Half-dose photodynamic therapy appears to be more effective than micropulse laser for treating chronic central serous chorioretinopathy, yielding significantly higher rates of complete resolution of subretinal fluid and functional improvement, according to a study.
An anterior chamber intracameral dexamethasone drug-delivery suspension (IBI-10090) at concentrations of 342 and 517 μg is safe and effective in treating postoperative inflammation in patients undergoing cataract surgery, according to a study. In addition, IBI-10090 may replace corticosteroid drop installation in these patients.
A number of clinical tumour and treatment parameters, most of which are shown to reflect initial tumour size, appear to contribute to the regression of choroidal melanoma after brachytherapy, a recent study has shown.
Intravitreous injections of antivascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) drugs result in small but statistically significant decrease in intraocular pressure (IOP) over time, a recent database study has shown. Overall, 2.6 percent of eyes have a sustained clinically significant IOP rise compared with 1.5 percent in the fellow untreated eyes, but such an increase is not observed with aflibercept.
Treatment with oral thrombopoietin receptor agonist eltrombopag leads to similar platelet counts in patients with chronic immune thrombocytopaenia (cITP) and persistent (per)ITP, according to the results of phase III (EXTEND) and IV studies presented at the 23rd Congress of the European Hematology Association (EHA 2018) held in Stockholm, Sweden.
Lonely people were twice as likely to die from any cause than people who did not feel lonely, according to a study based on a national survey presented at the recent EuroHeartCare 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. Also, loneliness is associated with poorer patient-reported outcomes in terms of mental and physical health in patients with heart disease.
A treatment regimen combining daratumumab plus bortezomib, melphalan and prednisone markedly extends progression-free survival in patients with multiple myeloma, inducing deep responses and demonstrating acceptable tolerability regardless of baseline renal function, according to the results of the phase III ALCYONE study.
Segmentectomy and lobectomy confer similar overall survival (OS) and lung cancer-specific survival (LCSS) among patients with primary nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC) of ≤20 mm without lymph node or distant metastasis, a recent study has shown.