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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190170/the-role-of-dexamethasone-implant-in-the-management-of-tubercular-uveitis
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Aniruddha Agarwal, Sabia Handa, Kanika Aggarwal, Mansi Sharma, Ramandeep Singh, Aman Sharma, Rupesh Agrawal, Kusum Sharma, Vishali Gupta
PURPOSE: To study the safety and efficacy of intravitreal injection of dexamethasone implant in the management of posterior segment involvement in tubercular uveitis (TBU). METHODS: In this study, retrospective analysis of safety and efficacy of intravitreal injection of dexamethasone implant for various indications such as cystoid macular edema (CME), vitritis, or paradoxical worsening in TB-related intermediate uveitis, retinal vasculitis, and multifocal serpiginoid choroiditis (MSC) was performed...
November 30, 2017: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184384/treatment-of-refractory-uveitic-macular-edema-results-of-a-first-and-second-implant-of-long-acting-intravitreal-dexamethasone
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Marta Zola, Cristina Briamonte, Umberto Lorenzi, Federica Machetta, Federico M Grignolo, Antonio M Fea
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to report the functional and anatomical outcomes of a prospective study resulting from repeated dexamethasone intravitreal implants in patients with uveitic refractory macular edema. Methods: Twelve eyes of 9 patients with intermediate and posterior noninfectious inflammatory uveitis complicated with refractory macular edema were regularly reviewed after a dexamethasone intravitreal implant. Patients were examined at baseline, 30, 90, 135, and 180 days with best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA), complete slit-lamp examination, intraocular pressure (IOP), optical coherence tomography, and fluorescein angiography...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183563/a-systematic-review-and-economic-evaluation-of-adalimumab-and-dexamethasone-for-treating-non-infectious-intermediate-uveitis-posterior-uveitis-or-panuveitis-in-adults
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Hazel Squires, Edith Poku, Inigo Bermejo, Katy Cooper, John Stevens, Jean Hamilton, Ruth Wong, Alastair Denniston, Ian Pearce, Fahd Quhill
BACKGROUND: Non-infectious intermediate uveitis, posterior uveitis and panuveitis are a heterogeneous group of inflammatory eye disorders. Management includes local and systemic corticosteroids, immunosuppressants and biological drugs. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of subcutaneous adalimumab (Humira®; AbbVie Ltd, Maidenhead, UK) and a dexamethasone intravitreal implant (Ozurdex®; Allergan Ltd, Marlow, UK) in adults with non-infectious intermediate uveitis, posterior uveitis or panuveitis...
November 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132749/use-of-immunomodulatory-drugs-at-a-uveitis-clinic
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Claudia Millán-Longo, Diana Peiteado, Armelle Schlincker, Ventura Hidalgo, Amara Pieren, Alejandro Balsa, Eugenio de Miguel
OBJECTIVE: The treatment of noninfectious uveitis includes steroids and immunomodulatory drugs, the use of which has increased in the last few years, and the options have been enriched with the development of new treatments. However, clear therapeutic guidelines and protocols have not been developed. The purpose is to analyze the response to the drugs used and the characteristics of the patients treated at a multidisciplinary uveitis clinic. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Observational and retrospective study of the patients attended to from January 2012 to December 2015...
November 10, 2017: Reumatología Clinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122311/-uveitis-diagnostic-work-up-recommendations-from-an-expert-committee
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P Sève, B Bodaghi, S Trad, J Sellam, D Bellocq, P Bielefeld, D Sène, G Kaplanski, D Monnet, A Brézin, M Weber, D Saadoun, P Cacoub, C Chiquet, L Kodjikian
INTRODUCTION: Diagnostic work-up of uveitis involves many uncertainties. Search for an etiology should take into account the epidemiology of uveitis and focus on the most severe diseases or those, which can be treated. This work was undertaken to establish recommendations for the diagnosis work-up of uveitis. METHODS: Recommendations were developed by a multidisciplinary panel of 15 experts, including internists, ophthalmologists and a rheumatologist and are based on a review of the literature with regard to effectiveness of investigations and the results of the ULISSE study, which is the first prospective study assessing the efficiency of a standardized strategy for the etiological diagnosis of uveitis...
November 6, 2017: La Revue de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102673/amblyopia-due-to-intermediate-uveitis-as-the-presenting-symptom-of-crohn-s-disease-in-a-6-year-old-boy
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Chrysanthos Symeonidis, Artemis Matsou, Despoina Tzetzi, Maria Dermenoudi, Periklis Brazitikos, Asimina Mataftsi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 1, 2017: Journal of AAPOS: the Official Publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29083984/review-of-epidemiology-of-uveitis-in-asia-pattern-of-uveitis-in-a-tertiary-hospital-in-the-philippines
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Jessica Marie Abaño, Pia Regina Galvante, Paul Siopongco, Kunny Dans, Juan Lopez
PURPOSE: To describe the pattern of uveitis in patients seen at the uveitis clinic of the East Avenue Medical Center, Philippines. METHODS: Clinical records of patients seen from January 2010 to June 2015 were reviewed. Data collected included demographics, clinical presentation, associated systemic disease, work-up, and diagnosis. RESULTS: A total of 595 records were reviewed. The mean age at presentation was 38 ± 18.4 years. The majority of the cases were unilateral and chronic...
2017: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075752/clinical-features-and-outcomes-of-patients-with-tubercular-uveitis-treated-with-antitubercular-therapy-in-the-collaborative-ocular-tuberculosis-study-cots-1
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Rupesh Agrawal, Dinesh Visva Gunasekeran, Robert Grant, Aniruddha Agarwal, Onn Min Kon, Quan Dong Nguyen, Carlos Pavesio, Vishali Gupta
Importance: Eradication of systemic tuberculosis (TB) has been limited by neglected populations and the HIV pandemic. Whereas ocular TB often presents as uveitis without any prior evidence of systemic TB, the existing uncertainty in the diagnosis of TB uveitis may perpetuate missed opportunities to address systemic TB. Objective: To examine the clinical features of TB uveitis and the associations with response to antitubercular therapy (ATT). Design, Setting, and Participants: This retrospective multinational cohort study included patients from 25 ophthalmology referral centers diagnosed with TB uveitis and treated with ATT from January 1, 2004, through December 31, 2014, with a minimum follow-up of 1 year...
October 26, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050190/-current-research-of-sympathetic-ophthalmia
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Y Di, J J Ye
Sympathetic ophthalmia (SO) is a rare, bilateral, non-necrotizing, granulomatous uveitis that usually occurs after open ocular injury or intraocular surgery. The pathophysiology is not clearly understood, but generally SO is an immediate hypersensitivity mediated by T lymphocytes which are related to ocular tissue antigens. The main histopathological features are granulation tissues composed of lymphocytes, macrophages and multinucleated giant cells. The clinical manifestations are different from person to person, which might be mild or severe...
October 11, 2017: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040047/ultra-widefield-fluorescein-angiography-in-intermediate-uveitis
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Wipada Laovirojjanakul, Nisha Acharya, John A Gonzales
PURPOSE: To examine associations between pattern of vascular leakage on ultrawide-field fluorescein angiography (UWFFA) and visual acuity, cystoid macular edema (CME), and inflammatory activity in intermediate uveitis. METHODS: Single center cross-sectional, retrospective review of medical records, spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) and angiographic images of intermediate uveitis patients who underwent UWFFA over a 12-month period. RESULTS: Forty-one eyes from 24 patients were included...
October 17, 2017: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037906/uveitis-diagnostic-work-up-a-literature-review-and-recommendations-from-an-expert-committee
#11
REVIEW
Pascal Sève, Patrice Cacoub, Bahram Bodaghi, Salim Trad, Jérémie Sellam, David Bellocq, Philip Bielefeld, Damien Sène, Gilles Kaplanski, Dominique Monnet, Antoine Brézin, Michel Weber, David Saadoun, Christophe Chiquet, Laurent Kodjikian
PURPOSE: Diagnosis of uveitis is difficult. Etiologic investigations should take into account the epidemiology of uveitis and should focus on the most severe forms of the disease and those which can be treated. This study was undertaken to establish recommendations for the diagnosis of uveitis. METHODS: Recommendations were developed by a multidisciplinary panel of 14 experts, including internists, ophthalmologists, and rheumatologists, and are based on a review of the literature and the results of the ULISSE study, which was the first prospective study to assess the efficacy of a standardized strategy for the etiologic diagnosis of uveitis...
October 14, 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035614/the-impact-and-implication-of-peripheral-vascular-leakage-on-ultra-widefield-fluorescein-angiography-in-uveitis
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Akshay S Thomas, Travis Redd, John P Campbell, Neal V Palejwala, Justin T Baynham, Eric B Suhler, James T Rosenbaum, Phoebe Lin
PURPOSE: To study if peripheral vascular leakage (PVL) on ultra-widefield fluorescein angiography (UWFFA) prognosticates complications of uveitis or necessitates treatment augmentation. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study of uveitis patients imaged with UWFFA and ≥1 yr of follow-up. RESULTS: We included 73 eyes of 42 patients with uveitis. There was no difference in baseline, intermediate, final visual acuity (p = 0.47-0.95) or rates of cystoid macular edema (CME) (p = 0...
October 16, 2017: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022761/noninvasive-ocular-drug-delivery-system-of-dexamethasone-sodium-phosphate-in-the-treatment-of-experimental-uveitis-rabbit
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Kongnara Papangkorn, Eri Prendergast, John W Higuchi, Balbir Brar, William I Higuchi
PURPOSE: To investigate the efficacy and safety of dexamethasone sodium phosphate administered through Visulex system (DSP-Visulex) in treating experimental uveitis. METHODS: Uveitis was induced in rabbits by subcutaneous injections of complete Freund's adjuvant and an intravitreal injection of H37RA antigen. After induction, the animals of the control group received no treatment and the others received various treatment regimens of DSP-Visulex. Each regimen was different in DSP strength (4%, 8%, and 15%), application time, or treatment frequency...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980216/tuberculous-uveitis-association-between-anti-tuberculous-therapy-and-clinical-response-in-a-non-endemic-country
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Kristina L Bajema, Kaivon Pakzad-Vaezi, Thomas Hawn, Kathryn L Pepple
BACKGROUND: The study aims to report the association between successful uveitis control following anti-tuberculous therapy (ATT) for uveitis associated with a positive tuberculosis (TB) screening test in a low endemic setting. A retrospective chart review of cases between 2010 and 2017 at a tertiary uveitis referral center in the United States of America was conducted. Subjects with any form of uveitis, a positive TB interferon-gamma release assay or tuberculin skin test, and negative evaluation for other causes of uveitis were included...
October 4, 2017: Journal of Ophthalmic Inflammation and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28960116/uveitis-in-patients-with-retinitis-pigmentosa-30-years-consecutive-data
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Parthopratim Dutta Majumder, Nitin Menia, Rupak Roy, Parveen Sen, Amala E George, Sudha K Ganesh, Jyotirmay Biswas
PURPOSE: To describe the clinical pattern of uveitis in patients with retinitis pigmentosa (RP) at a tertiary care eye hospital over a period of 30 years. METHODS: The medical records of 32 eyes of 22 patients of RP with uveitis were included in this study. Collected data included age, subsets of uveitis, best corrected visual acuities (BCVA), detailed laboratory investigations, and treatment. RESULTS: Mean age at presentation was 53.4 ± 18...
September 29, 2017: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28948453/the-efficacy-of-latent-tuberculosis-treatment-for-immunocompetent-uveitis-patients-with-a-positive-t-spot-tb-test-6-year-experience-in-a-tuberculosis-endemic-region
#16
Chung Yee Chung, Kenneth K W Li
PURPOSE: To assess the efficacy of latent tuberculosis (TB) treatment for immunocompetent uveitis patients with a positive T-SPOT.TB test. METHODS: This is a consecutive case series of all T-SPOT.TB positive latent TB patients with presumed tuberculous uveitis managed with anti-tuberculous therapy (ATT) from 1 January 2000 to 31 December 2015. Patients with active TB or other known causes of uveitis, immunocompromised states and those followed up < 12 months were excluded...
September 25, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947410/epidemiological-profile-of-patients-with-uveitis-in-boko-and-parakou-in-northern-b%C3%A3-nin
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K D Ayena, K Vonor, M A K Santos, I Sounouvou, L Odoulami-Yehouessi, J W Diallo, S Monteiro, Y E Nagbe, K Balo
To describe the epidemiology of uveitis in northern Bénin. This retrospective study carried out from records describing 10 years of uveitis care in 2 eye clinics in northern Bénin. The sample of 623 eyes with uveitis in 489 patients accounted for 1.0% of all consultations. A male predominance was observed with a sex-ratio of 1.5 (297 m/192 F). The patients' mean age was 35.7 ± 16.1 years, and the age range most often affected was 20-39 years. The uveitis was anterior in 32.3 %, posterior in 29.0 %, intermediate in 28...
August 1, 2017: Médecine et Santé Tropicales
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944162/an-update-on-treatment-of-pediatric-chronic-non-infectious-uveitis
#18
Arjun B Sood, Sheila T Angeles-Han
There are no standardized treatment protocols for pediatric non-infectious uveitis. Topical corticosteroids are the typical first-line agent, although systemic corticosteroids are used in intermediate, posterior and panuveitic uveitis. Corticosteroids are not considered to be long-term therapy due to potential ocular and systemic side effects. In children with severe and/or refractory uveitis, timely management with higher dose disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) and biologic agents is important...
March 2017: Current Treatment Options in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942074/immunosuppression-for-the-uveitides
#19
REVIEW
Douglas A Jabs
The uveitides are a collection of more than 30 diseases characterized by intraocular inflammation. Many cases of juvenile idiopathic arthritis-associated uveitis, many cases of intermediate uveitis, and most cases of posterior and panuveitides requiring treatment are treated with corticosteroids and immunosuppression. Disease-specific, time-updated modeling of clinical data for several uveitides suggests superior prevention of ocular complications and visual outcomes with immunosuppression. These studies also suggest that oral corticosteroids at doses low enough for safe long-term therapy (i...
September 20, 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936054/patterns-of-intermediate-uveitis-in-children-presenting-at-a-tertiary-eye-care-center-in-south-india
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Radha Annamalai, Jyotirmay Biswas
PURPOSE: To study the patterns of intermediate uveitis in the pediatric age group in a referral eye care center in South India. METHODS: This is a study of twenty consecutive patients under 16 years of age with intermediate uveitis, conducted at a tertiary referral center. Numerous variables were assessed, including age and gender distribution, laboratory data, the presence of systemic diseases, onset and course of ocular inflammation, clinical features, their complications, therapeutic strategies with their outcomes, remission, final visual acuity (VA), and characteristics associated with poor visual outcome...
April 2017: Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology
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