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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418938/a-study-on-postmortem-wound-dating-by-gross-and-histopathological-examination-of-abrasions
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Javaregowda Vinay, Sathyanarayana Harish, Gouri S R Mangala, Basappa S Hugar
INTRODUCTION: Abrasions are the most common blunt force injuries. The precise dating of injury is extremely important in forensic medicine practice. As we know, the wound healing occurs in well-orchestrated sequence, consisting of inflammation, proliferation, and maturation.A study of occurrence of such phases will help in understanding the sequence of events in wound healing. In this context, this study of wound dating from gross and microscopic level was taken. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Postmortem study of wound dating by gross and histopathological examination of abrasions was carried out in the Department of Forensic Medicine, in M...
April 17, 2017: American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416927/cataract-surgery-and-possible-complications-in-patients-with-pseudoexfoliation-syndrome
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Gulsum Egemen Erkayhan, Semih Dogan
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the demographic characteristics and intraoperative complications of cataract surgery in patients with pseudoexfoliation syndrome (PEX). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Cases of 225 eyes (80 eyes with pseudoexfoliation and 145 eyes without pseudoexfoliation as the control group) that underwent phacoemulsification cataract surgery and IOL implantation at the Silifke State Hospital Ophthalmology Clinic between April 2011 and April 2013 were analysed retrospectively...
February 2017: Eurasian Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413744/bilateral-retinal-detachments-associated-with-inversion-table-therapy
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Valerie C Lerebours, Austin J Rohl, Saad Shaikh
To report a case of sequential bilateral inferior retinal detachments secondary to inversion table therapy. A 67-year-old-male developed inferior rhegmatoegnous retinal detachments (RRD) in both eyes on two different occasions with the use of inversion therapeutic tables. Various predisposing factors have been documented for RRD such as previous cataract surgery, peripheral retinal degenerations, high myopia, history of previous retinal detachments and direct ocular trauma. The authors report here a case of inferior retinal detachments associated with the use of inversion therapy...
March 15, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409771/early-versus-late-traumatic-cataract-surgery-and-intraocular-lens-implantation
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S A Tabatabaei, M B Rajabi, S M Tabatabaei, M Soleimani, F Rahimi, M Yaseri
PurposeTo determine the proper time for traumatic cataract surgery after open globe injuries.SettingFarabi Eye Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.DesignRandomized clinical trial.Patients and methodsIn a randomized clinical trial, 30 eyes with traumatic cataract after open globe injury with IOL implantation underwent early (in the first week after the trauma) and 30 eyes underwent late cataract surgery (from the first to second month after the trauma). We excluded patients who were under 12-year-old...
April 14, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395904/-intraocular-ferritin-production-due-to-an-iron-containing-intraocular-foreign-body
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F El Boukhrissi, A Laktaoui, A Hommadi, Y Bamou, L Balouch
INTRODUCTION: Ocular siderosis is a rare but severe complication of open globe trauma with intraocular retention of a metallic foreign body. CASE STUDY: We report a case of recurrent uveitis in a 37-year-old patient. The ophthalmic examination revealed poor vision in the left eye, lid edema, limbal scleromalacia, hyphema and severe ocular hypertension. Orbital CT showed the presence of a radio-opaque IOFB between the crystalline lens and vitreous body. An aqueous humor sample was obtained for iron and ferritin levels...
April 8, 2017: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386477/a-retrospective-study-on-clinical-features-and-visual-outcome-of-patients-hospitalized-for-ocular-trauma-in-cangzhou-china
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Xi Zhang, Yuqing Liu, Xiangning Ji, Yuanyuan Zou
Purpose. To describe clinical features and to analyze visual outcome of ocular trauma in Cangzhou in 2012-2015, China. Methods. A retrospective study of ocular trauma cases admitted to Cangzhou Central Hospital from January 2012 till December 2015 was performed. Results. This study included a total of 507 eyes from 478 patients. Four hundred (83.7%) patients were male, with a male-to-female ratio of 5.1 : 1. Mean age was 43.6 ± 18.3 years (5-95 years). The largest age group was 45-59 years old, followed by 30-44 years old, presenting two peaks of the age distribution and accounting for 28...
2017: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384902/paecilomyces-keratitis-in-western-india-a-case-report
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Anmol Ulhas Naik, Shveta Bhimashankar Gadewar
Cases of ocular trauma with vegetative matter are commonly encountered in ophthalmic practice in India. Many of these present with keratitis/corneal ulceration, of which fungi have a predominant share. We report a case of fungal keratitis and graft infection with Paecilomyces lilacinus, which was successfully treated with topical and systemic Voriconazole. A farmer presented with corneal ulcer and hypopyon in left eye following vegetative trauma during farming. A provisional diagnosis of fungal corneal ulcer was made based on clinical features and topical anti-fungal therapy with Natamycin was initiated...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376919/eye-movement-desensitization-and-reprocessing-therapy-versus-supportive-therapy-in-affective-relapse-prevention-in-bipolar-patients-with-a-history-of-trauma-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Ana Moreno-Alcázar, Joaquim Radua, Ramon Landín-Romero, Laura Blanco, Mercè Madre, Maria Reinares, Mercè Comes, Esther Jiménez, Jose Manuel Crespo, Eduard Vieta, Victor Pérez, Patricia Novo, Marta Doñate, Romina Cortizo, Alicia Valiente-Gómez, Walter Lupo, Peter J McKenna, Edith Pomarol-Clotet, Benedikt L Amann
BACKGROUND: Up to 60% of patients with bipolar disorder (BD) have a history of traumatic events, which is associated with greater episode severity, higher risk of comorbidity and higher relapse rates. Trauma-focused treatment strategies for BD are thus necessary but studies are currently scarce. The aim of this study is to examine whether Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy focusing on adherence, insight, de-idealisation of manic symptoms, prodromal symptoms and mood stabilization can reduce episode severity and relapse rates and increase cognitive performance and functioning in patients with BD...
April 4, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376552/three-cases-of-spontaneous-hyphaema
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P Bauer, P B Henrich, J Stürmer
Background Spontaneous anterior chamber bleeding is a rare event. We present three photodocumented cases treated in our clinic. History and Findings Three patients sought medical assistance in our clinic because of bleeding inside the eye and/or visual impairment. None of them had a history of trauma or intraocular surgery. Treatment and Outcome Two patients had oral anticoagulation, which was discontinued. These cases were treated with topical steroids. The third patient had no anticoagulation and no topical steroids were used in treatment...
April 4, 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375912/disorders-of-taste-and-smell
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Ronald DeVere
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This article aims to educate clinical neurologists on the importance of taste and smell disorders in clinical neurology. These disorders commonly occur in head trauma, multiple sclerosis, seizure disorders, and neurodegenerative diseases such as idiopathic Parkinson disease and dementia, mild cognitive impairment, and Alzheimer disease, just to name a few. This article covers the basic anatomy of smell and taste, notes the important points of taking a proper history, and discusses smell and taste testing, which are inexpensive, minimally time-consuming procedures...
April 2017: Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372717/ocular-emergencies-red-eye
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REVIEW
Andreina Tarff, Ashley Behrens
"Red eye" is used as a general term to describe irritated or bloodshot eyes. It is a recognizable sign of an acute/chronic, localized/systemic underlying inflammatory condition. Conjunctival injection is most commonly caused by dryness, allergy, visual fatigue, contact lens overwear, and local infections. In some instances, red eye can represent a true ocular emergency that should be treated by an ophthalmologist. A comprehensive assessment of red eye conditions is required to preserve the patients visual function...
May 2017: Medical Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371405/epidemiology-and-clinical-characteristics-of-patients-hospitalized-for-ocular-trauma-in-south-central-china
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Wanpeng Wang, Yalan Zhou, Jun Zeng, Meng Shi, Baihua Chen
PURPOSE: Ocular trauma is a major cause of visual loss, but little is known about its epidemiology and clinical characteristics in China. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and clinical characteristics of ocular trauma and assess prognostic factors in Changsha, Hunan, located in South-Central China. METHODS: A retrospective case series (ICD codes: S05) study of ocular trauma in patients was performed at the Second Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, from 1 January 2010 to 31 December 2014...
March 30, 2017: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366378/postoperative-rotation-of-supplementary-sulcus-supported-toric-intraocular-lenses
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Jay J Meyer, Bia Z Kim, Mohammed Ziaei, Charles N J McGhee
We describe 7 cases in which supplementary sulcus-based toric intraocular lenses (IOLs) rotated postoperatively, requiring surgical realignment. The initial rotation was identified clinically between 3 months and 36 months postoperatively. All eyes had keratoconus, with and without prior keratoplasty, and 6 had longer than average axial lengths. No preceding trauma could be identified for 5 of the eyes. One eye had 3 episodes of postoperative IOL rotation, eventually requiring suture fixation to stabilize the IOL...
February 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363448/trauma-associated-sleep-disorder-a-parasomnia-induced-by-trauma
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REVIEW
Vincent Mysliwiec, Matthew S Brock, Jennifer L Creamer, Brian M O'Reilly, Anne Germain, Bernard J Roth
Nightmares and disruptive nocturnal behaviors that develop after traumatic experiences have long been recognized as having different clinical characteristics that overlap with other established parasomnia diagnoses. The inciting experience is typically in the setting of extreme traumatic stress coupled with periods of sleep disruption and/or deprivation. The limited number of laboratory documented cases and symptomatic overlap with rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder (RBD) and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have contributed to difficulties in identifying what is a unique parasomnia...
January 30, 2017: Sleep Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362252/maxillofacial-trauma-managing-potentially-dangerous-and-disfiguring-complex-injuries
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Devjanl Das, Lea Salazar
Patients with maxillofacial trauma require a careful evaluation due to the anatomical proximity of the maxillofacial region to the head and neck. Facial injuries can range from soft-tissue lacerations and nondisplaced nasal fractures to severe, complex fractures, eye injuries, and possible brain injury. Though the Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) guidelines provide a framework for the management of trauma patients, they do not provide a detailed reference for many subtle or complex facial injuries. This issue adds a more comprehensive and systematic approach to the secondary survey of the maxillofacial area and emergency department management of injuries to the face...
April 2017: Emergency Medicine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356712/a-protocol-for-topographic-guided-corneal-repair-utilizing-the-us-food-and-drug-administration-approved-wavelight-contoura
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Manoj Motwani
PURPOSE: To demonstrate how Wavelight Contoura can be used to repair corneas damaged by trauma and prior poor surgical outcomes. METHODS: Four representative eyes are presented that show different scenarios in which highly irregular corneas can be corrected with Wavelight Contoura using a protocol (named the San Diego Protocol) designed to use the information in Contoura processing. Both laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) were used...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356323/bacterial-and-fungal-endophthalmitis
#17
REVIEW
Marlene L Durand
Endophthalmitis is a severe eye infection that may result in permanent loss of useful vision in the affected eye. Most cases are exogenous and occur as a complication of cataract surgery, an intravitreal injection, or penetrating ocular trauma. Endogenous endophthalmitis results from hematogenous seeding of the eye by bacteria or fungi, but bacteremia or fungemia may be transient and patients may present without symptoms of systemic infection. Nearly all endophthalmitis patients present with decreased vision, and some also have eye pain...
July 2017: Clinical Microbiology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352239/psychological-interventions-for-post-traumatic-stress-symptoms-in-psychosis-a-systematic-review-of-outcomes
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REVIEW
Sarah Swan, Nadine Keen, Nicola Reynolds, Juliana Onwumere
Individuals with severe mental health problems, such as psychosis, are consistently shown to have experienced high levels of past traumatic events. They are also at an increased risk of further traumatisation through victimization events such as crime and assault. The experience of psychosis itself and psychiatric hospitalization have also been recognized to be sufficiently traumatic to lead to the development of post-traumatic stress (PTS) symptoms. Rates of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are elevated in people with psychosis compared to the general population...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351353/the-impact-of-ocular-trauma-during-the-nepal-earthquake-in-2015
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E Pradhan, B Limbu, S Thakali, N S Jain, R Gurung, S Ruit
BACKGROUND: Nepal was struck by a massive earthquake on the 25th April 2015 and major aftershock on the 12th of May 2015, resulting in widespread devastation with a death toll in the thousands. The burden of ocular trauma resulting from the recent earthquakes in Nepal has not been described thus far. The aim of this study was to determine the types of ocular injuries sustained in the earthquake in Nepal and its management in Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology (TIO) in Gaushala, Kathmandu...
March 28, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348770/non-traumatic-keratitis-due-to-colletotrichum-truncatum
#20
Reina Llamos, Abdullah M S Al-Hatmi, Gerardo Martínez, Ferry Hagen, Rosario Velar, Alexeide de la Caridad Castillo Pérez, Jacques F Meis, María T Illnait-Zaragozí
INTRODUCTION: The fungal genus Colletotrichum is an uncommon cause of human infections. It has been implicated in cutaneous phaeohyphomycosis, artritis and keratitis secondary to traumatic implantation. CASE PRESENTATION: We report two cases of keratitis due Colletotrichum truncatum in middle-aged, immunocompetent persons without history of trauma. The aetiological agents were identified based on DNA sequencing. Azoles and echinocandins showed high minimal inhibitory concentrations while amphotericin B was ≤ 0...
August 2016: JMM Case Reports
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