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Thursday 15th February 2018

Should — and could — uterine transplantation be an option for transgender women?

Click here to read the Cover Story, "For transgender patients and providers, fertility preservation options bring choices, concerns."LGBT rights in Sweden have been regarded as some of the most progressive in Europe. In 2013, a previously valid requirement of sterilization for legalization of gender change was ruled unconstitutional in court. Prior to that, we could not research whether something ...

For transgender patients and providers, fertility preservation options bring choices, concerns

Transgender patients visiting an endocrinologist to discuss the initiation of cross-sex hormone therapy are doing so during a period of newly increased awareness and advocacy. Today, gender incongruence is no longer considered a mental health disorder, and professional societies have outlined standards of care for transgender individuals that support increased access to gender-affirming HT.But as ...

FDA safety warning: Patients, caregivers withdrawing insulin from pens

If you have been in practice long enough, you have likely seen patients make dosing errors because they misunderstood something. Some are understandable, others may be surprising. For instance, would you suspect that a patient or caregiver would intentionally use a syringe to withdraw insulin from an insulin pen and then administer a dose from that syringe?The practice may seem counterintuitive in...

Mavrilimumab well tolerated among patients with RA

Gerd R. BurmesterMavrilimumab treatment for more than 3 years maintained response and was well-tolerated among patients with rheumatoid arthritis, with no increase in the prevalence of associated adverse effects, according to findings published in Arthritis and Rheumatology.“Mavrilimumab is a human monoclonal antibody that blocks the granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) rece...

Wednesday 14th February 2018

Omega-3 fatty acid may suppress noninflammatory pain in RA

Recently published data revealed an inverse association between omega-3 fatty acid and unacceptable and refractory pain among patients with rheumatoid arthritis, which may play a role in pain suppression.Additionally, researchers also found a direct association between the ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids and unacceptable and refractory pain among patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Neither...

Early results with hyperopic SMILE show promise

BELGRADE, Serbia — Early results with hyperopic ReLEx small incision lenticule extraction, presented at the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons winter meeting, seem promising, according to one of the multicenter study investigators.“Hyperopic correction of the cornea is more challenging than myopia; therefore, it took a few years for SMILE to get ready for this. Results are ve...

DACA: Losing one ‘dreamer’ in medical school ‘can have a huge impact’ on patient care

Mark G. KuczewskiAs the government debates immigration and the fate of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, medical schools envision the possible implications for students who are protected from deportation and allowed to work despite arriving in the United States as undocumented immigrants.In the wake of a second ruling against ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) progr...

DMEK does not alter corneal biomechanics

BELGRADE, Serbia — Unlike Descemet’s stripping endothelial keratoplasty, Descemet’s membrane endothelial keratoplasty does not alter the biomechanical properties of the cornea, according to a study presented here at the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons winter meeting.“DSEK transplants additional stromal tissue in the eye, while in DMEK there is a 1:1 replacement. This b...

Topline data suggest bioactivity for carotuximab in refractory wet AMD

Topline results from a phase 1/2 study of DE-122 suggest bioactivity of the agent in cases of refractory wet age-related macular degeneration, according to a press release from Santen.The data were presented at Angiogenesis, Exudation, and Degeneration 2018 hosted by Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami.The open-label, dose-escalation, sequential-cohort study assessed the safety, tolerability and ...

VIDEO: Aerie ramps up marketing for Rhopressa

SAN FRANCISCO ― At the Glaucoma 360: New Horizons Forum, Tom Mitro, president and chief operating officer of Aerie Pharmaceuticals, discusses the build-out the company is performing to ramp up for the commercial launch of Rhopressa for the treatment of glaucoma and gives an update on clinical trials of Roclatan.

Yoga decreases anti-inflammatory adipokine in metabolic syndrome, high BP

Patients with metabolic syndrome and high-normal BP who participated in 1 year of yoga training had increased anti-inflammatory adipokine and decreased proinflammatory adipokines compared with nonparticipants, according to a study published in the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports.“These findings help to reveal the response of adipokines to long-term yoga exercise, which under...

Patients with PsA, psoriasis undertreated for CVD risk factors

A large number of patients with psoriatic arthritis and psoriasis are underdiagnosed and go without necessary treatment for hypertension and dyslipidemia, according to findings published in the Journal of Rheumatology.“This is one of the largest studies that evaluated gaps in care of cardiovascular risk factors in psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis,” Lihi Eder, MD, PhD, of Women’s College Hos...

Tuesday 13th February 2018

Cutoff values for symptom state acceptability vary widely in patients with OA

Patient Acceptable Symptom State values do not appear consistent across dimensions and rheumatic conditions, suggesting that their use among patients with osteoarthritis and other rheumatic diseases may not be justifiable, according to findings published in the Journal of Rheumatology.“This is the first study that examined and confirmed the robustness of the patient acceptable symptom state (PAS...

Low-energy femtosecond laser-assisted IOL fragmentation shows feasibility

BELGRADE, Serbia — Femtosecond laser-assisted IOL fragmentation using low energy parameters showed feasibility in a study presented at the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons winter meeting.“There have been previous case reports, but the use of high energy and small spot produced excessive cavitation gas bubbles and production of toxic elements. Our purpose was to optimize ene...

Purdue Pharma ceases promotion of OxyContin to doctors

Purdue Pharma, the manufacturer of OxyContin, will stop promoting the drug to doctors, USA Today reported. The move comes in the wake of numerous lawsuits charging that the drug company is a major contributor to the national opioid epidemic.Purdue reportedly released a statement on Feb. 10 that it would no longer send sales representatives to market the opioid painkiller at doctor’s offices, and...

VIDEO: nGoggle allows assessment of brain function using virtual reality

SAN FRANCISCO ― At the Glaucoma 360: New Horizons Forum, Felipe Medeiros, MD, PhD, professor of ophthalmology at Duke University, discusses the development of the nGoggle, a device that merges virtual reality goggle technology with electroencephalogram technology to help assess visual function.

Bispecific antibody targets VEGF-A, angiopoietin-2 in DME

Jason EhrlichThe bispecific monoclonal antibody RG7716, which binds to and inactivates both VEGF-A and angiopoietin-2, met its primary endpoint of significant improvement in best corrected visual acuity compared with ranibizumab treatment in a phase 2 study of patients with diabetic macular edema, according to a news release from Genentech, a member of the Roche group.Results from the BOULEVARD st...

Epratuzumab efficacious in patients with SLE-associated Sjögren's syndrome

Jacques-Eric GottenbergEpratuzumab improved systemic lupus erythematosus disease activity among patients with associated Sjögren's syndrome, an effect not seen among patients without an associated diagnosis of Sjögren's syndrome.The study was a post-hoc analysis of two identical phase 3, randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind, multicenter trials —EMBODY 1 and 2 — which evaluated the ef...

Monday 12th February 2018

VIDEO: New class of therapies may offer neuroprotection, pressure lowering

SAN FRANCISCO ― At the Glaucoma 360: New Horizons Forum, Jeffrey L. Goldberg, MD, PhD, professor and chair of ophthalmology at the Byers Eye Institute at Stanford University, discusses new glaucoma therapies that show promise to not only lower IOP but also provide neuroprotection.

Health care largely ‘wins’ in latest budget deal, analysts, medical societies say

Health care policy analysts and medical societies are applauding the budget agreement signed last week by President Donald Trump, citing financial support in several critical areas.“The recent compromise budget bill is largely a win for physicians and health care more broadly,” Philip A. Verhoef, PhD, MD, FAAP, FACP, assistant professor of medicine and pediatrics, University of Chicago, told H...

FDA approves Dexycu to treat cataract surgery inflammation

Icon Bioscience reported the FDA approved its new drug application for Dexycu, a dropless therapeutic designed to treat inflammation associated with cataract surgery.The current standard treatment after cataract surgery is self-administered medicated eye drops, several times a day over several weeks. The Dexycu (dexamethasone intraocular suspension) treatment is applied as a single injection at th...

IBD patients with uveitis show distinct microbiome signature, suggesting gut-eye axis

Faazil KassamPatients with inflammatory bowel disease who develop uveitis, a common extra-intestinal manifestation of IBD affecting the eye, showed a unique gut microbiome signature compared with IBD patients without uveitis, according to new research presented at the American Uveitis Society Meeting.Investigators said they believe this is the first study to link the gut microbiome with a disease ...

Beginner surgeons can experience good results with DMEK

BELGRADE, Serbia — A multicenter study on Descemet’s membrane endothelial keratoplasty showed that results improve with experience, but beginner surgeons can also achieve good clinical outcomes.“Up to now, we only had single-center studies on DMEK. We set up the first multicenter study, including the data from 55 surgeons in 33 countries and comparing the results of beginners and experienced...

For healthy bones, adopt an overall healthy diet

The body’s bone health needs differ during one’s lifetime, which means the optimal amount of some nutrients may change accordingly. Although many nutrients in supplement form have been touted for bone health, research on these supplements has largely been inconclusive.According to Jeri W. Nieves, PhD, associate professor of clinical epidemiology at Columbia University and Helen Hayes Hospital,...

Vitesse technology looks promising for anterior segment surgeons

I was in my residency in 1970 when the pioneering work on mechanical vitrectomy was done by Robert Machemer, MD. It was quickly learned that piston-like guillotine cutters were safer with less traction on the retina than rotary cutters. I started with the Ocutome, which required a separate machine as the phacoemulsification machines of that day did not have vitrectors incorporated into them. Fortu...


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