Create Account | Sign In: Author or Forum

 
 
News  |  Journals  |  Conferences  |  Blogs  |  Articles  |  Forums  |  Twitter    
 

 Headlines:

 

Category: Orthopedics | Monthly Briefing

Back to Journal Articles

September 2010 Briefing - Orthopedics

Last Updated: October 01, 2010.

 

Share |

Comments: (0)

Tell-a-Friend

 

  Related
 

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Orthopedics for September 2010. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that are the most likely to affect clinical practice.

Exercise Preserves Functioning in Women With Osteopenia

TUESDAY, Sept. 28 (HealthDay News) -- An exercise program in elderly women with osteopenia appears to preserve physical functioning and decrease the risk of fractures and mortality, according to a study in the Sept. 27 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine.

Abstract
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

RA May Raise Complication Risk After Ankle Arthroplasty

MONDAY, Sept. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Underlying inflammatory connective-tissue disease, primarily rheumatoid arthritis, is associated with an increased risk for major incision complications and additional surgery for patients who have undergone total ankle arthroplasty, according to research published in the Sept. 15 issue of the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.

Abstract
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Health Plan Orthopedist Tiering Found Biased, Inconsistent

FRIDAY, Sept. 24 (HealthDay News) -- Current methods used by health plans to rank orthopedic surgeons by quality performance and cost-efficiency are not consistent and appear to have geographic and other biases, according to a study in the Sept. 15 issue of the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.

Abstract
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Venous Thromboembolism Seen After 1% of Hip Replacements

THURSDAY, Sept. 23 (HealthDay News) -- Venous thromboembolism following total hip replacement occurs in roughly 1 percent of patients who receive pharmacological thromboprophylaxis, and factors associated with increased risk of venous thromboembolism include osteoarthritis, a history of cardiovascular disease, and previous thromboembolism, according to research published in the Sept. 15 issue of the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.

Abstract
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Depression, Burnout Have Dire Impact on Medical Training

TUESDAY, Sept. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Depressed medical students are more likely to endorse depression stigma attitudes than nondepressed students, and those with burnout are more likely to engage in unprofessional conduct and less likely to hold altruistic views of physicians' social responsibilities than those without burnout, according to two articles published in the Sept. 15 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Abstract - Schwenk
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)
Abstract - Dyrbye
Full Text
Editorial (subscription or payment may be required)

Sacrifice Makes Industry Gifts Seem More Acceptable

TUESDAY, Sept. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Residents who are reminded of the sacrifices they made to attain their medical education tend to rate the acceptability of industry-sponsored gifts higher than those who are not reminded, according to research published in the Sept. 15 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Abstract
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Osteoporosis Drugs Linked to Rare but Serious Thigh Breaks

TUESDAY, Sept. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Long-term use of bisphosphonates, a medication class widely prescribed for osteoporosis, may be associated with atypical and serious thigh bone fractures, according to the report of a professional task force published in the September issue of the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.

Abstract
Full Text

Re-Consent Important Before Secondary Use of Genetic Data

MONDAY, Sept. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Most research participants want to be asked for secondary consent -- referred to as re-consent -- before their existing personal genetic data are added to the federal database of Genotypes and Phenotypes (dbGaP), according to research published in the September issue of the Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics.

Full Text

Use of Bone Morphogenetic Protein Has Risen

FRIDAY, Sept. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Between 2002 and 2007, the use of bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) rose steeply, and the majority of procedures using BMP were for off-label applications, according to research published in the Sept. 1 issue of Spine.

Abstract
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Inflammation Biomarkers ID Prosthetic Joint Infection

THURSDAY, Sept. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Several inflammation biomarkers, including interleukin-6, C-reactive protein level, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, and white blood-cell count, can effectively diagnose prosthetic joint infection at the time of total hip or knee arthroplasty, according to a meta-analysis published in the Sept. 1 issue of the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.

Abstract
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Perioperative Stroke Rare but Deadly in Joint Replacement

THURSDAY, Sept. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Though rare, perioperative stroke following joint replacement has a high rate of both mortality and morbidity, according to a study in the Sept. 1 issue of the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.

Abstract
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Back Injury Patients Adjust Seated-Task Torso Movement

THURSDAY, Sept. 9 (HealthDay News) -- People with spinal cord injury (SCI) and low back pain (LBP) may adjust the movement of their torsos while executing seated tasks to compensate for lack of balance in the former group and to minimize pain in the latter group, according to research published in the Sept. 1 issue of Spine.

Abstract
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Annual Medical Liability Costs Surpass $50 Billion

THURSDAY, Sept. 9 (HealthDay News) -- The annual costs of the medical liability system in the United States total more than $50 billion, which accounts for a relatively small but non-trivial portion of total health care spending, according to an article in the September issue of Health Affairs.

Abstract
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Bisphosphonates May Raise Esophageal Cancer Risk

FRIDAY, Sept. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Oral bisphosphonate use over five years may double one's risk of developing esophageal cancer, according to a study published online Sept. 2 in BMJ.

Abstract
Full Text
Editorial

Protocol Guides Wound Closure Timing for Open Fractures

THURSDAY, Sept. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Use of a protocol based on wound culture results after irrigation and surgical debridement of open fractures appears to result in a low rate of infection and may help guide decisions on wound closure timing, according to research published in the Aug. 18 issue of the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.

Abstract
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Gender-Specific Knee Implants May Have No Benefits

THURSDAY, Sept. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Gender-specific posterior cruciate-substituting high-flexion knee prostheses don't appear to have any clinical advantages over standard models, at least in the short term, according to research published in the Aug. 18 issue of the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.

Abstract
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Copyright © 2010 ScoutNews, LLC. All rights reserved.


Previous: September 2010 Briefing - Ophthalmology Next: September 2010 Briefing - Pediatrics

Reader comments on this article are listed below. Review our comments policy.


Submit your opinion:

Name:

Email:

Location:

URL:

Remember my personal information

Notify me of follow-up comments?

advertisement.gif (61x7 -- 0 bytes)
 

Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?

Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community

  • Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.

  • Ask a Doctor Teams: Respond to patient questions and discuss challenging presentations with other members.

Doctors Lounge Membership Application

 
     

 advertisement.gif (61x7 -- 0 bytes)

 

 

Useful Sites
MediLexicon
  Tools & Services: Follow DoctorsLounge on Twitter Follow us on Twitter | RSS News | Newsletter | Contact us
Copyright © 2001-2014
Doctors Lounge.
All rights reserved.

Medical Reference:
Diseases | Symptoms
Drugs | Labs | Procedures
Software | Tutorials

Advertising
Links | Humor
Forum Archive
CME | Conferences

Privacy Statement
Terms & Conditions
Editorial Board
About us | Email

This website is certified by Health On the Net Foundation. Click to verify. This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information:
verify here.