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Gatifloxacin is a fourth generation fluroquinolone antibiotic that has been prescribed for systemic use. However, the drug which was developed by Kyorin (Japan) was linked to toxic reactions and death and was banned in the United States and Canada for use as an oral dosage form. It continues to be used as a topical application for ophthalmic conditions as(More)
PURPOSE Despite pharmacological advances, delivery of drugs to the posterior segment of the eye remains problematic. We investigated the ability of hydrogel contact lenses to deliver small-molecule steroids, as well as larger biological molecules to the posterior segment. METHODS Release characteristics of steroid-instilled lenses were studied in vitro.(More)
The effect of motion on two-dimensional Fourier transformation magnetic resonance (MR) images was investigated using phantoms, animals, and normal volunteers. All images were obtained with a 0.30-Tesla superconducting magnet using spin echo pulse sequences. Respiratory motion was simulated while imaging the phantoms. In addition to image blurring, motion(More)
The results of 96 computed tomography guided percutaneous pancreatic aspiration biopsies were reviewed to evaluate the diagnostic sensitivity, specificity and accuracy in pancreatic mass lesions. These were assessed by comparing pathology results to findings at subsequent laparotomy, autopsy or to immediate and long term clinical findings. Effects of(More)
The effects of caloric restriction and exercise on resting metabolic rate (RMR) were studied in five obese humans. Subjects consumed a 500 kcal.d-1 diet for 4 wk, with the subjects remaining sedentary during the first 2 wk and then exercising 30 min daily at 60% VO2max during the last 2 wk of caloric restriction. After 2 wk of dieting, RMR decreased to(More)
Azygos continuation of the inferior vena cava was diagnosed by magnetic resonance (MR) imaging in a patient with a right tracheobronchial angle mass. The characteristic findings included a dilated azygos vein and absence of the hepatic segment of the inferior vena cava. Advantages of MR imaging in evaluation of anomalies of the cava are discussed.
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to investigate the uptake and release kinetics of two common glaucoma drugs delivered onto hydrogel contact lenses using analytical chemistry and to evaluate this device's ability to control intraocular pressure in a limited number of volunteers. METHODS Contact lenses were incubated in a source solution containing(More)
Voclosporin is a relatively new calcineurin inhibitor that has been used successfully in humans for the treatment of plaque psoriasis. Available data indicate a good safety profile for this treatment and a significant increase in quality of life for psoriasis patients. More recently, voclosporin has been used to treat ophthalmic conditions such as uveitis.(More)
Tafluprost is an FP receptor antagonist that has been shown in clinical studies in Europe and Japan to be extremely useful in treating elevated intraocular pressure and glaucoma. The drug is well tolerated and appears to be at least equal in effectiveness and perhaps superior to other protanoids for routine use comparison to be superior to other treatments(More)
BACKGROUND   Human recombinant epidermal growth factor has been shown to be effective in corneal healing when applied topically. The purpose of this preliminary study was to observe whether re-epithelization occurred in patients with non-healing corneal defects treated with a bandage contact lenses impregnated with epidermal growth factor. DESIGN  (More)