Navigation Links
Study shows pine bark improves circulation, swelling and visual acuity in early diabetic retinopathy
Date:12/2/2009

(Dec. 2, 2009) HOBOKEN, NJ According to the National Institute of Health, 40 percent to 45 percent of Americans diagnosed with diabetes already have some stage of diabetic retinopathy. Diabetic retinopathy, damage to the retina caused by leaky blood vessels, is a major cause of blindness in people with diabetes and is one of the most feared diabetic complications. In fact, up to 80 percent of all patients who've had diabetes for 10 years or more will experience some form of diabetic retinopathy.

A recent study published in the Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics reveals Pycnogenol (pic-noj-en-all), an antioxidant plant extract from the bark of the French maritime pine tree, can improve microcirculation, retinal edema and visual acuity in the early stages of diabetic retinopathy.

"Previous research has shown that Pycnogenol may reduce the progressing advanced stages of diabetic retinopathy," said Dr. Robert Steigerwalt, a lead researcher of the study. "While previous studies focused on the latent stages of diabetic retinopathy, the aim of this new study was to show the protective effects of Pycnogenol in the early stages of this growing diabetic complication."

The randomized controlled study, conducted by G D'Annunzio University in Italy, investigated a total of 46 diabetic patients over a period of three months. The Pycnogenol treatment group consisted of 24 patients, with 22 patients placed in a placebo treatment group. Each of the patients had been previously diagnosed with diabetes for at least four years prior to participating in the study and their blood glucose was well controlled by diet and oral anti-diabetic medication. Patients had early stage retinopathy characterized by capillaries in the eye leaking fluid into the retina causing swellings. At this stage only minor bleedings into the retina occur and damage to light-sensing cells may still remain largely reversible.

Subjects were
'/>"/>

Contact: Nikki Snodgrass
nsnodgrass@mww.com
312-640-6732
MWW Group
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Childhood obesity indicates greater risk of school absenteeism, Penn study reveals
2. A study by the MUHC and McGill University opens a new door to understanding cancer
3. Study begins to reveal clues to the cause and progression of sepsis
4. Clones on task serve greater good, evolutionary study shows
5. New study warns limited carbon market puts 20 percent of tropical forest at risk
6. New study examines how rearing environment can alter navigation
7. Study links cat disease to flame retardants in furniture and to pet food
8. New continent and species discovered in Atlantic study
9. Study shows link between alcohol consumption and hiv disease progression
10. Feeling hot, hot, hot: New study suggests ways to control fever-induced seizures
11. Study finds environmental tests help predict hospital-acquired Legionnaires disease risk
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Study shows pine bark improves circulation, swelling and visual acuity in early diabetic retinopathy
(Date:7/24/2014)... on average over a 35 year period in which ... impact of humans on declining animal numbers. This decline ... insects, spiders, crustaceans, slugs and worms bring to our ... decomposition for nutrient cycling, water filtration and human health. ... led by UCL, Stanford and UCSB, focused on the ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... two factors that characterize sustainable university and college ... qualified physics teachers. Specifically, one or more faculty ... in combination with institutional motivation and commitment can ... Engineering and Math (STEM) teacher shortages are especially ... way for institutions seeking to increase the number ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... current biodiversity, the product of 3.5 billion years of ... history of life. But it may be reaching a ... literature and analysis of data published in Science ... loss and decline of animals is contributing to what ... sixth mass biological extinction event. , Since 1500, more ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Invertebrate numbers nearly halve as human population doubles 2Invertebrate numbers nearly halve as human population doubles 3Creating sustainable STEM teacher preparation programs 2Stanford biologist warns of early stages of Earth's 6th mass extinction event 2Stanford biologist warns of early stages of Earth's 6th mass extinction event 3
... Biologists at the University of Pennsylvania studying oocytes in ... have demonstrated an unusual behavior in microRNA, or miRNA, ... the differentiated oocyte into pluripotent blastomeres of the embryo. ... RNAs, the so-called dark matter of the biological world. ...
... North Carolina State University have developed a "smart coating" that ... off infection. When patients have hip, knee or dental ... reject the implant. But the smart coating developed at NC ... implant. The coating creates a crystalline layer next to the ...
... release is available in Spanish . , ... beverages owe much of their smooth, delicious flavor to malt. ... at the Agricultural Research Service,s (ARS) malting barley laboratory in ... There, chemist Mark Schmitt and plant physiologist Allen Budde ...
Cached Biology News:Penn biologists determine microRNA activity is suppressed in mouse ovum 2Smart coating opens door to safer hip, knee and dental implants 2Secrets to superb malting barleys explored by ARS researchers 2
(Date:7/25/2014)... Lawrence Livermore scientists Charles Westbrook and ... of " The World's Most Influential Scientific Minds ." ... researchers who were identified by analyzing citation data over ... the highest-impact work (2002-2012 and 2012-2013). The two were ... modeling . , "This recognition is a great honor ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... Israel , July 25, 2014  Galmed Pharmaceuticals ... biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of ... diseases and cholesterol gallstones, today announced financial results for ... Half 2014 Financial Summary: , Reported cash and ... compared with $137,000 at December 31, 2013.  , ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... , July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Xybion ... consulting for global corporations operating in highly regulated ... its first annual Global User Group Conference, Xybion ... Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at the ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140724/130263 This year,s ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... 25, 2014 At the request of ... a 60-day extension for the public comment period (Docket ... for Model Aircraft established by Congress as part of ... 60-day extension establishes the new deadline for comments as ... of Transportation/FAA notice published in the Federal Register on ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Scientists Burst onto Influential List for Combustion Research 2Scientists Burst onto Influential List for Combustion Research 3Scientists Burst onto Influential List for Combustion Research 4Galmed Pharmaceuticals Reports First Half 2014 Financial Results 2Galmed Pharmaceuticals Reports First Half 2014 Financial Results 3Galmed Pharmaceuticals Reports First Half 2014 Financial Results 4Galmed Pharmaceuticals Reports First Half 2014 Financial Results 5Galmed Pharmaceuticals Reports First Half 2014 Financial Results 6Xybion Announces It Will Host International User Conference in Philadelphia 2Xybion Announces It Will Host International User Conference in Philadelphia 3FAA Grants Comment Extension at the Request of AMA 2
... chemists have developed a new model to predict the ... finding could help inform the design of tailored nano-structures, ... fields, including the remote sensing of atmospheric pollutants and ... nano-particles play a key role in atmospheric processes as ...
... 24, 2011 ValGenesis, Inc., an industry-leading provider ... announced the availability of its industry-proven solution as ... hosted on MUSA,s Validated Cloud. ValGenesis ... solution accessible via the Internet through MUSA,s Validated ...
... 24, 2011 Reportlinker.com announces that a new market ... Quantum Dots: Technologies and Global Markets ... for quantum dots (QDs) in 2010 was worth an ... to grow over the next 5 years at a ...
Cached Biology Technology:UBC researchers develop new model to predict the optical properties of nano-structures 2Announcing ValGenesis On-Demand SaaS Solution 2Announcing ValGenesis On-Demand SaaS Solution 3Reportlinker Adds Quantum Dots: Technologies and Global Markets 2Reportlinker Adds Quantum Dots: Technologies and Global Markets 3Reportlinker Adds Quantum Dots: Technologies and Global Markets 4Reportlinker Adds Quantum Dots: Technologies and Global Markets 5Reportlinker Adds Quantum Dots: Technologies and Global Markets 6Reportlinker Adds Quantum Dots: Technologies and Global Markets 7Reportlinker Adds Quantum Dots: Technologies and Global Markets 8Reportlinker Adds Quantum Dots: Technologies and Global Markets 9Reportlinker Adds Quantum Dots: Technologies and Global Markets 10Reportlinker Adds Quantum Dots: Technologies and Global Markets 11Reportlinker Adds Quantum Dots: Technologies and Global Markets 12Reportlinker Adds Quantum Dots: Technologies and Global Markets 13Reportlinker Adds Quantum Dots: Technologies and Global Markets 14Reportlinker Adds Quantum Dots: Technologies and Global Markets 15Reportlinker Adds Quantum Dots: Technologies and Global Markets 16Reportlinker Adds Quantum Dots: Technologies and Global Markets 17Reportlinker Adds Quantum Dots: Technologies and Global Markets 18Reportlinker Adds Quantum Dots: Technologies and Global Markets 19Reportlinker Adds Quantum Dots: Technologies and Global Markets 20
... solution. In PBS containing ... other proprietary stabilizers; 0.2 ... to stabilize activity of ... at high conjugate dilutions ...
... Pulser Xcell eukaryotic system, 100 ... is used for electroporation of ... the main unit, CE module ... or square-wave pulses, ShockPod shocking ...
... software is used on Macintosh operating ... of any DNA sequence up to ... placement of primers and GC clamps ... gel electrophoresis (DGGE), constant denaturing gel ...
... RNAi Services offer you a full ... studies. B-Bridges advanced design parameters, effective ... ensure that you obtain quality results ... Design Service utilizes their proprietary B-Algo ...
Biology Products: