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Patients at a reduced risk of venous thromboembolism and persistent pain after partial versus total knee replacement
The results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2019) demonstrate reduced risk of venous thromboembolism and persistent pain, but increased risk of revision in partial versus total knee replacement in patients with osteoarthritis. (2019-06-13)
Common conditions keep many patients out of knee cartilage research studies
Issues like age or existing arthritis may preclude patients from participating in clinical studies for new therapies that could benefit them (2019-06-13)
Heart valve procedure safe for patients with common heart defect
A new analysis conducted by investigators at the Cedars-Sinai Smidt Heart Institute shows for the first time that patients with a common heart defect who undergo catheter-based valve replacement procedures have the same survival and complication rates as patients without the defect who undergo the same procedure. (2019-06-11)
Brighter possibilities for treating blindness
Advances in preclinical research are now being translated into innovative clinical solutions for blindness, a review published in the 10th anniversary series of science Translational Medicine depicts. (2019-06-05)
New research addresses incidence of atrial fibrillation after aortic valve replacement
UAB investigators have outlined the incidence and implications of atrial fibrillation after transcatheter aortic valve implantation and surgical aortic valve replacement. (2019-06-03)
Researchers explore augmented ACL reconstruction procedure
An innovative procedure that explores the use of amnion, bone marrow concentrate and suture tape in ACL reconstruction may result in earlier return to play protocols for athletes, suggests a new study from the Marshall University Joan C. (2019-06-03)
App helps improve pain control and reduce opiate use after surgery
Patients who underwent total knee replacement and used a smartphone app (PainCoach) at home after surgery consistently reduced opiate painkiller use and improved pain control, according to new research being presented at this year's Euroanaesthesia Congress (the annual meeting of the European Society of Anaesthesiology) in Vienna, Austria (June 1-3). (2019-06-01)
Reinvent Motherisk to protect mothers and babies
Canada should reinvent the Motherisk program to support pregnant women to have healthy babies, argues an editorial in CMAJ. (2019-05-27)
Menopausal changes to female heart happen earlier than thought
A new University of Guelph study is the first to reveal hidden changes that are happening to the female heart during perimenopause -- the stage before menopause sets in. (2019-05-23)
Young athletes who require ACL reconstruction may benefit from additional procedure
An anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear, an injury of the knee, can be devastating to a young athlete. (2019-05-21)
Novel technique reduces obstruction risk in heart valve replacement
Researchers at the National, Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health, have developed a novel technique that prevents the obstruction of blood flow, a common fatal complication of transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR). (2019-05-20)
Low income is a risk factor for 'catastrophic' amputation after knee joint replacement
Above-knee amputation (AKA) is a rare but severe complication of deep infection after knee replacement surgery. (2019-04-30)
Study reveals hip and knee replacement performance in England and Wales
The performance of different prosthetic implant combinations used in patients undergoing hip and knee replacements in England and Wales over the last 14 years have, for the first time, been directly compared in two new studies. (2019-04-29)
Pre-op daily life disability may predict poor outcome after hip replacement
A new Johns Hopkins Medicine study looking at medical records of more than 43,000 US adults with hip-joint damaging osteoarthritis suggests that those who cannot perform daily activities independently before total hip replacement surgery are more likely to have poorer outcomes after surgery. (2019-04-23)
Risk factors identified for patients undergoing knee replacements
In the largest study of its kind, researchers from the Musculoskeletal Research Unit at the University of Bristol have identified the most important risk factors for developing severe infection after knee replacement. (2019-04-17)
Surgical site infection rates differ by gender for certain procedures
Men and women are at differing risks of developing surgical site infections depending on the type of operation they undergo, according to new research being presented at this year's European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) in Amsterdam, Netherlands (April 13-16, 2019). (2019-04-15)
Stem Cell trial for osteoarthritis patients reduces pain, improves quality of life
In the first North American stem cell clinical trial for osteoarthritis of the knee patients, 12 patients were given injections of their own stem cells and followed for 12 months. (2019-04-12)
Ultrasound aligns living cells in bioprinted tissues
Researchers have developed a technique to improve the characteristics of engineered tissues by using ultrasound to align living cells during the biofabrication process. (2019-04-10)
High-intensity interval training increases injuries, Rutgers study finds
People who engage in high-intensity interval training are at greater risk for injury, especially in the knees and shoulders, a Rutgers study found. (2019-04-09)
Searching for better treatments for irritated tendons
Researchers learn what makes tendons fray in old age, knowledge that could help develop better treatments for tendinosis and regrow damaged tissue. (2019-04-02)
Just an hour of weekly walking staves off disability
Just one hour a week of brisk walking -- as if you are late to an appointment or trying to make a train -- staves off disability in older adults with arthritis pain, or aching or stiffness in a knee, hip, ankle or foot, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study. (2019-04-01)
Replacing sitting time with physical activity associated with lower risk of death
For those who get the least amount of physical activity, replacing a half hour of sitting time with physical activity was associated with up to a nearly 50 percent reduction in mortality, according to a new study from the American Cancer Society (2019-03-25)
Low-risk patients may benefit from less invasive transcatheter valve replacement
A new study by a team of cardiologists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) led by senior and corresponding author Jeffrey Popma, MD, suggests that a minimally invasive procedure currently reserved for patients too frail to undergo surgery may in fact be a safe and effective alternative for healthier patients. (2019-03-18)
Low-risk patients benefit from minimally invasive transcatheter aortic valve replacement
Results from a New England Journal of Medicine paper, released March 17 and co-authored by S. (2019-03-17)
Transcatheter valve replacement safe in those with unusual valve anatomy
Compared with patients who had a typical tricuspid aortic valve, patients with a more unusual bicuspid aortic valve had a similar rate of death but a higher likelihood of stroke after undergoing a procedure to replace the valve by threading surgical equipment through an artery, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology's 68th Annual Scientific Session. (2019-03-17)
Testosterone slows prostate cancer recurrence in low-risk patients
In the largest such study so far undertaken, US researchers have shown that testosterone replacement slows the recurrence of prostate cancer in low-risk patients. (2019-03-16)
Diabetics more likely to experience high blood sugar after joint surgery
People with diabetes who have joint replacement surgery are at sharply higher risk of experiencing elevated blood sugar after the procedure, and this could increase their chances of developing a complication, according to a new study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS). (2019-03-15)
No increased risk of complications for joint replacement in ambulatory surgery setting
Researchers conducted a study to compare patient outcomes and costs for in-patient hip and knee replacement surgeries to those performed in an ambulatory surgery center. (2019-03-14)
Study: Surgery for herniated discs in neck can be safely performed in outpatient setting
Surgery to remove multiple herniated or degenerated discs in the neck, a procedure known as anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF), can be safely performed in an outpatient setting in select patients, according to a study at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City. (2019-03-14)
CRF research to be presented at ACC.19
Research from the Cardiovascular Research Foundation and the CRF Clinical Trials Center will be presented at the American College of Cardiology's 68th Annual Scientific Session taking place March 16-18, 2019 at the Ernest N. (2019-03-14)
A model for more efficient use of resources after joint replacement surgery
Patients who live close to the hospital at which they have had a hip or knee replacement are much more likely to visit the emergency room for follow-up care of pain, inflammation and other complaints than those who live farther away, according to a new study. (2019-03-12)
CT scan prior to spine fusion finds almost half of patients had undiagnosed osteoporosis
For patients contemplating spinal fusion surgery to alleviate pain, bone health is an important consideration. (2019-03-12)
HSS orthopedic surgeons address opioid epidemic head on
Orthopedic surgeons at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) have developed a pain management pathway designed to reduce the use of opioid analgesics after joint replacement surgery. (2019-03-12)
Study finds IV and pill form of acetaminophen work equally well after hip replacement
Pain management after surgery is a vital part of patient care. (2019-03-12)
Study suggests hip replacement patients can skip hip precautions
Low-risk patients undergoing a total hip replacement with a posterior approach can skip the standard hip precautions currently recommended for post-surgical recovery, according to a study conducted at Hospital for Special Surgery. (2019-03-12)
Spine evaluation is critical to reduce dislocations in revision total hip arthroplasty
A new assessment tool before revision hip replacement surgery has significantly reduced the rate of recurrent dislocations compared to a standard evaluation, according to a study at Hospital for Special Surgery. (2019-03-12)
Knee pain not linked with activity levels in adults with knee osteoarthritis
Knee pain was not associated with daily walking levels in an Arthritis Care & Research study of individuals with mild to moderate symptomatic knee osteoarthritis. (2019-03-06)
Engineered microbe may be key to producing plastic from plants
With a few genetic tweaks, a type of soil bacteria with an appetite for hydrocarbons shows promise as a biological factory for converting a renewable -- but frustratingly untapped -- bounty into a replacement for ubiquitous plastics. (2019-03-06)
Professor Mary Schooling analyzes the relationship between testosterone and serious heart conditions
To explore whether there is a strong association between testosterone and the development of heart disease, CUNY SPH Professor Mary Schooling led a study using a technique called Mendelian randomization to analyze genetic variants that predict testosterone levels and their associations with blood clots, heart failure and heart attack in almost 400,000 men and women from a large genetic study and the UK Biobank study. (2019-03-06)
Avoiding the crack of doom
The deformations and fractures that cause catastrophic failure in materials begin with a few molecules torn out of place, a process of urgent interest to researchers. (2019-02-25)
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