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Study raises new warnings about frail surgery patients
A Veterans Affairs study has shown that frail surgery patients may be at higher risk than previously thought, leading the researchers to conclude that 'there are no 'low-risk' procedures among frail patients.' (2019-11-13)
Dartmouth study assesses fracture risk for patients taking multiple medications
There is a strong association between the number of fracture-associated drugs (FADs) older patients receive and their risk of sustaining a hip fracture, according to a new Dartmouth study. (2019-11-13)
Prosthetic joint infections missed in patients with rheumatic diseases
Standard diagnostic methods are not adequate to identify prosthetic joint infections (PJIs) in patients with rheumatic diseases, according to findings from a new study by researchers from Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City. (2019-11-12)
Study: 'Pre-habilitation' by peer coaches before knee replacement may improve outcomes
HSS researchers launched a study to see if a 'pre-habilitation'' program - counseling by a peer coach who has already had knee replacement - could empower and inform patients scheduled for the surgery and lead to better outcomes. (2019-11-12)
Young male cancer survivors may benefit from testosterone replacement
In young male cancer survivors with low testosterone levels, testosterone replacement therapy is associated with an improvement in body composition, according to a new study published this week in PLOS Medicine by Richard Ross of University of Sheffield, UK, and colleagues. (2019-11-12)
Better biosensor technology created for stem cells
A Rutgers-led team has created better biosensor technology that may help lead to safe stem cell therapies for treating Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases and other neurological disorders. (2019-11-11)
Study: Where one lives influences post-op care and rehab after hip replacement surgery
A study finds that the socioeconomic status of one's community influences where a patient receives postoperative care and rehabilitation after elective hip replacement surgery. (2019-11-11)
Combined tests can predict kidney injury risk in critically ill children
Combining the Renal Angina Index and measurement of urinary Neutrophil Gelatinase Associated Lipocalin can improve predictions of severe acute kidney injury in critically ill children. (2019-11-10)
Fossil suggests apes, old world monkeys moved in opposite directions from shared ancestor
In terms of their body plan, Old World monkeys -- a group that includes primates like baboons and macaques -- are generally considered more similar to ancestral species than apes are. (2019-11-08)
Artificial intelligence technology may improve care for patients needing dialysis
A machine learning model boosted rates of patients who started dialysis under optimal conditions. (2019-11-07)
Shortened sleep may negatively affect women's bone health
Getting too little sleep was linked with a higher risk of having low bone mineral density (BMD) and developing osteoporosis, as reported in a recent Journal of Bone and Mineral Research study of postmenopausal women. (2019-11-06)
The genetic imprint of Palaeolithic has been detected in North African populations
Researchers led by David Comas for the first time performed an analysis of the complete genome of the population of North Africa. (2019-11-06)
Study finds association between physical activity, lower risk of fracture
Regular physical activity, including lighter intensity activities such as walking, is associated with reduced risk of hip and total fracture in postmenopausal women. (2019-11-06)
Bariatric surgery may not lead to lower health care costs
Despite helping to bring about improved survival and significant weight loss, bariatric surgery may not lead to lower health care costs in the long term, says a Veterans Affairs study. (2019-10-30)
Study finds racial variation in post-op care after knee replacement surgery
A large study analyzing 107,000 knee replacement surgeries found that African Americans were significantly more likely than white patients to be discharged to an inpatient rehabilitation or skilled nursing facility rather than home care after the procedure. (2019-10-30)
Race and poverty not risk factors for total knee replacement revision or failure
In a new study published in Arthritis Care & Research, HSS investigators found race and poverty are not risk factors for total knee replacement revision or failure at a high-volume orthopedic hospital. (2019-10-29)
Kidney replacement therapy rates have remained higher in men vs. women for decades
Rates for all types of kidney replacement therapy in European countries were consistently higher in men than women from 1965 to 2015. (2019-10-24)
English proficiency associated with hospital revisits, readmissions
Patients with limited English proficiency face barriers in health care settings. (2019-10-22)
New lightweight, portable robotic suit to increase running and walking performance
A new study presenting a revolutionary robotic mobility-assistance suit was published in the journal Science this August. (2019-10-21)
Composite metal foam outperforms aluminum for use in aircraft wings
The leading edges of aircraft wings have to meet a very demanding set of characteristics. (2019-10-21)
Steroid injections of hip and knee may damage joints
Corticosteroid injections used to treat osteoarthritis pain in the hip and knee may be more dangerous than previously thought, according to a new special report. (2019-10-15)
New evidence that hip and knee steroid injections more dangerous than thought
A new study reveals that commonly given hip and knee steroid intra-articular injections may be harmful in some patients with at-risk conditions or may cause complications that are not well understood. (2019-10-15)
Public reporting on aortic valve surgeries has decreased access, study finds
Public reporting on aortic valve replacement outcomes has resulted in fewer valve surgeries for people with endocarditis, a new study has found. (2019-10-11)
Elevated risk of blood clot in lungs after surgery lasts for how long?
Researchers examined how long an increased risk of pulmonary embolism (lung artery blockage usually caused by a blood clot) persisted after six types of surgery (vascular, gynecological, gastrointestinal, hip or knee replacement, fractures and other orthopedic operations) among 60,000 cancer-free middle-age adults using data from a French national inpatient database. (2019-10-09)
Treatment for 'low T' could someday come from a single skin cell, USC research shows
USC researchers have successfully grown human, testosterone-producing cells in the lab, paving the way to someday treat low testosterone with personalized replacement cells. (2019-10-07)
CNIC scientists discover a new mechanism for the transfer of maternal genetic material
CNIC researchers have identified a mechanism involved in the prevention of possible errors during the transfer of mitochondrial DNA from mothers to their offspring. (2019-10-03)
Recommendations to prevent secondary fractures in adults 65+ with osteoporosis
A multistakeholder coalition assembled by the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) has issued clinical recommendations for the optimal prevention of secondary fracture among people aged 65 years and older with a hip or vertebral fracture -- the most serious complication associated with osteoporosis. (2019-10-02)
Step forward in falling research
University of Queensland research shows there is more at play than just a sinking feeling when you stumble during movement or trip in a hole in the ground. (2019-10-01)
Insight into competitive advantage of modern humans over Neanderthals
A team of Japanese and Italian researchers, including from Tohoku University, have evidenced mechanically delivered projectile weapons in Europe dating to 45,000-40,000 years -- more than 20,000 years than previously thought. (2019-09-29)
New design of bioactive peptide nanofibers keeping both temperature reversibility and stiffness control
A collaboration mainly led by scientists from Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT) in Japan has developed a new method of molecular design to control both temperature reversibility and stiffness of nanofibers that are gel-forming peptides. (2019-09-27)
Study helps surgeons determine optimal approach for broken hips
Robert Zura, MD, Chair of Orthopaedics at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, was part of an international collaborative study group whose findings will help orthopaedic surgeons identify the best individual approach to treat broken hips in those over age 50. (2019-09-27)
International study finds similar results from total or partial hip replacement
The trial was conducted on 1,495 patients 50 or older who had been able to walk before having a displaced femoral neck fracture, at 80 centres in the 10 countries of Canada, the US, Spain, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Norway, Finland, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. (2019-09-26)
Multicomponent home-based treatments improve mobility in older adults after hip fracture
Each year more than 260,000 older Americans are hospitalized for hip fractures, a debilitating injury that can severely and permanently impact mobility. (2019-09-10)
Paid family leave improves vaccination rates in infants
Parents who take paid family leave after the birth of a newborn are more likely to have their child vaccinated on time compared to those who do not, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York. (2019-09-09)
Weight change and bone health in older adults with obesity
Weight loss in older adults is accompanied by loss in bone mineral density (BMD) and an increased risk of bone fracture. (2019-09-05)
Bigger spend, same end: Post-hospital care study suggests ways to save Medicare money
A new study reveals that spending on post-hospital care for patients who have traditional Medicare coverage costs much more than it does for an identical patient with private insurance. (2019-09-03)
UM physical therapy professor authors new guideline on treating runner's knee
University of Montana Assistant Professor Richard Willy is the lead author on a paper that offers new guidelines for treating patellofemoral pain, often known as 'runner's knee.' (2019-09-03)
Anxiety among patient factors linked to more opioid use after surgery
Surgeons wielding their life-saving scalpels, laparoscopic tools, or other implements to repair or remove what ails their patients understand all too well that pain is an unavoidable part of the healing process. (2019-08-22)
Listening to the 'patient voice' can drive improvements in hospital care for patients undergoing heart surgery
Patient-reported experiences have potential for driving improvements in the quality of hospital care, according to a new study in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology, published by Elsevier. (2019-08-22)
Promising gene replacement therapy moves forward at Ohio State
Research led by Dr. Krystof Bankiewicz, who recently joined The Ohio State University College of Medicine, shows that gene replacement therapy for Niemann-Pick type A disease is safe for use in nonhuman primates and has therapeutic effects in mice. (2019-08-21)
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