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Cheryl Guttman Krader
Cheryl Guttman Krader is a contributor to Dermatology Times, Ophthalmology Times, and Urology Times.
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Innovative IOL breaks new ground in presbyopia-correcting implant technology
Innovative IOL breaks new ground in presbyopia-correcting implant technology
A new presbyopia-correcting IOL has a novel optic combining two complementary diffractive technologies. Results from bench and clinical testing show it provides a full range of continuous, high-quality vision, minimizes dysphotopsias, and may be more tolerant to refractive errors than multifocal IOLs.
DHEA levels may predict response to advanced PCa agent
Results of a phase II study from the Prostate Cancer Clinical Trials Consortium show that abiraterone acetate (ZYTIGA) has modest clinical activity in men with progressive metastatic castrate-resistant prostate cancer previously treated with ketoconazole.
ADT overuse remains a problem among some urologists
Inappropriate use of a gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist for androgen deprivation therapy of localized prostate cancer fell dramatically following implementation of reimbursement cuts mandated by the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003, but overuse remains problematic, according to research presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting in Chicago.
Bleach-based gel wash may improve severe atopic dermatitis
Positive results of an open-label, multicenter trial support the use of a gel body wash containing 0.006 percent sodium hypochlorite (CLn Body Wash, Top MD Skin Care) as an adjunct in the management of atopic dermatitis (AD), according to researchers who presented their findings at the 2014 annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology.
New guidelines aim to improve acne patient care
New guidelines aim to improve acne patient care
Guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric acne developed by the American Acne Rosacea Society (AARS) and endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) provide the AAP with its first-ever evidence-based guidelines for the management of this very common pediatric condition.
New parameter aims to improve visual field sensitivity testing
Point-wise visual field sensitivity analysis can be improved by incorporating an overall visit effect into the data analysis, according to a study by researchers from the Rotterdam Eye Institute.
ACP issues recommendations on diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea
Obstructive sleep apnea is a relatively common disorder, especially among adults older than 60 years of age, and its prevalence is rising due to the growing epidemic of obesity. Here are the ACP's recommendations for diagnosis.
New double C-loop haptics improve stability for novel trifocal IOL technology
A new trifocal IOL with double C-loop haptics (Micro F FineVision, PhysIOL) delivers excellent outcomes based on the benefits of its optic features and haptics.
Examining relationship between IOP, sleep patterns using contact lens sensor
IOP patterns derived from measurements obtained with a non-invasive contact lens sensor (CLS; Triggerfish, Sensimed AG) correlate well with polysomnographic recordings of rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, according to research presented by Kaweh Mansouri, MD, and Tarek Shaarawy, MD.
Study: Androgen inhibitor reduces death risk by 27%
Study: Androgen inhibitor reduces death risk by 27%
Presentations of phase III data at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting in Chicago further support the conclusion that the oral androgen receptor inhibitor enzalutamide (XTANDI) addresses an unmet therapeutic need for metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer in the pre-chemotherapy setting.