• Shorter time between first medical contact to PCI in heart patients linked to saving lives

    11 days ago - By ScienceDaily

    Heart experts are calling for immediate action following new research in the European Heart Journal that shows every minute counts for patients who suffer the most severe type of heart attack. The study shows numbers of deaths rise steadily and rapidly the longer the time between patients' first contact with a medical professional and when they are treated in hospital with percutaneous coronary intervention to insert a balloon catheter to widen blocked arteries and restore blood flow to the heart.
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  • For the first time in more than a decade, a new drug class has been introduced for treatment of glaucoma. Netarsudil opthalmis solution is a first-in-class once-daily therapy that presents another option for patie

    11 days ago - By Modern Medicine

    For the first time in more than a decade, a new drug class has been introduced for treatment of glaucoma. Netarsudil opthalmic solution is a first-in-class once-daily therapy that presents another option for patients to reduce intraocular pressure. 1,2 It was approved by the FDA for treatment of elevated intraocular pressure in patients with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension. By inhibiting rho kinase, netarsudil relaxes the trabecular meshwork of the eye, resulting in an increased outflow of aqueous humor and a reduction in intraocular pressure.
    Efficacy
    Glaucoma is not curable...
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