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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917400/visual-quality-and-performance-comparison-between-2-refractive-rotationally-asymmetric-multifocal-intraocular-lenses
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Richard N McNeely, Eric Pazo, Andrew Spence, Olivier Richoz, M Andrew Nesbit, Tara C B Moore, Jonathan E Moore
PURPOSE: To compare the 12-month postoperative quality of vision and visual performance of 2 different refractive rotationally asymmetric multifocal intraocular lenses (IOLs). SETTING: Cathedral Eye Clinic, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. DESIGN: Retrospective case series. METHODS: Refractive lens exchange (RLE) patients were divided into 2 groups. Group A comprised eyes receiving a Lentis Mplus LS-312 MF30 IOL and Group B, eyes receiving a Lenstec SBL-3 IOL...
August 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905824/management-of-cataracts-and-ectopia-lentis-in-children-practice-patterns-of-pediatric-ophthalmologists-in-india
#2
Vasudha Kemmanu, Pragnya Rathod, Harsha L Rao, Sumitha Muthu, Chaitra Jayadev
PURPOSE: To analyze the current practice patterns of Indian pediatric ophthalmologists in the management of lens anomalies. This study was conducted in a tertiary eye care hospital and involved an online questionnaire survey for practicing pediatric ophthalmologists in India. METHODS: A questionnaire was devised by the authors, which included the various options available for the management of lens anomalies in children. The questionnaire was sent to each of them using an online portal...
September 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902582/marfan-s-syndrome-with-ectopia-lentis
#3
Jayanth Sridhar, Jonathan S Chang
A 41-year-old man presented with progressive loss of vision in both eyes that was worse in the right eye than in the left. There was no history of trauma. His uncorrected visual acuity was 6/200 in the right eye and 20/100 in the left eye. Slit-lamp examination revealed ectopia lentis in both eyes,..
September 14, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868940/vigilance-on-use-of-drugs-herbal-products-and-food-supplements-during-pregnancy-focus-on-fosfomycin
#4
C Mannucci, G Dante, M Miroddi, F Facchinetti, R D'Anna, A Santamaria, M C Lenti, A Vannacci, F Calapai, M Perone, G Migliardi, A Alibrandi, M Navarra, G Calapai
Urinary tract infection (UTI) is defined as a common bacterial infection that can lead to significant morbidity such as stricture, fistula, abscess formation, bacteremia, sepsis, pyelonephritis and kidney dysfunction with a mortality rates reported of 1% in men and 3% in women because of development of pyelonephritis. UTIs are more common in women and the 33% of them, requires antimicrobials treatment for at least 1 episode by the age of 24 years. UTIs are the most common infections observed during pregnancy and up to 30% of mothers with not treated asymptomatic bacteriuria may develop acute pyelonephritis which consequently can be associated to adverse maternal and fetal outcomes...
September 4, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826233/plasmid-dna-manufacturing-for-indirect-and-direct-clinical-applications
#5
Marco Schmeer, Tatjana Buchholz, Martin Schleef
Plasmid DNA is currently gaining increasing importance for clinical research applications in gene therapy and genetic vaccination. For direct gene transfer into humans, good manufacturing practice (GMP)-grade plasmid DNA is mandatory. The same holds true if the drug substance contains a genetically modified cell, for example chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells, where these cells as well as the contained plasmids are used. According to the responsible regulatory agencies, they have to be produced under full GMP...
August 21, 2017: Human Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799083/vaccination-coverage-and-mortality-after-splenectomy-results-from-an-italian-single-centre-study
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Antonio Di Sabatino, Marco Vincenzo Lenti, Francesco Paolo Tinozzi, Marina Lanave, Ivana Aquino, Catherine Klersy, Piero Marone, Carlo Marena, Andrea Pietrabissa, Gino Roberto Corazza
Splenectomy is a well-recognised risk factor for life-threatening overwhelming post-splenectomy infection (OPSI). To prevent OPSI, immunisations against encapsulated bacteria (S. pneumoniae, N. meningitidis, H. influenzae) and influenza virus are recommended. However, there is still a lack of uniformity and poor compliance with these recommendations. Following a local physicians' awareness campaign regarding the importance of vaccine prophylaxis of splenectomised patients, we aimed to register vaccination coverage, mortality and infection rates in all patients who underwent splenectomy at our hospital, over a six-year time span...
August 10, 2017: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28779787/effect-of-statins-on-survival-in-patients-undergoing-dialysis-access-for-end-stage-renal-disease
#7
Paola De Rango, Basso Parente, Luca Farchioni, Enrico Cieri, Beatrice Fiorucci, Selena Pelliccia, Alessandra Manzone, Gioele Simonte, Massimo Lenti
The benefit of statin therapy in patients with advanced chronic kidney disease remains uncertain. Randomized trials have questioned the efficacy of the drug in improving outcomes for on-dialysis populations, and many patients with end-stage renal disease are not currently taking statins. This study aimed to investigate the impact of statin use on survival of patients with vascular access performed at a vascular center for chronic dialysis. Consecutive end-stage renal disease patients admitted for vascular access surgery in 2006 to 2013 were reviewed...
December 2016: Seminars in Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757068/chemical-composition-and-antifungal-activity-of-the-essential-oil-of-zhumeria-majdae-heracleum-persicum-and-eucalyptus-sp-against-some-important-phytopathogenic-fungi
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M Davari, R Ezazi
Application of essential oils of medicinal plants is considered a safe and acceptable method for plant disease management to protect plants from pathogenic microorganisms. Thus, in recent study, essential oils (EOs) from Zhumeria majdae, Heracleum persicum (two Iranian endemic plants) and Eucalyptus sp. were assayed for their antifungal potential against ten phytopathogenic fungi, including Fusarium graminearum, Fusarium asiaticum, Fusarium redolens f.sp. dianthus, Fusarium verticillioides, Fusarium oxysporum f...
July 27, 2017: Journal de Mycologie Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751897/comparative-agronomic-performance-and-reaction-to-fusarium-wilt-of-lens-culinaris-%C3%A3-l-orientalis-and-l-culinaris-%C3%A3-l-ervoides-derivatives
#9
Mohar Singh, Jai C Rana, Badal Singh, Sandeep Kumar, Deep R Saxena, Ashok Saxena, Aqeel H Rizvi, Ashutosh Sarker
The development of transgressive phenotype in the segregating populations has been speculated to contribute to niche divergence of hybrid lineages, which occurs most frequently at larger genetic distances. Wild Lens species are considered to be more resistant against major biotic and abiotic stresses than that of the cultivated species. In the present study, we assessed the comparative agronomic performance of lentil (Lens culinaris subsp. culinaris) inter-sub-specific (L. culinaris subsp. orientalis) and interspecific (L...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739460/rheolytic-thrombectomy-with-angiojet-%C3%A2-is-safe-and-effective-in-revascularization-of-renal-arteries-acute-occlusion-on-previous-complex-aortic-endovascular-repair
#10
Beatrice Fiorucci, Giacomo Isernia, Gioele Simonte, Luca Farchioni, Basso Parente, Gianbattista Parlani, Massimo Lenti
Acute occlusion of the visceral arteries is a threatening complication following branched endovascular aortic repair (EVAR). Its prompt diagnosis and treatment are mandatory to restore renal function. Several techniques have been used to manage this complication. We report 2 clinical cases of patients, previously treated with implantation of an off-the-shelf thoracoabdominal aortic endograft, with acute bilateral occlusion of the renal arteries. Both patients were successfully treated with AngioJet rheolytic thrombectomy...
July 21, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733178/clinical-usefulness-of-serum-antibodies-as-biomarkers-of-gastrointestinal-and-liver-diseases
#11
REVIEW
Antonio Di Sabatino, Federico Biagi, Marco Lenzi, Luca Frulloni, Marco Vincenzo Lenti, Paolo Giuffrida, Gino Roberto Corazza
The progressively growing knowledge of the pathophysiology of a number of immune-mediated gastrointestinal and liver disorders, including autoimmune atrophic gastritis, coeliac disease, autoimmune enteropathy, inflammatory bowel disease, autoimmune hepatitis, primary sclerosing cholangitis, primary biliary cholangitis and autoimmune pancreatitis, together with the improvement of their detection methods have increased the diagnostic power of serum antibodies. In some cases - coeliac disease and autoimmune atrophic gastritis - they have radically changed gastroenterologists' diagnostic ability, while in others - autoimmune hepatitis, inflammatory bowel disease and autoimmune pancreatitis - their diagnostic performance is still inadequate...
June 23, 2017: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733131/preclinical-studies-for-a-phase-1-clinical-trial-of-autologous-hematopoietic-stem-cell-gene-therapy-for-sickle-cell-disease
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Fabrizia Urbinati, Jennifer Wherley, Sabine Geiger, Beatriz Campo Fernandez, Michael L Kaufman, Aaron Cooper, Zulema Romero, Filippo Marchioni, Lilith Reeves, Elizabeth Read, Barbara Nowicki, Elke Grassman, Shivkumar Viswanathan, Xiaoyan Wang, Roger P Hollis, Donald B Kohn
BACKGROUND AIMS: Gene therapy by autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) represents a new approach to treat sickle cell disease (SCD). Optimization of the manufacture, characterization and testing of the transduced hematopoietic stem cell final cell product (FCP), as well as an in depth in vivo toxicology study, are critical for advancing this approach to clinical trials. METHODS: Data are shown to evaluate and establish the feasibility of isolating, transducing with the Lenti/β(AS3)-FB vector and cryopreserving CD34(+) cells from human bone marrow (BM) at clinical scale...
July 18, 2017: Cytotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724353/marfan-syndrome-and-cardiovascular-complications-results-of-a-family-investigation
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Simon Antoine Sarr, Siddikatou Djibrilla, Fatou Aw, Malick Bodian, Kana Babaka, Aliou Alassane Ngaidé, Momar Dioum, Serigne Abdou Ba
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular complications in Marfan syndrome (MFS) make all its seriousness. Taking as a basis the Ghent criteria, we conducted a family screening from an index case. The objective was to describe the clinical characteristics of MFS anomalies and to detect cardiovascular complications in our patients. CASE PRESENTATION: Six subjects were evaluated. Patients had to be in the same uterine siblings of the index case or be a descendant. The objective was to search for MFS based on the diagnostic criteria of Ghent and, subsequently, detecting cardiovascular damage...
July 19, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718041/quality-of-vision-patient-satisfaction-and-long-term-visual-function-after-bilateral-implantation-of-a-low-addition-multifocal-intraocular-lens
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Emilio Pedrotti, Rodolfo Mastropasqua, Jacopo Bonetto, Christian Demasi, Francesco Aiello, Carlo Nucci, Cesare Mariotti, Giorgio Marchini
PURPOSE: The aim of the current study was to compare the quality of vision, contrast sensitivity and patient satisfaction with a biaspheric, segmented, rotationally asymmetric IOL (Lentis Comfort LS-313 MF 15-Oculentis GmbH, Berlin, Germany) as opposed to those of a monofocal IOL. METHODS: This prospective single-blind comparative study included two groups of patients affected by bilateral senile cataract who underwent lens extraction and IOL implantation. The first group received a bilateral implantation of a monofocal IOL, and the second group received a bilateral implantation of the Comfort IOL...
July 17, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710713/a-consensus-for-the-development-of-a-vector-model-to-assess-clinical-complexity
#15
Gino Roberto Corazza, Catherine Klersy, Pietro Formagnana, Marco Vincenzo Lenti, Donatella Padula
The progressive rise in multimorbidity has made management of complex patients one of the most topical and challenging issues in medicine, both in clinical practice and for healthcare organizations. To make this easier, a score of clinical complexity (CC) would be useful. A vector model to evaluate biological and extra-biological (socio-economic, cultural, behavioural, environmental) domains of CC was proposed a few years ago. However, given that the variables that grade each domain had never been defined, this model has never been used in clinical practice...
July 14, 2017: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683457/mir-9-regulates-the-expression-of-bace1-in-dementia-induced-by-chronic-brain-hypoperfusion-in-rats
#16
Hailong Xie, Ying Zhao, You Zhou, Lin Liu, Yueting Liu, Dongxue Wang, Shuang Zhang, Mingyan Yang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: MicroRNA-9 (miR-9) plays important roles in nervous system diseases such as glioblastoma and neurodegenerative disorders. However, how miR-9 contributes to dementia requires further study. In this study, we evaluated the role of miR-9 in dementia and the molecular mechanisms underlying its effects. METHODS: A rat model of dementia was created by occlusion of the bilateral common carotid artery (2VO) for 8 weeks. Learning and memory were assessed using the Morris Water Maze (MWM)...
July 3, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679425/overexpression-of-c-met-in-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cells-improves-their-effectiveness-in-homing-and-repair-of-acute-liver-failure
#17
Kun Wang, Yuwen Li, Tiantian Zhu, Yongting Zhang, Wenting Li, Wenyu Lin, Jun Li, Chuanlong Zhu
BACKGROUND: Transplantation of bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) has emerged as a novel therapy for acute liver failure (ALF). However, the homing efficiency of BMSCs to the injured liver sites appears to be poor. In this study, we aimed to determine if overexpression of c-Met in BMSCs could promote the homing ability of BMSCs to rat livers affected by ALF. METHODS: Overexpression of c-Met in BMSCs (c-Met-BMSCs) was attained by transfection of naive BMSCs with the lenti-c-Met-GFP...
July 5, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673264/distribution-of-axial-length-in-chinese-congenital-ectopia-lentis-patients-a-retrospective-study
#18
Yichi Zhang, Guangming Jin, Qianzhong Cao, Junxiong Lin, Jianqiang Lin, Yiyao Wang, Su Ern Poh, Charlotte Aimee Young, Danying Zheng
BACKGROUND: Congenital ectopia lentis (CEL) usually leads to refractive error and may influence the axial length development. But few investigations have reported patient demographics and the distribution of axial length (AL) before surgery in Chinese pediatric patients with CEL. To describe the distribution of AL before surgery in CEL patients and its relationship with patients' demographics, such as age, Marfan syndrome, sex, and laterality. METHODS: This retrospective study reviewed 306 CEL patients from January 1, 2006 to December 31, 2015...
July 3, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666510/homocystinuria-hc-and-neurofibromatosis-type-1-nf-1-an-unusual-presentation-in-a-child
#19
Muhammad Amer Yaqub, Muhammad Saim Khan, Asad Habib
Homocystinuria (HC) and neurofibromatosis type-1 (NF-1) are two genetically determined conditions with variable clinical manifestations. HC is a neurocutaneous autosomal recessive condition while NF-1 is an autosomal dominant phacomatosis. Both HC and NF-1 present with distinct systemic as well as ocular manifestations; however, vascular complications can occur in both the conditions. A9-year boy diagnosed case of HC along with other two siblings is reported here. He was referred by his paediatrician with decreased vision secondary to ectopia lentis...
November 2016: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659965/a-novel-lens-orientalis-resistance-source-to-the-recently-evolved-highly-aggressive-australian-ascochyta-lentis-isolates
#20
Rama H R Dadu, Rebecca Ford, Prabhakaran Sambasivam, Dorin Gupta
Substantial yield losses and poor seed quality are frequently associated with Ascochyta blight infection of lentil caused by Ascochyta lentis. Recently reported changes in aggressiveness of A. lentis have led to decreased resistance within cultivars, such as Northfield and Nipper in Australia. Furthermore, the narrow genetic base of the current breeding program remains a risk for further selective pathogen evolution to overcome other currently used resistances. Therefore, incorporation of potentially novel and diverse resistance genes into the advanced lines will aid to improve cultivar stability...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
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