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Racial diversity
Jan 16, 2012
The Latino Eye Study identified older age and higher pulse pressure as risk factors for 4-year incidence of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in adult Latinos. Latinos constitute the largest and fastest-growing minority segment of the US population. If recent trends continue, the US Latino population is estimated to increase to 102.6...

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cardiovascular system
Mar 10, 2011
Patients with elevated concentration of plasma lipoproteins and C-reactive protein (CRP) have a higher risk of developing AMD, according to a new study. Cardiovascular disease and AMD have been shown to share some of the same risk factors, including high body mass index (BMI), C-reactive protein, other cytokines, and history of smoking....

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cardiovascular system
Mar 9, 2011
Researchers found that the incidence of arterial thromboembolic events (ATEs, "blood clots") in patients treated with Avastin (bevacizumab) was significantly higher than patients treated with Lucentis (ranibizumab) for exudative age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Lucentis has revolutionized the treatment of age-related macular...

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Snow shoveling
Feb 27, 2011
The onset of wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) occurs more often during the winter months than during the summer months, according to a new study. Some diseases are influenced by seasonal variations, and may worsen or become more prevalent during certain months of the year. For example, previous studies have shown a seasonal variation...

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Submacular hemorrhage
Jan 11, 2011
Smoking, previous cataract surgery and a family history of AMD are consistent risk factors for AMD, according to a recent meta-analysis. With the introduction of new and effective treatments for neovascular AMD, there is a strong rationale for early identification of persons at highest risk of progression to the late stages as timely...

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cardiovascular system
Oct 21, 2010
The high-density lipoprotein (HDL)-raising allele of the LIPC gene (T) was associated with a reduced risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to a new study. Higher total cholesterol and LDL levels were associated with increased risk, whereas higher HDL levels tended to reduce the risk of AMD. Hepatic lipase (LIPC), a gene...

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cardiovascular system
Sep 20, 2010
A moderate association of high blood pressure with age-related maculopathy was found in a large population-based study involving several cities in France. "Blood pressure has been suggested to be implicated in the etiology of ARM [age-related maculopathy]; however, epidemiological data are scarce and contradictory in this field," Dr Jean FranÃ...

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cardiovascular system
Aug 20, 2010
Having age-related macular degeneration (AMD) does not place persons at greater risk of developing a heart attack (myocardial infarctions, MI), according to a new study. Although the cause of AMD remains poorly understood, increasing evidence suggests that it may share similar risk factors and common pathogenic mechanisms with cardiovascular...

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cardiovascular system
Jul 25, 2010
Cardiovascular risk factors such as smoking, hypertension, and atherosclerosis seem to play an important role in the development of choroidal neovascularization (CNV). Several cross-sectional studies have provided evidence suggesting that choroidal and retinal blood flow is decreased in AMD. The presence of abnormal choroidal circulation...

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DNA double-helix molecule
Apr 19, 2010
Five genetic varients previously not associated with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) have been identified by a new genome-wide association study. Multiple genetic linkage studies provided strong evidence of susceptibility loci for AMD, notably on chromosomes 1q31 and 10q36. Disease-associated variants near CFH (1q31) and in a cluster of...

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