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Article ID: 706707

Automated Text Messages Improve Outcomes after Joint Replacement Surgery

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

An automated text messaging system increases patient engagement with home-based exercise and promotes faster recovery after total knee or hip replacement surgery, reports a study in the January 16, 2019 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio in partnership with Wolters Kluwer.

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17-Jan-2019 4:05 PM EST

Article ID: 706613

CHOP Surgeons Find Opioids Over Overprescribed for Elbow Fractures in Children

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Opioid drugs prescribed to children for pain relief after a typical pediatric orthopaedic procedure may be significantly overprescribed, according to a new study by researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The patients used less than 25 percent of the drugs, suggesting a potential risk of opioid diversion.

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16-Jan-2019 3:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 706559

Smartphones: are they just a pain in the neck?

University of South Australia

A large majority of the world’s 3.4 billion smartphone users are putting their necks at risk every time they send a text, according to new research involving the University of South Australia.

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15-Jan-2019 8:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 706502

Scientists have identified a bone marrow backup system

Stowers Institute for Medical Research

New research from the Stowers Institute for Medical Research has identified a backup for an important biological system – the hematopoietic system, whose adult stem cells constantly replenish the body’s blood supply.

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15-Jan-2019 12:05 PM EST

Article ID: 706433

Study shows vitamin D supplements are of no benefit to the over 70s

Newcastle University

There is little benefit for those over 70 taking higher dose vitamin D supplements to improve their bone strength and reduce the risk of falls, new research has revealed.

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14-Jan-2019 1:15 PM EST

Article ID: 706241

Long-Duration Space Missions Have Lasting Effects on Spinal Muscles

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Astronauts who spend several months on the International Space Station have significant reductions in the size and density of paraspinal muscles of the trunk after returning to Earth, reports a study in Spine. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

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9-Jan-2019 3:50 PM EST

Article ID: 706197

Abnormal Movement Following Knee Surgery May Result in More Surgery, Rutgers Study Finds

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Nearly a quarter of people who have total knee replacement surgery are likely to need a second surgery on their other knee within five years and this may be the result of abnormal walking patterns after surgery, according to a Rutgers study.

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9-Jan-2019 10:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 706075

Osteoarthritis and Risk of Death Study Finds Surprising Results

Florida Atlantic University

A study is the first to examine the differences in the risk of death associated with osteoarthritis in people with certain characteristics such as age, gender, ethnicity, body mass index, physical activity and smoking.

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8-Jan-2019 9:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 705940

Stem Cell Signal Drives New Bone Building

Johns Hopkins Medicine

In experiments in rats and human cells, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say they have added to evidence that a cellular protein signal that drives both bone and fat formation in selected stem cells can be manipulated to favor bone building.

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7-Jan-2019 11:00 AM EST
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    7-Jan-2019 10:00 AM EST

Article ID: 705981

Stronger knee joint repairs could result from CME chair’s research

University of Alabama Huntsville

Research underway at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) could provide stronger repairs for injured knees.

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3-Jan-2019 1:05 PM EST

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