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Tuesday 19th September 2017

Swine flu may double risk for type 1 diabetes

Norwegians aged 30 years or younger infected with the H1N1 influenza virus during the pandemic were twice as likely to develop type 1 diabetes vs. the general population, according to findings presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes Annual Meeting. “Our findings support a suggested role of respiratory infections in the etiology of type 1 diabetes,” Paz Lopez-Doriga Ruiz...

Sodium intake may interact with genetics to increase latent autoimmune diabetes risk

Increased sodium intake is associated with risks for type 2 diabetes and latent autoimmune diabetes in adults, particularly in adult carriers of the high-risk human leukocyte antigen genotypes, study data show. “High dietary salt intake is a well-known risk factor for some chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease,” Bahareh Rasouli, PhD, of the unit of epidemiology, Institute of Envir...

Diabetic retinopathy may help screen for CKD progression risk

The risk for chronic kidney disease progression is relatively high in the United States, and the presence of diabetic retinopathy may be a valuable screening tool for adults with diabetes to determine those at high risk for progression, study data show. Meda E. Pavkov, MD, PhD, of the division for diabetes translation of the CDC, and colleagues evaluated data from the National Health and Nut...

Bariatric surgery improves retinal microvasculature in obesity

Adults with obesity who underwent Roux-en-Y gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy exhibited improvements to the vascular structure of the retina in the 6 months after surgery, study data show.Retinal microvasculature changes reflect damage from obesity, hypertension, diabetes and other chronic diseases, and the effect of weight loss induced by bariatric surgery on eye health are relatively unknown,...

Monday 18th September 2017

Surgeons address need for payment strategy for drop therapy alternative

Today, most patients undergoing cataract surgery must self-administer multiple eye drops pre- and postoperatively. Surgeons often prescribe an antibiotic, a steroid and an NSAID to prevent infection and inflammation after cataract surgery. According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the National Eye Institute, CMS will fund more than 38 million cataract surgeries over the next decade. Projec...

In patients with RA who fail one TNFi, risk of serious infection is similar between rituximab, second TNFi treatment

Ophthalmic diffuse large B-cell lymphoma survival affected by different factors

Several factors, including increased age and location, can influence overall survival rates in patients with ophthalmic diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, according to a study.Researchers evaluated the November 2016 submission of the National Cancer Institute’s Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database for patients diagnosed with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) from Jan. 1, 1973, to...

IRIS: Pioglitazone prevents secondary CV events in high-risk patients

Nondiabetic, insulin-resistant patients at elevated risk for stroke or MI derive a greater benefit from pioglitazone compared with those at lower risk, but fracture risk is also higher, according to a secondary analysis of data from the IRIS trial. Walter N. Kernan, MD, professor of medicine at Yale School of Medicine, and colleagues enrolled 3,876 participants (mean age, 63 years) with qual...

Five important news items about psoriatic arthritis

Healio.com Rheumatology features five news items about psoriatic arthritis. More coverage can be found by clicking here. Study: Poor sleep quality is a feature of psoriatic disease

Low-normal thyroid function increases life expectancy vs. high-normal function

In comparison to individuals with high-normal thyroid function, those with low-normal thyroid function lived up to 3.5 years longer overall and up to 3.1 years longer without CVD, according to findings published in JAMA Internal Medicine.“Variations in thyroid function within reference ranges are associated with an increased risk of CVD and mortality,” Arjola Bano, MD, MSc, DSc, from the depar...

Study explores malignant neoplasm risk among patients with RA treated with bDMARDs

There was no substantial difference in the overall risk of cancer among patients with rheumatoid arthritis treated with tumor necrosis factor inhibitors as the first or second biological disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs, tocilizumab, abatacept or rituximab and those who were biologic drug-naïve and treated with disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs or conventional synthetic disease-modifying...

‘Lead from where you stand:’ establishing women physician leaders

Women in medicine need to amplify one another, find their “posse,” request coaches and sponsors and craft their own legacy statements, according to an expert speaking during an AMA webinar in honor of Women in Medicine Month.“Lead from where you stand, whether it be pediatricians addressing vaccination or emergency medicine physicians talking about disaster preparedness in a hurricane. Speak...

Twice-daily aspirin may confer CV benefit in type 2 diabetes

Patients with type 2 diabetes but without existing cardiovascular disease experienced a time-dependent increase in platelet aggregation in the 24 hours after once-daily aspirin therapy, suggesting that a twice-daily aspirin regimen could provide CV benefit, study data show.“The antiplatelet effects of aspirin do not last for the standard 24-hour dosing interval, and patients with type 2 diabetes...

Romosozumab followed by denosumab decreases fracture risk in postmenopausal women

The risks for new vertebral, clinical and nonvertebral fractures were reduced and bone mineral density increased in postmenopausal women assigned romosozumab followed by denosumab, according to results from the FRAME extension study presented at the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research Annual Meeting.In the original FRAME study, 7,180 postmenopausal women were assigned to receive subcuta...

HbA1c levels, diabetes duration linked to fracture risk

Adults with type 2 diabetes and obesity are at increased risk for any fracture, major osteoporotic fractures and hip fractures with longer duration of diabetes and higher HbA1c levels vs. those with shorter duration and lower levels, study data show. Anna Nilsson, MD, assistant professor at the Institute of Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy, Gothenburg University in Sweden, and colleagues evalua...

AADE: Telehealth should be included in Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program

The American Association of Diabetes Educators outlined several recommendations for a CMS proposal to include the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program in the 2018 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, including the addition of telehealth and other online platforms as a covered service that is interchangeable with in-person delivery.In public comments issued this week, AADE also suggested revisions to M...

Ophthalmology organizations create hurricane relief fund

In the wake of three devastating hurricanes, the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology are establishing a hurricane relief fund to help those in affected areas get services they need, according to a press release.The two organizations are asking their members to donate to the fund, which will go to Americares, a nonprofit disaster relief organization.

The Balancing Act of Managing Spondyloarthropathies

Clinicians treating patients with spondyloarthropathies are required to walk many tightropes. One is the prevention of infections while treating patients with immunosuppressive drugs. Another is determining where clinical manifestations of spondyloarthritis end and the adverse event profile of the medication begins. Another is deciding when mainstay therapies, like tumor necrosis factor inhibitors...

Spondyloarthritis, HIV and the Lessons of History

The history of the construct of spondyloarthritis as it evolved from ankylosing spondylitis from the late 19th century until now is remarkable to me. Why? Because it represents a culmination of careful observation by many who separated the disorder from the myriad of etiologies of structural and inflammatory back pain, combined these observations with careful epidemiology, took advantage of advanc...

Sunday 17th September 2017

WHO drafts global exercise action plan

WHO has released a draft of the Global Action Plan on Physical Activity for 2018 to 2030 to address the many health concerns associated with inactivity, according to a press release from the organization. The draft is currently available for public comment. Physical activity is one behavioral risk factor that can help prevent noncommunicable diseases, such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes; ho...

Five glaucoma headlines you might have missed

Recent advancements in glaucoma include a new European clinical trial and a CPT code for a popular IOP-lowering treatment. Here are five recent glaucoma-related stories you might have missed:

Saturday 16th September 2017

Gene therapy via skin could treat obesity, type 2 diabetes

In a proof-of-concept study, gene therapy administered through skin transplants showed promise as an avenue for treating type 2 diabetes and obesity, according to a press release from the University of Chicago. Xiaoyang Wu, MD, assistant professor in the Ben May Department for Cancer Research at the University of Chicago, and colleagues modified the gene for GLP1, which stimulates insu...

ASCRS Foundation Chang Humanitarian Award to recognize charitable eye care

The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Foundation has announced the creation of the ASCRS Foundation Chang Humanitarian Award, which will annually recognize an individual, team or organization doing charitable eye care focusing on cataract blindness, according to a press release.Endowed by David F. Chang, MD, and his wife, Victoria, the award includes a $50,000 prize that will be ...

Friday 15th September 2017

Zeiss launches Clarus 500 ultra-widefield imaging system

Carl Zeiss Meditec has launched the Clarus 500 ultra-widefield fundus imaging system, the company announced in a press release.The Clarus 500 combines true color with high-resolution clarity down to 7 µm in an ultra-widefield view from the macula to the far periphery, the release said.

Novelion posts $21.4 million quarterly loss

Novelion Therapeutics reported a GAAP net loss of $21.4 million in the second quarter of 2017 compared with a GAAP net loss of $5.1 million in the second quarter of 2016, according to a press release.Research and development costs were $10.8 million in 2017’s second quarter compared with $2.9 million in 2016, while total operating expenses increased from $7.4 million in the second quarter of 201...


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