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Scientists honored for orthopedic breakthroughs at 2014 AAOS Annual Meeting

Scientists honored for orthopedic breakthroughs at 2014 AAOS Annual Meeting

The Kappa Delta Sorority and the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation presented four research awards today to scientists who are performing research that translates to improvements in patient treatment and care. [More]
World-class Krembil Discovery Tower now opens in Canada

World-class Krembil Discovery Tower now opens in Canada

The Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women congratulated Toronto Western Hospital today on the opening of the Krembil Discovery Tower, a facility dedicated to research excellence, training the next generation of medical professionals and improving health care for patients across Canada. [More]

Iscreen Vision raises $4.0 million in series B funding round

iScreen Vision, Inc. (www.iscreenvision.com), a leading provider of pediatric vision screening equipment and services, today announced it raised $4.0 million in a Series B funding round led by MB Venture Partners. [More]

OrthoSensor receives CE Mark approval to launch VERASENSE Knee System

OrthoSensor announced today plans to launch its VERASENSE Knee System in European markets after recently receiving CE Mark approval. VERASENSE is the first integrated intelligent orthopaedic device to provide surgeons with real-time quantitative data on knee implant positioning, limb alignment and soft tissue balance during total knee replacement surgery. [More]
Using cholesterol-lowering statins may be associated with musculoskeletal conditions

Using cholesterol-lowering statins may be associated with musculoskeletal conditions

Using cholesterol-lowering statins may be associated with musculoskeletal conditions, arthropathies (joint diseases) and injuries, according to a report published Online First by JAMA Internal Medicine, a JAMA Network publication. [More]
Investigator honored for advancing osteoporosis research and advocacy worldwide

Investigator honored for advancing osteoporosis research and advocacy worldwide

Professor Socrates Papapoulos, a long standing member of the IOF Board and leading researcher at the Leiden University Medical Center, has been named the recipient of the prestigious Pierre Delmas Award. [More]
Smoking increases risk of infection and delays healing of fractures

Smoking increases risk of infection and delays healing of fractures

Research has long shown the negative effects cigarette smoking has on cardiovascular health. But now, a new study from the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania corroborates early evidence showing that cigarette smoking leads to longer healing times and an increased rate of post-operative complication and infection for patients sustaining fractures or traumatic injuries to their bone. [More]
Study shows decreased rate of post-surgical complications in non-smokers

Study shows decreased rate of post-surgical complications in non-smokers

Research has long shown the negative effects cigarette smoking has on cardiovascular health. But now, a new study from the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania corroborates early evidence showing that cigarette smoking leads to longer healing times and an increased rate of post-operative complication and infection for patients sustaining fractures or traumatic injuries to their bone. [More]
UK’s health performance declining compared with 14 EU countries over past 20 years

UK’s health performance declining compared with 14 EU countries over past 20 years

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Hypermobile children at greater risk for joint pain as they get older

Hypermobile children at greater risk for joint pain as they get older

A prospective study by U.K. researchers found that adolescents who are double-jointed—medically termed joint hypermobility—are at greater risk for developing musculoskeletal pain as they get older, particularly in the shoulders, knees, ankles and feet. Findings published in Arthritis & Rheumatism, a journal of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), indicate that children with joint hypermobility are approximately twice as likely to develop pain at these joints. [More]
Fibromyalgia prevalence is 2.1% of the general population in Germany

Fibromyalgia prevalence is 2.1% of the general population in Germany

Researchers have determined that fibromyalgia prevalence is 2.1% of the general population in Germany. Results appearing in Arthritis Care & Research, a journal published by Wiley on behalf of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), suggest that fibromyalgia is a spectrum disorder rather than a categorical illness. Additionally, a number of fibromyalgia cases in the general population satisfy proposed criteria for physical symptom disorder—the presence of one or more physical symptoms that impair function, which cannot be explained by another clinical or psychiatric illness. [More]

Leg press power best indicator of function after knee arthroplasty

Leg press power is a better indicator of performance-based and self-reported functionality after total knee arthroplasty than knee extension strength, show study findings. [More]
Staff at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals shortlisted for more awards than any other trust in the country

Staff at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals shortlisted for more awards than any other trust in the country

Teams of staff at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals have been recognised for their hard work by gaining more shortlisted entries in two high profile national award schemes than any other trust in the country. [More]

Experts debate whether spinal manipulation for neck pain should be abandoned

The effectiveness of spinal manipulation divides medical opinion. On bmj.com today, experts debate whether spinal manipulation for neck pain should be abandoned. [More]
Juvenile Arthritis patients may have difficulties achieving educational success

Juvenile Arthritis patients may have difficulties achieving educational success

As children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) grow into adulthood, disability due to disease may adversely affect their ability to achieve educational success. Findings published in Arthritis & Rheumatism, a journal of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), suggest that functional disability impacts educational attainment, which is key to successful employment in adulthood. [More]

Med-Tek introduces proprietary Opioid Management Program

Med-Tek a developer of Healthcare Technology Networks ("HTN") designed to improve outcomes for patients, physicians, employers and their constituents today announces the launch of its proprietary Opioid Management Program (OMP). [More]

Study to determine how body weight, hormones affect bone health from childhood to adulthood

Researchers from the University of Sheffield are conducting ground-breaking research to determine how body weight and hormones affect bone health from childhood to adulthood. [More]
Omega-3 linked with reduced joint pain and cognitive side effects of breast cancer therapy

Omega-3 linked with reduced joint pain and cognitive side effects of breast cancer therapy

"I know I need this medicine to help lower my chance of cancer recurrence, but it makes my joints ache and stiff. It makes me feel old and I am not sure I can take this medication much longer." [More]

ACR honors NYU Langone professor with Distinguished Basic Investigator Award

Steven B. Abramson, MD, senior vice president and vice dean of education, faculty and academic affairs and professor, Departments of Medicine and Pathology at NYU Langone Medical Center received the Distinguished Basic Investigator Award at the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) & Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals (ARHP) annual scientific meeting this week in Chicago. [More]
IOM report: Few health problems are clearly associated with vaccines

IOM report: Few health problems are clearly associated with vaccines

An analysis of more than 1,000 research articles concluded that few health problems are caused by or clearly associated with vaccines. [More]