Tuesday, March 10, 2009

OVD Volume 40, No. 1, 2009

Optometry and Vision Development Volume 40, No. 1, 2009

Now available FREE onlie. OVD is an Open Access Journal is index in the Directory of Open Access Journals.


by Dominick M. Maino, OD, MEd, FAAO, FCOVD-A, Editor

TBI: The Theme Issue

by Dominick M. Maino, OD, MEd, FAAO, FCOVD-A, Editor

TBI a Major Cause of Disability

by Marc B. Taub, OD, FAAO, FCOVD

Focused on the Future
by Elizabeth Hoppe, OD, DrPH, FAAO


Clinical Oculomotor Training in Traumatic Brain Injury
by Kenneth J. Ciuffreda, OD, PhD, FAAO, FCOVD-A, Diana P. Ludlam, BS, COVT, Neera Kapoor, OD, MS, FAAO

Myopia and Accommodative Insufficiency Associated with Moderate Head Trauma

by Steve Leslie, B Optom, FACBO, FCOVD

Neuro-Optometry and the United States Legal System
by Theodore S. Kadet, OD, FCOVD, R. E. Bodkin, JD, MBA, Attorney-at-Law

Oculo-Visual Evaluation of the Patient with Traumatic Brain Injury

by Maria Mandese, OD

Traumatic Brain Injury and Binasal Occlusion
by Alissa Proctor, OD

Book Review
Quick Reference Neuroscience for Rehabilitation Professionals:The Essential Neurologic Principles Underlying Practice, 2nd Edition
Review by Sharon A. Gutman, PhD, OTR


AOA's InfantSEE program helps detect vision problems in children less than one year old.

North Dakota's Dickinson Press (3/6) reported that, according to optometrists, "catching sight problems early is best." The American Optometric Association's (AOA) InfantSEE program "helps detect vision problems in children less than a year old." While "the program was launched in the summer of 2005," some "are still unaware it exists." Participating optometrists "volunteer their time for the appointments, since they are not compensated in any way," providing "one free eye exam for children younger than a year old." Optometrist Nate Shilman, OD, pointed out that the tests used "for infant exams are objective, since babies are unable to answer...questions" about their vision. For example, a card with a "striped pattern on it...can help further detect vision issues." He explained, "If you know the distance between those lines, and how big those lines are and you hold it at a certain distance, that correlates to what their visual acuity is, just like the big 'E' on a chart."

J of Biomedical Science Volume 16(1); 2009 online

Just thought some of you might be interested in this new online journal. DM

J of Biomedical Science Volume 16(1); 2009 online

Journal of Biomedical Science, marking a new epoch: moving to open access in 2009
Michael MC LaiJ Biomed Sci. 2009; 16(1): 1. Published online 2009 January 8. doi: 10.1186/1423-0127-16-1.
PMCID: PMC2653520
Full Text PDF–175K

Transgenic mice exhibiting inducible and spontaneous Cre activities driven by a bovine keratin 5 promoter that can be used for the conditional analysis of basal epithelial cells in multiple organs
Chih-Chia Liang, Li-Ru You, Junn-Liang Chang, Ting-Fen Tsai, and Chun-Ming ChenJ Biomed Sci. 2009; 16(1): 2. Published online 2009 January 8. doi: 10.1186/1423-0127-16-2.
PMCID: PMC2653515
Abstract Full Text PDF–2.4M

A novel 9-bp insertion detected in steroid 21-hydroxylase gene (CYP21A2): prediction of its structural and functional implications by computational methods
Sudhisha Dubey, Susan Idicula-Thomas, Mohammad Anwaruddin, Chinnaraj Saravanan, R Raveendra Varma, and Anurupa MaitraJ Biomed Sci. 2009; 16(1): 3. Published online 2009 January 8. doi: 10.1186/1423-0127-16-3.
PMCID: PMC2653521
Abstract Full Text PDF–744K Supplementary Material

Requirement of focal adhesion kinase in branching tubulogenesis
Wei-Chun Wei, Anna K Kopec, and Ming-Jer TangJ Biomed Sci. 2009; 16(1): 5. Published online 2009 January 12. doi: 10.1186/1423-0127-16-5.
PMCID: PMC2644975
Abstract Full Text PDF–1.5M

Mutagenesis identifies the critical amino acid residues of human endonuclease G involved in catalysis, magnesium coordination, and substrate specificity
Shih-Lu Wu, Chia-Cheng Li, Jaw-Chyun Chen, Yi-Jin Chen, Ching-Ting Lin, Tin-Yun Ho, and Chien-Yun HsiangJ Biomed Sci. 2009; 16(1): 6. Published online 2009 January 15. doi: 10.1186/1423-0127-16-6.
PMCID: PMC2653514
Abstract Full Text PDF–802K

The effects of the bacterial interaction with visible-light responsive titania photocatalyst on the bactericidal performance
Chia-Liang Cheng, Der-Shan Sun, Wen-Chen Chu, Yao-Hsuan Tseng, Han-Chen Ho, Jia-Bin Wang, Pei-Hua Chung, Jiann-Hwa Chen, Pei-Jane Tsai, Nien-Tsung Lin, Mei-Shiuan Yu, and Hsin-Hou ChangJ Biomed Sci. 2009; 16(1): 7. Published online 2009 January 15. doi: 10.1186/1423-0127-16-7.
PMCID: PMC2644973
Abstract Full Text PDF–866K

Differential protection against oxidative stress and nitric oxide overproduction in cardiovascular and pulmonary systems by propofol during endotoxemia
Yen-Chin Liu, Alice YW Chang, Yu-Chuan Tsai, and Julie YH ChanJ Biomed Sci. 2009; 16(1): 8. Published online 2009 January 15. doi: 10.1186/1423-0127-16-8.
PMCID: PMC2653513

Abstract Full Text PDF–1008K

Neuroprotective mechanisms of puerarin in middle cerebral artery occlusion-induced brain infarction in rats
Yi Chang, Cheng-Ying Hsieh, Zi-Aa Peng, Ting-Lin Yen, George Hsiao, Duen-Suey Chou, Chien-Ming Chen, and Joen-Rong SheuJ Biomed Sci. 2009; 16(1): 9. Published online 2009 January 19. doi: 10.1186/1423-0127-16-9.
PMCID: PMC2653511
Abstract Full Text PDF–797K

RhoGDIβ-induced hypertrophic growth in H9c2 cells is negatively regulated by ZAK
Chih-Yang Huang, Li-Chiu Yang, Kuan-Yu Liu, Pao-Hsin Liao, Janet Ing-Yuh Chou, Ming-Yung Chou, Wei-Wen Lin, and Jaw-Ji YangJ Biomed Sci. 2009; 16(1): 11. Published online 2009 January 22. doi: 10.1186/1423-0127-16-11.
PMCID: PMC2653512
Abstract Full Text PDF–804K Supplementary Material

Regulation of shear-induced nuclear translocation of the Nrf2 transcription factor in endothelial cells
Chung-Yu Hsieh, Huai-Yu Hsiao, Wan-Yi Wu, Ching-Ann Liu, Yu-Chih Tsai, Yuen-Jen Chao, Danny L Wang, and Hsyue-Jen HsiehJ Biomed Sci. 2009; 16(1): 12. Published online 2009 January 22. doi: 10.1186/1423-0127-16-12.
PMCID: PMC2653516
Abstract Full Text PDF–1.8M

Effects of human parvovirus B19 VP1 unique region protein on macrophage responses
Bor-Show Tzang, Chun-Ching Chiu, Chun-Chou Tsai, Yi-Ju Lee, I-Jung Lu, Jing-Yu Shi, and Tsai-Ching HsuJ Biomed Sci. 2009; 16(1): 13. Published online 2009 January 24. doi: 10.1186/1423-0127-16-13.
PMCID: PMC2653524
Abstract Full Text PDF–402K

Increased expression of Matrix Metalloproteinase 9 in liver from NZB/W F1 mice received antibody against human parvovirus B19 VP1 unique region protein
Chun-Chou Tsai, Bor-Show Tzang, Szu-Yi Chiang, Gwo-Jong Hsu, and Tsai-Ching HsuJ Biomed Sci. 2009; 16(1): 14. Published online 2009 January 26. doi: 10.1186/1423-0127-16-14.
PMCID: PMC2653525
Abstract Full Text PDF–371K

Partially hydrolyzed guar gum supplement reduces high-fat diet increased blood lipids and oxidative stress and ameliorates FeCl3-induced acute arterial injury in hamsters
Dar-Chih Kuo, Shih-Ping Hsu, and Chiang-Ting ChienJ Biomed Sci. 2009; 16(1): 15. Published online 2009 February 2. doi: 10.1186/1423-0127-16-15.
PMCID: PMC2653517
Abstract Full Text PDF–1.5M

Dihydroartemisinin (DHA) induces caspase-3-dependent apoptosis in human lung adenocarcinoma ASTC-a-1 cells
Ying-Ying Lu, Tong-Sheng Chen, Jun-Le Qu, Wen-Liang Pan, Lei Sun, and Xun-Bin WeiJ Biomed Sci. 2009; 16(1): 16. Published online 2009 February 2. doi: 10.1186/1423-0127-16-16.
PMCID: PMC2653522
Abstract Full Text PDF–1004K

Characterization of dengue virus entry into HepG2 cells
Lukkana Suksanpaisan, Tharinee Susantad, and Duncan R SmithJ Biomed Sci. 2009; 16(1): 17. Published online 2009 February 4. doi: 10.1186/1423-0127-16-17.
PMCID: PMC2653518
Abstract Full Text PDF–3.2M

Telomerase prevents accelerated senescence in glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD)-deficient human fibroblasts
Yi-Hsuan Wu, Mei-Ling Cheng, Hung-Yao Ho, Daniel Tsun-Yee Chiu, and Tzu-Chien V WangJ Biomed Sci. 2009; 16(1): 18. Published online 2009 February 5. doi: 10.1186/1423-0127-16-18.
PMCID: PMC2653519
Abstract Full Text PDF–4.0M

Ischemic conditioning by short periods of reperfusion attenuates renal ischemia/reperfusion induced apoptosis and autophagy in the rat
Hsing-Hui Wu, Tzu-Yu Hsiao, Chiang-Ting Chien, and Ming-Kuen LaiJ Biomed Sci. 2009; 16(1): 19. Published online 2009 February 11. doi: 10.1186/1423-0127-16-19.
PMCID: PMC2653526
Abstract Full Text PDF–3.0M

Treatment with TNF-α or bacterial lipopolysaccharide attenuates endocardial endothelial cell-mediated stimulation of cardiac fibroblasts
Leena Kuruvilla and Cheranellore Chandrasekharan KarthaJ Biomed Sci. 2009; 16(1): 21. Published online 2009 February 17. doi: 10.1186/1423-0127-16-21.
PMCID: PMC2653530
Abstract Full Text PDF–381K

STAT2 hypomorphic mutant mice display impaired dendritic cell development and antiviral response
Lan-Sun Chen, Pei-Chi Wei, Taming Liu, Chung-Hsuan Kao, Li-Mei Pai, and Chien-Kuo LeeJ Biomed Sci. 2009; 16(1): 22. Published online 2009 February 19. doi: 10.1186/1423-0127-16-22.
PMCID: PMC2653529
Abstract Full Text PDF–964K

Distinct functional defect of three novel Brugada syndrome related cardiac sodium channel mutations
Chia-Hsiang Hsueh, Wen-Pin Chen, Jiunn-Lee Lin, Chia-Ti Tsai, Yen-Bin Liu, Jyh-Ming Juang, Hsuan-Ming Tsao, Ming-Jai Su, and Ling-Ping LaiJ Biomed Sci. 2009; 16(1): 23. Published online 2009 February 20. doi: 10.1186/1423-0127-16-23.
PMCID: PMC2653527
Abstract Full Text PDF–4.3M

Spatiotemporal expression of histone acetyltransferases, p300 and CBP, in developing embryonic hearts
Guozhen Chen, Jing Zhu, Tiewei Lv, Gang Wu, Huichao Sun, Xupei Huang, and Jie TianJ Biomed Sci. 2009; 16(1): 24. Published online 2009 February 23. doi: 10.1186/1423-0127-16-24.
PMCID: PMC2653528
Abstract Full Text PDF–2.3M

An integrated method for cancer classification and rule extraction from microarray data
Liang-Tsung HuangJ Biomed Sci. 2009; 16(1): 25. Published online 2009 February 24. doi: 10.1186/1423-0127-16-25.
PMCID: PMC2653531
Abstract Full Text PDF–435K

Genistein-mediated inhibition of glycosaminoglycan synthesis, which corrects storage in cells of patients suffering from mucopolysaccharidoses, acts by influencing an epidermal growth factor-dependent pathway
Joanna Jakóbkiewicz-Banecka, Ewa Piotrowska, Magdalena Narajczyk, Sylwia Barańska, and Grzegorz WęgrzynJ Biomed Sci. 2009; 16(1): 26. Published online 2009 March 2. doi: 10.1186/1423-0127-16-26.
PMCID: PMC2653532
Abstract Full Text PDF–681K

Molecular mechanisms of cell proliferation induced by low power laser irradiation
Xuejuan Gao and Da XingJ Biomed Sci. 2009; 16(1): 4. Published online 2009 January 12. doi: 10.1186/1423-0127-16-4.
PMCID: PMC2644974
Abstract Full Text PDF–522K

Lectin of Concanavalin A as an anti-hepatoma therapeutic agent
Huan-Yao Lei and Chih-Peng ChangJ Biomed Sci. 2009; 16(1): 10. Published online 2009 January 19. doi: 10.1186/1423-0127-16-10.
PMCID: PMC2644972
Abstract Full Text PDF–355K

Regulation of multi-organ inflammation in the regulatory T cell-deficient scurfy mice
Rahul Sharma, Sun-sang Joe Sung, Shu Man Fu, and Shyr-Te JuJ Biomed Sci. 2009; 16(1): 20. Published online 2009 February 12. doi: 10.1186/1423-0127-16-20.
PMCID: PMC2653523
Abstract Full Text PDF–2.4M

Risk factors of ophthalmic disorders in children with developmental delay

...The relative risk of ophthalmic disorders in developmentally delayed children is increased if the child has CP, epilepsy, verified cerebral abnormalities or a genetic syndrome; referral for ophthalmological (or optometrist) evaluation should be performed on suspicion of these conditions...

Comments: All children with disability should be seen by and optometrist or ophthalmologist...preferrably a doc interesting in working with this population! DM

Physician Attitudes, Beliefs and Barriers towards the Management and Treatment of Adult Obesity: A Literature Review

...Knowledge about obesity is poor, with a lack of understanding of minimum BMI for obesity and the use of waist circumferences as a measure of obesity evident. There also appears to be a lack of knowledge about the treatment options available when treating obesity and their effectiveness. Furthermore, negative attitudes towards overweight and obese individuals are present, with many physicians categorising overweight and obese individuals as lazy, and that a key barrier in successfully treating obesity being lack of patient compliance and motivation....

Comments: I'm a short, round (and seem to be gettin rounder), Italian. When I ask my docs about weight management they mumble something about a program at the hospital...not too helpful. I'm looking for a good doc who knows weight management for a middle-aged guy who has tried several different approaches and am tired of all of them! Got any ideas? DM

TV Doesn’t Boost Brainpower for Under Two

...There’s no reason to turn on the TV for kids under the age of two....

Comments: Leave the kids on the floor...let 'em play, get dirty...eat some dirt! This is how they learn...through motor activities...not TV-passive activities! Maybe there's no reason to turn the TV on for older kids either! DM

Hyperactivity enables children with ADHD to stay alert

...In studies of 8- to 12-year-old boys, ... children with and without ADHD sat relatively still while watching Star Wars and painting on a computer program. All of the children became more active when they were required to remember and manipulate computer-generated letters, numbers and shapes for a short time. Children with ADHD became significantly more active – moving their hands and feet and swiveling in their chairs more – than their typically developing peers during those tasks.
...research indicates that children with ADHD need to move more to maintain the required level of alertness while performing tasks that challenge their working memory....

10 Reasons Play Can Make You Healthy, Happy, and More Productive

Play has been scientifically proved to be good for the brain. ...
Play teaches us to use our imaginations. ...
Rough-and-tumble play teaches us how to cooperate and play fair. ...
Play helps us learn to be friends. ...
Sometimes the best way to learn a complicated subject is to play with it.....
Kids do better academically when they have recess. ...
Physical play delays mental decline in old age. ...
A little play can help solve big problems. ...
Playing at work is not just useful; it's essential. ...

Play gives people the emotional distance to rally. ...
When we get play right, all areas of our lives go better. ...

Comments: For all the details why we should play...click on the title above.

New Center on Health Promotion (CHP) Website!

The Center on Health Promotion Research for Persons with Disabilities (CHP) here at UIC would like to announce the launching of its new website this month.

The CHP is located in the Department of Disability and Human Development, College of Applied Health Sciences. It was established in 1997 with the primary aim to identify people with disabilities who are at risk for developing numerous health complications (ie, secondary conditions) and provide them with the knowledge and skills necessary for promoting their own independence, equal opportunity, quality of life, and longevity. Building upon core funding from the University of Illinois at Chicago, the CHP has been able to successfully compete for federal funding from the National Institutes on Health (NIH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR).

The following federally funded projects are located in the CHP:
· National Center on Physical Activity and Disability (NCPAD),
· Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Recreational Technologies and Exercise Physiology for People with Disabilities (RERC RecTech),
· Personalized Health Promotion Program for Persons with a Physical Disability (PEPRx),
· Health Empowerment Zones for Persons with Mobility Disability (HEZ),
· Disability and Rehabilitation Research Project on Obesity and Secondary Conditions in Youth with Disabilities (DRRP),
· Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Aging with Developmental Disabilities (RRTC) - Longitudinal Health & Intellectual Disability Study (LHIDS),
· Illinois Disability and Health Program (ILDHP), and
· Universal Design and Health Promotion (UDHP).

For more information, please visit http://uic-chp.org/.

ICO's new Inhouse residents will be...

Dr. Stephanie Messner recently sent an email that noted:

I am pleased to report that we have filled our residency class for the 2009-2010 residency year. Residents who will be based at IEI are:

Primary Care
Eric Chen (UCB)
Achyut Desai (ICO)
Eric Drey (ICO)
Erica Ittner (ICO)
Snehali Upadhyay (ICO)

Rachael Beatty (ICO)
Benjamin Leishman (SCCO)

Cornea and Contact Lenses
Zanna Krouch (UH)

Low Vision Rehabilitation and Ocular Disease
Natalka Manastersky (ICO)
Vladimir Yevseyenkov (Nova Southeastern)

All of our affiliated programs filled their positions as well.....

Comments: Congratulations to our 2009-10 ICO Residency Class! This is a major achievement.

Even though all of ICO's positions have been filled, it is my understanding that several residency spots have not been filled. Please discuss with your students why doing a residency is a good idea....have them look at the available placements and encourage them to apply immediately. DM