Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Ophthalmology for June 2020. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that are the most likely to affect clinical practice.
Progressive MS Linked to Faster Retinal Atrophy Than RRMS
TUESDAY, June 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Progressive multiple sclerosis (PMS) is associated with faster retinal atrophy than relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS), independent of age, according to a study published in the June issue of the Annals of Neurology.
Blood Pressure, Retinal Vessel Diameters Connected in Children
MONDAY, June 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Higher blood pressure is connected to narrowing of retinal arterioles in young children, according to a study published online June 29 in Hypertension.
Trump Administration Asks Supreme Court to Overturn Affordable Care Act
FRIDAY, June 26, 2020 (HealthDay News) — The Trump administration has asked the Supreme Court to overturn the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Safety Climate Perceptions Linked to Health Provider Stress
MONDAY, June 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Safety climate perceptions are associated with care practitioner-reported stress and job satisfaction, according to a study published in the May-June issue of the Journal of Healthcare Management.
Court Rules Against Drug Price Disclosures in TV Ads
THURSDAY, June 18, 2020 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. government does not have the legal authority to force drug companies to disclose prices in their TV ads, a federal appeals court says.
Globally, ~11 Percent of Children Live With One of Four Disabilities
WEDNESDAY, June 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Overall, 11.2 percent of the 2.6 billion children and adolescents worldwide had one of the following in 2017: childhood epilepsy, intellectual disability, vision loss, or hearing loss, according to a study published online June 17 in Pediatrics.
Signs, Symptoms Vary Widely for Children Presenting With PIMS-TS
FRIDAY, June 12, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Children presenting with pediatric inflammatory multisystem syndrome temporally associated with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2; PIMS-TS) have a wide range of presenting symptoms, according to a study published online June 8 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Sleep Apnea in Patients With T2DM Ups Risk for Comorbidities
FRIDAY, June 12, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Patients with type 2 diabetes who develop obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are at higher risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and other diabetes-related complications, according to a study recently published in Diabetes Care.
Risk Factors for Suicide ID’d in Health Care Professionals
THURSDAY, June 11, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Modifiable and nonmodifiable risk factors for suicide have been identified among health care professionals, according to a study published online June 10 in JAMA Surgery.
Vision, Balance Issues Common With Pediatric Concussions
TUESDAY, June 9, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Vision and balance issues are common in younger children with concussion, according to a study published online June 4 in The Journal of Pediatrics.
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