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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341837/ocular-permeation-of-topical-tazocin-and-its-effectiveness-in-the-treatment-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-induced-keratitis-in-rabbits
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Sujaya Singh, Renu Agarwal, Zulhilmi Abdul Razak, Robin Ngu, Lwin L Nyein, Sushil Vasudevan, Marina Kapitonova, Azida Juana Kadir, Subrayan Visvaraja
PURPOSE: Pseudomonas aeruginosa is the most common causative organism for contact lens-associated corneal ulcer and is commonly treated with fluoroquinolones. With the emergence of resistant strains, it is important to investigate alternative therapies. Despite well-established efficacy of tazocin against systemic Pseudomonas infections, its topical use for the treatment of Pseudomonas keratitis has not been described, hence this study was aimed to find the ocular permeation of Tazocin and its efficacy in treating keratitis in rabbit eyes...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335265/contact-lens-related-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-keratitis-in-a-49-year-old-woman
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Harald Gjerde, Anuradha Mishra
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 15, 2018: CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal, Journal de L'Association Medicale Canadienne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332157/acanthamoeba-keratitis-in-porto-alegre-southern-brazil-28-cases-and-risk-factors
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Denise Leal Dos Santos, Sergio Kwitko, Diane Ruschel Marinho, Bruno Schneider de Araújo, Claudete Inês Locatelli, Marilise Brittes Rott
The increasing use of contact lenses worldwide has led to an increase in cases of Acanthamoeba keratitis, which are often associated with inappropriate cleaning of contact lenses and lens cases. This study aimed to retrospectively review 28 cases of Acanthamoeba keratitis in Porto Alegre (southern Brazil) and identify the risk factors and clinical outcomes of affected patients. Most patients had higher education (66.6%), all were users of contact lenses, mostly women (67.9%). Most patients were soft contact lens wearers (66...
January 14, 2018: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282148/acanthamoeba-mediated-cytopathic-effect-correlates-with-mbp-and-ahlbp-mrna-expression
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Sook-Luan Ng, Anisah Nordin, Norzana Abd Ghafar, Yusof Suboh, Noraina Ab Rahim, Kien-Hui Chua
BACKGROUND: In recent years, the concern of Acanthamoeba keratitis has increased since the infection is often associated with contact lens use. Partial 18S rRNA genotypic identification of Acanthamoeba isolates is important to correlate with pathophysiological properties in order to evaluate the degree of virulence. This is the first report of genotypic identification for clinical isolates of Acanthamoeba from corneal scrapings of keratitis in Malaysia. This study is also the first to correlate the mRNA expression of MBP and AhLBP as virulent markers for axenic strains of Acanthamoeba...
December 28, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29278804/adherence-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-onto-surfactant-laden-contact-lenses
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Reynalyn Mosuela, Shelan Mustafa, Simon Gould, Hany Hassanin, Raid G Alany, Amr ElShaer
There is an immense research interest to utilise contact lens (CLs) as a popular platform for ocular drug delivery. However, CLs are the major predisposing factors of bacterial keratitis which is commonly caused by adhesion of microbes such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus epidermidis. The aim of the current study is to explore the effect of surfactants; Poloxamer 188, Polysorbate 80 and Tetronic® 90R4 (at 0.25% - 3% v/v) on the characteristics of CLs and on the adhesion abilities of Pseudomonas aeruginosa to the lenses' surfaces...
December 13, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274209/amoebicidal-or-amoebostatic-influence-of-disinfectants-used-in-health-facilities-and-laboratories-on-corneal-strains-of-acanthamoeba
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Wanda Baltaza, Marcin Padzik, Jacek P Szaflik, Monika Dybicz, Edyta Hendiger, Lidia Chomicz
Different Acanthamoeba species are amphizoic organisms distributed in wide range of habitats in natural and man-made environments; they are also detected on surfaces of equipment and accessories in health facilities. Some strains of the amoebae are causative agents of the vision-threatening human disease Acanthamoeba keratitis, mainly reported in contact lens wearers. An exceptional high resistance of Acanthamoeba trophozoites and particularly cysts to chemicals, disinfectants and drugs is believed as influencing difficulty resulting in unsuccessful therapeutic management...
2017: Annals of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273391/acanthamoeba-in-the-eye-can-the-parasite-hide-even-more-latest-developments-on-the-disease
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M M Juárez, L I Tártara, A G Cid, J P Real, J M Bermúdez, V B Rajal, S D Palma
Acanthamoeba spp. is a free living protozoan in the environment, but can cause serious diseases. Acanthamoeba keratitis (AK), a severe and painful eye infection, must be treated as soon as possible to prevent ulceration of the cornea, loss of visual acuity, and eventually blindness or enucleation. Although the disease affects principally contact lens (CLs) wearers, it is recognized nowadays as a cause of keratitis also in non-CLs wearers. Although the number of infections caused by these amoebae is low, AK is an emerging disease presenting an extended number of cases each year worldwide mostly due to the increasing use of CLs, but also to better diagnostic methods and awareness...
December 19, 2017: Contact Lens & Anterior Eye: the Journal of the British Contact Lens Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248315/on-eye-breakage-and-recovery-of-mini-scleral-contact-lens-without-compromise-for-the-ocular-surface
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Rute J Macedo-de-Araújo, Eef van der Worp, José M González-Méijome
PURPOSE: To report the on-eye breakage of a mini-scleral contact lens in a healthy cornea after being hit by a speeding object, without causing any severe corneal damage. CASE REPORT: A 24-year-old Caucasian male involved in a clinical study reported the in situ breakage of a mini-scleral contact lens during motorbike maintenance. The patient reported eye redness and irritation that significantly decreased after all the pieces of the lens were recovered from the eye...
December 13, 2017: Contact Lens & Anterior Eye: the Journal of the British Contact Lens Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234586/aspergillus-tamarii-keratitis-in-a-contact-lens-wearer
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Juan Cuadros, Juan Gros-Otero, Patricia Gallego-Angui, Ann Karolin Scheu, Ángeles Montes-Mollón, Cinta Pérez-Rico, Javier Paz Moreno, Peña Gómez-Herruz, Juan Soliveri, Miguel Teus
Keratitis produced by Aspergillus tamarii has been previously described associated to an ocular injury. We report a case in a contact lens wearer with a history of previous bilateral myopic LASIK ablation, bilateral intracorneal rings and vitrectomy and scleral buckling in his left eye. The fungus could be quickly identified combining phenotype, microscopy and mass spectrometry. Treatment with intravenous amphotericin, oral voriconazole, and topical amphotericin and natamycin and voriconazole was needed for corneal preservation...
March 2018: Medical Mycology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233457/antimicrobial-efficacy-of-a-novel-povidone-iodine-contact-lens-disinfection-system
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Katsuhide Yamasaki, Fumio Saito, Ritsue Ota, Simon Kilvington
PURPOSE: Contact lens (CL) wear is a risk factor for the acquisition of microbial keratitis. Accordingly, compliance to manufacturers' recommended hygiene and disinfection procedures are vital to safe (CL) use. In this study we evaluated a novel povidone-iodine (PI) (CL) disinfection system (cleadew, Ophtecs Corporation, Japan) against a range of bacterial, fungal and Acanthamoeba. METHODS: Antimicrobial assays were conducted according to ISO 14729 using the recommended strains of bacteria and fungi, with and without the presence of organic soil...
December 7, 2017: Contact Lens & Anterior Eye: the Journal of the British Contact Lens Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221710/acanthamoeba-keratitis-in-patients-wearing-scleral-contact-lenses
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Matheus Porto Sticca, Linda C Carrijo-Carvalho, Isa M B Silva, Luiz A Vieira, Luciene B Souza, Rubens Belfort Junior, Fábio Ramos S Carvalho, Denise Freitas
PURPOSE: To report a series of cases of Acanthamoeba keratitis (AK) in scleral lens wearers with keratoconus to determine whether this type of contact lens presents a greater risk for development of infection. METHODS: This study reports three patients who wore scleral contact lenses to correct keratoconus and developed AK. The diagnoses of AK were established based on cultures of the cornea, scleral contact lenses, and contact lens paraphernalia. This study investigated the risk factors for infections...
December 5, 2017: Contact Lens & Anterior Eye: the Journal of the British Contact Lens Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219900/diagnostic-challenges-in-nocardia-keratitis
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Joséphine Behaegel, Sorcha Ní Dhubhghaill, Carina Koppen
OBJECTIVE: To present a case of diagnostic confusion in Nocardia keratitis in a contact lens wearer and to illustrate the characteristic clinical findings of this rare entity. METHODS: Case report of Nocardia keratitis that was mistaken for acanthamoeba, herpetic, and fungal keratitis in three tertiary corneal referral centers before the correct diagnosis of Nocardia infection was made. RESULTS: A 29-year-old contact lens wearer was referred to our hospital for a contact lens-associated bacterial keratitis, not improving under standard bacterial treatment...
December 5, 2017: Eye & Contact Lens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193858/exophiala-phaeomuriformis-keratitis-in-a-subarctic-climate-region-a-case-report
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André Vicente, Fátima Pedrosa Domellöf, Berit Byström
PURPOSE: To report a case of Exophiala phaeomuriformis mycotic keratitis in a patient from a subarctic climate region. Dematiaceous fungi (black yeasts) have been gaining importance as corneal keratitis and ulcer causative agents in certain regions, but no cases have been described in Scandinavia. METHODS: Case report of a patient with a persistent corneal erosion that eventually presented a brown-pigmented infiltrate. The patient had a history of several months of topical therapy comprising medication for glaucoma, corticosteroids and antibiotics...
November 29, 2017: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181230/fungal-keratitis-study-of-increasing-trend-and-common-determinants
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Yogesh Acharya, Bhawana Acharya, Priyanka Karki
Fungal keratitis is one of the leading cause of ocular morbidity. Fungal keratitis possesses a clinical challenge due to its slow pathologic process, overlapping features, diagnostic difficulty, and potential complications. Its increasing trend can be attributed to the use of contact lens, non-judiciary corticosteroid, and vegetative trauma. Early diagnosis and treatment is the cornerstone for its effective control. Knowledge of pathological course and clinical characteristics of fungal keratitis will definitely add in early diagnosis and treatment, with reduction in ocular morbidity...
June 2017: Nepal Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150029/-fungal-keratitis
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REVIEW
T Bourcier, A Sauer, A Dory, J Denis, M Sabou
Fungal keratitis, or keratomycoses, are corneal infections which must be considered in cases of corneal trauma, prior corneal surgery, chronic ocular surface disease, topical corticosteroids or contact lens wear. Filamentous fungi or yeasts may be involved. Presenting clinical features such as corneal infiltrates with feathery edges and/or raised surface, intact epithelium with deep stromal involvement, satellite lesions, endothelial plaques, lack of improvement with antibiotics and worsening with steroids are suggestive of fungal keratitis...
November 14, 2017: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133630/non-contact-lens-related-acanthamoeba-keratitis
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REVIEW
Prashant Garg, Paavan Kalra, Joveeta Joseph
The purpose of the study is to describe epidemiology, clinical features, diagnosis, and treatment of Acanthamoeba keratitis (AK) with special focus on the disease in nonusers of contact lenses (CLs). This study was a perspective based on authors' experience and review of published literature. AK accounts for 2% of microbiology-proven cases of keratitis. Trauma and exposure to contaminated water are the main predisposing factors for the disease. Association with CLs is seen only in small fraction of cases. Contrary to classical description experience in India suggests that out of proportion pain, ring infiltrate, and radial keratoneuritis are seen in less than a third of cases...
November 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097064/acanthamoeba-t4-trophozoites-cross-the-mdck-epithelium-without-cell-damage-but-increase-paracellular-permeability-and-transepithelial-resistance-by-modifying-tight-junction-composition
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Catalina Flores-Maldonado, Arturo González-Robles, Lizbeth Salazar-Villatoro, Maritza Omaña-Molina, Juan Manuel Gallardo, Mónica González-Lázaro, Verónica Ivonne Hernández-Ramírez, Patricia Talamás-Rohana, Jacob Lorenzo-Morales, Adolfo Martínez-Palomo
Free-living amoebae of the genus Acanthamoeba are protozoa ubiquitously found in nature. Some species of the genus are potentially pathogenic for humans provoking keratitis in healthy individuals, often in contact lens wearers and opportunistic infections such as pneumonitis, fatal granulomatous encephalitis and skin infections, particularly in immunocompromised individuals. The pathogenic mechanisms of these amoebae are poorly understood, however it had been suggested that contact dependent mechanisms are important during invasion, regardless of the epithelia type, since amoebae penetrate epithelia separating tight junction (TJ)...
October 31, 2017: Experimental Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080613/phylogeography-genetic-variability-and-structure-of-acanthamoeba-metapopulations-in-iran-inferred-by-18s-ribosomal-rna-sequences-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Adel Spotin, Hamid Reza Moslemzadeh, Mahmoud Mahami-Oskouei, Ehsan Ahmadpour, Maryam Niyyati, Seyed Hossein Hejazi, Fatemeh Memari, Jafar Noori
OBJECTIVE: To verify phylogeography and genetic structure of Acanthamoeba populations among the Iranian clinical isolates and natural/artificial environments distributed in various regions of the country. METHODS: We searched electronic databases including Medline, PubMed, Science Direct, Scopus and Google Scholar from 2005 to 2016. To explore the genetic variability of Acanthamoeba sp, 205 sequences were retrieved from keratitis patients, immunosuppressed cases and environmental sources as of various geographies of Iran...
September 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044738/overview-of-mechanisms-of-antibiotic-resistance-in-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-an-ocular-perspective
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REVIEW
Dinesh Subedi, Ajay Kumar Vijay, Mark Willcox
Treatment of Pseudomonas aeruginosa eye infections often becomes a challenge due to the ability of this bacterium to be resistant to antibiotics via intrinsic and acquired mechanisms. Transfer of resistance due to interchangeable genetic elements is an important mechanism for the rapid transfer of antibiotic resistance in this pathogen. As a result, drug-resistant strains are becoming increasingly prevalent worldwide. This review systematically analyses data from recent publications to describe the global prevalence and antibiotic sensitivity of ocular P...
October 18, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Optometry: Journal of the Australian Optometrical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033270/a-survey-of-contact-lens-related-complications-in-a-tertiary-hospital-in-china
#20
Weiwei Li, Xuguang Sun, Zhiqun Wang, Yang Zhang
PURPOSE: To describe the type of complications related to contact lens (CL) wear in a tertiary hospital in XX, China. METHODS: A retrospective study of 141 patients who complained discomfort after wearing contact lens on an outpatient basis of XX Hospital were conducted from the January 2012 to December 2015. The data included patients' demographics, lens type, history, slit-lamp examination, reports of corneal scrapings, culture, and examination of in vivo confocal microscopy...
October 12, 2017: Contact Lens & Anterior Eye: the Journal of the British Contact Lens Association
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