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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546696/new-surgical-technique-for-management-of-recurrent-macular-hole
#1
Osman Abdelzaher Mohammed, Anant Pai
Recurrence of macular hole (MH) following the standard approach of pars plana vitrectomy, posterior hyaloids removal, internal limiting membrane peeling, gas tamponade, and postoperative positioning is a common postoperative complication following MH surgery. We present a new surgical technique which involves induction of serous macular detachment around the MH, parafoveal retinal massage to bring its edges closer, gas tamponade, and face down positioning. The recurrent MHs had closed in all four consecutive patients with a parallel gain in visual acuity following this technique...
January 2017: Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542230/visual-field-changes-after-vitrectomy-with-internal-limiting-membrane-peeling-for-epiretinal-membrane-or-macular-hole-in-glaucomatous-eyes
#2
Shunsuke Tsuchiya, Tomomi Higashide, Kazuhisa Sugiyama
PURPOSE: To investigate visual field changes after vitrectomy for macular diseases in glaucomatous eyes. METHODS: A retrospective review of 54 eyes from 54 patients with glaucoma, who underwent vitrectomy for epiretinal membrane (ERM; 42 eyes) or macular hole (MH; 12 eyes). Standard automated perimetry (Humphrey visual field 24-2 program) was performed and analyzed preoperatively and twice postoperatively (1st and 2nd sessions; 4.7 ± 2.5, 10.3 ± 3.7 months after surgery, respectively)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536833/development-of-standardized-image-interpretation-for-68ga-psma-pet-ct-to-detect-prostate-cancer-recurrent-lesions
#3
Stefano Fanti, Silvia Minozzi, Joshua James Morigi, Frederik Giesel, Francesco Ceci, Christian Uprimny, Michael S Hofman, Matthias Eiber, Sarah Schwarzenbock, Paolo Castellucci, Cristina Bellisario, Stéphane Chauvie, Fabrizio Bergesio, Louise Emmett, Uwe Haberkorn, Irene Virgolini, Markus Schwaiger, Rodney J Hicks, Bernd J Krause, Arturo Chiti
METHODS: After primary treatment, biochemical relapse (BCR) occurs in a substantial number of patients with prostate cancer (PCa). PET/CT imaging with prostate-specific membrane antigen based tracers (68Ga-PSMA) has shown promising results for BCR patients. However, a standardized image interpretation methodology has yet to be properly agreed. The aim of this study, which was promoted and funded by European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM), is to define standardized image interpretation criteria for 68Ga-PSMA PET/CT to detect recurrent PCa lesions in patients treated with primary curative intent therapy (radical prostatectomy or radiotherapy) who presented a biochemical recurrence...
May 23, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536357/glycosylated-triterpenoids-as-endosomal-escape-enhancers-in-targeted-tumor-therapies
#4
REVIEW
Hendrik Fuchs, Nicole Niesler, Alexandra Trautner, Simko Sama, Gerold Jerz, Hossein Panjideh, Alexander Weng
Protein-based targeted toxins play an increasingly important role in targeted tumor therapies. In spite of their high intrinsic toxicity, their efficacy in animal models is low. A major reason for this is the limited entry of the toxin into the cytosol of the target cell, which is required to mediate the fatal effect. Target receptor bound and internalized toxins are mostly either recycled back to the cell surface or lysosomally degraded. This might explain why no antibody-targeted protein toxin has been approved for tumor therapeutic applications by the authorities to date although more than 500 targeted toxins have been developed within the last decades...
March 29, 2017: Biomedicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523301/large-variability-of-the-activity-and-chronicity-indexes-within-and-between-histological-classes-of-lupus-nephritis
#5
Tudor Azoicăi, Ioana Mădălina Belibou, Ludmila Lozneanu, Simona Eliza Giuşcă, Elena Cojocaru, Irina Draga Căruntu
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is characterized by a multifaceted pathogenesis and a heterogeneous clinical expression. The kidney involvement is almost unavoidable in all forms of SLE with chronic evolution, 75% of patients developing renal lesions defined as lupus nephritis (LN) - a glomerulonephritis with an extremely diverse lesion spectrum. The present study aimed to reevaluate a series of cases diagnosed as LN, focusing on the histological features in correlation with the level of activity and chronicity...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512423/refined-internal-limiting-membrane-inverted-flap-technique-for-intractable-macular-detachment-with-optic-disc-pit
#6
Rumiko Hara, Yasutomo Tsukahara, Tsuyoshi Simoyama, Soutarou Mori
PURPOSE: To report a surgical technique for retinal detachment associated with optic disc pit (ODP) by using an internal limiting membrane (ILM) inverted flap as an obstacle between the vitreous cavity and subretinal space. CASE PRESENTATION: A 43-year-old man presented with decreased visual acuity in the right eye for 1 week due to macular detachment associated with ODP. After 2 unsuccessful surgeries, the retina was reattached by vitrectomy with an ILM inverted flap onto the ODP...
January 2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507143/controllable-load-sharing-for-soft-adhesive-interfaces-on-three-dimensional-surfaces
#7
Sukho Song, Dirk-Michael Drotlef, Carmel Majidi, Metin Sitti
For adhering to three-dimensional (3D) surfaces or objects, current adhesion systems are limited by a fundamental trade-off between 3D surface conformability and high adhesion strength. This limitation arises from the need for a soft, mechanically compliant interface, which enables conformability to nonflat and irregularly shaped surfaces but significantly reduces the interfacial fracture strength. In this work, we overcome this trade-off with an adhesion-based soft-gripping system that exhibits enhanced fracture strength without sacrificing conformability to nonplanar 3D surfaces...
May 15, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505457/molecular-and-biocompatibility-characterization-of-red-blood-cell-membrane-targeted-and-cell-penetrating-peptide-modified-polymeric-nanoparticles
#8
Kaustuv Sahoo, Sriharsha Karumuri, Rangika S Hikkaduwa Koralege, Nicholas H Flynn, Steve Hartson, Jing Liu, Joshua D Ramsey, Kaan Kalkan, Carey Pope, Ashish Ranjan
Red blood cells (RBCs) express a variety of immunomodulatory markers that enable the body to recognize them as self. We have shown that RBC membrane glycophorin A (GPA) receptor can mediate membrane attachment of protein therapeutics. A critical knowledge gap is whether attaching drug encapsulated nanoparticles (NPs) to GPA, and modification with cell penetration peptide (CPP) will impact binding, oxygenation and induce cellular stress. The objective of this study was to formulate copolymer-based NPs containing model fluorescent tagged bovine serum albumin (BSA) with GPA-specific targeting ligands such as ERY1 (ENPs), single chain variable antibody (scFv TER-119, SNPs), and low molecular weight protamine based CPP (LNPs) and determine their biocompatibility using a variety of complementary high-throughput in vitro assays...
May 15, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505391/establishment-of-a-novel-quantum-dots-encoded-microbead-based-flow-cytometric-method-for-quantification-of-soluble-fc%C3%AE%C2%B5ri%C3%AE-in-serum
#9
Kun Lin, Wen Xu, Wanwan Li, Yuankui Leng, Weijie Wu, Xia Peng, Yuting Liang, Li Li
The soluble form of the transmembrane glycoprotein, FcεRIα which corresponds to the high-affinity receptor for IgE, is found in serum. Growing evidence suggests the pathogenic role of IgE and FcεRI in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). The goal of this study is to develop a sensitive and standardized cytometric assay for quantification of sFcεRIα. A membrane emulsification technique was utilized to incorporate CuInS2 /ZnS quantum dots and Fe3 O4 nanoparticles into poly (styrene-co-maleic anhydride) microbeads...
May 15, 2017: Cytometry. Part A: the Journal of the International Society for Analytical Cytology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503153/investigating-engineered-ribonucleoprotein-particles-to-improve-oral-rnai-delivery-in-crop-insect-pests
#10
François-Xavier Gillet, Rayssa A Garcia, Leonardo L P Macedo, Erika V S Albuquerque, Maria C M Silva, Maria F Grossi-de-Sa
Genetically modified (GM) crops producing double-stranded RNAs (dsRNAs) are being investigated largely as an RNA interference (RNAi)-based resistance strategy against crop insect pests. However, limitations of this strategy include the sensitivity of dsRNA to insect gut nucleases and its poor insect cell membrane penetration. Working with the insect pest cotton boll weevil (Anthonomus grandis), we showed that the chimeric protein PTD-DRBD (peptide transduction domain-dsRNA binding domain) combined with dsRNA forms a ribonucleoprotein particle (RNP) that improves the effectiveness of the RNAi mechanism in the insect...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500222/energy-requirements-of-odor-transduction-in-the-chemosensory-cilia-of-olfactory-sensory-neurons-rely-on-oxidative-phosphorylation-and-glycolytic-processing-of-extracellular-glucose
#11
Pablo S Villar, Ricardo Delgado, Cecilia Vergara, Juan G Reyes, Juan Bacigalupo
The mechanisms that power the physiological events occuring in cilia, flagella and microvilli are of fundamental importance for the functions of these important and ubicuous organelles. The olfactory epithelium (OE) is mostly populated by ciliated olfactory sensory neurons (OSNs) and surrounding sustentacular cells (SCs) with apical microvilli. The only OSN dendrite extends to the surface forming a knob projecting several chemosensory cilia of approximately 50 x 0.2 μm, devoid of inner membranes embedded in a mucus layer...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499053/a-modified-perfluoro-n-octane-assisted-autologous-internal-limiting-membrane-transplant-for-failed-macular-hole-reintervention-a-case-series
#12
Sengul Ozdek, Prabu Baskaran, Levent Karabas, Pedro Pereira Neves
The authors describe a modified perfluoro-n-octane (PFO)-assisted autologous internal limiting membrane (ILM) transplantation technique for macular hole (MH) reintervention and present results from a series of 11 patients. The authors harvested a free ILM flap and transplanted it into the MH under a PFO bubble. The time at which PFO is injected, the extent of coverage of PFO, and the sequence of fluid-air exchange (FAE) are crucial to overcome previously described technical difficulties of relieving the flap from forceps, stabilizing the flap into the MH, and prevention of flap dislodgement during FAE...
May 1, 2017: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494801/spectral-imaging-toolbox-segmentation-hyperstack-reconstruction-and-batch-processing-of-spectral-images-for-the-determination-of-cell-and-model-membrane-lipid-order
#13
Miles Aron, Richard Browning, Dario Carugo, Erdinc Sezgin, Jorge Bernardino de la Serna, Christian Eggeling, Eleanor Stride
BACKGROUND: Spectral imaging with polarity-sensitive fluorescent probes enables the quantification of cell and model membrane physical properties, including local hydration, fluidity, and lateral lipid packing, usually characterized by the generalized polarization (GP) parameter. With the development of commercial microscopes equipped with spectral detectors, spectral imaging has become a convenient and powerful technique for measuring GP and other membrane properties. The existing tools for spectral image processing, however, are insufficient for processing the large data sets afforded by this technological advancement, and are unsuitable for processing images acquired with rapidly internalized fluorescent probes...
May 12, 2017: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494561/-observation-of-single-layered-inverted-internal-limiting-membrane-flap-technique-for-macular-hole-with-retinal-detachment-in-high-myopia
#14
C Z Xu, J H Wu, J W He, C Feng
Objective: To compare the outcome of pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) with a single-layered inverted internal limiting membrane (ILM) flap versus PPV with ILM peeling for the treatment of macular hole associated retinal detachment (MHRD) in high myopia. Methods: In a retrospective cohort study, PPV with 2 kinds of adjuvant surgical procedures were used in 35 moderately high myopia eyes with MHRD. These eyes were divided into 2 groups: group 1 (17 eyes) receiving PPV and ILM peeling and group 2 (18 eyes) receiving PPV with a single-layered inverted ILM flap...
May 11, 2017: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494212/retinal-toxicity-of-acai-fruit-euterpe-oleracea-dye-concentrations-in-rabbits-basic-principles-of-a-new-dye-for-chromovitrectomy-in-humans
#15
Rafael R Caiado, Cristiane S Peris, Acácio Alves Souza Lima-Filho, Joao Guilherme Palma Urushima, Eduardo Novais, Emmerson Badaró, André Maia, Rita Sinigaglia-Coimbra, Sung Eun S Watanabe, Eduardo B Rodrigues, Michel Eid Farah, Mauricio Maia
PURPOSE: Evaluate toxicity of acai fruit (Euterpe oleracea) dye concentrations in a rabbit model. METHODS: Rabbits were injected intravitreously with 10%, 25%, and 35% acai dye concentrations. Control eyes received balanced salt solution (BSS). Electroretinogram (ERG), fundus imaging, fluorescein angiography (FA), optical coherence tomography (OCT), and light and transmission electron microscopy (LM/TEM) were performed. RESULTS: Fundus imaging showed increased vitreous opacity with increased dye concentrations...
May 11, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489747/postoperative-changes-in-the-retinal-thickness-and-volume-after-vitrectomy-for-epiretinal-membrane-and-internal-limiting-membrane-peeling
#16
Jae Yon Won, Mirinae Kim, Young-Hoon Park
The aim of the study was to investigate the thickness and volume profiles of each retinal layer in postoperative patients with epiretinal membranes.Twenty-four patients who underwent pars plana vitrectomy with internal limiting membrane (ILM) peeling for epiretinal membrane were included. The best corrected visual acuity, thickness, and volume were recorded from the medical records through a retrospective review. Spectral domain optical coherence tomography was used to measure the average thickness and volume of each retinal layer before surgery and 6 months postoperatively...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485920/bacterial-outer-membrane-porins-as-electrostatic-nanosieves-exploring-transport-rules-of-small-polar-molecules
#17
Harsha Bajaj, Silvia Acosta Gutierrez, Igor Bodrenko, Giuliano Malloci, Mariano Andrea Scorciapino, Mathias Winterhalter, Matteo Ceccarelli
Transport of molecules through biological membranes is a fundamental process in biology, facilitated by selective channels and general pores. The architecture of some outer membrane pores in Gram-negative bacteria, common to other eukaryotic pores, suggests them as prototypes of electrostatically regulated nanosieve devices. In this study, we sensed the internal electrostatics of the two most abundant outer membrane channels of Escherichia coli, using norfloxacin as a dipolar probe in single molecule electrophysiology...
May 12, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476586/manipulating-the-membrane-penetration-mechanism-of-helical-polypeptides-via-aromatic-modification-for-efficient-gene-delivery
#18
Nan Zheng, Ziyuan Song, Jiandong Yang, Yang Liu, Fangfang Li, Jianjun Cheng, Lichen Yin
The delivery performance of non-viral gene vectors is greatly related to their intracellular kinetics. Cationic helical polypeptides with potent membrane penetration properties and gene transfection efficiencies have been recently developed by us. However, they suffer from severe drawbacks in terms of their membrane penetration mechanisms that mainly include endocytosis and pore formation. The endocytosis mechanism leads to endosomal entrapment of gene cargos, while the charge- and helicity-induced pore formation causes appreciable cytotoxicity at high concentrations...
May 2, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470646/vitrectomy-with-fovea-sparing-internal-limiting-membrane-peeling-for-myopic-foveoschisis
#19
C Seppey, T J Wolfensberger
Background Myopic foveoschisis is a rare form of a tractional maculopathy, which occurs in patients with elevated axial length. The contraction of the posterior hyaloid exerts tangential traction on the retinal surface with a subsequent continuous splitting of the retinal layers. Internal limiting membrane (ILM) peeling has been advocated in foveoschisis, but it has been associated with post-operative macular hole formation. We report on a modified surgical technique, which spares the fovea and may reduce the risk for macular hole formation...
April 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457386/first-world-report-of-internal-power-cable-repair-in-left-ventricular-assist-device-jarvik-2000-case-report
#20
C G Sassi, M Cameli, A Dokollari, F Diciolla, S Scolletta, C Ricci, P Lucatelli, S Mondillo, M Maccherini
BACKGROUND: There are limited clinical reports concerning internal power cable fixing in left ventricular assist device (L-VAD) patients. Actually there are no reports in the literature about Jarvik 2000 internal cable repair. We show the first description of a technique for surgical reparation of such a fatal complication. PATIENT HISTORY: The patient was a 62-year-old woman who had L-VAD implantation (Jarvik 2000) with outflow graft apposition in descending thoracic aorta through left thoracotomy access, in 2009...
May 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
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