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Alphatec raises $19m in private placement
Alphatec (NSDQ:ATEC) said it inked a deal to raise roughly $18.9 million in a private placement led by “new healthcare-dedicated institutional investors.” The placement, expected to close March 28, also included Alphatec directors and executives and other existing backers, the company said. The proceeds are earmarked for general corporate and working capital expenses, Alphatec said. “We appreciate the support of our new and existing investors and the confidence this conveys in our strategy to build a high-growth spine company,” CEO Terry Rich said in prepared remarks. “We believe the addit...
Source: Mass Device - March 27, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Funding Roundup Orthopedics Spinal Alphatec Holdings Inc. Source Type: news

Health Tip: Think You Fractured Your Foot?
-- If you believe you ' ve fractured a bone in your foot, it ' s important to see a doctor as quickly as possible. If there ' s time before your office visit, here are suggestions to follow, courtesy of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: Place... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 27, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Triple Prophylaxis for the Prevention of SSI in TJA Triple Prophylaxis for the Prevention of SSI in TJA
A triple prophylaxis protocol may help reduce the incidence of surgical site infections after total knee and hip arthroplasties.Current Orthopaedic Practice (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

IOF President's Award honors global osteoporosis experts and advocates
(International Osteoporosis Foundation) Seven leading osteoporosis experts and advocates have received the 2017 International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) President's Award in recognition of their contributions to IOF and their commitment to advancing education and awareness in the field within their regions. The presentations took place on March 24, 2017 during the World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases in Florence, Italy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 27, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

No 'weekend admission effect' for the elderly sustaining broken hips in the NHS
New research has found NHS patients admitted to hospital at the weekend with a hip fracture are at no greater risk of death compared to weekdays. In fact, the risk of death during the hospital stay was lower at the weekend than in the week. Only a delay to surgery; undergoing surgery on a Sunday, when provision for operations in many hospitals is less, being discharged from hospital on a Sunday; or out of hours were associated with an increased risk of death at 30 days. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - March 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Clinical Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Unplanned 90-day readmissions in a specialty orthopaedic unit-a prospective analysis of consecutive 12729 admissions - Avinash M, Rajasekaran S, Aiyer SN.
INTRODUCTION: Unplanned readmissions are an undesirable and expensive outcome of clinical practice. Previous reported literature is limited by retrospective study designs and 30  day study intervals. We analyzed causes for 90-day unplanned readmission, tem... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 25, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The relationship between cumulative lifetime ultraviolet radiation exposure, bone mineral density, falls risk and fractures in older adults - Thompson MJ, Aitken DA, Otahal P, Cicolini J, Winzenberg TM, Jones G.
Data linking cumulative lifetime vitamin D status with skeletal outcomes are lacking. We show that increasing cumulative sun exposure was associated with higher bone mineral density in younger males and protective against fractures in females independent o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 25, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

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Source: Pediatric Health Associates - March 24, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Changes at PHA Source Type: news

Child Victims of Mosul Battle Fill Emergency Hospital Child Victims of Mosul Battle Fill Emergency Hospital
The 9-year-old Iraqi boy was playing football on a patch of wasteground during a lull in the battle for Mosul when a mortar round fired by Islamic State militants landed nearby. It sprayed shrapnel into his lower legs and virtually severed them.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - March 24, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Traumatic Facial Injuries Common in U.S. Nursing Home Residents Traumatic Facial Injuries Common in U.S. Nursing Home Residents
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - March 24, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Med Students News Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: March 24, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]From companies receiving CE marking to other companies adjusting their distribution deals, here are 7 medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. Viveve Medical closes public offering Viveve Medical announced that it closed its underwritten public offering of 8,625,00 shares of its common stock, according to a March 22 news release. The public offering price was $4 per share, and the company estimates that the net proceeds from the offering will be nearly $31.7 million after deducting underwriting discounts and commissions. 2. Masimo receives CE Mark for Rad-97 P...
Source: Mass Device - March 24, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Business/Financial News Clinical Trials Orthopedics Astute Medical Bonesupport Cerebral Therapeutics DiamiR Flowonix Glaukos Masimo Ortho Clinical Diagnostics Viveve Medical Source Type: news

Clinical definitions of sarcopenia and risk of hospitalization in community-dwelling older men: the Osteoporotic Fractures in Men Study - Cawthon PM, Lui LY, Taylor BC, McCulloch CE, Cauley JA, Lapidus J, Orwoll E, Ensrud KE.
BACKGROUND: The association between various definitions of sarcopenia and hospitalization has not been evaluated in community-dwelling older men. METHODS: We used data from 1,516 participants at Visit 3 of the Osteoporotic Fractures in Men (MrOS) s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 24, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Patient care: More tools mean more mobility
Acceptance and integration of assistive devices in the workplace is growing, said Dr. Paul Hart, medical director at Western New York Occupational Medicine. “We work with a great group of rehab specialists, physical and occupational therapists and orthopedic specialists,” he said. “The whole thing is to get people treated as quickly as possible so they can return to full function as quickly as possible. In the past, I think the approach was very limited mobility. Now it’s “Let’s enhance… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - March 24, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jane Schmitt Source Type: news

Patient care: More tools mean more mobility
Acceptance and integration of assistive devices in the workplace is growing, said Dr. Paul Hart, medical director at Western New York Occupational Medicine. “We work with a great group of rehab specialists, physical and occupational therapists and orthopedic specialists,” he said. “The whole thing is to get people treated as quickly as possible so they can return to full function as quickly as possible. In the past, I think the approach was very limited mobility. Now it’s “Let’s enhance… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 24, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jane Schmitt Source Type: news

Uncertain Fate Of Obamacare Causes Some Hospitals To Halt Projects, Hiring
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Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to Boost Your Stem Cells
A California man named Kris Boesen was completely paralyzed after breaking his neck in a terrible car crash last March. But now he can brush his teeth and hug his family again… He's even started to regain sensation in his legs. And it's all because of a simple procedure he underwent about a month after his accident: stem cell therapy. During Kris' procedure, researchers at the University of Southern California injected 10 million stem cells into his spinal cord. Within two weeks, he could wiggle his fingers. Three months later, he was able to feed himself, write his name and operate his wheelchair. His re...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - March 23, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

U.S. Appeals Court Revives Fosamax Warning Claims Against Merck U.S. Appeals Court Revives Fosamax Warning Claims Against Merck
A federal appeals court on Wednesday revived hundreds of claims by plaintiffs who accused Merck& Co of failing to adequately warn about the risks of thigh bone fractures associated with its osteoporosis drug Fosamax (alendronate).Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - March 23, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Prolotherapy May Help Ease Knee Joint Pain Prolotherapy May Help Ease Knee Joint Pain
Prolotherapy, an alternative medicine approach to joint pain that typically uses injections of sugar or sodium, may be worth trying for knee osteoarthritis after traditional approaches fail, a recent review suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - March 23, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

​Two Cincinnati hospitals among first in nation to perform new kind of robotic surgery
Surgeons at Mercy Health-Cincinnati ’s Anderson Hospital and St. Elizabeth Healthcare in Edgewood are among the first in the nation to offer a total knee replacement using the Mako Robotic Arm-Assisted Surgery System. Dr. Suresh Nayak performed Ohio’s first total knee replacement procedure using the robotic-arm-assisted technolog y together with the Stryker Triathlon Total Knee System at Anderson Hospital on March 7, according to Mercy Health. Dr. Matthew Hummel of Commonwealth Orthopaedic Centers… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - March 23, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

UK Launched Coordinated Medical Response to Terror Attack UK Launched Coordinated Medical Response to Terror Attack
Doctors from St. Thomas ' Hospital, located at one end of Westminster Bridge, were the first physicians at the scene.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - March 23, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

Fracture admissions after burns: a retrospective longitudinal study - Duke JM, Randall SM, Fear MW, Boyd JH, Wood FM.
BACKGROUND: Severe burn triggers systemic responses that result in reduced muscle mass and changes in bone formation, with recent evidence also suggesting systemic effects on bone after minor burns. The aim of this study was to assess if people hospitalise... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 23, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Nasal injuries in sports - Marston AP, O'Brien EK, Hamilton GS.
Nasal trauma is a common consequence of athletic competition. The nasal bones are the most commonly fractured facial bone and are particularly at risk during sports participation. Acute management of trauma to the nose includes thorough evaluation of all i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 23, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Recreational and Sports Issues Source Type: news

Fragile bones and weak muscles take center stage at IOF-ESCEO World Congress in Florence
(International Osteoporosis Foundation) Researchers and clinicians from all regions of the world will be gathering in Florence, Italy today for the opening of the World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis, and Musculoskeletal Diseases (WCO-IOF-ESCEO Florence 2017), froml March 23-26, 2017 at the Fortezza da Basso Congress center. The annual Congress is hosted by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) and the European Society for Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis& Musculoskeletal Diseases (ESCEO). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 23, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Suicide Often Leaves Mental, Physical Woes in Surviving Spouse
Rates of PTSD and depression are higher, but so too are liver problems and back pain, study finds (Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge - March 22, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Family Medicine, Neurology, Orthopedics, Psychiatry, Reproductive Medicine, Hepatology, News, Source Type: news

Weight-bearing exercises promote bone formation in men
Osteoporosis affects more than 200 million people worldwide and is a serious public health concern, according to research. Now, newly published work is the first in men to show that long-term, weight-bearing exercises decrease sclerostin, a protein made in the bone, and increase IGF-1, a hormone associated with bone growth. These changes promote bone formation, increasing bone density. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 22, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Uninformed Patients Have Worse Surgical Outcomes Uninformed Patients Have Worse Surgical Outcomes
Patients who are well-informed about their condition and treatment options have better outcomes, according to a study of shared decision-making.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

Without Essential Nutrients, A Child’s Body Struggles To Do These Things
When our children get into cars, we make them buckle their seat belts. And when they learn to ride bikes, we teach them to wear helmets. But not everything that has to do with our children’s health and well-being is as easy to see as a helmet or as simple to reach for as a seatbelt. In countries across the globe, in food deserts here in the U.S. and, even, in many of our homes, children are not getting proper nutrition. And the consequences are tremendous: adequate vitamin and mineral intake is essential for a child’s health and development, particularly in the first 1,000 days of life. An infant or a child wi...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Strategies and Factors for Preparing to Compete in the Heat Strategies and Factors for Preparing to Compete in the Heat
What are the heat stress prevention strategies used by elite-level athletes -- and how likely are they to use them?British Journal of Sports Medicine (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - March 22, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Emergency Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Sea urchin spines could fix bones
More than 2 million procedures every year take place around the world to heal bone fractures and defects from trauma or disease, making bone the second most commonly transplanted tissue after blood. To help improve the outcomes of these surgeries, scientists have developed a new grafting material from sea urchin spines. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 22, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

AAOS 2017: Why some ACL surgeries fail
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) Typically, orthopaedic surgeons can get athletes back to their sport with ACL reconstruction surgery. But what happens when the reconstruction surgery isn't successful? (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 22, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Weight-bearing exercises promote bone formation in men
(University of Missouri-Columbia) Osteoporosis affects more than 200 million people worldwide and is a serious public health concern, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation. Now, Pamela Hinton, associate professor in the Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, has published the first study in men to show that long-term, weight-bearing exercises decrease sclerostin, a protein made in the bone, and increase IGF-1, a hormone associated with bone growth. These changes promote bone formation, increasing bone density. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 22, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

End-to-End Integrated solutions from Dentsply Sirona: From diagnosis to the final restoration
One year after the merger, at the IDS 2017, Dentsply Sirona will be presenting itself as a full-range provider of integrated solutions for better, safer, faster dental health care.  General practitioners, specialists and their patients all benefit from efficient workflows.Bensheim/Salzburg, March 21, 2017." We no longer think in individual products or modules, but in intelligent solutions. This enables us to support dentists and dental technicians to provide better, safer, and faster dental treatments. That is our mission and the reason why we call ourselves ' The Dental Solutions Company ' " explained Jeffrey T. Slov...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 22, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

New Treatment Relieves Knee Pain Without Replacement Surgery
BOSTON (CBS) – Americans of all ages suffer from knee pain and stiffness due to cartilage loss. However, a recent FDA approved treatment might bring relief to patients and it is being performed in Boston. Dr. Mallika Marshall introduces us to Chris, the first patient to undergo the procedure. Chris suffers from a rare condition called Osteochondritis dissecans, which causes cartilage in his joints to break down. Chris, who prefers not to use his last name, dealt with knee problems for most of his life, including unbearable pain in his left knee. “It was quite painful, sports were difficult, and then walking became ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Boston Brigham and Women's Hospital Dr. Mallika Marshall Knee Treatment Maci Osteochondritis dissecans Source Type: news

New Treatment Relieves Knee Pain Without Surgery
BOSTON (CBS) – Americans of all ages suffer from knee pain and stiffness due to cartilage loss. However, a recent FDA approved treatment might bring relief to patients and it is being performed in Boston. Dr. Mallika Marshall introduces us to Chris, the first patient to undergo the procedure. Chris suffers from a rare condition called Osteochondritis dissecans, which causes cartilage in his joints to break down. Chris, who prefers not to use his last name, dealt with knee problems for most of his life, including unbearable pain in his left knee. “It was quite painful, sports were difficult, and then walking beca...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Boston Brigham and Women's Hospital Dr. Mallika Marshall Knee Treatment Maci Osteochondritis dissecans Source Type: news

Growth Hormone May Be Novel Therapy for Very Rare Bone Disease Growth Hormone May Be Novel Therapy for Very Rare Bone Disease
Recombinant human growth hormone (rhGH) is a potential novel therapy for fibrogenesis imperfecta ossium (FIO), a very rare but disabling and ultimately fatal bone disease, a small study from India suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - March 21, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Preoperative SSRIs Ease Orthopedic Surgery Complications Preoperative SSRIs Ease Orthopedic Surgery Complications
It is unclear why depression increases the risk for complications after total hip or knee replacement surgery, but selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) may help, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - March 21, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

South Asian women in UK may have higher osteoporosis risk
Pre-menopausal South Asian women could be more at risk of developing osteoporosis in later life than white women, with implications for falling and fractures, according to UK researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - March 21, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

CMS Delays Start of Ortho, Cardio Bundling Demonstrations CMS Delays Start of Ortho, Cardio Bundling Demonstrations
The agency hints that more changes may be coming; HHS Secretary Price is on record opposing mandatory bundled payment demonstrations.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

Osteoporosis NEWS: FIVE factors putting YOU at risk of the condition
OSTEOPOROSIS is a condition that weakens bones, making them fragile and more likely to break. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stem cell therapy could help mend the youngest of broken hearts
Researchers have shown stem cells from the umbilical cord may hold the key to a new generation of graft and could reduce the number of surgeries required to treat young children born with certain types of congenital heart disease. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - March 21, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Clinical Sciences, Institutes, Institutes, Bristol Heart Institute; Press Release Source Type: news

CMS: Medicare Program; Advancing Care Coordination Through Episode Payment Models (EPMs); Cardiac Rehabilitation Incentive Payment Model; and Changes to the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model; Delay of Effective Date
Further delays the effective dates of a January 3, 2017final rule which, among other things, implements a series of new episode payment models and modifies the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement model. Comments regarding the appropriateness of this delay are being accepted until 5:00 p.m. Eastern on April 19, 2017. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - March 21, 2017 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Potential early warning signs of osteoporosis found in South Asian women
(University of Surrey) Pre-menopausal South Asian women could be more at risk of developing osteoporosis in later life than white Caucasian women, a new study in the journal Bone reports. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 21, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Dr. Benjamin Ricciardi joins UR Medicine/Highland Hospital
UR Medicine/Highland Hospital welcomes Benjamin F. Ricciardi, M.D., as Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation. Ricciardi, an orthopaedic surgeon, specializes in total knee replacements and total hip replacements. He will see patients and perform surgery at Highland Hospital. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - March 20, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Doctors Work Together on Plane to Help Passenger in Distress Doctors Work Together on Plane to Help Passenger in Distress
A cry for help on a Southwest Airlines flight was answered by an impressive group of physicians returning from an allergy and asthma conference and a surgeon from an oral and maxillofacial meeting.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - March 20, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

Genetically guided warfarin dosing lowers risk of some adverse events
Using genetic testing to help personalize doses of warfarin therapy given to patients undergoing elective orthopedic surgery appears to lower the risk of combined adverse events compared with clinically guided dosing, according to new research. Researchers said these findings could have implications for a broad population of patients starting warfarin therapy. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 20, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Racial-ethnic differences in fall prevalence among older women: a cross-sectional survey study - Geng Y, Lo JC, Brickner L, Gordon NP.
BACKGROUND: Falls are the leading cause of hip fracture in older women, with important public health implications. Fall risk increases with age and other clinical factors, and varies by race/ethnicity. International studies suggest that fall risk is lower ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 20, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Pop a Pill for Heartburn? Try Diet and Exercise Instead
Proton pump inhibitors are linked to problems like nutrient deficiencies, joint pain, bone fractures, heart attacks and dementia. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Gastroesophageal Reflux (Acid Reflux) Heartburn Diet and Nutrition Obesity Fiber (Dietary) Source Type: news

Shire: Standing Up For Patients
Shire has come a long way from a small pharmaceutical start-up in the UK selling calcium supplements for people with osteoporosis. Now, after its $32bn acquisition of Baxalta last year, it is the largest global biotech focused on rare diseases.“Shire is now the global leader in rare diseases and highly specialized conditions,” saysPerry Sternberg, EVP and Head of US Commercial. “We have been on a four-year journey since Flemming Ørnskov came on as CEO, a real transformation. As a physician, he wanted to focus on innovation and, in his mind, the greatest innovation was in the rare disease area. There are thousands of...
Source: EyeForPharma - March 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Hugh Gosling Source Type: news

Hospital hazard: Rookie doctors can now be forced to work 24 hour shifts
(Natural News) When a person is taken to the hospital for any reason, be it a broken bone or the birth of a baby, the last thing they want to worry about is if their doctor is rested enough to care for them. Beginning this summer, new guidelines will require that first-year medical residents work in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fracture line in osstem implant: thoughts?
I had placed an Osstem 4x11mm implant in 36 region 3 years ago. Eventually the screw broke. I retrieved it. The implant also shows a crack line on the labial surface (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - March 19, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Cases Restorative Source Type: news