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To evaluate, specifically within the Canadian medical environment, the efficacy, safety and cost-efficacy of ranibizumab administered either as combination therapy (ranibizumab plus laser photocoagulation), or as monotherapy in comparison with the current standard of care (laser photocoagulation monotherapy), in patients with visual impairment due to DME.
Allocation: Randomized, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Diabetic Macular Edema
ranibizumab + laser photocoagulation, ranibizumab, laser photocoagulation
Retina Consultants of Victoria
Not yet recruiting
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:08:54-0400
The purpose is to compare the efficacy of ranibizumab versus additional panretinal photocoagulation on diabetic neovascularization that is persistent despite previous treatment with panret...
This study is designed to confirm the efficacy and safety of ranibizumab (0.5 mg) as adjunctive therapy when added to laser photocoagulation and/or mono-therapy in patients with visual imp...
To investigate the efficacy of laser photocoagulation combined with ranibizumab intravitreal injection in macular edema (ME) secondary to branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO) in long term.
The primary objective of this pilot study is to compare the functional and anatomic outcomes of chronic macular edema secondary to branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO) treated with argon l...
The development or worsening of macular edema following full scatter photocoagulation is a well recognized occurrence. However, there is limited literature in this regard. The purpose of...
To evaluate the effects of gas tamponade combined with laser photocoagulation without vitrectomy in patients with highly myopic foveoschisis.
To evaluate the efficacy and safety between photodynamic therapy (PDT) combined with intravitreal ranibizumab (IVR) and ranibizumab monotherapy in treating wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
Ligands for the proinflammatory C-C chemokine receptor types 2 and 5 (CCR2 and CCR5) are elevated in the eyes of patients with diabetic macular edema (DME). We evaluated the efficacy and safety of PF-...
To describe the frequency and variation of intravitreal bevacizumab (Avastin; Genentech, South San Francisco, CA) and ranibizumab (Lucentis; Genentech, South San Francisco, CA) use for diabetic macula...
To report 3-year results of a randomized single-blind controlled trial of intravitreal ranibizumab combined with oral docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) supplementation versus ranibizumab alone in patients wi...
A technique utilizing a laser coupled to a catheter which is used in the dilatation of occluded blood vessels. This includes laser thermal angioplasty where the laser energy heats up a metal tip, and direct laser angioplasty where the laser energy directly ablates the occlusion. One form of the latter approach uses an EXCIMER LASER which creates microscopically precise cuts without thermal injury. When laser angioplasty is performed in combination with balloon angioplasty it is called laser-assisted balloon angioplasty (ANGIOPLASTY, BALLOON, LASER-ASSISTED).
Techniques using laser energy in combination with a balloon catheter to perform angioplasty. These procedures can take several forms including: 1, laser fiber delivering the energy while the inflated balloon centers the fiber and occludes the blood flow; 2, balloon angioplasty immediately following laser angioplasty; or 3, laser energy transmitted through angioplasty balloons that contain an internal fiber.
A recombinant humanized monoclonal antibody fragment that binds VEGF-A to prevent its binding to VEGFR-1 and VEGFR-2 receptors. This activity reduces vessel permeability and angiogenesis in the treatment of neovascular age-related MACULAR DEGENERATION.
Treatment using irradiation with LASER light of low power intensity so that the effects are not due to heat, as in LASER THERAPY. These non-thermal effects are thought to be mediated by a photochemical reaction that alters CELL MEMBRANE PERMEABILITY, leading to increased mRNA synthesis and CELL PROLIFERATION. Low-level laser therapy has been used for a wide variety of conditions, but most frequently for wound healing and pain control.
Fragmentation of CALCULI, notably urinary or biliary, by LASER.
Diabetes is a lifelong condition that causes a person's blood sugar level to become too high. The two main types of diabetes are: type 1 diabetes type 2 diabetes In the UK, diabetes affects approximately 2.9 million people. There are a...