Psychometric validation of the visual function questionnaire-25 in patients with diabetic macular edema

Conclusions: The VFQ-25 has evidence to support its validity and reliability for measuring HRQoL in DME. However, some operating characteristics of the instrument need further consideration and discussion in the case of DME patients. Further research is therefore warranted in this indication.
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THE INCIDENCE of diabetes saw a sharp rise during the pandemic, particularly among children. The condition, which is too often brushed off as benign, comes with a host of complications including amputation, blindness and death. One vitamin-packed herb, however, could lower blood sugar levels by up to a quarter.
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Conclusions: Type 2 diabetic patients with earlier-grade DR appeared to exhibit more rapid development to the next grade in our study. As these findings show, more frequent fundus color photography follow-up in earlier-grade DR patients is important to slow DR progression and awaken self-perception.
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Presentation Description: Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness in working age adults in the United States. It is challenging to address in both rural and urban underserved settings, which suffer from shortages of eye specialists. This talk will describe the approach taken to address this condition in a medically underserved area (South Los Angeles) by researchers in the Center for Biomedical Informatics at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, using telehealth and machine learning on data from patient electronic health records. Speaker Bio: Omolola Ogunyemi, PhD, FACMI is the Director of ...
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People with macular degeneration, cataracts and diabetes-related eye disease at greater riskMillions of people with eye conditions including age-related macular degeneration, cataracts and diabetes-related eye disease have an increased risk of developing dementia, new research shows.Vision impairment can be one of the first signs of the disease, which is predicted to affect more than 130 million people worldwide by 2050.Continue reading...
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Worldwide, the prevalence of type 2 diabetes is increasing due to an aging population and increasing obesity levels [1]. As a consequence, it is estimated that the prevalence of diabetic retinopathy, a common microvascular complication of diabetes [2], will grow from 126.6 million in 2011 to 191.0 million by 2030 [3,4]. Diabetic retinopathy can cause vision problems including vitreous haemorrhage, retinal detachment, glaucoma and blindness [2]. Regular diabetic retinopathy screening leads to the earlier detection of retinopathy and treatment that can prevent or delay the development of diabetes-related blindness [5].
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Exp Eye Res. 2021 Aug 31;211:108751. doi: 10.1016/j.exer.2021.108751. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTDiabetic retinopathy is a major complication of chronic hyperglycemia and a leading cause of blindness in developed countries. In the present study the interaction between diabetes and retinal clocks was investigated in mice. It was seen that in the db/db mouse - a widely used animal model of diabetic retinopathy - clock function and circadian regulation of gene expression was disturbed in the retina. Remarkably, elimination of clock function by Bmal1-deficiency mitigates the progression of pathophysiology of the diabetic re...
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Curr Diabetes Rev. 2021 Aug 25. doi: 10.2174/1871527320666210825112240. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTMicrovascular complications are responsible for a major proportion of the burden associated with diabetes contributing to substantial morbidity, mortality, and healthcare costs in people with diabetes. Retinopathy, nephropathy, and neuropathy constitute the leading causes of blindness, end-stage renal disease, and lower-extremity amputations, respectively. Since the efficacy of causal therapies of diabetic microvascular complications is limited, especially in type 2 diabetes, there is an unmet need for adjunct treatments w...
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Funding Opportunity RFA-DK-21-503 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to continue to follow the Epidemiology of Diabetes Interventions and Complications (EDIC) cohort through a collaborative cooperative agreement. EDIC is an observational study that was launched at the completion of the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT) trial. The DCCT showed that intensive therapy significantly reduced the risk of diabetes complications compared to conventional therapy. At DCCT completion, all cohort members were taught intensive diabetes therapy. In 199...
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Conclusion: A high max BMI contributed to early hemodialysis initiation independent of diabetes. Furthermore, PDR was associated with a high max BMI and early hemodialysis initiation. These results suggest that weight reduction in young chronic kidney disease patients with obesity may prevent hemodialysis and blindness.Obes Facts
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