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New Therapeutic Target For Retinal Vein Occlusion

A clot in the retinal can lead to severe and irreversible loss of vision. In a report in the  American Journal of Pathology investigators used a newly developed model of central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO) in mice that mimics many of the clinical features of CRVO in humans to study the pathologic effects of retinal occlusion and demonstrate the retinoprotective effects of the peptide adrenomedullin (ADM) and its receptor activity-modifying protein RAMP2.

FDA Grants: Designation For Wearable PD Device

The FDA has granted breakthrough device designation to its wearable PD system that incorporates AWAK's sorbent technology. According to a company press release, the FDA's breakthrough designation is granted to expedite the development and review of certain devices that demonstrate potential to provide a more effective treatment or diagnosis for life-threatening or irreversibly debilitating diseases.

Pediatric Transplant Patients Suffer From Vaccine-preventable Infections

Children who receive solid organ transplants are hospitalized due to vaccine-preventable infections at rates that are significantly higher than the general population, according to a newly published study by University of Colorado School of Medicine researchers.

The study, published in JAMA Pediatrics, reviewed nearly 7,000 transplant recipients nationally over a seven-year period beginning Jan. 1, 2004, to determine how often they are hospitalized with infections that are typically prevented with vaccines.

Abortion Fights Will Play Out In 2019

With Democrats now in control of the US House of Representatives, it might appear that the fight over abortion rights has become a standoff. After all, abortion-rights supporters within the Democratic caucus will be in a position to block the kind of curbs that Republicans advanced over the past two years when they had control of Congress.

Opiod For Pet Dogs Misused By Their Masters

A new study has shown that Americans are probably increasing the opioid analgesics that are prescribed for their pet dogs. The research shows that one of the reasons behind rise in the opioid epidemic could be the rise in prescription opioids for dogs. The results of this first of a kind study were published in the latest issue of the journal  JAMA Open Network .