• Evaluate hemorrhages, microaneurysm with UWFI to determine DR progression risk

    4 monthes ago - By Healio

    More peripheral and total microaneurysms were associated with increased diabetic retinopathy progression over 4 years in patients with mild to moderate nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy at baseline, according to research presented at the Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology annual meeting.“Automation of microaneurysm localization and counting holds promise for future rapid and large-scale assessment of these parameters from ultra-widefield images in clinical, research and screening programs,” Paolo S. Silva, MD, said in an interview with Primary Care Optometry News.
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  • Elevated stroke myocardial infarction risks found for patients with ANCA-associated vasculitis

    4 monthes ago - By Healio

    MADRID - ANCA-associated vasculitis demonstrated a significant association with stroke risk and a trend toward myocardial infarction, according to findings presented at the EULAR Annual Congress.Gregory Pugnet, MD, of the Service de Medecine Interne, CHU Toulouse Purpan, in France, and colleagues aimed to investigate these risks and whether there was an associated increase in mortality. They compared outcomes in patients with granulomatosis with polyangiitis and microscopic polyangiitis to those reported in the general French population.
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