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Minocycline Controls Clinical Outcomes and Inflammatory Cytokines in Moderate and Severe Meibomian Gland Dysfunction.
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PMID:  22967863     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
PURPOSE: To assess clinical outcomes and tear cytokine levels in patients with moderate and severe meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) after treatment with oral minocycline and artificial tears versus artificial tears only. DESIGN: Prospective, randomized clinical trial. METHODS: Sixty eyes of 60 patients with stage 3 or 4 meibomian gland dysfunction were enrolled. We evaluated the tear film break-up time, Schirmer test results, corneal and conjunctival fluorescein staining results, biomicroscopic examination results of lid margins and meibomian glands, and tear cytokine levels before and after 1 month and 2 months of oral minocycline and artificial tears (group 1) or artificial tears only (group 2). Tear samples were collected and analyzed using a BD Cytometric Bead Array (BD Bioscience, San Jose, California, USA) for detection of interleukin (IL)-1β, IL-6, IL-7, IL-8, IL-12p70, IL-17α, interferon-γ, tumor necrosis factor-α, and monocyte chemotactic protein-1. The Wilcoxon signed-rank test, Mann-Whitney U test, generalized linear model, and linear mixed model were performed. RESULTS: Patients in group 1 showed statistically significant improvement in all clinical signs and symptoms after 1 month and 2 months of treatment. Patients of group 1 showed more significant improvement compared with those in group 2. Patients in group 1 also showed statistically significant reductions in IL-6, IL-1β, IL-17α, tumor necrosis factor-α, and IL-12p70 after 2 months of treatment. CONCLUSIONS: Oral minocycline can provide clinical benefits in treating moderate and severe meibomian gland dysfunction by reducing inflammatory cytokine levels.
Hun Lee; Kyung Min; Eung Kweon Kim; Tae-Im Kim
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-9-8
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of ophthalmology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1879-1891     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Ophthalmol.     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
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Created Date:  2012-9-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0370500     Medline TA:  Am J Ophthalmol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Institute of Vision Research, Department of Ophthalmology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
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