Impact of Baseline Central Retinal Thickness on Outcomes in the VIVID-DME and VISTA-DME Studies.
Impact of Baseline Central Retinal Thickness on Outcomes in the VIVID-DME and VISTA-DME Studies. J Ophthalmol. 2018;2018:3640135 Authors: Midena E, Gillies M, Katz TA, Metzig C, Lu C, Ogura Y Abstract Purpose: To report the impact of baseline central retinal thickness (CRT) on outcomes in patients with diabetic macular edema (DME) in VIVID-DME and VISTA-DME. Methods: Post hoc analyses of two randomized controlled trials in which 862 DME patients were randomized 1 : 1 : 1 to treatment with intravitreal aflibercept 2.0 mg every 4 weeks (2q4), intravitreal aflibercept 2.0 mg every 8 weeks after five initial monthly doses (2q8), or macular laser photocoagulation at baseline and as needed. We compared visual and anatomical outcomes in subgroups of patients with baseline CRT
This study examined whether ACE exposure among individuals living in rural areas of the United States is associated with adult activity limitations, self-reported general poor health status, chronic diseases, and poor mental health. Data from the 2011 and 2012 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) (N=79,810) from nine states were used to calculate the prevalence of ACEs in rural and urban areas. ACE scores were determined by summing 11 survey items. Multiple logistic regression was used to examine the association between ACE scores and health outcomes, including self-reported general health status, chronic dis...
Conclusion: Activation of the hepatocellular 5-HT system plays a crucial role in inducing diabetes-related hepatic dysfunction and is a potential therapeutic target.Cell Physiol Biochem 2018;48:2409 –2428
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Which factors may play a prognostic role in the risk for cardiovascular disease among survivors of thyroid cancer?Journal of Clinical Endocrinology &Metabolism
ConclusionsAntimicrobial-resistant bacterial pathogens are posing a serious threat to diabetic patients with COBSIs by causing a higher risk of mortality.
ConclusionOverall, the rate of uptake of long-acting insulins has increased nationally. Uptake varied widely between provinces and is likely associated with differential cost increases across public-payers in Canada.
ConclusionsSuccessful implementation of a standardized pre-printed protocol for DKA management significantly improved best practices for DKA management and was valued by treating clinicians.
ConclusionsIn summary, this quality-improvement intervention was able to improve patient-centred care and clinic efficiency through the use of advance-care planning as evaluated by appointment attendance data and patient satisfaction surveys.RésuméObjectifsLa chirurgie bariatrique s'est avérée un traitement durable de l'obésité grave. Toutefois, les taux élevés d'absence et l'engagement des patients au cours de la période postopératoire posent problème. La présente étude qui porte sur les périodes préopératoire e...