Positive Results for Ophthotech's Novel Therapy for Wet AMD - Study of Anti-PDGF and Anti-VEGF Therapy Shows Significant Neovascular Regression and Enhanced Visual Outcome
59% of patients showed 3-line gain (significant visual gain) and 100% neovascular regression
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Ophthotech Corp. today announced positive results of a phase 1 clinical study evaluating E10030, its novel anti-platelet derived growth factor (anti-PDGF...
FDA Grants NeoVista's Request to Utilize Novel Wet AMD Treatment in Compassionate Case
NeoVista's Epiretinal Brachytherapy Granted Compassionate Use to Attempt to Prevent Complete Vision Loss in Patient
FREMONT, Calif., Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- NeoVista, Inc., announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had approved the company's "compassionate cas...
NeoVista Presents Anatomic Outcomes of Novel Wet AMD Therapy at 2008 American Society of Retina Specialists Meeting
MAUI, Hawaii, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- NeoVista, Inc., presented
yesterday the anatomic effects of the company's novel epiretinal
brachytherapy device on choroidal neovascular lesions in an analysis at the
American Society of Retina Specialist's (ASRS) 26th Annual Meeting. The
12-month data pre...
Heart Hormone Elevated in Children Who Wet Bed
Snoring also related to problem, researchers report
MONDAY, May 5 (HealthDay News) -- Children who wet
their beds frequently have elevated levels of a heart hormone that helps regulate levels of fluid around the heart, a new study finds.
Additionally, children who habitually snore a...
Off-Label Avastin Use for Wet Macular Degeneration
Treatment Could Save Millions Their Sight
PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) has only approved Avastin for cancer of the colon and
lungs. In off-label use, however, Avastin is proving itself as a "miracle
drug" that's currently used by...
Sienna Sizzles in Wet T-shirt to Spread Global Warming Awareness
It looks like Sienna Miller is raising the mercury rather then cooling the earth through her global warning campaign, for the actress posed in a wet
T-shirt to do her bit in spreading environmental awareness.
The 25-year-old, who flew to India recently for a week-long promotional visit as ...
Results for Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration Show Significant Vision Improvements
Research conducted by retina surgeons at The Methodist Hospital shows unprecedented improvements in vision in more than one-third of patients treated with Lucentis? for wet// age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to findings published today in the New England Journal of Medicine. AMD is...
Breast Fed Infants Do Not Bed Wet In Childhood
Researchers from the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, New Jersey have reported that breast fed infants are less likely to indulge in bed wetting //as children since they seem to have a developmental edge.
"There is biological plausibility in inferring that breast-feeding p...
QLT Announces Second Quarter Results for 2009
...ry analysis results from the Phase II RADICAL study (Reduced Fluence Visudyne Anti-VEGF-Dexamethasone In Combination for AMD Lesions) in patients with wet
AMD. The purpose of the study is to determine if Visudyne combined with Lucentis reduces retreatment rates compared with Lucentis monotherapy, while m...
Good Nutrition Can Fuel the Whole Family, Even the Four-Legged Members
...l advantages they provide for themselves. Health-conscious pet owners can now supply their dogs with extra nutrients through an innovative new line of wet
dog food called PEDIGREE +(TM).
The PEDIGREE +(TM) line brings together the taste dogs love with the functional benefits that help them live...
Toilet Training Goes High Tech
...arm that alerts grown-ups, especially day care attendants, when tots do their business in their diapers. The alarm emits a pleasant musical sound when wet
and does not harm the kids.
The theory behind the study comes straight out of the annals of behavioral and biofeedback psychology. By responding fa...
New B-SURE Pads Are The Ideal Alternative Product To Use For Mild Fecal Incontinence - Small, Discrete, Absorbent - Order Online At www.birchwoodmedical.com
... life with a simple, easy to use solution.
Compact, measuring just 3-1/2 x 5 inches open (fold to use), B-SURE Pads are Latex free with excellent wet
strength. They are available in boxes of 24 for $8.99 and may be ordered online at: www.birchwoodmedical.com
Call 1-800-328-6156. Fax: 952-937-7...
Man Discovers Cure for Excessive Sweating
... better ventilation and to keep my underarms from contacting my shirt. (This didn't work because the sweat would just drip down to my sides and create wet
marks near my waistline)," Ramsey continued. "I brought clean undershirts to work and changed several times daily. I purchased a device that...
QLT announces 12-month results from Novartis sponsored MONT BLANC study evaluating standard-fluence Visudyne(R) combination therapy
...herapy in 255 subjects with choroidal neovascularization (CNV) secondary to wet
age-related macular degeneration (wet AMD). Subjects were randomly assigned...ision loss.
Visudyne is approved worldwide for the treatment of a form of wet
AMD, the leading cause of legal blindness in people over the age of 50, and...
CPC Strengthens Foundation as a Closure Products Company with its Vertically Integrated Product Pipeline
...ond, testing to date indicates excellent adhesive strengths when applied to wet
areas of tissue which could offer a tremendous competitive advantage due to the fact that vascular closure sites are normally initially wet
due to the presence of blood or body fluids. And finally, the synthetic se...
National Survey Finds Nearly All Adults Say They Wash Their Hands After Visiting Public Restrooms, But Most Think They Are Exception
... disproved in a controlled experiment conducted late last year by Westminster University in London.
Asked for the most hygienic method for drying wet
hands, adults selected: high velocity jet air dryer, 41 percent; paper towel, 31 percent; and hot air dryer, 20 percent. Not sure was selected by 6 p...
QLT announces positive results from the evaluation of Visudyne(R) combination therapy
...e In Combination for AMD Lesions) in patients with wet
age-related macular degeneration ("wet AMD"). The ...AL study has validated our therapeutic approach to wet
AMD," said Henry Hudson, M.D., Retina Centers, PC,...otential cost effective way to treat patients with wet
The results for secondary VA endpoints in ...
Market Scope Expects Retina Pharmaceutical Industry to Top $3.5 Billion by 2014
... inhibition, RNA interference, visual cycle modulation and targeting of the complement cascade--to treat the most devastating retinal diseases such as wet
AMD, geographic atrophy, diabetic retinopathy and inherited retinal dystrophies. Although some will fail to meet their goals, others will likely shif...
CPC Files Patent for Synthetic Sealant for the MedClose(TM) Vascular Closure System (VCS)
...t has excellent adhesive strengths when applied to wet
areas and may have greater adhesive strength on wet
areas than any other sealant on the market, which ...that vascular closure sites are normally initially wet
due to arterial bleeding from the arteriotomy. Fi...
ConvaTec Launches New AQUACEL(R) Ag Dressing with Strengthening Fiber
...g of existing products showed new AQUACEL(R) Ag ribbon dressing has greater wet
tensile strength -- the measure of force necessary to break the dressing when wet
-- than major competitors tested.(4)
Dot Weir, RN and Program Director...
Climate Change Could Sting Allergy, Asthma Sufferers
...ter risk, experts say.
"Climate change will cause impacts in every area. wet
areas will get wetter, and drier climates are getting drier," said Dr. Jeff...ose changes will mean more people with allergies and asthma will suffer. In wet
areas, mold allergies will spike, while in drier areas pollens and other ai...
Protect Yourself with Hand Washing Help from Bath & Body Works
...rself against airborne illness with the following hand washing tips from Bath & Body Works:
How To Properly Wash Hands:
your hands with warm clean running water and apply soap
Work up a good lather & scrub for at least 20 seconds (try singing the Happy Birt...
Facts About Hand Sanitizers as Public Concerns Over the Swine Flu Increase
... and water for 15 to 20 seconds.
When soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Apply enough product to thoroughly wet
hands, then rub hands together briskly until dry.
How does PURELL(R) Instant Hand Sanitizer work?
PURELL(R) Instant Hand Sanitizer has a...
Burrill & Company Announces Promotions
...rill in 2006, Garrett was with Genentech's Market Planning Group where he focused on the commercialization and launch of Lucentis for the treatment of wet
age-related macular degeneration. Dr. Vygantas completed his Transitional Residency at the University of Pennsylvania and holds M.D. and MBA degrees...
Prune juice not necessary: New research should make bowel movements easier
...tely lacked these adenosine receptors and showed familiar signs of constipation. The researchers started with simple experiments such as comparing the wet
weight, dry weight, and water content in the stools of both groups. The mice were also made to drink a dye not absorbed by the body to see how it pass...
Tips to Avoid Spring Cleaning Mishaps
...t could tip or slide.
When using a ladder, always make sure its feet are secure and on a flat, firm surface. Never use a ladder on uneven, soft or wet
ground or flooring. To avoid reaching too high or leaning too far to one side on a ladder, keep your bellybutton within the top step and sides of the ...
American Lung Association of Upper Midwest Offers Tips on Dealing With Floodwaters
...gin soon afterwards. Mold can begin growing within 48 hours of the flood, so start by removing or cleaning any materials affected by the flood.
materials such as sheetrock, carpeting particleboard and plywood that have been exposed to floodwaters or basement flooding need to be removed fro...
Brits Kiss With Confidence - Some More Than Others
...only a third of men don't like a sloppy smacker the number rises to nearly two thirds for women who say they'd rather be left high and dry than face a wet
A quarter of women prefer eyes shut while men don't mind as much
Tender and sensitive kissing is the most favourite type of snog ...
Tips on Bicycling Safety From the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
...m 500 feet away.
Avoid plastic pedals, which can be slippery when wet
and cause your feet to stray off the pedal.
Stay alert and watch ...lippery surfaces. All types of brakes may not work as well when wheels are wet
and require more distance to stop.
Drinking enough fluids, stretchi...
3-D snapshots of eyes reveal details of age-related blindness
...cient way for drug makers to develop and evaluate new treatments in clinical trials. No treatment currently exists for dry AMD, and treatments for the wet
form -- including lasers that burn the blood vessels and drugs that inhibit the growth of new vessels -- can only slow, not stop, vision loss.
Hollywood Hospital's Trend-Setting Program to Drastically Cut Infections
...ore effective alternatives.
Plain paper diapers were the prior alternatives. "This was unacceptable to patients and nurses as they were always wet
as were the patient and the bed," he said, adding the new super-absorbent diapers, manufactured by Medline Restore, stay dry and hold significantly mo...
Genaera Corporation Announces 2008 Financial Results
... in clinical, manufacturing and personnel costs as a result of the discontinuation of the EVIZON(TM) (squalamine lactate) program for the treatment of wet
age-related macular degeneration and the LOMUCIN(TM) program for the treatment of cystic fibrosis in 2007. This decrease was partially offset by an in...
New Aflac Commercial Asks, 'Who Dun It?'
...the friends wondering who provides money when someone is hurt and missing work. All the while the Aflac Duck is leaving hints, including a feather and wet
webbed footprints on the floor, as he cries out his familiar " Aflaaac " to no avail.
"While 'Who Dun It' may leave the actors baffled, it's n...
DRE Veterinary Unveils Line of Surgical and Exam Tables
...able at www.dreveterinary.com .
In addition to DRE VSE Series veterinary surgery and exam tables, DRE Veterinary sells DRE WVT Series veterinary wet
tables and DRE GVT Series veterinary grooming tables . DRE Veterinary’s product lineup also includes the DRE Premier Veterinary Anesthesia Mac...
Medical Tourism Comes to Macao -- World's Largest Integrative One-Stop Wellness Centre MaloClinicSPA Opens at The Venetian(R) Macao-Resort-Hotel
... dry floatation, hydro tubs, and
salt floatation services. The separate changing zones for men and women have
been designed to offer complete heat and wet
facilities featuring experience
steam showers, saunas, hammams and vitality pools in different temperatures.
4) TOTAL BEAUTY
In an excl...
PEAK Surgical Receives European CE Mark for PEAK(R) Surgery System for Use in General Surgery
less damage to surrounding tissues compared to traditional electrosurgical
devices. The PlasmaBlade is also able to dissect tissue in a wet
PEAK Surgical's pulsed plasma-mediated discharges and electrode insulation
techniques were originally invented at the Ha...
PA Governor Rendell Announces $94 Million Investment in Water Infrastructure
...new wastewater treatment plant that will eliminate wet
weather discharges of raw sewage into a stream in ...lection lines and upgrade a pump station to handle wet
weather water flows that currently overload the sy...arge of untreated waste into the Ohio River during wet
Hard, Cold Facts About Frostbite
...or waxy and feel numb, hard or frozen.
If you can't get help right away, seek a warm area, rest, and elevate the injured area. Warm the area or use wet
heat (never hot bath or dry heat, which can cause scalding or burning) for at least 30 to 45 minutes until sensation returns. Do not rub injured areas...
Department of Health Urges Pennsylvanians to Prepare For Dangerously Cold Weather
Cover your mouth and face with a scarf or knit mask to protect your lungs from extremely cold air.
Keep dry and change wet
clothing frequently to prevent a loss of body heat.
Avoid exertion as cold weather puts an extra strain on the heart.
Sugar Backlash Opens Door For All-natural Sports Drinks
...ters, founder of Armadillo Sports Chiropractic in Corpus Christi, TX (sponsor of BayFest, Island Duathlon, Corpus Christi Triathlon, Beach to Bay, and wet
& Wild Tri), recommends Ultima to prevent cramping. Why? Many of patients' aches and pains stem from dehydration or electrolyte imbalance.