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Melanie Larson BIOL 101 Michele Shuster February 16, 2010 Media Report Evaluation The human study for diabetic retinopathy was performed at John Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute. The procedure of injecting corticosteroid was performed with 693 men and women, every four months. This type of study can be described as a case control. This study does not state what or who funded this program but this article does give accreditation to the John Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute. Also it references another official source, The Archives of Ophthalmology. The end point found was that the lasers are preferred over the use of steroid injections because steroid injections can cause higher risks for more eye diseases. The article states that research was recorded every four months but does not
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Unformatted text preview: include the overall time period of the study. Also stated was further research needed to be carried out to determine the safety of steroids. Conclusion • Based on this article I would give this researcher/writer a “B” on this report because some of the information given is unclear but the researcher doesn’t develop a bias to one side of the treatments. My grandmother has Diabetic Retinopathy, but I would not refer her to this article. The writer does provide a lot of information; they just failed to include some critical details. References • Laser Deemed Best Treatment for Diabetic Retinopathy (2009, December). Retrieved February 16, 2010, from Medline Plus website: ( http://www.nlm.nih.gov/ medlineplus/news/fullstory_93610.html )...
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