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OBJECTIVE To evaluate long-term efficacy and safety profiles during 3 years of individualized ranibizumab treatment in patients with visual impairment due to diabetic macular edema (DME). DESIGN Phase IIIb, multicenter, 12-month, randomized core study and 24-month open-label extension study. PARTICIPANTS Of the 303 patients who completed the randomized(More)
Around 6% of infants born to mothers taking anticonvulsants have malformations, including neural tube defects, and a further proportion show developmental delay in later childhood. Three commonly used anticonvulsants, carbamazepine, phenytoin and sodium valproate, interfere with folic acid metabolism. We investigated the common 677 C>T mutation in the(More)
PURPOSE Evaluation of 1-year safety profile of intravitreal ranibizumab 0.5 mg in neovascular age-related macular degeneration (NV-AMD) within routine clinical practice. METHODS The LUMINOUS programme comprises a prospective observational study assessing ranibizumab 'real-world' safety and clinical effectiveness across licensed indications worldwide and(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate associations of Parkinson's disease (PD) and parkinsonian syndromes with polymorphic genes that influence metabolism of either foreign chemical substances or dopamine and to seek evidence of gene-environment interaction effects that modify risk. METHODS A case-control study of 959 prevalent cases of parkinsonism (767 with PD) and(More)
Campylobacter pyloridis has been associated with acid-peptic disease in centres outside Canada. The authors conducted a pilot study to see if this association existed in Toronto. Patients in whom esophagogastroscopy was indicated on clinical grounds were arbitrarily selected for determination of the presence of C. pyloridis. Included in the study were 100(More)
Human papillomavirus (HPV) are more prevalent in spontaneous abortions than elect abortions and preferentially infect the trophoblasts. Related to this, HPV type 16 has been shown to productively replicate in 3A trophoblasts in tissue culture. Extending these earlier studies, the described study addresses the issue whether other genital HPV types (11, 18,(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate loss of colour vision related to exposure to solvents and the role of three enzyme polymorphisms in modifying the risk in exposed workers. METHODS A sample was studied of 68 male dockyard workers and 42 male community controls with and without neuropsychological symptoms from a previous cross sectional study. Indices of(More)
Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is the name given to a group of disorders, both clinically and genetically heterogeneous, that primarily affect the photoreceptor function of the eye. Mutations in the genes encoding for rhodopsin, RDS-peripherin, or the beta subunit of the cGMP phosphodiesterase enzyme can be responsible for the phenotype. In this study the(More)
Intravitreal injections of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor agents, such as ranibizumab, have significantly improved the management of neovascular age-related macular degeneration. This study used patient-level simulation modelling to estimate the number of individuals in Australia who would have been likely to avoid legal blindness or visual(More)