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OBJECTIVE To compare changes in weight in obese patients who received long-acting octreotide (octreotide LAR) at one of three dose levels (20, 40, or 60 mg) or placebo over 6 months and to identify the lowest dose of octreotide LAR that safely achieved optimal weight loss. DESIGN Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of octreotide LAR at(More)
BACKGROUND Acceptance criteria for corneal donation in some eye banks include cadavers with active cancer, both solid and hematological. Such acceptance is based on the fact that the cornea is an avascular tissue and metastatic dissemination is extremely unlikely. METHODS From a total of 588 corneal donors in the Sant Pau Tissue Bank (April 1999 to(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS To determine the changes in the incidence of diabetic retinopathy (DR), diabetic macular oedema (DMO) and their risk factors in a population-based study of patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) referred to our 16 Primary Health Care Areas (HCAs). METHODS Prospective population-based study of a total of 15 396 Caucasian patients with DM, who(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the relationships between the levels of the antioxidant enzyme paraoxonase-1 (PON1) and corneal endothelial alterations in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) undergoing cataract surgery. METHODS We studied 172 patients with cataract attending our ophthalmology clinic. Based on spirometric analysis, they were(More)
BACKGROUND Prospective, population-based study of an 8-year follow up. To determine the direct cost of diabetic retinopathy [DR], evaluating our screening programme and the cost of treating DR, focusing on diabetic macular oedema [DMO] after anti-vascular endothelial growth factor [anti-VEGF] treatment. METHODS A total of 15,396 diabetes mellitus [DM](More)
PURPOSE To determine whether chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a risk factor for a reduced corneal endothelium functional reserve after cataract surgery. SETTING Department of Ophthalmology, Hospital Universitari Sant Joan, Reus, Spain. DESIGN Prospective clinical observational cohort study. METHODS Patients were assigned to 1 of the(More)
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