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PCI process measures may not correlate with 30-day mortality

December 19, 2014

CHICAGO — Hospital performance measures for PCI processes failed to demonstrate an association with 30-day risk-standardized mortality rates, according to report findings presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions.

Philip W. Chui, MD, and colleagues conducted a study to describe current performance on PCI process and outcomes measures; to examine whether hospitals that perform well on process measures also perform well on 30-day risk-standardized mortality rates; and to calculate the explained variance and correlation between hospital performance on PCI process measures and 30-day risk-standardized mortality rates.

ImmunID to conduct predictive study of ipilimumab in patients with metastatic melanoma

December 19, 2014
ImmunID announced recently that French regulatory bodies have authorized a study to measure the predictive value of immune profiles in response to Yervoy as treatment…
In the Journals

Nonenhanced neck CT may detect diffuse thyroid disease

December 19, 2014
Nonenhanced CT images are effective for differentiating diffuse thyroid disease from normal thyroid, according to recent findings published in the International Journal
In the Journals

Latanoprost may preserve visual field in patients with glaucoma

December 19, 2014
The IOP-lowering drug, Xalatan, may be capable of preserving visual field in patients with open-angle glaucoma, according to results from a randomized, triple-masked…
Richard Pazdur, MD FDA approvals

FDA approves Lynparza, companion diagnostic for advanced ovarian cancer

December 19, 2014
The FDA today approved olaparib for heavily pretreated women with advanced ovarian cancer associated with BRCA mutations.The approval also included a companion…
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Postoperative Inflammation and Pain

Postoperative Ocular Inflammation and Pain: Achieving a Clear Consensus on Prevention and Treatment

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Alcon Research, LTD.

The pain and inflammation associated with cataract surgery remain significant challenges for the ophthalmic surgeon and…
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Choroidal Melanoma in Children: Be Aware of Risks

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, Volume -2147483648
Online Only, December 12, 2014
The authors describe a case of choroidal melanoma in a 13-year-old girl treated with plaque brachytherapy. Uveal…
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VIDEO: Vitreoretinal surgery update for the anterior segment surgeon

December 19, 2014
NEW YORK — John W. Kitchens, MD, discusses misconceptions people have about retina surgery at OSN New York.
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