Eye Exams Among Medicare Beneficiaries With Diabetes Eye Exams Among Medicare Beneficiaries With Diabetes

This study indicates that while Medicare covers annual eye exams for beneficiaries with diabetes, only about half are taking advantage of this benefit. Does uptake differ by demographics?Morbidity &Mortality Weekly Report
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology Journal Article Source Type: news

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Authors: Laine MK, Kautiainen H, Gissler M, Pennanen P, Eriksson JG Abstract There is a lack of data about the influence of sunshine hours on the prevalence for gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). The aim of this study was to evaluate whether the prevalence of GDM varied according to hours of daily sunshine during the first trimester. The study cohort (N = 6189) consists of all primiparous women with a Finnish background who delivered between 2009 and 2015 living in Vantaa city, Finland. Data on births and maternal characteristics were obtained from National Health Registers. Data on sunshine hours were obtained f...
Source: International Journal of Circumpolar Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int J Circumpolar Health Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 14 December 2019Source: Trends in Food Science &TechnologyAuthor(s): Elisangela Aparecida Nazario Franco, Ana Sanches-Silva, Regiane Ribeiro-Santos, Nathália Ramos de MeloAbstractBackgroundFiber intake has been associated with a lower risk of developing various chronic diseases such as metabolic diseases (e.g. obesity, diabetes, dyslipidemia). In this line, psyllium presents a high content of soluble fiber, associated with health benefits.Scope and approachThe aim of this review is to evaluate the scientific evidence of psyllium health benefits. The nutritional properties of ps...
Source: Trends in Food Science and Technology - Category: Food Science Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Despite differences between adults with SCI and adults with CVD in several demographic and health-related measures, the overall similarity in PARs for SCI and CVD suggests potential benefits from using effective CVD interventions to address SCI. PMID: 31835014 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Public Health Reports - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research
We describe various retinal image datasets that can be used for deep learning purposes. Applications of deep learning for segmentation of optic disk, optic cup, blood vessels as well as detection of lesions are reviewed. Recent deep learning models for classification of diseases such as age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy are also discussed. Important critical insights and future research directions are given.
Source: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine - Category: Bioinformatics Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 13 December 2019Source: Carbohydrate PolymersAuthor(s): Christian Viezzer, Rafael Mazzuca, Denise Cantarelli Machado, Maria Madalena de Camargo Forte, José Luis Gómez RibellesAbstractFoot ulcers, a common complication of diabetes, can cause physical incapacity and are derived from several factors, including poor wound healing. New therapeutic strategies are needed to minimize this complication for the sake of patients’ health. We therefore developed a new chitosan- polyurethane hydrogel membrane (HPUC) and the test results confirmed that HPUC present low cytotoxicity a...
Source: Carbohydrate Polymers - Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 3 December 2019Source: Sensors and Actuators B: ChemicalAuthor(s): Miguel Aller Pellitero, Sara Santiago-Malagón, Jules Ruiz, Yasmine Alonso, Boris Lakard, Jean-Yves Hihn, Gonzalo Guirado, F. Javier del CampoAbstractElectrochromic materials are becoming increasingly important in analytical devices and applications. Their opto-electronic properties make them particularly useful in the development of electronics-free, self-powered sensors. However, the mass manufacture of such devices is often limited by the need for transparent electrodes and liquid electrolyte systems. The self-pow...
Source: Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
This study is shown that the pH value is an important parameter for binding and the signal received is increased as the concentration increases. Even at low concentrations like 10 μg/mL, signal can be received and it implies that more accurate measurement can be made at clinical concentration values which are higher. In artificial plasma studies, different sensograms are obtained for human serum albumin, immunoglobulin G, and hemoglobin molecules which all could bind to modified chip and the selectivity to the molecules are distinctively differentiated in comparison with HbA1c.
Source: Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
Abstract Diabetes mellitus is a group of heterogeneous disorders commonly presenting with episodes of hyperglycemia and glucose intolerance, as a result of lack of insulin, ineffective insulin action, and/or both. It is our interest to study the effect of ethanolic extract of Trigonella foenum seeds (fenugreek) and Coriandrum sativum leaves (dhaniya) or its combination in alloxan induced diabetes mellitus wistar albino rats. Rats were randomly separated into six groups where group 1 animals received 2% acacia, group 2 animals received alloxan dose of 150 mg/kg, group 3 animals received glibenclamide dose of 0.5 mg...
Source: Bioinformation - Category: Bioinformatics Authors: Tags: Bioinformation Source Type: research
Authors: Abbott KL, Flannery PC, Gill KS, Boothe DM, Dhanasekaran M, Mani S, Pondugula SR Abstract Adverse pharmacokinetic interactions between illicit substances and clinical drugs are of a significant health concern. Illicit substances are taken by healthy individuals as well as by patients with medical conditions such as mental illnesses, acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, diabetes mellitus and cancer. Many individuals that use illicit substances simultaneously take clinical drugs meant for targeted treatment. This concomitant usage can lead to life-threatening pharmacokinetic interactions between illicit subst...
Source: Drug Metabolism Reviews - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Drug Metab Rev Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Hyperbaric oxygen therapy may improve diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema. This therapy may serve as an adjunctive treatment in the management of retinal ischemia and capillary hyperpermeability in diabetic retinopathy. PMID: 31831276 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal Francais d Ophtalmologie - Category: Opthalmology Tags: J Fr Ophtalmol Source Type: research
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