Tag: VEGF

1. There was no overall increase in systemic cardiovascular events with the use of antibodies to vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) therapies in the eye (Avastin or Lucentis).  2. Subgroup analysis indicated a significant increase in clot formation with Avastin use and an increase in bleeding with age-related macular degeneration...
Image: PD 1.  Cytokines previously not found to be associated with proliferative diabetic retinopathy (GM-CSF, IL-12p40, sCD40L, MCP-3, and IFNa2) were discovered to be significantly elevated in the vitreous humor of these patients independent of VEGF (p<0.05).  2. Age, hypertension, and smoking history were correlated with proliferative diabetic retinopathy, but not with...