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Amniotic membrane transplantation adds to benefits of antibiotics in bacterial keratitis

July 20, 2017

The combination of amniotic membrane transplantation and antibiotic therapy leads to significantly better results than antibiotic therapy alone in eyes with bacterial keratitis, according to a study.

At Farabi Eye Hospital in Tehran, Iran, 49 eyes of 49 patients were treated with routine antibiotic therapy in combination with amniotic membrane transplantation, while 50 eyes of 50 patients received antibiotic therapy alone. Freshly prepared cefazolin 50 mg/mL and amikacin 14 mg/mL eye drops were administered every 2 hours in the first 3 days, followed by administration at the same interval during waking time only. Topical betamethasone 0.1% was also used four times a day and tapered over a 3- to 4-week period for all patients.

Variety of treatment options exist for Sen. John McCain’s glioblastoma diagnosis

July 20, 2017
Senator John McCain (R-AZ) may choose from a variety of treatment options following the removal of a glioblastoma associated with a blood clot above his left eye. About…

Race not a factor for post-PCI mortality at VA hospitals

July 20, 2017
A new study highlights no independent association between race and 1-year mortality among patients undergoing PCI at VA hospitals. The large study focused on 42,391…

FDA awards $30 million to improve food safety, reduce foodborne illness

July 20, 2017
The FDA has awarded $30.9 million to 43 states to support multiyear plans for produce safety systems, education, outreach and technical assistance to prevent foodborne…
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Patients with sunburn presenting to ED associated with certain characteristics

July 20, 2017
Patients visiting EDs or urgent care clinics for sunburn treatment were associated with characteristics including psychiatric illness, alcohol use and homelessness…
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Integrating New Options Into Guideline-Directed Management of Heart Failure with Reduced Ejection Fraction

This activity is supported by educational funding provided by Amgen, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation and St. Jude Medical, Inc.

Heart failure (HF) is a chronic condition that requires long-term commitment on the part of the patient in adhering to…
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Concussion Policy and Law: Primacy or Subservience for the Athletic Trainer?

Athletic Training and Sports Health Care, July/August 2017, Volume 9 Issue 4
Legal mandates consistent with up-to-date scientific understanding are necessary for successful enforcement of…
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VIDEO: LATITUDE, STAMPEDE trials provide ‘practice-changing’ findings in prostate cancer

July 15, 2017
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