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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924342/steroid-induced-glaucoma-an-avoidable-irreversible-blindness
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REVIEW
Sonia Phulke, Sushmita Kaushik, Savleen Kaur, S S Pandav
Steroids are a group of anti-inflammatory drugs, commonly used to treat ocular and systemic conditions. Unmonitored use of steroids especially in eye drop formulations is common in situations when it is easily available over-the-counter, resulting in undesirable side effects. Among the ocular side effects, cataract and glaucoma are common. Steroid-induced ocular hypertension was reported in 1950, when long-term use of systemic steroid was shown to increase the intraocular pressure (IOP). Chronic administration of steroids in any form with raised IOP can cause optic neuropathy resulting in steroid-induced glaucoma...
May 2017: Journal of Current Glaucoma Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906482/real-life-experience-with-bortezomib-based-regimens-in-elderly-comorbid-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-multiple-myeloma-polish-retrospective-multicenter-analysis
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Iwona Hus, Adam Walter-Croneck, Anna Masternak, Artur Jurczyszyn, Lidia Usnarska-Zubkiewicz, Łukasz Bołkun, Agnieszka Druzd-Sitek, Marcin Rymko, Jadwiga Łętowska, Ewa Lech-Marańda, Marcin Pasiarski, Anna Dmoszyńska
INTRODUCTION    Bortezomib was the first proteasome inhibitor approved in multiple myeloma therapy, initially for resistant/relapsed disease. Currently, VMP (bortezomib, melphalan, prednisone) is one of standard regimens recommended in a first line therapy for patients with multiple myeloma ineligible for high-dose chemotherapy/ autotransplantation (HDT/autoSCT) basing on the results of phase 3 clinical trial by Miguel et al that demonstrated its superiority to MP protocol.  OBJECTIVES    Patients participating in clinical trials are highly selected populations, so observations from clinical practice might provide important information for medical practitioners...
September 14, 2017: Polish Archives of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882597/the-acute-and-chronic-effects-of-intravitreal-anti-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-injections-on-intraocular-pressure-a-review
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REVIEW
Peter Bracha, Nicholas A Moore, Thomas A Ciulla, Darrell WuDunn, Louis B Cantor
The acute and chronic effects of repeated intravitreal anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) injections on intraocular pressure (IOP) have not been fully characterized and the development of sustained ocular hypertension could adversely affect patients who are at risk of glaucomatous optic neuropathy. As expected, volume-driven, acute ocular hypertension immediately follows intravitreal injection, but this pressure elevation is generally transient and well-tolerated. Several medications have been investigated to limit acute ocular hypertension following anti-VEGF therapy, but the benefits of pretreatment are not conclusive...
September 4, 2017: Survey of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873075/intraoperative-magnesium-sulphate-decreases-agitation-and-pain-in-patients-undergoing-functional-endoscopic-surgery-a-randomised-double-blind-study
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Hazem E Elsersy, Magdy Ch Metyas, Hana A Elfeky, Ahmed A Hassan
BACKGROUND: Postoperative agitation is harmful for the patient as it may be associated with removal of catheters, nasal packs, oxygen masks and self-injury, and pose a danger to operating theatre staff. OBJECTIVE: The current study investigated the potential role of magnesium sulphate in treatment of postoperative agitation following functional endoscopic sinus surgery. DESIGN: A randomised, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial. SETTING: ENT operating room, Menofia University Hospitals, Egypt...
October 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867530/clinical-and-microbiological-profile-of-diabetic-foot-ulcer-patients-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital
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Ramya Kateel, Alfred J Augustine, Shivananda Prabhu, Sheetal Ullal, Manohar Pai, Prabha Adhikari
AIM: To evaluate the clinical and microbiological profile of diabetic foot ulcer patients admitted to a tertiary care hospital. METHODOLOGY: This study recruited 120 diabetic foot ulcer patients of all grade. Their medical records were evaluated retrospectively. RESULTS: We found that median age of patient was 60(52, 67.75) years. 68.3% of patients were males. Median duration of diabetes mellitus was 15(10, 20) years. Mean HbA1C and fasting glucose was 10...
August 26, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843768/carfilzomib-or-bortezomib-in-relapsed-or-refractory-multiple-myeloma-endeavor-an-interim-overall-survival-analysis-of-an-open-label-randomised-phase-3-trial
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Meletios A Dimopoulos, Hartmut Goldschmidt, Ruben Niesvizky, Douglas Joshua, Wee-Joo Chng, Albert Oriol, Robert Z Orlowski, Heinz Ludwig, Thierry Facon, Roman Hajek, Katja Weisel, Vania Hungria, Leonard Minuk, Shibao Feng, Anita Zahlten-Kumeli, Amy S Kimball, Philippe Moreau
BACKGROUND: The phase 3 ENDEAVOR trial was a head-to-head comparison of two proteasome inhibitors in patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma. Progression-free survival was previously reported to be significantly longer with carfilzomib administered in combination with dexamethasone than with bortezomib and dexamethasone in an interim analysis. The aim of this second interim analysis was to compare overall survival between the two treatment groups. METHODS: ENDEAVOR was a phase 3, open-label, randomised controlled trial in patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma...
August 23, 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842795/x-linked-hypomyelination-with-spondylometaphyseal-dysplasia-h-smd-associated-with-mutations-in-aifm1
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Noriko Miyake, Nicole I Wolf, Ferdy K Cayami, Joanna Crawford, Annette Bley, Dorothy Bulas, Alex Conant, Stephen J Bent, Karen W Gripp, Andreas Hahn, Sean Humphray, Shihoko Kimura-Ohba, Zoya Kingsbury, Bryan R Lajoie, Dennis Lal, Dimitra Micha, Amy Pizzino, Richard J Sinke, Deborah Sival, Irene Stolte-Dijkstra, Andrea Superti-Furga, Nicole Ulrick, Ryan J Taft, Tsutomu Ogata, Keiichi Ozono, Naomichi Matsumoto, Bernd A Neubauer, Cas Simons, Adeline Vanderver
An X-linked condition characterized by the combination of hypomyelinating leukodystrophy and spondylometaphyseal dysplasia (H-SMD) has been observed in only four families, with linkage to Xq25-27, and recent genetic characterization in two families with a common AIFM1 mutation. In our study, 12 patients (6 families) with H-SMD were identified and underwent comprehensive assessment accompanied by whole-exome sequencing (WES). Pedigree analysis in all families was consistent with X-linked recessive inheritance...
August 26, 2017: Neurogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840407/clinical-characteristics-and-risk-factors-for-retinal-diabetic-neurodegeneration-in-type-2-diabetes
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Kiyoung Kim, Eung Suk Kim, Sang Youl Rhee, Suk Chon, Jeong-Taek Woo, Seung-Young Yu
AIMS: To identify clinical characteristics and risk factors of retinal neurodegeneration represented by macular ganglion cell/inner plexiform layer (mGCIPL) thinning in patients with long-standing type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). METHODS: Patients who had T2DM for >15 years were prospectively recruited from September 2014 to July 2015. Clinical data and samples were collected according to the Common Data Element and Standards of Procedure developed by the Korean Diabetes Association research council...
August 24, 2017: Acta Diabetologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811763/microalbuminuria-in-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-the-tip-of-iceberg-of-diabetic-complications
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Tauseef Ahmad, Imran Ulhaq, Minaz Mawani, Najmul Islam
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of microalbuminuria and its association with hypertension and other diabetic complications among Type-2 diabetic patients attending at Aga Khan University Hospital Karachi. METHODS: 1280 Type-2 diabetes patients who visited the outpatient department of Aga Khan University Hospital from September 2014 to August 2016 were included in the study. Microalbuminuria was diagnosed if spot urinary microalbumin excretion was confirmed to be more than 20mg/l...
May 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789834/diabetes-complications-in-sudanese-individuals-with-type-2-diabetes-overlooked-problems-in-sub-saharan-africa
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Heitham Awadalla, Sufian K Noor, Wadie M Elmadhoun, Ahmed O Almobarak, Nehad E Elmak, Sulaf I Abdelaziz, Amel A Sulaiman, Mohamed H Ahmed
BACKGROUND: Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a major health problem in Sudan and is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality. The objective of this study is to determine the prevalence of complications of type 2 diabetes across different cities in the country. METHODS: Individuals with type 2 diabetes, who have been on treatment for DM for at least one year and volunteered to participate, were selected from two diabetes centers in Sudan (Khartoum and Atbara). Participants were interviewed using standardized pretested questionnaire to record medical history, socio-demographic, life style characteristics and presence of complications of diabetes...
July 29, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781891/vascular-occlusions-following-ocular-surgical-procedures-a-clinical-observation-of-vascular-complications-after-ocular-surgery
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Charlotte Fischer, Anne Bruggemann, Annette Hager, Josep Callizo Planas, Johann Roider, Hans Hoerauf
BACKGROUND: Ocular vascular occlusions following intraocular procedures are a rare complication. We report a case series of patients with retinal vascular occlusions or anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (AION) after anterior and posterior segment surgery and demonstrate possible risk factors. METHODS: Observational case series. RESULTS: In ten patients, vascular occlusions were observed within ten weeks after intraocular surgery: branch retinal arterial occlusion (BRAO) (n = 2), central retinal artery occlusion (CRAO) (n = 2), central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO) (n = 1), branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO) (n = 1), anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (AION) (n = 3), and combined central artery and vein occlusion (n = 1)...
2017: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768822/intravenous-immunoglobulin-for-maintenance-treatment-of-chronic-inflammatory-demyelinating-polyneuropathy-a-multicentre-open-label-52-week-phase-iii-trial
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Satoshi Kuwabara, Masahiro Mori, Sonoko Misawa, Miki Suzuki, Kazutoshi Nishiyama, Tatsuro Mutoh, Shizuki Doi, Norito Kokubun, Mikiko Kamijo, Hiroo Yoshikawa, Koji Abe, Yoshihiko Nishida, Kazumasa Okada, Kenji Sekiguchi, Ko Sakamoto, Susumu Kusunoki, Gen Sobue, Ryuji Kaji
OBJECTIVE: Short-term efficacy of induction therapy with intravenous immunoglobulin (Ig) in patients with chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) is well established. However, data of previous studies on maintenance therapy were limited up to 24-week treatment period. We aimed to investigate the efficacy and safety of longer-term intravenous Ig therapy for 52 weeks. METHODS: This study was an open-label phase 3 clinical trial conducted in 49 Japanese tertiary centres...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764837/supportive-treatments-for-patients-with-cancer
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Karin Jordan, Petra Feyer, Ulrike Höller, Hartmut Link, Bernhard Wörmann, Franziska Jahn
BACKGROUND: For the treatment of patients with cancer to be successful and well-tolerated, the complications and side effects of the disease and its treatment must be treated and limited as far as possible. Summarized recommendations based on the constantly increasing evidence in the area of supportive care must be defined, standardized, and communicated. METHODS: We systematically reviewed the literature on the topics of anemia, neutropenia, nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, oral mucositis, skin toxicity, and peripheral neurotoxicity induced by cancer treatment, as well as osseous complications, extravasation, and side effects of radiotherapy...
July 10, 2017: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733725/carotid-artery-intimal-medial-thickness-and-carotid-artery-plaques-in-hypertensive-patients-with-non-arteritic-anterior-ischaemic-optic-neuropathy
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Wenhui Zhu, Tingting Chen, Ling Jin, Haoyu Wang, Fengjuan Yao, Congyao Wang, Qi Wang, Nathan Congdon
PURPOSE: To assess the correlation of carotid artery intimal medial thickness (C-IMT) and carotid artery plaque score (CPS) of the common carotid artery with non-arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION) in hypertensive patients. METHODS: This case-control study recruited 192 subjects. Forty-eight patients had NAION with systemic hypertension, 46 had hypertension without visual complaints, and 98 were normal controls. C-IMT and common carotid arterial plaque were measured by high-resolution vascular ultrasonography...
July 22, 2017: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717335/evaluation-of-therapeutic-effectiveness-of-prescribed-medications-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-findings-from-a-tertiary-care-hospital-lahore-pakistan
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Bareera Rana, Allah Bukhsh, Tahir Mehmood Khan, Ammar Sarwar, Muhammad Ovais Omer, Shazia Qasim Jamshed
AIM: The present study was aimed to highlight the current prescribing pattern of oral hypoglycemia in type 2 diabetes mellitus and to evaluate the therapeutic effectiveness of these therapeutic categories in achieving target glycemic control. METHODS: This is a prospective, cross-sectional, observational study of 6 months' duration conducted in a tertiary care hospital of Lahore, Pakistan. RESULTS: The current research recruited 145 patients presented in diabetes management center of a tertiary care hospital in Lahore, Pakistan...
April 2017: Journal of Pharmacy & Bioallied Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716667/pupillometric-evaluation-of-the-melanopsin-containing-retinal-ganglion-cells-in-mitochondrial-and-non-mitochondrial-optic-neuropathies
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Shakoor Ba-Ali, Henrik Lund-Andersen
In recent years, chromatic pupillometry is used in humans to evaluate the activity of melanopsin expressing intrinsic photosensitive retinal ganglion cells (ipRGCs). Blue light is used to stimulate the ipRGCs and red light activates the rod/cone photoreceptors. The late re-dilation phase of pupillary light reflex is primarily driven by the ipRGCs. Optic neuropathies i.e. Leber hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON), autosomal dominant optic atrophy (ADOA), nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION), glaucoma, optic neuritis and idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) are among the diseases, which have been subject to pupillometric studies...
July 14, 2017: Mitochondrion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704158/factors-associated-with-occurrence-of-radiation-induced-optic-neuropathy-at-safe-radiation-dosage
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Pavle Doroslovački, Madhura A Tamhankar, Grant T Liu, Kenneth S Shindler, Gui-Shuang Ying, Michelle Alonso-Basanta
BACKGROUND: Radiation-induced optic neuropathy (RION) is a rare, and often visually devastating, complication of radiation therapy (RT) near the anterior visual pathways. METHODS: A retrospective case series of patients who developed RION at a tertiary medical center, followed by a case-control study comparing RION cases with matched controls who received RT. RESULTS: Thirteen patients (18 eyes) with RION were identified. Radiation modalities included external beam photon radiation, whole brain radiation, stereotactic radiosurgery, proton beam, and unknown...
July 13, 2017: Seminars in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686329/juvenile-onset-generalized-lipodystrophy-due-to-a-novel-heterozygous-missense-lmna-mutation-affecting-lamin-c
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Nivedita Patni, Chao Xing, Anil K Agarwal, Abhimanyu Garg
The LMNA gene contains 12 exons and encodes lamins A and C by alternative splicing within exon 10. While mutations in lamin A specific residues cause several diseases including lipodystrophy, progeria, muscular dystrophy, neuropathy, and cardiomyopathy, only three families with mutations in lamin C-specific residues are reported with cardiomyopathy, neuropathy, and muscular dystrophy so far. We now report two brothers with juvenile-onset generalized lipodystrophy due to a lamin C-specific mutation. The proband, a 23-year-old Caucasian male was reported to have generalized lipodystrophy at 3 weeks of age, developed diabetes, hypertriglyceridemia, hypertension and liver problems and died with complications of cirrhosis, and kidney failure...
September 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685679/clinical-approach-to-diabetic-cardiomiopathy-a-review-of-human-studies
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Roberto Tarquini, Laura Pala, Simona Brancati, Giulia Vannini, Salvatore De Cosmo, Gianluigi Mazzoccoli, Carlo Maria Rotella
BACKGROUND: Diabetic Cardiomiopathy (DC) has been defined as a distinct entity characterized by the presence of diastolic or systolic cardiac dysfunction in a diabetic patient in the absence of other causes for Cardiomiopathy, such as coronary artery disease (CAD), hypertension (HTN), or valvular heart disease. Diabetes affects every organ in the body and cardiovascular disease accounts for two-thirds of the mortality in the diabetic population. Diabetes-related heart disease occurs in the form of coronary artery disease (CAD), cardiac autonomic neuropathy or DC...
July 5, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667795/dietary-intake-habits-and-prevalence-of-nocturia-in-japanese-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Shinya Furukawa, Takenori Sakai, Tetsuji Niiya, Hiroaki Miyaoka, Teruki Miyake, Shin Yamamoto, Koutatsu Maruyama, Keiko Tanaka, Teruhisa Ueda, Hidenori Senba, Masamoto Torisu, Hisaka Minami, Takeshi Tanigawa, Bunzo Matsuura, Yoichi Hiasa, Yoshihiro Miyake
AIMS/INTRODUCTION: No reports have been published on the association between dietary intake habits and nocturia in the diabetes population. We therefore estimate this issue among Japanese patients with diabetes mellitus. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Study subjects in the present study were 785 Japanese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Self-administrated questionnaires were used to assess each type of dietary intake habits. Vegetable intake habit was assessed by the following question: Do you have vegetables or seaweed every day?" We used the following two outcomes: 1) nocturia: ≥ 2 voids per night and 2) severe nocturia: ≥ 3 voids per night...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Diabetes Investigation
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