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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445208/toxic-keratoconjunctivitis
#1
Grace L Paley, Anthony J Lubniewski, James J Reidy, Asim V Farooq
Toxic keratoconjunctivitis (TK) is an underrecognized complication of ophthalmic drug use and various environmental or occupational exposures. A detailed history and clinical examination are important to identify the offending agent(s). Common drug-related causes of TK include preservatives in ophthalmic medications, topical antimicrobials, and topical anesthetics. Alternatives to benzalkonium chloride as well as preservative-free formulations should be considered in patients requiring long-term topical medication...
April 25, 2017: Eye & Contact Lens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445189/proton-pump-inhibitor-responsive-esophageal-eosinophilia-still-a-valid-diagnosis
#2
Javier Molina-Infante, Pedro L Gonzalez-Cordero, Alfredo J Lucendo
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To update rapidly evolving concepts regarding the controversial entity of 'proton pump inhibitor (PPI)-responsive esophageal eosinophilia,' referring to patients with clinical, endoscopic and histologic features of eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) who achieve remission on PPI therapy. RECENT FINDINGS: Up to half of pediatric and adult patients with typical EoE symptoms and histology achieve clinico-pathologic remission on PPI therapy, irrespective of whether esophageal pH monitoring demonstrates abnormal acid reflux...
April 25, 2017: Current Opinion in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441377/cd4-positive-t-cell-large-granular-lymphocytosis-mimicking-sezary-syndrome-in-a-patient-with-mycosis-fungoides
#3
Ling Zhang, Magali Van den Bergh, Lubomir Sokol
A white woman aged 65 years presented with a macular, nonscaly, nonpruritic, erythematous lesion on her right breast. Test results revealed histological features similar to lichenoid dermatitis and early-phase primary cutaneous T-cell lymphoma with a subtype of mycosis fungoides (MF). Despite topical therapy with steroids, her skin disease continued to progress, so she underwent polymerase chain reaction and gene mutation testing. Two missense mutations were detected. The overall findings supported a diagnosis of co-occurring, CD4-positive large granular lymphocytosis and stage IA MF...
April 2017: Cancer Control: Journal of the Moffitt Cancer Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435216/pain-perception-description-after-advanced-surface-ablation
#4
Eva M Sobas, Sebastián Videla, Amanda Vázquez, Itziar Fernández, Miguel J Maldonado, José-Carlos Pastor
PURPOSE: The objective of this study was to characterize the evolution of ocular pain after advanced surface ablation (ASA) to improve strategies in postoperative pain management. METHODS: This was a multicenter, prospective, descriptive, cohort study. The inclusion criteria were healthy individuals ≥18 years old receiving bilateral alcohol-assisted surface ablation with epithelial removal. Pain intensity was evaluated with the visual analog scale (VAS) and the numeric pain rating scale before and after surgery...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435210/incidence-of-interface-fluid-syndrome-after-laser-in-situ-keratomileusis-in-egyptian-patients
#5
Amr A Gab-Alla
PURPOSE: To determine the incidence of interface fluid syndrome (IFS) secondary to steroid-induced elevation of intraocular pressure (IOP) following laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) in myopic Egyptian patients. METHODS: This retrospective case series study was conducted at El-Gowhara Private Eye Center. The medical records of 1,807 patients (3,489 eyes), who underwent LASIK to correct myopia from April 2012 to December 2015 were included. The patients were operated on and reviewed by one surgeon (AAG) for IFS after LASIK associated with elevation of IOP (as compared to preoperative values)...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429885/intravenous-self-administration-of-benzydamine-a-non-steroidal-anti-inflammatory-drug-with-a-central-cannabinoidergic-mechanism-of-action
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Riccardo Avvisati, Maria Meringolo, Emiliana Stendardo, Elisa Malavasi, Silvia Marinelli, Aldo Badiani
Benzydamine (BZY) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug used for the topical treatment of inflammations of the oral and vaginal mucosae. Virtually nothing is known about the central pharmacological actions of BZY. Yet there are reports of voluntary systemic overdosage of BZY in drug addicts, resulting in a euphoric, hallucinatory state. In the present study, we investigated the reinforcing properties of BZY in a rat self-administration paradigm. We found that BZY has a powerful reinforcing effect and that this effect is greatly facilitated in animals that already had substance experience, having previously self-administered heroin and cocaine, indicating cross sensitization between BZY and other common drugs of abuse...
April 21, 2017: Addiction Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429201/how-to-approach-lymphocytic-esophagitis
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Anh D Nguyen, Kerry B Dunbar
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Lymphocytic esophagitis (LE) is an unusual esophageal condition defined by an increased number of lymphocytes in the esophageal epithelium. With few published studies of LE available, it is unclear whether LE is a truly distinct clinical entity or a histological manifestation of other known gastrointestinal disorders. This review summarizes recent studies of lymphocytic esophagitis. RECENT FINDINGS: Studies have suggested that LE may be related to eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) or a manifestation of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)...
June 2017: Current Gastroenterology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421232/clinical-spectrum-quality-of-life-braf-mutation-status-and-treatment-of-skin-involvement-in-adult-langerhans-cell-histiocytosis
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Etienne Crickx, Jean-David Bouaziz, Gwenaël Lorillon, Mathilde de Menthon, Florence Cordoliani, Emmanuell Bugnet, Martine Bagot, Michel Rybojad, Samia Mourah, Abdellatif Tazi
Langerhans cell histiocytosis is a rare histiocytic disorder for which skin involvement and management are poorly described in adults. The aim of this retrospective monocentric study in a national reference centre is to describe the clinical characteristics, quality of life, BRAF mutation status and outcomes of skin involvement in adult patients with Langerhans cell histiocytosis. Twenty-five patients (14 females, mean age 47 years) were included, with a median follow-up of 33 months (range 4-420 months). Patients experienced poor dermatological quality of life despite low body surface involvement...
April 19, 2017: Acta Dermato-venereologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410723/risk-factors-predicting-steroid-induced-ocular-hypertension-after-photorefractive-keratectomy
#9
Yumna Busool, Michael Mimouni, Igor Vainer, Shmuel Levartovsky, Tzahi Sela, Gur Munzer, Igor Kaiserman
PURPOSE: To assess the risk factors contributing to steroid-induced ocular hypertension after photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). SETTING: Care Laser Centers, Tel Aviv, Israel. DESIGN: Retrospective case series. METHODS: Patients having PRK between January 2000 and December 2015 were followed for at least 3 months. Intraocular pressure (IOP) was measured using the Goldmann applanation tonometer after 1 week and after 1, 3, and 6 months...
March 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409586/dissecting-cellulitis-responding-to-topical-steroid-and-oral-clindamycin
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Valentina Garelli, Dario Didona, Giovanni Paolino, Biagio Didona, Stefano Calvieri, Alfredo Rossi
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June 2017: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406394/a-randomised-controlled-trial-to-compare-the-safety-effectiveness-and-cost-effectiveness-of-doxycycline-200%C3%A2-mg-day-with-that-of-oral-prednisolone-0-5%C3%A2-mg-kg-day-for-initial-treatment-of-bullous-pemphigoid-the-bullous-pemphigoid-steroids-and-tetracyclines-blister
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Joanne R Chalmers, Fenella Wojnarowska, Gudula Kirtschig, James Mason, Margaret Childs, Diane Whitham, Karen Harman, Anna Chapman, Shernaz Walton, Enno Schmidt, Thomas R Godec, Andrew J Nunn, Hywel C Williams
BACKGROUND: Bullous pemphigoid (BP) is an autoimmune blistering skin disorder with increased morbidity and mortality in the elderly. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effectiveness, safety and cost-effectiveness of a strategy of initiating BP treatment with oral doxycycline or oral prednisolone. We hypothesised that starting treatment with doxycycline gives acceptable short-term blister control while conferring long-term safety advantages over starting treatment with oral prednisolone...
March 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403264/a-retrospective-review-of-treatment-results-for-patients-with-central-centrifugal-cicatrical-alopecia
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Ariana Eginli, Emily Dothard, Courtney W Bagayoko, Karen Huang, Alyssa Daniel, Amy J McMichael
<p>INTRODUCTION: Central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia (CCCA) is a form of scarring alopecia primarily affecting women of African descent on the crown of the scalp. Limited data exists regarding evidence-based treatment for CCCA.</p> <p>OBJECTIVE: To examine photos of subjects with CCCA before and after treatment in order to evaluate results of treatment and compare results of different treatment regimens.</p> <p>METHODS: Photographs of 15 subjects with CCCA before and after treatment were evaluated by two blinded investigators who assigned disease severity scores to photographs based on a published scale: Central Scalp Alopecia Photographic Scale in African American Women...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400632/management-strategies-for-mycosis-fungoides-in-india
#13
Tanumay Raychaudhury
Mycosis fungoides is the most common primary cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. The approach to diagnosis and further follow-up is outlined. Evidence for interventions is based classically on a Tumor Node Metastasis Blood TNMB "stage-based" approach. The treatment options in India are limited. The options as per risk stratification and prognostic index are discussed. Early stages and low-risk patients can be managed with expectant policy or skin-directed therapies including topical steroids and phototherapy; intermediate-risk patients can be opted for interferons or retinoids or low dose methotrexate along with radiotherapy including total skin electron beam therapy while high-risk patients are managed most often with single agent or multiagent palliative chemotherapy...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399855/characterisation-of-a-murine-model-of-the-late-asthmatic-response
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Katie Baker, Kristof Raemdonck, Robert J Snelgrove, Maria G Belvisi, Mark A Birrell
BACKGROUND: The incidence of asthma is increasing at an alarming rate. While the current available therapies are effective, there are associated side effects and they fail to adequately control symptoms in all patient subsets. In the search to understand disease pathogenesis and find effective therapies hypotheses are often tested in animal models before progressing into clinical studies. However, current dogma is that animal model data is often not predictive of clinical outcome. One possible reason for this is the end points measured such as antigen-challenge induced late asthmatic response (LAR) is often used in early clinical development, but seldom in animal model systems...
April 11, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396898/-allergic-contact-dermatitis-of-the-scalp
#15
REVIEW
L Koch, W Aberer
Contact allergy represents an important differential diagnosis to other skin diseases of the scalp. The typical efflorescences, spreading in the periphery, pruritus, and the clinical history support the differential diagnosis. Since the scalp is particularly resistant to contact dermatitis, allergens applied to this area often produce dermatitis of the eyelids, ears and neck. Nevertheless, potent allergens such as para-phenylendiamine can also cause severe reactions of the scalp. The most important allergens eliciting contact allergy of the scalp are found in bleaches and dyes, shampoos and conditioners, products for perm waves and straighteners as well as topical drugs...
April 10, 2017: Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift Für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und Verwandte Gebiete
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392176/increased-frequency-of-topical-steroids-provides-benefit-in-patients-with-recalcitrant-postsurgical-macular-edema
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Peter A Campochiaro, Yong S Han, Tahreem A Mir, Saleema Kherani, Gulnar Hafiz, Claudia Krispel, T Y Alvin Liu, Jiangxia Wang, Adrienne W Scott, Ingrid Zimmer-Galler
PURPOSE: To compare standard and frequent topical steroids for postsurgical macular edema (ME) DESIGN: Randomized clinical trial METHODS: Subjects with postsurgical ME stratified into post-cataract surgery ME (PCSME) and post-other surgery ME (POSME) were randomized to ketorolac four times a day (qid) + 1% prednisolone acetate (PA) every hour while awake (q1hWA, group 1) or qid (group 2). Mean change from baseline best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) was determined at week 12 after which group 2 subjects with persistent edema were crossed over to PA q1hWA...
April 6, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388238/oral-versus-topical-diclofenac-sodium-in-the-treatment-of-osteoarthritis
#17
Vinicius Tieppo Francio, Saeid Davani, Chris Towery, Tony L Brown
Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the most common causes of joint pain in the United States and non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs), such as Diclofenac sodium, which is currently available in two main routes of administration; oral and topical distribution have been established as one of the standard treatments for OA. Generally, oral NSAIDs are well tolerated; however our narrative review suggests that the topical solution had a better tolerability property than oral Diclofenac sodium, especially due to side effects of gastrointestinal bleeding with the utilization of the oral format...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Pain & Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378336/review-of-treatment-for-alopecia-totalis-and-alopecia-universalis
#18
REVIEW
Sama Kassira, Dorota Z Korta, Lance W Chapman, Francis Dann
Alopecia areata (AA) is an autoimmune disease directed at the hair follicle. Although usually limited to patchy hair loss over the scalp (focalis), AA can present as total loss of scalp hair (totalis; AT) or as total loss of both scalp and body hair (universalis; AU). Management of AT and AU can be challenging, and although multiple treatment modalities have been explored, no therapy is currently FDA-approved. This review focuses on the evidence for current treatment options for AT and AU. The PubMed database was searched from January 1, 2000, to September 1, 2016, for clinical trials, retrospective studies, and case reports of treatments for AT and AU...
April 5, 2017: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376552/three-cases-of-spontaneous-hyphaema
#19
P Bauer, P B Henrich, J Stürmer
Background Spontaneous anterior chamber bleeding is a rare event. We present three photodocumented cases treated in our clinic. History and Findings Three patients sought medical assistance in our clinic because of bleeding inside the eye and/or visual impairment. None of them had a history of trauma or intraocular surgery. Treatment and Outcome Two patients had oral anticoagulation, which was discontinued. These cases were treated with topical steroids. The third patient had no anticoagulation and no topical steroids were used in treatment...
April 4, 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375916/neuropathic-pain
#20
Lindsay A Zilliox
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Neuropathic pain is a frequently encountered condition that is often resistant to treatment and is associated with poor patient satisfaction of their treatment. Several medications have been shown to be effective in treating neuropathic pain associated with diabetic neuropathy and postherpetic neuralgia, and these medications are often used to treat neuropathic pain associated with other conditions as well. This article summarizes the diagnosis and assessment of patients with neuropathic pain as well as available pharmacologic and interventional treatment options...
April 2017: Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
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