Cheryl Guttman Krader
Antiandrogen’s role may extend to non-metastatic CRPC
Top-line results from a large phase III trial support a potential role for enzalutamide (XTANDI) as treatment for non-metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer.
Study explores influence of ocular blood flow in course of glaucoma
Ocular blood flow has been associated with the incidence, prevalence and progression of glaucoma, but its potential causative role remains a subject for debate. Better insights may be on the horizon using OCT angiography and sophisticated mathematical modeling techniques.
RT-ADT combo may boost pN1 prostate cancer survival
Treatment with radiotherapy plus androgen deprivation therapy may improve survival for select patients who are found to have pathologic node-positive prostate cancer at radical prostatectomy
Insights on preventing TRD in PDR patients after Avastin, vitrectomy
Study results provide new information about the risk and strategies for preventing tractional retinal detachment (TRD) development or progression in eyes with severe proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR) receiving intravitreal bevacizumab (Avastin, Genentech) prior to vitrectomy.
Episode costs for ambulatory stone surgery vary widely
A study analyzing variation in spending for patients undergoing ureteroscopy or shock wave lithotripsy for urinary stone disease is a step towards helping urologists understand cost reduction opportunities.
How do ureteroscope types compare ergonomically?
Findings of a study investigating biomechanical stresses on the urologist while performing flexible ureteroscopy indicate that reusable and single-use digital ureteroscopes have a more favorable ergonomic profile than a reusable fiberoptic instrument.
Novel therapies could stem burden of diabetic eye disease
A better understanding of the pathophysiologic mechanisms of diabetes has resulted in improved control of its local and systemic comorbidities. Further developments are needed, however, considering the growing number of diabetic patients and who are at risk for late-stage diabetic eye disease.
ARMOR surveillance study update gives current insights on antibiotic resistance for clinical ocular isolates
The most recent analyses of data from the ARMOR (Antibiotic Resistance Monitoring in Ocular micRoorganisms) Surveillance Program can guide clinicians choosing antibiotic therapy for initial empiric therapy and infection prophylaxis. The information also reinforces the importance of prudent antibiotic prescribing to limit the development of bacterial resistance to existing options, according to Penny Asbell, MD.
27-gauge presents new paradigm of intraocular precision for vitrectomy
Modern 27-gauge equipment for vitrectomy has introduced a new paradigm in vitreoretinal surgery marked by enhanced precision and control.
Temporary scleral buckling offers advantages for retinal detachment
Temporary scleral buckling performed with a removable external device provides the benefits of scleral buckling while addressing its downsides as surgery for a detached retina.

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