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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526489/intravitreous-injection-of-aav2-sflt01-in-patients-with-advanced-neovascular-age-related-macular-degeneration-a-phase-1-open-label-trial
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Jeffrey S Heier, Saleema Kherani, Shilpa Desai, Pravin Dugel, Shalesh Kaushal, Seng H Cheng, Cheryl Delacono, Annie Purvis, Susan Richards, Annaig Le-Halpere, John Connelly, Samuel C Wadsworth, Rafael Varona, Ronald Buggage, Abraham Scaria, Peter A Campochiaro
BACKGROUND: Long-term intraocular injections of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-neutralising proteins can preserve central vision in many patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration. We tested the safety and tolerability of a single intravitreous injection of an AAV2 vector expressing the VEGF-neutralising protein sFLT01 in patients with advanced neovascular age-related macular degeneration. METHODS: This was a phase 1, open-label, dose-escalating study done at four outpatient retina clinics in the USA...
May 16, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523898/case-series-study-of-the-efficacy-of-compounded-antibacterial-steroid-and-moisturizer-in-atopic-dermatitis
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Fatima Lakhani, Kachiu Lee, Peter A Lio
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Previous studies have demonstrated that the use of a topical antimicrobial combined with a steroid may benefit patients with atopic dermatitis (AD), but modern guidelines discourage the use of antimicrobials in treating this condition. We sought to evaluate the degree of improvement in the severity and extent of AD lesions after using a compounded antibacterial, steroid, and moisturizer (CASM). METHODS: This was a nonblinded retrospective review of patients with AD treated using CASM...
May 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521706/fibrinous-anterior-uveitis-and-recurrent-epithelial-erosion-following-topical-tetracaine-abuse
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Olga E Makri, Panagiotis Plotas, Foteini Tsapardoni, Ilias Georgalas, Constantinos D Georgakopoulos
A 54-year-old man presented complaining of severe pain and blurred vision in his left eye. Slit-lamp biomicroscopy revealed a large epithelial defect with an underlying prominent ring infiltrate and severe anterior uveitis with fibrinous exudates and hypopyon. Patient admitted abuse of topical tetracaine, which was discontinued and topical treatment with a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent, an antibiotic, a cycloplegic agent were instituted while a therapeutic contact lens was applied. Response to treatment was favorable with a rapid resolution of anterior uveitis within days while the epithelial defect fully healed within a month...
May 18, 2017: Current Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516471/topical-non-steroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-for-analgesia-in-traumatic-corneal-abrasions
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REVIEW
Abel Wakai, John G Lawrenson, Annali L Lawrenson, Yongjun Wang, Michael D Brown, Michael Quirke, Omar Ghandour, Ryan McCormick, Cathal D Walsh, Ahmed Amayem, Eddy Lang, Nick Harrison
BACKGROUND: Traumatic corneal abrasions are relatively common and there is a lack of consensus about analgesia in their management. It is therefore important to document the clinical efficacy and safety profile of topical ophthalmic non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in the management of traumatic corneal abrasions. OBJECTIVES: To identify and evaluate all randomised controlled trials (RCTs) comparing the use of topical NSAIDs with placebo or any alternative analgesic interventions in adults with traumatic corneal abrasions (including corneal abrasions arising from foreign body removal), to reduce pain, and its effects on healing time...
May 18, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515990/topical-mycophenolate-mofetil-in-the-treatment-of-vitiligo-a-pilot-study
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Farhad Handjani, Shahin Aghaei, Iman Moezzi, Nasrin Saki
BACKGROUND: Vitiligo is a multifactorial disease that is characterized by circumscribed depigmented macules and patches. Autoimmune reactions may play an important role in the pathogenesis of the disease. Mycophenolate mofetil is a drug that inhibits DNA synthesis in lymphocytes and has been used in autoimmune diseases such as immunobullous skin diseases, lupus erythematosus, and autoimmune hepatitis. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to show the efficacy of topical mycophenolate mofetil in the treatment of vitiligo...
April 2017: Dermatology Practical & Conceptual
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513499/role-of-mini-scleral-lens-in-mucous-membrane-pemphigoid
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Mukesh Kumar, Rohit Shetty, Chaitra Jayadev
This study aims to report the use of mini-scleral contact lens in the management of mucous membrane pemphigoid (MMP) with persistent epithelial defects. A 68-year-old male with a history of ocular pain and declining visual acuity was referred to our clinic with a diagnosis of MMP. His corrected distance visual acuity (CDVA) was 20/200 in the right eye and 20/100 in the left eye. Despite being on lubricants, topical steroids and intravenous cyclophosphamide, the patient developed persistent corneal epithelial defects in both eyes...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505677/-influence-of-aging-on-severity-and-anti-inflammatory-treatment-of-experimental-dry-eye-disease
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Philipp Steven, Tobias Braun, Sonja Krösser, Uta Gehlsen
Purpose Aging is an important factor in dry-eye disease that has not been studied in the context of therapeutic measures. Aging-associated modifications of the ocular immune system implicate that anti-inflammatory therapies may act differently among younger individuals in terms of onset and effect of different substances. The goal of this study was to determine differences in clinical phenotype and topical anti-inflammatory therapy using a desiccating stress mouse model. Methods An experimental dry-eye disease (desiccating stress model) was induced in 12-week and 12-month-old female BALB/c mice...
May 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499055/sequential-sterile-intraocular-inflammation-associated-with-consecutive-intravitreal-injections-of-aflibercept-and-ranibizumab
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Dilraj S Grewal, Tayler Schwartz, Sharon Fekrat
The authors report the unique response of two patients treated for cystoid macular edema (CME) secondary to central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO) who developed sequential episodes of likely sterile inflammatory responses following separate intravitreal injections of aflibercept (Eylea; Regeneron, Tarrytown, NY) and ranibizumab (Lucentis; Genentech, South San Francisco, CA) despite multiple previous uneventful injections for CME secondary to CRVO. Following the twenty-fifth aflibercept and seventh ranibizumab injection, two patients developed an acute inflammatory response, which was treated empirically with intravitreal antibiotics and topical and oral steroids (in Case 2)...
May 1, 2017: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497614/broad-th2-neutralization-and-anti-inflammatory-action-of-pentosan-polysulfate-sodium-in-experimental-allergic-rhinitis
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Caroline Sanden, Michiko Mori, Prajakta Jogdand, Jimmie Jönsson, Ravi Krishnan, Xiangdong Wang, Jonas S Erjefält
BACKGROUND: Th2 cytokines like interleukin-4, -5, and -13 are regarded as important drivers of the immunopathology underlying allergic rhinitis (AR) and asthma. The present study explores the capacity of pentosan polysulfate sodium (PPS), a semi-synthetic heparin-like macromolecular carbohydrate, to bind Th2 cytokines and exert biological neutralization in vitro, as well as anti-inflammatory actions in vivo. METHODOLOGY: The capacity of PPS to bind recombinant Th2 cytokines was tested with surface plasmon resonance (SPR) technology and biological Th2 neutralization was assessed by Th2-dependent proliferation assays...
May 12, 2017: Immunity, Inflammation and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492612/a-prospective-randomized-clinical-study-comparing-drug-eluting-stent-therapy-and-intranasal-corticoid-steroid-therapy-in-the-treatment-of-patients-with-chronic-rhinosinusitis
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R Taulu, A J Bizaki, J Numminen, M Rautiainen
OBJECTIVES: To conduct the first prospective, randomized controlled clinical trial comparing the efficacy of a drug-eluting stent (DES) (the Relieva StratusTM MicroFlow Spacer) and topical intranasal corticosteroid therapy in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS). METHODS: Sixty-three adult patients with ethmoiditis were randomized into either the DES group (n=34) or nasal spray group (n=29). The main outcome variable was the Sinonasal Outcome Test 22, Visual Analogue Scale, nasal endoscopy, rhinometric measurements were performed at the beginning of the study, after three months and six months of follow-up...
May 10, 2017: Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491450/contribution-of-oral-triamcinolone-to-treating-proliferative-and-necrotising-otitis-externa-in-a-14-year-old-persian-cat
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Yutaka Momota, Junya Yasuda, Nobuaki Arai, Masami Yamamoto, Hisashi Yoshimura, Mitsutaka Ikezawa, Shuji Suzuki, Kimimasa Takahashi, Toshinori Sako
CASE SUMMARY: A 14-year-old female spayed cat was referred for recurrent otitis externa and unusual proliferative lesions in both ear canals. The affected pinnae and external ear canals were covered with large reddish-to-dark-brown verrucous and necrotic tissue. Friable material and exudates occluded both ear canals. Proliferative lesions developed in both ears 2-3 weeks before referral. The histopathological diagnosis from two biopsies obtained from the friable materials with endoscopic biopsy forceps was proliferative and necrotising otitis externa (PNOE)...
January 2017: JFMS Open Rep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489670/retrospective-comparison-of-fluticasone-propionate-and-oral-viscous-budesonide-in-children-with-eosinophilic-esophagitis
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Jacqueline M Fable, Marina Fernandez, Susan Goodine, Trudy Lerer, Wael N Sayej
BACKGROUND: Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is treated with dietary modification and/or pharmacologic management with swallowed topical steroids (TS). Swallowed fluticasone propionate (FP) and oral viscous budesonide (OVB) have proven to be effective in resolving symptoms and reversing histologic changes in children and adults with EoE. There are minimal comparative studies between the two agents. AIM: To retrospectively compare endoscopic and histologic outcomes following FP versus OVB therapy in children with EoE in our center...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480635/drug-induced-cutaneous-lupus-erythematosus-after-immunoglobulin-treatment-in-chronic-inflammatory-demyelinating-polyneuropathy-a-case-series
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Max E Adrichem, Markus V Starink, Ester Mm van Leeuwen, Christine Kramer, Ivo N van Schaik, Filip Eftimov
We describe six patients with cutaneous lupus erythematosus (cLE) during immunoglobulin G (IgG) treatment. Five patients were diagnosed with chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) and one patient with possible CIDP. Five patients received intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) and one patient subcutaneous immunoglobulin (SCIg). Skin lesions were systematically assessed by a dermatologist including skin biopsies. Patients showed disseminated erythematous plaques on several parts of the body with predominance of the chest and face...
May 8, 2017: Journal of the Peripheral Nervous System: JPNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476075/drugs-for-discoid-lupus-erythematosus
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REVIEW
Sue Jessop, David A Whitelaw, Matthew J Grainge, Prativa Jayasekera
BACKGROUND: Discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE) is a chronic form of cutaneous lupus, which can cause scarring. Many drugs have been used to treat this disease and some (such as thalidomide, cyclophosphamide and azathioprine) are potentially toxic. This is an update of a Cochrane Review first published in 2000, and previously updated in 2009. We wanted to update the review to assess whether any new information was available to treat DLE, as we were still unsure of the effectiveness of available drugs and how to select the most appropriate treatment for an individual with DLE...
May 5, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475515/annular-lichenoid-dermatitis-of-youth-report-of-a-case-with-lichen-planus-like-features
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Anna M Cesinaro
Annular lichenoid dermatitis of youth (ALDY), a dermatosis with peculiar clinical and pathological features, represents still a debated entity, given its similarity, among others, with mycosis fungoides. A case of ALDY in a 50-year-old male patient is reported. Clinically, the patient presented an oval scleroderma-like plaque on the right flank. Histology and immunohistochemistry showed the classic appearance described in ALDY. T-cell receptor rearrangement was absent. Interestingly, a focus consistent with lichen planus was observed...
April 25, 2017: American Journal of Dermatopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474616/ketoprofen-induced-photoallergic-dermatitis
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REVIEW
Tiffany Yvonne Loh, Philip R Cohen
Drug-induced photosensitivity reactions are significant adverse effects. Ketoprofen is one of the most common drugs that can cause skin rash in sun-exposed areas. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ketoprofen, are often used for a variety of symptoms, including pain and fever. An understanding of the presentation and clinical course of ketoprofen-induced photosensitivity is necessary to correctly diagnose and manage this condition. Ketoprofen-induced photosensitivity reactions usually present as photoallergic dermatitis, which is a cell-mediated immune process...
December 2016: Indian Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473518/randomised-controlled-trial-evaluating-the-short-term-analgesic-effect-of-topical-diclofenac-on-chronic-achilles-tendon-pain-a-pilot-study
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Erin Rebecca Bussin, Brian Cairns, Jim Bovard, Alexander Scott
OBJECTIVES: To determine if a topically applied non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (diclofenac) can provide short-term pain relief for chronic Achilles tendinopathy (CAT), in order to inform the development of a new rehabilitation protocol. DESIGN AND SETTING: Pilot double-blind, cross-over randomised controlled trial providing participants with tertiary care. The study was conducted at a single research centre in Vancouver, BC. PARTICIPANTS: Sixteen adults with unilateral CAT and three adults with bilateral CAT participated...
May 4, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473428/to-show-the-efficacy-of-compressive-sutures-alone-in-the-management-of-acute-hydrops-in-a-keratoconus-patient
#18
Praveen Subudhi, Zahiruddin Khan, B Nageswar Rao Subudhi, Silla Sitaram
A 17-year-old boy presented with sudden loss of vision in the left eye (OS) for 3 days. He was diagnosed with acute hydrops following keratoconic progression in OS. The patient was initially started on topical medical therapy, including steroids and hypertonic eye drops; showing no signs of resolution. Hence, the patient was planned for full-thickness compressive corneal sutures. Four sutures were placed along the central oedematous area covering the area of ruptured Descemet's membrane. Signs of resolution were noticed by 1st week and there was complete resolution of oedema by 3rd post-op week...
May 4, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469834/ibrutinib-associated-skin-toxicity-a-case-of-maculopapular-rash-in-a-79-year-old-caucasian-male-patient-with-relapsed-waldenstrom-s-macroglobulinemia-and-review-of-the-literature
#19
Anders Bisgaard Jensen, Birgitte Stausbøl-Grøn, Rikke Riber-Hansen, Francesco d'Amore
Waldenstrom's macroglobulinamia (WM) is a rare malignant lymphoproliferative disorder, characterized by monoclonal IgM paraproteinemia and neoplastic proliferation of malignant lymphoplasmacytoid cells in the bone marrow. Traditionally, WM has been treated with modalities similar to those used in the management of other indolent lymphomas. Just recently, based on impressive clinical trial results in heavily pretreated WM patients, a new Bruton Tyrosine Kinase-inhibitor, Ibrutinib, has been approved for the treatment of this disorder...
March 13, 2017: Dermatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468172/methotrexate-induces-apoptosis-in-organ-cultured-nasal-polyps-via-the-fas-pathway
#20
Kyung Wook Heo, Seong Kook Park, Yeo Myeong Lee, Si Hong Choe, Pyung Mo Gu, Tae Ui Hong, Dae Young Hur
OBJECTIVE: Methotrexate (MTX) is very effective when used to treat chronic inflammatory diseases, and also induces apoptosis in nasal polyps (NPs). Increasing evidence suggests that Fas-Fas ligand (FasL) interactions activate multiple pathways involved in the regulation of immune and inflammatory cell functions. The aim of the present study was to identify pathways activated by Fas signaling when NPs were treated with MTX. METHODS: Nasal polyps tissues were cultured using an air-liquid interface organ culture method...
May 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
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