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Study Finds Hospital ICUs Overused

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ICUs are being used too often for patients who don’t need that level of care, according a new research in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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Researchers Find a Better Way to Save Eyesight in Third-World Countries

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A new study in the American Journal of Ophthalmology reports that low-cost, widely available eye drops are just as effective as antibiotics in treating bacterial keratitis -- a significant finding for developing nations where antibiotics are too costly.

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LA BioMed Study Seeks to Improve Diabetic Eye Health

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A new study sought to improve diabetic eye health by examining the barriers to retinal screening and found patients and health care providers had markedly divergent perceptions of the barriers.

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LA County Supervisors Approve Funding for LA BioMed to Help Stimulate Region’s Biosciences Industry

Supervisors approve $3 million in funding to create an incubator to help bioscience startups bring therapies and cures to market.

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New Chief Scientific Officer Joins LA BioMed

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Dr. Joaquín Madrenas Brings Decades of Research Experience to the Institute

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Drugs, Cocaine, Toxicity, Dermatology, Diagnosis, diagnostic tools

New Technology Gives Doctors an Important Diagnostic Tool

When cocaine producers began using an inexpensive medication, levamisole, to dilute the cocaine to boost their profits, their customers were showing up in hospital emergency rooms with serious skin injuries caused by cocaine-levamisole toxicity. Dr. Craft, a dermatologist and lead researcher at Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (LA BioMed), provided photographs of the skin condition to VisualDx – a new technology that was created with more than 100,000 medical images to help doctors visually diagnose disease.


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