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Declines in Kidney Function, Spine BMD Linked in Chinese Postmenopausal Women Declines in Kidney Function, Spine BMD Linked in Chinese Postmenopausal Women
A decline in kidney function may be an independent risk factor for lower lumbar-spine bone mineral density (LBMD) as healthy Chinese postmenopausal women age, a new study from China suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - January 19, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Changes in Bone Markers Predict Fracture Reduction With Anti-resorptive Drug Changes in Bone Markers Predict Fracture Reduction With Anti-resorptive Drug
Treatment-related changes in bone formation markers predict vertebral-fracture reduction with anti-resorptive drug therapy, according to a meta-regression analysis of 14 clinical trials.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - January 18, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

Rheumatoid Arthritis May Confer Higher Cardiac and Infection Risks Rheumatoid Arthritis May Confer Higher Cardiac and Infection Risks
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are at increased risk of serious infections, myocardial infarction (MI), and coronary heart disease (CHD), an analysis of Medicare claims data suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - January 17, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

The Use of Silver-Coated Orthopaedic Implants The Use of Silver-Coated Orthopaedic Implants
Find out what there is to know about the different types of silver used in orthopedic practice.Current Orthopaedic Practice (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - January 16, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Tackle Global Road Deaths Like Preventable Diseases - Report Tackle Global Road Deaths Like Preventable Diseases - Report
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - January 12, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Olympics-Norway's Cross-country Success Clouded by Asthma Drug Ethics Olympics-Norway's Cross-country Success Clouded by Asthma Drug Ethics
Norway's cross-country skiers will arrive in Pyeongchang hoping to continue their recent dominance in a sport that doubles as a national obsession, but even at home there are questions over the ethical use of medicines by athletes.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - January 9, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

Acetylcholinesterase Inhibitors May Limit Fractures in Alzheimer ’ s Patients Acetylcholinesterase Inhibitors May Limit Fractures in Alzheimer ’ s Patients
In elderly patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD), use of acetylcholinesterase inhibitors is linked with reduced risk of osteoporotic fractures, new research from Spain suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - January 9, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

Brain Imaging Offers Insights on Excessive Daytime Sleepiness Brain Imaging Offers Insights on Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
Excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) is linked with increased dopaminergic function in the thalamus, according to an analysis of brain imaging data from the UK.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - January 2, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Radiology News Source Type: news

FRAX Screening Reduces Hip Fractures in Healthy Older Women FRAX Screening Reduces Hip Fractures in Healthy Older Women
Community screening using the FRAX risk assessment tool reduced hip fractures over 5 years compared with usual care, although not other osteoporotic or clinical fracture rates, in older women.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - January 2, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

NFL-Concussion Protocol Altered After Recent Missteps NFL-Concussion Protocol Altered After Recent Missteps
The NFL's concussion protocol has been altered with late-season changes following recent incidents that have triggered investigations.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - December 28, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Students May Be Getting More Concussions in PE Classes Than in Sports Students May Be Getting More Concussions in PE Classes Than in Sports
Education and research about concussions in youth have focused on team sports, but a study from New Mexico suggests that adolescents may suffer more knock-out head blows in PE classes than in organized athletics.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - December 28, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Bone Deficits Seen at Distal Tibia in Adults With Cystic Fibrosis Bone Deficits Seen at Distal Tibia in Adults With Cystic Fibrosis
Adult patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) have decreased volumetric bone mineral density (vBMD) and stiffness in the distal tibia, compared with healthy individuals, according to new research.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - December 27, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

FDA Bans Triclosan, 23 Other Antiseptic Ingredients FDA Bans Triclosan, 23 Other Antiseptic Ingredients
The FDA has finalized a rule that bans marketing of over-the-counter healthcare antiseptic products containing triclosan and 23 other active ingredients.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - December 19, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Internal Medicine News Alert Source Type: news

Diagnostic Injections About the Shoulder Diagnostic Injections About the Shoulder
Find out how injections of anesthetic agents can help in the diagnosis of shoulder conditions.Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - December 18, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Vitamin D-metabolite Ratio Predicts Fracture Risk Better Than 25(OH)D Vitamin D-metabolite Ratio Predicts Fracture Risk Better Than 25(OH)D
Vitamin D-metabolite ratio (VMR) may be a better marker of bone health than 25(OH)D (25-hydroxyvitamin D), a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

Myocardial Fibrosis Seen in Competitive Male Triathletes Myocardial Fibrosis Seen in Competitive Male Triathletes
Competitive male triathletes may be at increased risk for non-ischemic myocardial fibrosis and the more they compete, the higher the risk, according to preliminary research.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Endoscopic Versus Open Procedures for Carpal Tunnel Release Endoscopic Versus Open Procedures for Carpal Tunnel Release
When deciding between the two procedures for carpal tunnel release, is it just a matter of cost? What other factors should be considered?Medscape Orthopedics (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics Article Source Type: news

Opioid Painkiller Prescriptions May Run in Families Opioid Painkiller Prescriptions May Run in Families
When one person in a household gets prescribed opioids, the other people who live with them are more likely to get their own prescriptions for these narcotic painkillers, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - December 12, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Pharmacist News Source Type: news

Childhood Bruising Distribution From Unintentional Injury Childhood Bruising Distribution From Unintentional Injury
What does this study tell us about the mechanisms of bruising in children?Archives of Disease in Childhood (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - December 6, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

Locus on Chromosome 2 Linked to Clinical Vertebral Fractures Locus on Chromosome 2 Linked to Clinical Vertebral Fractures
A novel locus on chromosome 2 is associated with clinical vertebral fractures independently of bone density, according to results from a genome-wide association study (GWAS).Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - December 4, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

The Community Pharmacist's Role in Managing Lower Back Pain The Community Pharmacist's Role in Managing Lower Back Pain
The pharmacist may be the first healthcare professional consulted for back pain. Familiarize yourself with the most recent guidelines recommended by the ACP in this article.U.S. Pharmacist (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - December 4, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Pharmacist Journal Article Source Type: news

Long-term Oral Bisphosphonates and Fractures in Older Women Long-term Oral Bisphosphonates and Fractures in Older Women
The findings of this study add to concerns about the safety of long-term bisphosphonate use in older women at high risk of fracture.Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - November 27, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Hit With $247M Verdict in Hip Implant Trial Johnson & Johnson Hit With $247M Verdict in Hip Implant Trial
A federal jury in Dallas on Thursday ordered Johnson& Johnson and its DePuy Orthopaedics unit to pay $247 million to six patients who said they were injured by defective Pinnacle hip implants.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Obesity Ups Risk of Vascular Complications After Knee Dislocation Obesity Ups Risk of Vascular Complications After Knee Dislocation
Knee dislocations are becoming more common among obese people, and these patients are more likely than normal-weight individuals to develop vascular damage that can lead to amputations, a recent study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - November 14, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

Exercise May Help Prevent Low Back Pain or Make It Less Severe Exercise May Help Prevent Low Back Pain or Make It Less Severe
People who exercise may lower their odds of developing low back pain or may reduce the intensity of back pain they do experience, a research review suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - November 12, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

Bisphosphonates May Limit Fracture Risk in Users of Oral Glucocorticoids Bisphosphonates May Limit Fracture Risk in Users of Oral Glucocorticoids
Early oral bisphosphonate use is associated with a lower risk of fractures among oral-glucocorticoid users, researchers from Canada report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - November 9, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulations Plus Exercise Bolster ACL Reconstruction Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulations Plus Exercise Bolster ACL Reconstruction
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - November 8, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

Little to No Placental Transfer of Certolizumab Pegol Little to No Placental Transfer of Certolizumab Pegol
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - November 3, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Ice Cube Therapy May Dilute Pain From Local Anesthetic Injections Ice Cube Therapy May Dilute Pain From Local Anesthetic Injections
Briefly applying an ice cube to the skin could diminish the pain associated with local anesthetic injections, a small study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - November 3, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

Working With Athletic Coaches: Tips for Success Working With Athletic Coaches: Tips for Success
Dr Mandelbaum describes what influenced him, first as a coach and then as a sports physician, and shares tips on how to be successful in the game.Medscape Orthopedics (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - October 27, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics Article Source Type: news

Blood Test Predicts Fragility Fractures in Elderly Men Blood Test Predicts Fragility Fractures in Elderly Men
Serum levels of pentosidine and endogenous secretory receptor for advanced glycation end products (esRAGE) can be used to predict fragility fractures in elderly men, researchers from Japan report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - October 26, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine News Source Type: news

Sleep-Related Problems After Concussion Worse in Females Than Males Sleep-Related Problems After Concussion Worse in Females Than Males
After a concussion, females have worse sleep-related outcomes than males, new research suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - October 26, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Associations Between LBP and Muscle-Strengthening Activity Associations Between LBP and Muscle-Strengthening Activity
Could engaging in muscle-strengthening activity help reduce the risk of lower back pain?Spine (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - October 25, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Calf Muscle Strain Injuries in Sport Calf Muscle Strain Injuries in Sport
Which factors may predict the risk of future calf strain injury in athletes?British Journal of Sports Medicine (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - October 25, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

With Time, Shoe Inserts May Help Ease Plantar Heel Pain With Time, Shoe Inserts May Help Ease Plantar Heel Pain
It could take a little time for orthotic shoe inserts to help relieve plantar heel pain, but the prefabricated versions sold in drugstores may work just as well as more expensive custom alternatives, a recent study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - October 24, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

First Saudi Female Head of Sports Should Get Women Exercising First Saudi Female Head of Sports Should Get Women Exercising
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - October 23, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Do Older Women Who Use Bisphosphonates Need Fewer Knee Replacements? Do Older Women Who Use Bisphosphonates Need Fewer Knee Replacements?
The rate of knee replacement surgery among older women with knee osteoarthritis is lower in those who take bisphosphonates than in those who don't, according to a database study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - October 20, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

UK Anti-trust Regulator Investigates S.Africa's Aspen Pharmacare UK Anti-trust Regulator Investigates S.Africa's Aspen Pharmacare
Britain's competition regulator has launched an investigation into Africa's biggest generic drug maker Aspen Pharmacare over alleged anticompetitive conduct in the supply of blood pressure and arthritis drugs, Aspen said on Friday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - October 16, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Portal-based Education Helps Curb Inappropriate MRIs for Low Back Pain Portal-based Education Helps Curb Inappropriate MRIs for Low Back Pain
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - October 16, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Radiology News Source Type: news

Opioid Substitute Tracks Brainwaves, Serves Dancing Potatoes Opioid Substitute Tracks Brainwaves, Serves Dancing Potatoes
A tablet system that distracts users with individually selected content can help patients in pain feel more comfortable.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - October 6, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Exercise Prevents Elderly Mobility Problems, and the More the Better Exercise Prevents Elderly Mobility Problems, and the More the Better
Less than an extra hour a week of moderate exercise can make a big difference in helping older adults stay mobile and reduce their risk of developing major mobility problems, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - October 3, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Some Youth Football Drills Raise Head-impact Risk More Than Others Some Youth Football Drills Raise Head-impact Risk More Than Others
Several youth football drills expose young athletes to head impacts more frequently and more roughly than others, according to a U.S. study that followed 10- and 11-year-old players for a full season.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - September 26, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

How Residents Cope: Bingeing, Drinking, Sports, and Friends How Residents Cope: Bingeing, Drinking, Sports, and Friends
Overeating. Drinking. Antidepressants. These are a few of the coping mechanisms residents rely on to get through their stressful residencies. Are there any positive coping strategies?Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Leg Injury Risk Goes Up in Previously Injured Athletes Leg Injury Risk Goes Up in Previously Injured Athletes
Athletes may be more likely to suffer leg injuries when they've had injuries in the past - even those involving other parts of the body, a recent study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - September 7, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

Multiple Amputations, Pelvic Injuries Common With IEDs Multiple Amputations, Pelvic Injuries Common With IEDs
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - August 31, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

Report Reveals High Level of Drug Use in Athletics Report Reveals High Level of Drug Use in Athletics
Over 30% of athletes who competed at the 2011 world championships admitted to having used banned substances in the past, according to a World Anti-Doping Agency-commissioned study released on Tuesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - August 31, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine News Source Type: news

Brain Alterations Persist After Sports Concussion Medical Clearance Brain Alterations Persist After Sports Concussion Medical Clearance
Brain structure and function remain altered after medical clearance to return to play following a sport concussion, researchers from Canada report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - August 30, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

Outpatient ACDF Associated With Fewer Complications Outpatient ACDF Associated With Fewer Complications
A new study found fewer postoperative complications in one- and two-level outpatient ACDF procedures compared with inpatient procedures.Spine (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - August 28, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

CAC Among Endurance Athletes:'Hearts of Stone'CAC Among Endurance Athletes:'Hearts of Stone '
Two new studies reveal that long-term endurance athletes demonstrate significantly higher CAC scores and calcific plaque burden than participants who exercise less. But what are the implications?Circulation (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - August 28, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Five Factors Predict Head and Neck Injuries in High-Impact Sports Five Factors Predict Head and Neck Injuries in High-Impact Sports
Self-reported concussion history and results of sensorimotor tests predict the risk of head and neck injuries among participants in high-impact collision sports, researchers from Australia report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - August 11, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news