Bone erosions more frequent in those older at early RA onset even if they had clinical remission.
Higher postoperative pain score, worse quality of life for post-op pain management with opioids.
Correlation between PPI and hip fracture persisted for subgroups with low, medium, high PPI use.
All determinants also associated with bone mineral density, which showed causal effect on fracture.
Medicare bundled payments for lower extremity joint replacements results in fewer discharges to post-acute care facilitiesSeptember 05, 2018
Medicare patients randomized to the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement bundle payment model were less likely to be discharged to a post-acute care facility.
Benefits include lower hip-related downstream costs and lower opioid use after arthroscopic surgery.
An elderly man presents to the emergency department with elbow and biceps pain after falling on the stairs.
Findings based on large study of patients having surgery for degenerative spondylolisthesis.
A rheumatologist and orthopedic surgeon provide an interdisciplinary perspective on the perioperative management of antirheumatic medications in patients undergoing elective orthopedic surgery.
Findings based on analysis of motorcycle accident victims by helmet use.
The European League Against Rheumatism has issued their 2018 recommendations for physical activity in patients with inflammatory arthritis and osteoarthritis.
Investigators examined the effect of consuming a Mediterranean-style diet for 1 year on inflammatory response and bone health in the elderly.
Investigators analyzed real world data to examine the risk for below-knee amputations in patients with type 2 diabetes taking canagliflozin vs other medications.
Screening with bone measurement recommended for women aged 65, younger women at risk
Findings based on comparison to general anesthesia for knee and hip arthroplasty
Investigators sought to determine whether both restrictive and purging types of anorexia nervosa effect bone metabolism.
Vitamin D levels in preterm infants are significantly correlated with optimal calcium homeostasis and bone mineralization of the femur.
The USPSTF has released recommendations for vitamin D and calcium supplementation for the primary prevention of fractures in community-dwelling adults.
Short-term proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are linked to an elevated risk for hip fracture among patients with Alzheimer's disease. No link is seem among patients taking long-term or cumulative PPIs.
The FDA has approved the Dermapace System for treatment of chronic, full-thickness diabetic foot ulcers.
A 64-year-old woman presents to an urgent care clinic with 24 hours of left foot pain. She states that she tweaked it while jogging. The pain is localized to the lateral portion of her foot.
No significant differences were found in pain management for arthroscopic rotator cuff repair between use of an abduction brace and antrotation sling.
Unknown knowns are ideas that we're aware of on some level but, for whatever reason, choose not to admit to ourselves.
The researchers found that four weeks after treatment there was significant improvement in Boston Carpal Tunnel Questionnaire scores.
The FSI proved to be at least as effective in predicting fracture risk in children as femoral and total body BMD.
It is essential for healthcare professionals to collaborate with other experts from all specialty areas.
However, long-term type 1 diabetes is associated with hand pain, disability, and stiffness.
Patients who lost weight over a 48-month period had a lower rate of cartilage degeneration than patients who maintained stable weight.
The researchers found that people who ate the most fiber were at lower risk of developing osteoarthritis knee pain.
Excess weight was also a risk factor for hand arthritis, according to the researchers.