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IntelGenx to Test its Montelukast Oral Film for Parkinson’s
Per Svenningsson, MD, PhD, a neurologist with expertise in Parkinson’s disease, will serve as the multicenter trial’s principal investigator. He previously oversaw a clinical study using montelukast (Singulair) tablets to treat PD. The multicenter trial is anticipated to begin between July and September. During the 18-month trial, participants will be randomized to receive either montelukast VersaFilm or a placebo film. IntelGenx plans to use the results to enhance the clinical development of its montelukast VersaFilm for Parkinson’s.
Neurology February 22nd 2023
Implantable Defibrillator System Shock Function, Mortality, and Cause of Death After Magnetic Resonance Imaging
A prospective cohort study of 629 patients with non-MRI-conditional ICDs from 2003 to 2013, including 813 MRIs, concludes that the devices continue to function properly after MRI.
Cardiology February 15th 2023
Assessment of Response to Liver-directed Radiation-based Therapies: Current Guidelines, Challenges, and Future Directions
The assessment of response to radiation-based therapies can be complicated by persistent or changing imaging features, and this field of study is still in active development even though imaging-based response assessment systems have been validated for the evaluation of response to ablative locoregional therapies. Research is still needed to address the shortcomings of current imaging criteria for evaluating tumor response to these novel techniques, despite the increased application of radiation-based local-regional therapies for the treatment of HCC following technological advancements and a better understanding of tumor biology.
Gastroenterology February 13th 2023
The New England Journal of Medicine
Prostate Cancer Screening with PSA and MRI Followed by Targeted Biopsy Only
In a study of 37,887 men 50 to 60 years old, those with PSA of >= 3 ng/ml underwent MRI imaging of the prostate and were randomized to systematic biopsy plus targeted biopsy or MRI-targeted biopsy only. MRI-directed targeted biopsy reduced the risk of overdiagnosis by half but did delay detection of intermediate-risk tumors in a small proportion of patients.
Internal Medicine December 21st 2022
Ultra-widefield Camera Provides Better Visualization of the Inferonasal Field
Although both devices were highly reliable in detecting signs of early diabetic retinopathy (DR), and the interrater reliability of DR stage between the devices was “almost perfect” in the 7 standard fields (7SF) and total gradable areas (TGA), the Clarus 700 (Zeiss) provided better visualization of the inferonasal field than the Daytona P200T (Optos).
Ophthalmology December 12th 2022
Study: Form of AMD Strongly Associated with Cardiovascular Disease
Researchers used retinal imaging to examine the eyes of 200 people with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) to see who had subretinal drusenoid deposits (SDDs). Patients were asked to fill out a questionnaire about their family history of cardiovascular disease. There were 97 SDDs and 103 drusen only among the 200 patients. 47 of the 200 patients had severe heart disease, and 40 of the 47 (86%) had SDDs. In comparison, 57 (43%) of the 153 AMD patients who did not have these severe diseases had SDDs. According to the researchers, AMD patients who had these severe cardiovascular diseases and strokes were nine times more likely to have SDDs than those who did not.
Ophthalmology December 12th 2022