Pain, Anxiety Represent Barriers to Anti-VEGF Therapies for Costly Eye Conditions
Pain and fear/anxiety were the most common barriers to anti–vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) therapy for neovascular age-related macular degeneration and diabetic macular edema. Another study found that those conditions had a significant impact on patients’ quality of life and Medicare costs.
Posters Provide Evidence on COPD Treatment Considerations, Exacerbation Risk Assessment
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) management should take into account patients’ comorbidities, according to a poster presented at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy Nexus 2021 meeting. Another poster validated the use of the COPD Treatment Ratio as a measure of exacerbation risk.
Study Identifies Alcohol Use as Potential Risk Factor for AMD Subtype
A new study provides genetic evidence that increased alcohol intake may be a causal risk factor for geographic atrophy, a type of advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD), but doctors caution it may be too soon to advise patients about the risk.
Flu Vaccine Could Lower Risk of Ventricular Arrhythmia in Patients With COPD, Study Finds
The influenza vaccination may be associated with lower risks of ventricular arrhythmia in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Investigators Identify Childhood Myopia as Potential Crisis During COVID-19
The increase in childhood myopia during the COVID-19 pandemic represents a potential public health crisis, said authors of a study.
Study Demonstrates Benefits of Community Participation in Patients With COPD
Community participation by individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) resulted in better lung function, improved exercise capacity, and less breathlessness, according to a recent study.
Music May Lessen Need for Anesthesia During Cataract Surgery, Study Finds
A recent study found that hypertensive events and anesthesia use may be reduced when patients listen to music before cataract surgery.
Researchers Discover Link Between Platelet Volume, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
With no single biomarker for systemic lupus erythematosus, investigators wanted to investigate whether there is a connection between mean platelet volume and the disease.
Physical Activity Protects Against NAFLD, Study Suggests
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