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26-Mar-2020 11:05 AM EDT
Broken bone location can have significant impact on long-term health
Endocrine Society

In older individuals, the location of a broken bone can have significant impacts on long-term health outcomes, according to research accepted for presentation at ENDO 2020, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting, and publication in a special supplemental section of the Journal of the Endocrine Society.

25-Mar-2020 12:10 PM EDT
Artificial intelligence improves X-ray identification of patients with broken bones
Endocrine Society

Artificial intelligence that can “read” electronic radiology reports and flag patients with broken bones who are at risk of osteoporosis outperformed the traditional manual method of health care professionals reading X-ray reports, a new study finds. The results were accepted for presentation at ENDO 2020, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting, and will be published in a special supplemental section of the Journal of the Endocrine Society.

Newswise: FDA Approves New Total Wrist Replacement Device to Treat Painful Arthritis
25-Mar-2020 8:20 AM EDT
FDA Approves New Total Wrist Replacement Device to Treat Painful Arthritis
Hospital for Special Surgery

The FDA has approved a new total wrist replacement device for people seeking relief from painful arthritis. The design is the culmination of three decades of award-winning research by Scott Wolfe, MD, a hand surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), and Joseph J. Crisco, III, PhD, director of the Bioengineering Laboratory at Brown University and Rhode Island Hospital.

Released: 18-Mar-2020 2:30 PM EDT
Fracture Liaison Service Improves Care for Patients with Fragility Fractures
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

For patients with fragility fractures related to underlying bone weakness, a dedicated fracture liaison service (FLS) can lower the risk of subsequent fractures, suggests a study in the March 18, 2020 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio in partnership with Wolters Kluwer.

Released: 17-Mar-2020 9:35 AM EDT
Acid Reflux Drugs Linked to Increased Fracture Risk in Kids
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Proton pump inhibitors – a widely used class of drugs used to treat acid reflux and related symptoms – may lead to an increased risk of fractures in children and adolescents, reports a study in the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition (JPGN). Official journal of the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN) and the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, JPGN is published by Wolters Kluwer.

Newswise: Vitamin D Boosts Chances of Walking After Hip Fracture
Released: 17-Mar-2020 6:00 AM EDT
Vitamin D Boosts Chances of Walking After Hip Fracture
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Senior citizens who are not vitamin D deficient have a better chance of walking after hip fracture surgery, according to a Rutgers-led study. The findings in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggest that vitamin D deficiency could limit mobility in older adults, said senior author Sue Shapses, a professor in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences at Rutgers University–New Brunswick.

Newswise: The Medical Minute: Seven surprising facts about osteoarthritis
Released: 12-Mar-2020 11:20 AM EDT
The Medical Minute: Seven surprising facts about osteoarthritis
Penn State Health

No cure for osteoarthritis exists, but many treatments can help people manage the pain and stiffness that often occur.

Released: 12-Mar-2020 9:50 AM EDT
Key Chronic Low Back Pain Outcomes Remain Stable Over Time
Osteopathic Research Center, University of North Texas Health Science Center

Data from the PRECISION Pain Research Registry demonstrated that key outcome measures of chronic low back pain, such as pain intensity, physical function and five quality-of-life measures, remained generally stable regardless of patient characteristics and the treatments they used.

11-Mar-2020 5:10 PM EDT
ASA, AAOS launch toolkit to help physicians safely, effectively alleviate patients’ postoperative pain with reduced opioid use
American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

To help physicians safely and effectively alleviate pain and encourage optimal opioid stewardship in patients following surgery, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) today released the Pain Alleviation Toolkit. The toolkit provides physicians and patients with resources to encourage communication and decision-making to help reduce patients’ postoperative pain as much and as safely as possible.


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