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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920489/bleb-related-infections-clinical-characteristics-risk-factors-and-outcomes-in-an-asian-population
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Zhu Li Yap, You Chuen Chin, Judy Yu-Fen Ku, Tat Keong Chan, Gillian Teh, Monisha Esther Nongpiur, Tin Aung, Shamira A Perera
PURPOSE: Comparison of the demographic, ocular, systemic and microbiological characteristics of eyes with bleb related infection (BRI) and bleb related endophthalmitis (BRE). METHODS: Retrospective chart review of patients with BRI from January 1996-July 2013. Identification done via the center's longstanding endophthalmitis audit, BRI audit and laboratory database identifying all conjunctival swabs from blebs. Blebitis was defined as anterior segment inflammation with mucopurulent material in or around the bleb, with anterior chamber cells but no hypopyon...
2016: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899093/microbiological-profile-of-corneal-ulcer-cases-diagnosed-in-a-tertiary-care-ophthalmological-institute-in-nepal
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Sharmila Suwal, Dinesh Bhandari, Pratigya Thapa, Mohan Krishna Shrestha, Jyoti Amatya
BACKGROUND: Corneal ulcer, a major cause of monocular blindness in developing countries has consistently been listed as the major cause of blindness and visual disability in many of the developing nations in Asia, Africa and the Middle East, ranking second only to cataract. This study was carried out to determine the microbiological profile of corneal ulcer cases diagnosed among patients visiting Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology (TIO), Nepal. METHODS: A total of 101 corneal scrapping samples were tested for routine culture and antibiotic susceptibility at the pathology department of TIO Nepal from April to October 2014...
November 29, 2016: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896783/post-clear-corneal-phacoemulsification-endophthalmitis-profile-and-management-outcomes-at-a-tertiary-eye-care-center-in-western-india
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Aditya S Kelkar, Jai A Kelkar, Prajakta M Barve, Aishwarya Mulay, Shubhangi Sharma, Winfried Amoaku
BACKGROUND: Infectious endophthalmitis is a serious sight threatening intraocular inflammation that results from exogenous or endogenous spread of organisms into the eye.A retrospective case series to study the profile of endophthalmitis following clear corneal phacoemulsification in western India between years 2008 and 2014 was held in the National Institute of Ophthalmology, Pune, India. Cases of endophthalmitis post-clear corneal phacoemulsification were reviewed pertaining to demography, clinical history, surgeon experience, surgical complications, time of onset following surgery, duration between onset of symptoms and presentation to the center, presenting visual acuity and at follow-ups, slit-lamp examination and ultrasound findings, vitreous tap culture results, treatment, and final functional and anatomical outcomes...
December 2016: Journal of Ophthalmic Inflammation and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889501/endophthalmitis-after-clear-corneal-cataract-surgery-outcomes-over-two-decades
#4
Nicolas A Yannuzzi, Nancy Si, Nidhi Relhan, Ajay E Kuriyan, Thomas A Albini, Audina M Berrocal, Janet L Davis, William E Smiddy, Justin Townsend, Darlene Miller, Harry W Flynn
PURPOSE: To report the clinical features, causative organisms, and visual acuity (VA) outcomes associated with acute-onset endophthalmitis after clear corneal cataract surgery over the past two decades. DESIGN: Retrospective case series. METHODS: Clinical and microbiology records were reviewed for 63 eyes of 63 patients who presented to a tertiary referral center between 2006 and 2015 with culture-positive endophthalmitis occurring within 6 weeks of clear corneal cataract surgery...
November 23, 2016: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888495/an-unusual-presentation-of-intraocular-tuberculosis-in-a-monocular-patient-clinicopathological-correlation
#5
Kanika Aggarwal, Aniruddha Agarwal, Shobha Sehgal, Suryaprakash Sharma, Nirbhai Singh, Kusum Sharma, Ramanuj Samanta, Alessandro Invernizzi, Aman Sharma, Vishali Gupta
BACKGROUND: Lack of uniform diagnostic criteria often poses a challenge in the diagnosis and management of tubercular uveitis. The index case describes an unusual presentation of tubercular panuveitis initially misdiagnosed as sympathetic ophthalmia, where the appropriate diagnosis was made using various imaging and laboratory investigations. RESULTS: A 52-year-old Indian woman underwent multimodal imaging, extensive clinical and laboratory work-up, and analysis of microbiological and histopathological specimens...
December 2016: Journal of Ophthalmic Inflammation and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887598/comparison-of-the-most-common-isolates-of-postoperative-endophthalmitis-in-south-korea-enterococcus-species-vs-coagulase-negative-staphylococci
#6
Ki Yup Nam, Hyun Wong Kim, Woo Jin Jeung, Jung Min Park, Jong Moon Park, In Young Chung, Yong Seop Han, Bu Sup Oum, Ji Eun Lee, Ik Soo Byon, Il Han Yun, Joo Eun Lee, Hee Sung Yoon, Dong Park, Byeng Chul Yu, Sang Joon Lee
BACKGROUND: To compare the related factors or manifestations of the two most common isolates of post-operative endophthalmitis, which were Enterococcus spp. and coagulase-negative staphylococci (CNS) in South Korea. METHODS: Medical records were reviewed for cases of post-operative endophthalmitis caused by Enterococcus spp. and CNS at eight institutions between January 2004 and July 2010. Various factors including age, sex, residence, systemic diseases, smoking and drinking history, and best corrected visual acuity, and length of time between causative intraocular surgery and symptom development were compared between the two groups...
November 25, 2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882513/comparison-of-clinico-microbiological-profile-and-treatment-outcome-of-in-house-and-referred-post-cataract-surgery-endophthalmitis-in-a-tertiary-care-center-in-south-india
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Vikas Ambiya, Taraprasad Das, Savitri Sharma, Jay Chhablani, Vivek Dave, Subhadra Jalali, Raja Narayanan, Joveeta Joseph
BACKGROUND: The purpose of the study is to compare the clinico-microbiological profile and treatment outcome of in-house vs referred cases of post cataract surgery endophthalmitis in a tertiary eye care facility in South India. METHODS: The clinical records of 50 culture-positive cases each of in-house (group A) and referred (group B) post cataract surgery endophthalmitis were analyzed. The management protocol was similar in both groups. RESULTS: The time to report to the institute was longer in group B (group B 13...
December 2016: Journal of Ophthalmic Inflammation and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870779/painless-acanthamoeba-keratitis-with-normal-vision
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Pui Wai Rachel Kwok, Ka Wai Kam, Vishal Jhanji, Alvin L Young
PURPOSE: To report an atypical case of contact lens-related Acanthamoeba keratitis. CASE REPORT: A 15-year-old secondary school female student with a history of soft contact lens wear was referred to our hospital by a private general practitioner for management of right eye redness and discomfort for 2 weeks. Upon examination, the best-corrected visual acuity was 20/20 and 20/16 for her right and left eyes, respectively. There was diffuse radial keratoneuritis noted in the cornea of her right eye without any associated epithelial defect...
November 19, 2016: Optometry and Vision Science: Official Publication of the American Academy of Optometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859922/cadexomer-iodine-provides-superior-efficacy-against-bacterial-wound-biofilms-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#9
Daniel J Fitzgerald, Paul J Renick, Emma C Forrest, Shannon P Tetens, David N Earnest, Jillian McMillan, Brett M Kiedaisch, Lei Shi, Eric D Roche
Examination of clinical samples indicates bacterial biofilms are present in the majority of chronic wounds, and substantial evidence suggests biofilms contribute significantly to delayed healing. Bacteria in biofilms are highly tolerant of antimicrobials, and little data exist to guide the choice of anti-biofilm wound therapy. Cadexomer Iodine (CI) was recently reported to have superior efficacy compared to diverse wound dressings against Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms in an ex vivo model. In the current study, the strong performance of CI versus P...
November 17, 2016: Wound Repair and Regeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27851857/assessing-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-eravacycline-vs-ertapenem-in-complicated-intra-abdominal-infections-in-the-investigating-gram-negative-infections-treated-with-eravacycline-ignite-1-trial-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Joseph Solomkin, David Evans, Algirdas Slepavicius, Patrick Lee, Andrew Marsh, Larry Tsai, Joyce A Sutcliffe, Patrick Horn
Importance: Eravacycline is a novel, fully synthetic fluorocycline antibiotic of the tetracycline class with in vitro activity against clinically important gram-negative, gram-positive aerobic, and facultative bacteria including most of those resistant to cephalosporins, fluoroquinolones, β-lactam/β-lactamase inhibitors, multidrug resistant strains and carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, and most anaerobic pathogens. Objective: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of eravacycline compared with ertapenem in adult hospitalized patients with complicated intra-abdominal infections (cIAIs)...
November 16, 2016: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847017/laparoscopy-in-the-diagnosis-of-tuberculosis-in-chronic-pelvic-pain
#11
Shalini Rajaram, Priyanka Gupta, Bindiya Gupta, Iqbal R Kaur, Neerja Goel
BACKGROUND: To estimate the prevalence of genital tuberculosis in women with idiopathic chronic pelvic pain on laparoscopy, correlate laparoscopic findings with microbiological and histological diagnosis of tuberculosis and assess the response to anti tubercular treatment (ATT) in these cases. METHOD: In a prospective cohort study, fifty women with idiopathic chronic pelvic pain were enrolled. Diagnostic laparoscopy was done in all women and fluid from pouch of Douglas and/or saline washings were sent for acid fast bacilli (AFB) smear, conventional and rapid culture and DNA polymerase chain reaction (PCR) analysis for diagnosis of genital TB...
September 2016: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826414/standardization-of-double-blind-placebo-controlled-food-challenge-with-soy-within-a-multicentre-trial
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R Treudler, A Franke, A Schmiedeknecht, B K Ballmer-Weber, M Worm, T Werfel, U Jappe, T Biedermann, J Schmitt, R Brehler, A Kleinheinz, J Kleine-Tebbe, H Brüning, F Ruëff, J Ring, J Saloga, K Schäkel, T Holzhauser, St Vieths, J C Simon
BACKGROUND: Multicentre trials investigating food allergies by double blind placebo controlled food challenges (DBPCFC) need standardized procedures, challenge meals and evaluation criteria. We aimed at developing a standardized approach for identifying patients with birch related soy allergy by means of DBPCFC to soy, including determination of threshold levels, in a multicentre setting. METHODS: Microbiologically stable soy challenge meals were composed of protein isolate with consistent Gly m 4 levels...
2016: Clinical and Translational Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27787540/effect-of-oral-voriconazole-on-fungal-keratitis-in-the-mycotic-ulcer-treatment-trial-ii-mutt-ii-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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N Venkatesh Prajna, Tiruvengada Krishnan, Revathi Rajaraman, Sushila Patel, Muthiah Srinivasan, Manoranjan Das, Kathryn J Ray, Kieran S O'Brien, Catherine E Oldenburg, Stephen D McLeod, Michael E Zegans, Travis C Porco, Nisha R Acharya, Thomas M Lietman, Jennifer Rose-Nussbaumer
Objective: To compare oral voriconazole with placebo in addition to topical antifungals in the treatment of filamentous fungal keratitis. Design, Setting, and Participants: The Mycotic Ulcer Treatment Trial II (MUTT II), a multicenter, double-masked, placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trial, was conducted in India and Nepal, with 2133 individuals screened for inclusion. Patients with smear-positive filamentous fungal ulcers and visual acuity of 20/400 (logMAR 1...
October 27, 2016: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27786419/medical-arthroscopy-a-tool-for-diagnosis-and-research-in-rheumatology
#14
REVIEW
Ved Chaturvedi, Molly Mary Thabah, Vinod Ravindran, Patrick D W Kiely
Arthroscopy is an important diagnostic procedure which can be used in rheumatology practice to provide direct visualization of the joint cavity, permitting macroscopic evaluation of the synovium, sampling for histopathologic and microbiologic examination and the potential therapeutic benefit of lavage. The term 'medical arthroscopy' is used here to refer to arthroscopy performed by rheumatologists for these purposes. This term differentiates arthroscopy performed by orthopedic surgeons for structural interventions such as meniscal debridement and ligament repair...
October 27, 2016: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27782138/optical-and-force-nanoscopy-in-microbiology
#15
REVIEW
Jie Xiao, Yves F Dufrêne
Microbial cells have developed sophisticated multicomponent structures and machineries to govern basic cellular processes, such as chromosome segregation, gene expression, cell division, mechanosensing, cell adhesion and biofilm formation. Because of the small cell sizes, subcellular structures have long been difficult to visualize using diffraction-limited light microscopy. During the last three decades, optical and force nanoscopy techniques have been developed to probe intracellular and extracellular structures with unprecedented resolutions, enabling researchers to study their organization, dynamics and interactions in individual cells, at the single-molecule level, from the inside out, and all the way up to cell-cell interactions in microbial communities...
October 26, 2016: Nature Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27779558/microbiologic-spectrum-and-visual-outcomes-of-acute-onset-endophthalmitis-undergoing-therapeutic-pars-plana-vitrectomy
#16
Jayanth Sridhar, Yoshihiro Yonekawa, Ajay E Kuriyan, Anthony Joseph, Benjamin J Thomas, Michelle C Liang, Nadim Rayess, Nidhi Relhan, Jeremy D Wolfe, Chirag P Shah, Andre J Witkin, Harry W Flynn, Sunir J Garg
PURPOSE: To report the clinical presentation, microbiologic spectrum, and visual outcomes associated with acute-onset infectious endophthalmitis undergoing therapeutic pars plana vitrectomy. METHODS: Multicenter interventional retrospective noncomparative consecutive case series. Billing records were reviewed to identify all charts for patients undergoing pars plana vitrectomy within 14 days of diagnosis of acute-onset infectious endophthalmitis over a 4-year period at 5 large tertiary referral retina practices...
October 21, 2016: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769331/purpureocillium-lilacinum-keratitis-a-case-series-and-review-of-the-literature
#17
Rusheng Chew, Andrew Dorman, Marion L Woods
OBJECTIVE: To describe the clinical features and risk factors of and optimal antifungal therapy for Purpureocillium lilacinum keratitis. DESIGN: Retrospective case series in a quaternary referral hospital setting. METHODS: Comprehensive chart review of patients diagnosed with P. lilacinum keratitis in the past 10 years. PARTICIPANTS: Four patients were identified. All were aged 60 years or greater, with none having prior ocular trauma...
October 2016: Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology. Journal Canadien D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27755163/epidemiology-and-outcome-of-microbial-keratitis-private-university-versus-urban-public-hospital-care
#18
David T Truong, Minh-Thuy Bui, H Dwight Cavanagh
PURPOSE: To review the epidemiology, risk factors, microbiologic spectrum, and treatment of microbial keratitis during a 5-year period at an urban public hospital in comparison with an adjacent private university practice. METHODS: Retrospective chart review in the 5-year interval, 2009 through 2014. Primary outcome measures included patient age at presentation, best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA), risk factors, culture and sensitivities, treatment, and complication occurrence...
October 7, 2016: Eye & Contact Lens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27693754/resolving-colocalization-of-bacteria-and-metal-loid-s-on-plant-root-surfaces-by-combining-fluorescence-in-situ-hybridization-fish-with-multiple-energy-micro-focused-x-ray-fluorescence-me-%C3%AE-xrf
#19
Linnea K Honeker, Robert A Root, Jon Chorover, Raina M Maier
Metal(loid)-contamination of the environment due to anthropogenic activities is a global problem. Understanding the fate of contaminants requires elucidation of biotic and abiotic factors that influence metal(loid) speciation from molecular to field scales. Improved methods are needed to assess micro-scale processes, such as those occurring at biogeochemical interfaces between plant tissues, microbial cells, and metal(loid)s. Here we present an advanced method that combines fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) with synchrotron-based multiple-energy micro-focused X-ray fluorescence microprobe imaging (ME μXRF) to examine colocalization of bacteria and metal(loid)s on root surfaces of plants used to phytostabilize metalliferous mine tailings...
December 2016: Journal of Microbiological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27688284/interface-infectious-keratitis-following-deep-anterior-lamellar-keratoplasty
#20
Shreesha Kumar Kodavoor, Ramamurthy Dandapani, Ajay Ramesh Kaushik
A 32-year-old female patient underwent deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK) in both eyes for advanced keratoconus. She developed an infiltrate in the nasal paracentral interface of the left eye. In view of the paracentral location, localized epithelial removal/stromal scraping was done and the infiltrate was removed using forceps and sent for microbiological assay, which revealed fungal filaments. The patient successfully responded to intensive topical antifungal therapy with the maintenance of visual acuity...
August 2016: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
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