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A Novel Ocular Toxicity Linked with FGFR Inhibitor Chemotherapy

The lead author Dr. Daniel Velazquez-Villoria of POVISA Hospital and colleagues wrote, Subfoveal neurosensory retinal detachment may occur in association with pan-FGFR inhibitors treatment for metastatic cancer. Isolated subfoveal lesions and longer persistence of SRF (subretinal fluid) are features that may help in differentiating this entity from MEK retinopathy.

Surgical Dressing Speeds Up The Process Of Healing In Diabetic Foot Ulcer

In the study, when sucrose compared to octasulfate to placebo dressing in 240 patients with neuroischemic diabetic foot ulcers, wound healing was knowingly improved among patients given the active dressing. Currently there are no proven treatments for neuroischemic ulcers, defined as those arising in the presence of both peripheral neuropathy and peripheral arterial disease, with the latter condition significantly worsening prognosis. This study was published in Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology.

Stem Cell-Derived Retinal Pigment Epithelium for Blindness

Scientists at the National Eye Institute (NEI) report that tiny tube-like protrusions called primary cilia on cells of the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE). The discovery has advanced efforts to make stem cell-derived RPE for transplantation into patients with geographic atrophy, otherwise known as dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The study findings were published in the Cell Reports.

Comparison Of Emergency Medical Dispatch With Accuracy

According to a new study, researchers aimed to compare the accuracy, measured as priority level, between two Swedish dispatch protocols, the three-graded priority protocol Medical Index and a newly developed prototype, the four-graded priority protocol, RETTS-A. Emergency medical dispatching should be as accurate as possible to ensure patient safety and optimize the use of ambulance resources.  

New NASA research is serving to improve our insights of candidate planets

According to this study, a new research on NASA has been developed, which is helping to refine our understanding of candidate planets beyond our solar system that might support life. Yuka Fujii said, "Using a model that more realistically simulates atmospheric conditions, we discovered a new process that controls the habitability of exoplanets and will guide us in identifying candidates for further study." This new research published in the Astrophysical Journal.