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Gottfried Martin, David Conrad, Bertan Cakir, Günther Schlunck, Hansjürgen T Agostini
PURPOSE: Retinal vein occlusion (RVO) has been investigated in several laser-induced animal models using pigs, rabbits and rats. However, laser-induced RVO has been rarely reported in mice, despite the impressive number of available mutants, ease of handling and cost effectiveness. The aim of this study was to further assess the feasibility of a RVO mouse model for gene expression analysis and its possible use to investigate effects of hypoxia. METHODS: C57Bl/6J mice were injected with eosin Y for photo-sensitization...
2018: PloS One
Dominika Podkowinski, Ana-Maria Philip, Wolf-Dieter Vogl, Jutta Gamper, Hrvoje Bogunovic, Bianca S Gerendas, Bilal Haj Najeeb, Sebastian M Waldstein, Ursula Schmidt-Erfurth
BACKGROUND/AIMS: To characterise neuroretinal atrophy in retinal vein occlusion (RVO). METHODS: We included patients with central/branch RVO (CRVO=196, BRVO=107) who received ranibizumab according to a standardised protocol for 6 months. Retinal atrophy was defined as the presence of an area of retinal thickness (RT) <260 µm outside the foveal centre. Moreover, the thickness of three distinct retinal layer compartments was computed as follows: (1) retinal nerve fibre layer to ganglion cell layer, (2) inner plexiform layer (IPL) to outer nuclear layer (ONL) and (3) inner segment/outer segment junction to retinal pigment epithelium...
March 6, 2018: British Journal of Ophthalmology
John P Ansah, Victoria Koh, Dirk F de Korne, Steffen Bayer, Chong Pan, Jayabaskar Thiyagarajan, David B Matchar, Ecosse Lamoureux, Desmond Quek
INTRODUCTION: Singapore's ageing population is likely to see an increase in chronic eye conditions in the future. This study aimed to estimate the burden of eye diseases among resident Singaporeans stratified for age and ethnicity by 2040. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Prevalence data on myopia, epiretinal membrane (ERM), retinal vein occlusion (RVO), age macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy (DR), cataract, glaucoma and refractive error (RE) by age cohorts and educational attainment from the Singapore Epidemiology of Eye Diseases (SEED) study were applied to population estimates from the Singapore population model...
January 2018: Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore
Sandra Rezar-Dreindl, Katharina Eibenberger, Wolf Buehl, Günther Weigert, Michael Georgopoulos, Ursula Schmidt-Erfurth, Stefan Sacu
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the change in peripheral perfusion status in patients with retinal vein occlusion (RVO) during dexamethasone treatment. METHODS: Thirty-five eyes of patients with macular oedema due to either branch or central retinal vein occlusion were included. At baseline, patients were treated with an intravitreal dexamethasone implant (Ozurdex® ) and followed until month 6. Wide-field angiographies were classified as ischaemic and nonischaemic. Peripheral nonperfusion (PNP) was determined manually by calculating the percentage of nonperfusion area in relation to the total visible retina (ischaemic index)...
February 27, 2018: Acta Ophthalmologica
Haiyang Liu, Suyan Li, Zhengpei Zhang, Jie Shen
The study investigated predictive factors for best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) after ranibizumab treatment in patients with macular edema (ME) associated with retinal vein occlusion (RVO) with an original ranking for the impairment of macular microstructure. In this retrospective study, 31 eyes of 31 patients with RVO received 3 monthly consecutive ranibizumab injections and another 3 months of follow-up. An original method was applied to rank the impairment of the external limiting membrane (ELM) and the ellipsoid zone (previously called the photoreceptor inner and outer segment junction, IS/OS) integrity on the baseline optical coherence tomography (OCT) images...
January 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Marie Janaillac, Thierry P Beausoleil, Keith J Barrington, Marie-Josée Raboisson, Oliver Karam, Mathieu Dehaes, Anie Lapointe
Haemodynamic assessment during the transitional period in preterm infants is challenging. We aimed to describe the relationships between cerebral regional tissue oxygen saturation (CrSO2), perfusion index (PI), echocardiographic, and clinical parameters in extremely preterm infants in their first 72 h of life. Twenty newborns born at < 28 weeks of gestation were continuously monitored with CrSO2 and preductal PI. Cardiac output was measured at H6, H24, H48, and H72. The median gestational age and birth weight were 25...
January 27, 2018: European Journal of Pediatrics
Irena Šínová, Jiří Řehák, Jana Nekolová, Naďa Jirasková, Petra Haluzová, Tereza Řeháková, Barbora Babková, Libor Hejsek, Martin Šín
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between the ischemic index and the oxygen saturation in retinal vessels in patients with retinal vein occlusion. DESIGN: Prospective, cross-sectional study. METHODS: We performed a prospective study. The cohort consisted of 43 eyes of 43patients with retinal vein occlusions (RVO), 23 of whom had central retinal vein occlusions (CRVO) and 20 who had branch retinal vein occlusions (BRVO)...
January 20, 2018: American Journal of Ophthalmology
Kyeong Ik Na, Jin Wook Jeoung, Young Kook Kim, Won June Lee, Ki Ho Park
IMPORTANCE: We determined the association between retinal vein occlusion (RVO) and open-angle glaucoma (OAG) in a Korean population by reviewing a dataset obtained from the Korean Health Insurance Review and Assessment (HIRA). BACKGROUND: To compare the RVO incidence for OAG patients with that for the general population in order to determine the association between RVO and OAG. DESIGN: Nationwide population-based retrospective study. PARTICIPANTS: HIRA data for 2011 through 2015...
January 23, 2018: Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology
Masayuki Takeyama, Fumio Takeuchi, Masahiko Gosho, Keijiro Sugita, Masahiro Zako, Masayoshi Iwaki, Motohiro Kamei
Purpose: Tranexamic acid (TXA) is a widely used antifibrinolytic agent that can also cause a decrease in vascular permeability. We hypothesized that TXA could improve macular edema (ME) that is caused by an increase in retinal vascular permeability. The aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of oral TXA for ME associated with retinal vein occlusion (RVO) or diabetic ME (DME). Patients and methods: Oral TXA (1,500 mg daily for 2 weeks) was administered to patients with persistent ME secondary to RVO (7 eyes) and DME (7 eyes)...
2018: Clinical Ophthalmology
Elon H C van Dijk, Wim H J Kruit, Martine J Jager, Gregorius P M Luyten, Johannes R Vingerling, Camiel J F Boon
PURPOSE: To analyse ophthalmological adverse events associated with mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase (MEK) inhibition with pimasertib treatment for metastatic cutaneous melanoma (CM). METHODS: In this prospective observational, cohort-based, cross-sectional study, eight patients treated with the MEK inhibitor pimasertib received a complete ophthalmic examination. This included Early Treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy Study best-corrected visual acuity, visual field testing, colour vision testing, slit-lamp examination, applanation tonometry, indirect ophthalmoscopy, digital colour fundus photography and optical coherence tomography (OCT)...
January 16, 2018: Acta Ophthalmologica
Jonathan C Chou, Clara C Cousins, John B Miller, Brian J Song, Lucy Q Shen, Michael A Kass, Janey L Wiggs, Louis R Pasquale
PURPOSE: To analyze optic disc hemorrhages (DH) associated with primary open-angle glaucoma by quantifying their geometric profile and comparing their densitometry with hemorrhages from retinal vein occlusions (RVO) and retinal macroaneurysms (MA), which have venous and arterial sources of bleeding, respectively. DESIGN: Retrospective cross-sectional study METHODS: Setting: Massachusetts Eye & Ear POPULATION: Fundus images of DH (n=40), MA (n=14), and RVO (n=25) were identified...
January 9, 2018: American Journal of Ophthalmology
Ayşe Yağmur Kanra, Aylin Ardagil Akçakaya, Sevil Arı Yaylalı, Meltem Güzin Altınel, Neslihan Sevimli
Objectives: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of dexamethasone (DEX) implants as mono or combination therapy for macular edema in retinal vein occlusion (RVO) with real-life conditions, and to detect factors that influence final visual acuity. Materials and Methods: Twenty-five eyes with macular edema secondary to RVO underwent assessments for central macular thickness (CMT), best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA), adverse events, and also morphologic changes in optical coherence tomography at an interval of 4-8 weeks after at least one DEX implant...
December 2017: Turkish Journal of Ophthalmology
Kristine Fiksdal Abel, Ingeborg Skjærvø, Edle Ravndal, Thomas Clausen, Jørgen G Bramness
BACKGROUND: Levels of mental distress are high in patients with substance use disorders (SUD) and investigation of correlates may broaden our understanding of this comorbidity. OBJECTIVES: We investigated self-reported symptoms of mental distress among individuals entering either outpatient opioid maintenance treatment (OMT) or other inpatient SUD treatment and related factors, with a particular focus on perceived self-control. METHODS: A cross-sectional study including substance users (n = 548; mean age 34 years; 27% women) entering treatment at 21 different treatment-centers across Norway, interviewed between December 2012 and April 2015...
January 5, 2018: Substance Use & Misuse
Kyung Sik Lee, Ki Heon Nam, Dong Wook Kim, Eui Chun Kang, Hyoung Jun Koh
Purpose: The present study aimed to evaluate the risk of retinal vein occlusion (RVO) in Korean patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Methods: In this retrospective, nationwide, propensity score-matched cohort study, subjects were randomly enrolled from the 12-year longitudinal Korean National Health Insurance Service-National Sample Cohort 2002-2013 database comprising 1 million subjects. The ESRD group comprised 988 patients newly diagnosed with ESRD from 2003 onward by washing out data from 2002...
January 1, 2018: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
Øystein Skjærvø, Ole Kristian Brandtzaeg, Kristian Blindheim Lausund, Oliver Pabst, Ørjan G Martinsen, Elsa Lundanes, Steven Ray Wilson
Open tubular liquid chromatography columns with organic polymer layers can be powerful tools for high sensitivity measurements in e.g. proteomics. However, these narrow columns are challenging to characterize. A two-electrode system, often used for bioimpendance measurements, was used to study poly(styrene-co-divinylbenzene = PS-DVB) polymer layered open tubular (PLOT) liquid chromatography columns with 10 μm inner diameters. The system performed electrical resistance measurements (ERM) for assessing layer thickness and porosity...
December 23, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
P Dundr, K Němejcová, M Bártů, R Matěj, Z Rohan, I Tichá
BACKGROUND: The tumor microenvironment plays an important role in tumorigenesis and the tumor-host relationship. An important part of the tumor microenvironment is inflammatory infiltration. Its evaluation in solid tumors has prognostic meaning and appears also to be predictive of outcome, which is particularly important for predicting responses to immune checkpoint inhibitors. However, the methodology used to assess inflammatory infiltration is problematic, because it has been standardized only for certain types of tumors...
2017: Klinická Onkologie: Casopis Ceské a Slovenské Onkologické Spolecnosti
T Büchler
Urothelial carcinoma is the most common urological malignancy. Nonspecific immunotherapy using the Bacillus Calmette-Guerin vaccine has long been the mainstay for the treatment of high-risk superficial bladder carcinoma in an adjuvant setting after transurethral endoscopic resection. In metastatic disease, cisplatin-based chemotherapy remains the main therapeutic modality. In Europe, the standard second-line chemotherapy for patients with cisplatin-refractory tumours is vinflunine. Other systemic treatments with a lower level of evidence include paclitaxel and docetaxel...
2017: Klinická Onkologie: Casopis Ceské a Slovenské Onkologické Spolecnosti
Abdullah Ozkaya, Beril Tulu, Ruveyde Garip
Purpose: To evaluate the real life outcomes of intravitreal aflibercept (IVAfl) treatment in patients with macular edema (ME) secondary to retinal vein occlusion (RVO) during the first year of treatment. Methods: Retrospective case series. Newly diagnosed or persistent ME patients secondary to RVO who were treated with IVAfl and had a follow-up period of at least 12 months were included. Twenty-two patients (54.8%) received 3 loading month loading doses IVAfl initially, whereas 20 patients (45...
October 2017: Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology: Official Journal of the Saudi Ophthalmological Society
Thomas Schlegl, Sebastian M Waldstein, Hrvoje Bogunovic, Franz Endstraßer, Amir Sadeghipour, Ana-Maria Philip, Dominika Podkowinski, Bianca S Gerendas, Georg Langs, Ursula Schmidt-Erfurth
PURPOSE: Development and validation of a fully automated method to detect and quantify macular fluid in conventional OCT images. DESIGN: Development of a diagnostic modality. PARTICIPANTS: The clinical dataset for fluid detection consisted of 1200 OCT volumes of patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD, n = 400), diabetic macular edema (DME, n = 400), or retinal vein occlusion (RVO, n = 400) acquired with Zeiss Cirrus (Carl Zeiss Meditec, Dublin, CA) (n = 600) or Heidelberg Spectralis (Heidelberg Engineering, Heidelberg, Germany) (n = 600) OCT devices...
December 8, 2017: Ophthalmology
Meiaad Khayat, Noemi Lois, Michael Williams, Alan W Stitt
Purpose: To provide a comprehensive and current review on the available experimental animal models of retinal vein occlusion (RVO) and to identify their strengths and limitations with the purpose of helping researchers to plan preclinical studies on RVO. Methods: A systematic review of the literature on experimental animal models of RVO was undertaken. Medline, SCOPUS, and Web of Science databases were searched. Studies published between January 1, 1965, and March 31, 2017, and that met the inclusion criteria were reviewed...
December 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
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