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1. WO1992018843 - METHOD FOR DETECTING AQUEOUS FLARE AND CMV RETINITIS IN HIV PATIENTS

Publication Number WO/1992/018843
Publication Date 29.10.1992
International Application No. PCT/US1992/003162
International Filing Date 17.04.1992
Chapter 2 Demand Filed 20.10.1992
IPC
A61B 3/10 2006.1
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
3Apparatus for testing the eyes; Instruments for examining the eyes
10Objective types, i.e. instruments for examining the eyes independent of the patients perceptions or reactions
A61B 5/117 2006.1
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
5Measuring for diagnostic purposes; Identification of persons
117Identification of persons
CPC
A61B 3/10
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
3Apparatus for testing the eyes; Instruments for examining the eyes
10Objective types, i.e. instruments for examining the eyes independent of the patients' perceptions or reactions
A61B 5/1455
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
5Measuring for diagnostic purposes
145Measuring characteristics of blood in vivo, e.g. gas concentration, pH value; ; Measuring characteristics of body fluids or tissues, e.g. interstitial fluid, cerebral tissue
1455using optical sensors, e.g. spectral photometrical oximeters
Applicants
  • THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, as represented by THE SECRETARY, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES [US]/[US]
Inventors
  • NUSSENBLATT, Robert, B.
  • BELFORT, Rubens, Jr.
  • DE SMET, Marc
Agents
  • PRICE, Robert, L.
Priority Data
686,82718.04.1991US
Publication Language English (en)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) METHOD FOR DETECTING AQUEOUS FLARE AND CMV RETINITIS IN HIV PATIENTS
(FR) PROCEDE DE DETECTION D'ERYTHEME AQUEUX ET DE RETINITE DUE AU CMV CHEZ DES PATIENTS ATTEINTS DU VIH
Abstract
(EN) The present invention relates to a method for the early detection of retinitis in the back of the eye of a patient. More particularly, the invention relates to a method for detecting CMV retinitis in HIV patients through the use of aqueous flare measurements. The method according to the invention relates to a direct diagnostic procedure which is a non-invasive method for the early detection of retinitis, such as CMV retinitis. The detection of an increased flare, i.e. higher protein concentration, in the anterior chamber of the eye can be used as a signal that the patient has a high risk of developing such ocular disorders.
(FR) Procédé de détection précoce de rétinite dans la partie arrière de l'÷il d'un patient. L'invention concerne notamment un procédé de détection de rétinite due au cytomégalovirus chez des patients atteints du VIH par l'utilisation de mesures d'érythèmes aqueux. Le procédé de l'invention a trait à une procédure de diagnostic direct constituée par un procédé non invasif de détection précoce de rétinite, telle que la rétinite due au cytomégalovirus. La détection d'un érythème accru, c'est-à-dire d'une concentration supérieure en protéines, dans la chambre antérieure de l'÷il peut être utilisée comme signal indiquant que le patient présente un risque élevé de développement de tels troubles oculaires.
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