Rush Fracture Liaison Service for capturing “missed opportunities” to treat osteoporosis in patients with fragility fractures
We report the results of the first 12 months of operation in patients admitted to the hospital.ResultsFirst acute fragility fracture(s) were identified in 36% (80/223), only historical fragility fracture(s) in 28% (63/223) and both acute and historical fragility fracture(s) in 36% (80/223). The cumulative subgroup with historical fragility fractures with/without new fractures included 67% (96/143) without a previous diagnosis of osteoporosis. First acute fragility fracture group included 83.8% (67/80) without a previous diagnosis of osteoporosis. Rush FLS “captured missed opportunities” in 73.1% (163/223) of previously undiagnosed and 77.1% (172/223) of previously untreated osteoporosis patients. Dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) prior to FLS consult was confirmed in 30% (67/223). Vitamin D deficiency (25-hydroxy vitamin D
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It comes as the number of cases globally surpasses 80,000 and amid fears of a possible pandemic.
U.S. President Donald Trump will seek $2.5 billion from Congress to fight the coronavirus epidemic and U.S. and South Korean militaries are considering scaling back joint training as the virus spreads in Europe and the Middle East.
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The announcement comes as infections surge in Iran, Italy and South Korea. But the number of cases in China has begun to decline — for now.
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Objective: To investigate the associations between hypovitaminosis D and disease activity in a cohort of relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) and clinically isolated syndrome (CIS) patients.Methods: In 51 RRMS and 2 CIS patients on stable interferon-β-1b (IFN-β-1b) treatment recruited to the EVIDIMS study (Efficacy of Vitamin D Supplementation in Multiple Sclerosis (NCT01440062) baseline serum vitamin D levels were evaluated. Patients were dichotomized based on the definition of vitamin D deficiency which is reflected by a
AbstractPurpose of ReviewCholestatic liver disease, including primary biliary cholangitis and primary sclerosing cholangitis, can be associated with numerous extrahepatic complications. Of these, malnutrition can negatively impact quality of life in these patients. Achieving nutritional optimization in patients with cholestatic liver disease is an essential component in the overall management of the disease.Recent FindingsThrough various mechanisms, including abnormalities in bile acid metabolism, malabsorption, anorexia, and increased metabolic rate, chronic malnutrition in cholestatic liver disease can lead to vitamin, m...
(Natural News) A young woman from Tianmen in China’s Hubei Province recently confessed that after she contracted the Wuhan coronavirus (CoVid-19) where she lives, staff at the hospital she was sent to barely cared for her and actually tried to murder her. This college student, who became something of an internet celebrity after exposing on...