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Avastin
Jun 22, 2009
A new study of patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD) treated with intravitreal Avastin (bevacizumab) on an as-needed basis over 2 years finds that 43% of patients experienced a 3-line or more improvement in visual acuity (VA) and an average of 4.9 injections were administered over the 24-month follow-up period. In the...

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Avastin
Jun 15, 2009
Researchers describe the clinical characteristics of desensitization (tachyphylaxis) to intravitreal Avastin in patients undergoing treatment for exudative age-related macular degeneration (AMD). A commonly encountered problem in drug therapy is the desensitization of the body to the drug such that it loses its effectiveness over time; a...

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Avastin
Oct 23, 2008
A new retrospective study of the biological response to Avastin in the treatment of neovascular AMD finds that there is a decrease in the effectiveness of the drug the longer it is used. A commonly encountered problem in drug therapy is the desensitization of the body to the drug such that it loses its effectiveness over time; a phenomena...

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