effects of freeze-thaw in Chroococcidiopsis sp...
April 2017: Astrobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415021/in-vitro-investigation-of-metabolic-profiling-of-a-potent-topoisomerase-inhibitors-fluorescein-hydrazones-flhs-in-rlms-by-lc-ms-ms
#18
A F M Motiur Rahman, Nasser S Al-Shakliah, Wencui Yin, Adnan A Kadi
Metabolic profiling of newly reported two topoisomerase inhibitors namely fluorescein hydrazones (FLHs) were studied in rat liver microsomes (RLMs) and the data were acquired in a liquid chromatography (LC) ion trap mass spectrometry. (E)-3',6'-dihydroxy-2-((2-nitrobenzylidene)amino)spiro[isoindoline-1,9'-xanthen]-3-one (1) was bio-transformed into two mono-hydroxylated, one double hydroxylated and a tetra hydroxylated metabolites, on the other hand, (Z)-3',6'-dihydroxy-2-((2-oxoindolin-3-ylidene)amino)spiro[isoindoline-1,9'-xanthen]-3-one (2) was bio-transformed into eight possible metabolites by cleavage reduction, hydroxylation, cleavage reduction together with hydroxylated and azo-reduction in RLMs in presence of NADPH-generating system...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414606/effects-of-topically-applied-heterologous-serum-on-reepithelialization-rate-of-superficial-chronic-corneal-epithelial-defects-in-dogs
#19
J Seth Eaton, Steven R Hollingsworth, Bradford J Holmberg, Michael H Brown, Patricia J Smith, David J Maggs
OBJECTIVE To assess the effects of topical application of undiluted heterologous serum on time to corneal reepithelialization in dogs with superficial chronic corneal epithelial defects (SCCEDs). DESIGN Multicenter, randomized, double-masked, controlled clinical trial. ANIMALS 41 client-owned dogs. PROCEDURES After collection of baseline clinical and historical data, dogs were randomly assigned to receive topically applied undiluted heterologous serum (n = 22) or isotonic saline (0.9% NaCl) solution (19) along with tobramycin and atropine...
May 1, 2017: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413837/familial-exudative-vitreoretinopathy-presentation-as-persistent-fetal-vasculature
#20
Jeffrey Z Kartchner, M Elizabeth Hartnett
PURPOSE: To illustrate a presentation of familial exudative vitreoretinopathy (FEVR) that can be mistaken for unilateral persistent fetal vasculature (PFV) and the importance of wide angle fluorescein angiography in making this distinction. A patient was referred with a unilateral retrolental membrane and retinal detachment from PFV but was found to have FEVR. OBSERVATIONS: A 4 month-old full-term infant was referred with the diagnosis of PFV based on findings of a dense retrolental membrane and microphthalmia in the left eye...
June 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports
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