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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295445/omega-3-supplementation-is-neuroprotective-to-corneal-nerves-in-dry-eye-disease-a-pilot-study
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Holly Rose Chinnery, Cecilia Naranjo Golborne, Laura Elizabeth Downie
PURPOSE: To investigate whether oral, long-chain omega-3 (ω-3) essential fatty acid (EFA) supplementation, for 3 months, induces changes to the central corneal sub-basal nerve plexus in dry eye disease and whether nerve alterations correlate with clinical findings. METHODS: This prospective, comparative study involved the final 12 participants enrolled in a randomised, double-masked, placebo-controlled clinical trial of 60 participants with moderate dry eye disease...
March 12, 2017: Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics: the Journal of the British College of Ophthalmic Opticians (Optometrists)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291206/-potential-for-use-of-hydroxypropyl-guar-in-tear-substitute-therapy
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V V Brzhesky, S Yu Golubev
Of the large number of polymers used in artificial tear formulations, natural polysaccharides - hydroxypropyl guar, sodium hyaluronate, chondroitin sulfate, dextran, etc., are gaining more and more popularity. Hydroxypropyl guar stands out through its ability to form a long-lasting structured matrix adhered to the damaged ocular surface and ensuring good wettability of the latter and regeneration of epithelial cells. At that, the viscosity of hydroxypropyl guar increases with increasing tear pH (which, in turn, correlates with the severity of xerosis) and further prolongs the moisturizing effect...
2017: Vestnik Oftalmologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280699/contrast-induced-acute-kidney-injury-in-kidney-transplant-recipients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Wisit Cheungpasitporn, Charat Thongprayoon, Michael A Mao, Shennen A Mao, Matthew R D'Costa, Wonngarm Kittanamongkolchai, Kianoush B Kashani
AIM: To evaluate the incidence of contrast-induced acute kidney injury (CIAKI) in kidney transplant recipients. METHODS: A literature search was performed using MEDLINE, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews from the inception of the databases through July 2016. Studies assessing the incidence of CIAKI in kidney transplant recipients were included. We applied a random-effects model to estimate the incidence of CIAKI. RESULTS: Six studies of 431 kidney transplant recipients were included in the analyses to assess the incidence of CIAKI in kidney transplant recipients...
February 24, 2017: World Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270554/identifying-protein-kinase-specific-effectors-of-the-osmostress-response-in-yeast
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Natalie Romanov, David Maria Hollenstein, Marion Janschitz, Gustav Ammerer, Dorothea Anrather, Wolfgang Reiter
The budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae reacts to increased external osmolarity by modifying many cellular processes. Adaptive signaling relies primarily on the high-osmolarity glycerol (HOG) pathway, which is closely related to the mammalian p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) pathway in core architecture. To identify target proteins of the MAPK Hog1, we designed a mass spectrometry-based high-throughput experiment to measure the impact of Hog1 activation or inhibition on the Scerevisiae phosphoproteome...
March 7, 2017: Science Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263768/osmotic-shock-induced-protein-destabilization-in-living-cells-and-its-reversal-by-glycine-betaine
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Samantha S Stadmiller, Annelise H Gorensek-Benitez, Alex J Guseman, Gary J Pielak
Many organisms can adapt to changes in the solute content of their surroundings (i.e., the osmolarity). Hyperosmotic shock causes water efflux and a concomitant reduction in cell volume, which is countered by the accumulation of osmolytes. This volume reduction increases the crowded nature of the cytoplasm, which is expected to affect protein stability. In contrast to traditional theory, which predicts that more crowded conditions can only increase protein stability, recent work shows that crowding can destabilize proteins through transient attractive interactions...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258486/lea-proteins-are-involved-in-cyst-desiccation-resistance-and-other-abiotic-stresses-in-azotobacter-vinelandii
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Julieta Rodriguez-Salazar, Soledad Moreno, Guadalupe Espín
Late embryogenesis abundant (LEA) proteins constitute a large protein family that is closely associated with resistance to abiotic stresses in multiple organisms and protect cells against drought and other stresses. Azotobacter vinelandii is a soil bacterium that forms desiccation-resistant cysts. This bacterium possesses two genes, here named lea1 and lea2, coding for avLEA1 and avLEA2 proteins, both containing 20-mer motifs characteristic of eukaryotic plant LEA proteins. In this study, we found that disruption of the lea1 gene caused a loss of the cysts' viability after 3 months of desiccation, whereas at 6 months, wild-type or lea2 mutant strain cysts remained viable...
March 3, 2017: Cell Stress & Chaperones
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257381/effect-of-sleep-position-on-the-ocular-surface
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David Alevi, Henry D Perry, Alexander Wedel, Eric Rosenberg, Limor Alevi, Eric D Donnenfeld
PURPOSE: Dry eye disease is a multifactorial disease with numerous well-documented risk factors. However, to date, sleep position has not been associated with this condition. After observing patients in our practice, we believe that the sleep position in some cases may significantly affect dry eye and meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD). METHODS: This is a single-centered, cross-sectional, noninterventional, institutional review board-approved, single-masked, nonrandomized study of 100 patients whose complaints were related to dry eye disease and a control group of 25 age-matched asymptomatic patients...
March 1, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243357/comparison-of-effects-of-different-statins-on-contrast-induced-acute-kidney-injury-in-rats-histopathological-and-biochemical-findings
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Xiao-Lei Wang, Tuo Zhang, Liu-Hua Hu, Shi-Qun Sun, Wei-Feng Zhang, Zhe Sun, Ling-Hong Shen, Ben He
Statins are a promising new strategy to prevent contrast-induced acute kidney injury (CI-AKI). In this study we compared the ameliorative effect of different statins in a rat model of CI-AKI. Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into five groups: control group; CI-AKI group; CI-AKI + rosuvastatin group (10 mg/kg/day); CI-AKI + simvastatin group (80 mg/kg/day); and CI-AKI + atorvastatin group (20 mg/kg/day). CI-AKI was induced by dehydration for 72 hours, followed by furosemide intramuscular injection 20 minutes before low-osmolar contrast media (CM) intravenous injection...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243058/effects-of-3-trehalose-as-an-adjuvant-treatment-after-lasik
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Antonio J Mateo Orobia, Paula Casas Pascual, José Á Cristóbal Bescós, Diana Perez García, Carlos Peiro Embid, M Ángeles Del Buey Sayas, Valentyna Korobko Kulikova, Noelia Lafuente Ojeda
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effect of 3% trehalose as an adjuvant in the standard treatment after laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis. DESIGN: Interventional prospective comparative single-blind study. SETTING: Department of Ophthalmology, Hospital Quirón Zaragoza, Spain. METHODS: A total of 26 eyes (13 patients) were included, of which 12 eyes (group 1) received conventional treatment with lubricant drops of hyaluronic acid (0...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28175535/376%C3%A2-the-salt-versus-sugar-debate-urinary-sodium-losses-following-hypertonic-saline-administration-curtails-its-superior-osmolar-effect-in-comparison-to-mannitol-in-severe-traumatic-brain-injury
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Aniruddha Tekkatte Jagannatha, Sriganesh Kamath, Indira Devi, Umamaheswara G S Rao
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 1, 2016: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166657/ocular-surface-effects-of-repeated-application-of-povidone-iodine-in-patients-receiving-frequent-intravitreal-injections
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Habiba Saedon, Jennifer Nosek, Julian Phillips, Nirodhini Narendran, Yit C Yang
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate the patient reported symptoms and objective signs of tear film and ocular surface abnormalities experienced by patients undergoing repeated exposure to povidone iodine as a consequence of requiring frequent intravitreal injections for wet macular degeneration. METHODS: This was a prospective study of consecutive patients who had received recent povidone 5% solution for sterile preparation of intravitreal injection less than 3 months prior to inclusion with a total of at least 3 intravitreal injections for macular degeneration...
February 6, 2017: Cutaneous and Ocular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145211/-fatal-cerebral-oedema-during-the-treatment-of-diabetic-ketoacidosis-in-an-adult-male
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T J A Dekker, J A Janson, E J Hoorn, Y W J Sijpkens
Diabetic ketoacidosis is relatively common, but the optimal treatment of this condition is still controversial. Cerebral oedema is a rare, but potentially fatal complication. We present the case of an adult patient who presented with de novo diabetic ketoacidosis that was complicated by cerebral oedema during treatment. In this article we discuss factors that may have played a role in the development of this complication. A prolonged hyperosmolar state in diabetic ketoacidosis may increase the risk of cerebral oedema as a result of cerebral compensatory mechanisms...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127212/the-effects-of-ramadan-fasting-on-patients-with-prosthetic-heart-valve-taking-warfarin-for-anticoagulation
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Muhammad O Awiwi, Zeynep Aslan Yagli, Ferruh Elbir, Ahmet Arif Aglar, Erhan Guler, Unsal Vural
INTRODUCTION: Oral anticoagulation with warfarin is indicated for patients with prosthetic heart valves. The effects of religious fasting during Ramadan month (in the Islamic calendar) on anticoagulation aren't clear. OBJECTIVES: To study the impact of Ramadan fasting on international normalized ratio (INR), quality of anticoagulation, dose of warfarin used and blood osmolarity. METHODS: 18 patients were followed-up prospectively for 3 months (pre- Ramadan, Ramadan and post-Ramadan months)...
January 2017: Journal of the Saudi Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122407/effects-of-latisse-bimatoprost-0-03-per-cent-topical-solution-on-the-ocular-surface
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Etty Bitton, Claudine Courey, Pamela Giancola, Vasile Diaconu, Jack Wise, Walter Wittich
PURPOSE: LATISSE is marketed for the treatment of hypotrichosis (loss of eyelashes), using a prostamide analogue and preserved with benzalkonium chloride, which is an effective preservative; however, it also causes irritation to the ocular surface. LATISSE is applied to the lid margin; however, with the blink, some solution may fall onto the ocular surface. The objective of this study was to assess the effects of LATISSE on the ocular surface over two months. METHODS: Non-dry eye participants interested in eyelash lengthening were invited to a prospective uncontrolled, open-label clinical study using LATISSE for two months...
January 25, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Optometry: Journal of the Australian Optometrical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060946/high-osmolarity-environments-activate-the-mitochondrial-alternative-oxidase-in-debaryomyces-hansenii
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Wilson Garcia-Neto, Alfredo Cabrera-Orefice, Salvador Uribe-Carvajal, Alicia J Kowaltowski, Luis Alberto Luévano-Martínez
The oleaginous yeast Debaryomyces hansenii is a good model to understand molecular mechanisms involved in halotolerance because of its impressive ability to survive under a wide range of salt concentrations. Several cellular adaptations are implicated in this response, including the presence of a cyanide-insensitive ubiquinol oxidase (Aox). This protein, which is present in several taxonomical orders, has been related to different stress responses. However, little is known about its role in mitochondria during transitions from low to high saline environments...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060062/pilot-study-of-corneal-sensitivity-and-its-association-in-keratoconus
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Preeji S Mandathara, Fiona J Stapleton, Jim Kokkinakis, Mark D P Willcox
PURPOSE: To evaluate corneal sensitivity and its association with other clinical parameters in keratoconus. METHODS: Twenty-four subjects with keratoconus aged between 18 and 65 years were recruited in this cross-sectional study. Ocular symptoms, corneal topography, tear variables such as tear osmolarity, volume and lower tear meniscus height, ocular surface staining, central sensitivity threshold (CST), and corneal subepithelial nerve mapping were obtained. Association between central CST and other clinical variables was examined using the Spearman correlation coefficient...
February 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045655/practical-aspects-of-the-use-of-intrathecal-chemotherapy
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Raquel Olmos-Jiménez, Alberto Espuny-Miró, Carlos Cárceles Rodríguez, María Sacramento Díaz-Carrasco
INTRODUCTION: Intrathecal chemotherapy is frequently used in clinical practice for treatment and prevention of neoplastic meningitis. Despite its widespread use, there is little information about practical aspects such as the volume of drug to be administered or its preparation and administration. OBJECTIVE: To conduct a literature review about practical aspects of the use of intrathecal chemotherapy. MATERIALS: Search in PubMed/ Medline using the terms "chemotherapy AND intrathecal", analysis of secondary and tertiary information sources...
January 1, 2017: Farmacia Hospitalaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030882/ocular-response-to-environmental-variations-in-contact-lens-wearers
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Alberto López-de la Rosa, Vicente Martín-Montañez, Alberto López-Miguel, Itziar Fernández, Margarita Calonge, José M González-Méijome, María J González-García
PURPOSE: To assess the influence of different indoor environments simulated in an environmental chamber on soft contact lens (CL) wearers. METHODS: Fifty-four CL wearers were grouped based on their symptoms while wearing their CLs. Subjects were fitted with two different CL types, conventional hydrogel (Omafilcon A) and silicone hydrogel (comfilcon A), and exposed to two controlled indoor environmental conditions, standard [50% relative humidity (RH), 23°C, 930 mb of atmospheric pressure] and adverse (in-flight air cabin environment: 5% RH, localised air flow, 23°C, 750 mb atmospheric pressure), for 90 min in an environmental chamber, making a total of four visits...
January 2017: Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics: the Journal of the British College of Ophthalmic Opticians (Optometrists)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028530/acid-base-and-hemodynamic-status-of-patients-with-intraoperative-hemorrhage-using-two-solution-types-crystalloid-ringer-lactate-and-1-3-sodium-bicarbonate-in-half-normal-saline-solution
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Sayed Jalal Hashemi, Sayed Morteza Heidari, Ahmad Yaraghi, Reza Seirafi
BACKGROUND: Intraoperative hemorrhage is one of the problems during surgery and, if it happens in a high volume without an immediate action to control, it can be fatal. Nowadays, various injectable solutions are used. The aim of this study was to compare the acid-base and hemodynamic status of the patient using two solutions, Ringer lactate and 1.3% sodium bicarbonate, in half saline solution. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This clinical trial was performed at the Al-Zahra Hospital in 2013 on 66 patients who were randomly selected and put in two studied groups at the onset of hemorrhage...
2016: Advanced Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017896/augmented-o-glcnac-signaling-via-glucosamine-attenuates-oxidative-stress-and-apoptosis-following-contrast-induced-acute-kidney-injury-in-rats
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Jiachang Hu, Rongyi Chen, Ping Jia, Yi Fang, Tongqiang Liu, Nana Song, Xialian Xu, Jun Ji, Xiaoqiang Ding
Contrast-induced acute kidney injury (CI-AKI) is an iatrogenic renal injury and associated with substantial morbidity and mortality in susceptible individuals. Despite extensive study of a variety of agents for renal protection, limited strategies have been shown to be effective in the reduction of CI-AKI. O-linked β-N-acetylglucosamine (O-GlcNAc) is a post-translational regulatory modification of intracellular proteins and governs the function of numerous proteins, both cytosolic and nuclear. Increasing evidence suggests that O-GlcNAc levels are increased in response to stress and that acute augmentation of this reaction is cytoprotective...
December 23, 2016: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
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