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Thursday, February 15, 2018 | Medical Studies, Retina, Diabetes

Anti-VEGF Agents Improve Vision Despite Ongoing Diabetic Macular Edema

In patients with diabetic macular edema (DME), aflibercept and ranibizumab are more effective than bevacizumab in preventing disease persistence, but each drug can lead to substantial gains in vision,…

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Friday, December 22, 2017 | Medical Studies, Diabetes

Early-Onset Type 2 Diabetes 'Not a Benign Condition'

Younger adults who were newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes were more likely to have cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors  --  such as severe obesity, hyperlipidemia, low-grade inflamm…

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017 | Medical Studies, Diabetes

Artificial Intelligence Eyed as Diabetic Retinopathy Screen

A computing system using artificial intelligence is highly accurate in identifying people with diabetes who have diabetic retinopathy and related eye diseases and need to be referred for further care,…

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Friday, September 29, 2017 | Medical Studies, Retina, Diabetes

Low LDL Target Resulted in No Clinical Gain in Non-CAD Diabetes: EMPATHY

Cardiovascular risk did not drop significantly over 3 years with intensive statin therapy, compared with a standard statin regimen, in a randomized trial that entered only dyslipidemic patients with d…

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Friday, September 22, 2017 | Medical Studies, Diabetes

J-DOIT3: 'Aim for Near-Normal Metabolic Parameters' in Diabetes

Intensive control of blood pressure, glucose, and lipids benefits patients with type 2 diabetes, the long-awaited, large Japan Diabetes Optimal Integrated Treatment Study for 3 Major Risk Factors of C…

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017 | Medical Studies, , Diabetes

OCT Screening Cost-Effective for Diabetic Retinopathy

The use of optical coherence tomography (OCT) to screen everyone with diabetes for retinopathy appears to be a relatively inexpensive way to preserve the quality of life of these patients, results fro…

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Thursday, June 29, 2017 | Clinical Trials, Aerpio Therapeutics, Diabetes

Aerpio Announces Initiation of Patient Dosing in the TIME-2b Study, a Phase 2b Clinical Trial of AKB-9778 in Patients with DR

Aerpio Pharmaceuticals announced the initiation of patient dosing in the company’s TIME-2b study, a phase 2b clinical trial designed to assess the efficacy and safety of Aerpio’s lead cand…

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Thursday, April 20, 2017 | Medical Studies, Retina, Diabetes

IBM Machine Vision Technology Advances Early Detection of Diabetic Eye Disease Using Deep Learning

IBM this week released the results of new research using deep learning and visual analytics technology to advance early detection of diabetic retinopathy (DR). The results, which classify the degree o…

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Thursday, April 20, 2017 | Medical Studies, Diabetes

Targeted Retinopathy Screening Proposed in Type 1 Diabetes

A data-based model for individualizing retinopathy screening schedules for patients with type 1 diabetes could significantly reduce the frequency of eye exams without delaying the diagnosis of sight-t…

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Thursday, February 23, 2017 | Medical Studies, Diabetes

First ADA Guidance on Diabetic Retinopathy in 15 Years

A new retinopathy position statement from the American Diabetes Association (ADA) reflects the "dramatic" improvements in both assessment and treatment in the 15 years since ADA's last g…

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