LA BioMed among the institutions that participated in extensive studies of testosterone treatments
Research published today found testosterone treatment improved bone density and anemia for men over 65 with low testosterone. But the treatment didn’t improve patients’ cognitive function, and it increased the amount of plaque buildup in participants’ coronary arteries, according to four studies published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and JAMA Internal Medicine.
New JAMA Study Finds an Increase in Arterial Plaque
A new study suggests testosterone treatments may increase the risk of heart disease in older men. It found a 20% increase in arterial plaque among men aged 65 and older who received testosterone replacement therapy for a year, according to the study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).
Intensive Care Units (ICUs), which provide the most expensive and invasive forms of care in a hospital setting, are being used too often for patients who don’t need that level of care, according to a new study by LA BioMed and UCLA researchers published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine today.
The researchers studied 808 ICU admissions from July 1, 2015 to June 15, 2016 at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and found that more than half the patients could have been cared for in less expensive and invasive settings.
Study finds low-cost eye drops equal in effectiveness to more costly antibiotics
Bacterial keratitis, an infection of the cornea often caused by contact lenses, malnutrition, or an injury, can lead to corneal scarring, one of the leading causes of blindness around the globe, according to the World Health Organization. It has blinded more than 400,000 children worldwide.
Nov. 15 Event to Honor Outstanding Physician-Researchers
In a continuation of a tradition for recognizing its most outstanding physician-researchers, LA BioMed will celebrate the many accomplishments of Drs. Sherwin J. Isenberg, Nora C.J. Sun and Ronald S. Swerdloff on Nov. 15 at Legends 2016 at the Torrance Marriott Redondo Beach.
Study addresses long-standing question for those with moderately low blood oxygen levels
Newly published data from the Long-Term Oxygen Treatment Trial (LOTT) show that oxygen use is not beneficial for most people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and moderately low levels of blood oxygen.
Researchers find Divergent Views on Barriers to Diabetic Retinopathy Screening
LOS ANGELES – (Oct. 10, 2016) – While diabetes is the most common cause of blindness in the working-age population in the U.S., only about 55% of lower income adults living with the disease undergo the retinal screening needed to detect and help prevent blindness.
Funding to Help Create Incubator on Institute’s Campus to Help New Businesses Thrive
LOS ANGELES – (Oct. 4, 2016) – The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved $3 million in funding today to help pay for the creation of a biosciences incubator on LA BioMed’s campus that will provide technical support and business services to help researchers bring promising new discoveries to market so the public can benefit from them.
Alliances to Strengthen Los Angeles County’s Life Sciences Community
California Life Sciences Association (CLSA), the nation’s largest statewide public policy and business leadership organization representing California’s leading life sciences innovators, today announced new strategic partnerships with LA BioMed and Lab Launch, and the unveiling of its Los Angeles satellite office, to regularly engage and bolster Los Angeles County’s life sciences community.
Dr. Joaquín Madrenas Brings Decades of Research Experience to the Institute
Further strengthening its research enterprise, LA BioMed announced today the addition of a new chief scientific officer to its leadership team, Joaquín (Quim) Madrenas, MD, PhD. Dr. Madrenas brings decades of experience as a researcher, physician, educator and administrator to one of the nation’s leading nonprofit independent research institutes.