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Considerations for opening ophthalmic practice doors during the COVID-19 pandemic

May 16, 2020
As ophthalmology practice owners consider returning to patient care, dealing with new physical concerns, psychological issues and the ramifications…
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Amniotic membrane effective in GVHD-induced dry eye disease

May 16, 2020
In patients with dry eye disease caused by ocular graft-vs.-host disease, Marta Ponce Contreras, MD, and colleagues found cryopreserved amniotic…
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VIDEO: Intracameral cataract surgery treatment bests postop topical steroid regimen

May 16, 2020
In this video perspective from the virtual American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery meeting, Denise Visco, MD, MBA, discusses the study…
In the Journals

Fluoroquinolone use remains target for stewardship despite decrease in inpatient use

May 16, 2020
A decrease in inpatient fluoroquinolone use, particularly in regard to ciprofloxacin, served as the primary driver behind a decrease in overall use…
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VIDEO: New aberrometer provides superior visual results vs. prior iteration

May 16, 2020
In this video perspective from the virtual American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery meeting, Blake Williamson, MD, discusses a study he is…
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VIDEO: KPI-121 shows promising results as first-line dry eye therapy

May 16, 2020
In this video from the virtual American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery meeting, Edward J. Holland, MD, director of cornea services at…

Motus GI receives patent for Pure-Vu’s sensing, suction control

May 16, 2020
Motus GI has receiving a new United States Patent for the sensing technology and suction control on its Pure-Vu System, a device that fits onto the…
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VIDEO: Automated iris registration shows similar results to manual

May 16, 2020
In this video perspective from the virtual American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery meeting, Douglas D. Koch, MD, discusses his study of…

ACC: New module to collect data on CV complications of COVID-19

May 16, 2020
Using the National Cardiovascular Data Registry Chest Pain-MI and CathPCI registries, the American College of Cardiology will begin collecting data…

OneOncology names CEO

May 16, 2020
Jeff Patton, MD, has been named CEO of OneOncology, a national partnership of independent community oncologists. Patton — who will continue as…

Zimmer Biomet releases financial results for the first quarter of 2020

May 16, 2020
Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc. released financial results for the first quarter of 2020 ending on March 31, reporting a decrease in firstquarter net…

Two-year PANORAMA results affirm aflibercept efficacy for nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy

May 15, 2020
Two-year results of the PANORAMA study show consistently better results with intravitreal aflibercept injection vs. sham in moderately severe to…
FDA News

FDA approves ripretinib as fourth-line treatment for GIST

May 15, 2020
The FDA has approved ripretinib tablets for the treatment of advanced gastrointestinal stromal tumor, or GIST, in the fourth-line setting. Ripretinib…
FDA News

FDA approves Rubraca for prostate cancer subset

May 15, 2020
The FDA granted accelerated approval to rucaparib for treatment of men with BRCA-mutated metastatic castration resistant prostate cancer. The…
FDA News

FDA approves immunotherapy combination for first-line treatment of metastatic NSCLC

May 15, 2020
The FDA approved nivolumab plus ipilimumab for first-line treatment of patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer whose tumors express…
Feature

‘This is something new’: Syndrome associated with COVID-19 sickens more kids

May 15, 2020
As of Thursday, New York said it was investigating 110 cases and three deaths among children experiencing a syndrome that has features similar to…
Meeting News

New study questions fasting before cardiac catheterization

May 15, 2020
Patients undergoing cardiac catheterization are generally instructed to follow nothing by mouth, or NPO, before the procedure. A single-center study…

Communities of color experience higher rates of COVID-19-related hospitalizations, deaths

May 15, 2020
COVID-19 has had a “disparate impact” on members of the black and Hispanic/Latinx communities in the United States, according to data…
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Bacterial contaminants found in Juul vaping products

May 15, 2020
Researchers have found that Juul e-cigarette products, particularly tobacco- and menthol-flavored vaping liquids, may be contaminated with microbial…
In the Journals

Higher plasma endothelin-1 levels linked to increased mortality in patients on hemodialysis

May 15, 2020
Patients on maintenance hemodialysis who had higher levels of plasma endothelin-1 had an increased risk for mortality and hospitalization, according…