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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091781/a-semifluorinated-alkane-f4h5-as-novel-carrier-for-cyclosporine-a-a-promising-therapeutic-and-prophylactic-option-for-topical-treatment-of-dry-eye
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Uta Gehlsen, Tobias Braun, Maria Notara, Sonja Krösser, Philipp Steven
PURPOSE: Cyclosporine A (Cs) has been used as effective topical therapy for inflammatory dry eye disease since more than a decade. However, due to its lipophilic character, Cs is formulated as emulsions or oily solutions for topical application. This experimental study aimed to test if the use of semifluorinated alkanes (SFAs) as a preservative-free, well-tolerated non-stinging or burning vehicle maintains or even improves the benefits of Cs in the topical therapy of dry-eye disease. METHODS: Desiccating stress was applied to C57BL/6 mice for 14 consecutive days to induce experimental dry-eye...
January 14, 2017: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089075/conjunctival-impression-cytology-evaluation-of-patients-with-dry-eye-disease-using-scleral-contact-lenses
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Sarah La Porta Weber, Rossen Mihaylov Hazarbassanov, Alex Nasaré, José Álvaro Pereira Gomes, Ana Luisa Hofling-Lima
PURPOSE: To evaluate conjunctival impression cytology and HLADR expression changes after wearing scleral contact lenses (ScCLs) for moderate to severe dry eye disease (DED). DESIGN: Prospective interventional case series. METHODS: Forty-one eyes from 25 patients with moderate to severe DED were evaluated for Esclera ScCL treatment. Best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) and slit-lamp findings were assessed. Impression cytology specimens were obtained from DED patients at the baseline and after wearing ScCLs for 12 months...
January 6, 2017: Contact Lens & Anterior Eye: the Journal of the British Contact Lens Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079243/serum-levels-of-vitamin-a-visual-function-and-ocular-surface-after-bariatric-surgery
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Luana Paula Nogueira de Araújo Brandão, Lucio Vilar, Bernardo Menelau Cavalcanti, Pedro Henrique Amorim Brandão, Tiago Eugênio Faria E Arantes, Josemberg Marins Campos
BACKGROUND: - Bariatric surgery is the most effective treatment for severe obesity, but the surgery increases the risk of developing nutritional deficiencies, such as vitamin A deficiency. In human metabolism, vitamin A plays a role in vision. OBJECTIVE: - To evaluate serum vitamin A, visual function and ocular surface of patients undergoing bariatric surgery. METHODS: - A cross-sectional and analytical study was conduced with 28 patients undergoing bariatric surgery for at least 6 months...
January 2017: Arquivos de Gastroenterologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079022/lifitegrast-for-the-treatment-of-dry-eye-disease-results-of-a-phase-iii-randomized-double-masked-placebo-controlled-trial-opus-3
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Edward J Holland, Jodi Luchs, Paul M Karpecki, Kelly K Nichols, Mitchell A Jackson, Kenneth Sall, Joseph Tauber, Monica Roy, Aparna Raychaudhuri, Amir Shojaei
PURPOSE: Lifitegrast is a lymphocyte function-associated antigen-1 antagonist developed to reduce inflammation in dry eye disease (DED). We report the results of OPUS-3 (NCT02284516), a phase III study evaluating the efficacy and safety of lifitegrast versus placebo in participants with DED. DESIGN: Twelve-week, phase III, randomized, double-masked, multicenter, placebo-controlled study. PARTICIPANTS: Adults aged ≥18 years with Schirmer tear test (without anesthesia) ≥1 and ≤10 mm, corneal fluorescein staining score ≥2...
January 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078480/muscarinic-acetylcholine-receptor-mediated-tight-junction-opening-is-involved-in-epiphora-in-late-phase-of-submandibular-gland-transplantation
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Ning-Yan Yang, Chong Ding, Jing Li, Yan Zhang, Ruo-Lan Xiang, Li-Ling Wu, Guang-Yan Yu, Xin Cong
Submandibular gland (SMG) autotransplantation is an effective therapy for treating severe dry eye syndrome. However, epiphora occurs in more than 40% of patients 6 months after operation. We previously found that muscarinic acetylcholine receptor (mAChR) plays a crucial role in regulating SMG secretion partially through the modulation on tight junction (TJ)-based paracellular pathway. Therefore, the present study aimed to investigate the possible involvement of mAChR and TJ in a rabbit long-term model of SMG transplantation...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Molecular Histology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070718/first-in-human-trial-of-an-anti-5t4-antibody-monomethylauristatin-conjugate-pf-06263507-in-patients-with-advanced-solid-tumors
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Geoffrey I Shapiro, Ulka N Vaishampayan, Patricia LoRusso, Jeremy Barton, Steven Hua, Steven D Reich, Ronald Shazer, Carrie T Taylor, Dawei Xuan, Hossein Borghaei
Background The antibody-drug conjugate PF-06263507 targets the cell-surface, tumor-associated antigen 5T4 and consists of a humanized IgG1 conjugated to the microtubule-disrupting agent monomethylauristatin-F by a non-cleavable maleimidocaproyl linker. In this first-in-human, dose-finding trial (NCT01891669), we evaluated safety, pharmacokinetics, and preliminary antitumor activity of PF-06263507 in pretreated patients with advanced solid tumors, unselected for 5T4 expression. starting at 0.05 mg/kg, with 25, 56, and 95% dose increments, depending on observed dose-limiting toxicities (DLTs), applying a modified continual reassessment method...
January 9, 2017: Investigational New Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068444/effectiveness-of-an-eyelid-thermal-pulsation-procedure-to-treat-recalcitrant-dry-eye-symptoms-after-laser-vision-correction
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Craig S Schallhorn, Julie M Schallhorn, Stephen Hannan, Steven C Schallhorn
PURPOSE: To provide an initial retrospective evaluation of the effectiveness of a thermal pulsation system to treat intractable patient-reported dye eye symptoms following laser vision correction. METHODS: A total of 109 eyes of 57 patients underwent thermal pulsation therapy (LipiFlow; TearScience, Morrisville, NC) for the treatment of dry eye symptoms following laser vision correction. A standardized dry eye questionnaire, the Standard Patient Evaluation of Eye Dryness (SPEED II), was administered to all patients before and after thermal pulsation therapy...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065724/epidemiology-of-dry-eye-disease-in-africa-the-sparse-information-gaps-and-opportunities
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REVIEW
A E Osae, U Gehlsen, J Horstmann, S Siebelmann, M E Stern, D B Kumah, P Steven
Dry eye disease (DED) is an increasingly significant clinical problem in developing countries and/or emerging economies. Existing studies on DED conducted in these areas have largely reported on associations between DED and infectious disease (trachoma) and malnutrition (hypovitaminosis A), but current trends of industrialization, urbanization, and modernization in these areas could result in a shift to other forms of DED. Herein, we review the epidemiology of DED in these geographic areas, highlighting potential causes and risk factors of DED while presenting information on diagnostic tools and algorithms and insight into some treatment modalities of DED that could prove useful to clinicians and investigators in these regions...
January 5, 2017: Ocular Surface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060063/oral-omega-3-fatty-acid-supplementation-for-laser-in-situ-keratomileusis-associated-dry-eye
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Parul Goyal, Arun K Jain, Chintan Malhotra
PURPOSE: To determine the effect of oral omega-3 fatty acid (ω3FA) supplementation in laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK)-associated dry eye. METHODS: In this prospective, open-label study, patients undergoing LASIK were randomized to receive either 1.2 g/d of a triglyceride formulation of oral ω3FA (treatment group) or 400 mg/d vitamin E (control group) for 1 week before and continued for 12 weeks after surgery. Ocular surface disease index, tear breakup time, ocular surface staining, and Schirmer scores were evaluated and compared preoperatively and at 3 months after LASIK...
February 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058622/lifitegrast-ophthalmic-solution-5-a-review-in-dry-eye-disease
#10
Gillian M Keating
Lifitegrast is a novel small molecule integrin antagonist that blocks the binding of intercellular adhesion molecule 1 (ICAM-1) to lymphocyte function-associated antigen 1 (LFA-1). Lifitegrast ophthalmic solution 5% (Xiidra™) was recently approved in the USA for the treatment of dry eye disease. The efficacy of lifitegrast ophthalmic solution 5% was compared with vehicle in a 12-week phase 2 study and three 12-week phase 3 studies (OPUS-1, OPUS-2 and OPUS-3) in patients with dry eye disease. Taken as a whole, results of these trials support the treatment effect of lifitegrast ophthalmic solution 5% in improving a symptom of dry eye disease (i...
January 6, 2017: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056553/quercetin-and-the-ocular-surface-what-we-know-and-where-we-are-going
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Tina B McKay, Dimitrios Karamichos
Flavonoids are a class of plant and fungus secondary metabolites that serve functional roles in protecting against UV-induced oxidative stress, mediating auxin signaling, and promoting microbial defense. Flavonoids are extremely abundant in nature where their potent antioxidant capacity and very low toxicity makes them highly attractive as potential therapeutic agents. In terms of clinical applications, neither the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) nor the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has approved any health claims or drugs related to the use of flavonoids for therapeutic purposes...
January 1, 2017: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050051/discordant-dry-eye-disease-an-american-ophthalmological-society-thesis
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Roni M Shtein, Daniel E Harper, Vincent Pallazola, Steven E Harte, Munira Hussain, Alan Sugar, David A Williams, Daniel J Clauw
PURPOSE: To improve understanding of dry eye disease and highlight a subgroup of patients who have a component of central sensitization and neuropathic pain contributing to their condition. METHODS: Prospective, cross-sectional, IRB-approved study comparing isolated dry eye disease (n=48) to fibromyalgia (positive control; n=23) and healthy (negative control; n=26) individuals with ocular surface examination, corneal confocal microscopy, quantitative sensory testing, and self-reported ocular symptoms and systemic associations...
August 2016: Transactions of the American Ophthalmological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039367/efficacy-and-safety-results-of-abt-414-in-combination-with-radiation-and-temozolomide-in-newly-diagnosed-glioblastoma
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David A Reardon, Andrew B Lassman, Martin van den Bent, Priya Kumthekar, Ryan Merrell, Andrew M Scott, Lisa Fichtel, Erik P Sulman, Erica Gomez, JuDee Fischer, Ho-Jin Lee, Wijith Munasinghe, Hao Xiong, Helen Mandich, Lisa Roberts-Rapp, Peter Ansell, Kyle D Holen, Hui K Gan
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD), recommended phase II dose (RPTD), safety, and pharmacokinetics of ABT-414 plus radiation and temozolomide in newly diagnosed glioblastoma. ABT-414 is a first-in-class, tumor-specific antibody-drug conjugate that preferentially targets tumors expressing overactive epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR). METHODS: In this multicenter phase I study, patients received 0.5-3.2 mg/kg ABT-414 every 2 weeks by intravenous infusion...
December 29, 2016: Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032234/the-emerging-role-of-interleukin-il-1-in-the-pathogenesis-and-treatment-of-inflammatory-and-degenerative-eye-diseases
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Claudia Fabiani, Jurgen Sota, Gian Marco Tosi, Rossella Franceschini, Bruno Frediani, Mauro Galeazzi, Donato Rigante, Luca Cantarini
Interleukin (IL)-1 plays a key role in the pathogenesis and thereafter in the search for specific treatments of different inflammatory and degenerative eye diseases. Indeed, an overactivity of IL-1 might be an initiating factor for many immunopathologic sceneries in the eye, as proven by the efficacy of the specific IL-1 blockade in different ocular diseases. For instance, the uveitis in monogenic autoinflammatory disorders, such as Blau syndrome and cryopyrin-associated periodic syndrome, or in complex polygenic autoinflammatory disorders, such as Behçet's disease, has been successfully treated with IL-1 blockers...
December 28, 2016: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009531/effect-of-retinol-palmitate-on-corneal-and-conjunctival-mucin-gene-expression-in-a-rat-dry-eye-model-after-injury
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Nobuhito Tabuchi, Hiroshi Toshida, Daisuke Koike, Akito Odaka, Chikako Suto, Toshihiko Ohta, Akira Murakami
PURPOSE: We examined the wound-healing effect of retinol palmitate (VApal) on mucin gene and protein expressions in a rat dry eye model based on lacrimal gland (LG) resection after injury. METHODS: The rat dry eye model was prepared by surgical resection of the main LG in male Long-Evans rats. After alkaline injury of the central part of the lower palpebral conjunctiva bilaterally, VApal eye drops at 1,500 IU/mL in one eye and a vehicle in the fellow eye were both administered 6 times a day for 7 days...
January 2017: Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005632/association-between-the-vitreomacular-interface-and-optical-coherence-tomography-characteristics-in-wet-age-related-macular-degeneration
#16
Mohammed Ashraf, Ahmed Souka, Ron A Adelman
PURPOSE: To study the effect of the vitreomacular interface on various wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) characteristics including the size and type of choroidal neovascularization (CNV), choroidal thickness, and activity of the CNV. METHODS: This was a retrospective observational cross-sectional study. The study included 43 patients (51 eyes) with treatment-naive age-related macular degeneration. Twenty-six patients with wet AMD in one eye and dry AMD in the other eye were included in a paired-eye analysis...
December 21, 2016: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003235/patients-perception-of-ded-and-its-relation-with-time-to-diagnosis-and-quality-of-life-an-international-and-multilingual-survey
#17
Marc Labetoulle, Maurizio Rolando, Christophe Baudouin, Gysbert van Setten
BACKGROUND/AIMS: To improve understanding of patients' experience and perception of dry eye disease (DED) and its impact on quality of life (QoL). METHODS: This survey was observational, non-interventional and cross-sectional. The survey was conducted online on 706 patients with DED from five European countries (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK). All patients met the following inclusion criteria: 40 years or older with DED diagnosed by a healthcare professional (HCP), not wearing contact lenses and using tear substitutes daily for at least 6 months...
December 21, 2016: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002901/homologous-platelet-rich-plasma-for-the-treatment-of-knee-involvement-in-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren%C3%A2-s-syndrome
#18
C Bottegoni, L Farinelli, A Aquili, E Chiurazzi, A Gigante
Primary Sjögren’s syndrome (pSS) is a chronic autoimmune disease characterized by dry eyes, dry mouth, and other clinical manifestations. The most common extraglandular manifestation of pSS is articular involvement and to date their management is unclear. The aims of the current pilot study were to assess the safety and the outcomes of homologous platelet-rich plasma (HPRP) injections in pSS cohort affected by knee arthralgia/arthritis at short-term follow up. This pilot study provides the first evidence that HPRP injections are a safe treatment and induce a short-term clinical improvement...
October 2016: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990362/corneal-sensitivity-ocular-surface-health-and-tear-film-stability-after-punctal-plug-therapy-of-aqueous-deficient-dry-eye
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Azza Mohamed Ahmed Said, Mona Elsayed Farag, Tarek Mohamed Abdulla, Othman Ali Othman Ziko, Wesam Mohamed Osman
AIM: To evaluate the effect of punctal occlusion using thermosensitive (smart plug) versus silicone plug for management of aqueous deficient dry eye on corneal sensitivity, ocular surface health and tear film stability. METHODS: A comparative prospective interventional case study included 45 patients with bilateral severe form of aqueous deficient dry eye. In each patient, the smart plug was inserted in the lower punctum of the right eye which was considered as study group 1 and silicone plug was inserted in the lower punctum of the left eye of the same patient which was considered as study group 2...
2016: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990354/effect-of-trapping-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-a-in-a-murine-model-of-dry-eye-with-inflammatory-neovascularization
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Jin Woo Kwon, Jin A Choi, Eun Young Shin, Tae Yoon La, Dong Hyun Jee, Yeon Woong Chung, Yang Kyung Cho
AIM: To evaluate whether trapping vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGF-A) would suppress angiogenesis and inflammation in dry eye corneas in a murine corneal suture model. METHODS: We established two groups of animals, one with non-dry eyes and the other with induced dry eyes. In both groups, a corneal suture model was used to induce inflammation and neovascularization. Each of two groups was again divided into three subgroups according to the treatment; subgroup I (aflibercept), subgroup II (dexamethasone) and subgroup III (phosphate buffered saline, PBS)...
2016: International Journal of Ophthalmology
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