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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923613/demographic-characteristics-of-voluntary-donors-registered-in-beijing-tongren-hospital-eye-bank-of-china-a-retrospective-study-from-2007-to-2016
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Y Liu, Y N Zhang, Y Liu, J Zhang, A P Li, Q F Liang, Z Q Pan
BACKGROUND: Lack of willingness to pledge eyes among the general population is the main cause for the shortage of cornea tissue in China. A few studies have implied that general-population adults with specific demographics showed more willingness to donate their eyes. METHODS: In this study, we analyzed the demographic characteristics of 918 voluntary donors registered in Beijing Tongren Hospital Eye Bank in the past 10 years for possible predictors that might help us to identify potential donors in Beijing and increase the donation rate...
October 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900769/interface-scopulariopsis-gracilis-fungal-keratitis-following-descemet-s-stripping-automated-endothelial-keratoplasty-dsaek-with-a-contaminated-graft
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Craig Wilde, Marco Messina, Tara Moshiri, Susan E Snape, Senthil Maharajan
PURPOSE: To report for the first time a case of interface Scopulariopsis gracilis fungal keratitis following Descemet's stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) with a contaminated graft. METHODS: A 57-year-old man with bilateral keratoconus and previous bilateral penetrating keratoplasties (PK) developed graft failure in association with marked corneal ectasia. He underwent a successful DSAEK. Unfortunately, a contaminated graft was transplanted and the following morning we were contacted by the eye bank to inform us a slow-growing fungus had been detected in the culture plates inoculated with dextran solution used to store the issued corneoscleral button...
September 12, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890079/the-effect-of-chronic-pulmonary-disease-and-mechanical-ventilation-on-corneal-donor-endothelial-cell-density-and-transplant-suitability
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Jordan A Margo, Martha F Whiting, Clayton H Brown, Caroline K Hoover, Wuqaas M Munir
PURPOSE: To determine how chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and mechanical ventilation time affect corneal donor endothelial cell density (ECD) and transplant suitability. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study METHODS: Setting: institutional Study Population: 39,679 cornea donor eyes from SightLife Eye Bank between 2012-2016. Demographics, death to preservation time, ECD, lens status, medical history, time on mechanical ventilation, and suitability for transplantation were included...
September 7, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873283/in-vivo-like-culture-conditions-in-a-bioreactor-facilitate-improved-tissue-quality-in-corneal-storage
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Richard Schmid, Ioana-Sandra Tarau, Angela Rossi, Stefan Leonhardt, Thomas Schwarz, Sebastian Schuerlein, Christian Lotz, Jan Hansmann
The cornea is the most-transplanted tissue worldwide. However, the availability and quality of grafts are limited due to the current methods of corneal storage. In this study, a dynamic bioreactor system is employed to enable the control of intraocular pressure and the culture at the air-liquid interface. Thereby, in vivo-like storage conditions are achieved. Different media combinations for endothelium and epithelium are tested in standard and dynamic conditions to enhance the viability of the tissue. In contrast to culture conditions used in eye banks, the combination of the bioreactor and biochrom medium 1 allows to preserve the corneal endothelium and the epithelium...
September 5, 2017: Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837528/minimizing-graft-preparation-failure-in-descemet-membrane-endothelial-keratoplasty
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Eitan Livny, Esther A Groeneveld-van Beek, Jessica T Lie, Kristin M Mangundap, Marieke Bruinsma, Rénuka S Birbal, Jacqueline van der Wees, Gerrit R J Melles
PURPOSE: To report the failure rate of 2 graft preparation techniques for Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) and to evaluate how to minimize graft preparation failure. METHODS: Retrospective, nonrandomized study at an eye bank specialized in graft preparation for lamellar keratoplasty. For 1416 donor corneas, the DMEK graft preparation failure rate was evaluated for 2 different techniques, technique I: "Standardized traditional technique" (n = 341) and technique II: "Standardized no-touch technique" (n = 933), and for grafts that were converted from technique II to technique I during preparation (n = 142)...
August 23, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834816/donor-derived-conjunctival-limbal-melanoma-after-a-keratolimbal-allograft
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Lorena Sepsakos, Albert Y Cheung, Jeffrey A Nerad, Gautham Mogilishetty, Edward J Holland
PURPOSE: To report a single case of donor-derived conjunctival-limbal melanoma that occurred after a keratolimbal allograft (KLAL). METHODS: Case report and literature review. RESULTS: A 56-year-old white woman with a history of bilateral limbal stem cell deficiency developed a donor-related melanoma after a KLAL. Three months after undergoing an uncomplicated KLAL, the patient presented with hemorrhagic nodules within her conjunctiva and transplanted tissue...
August 22, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809618/corneal-donations-in-south-africa-a-15-year-review
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Nicholas J York, Christopher Tinley
BACKGROUND: Corneal pathology is one of the leading causes of preventable blindness in South Africa (SA). A corneal transplant can restore or significantly improve vision in most cases. However, in SA there is a gross shortage of corneal tissue available to ophthalmologists. Little has been published describing the magnitude of the problem. OBJECTIVES: To describe trends in the number of corneal donors per year in SA, the number of corneal transplants performed each year, the origin of donors, the allocation of corneas to the public or private sector, and the demographics of donors...
July 28, 2017: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730112/evaluation-of-antioxidants-and-argpyrimidine-in-normal-and-cataractous-lenses-in-north-indian-population
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Bharani K Mynampati, Sujata Ghosh, Thungapathra Muthukumarappa, Jagat Ram
AIM: To assess the level of glutathione, thioltransferase, and argpyrimidine in nuclear and cortical cataractous lenses as well as in the clear lenses in the north Indian population. METHODS: Human cataractous lenses were collected from the patients who underwent extracapsular cataract extraction surgery; clear lenses were collected from the freshly donated eye bank eyes. Antioxidant molecules such as glutathione and thioltransferase enzyme activity were measured; simultaneously in these lenses a blue fluorophore argpyrimidine, an advanced glycation end (AGE) product level was assessed using high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728174/a-global-view-on-output-and-outcomes-of-cataract-surgery-with-national-indices-of-socioeconomic-development
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Wei Wang, William Yan, Andreas Müller, Mingguang He
Purpose: Cataract blindness accounts for a substantial proportion of blindness worldwide. Understanding the correlations between national levels of socioeconomic development with the quantity and quality of cataract surgery may provide insight for the prioritization and resource allocation for blindness prevention programs. Methods: The relationships between human development index (HDI), gross domestic product (GDP) per capita, and cataract surgical coverage (CSC) and visual outcome of cataract surgery were examined in a multinational study utilizing secondary data from the repository for Rapid Assessment of Avoidable Blindness (RAAB), World Health Organization, Global Burden of Disease, United Nations, and the World Bank...
July 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698576/multimodal-imaging-quality-control-of-epithelia-regenerated-with-cultured-human-donor-corneal-limbal-epithelial-stem-cells
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Marco Lombardo, Sebastiano Serrao, Vanessa Barbaro, Enzo Di Iorio, Giuseppe Lombardo
Current imaging techniques for the characterization of differentiated corneal limbal stem cells are destructive and cannot be used in eye bank for monitoring the regenerated epithelium in culture. We presented a minimally invasive, multimodal, marker-free imaging method for the investigation of epithelia regenerated with cultured human donor corneal limbal epithelial stem cells. Two-photon fluorescence and harmonic generation signals were collected from specimens in culture and used for evaluating the structure and morphology of epithelia cultured on two different bio-scaffolds; in addition, donor human corneal tissues were used as controls...
July 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697461/direct-induction-of-functional-neuronal-cells-from-fibroblast-like-cells-derived-from-adult-human-retina
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Lili Hao, Zhen Xu, Hui Sun, Wu Luo, Youchen Yan, Jing Wang, Jingyi Guo, Yizhi Liu, Shuyi Chen
Obtaining and manipulating neuronal cells are critical for neural biology basic mechanism studies and translational applications. Recent advances in protocol development and mechanism dissections have made direct induction of neuronal cells from other somatic cells (iN) a promising strategy for such purposes. In this study, we established a protocol to expand a population of fibroblast-like cells from adult human retinal tissues, which can be reprogrammed into iNs by forced expression of neurogenic transcription factors...
August 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696355/abcc6-and-pseudoxanthoma-elasticum-the-face-of-a-rare-disease-from-genetics-to-advocacy
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Karobi Moitra, Sonia Garcia, Michelle Jaldin, Clementine Etoundi, Donna Cooper, Anna Roland, Patrice Dixon, Sandra Reyes, Sevilay Turan, Sharon Terry, Michael Dean
Pseudoxanthoma elasticum (PXE) is an autosomal recessive disorder characterized by the mineralization of connective tissues in the body. Primary manifestation of PXE occurs in the tissues of the skin, eyes, and cardiovascular system. PXE is primarily caused by mutations in the ABCC6 gene. The ABCC6 gene encodes the trans-membrane protein ABCC6, which is highly expressed in the kidneys and liver. PXE has high phenotypic variability, which may possibly be affected by several modifier genes. Disease advocacy organizations have had a pivotal role in bringing rare disease research to the forefront and in helping to sustain research funding for rare genetic diseases in order to help find a treatment for these diseases, pseudoxanthoma elasticum included...
July 11, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692574/technician-consistency-in-specular-microscopy-measurements-a-real-world-retrospective-analysis-of-a-united-states-eye-bank
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Gabriel M Rand, Ji Won Kwon, Patrick K Gore, Mitchell D McCartney, Roy S Chuck
PURPOSE: To quantify consistency of endothelial cell density (ECD) measurements among technicians in a single US eye bank operating under typical operating conditions. METHODS: In this retrospective analysis of 51 microscopy technicians using a semiautomated counting method on 35,067 eyes from July 2007 to May 2015, technician- and date-related marginal ECD effects were calculated using linear regression models. ECD variance was correlated with the number of specular microscopy technicians...
October 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669121/development-of-national-system-performance-metrics-for-tissue-donation-production-and-distribution-activity
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Brenda Weiss, Mazen Dakkak, Gary Rockl, Balram Sukhu, Jim Mohr, Kyle Maru
Canada's federal, provincial, and territorial governments gave Canadian Blood Services a mandate for organ and tissue donation and transplantation, including system performance, data and analytics. In 2012 Canadian Blood Services facilitated an eye and tissue banking workshop focused on standardized specifications and practices. At the workshop, the Canadian tissue community directed Canadian Blood Services to facilitate the development and implementation of a national data stream and analytics. Prior to this no national data was prospectively collected or collated on tissue donation, production or distribution activity...
July 1, 2017: Cell and Tissue Banking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660079/umbilical-cord-patch-transplantation-for-corneal-perforations-and-descemetoceles
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Hua-Tao Xie, Dan Zhao, Yang Liu, Ming-Chang Zhang
PURPOSE: To evaluate the clinical outcome of umbilical cord patch (UCP) transplantation for deep corneal ulcers with perforations and descemetoceles. METHODS: In this retrospective, noncomparative, interventional case series, 11 eyes of 11 patients with corneal perforation or descemetocele were included. The thickness and microstructure of UCP were measured. All eyes were treated with UCP and amniotic membrane transplantation for corneal reconstruction. Corneal ulcer healing, corneal thickness, anterior chamber formation, and best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) were recorded and analyzed...
2017: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649148/origins-and-genetic-diversity-of-introduced-populations-of-the-puerto-rican-red-eyed-coqu%C3%A3-eleutherodactylus-antillensis-in-saint-croix-u-s-virgin-islands-and-panam%C3%A3
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Brittany S Barker, Javier A Rodríguez-Robles
The Red-eyed Coquí, Eleutherodactylus antillensis, is a terrestrial frog endemic to the Puerto Rican Bank (Puerto Rico and numerous islands and cays off its eastern coast), in the eastern Caribbean Sea. The species was likely introduced in Saint Croix, an island c. 100 km southeast of Puerto Rico, in the late 1930s, and in Panamá City, Panamá, in the late 1950s or early 1960s, but the source(s) of these introductions are unknown. We analyzed sequence data from one mtDNA locus and four nuDNA introns to infer the origin(s) of the Saint Croix and Panamá City populations and quantify their genetic diversity...
July 2017: Copeia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634888/saccades-evoked-in-response-to-electrical-stimulation-of-the-posterior-bank-of-the-arcuate-sulcus
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E Neromyliotis, A K Moschovakis
To test the hypothesis that the premotor cortex in and behind the caudal bank of the arcuate sulcus can generate saccades, we stimulated electrically the periarcuate region of alert rhesus monkeys. We were able to produce saccades from sites of the premotor cortex that were contiguous with the frontal eye fields and extended up to 2 mm behind the smooth pursuit area. However, premotor sites often elicited saccades with ipsiversive characteristic vectors, lower peak velocities, and flatter velocity profiles when compared to saccades evoked from the frontal eye field...
June 20, 2017: Experimental Brain Research. Experimentelle Hirnforschung. Expérimentation Cérébrale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597192/pre-banking-microbial-contamination-of-donor-conjunctiva-and-storage-medium-for-penetrating-keratoplasty
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Takenori Inomata, Koichi Ono, Tsuyoshi Matsuba, Tina Shiang, Antonio Di Zazzo, Satoru Nakatani, Masahiro Yamaguchi, Nobuyuki Ebihara, Akira Murakami
PURPOSE: The aims of this study were to investigate the incidence of positive donor tissue cultures before transfer to preservation medium (Optisol™-GS) for penetrating keratoplasty, to verify the efficacy of antibiotics contained in Optisol™-GS by examining the drug susceptibility and to assess the relationship between the results of our microbial assessments as well as donor factors and the incidence of contamination. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective, cross-sectional study using Juntendo Eye Bank records for all corneal transplantations...
June 8, 2017: Japanese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594621/an-undergraduate-placemement-at-the-st-john-eye-hospital-jerusalem
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Ruth Dickinson
The elective placement is an opportunity for nursing undergraduates to independently decide where to go and what to do to widen their clinical experience. Being able to decide on and participate in an elective placement provides student nurses with a chance to work in a different area and explore personal ambitions. This reflective account examines a student nurse's experiences while on an elective placement at an eye hospital in East Jerusalem and the West Bank.
June 8, 2017: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575912/-growth-factor-concentration-in-keratocyte-supernatant-after-incubation-with-human-serum-in-vitro
#20
Nóra Szentmáry, Tanja Stachon, Ming-Feng Wu, Mona Bischoff, Manuela Huber, Achim Langenbucher, Berthold Seitz
Purpose Application of serum eye drops is an alternative treatment option for therapy-resistant corneal epithelial defects. In case of persisting epithelial defects, cytokines, which are secreted from stromal keratocytes, may play a role in epithelial wound healing. Our aim was to analyze fibroblast growth factor basic (FGFb), hepatocyte growth factor (HGF), keratinocyte growth factor (KGF) and transforming growth factor β1 (TGF-β1) concentration in the supernatant of keratocytes, after incubation with human serum (HS)...
June 2, 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
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