Five-Year Patterns of #Diabetic #Retinopathy Progression in US Clinical Practice

To characterize the natural course of diabetic retinopathy (DR) in contemporary clinical practice. Patients and Methods: This was a retrospective analysis of US claims data collected between January 1, 2006, and April 30, 2017. Patients aged ≥ 18 years with continuous medical and prescription insurance coverage for 18 months before DR diagnosis (index date) and for a follow-up period of 5 years were included (N=14,490). … Continue reading Five-Year Patterns of #Diabetic #Retinopathy Progression in US Clinical Practice

#Prothrombotic autoantibodies in serum from patients hospitalized with #COVID-19

Patients with COVID-19 are at high risk for thrombotic arterial and venous occlusions. Lung histopathology often reveals fibrin-based occlusions in the small blood vessels of patients who succumb to the disease. Antiphospholipid syndrome is an acquired and potentially life-threatening thrombophilia in which patients develop pathogenic autoantibodies targeting phospholipids and phospholipid-binding proteins (aPL antibodies). Case series have recently detected aPL antibodies in patients with COVID-19. Here, … Continue reading #Prothrombotic autoantibodies in serum from patients hospitalized with #COVID-19