Bilateral pseudomonas endophalmitis after immediately sequential bilateral cataract surgery

ABSTRACT Cicatricial ectropion may be a consequence of certain systemic diseases as well as the result of drug use. Our goal here was to research the different causes of this condition as reported in the literature, including more recently suspected etiologies. A detailed PubMed literature search indicated many different etiologies were associated with cicatricial ectropion development, from severe cases of systemic diseases, such as ichthyosis and lupus erythematosus, to reversible scenarios secondary to anti-glaucomatous drug use. More recently reported connections include periorbital necrotizing fasciitis, frontal osteomyelitis, and antineoplastic agents. Indeed, cicatricial ectropion may be highly symptomatic; being able to determine its real etiology is imperative to managing patients properly. In this investigation, we felt that an explicitly multidisciplinary approach was essential, especially for cases associated with systemic conditions.RESUMO O ectr ópio cicatricial pode ser uma consequência de certas doenças sistêmicas, bem como o resultado do uso de drogas. Nosso objetivo aqui foi pesquisar as diferentes causas desta condição, conforme relatado na literatura, incluindo mais recentemente suspeitas de etiologias. Uma pesquisa bibliográfi ca detalhada do PubMed indicou que muitas etiologias diferentes estavam associadas ao desenvolvimento do ectrópio cicatricial, desde casos graves de doenças sistêmic...
Source: Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia - Category: Opthalmology Source Type: research

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When ophthalmologists calculate intraocular lens power for cataract surgery patients, they should consider the cornea, but postoperatively adjustable lenses could be the way of the future.Medscape Medical News
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AbstractNeutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) are the main source of autoantigens in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical importance of NETs-associated markers in SLE. We compared NETs-associated markers in SLE patients (n = 111) with healthy controls (n = 50). Moreover, in 35 patients with drug-naïve SLE (n = 35), we investigated correlation between NETs-associated markers [DNase I concentration, myeloperoxidase (MPO) activity, anti-MPO antibodies, cell-free DNA (cfDNA), NETolytic activity] with serological parameters [anti-ds...
Source: Rheumatology International - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
This study aimed to evaluate the association between anti-Sm antibodies and disease activity in patients with new-onset SLE. We included patients who were tested for anti-Sm antibodies at SLE diagnosis and within 12 months after diagnosis. SLE disease activity index (SLEDAI) was obtained at the time of the anti-Sm antibody test. The baseline disease activity was compared between patients with and without anti-Sm antibodies. The longitudinal association between disease activity and anti-Sm antibodies was also evaluated in total patients and in those with anti-Sm antibodies. Among 92 patients who were tested for anti-Sm anti...
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Source: The American Journal of Medicine - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Clinical Communication to the Editor Source Type: research
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Source: Arthritis and Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: CLINICAL IMAGE Source Type: research
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