New Siemens Acuson Sequoia Ultrasound Beams Through Obese Patients

Siemens Healthineers is releasing a fresh update to its popular ACUSON Sequoia ultrasound system. The device can image deeper than before while maintaining a high quality output, an important capability for those on the front lines of the obesity epidemic. As an example, using the Deep Abdominal Transducer (DAX) that comes with the Sequoia, cl (Read more...)

How to get debris out of your eye

Getting an object stuck in the eye is a common problem. It does not usually cause lasting damage, but it is essential to remove it to avoid scratching the cornea. Here, learn how to remove a foreign object from the eye safely at home. If a sharp or fast-moving object enters a person’s eye, they should see a doctor.

Acucela’s oral DR formulation shows potential to reduce retinal thickness

Oral emixustat hydrochloride reduced central subfield retinal thickness more than placebo in patients with proliferative diabetic retinopathy, with and without macular edema, Acucela announced in a press release.
The randomized, placebo-controlled, phase 2 trial enrolled 24 subjects to receive placebo or the study drug, titrated up to 40 mg per day. Patients in the study group experienced a mean reduction in central subfield thickness of 48.1 µm (P = .0764), as well as a mean reduction in total macular volume (P = .0263), compared with placebo.
“We are thrilled to (Read more...)