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New guidance to prevent bisphosphonate-related atypical femoral fractures

New guidance to prevent bisphosphonate-related atypical femoral fractures

Physicians worldwide frequently prescribe bisphosphonates such as alendronate (Fosamax) and ibandronate (Boniva) to treat osteoporosis and prevent fragility fractures. Unfortunately, long-term bisphosphonate use has been linked to an increased risk of atypical femoral fractures. [More]
NYU Langone becomes first center in New York City to start outpatient hip replacement program

NYU Langone becomes first center in New York City to start outpatient hip replacement program

NYU Langone Medical Center in January became the first academic medical center in the New York City area to initiate an outpatient hip replacement program after successfully discharging a patient the same day of surgery. [More]
New study examines risk factors for use of synthetic marijuana among teens

New study examines risk factors for use of synthetic marijuana among teens

Synthetic cannabinoids ("synthetic marijuana"), with names like Spice, K2, Scooby Doo and hundreds of others, are often sold as a "legal" alternative to marijuana. Often perceived as a safe legal alternative to illicit drug use, synthetic marijuana use was associated with 11,561 reports of poisonings in the United States between January 2009 and April 2012. [More]
Three hospitals jointly accredited as FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence

Three hospitals jointly accredited as FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence

Three hospitals--Kobe University Hospital, Hyogo Prefectural Rehabilitation Central Hospital, and Meiwa Hospital--were jointly accredited as a Federation Internationale de Football Association Medical Centre of Excellence. [More]
Physicians urge households to add 'clean my medicine cabinet' to Spring cleaning chores list

Physicians urge households to add 'clean my medicine cabinet' to Spring cleaning chores list

After marijuana and alcohol, the most commonly abused drugs by those over the age of 14 are prescription and over-the-counter medications. [More]
NYU Langone, Technion collaborate to advance cancer research

NYU Langone, Technion collaborate to advance cancer research

In a groundbreaking step forward to advance global collaboration in the fight against cancer, two of the world's preeminent academic and research institutions -- NYU Langone Medical Center and the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology -- formally announced a $9 million gift from philanthropists Laura and Isaac Perlmutter that will fund two major, joint research endeavors with potentially far-reaching impact in advancing cancer research. [More]
Researchers show how gene mutations cause common forms of cartilage tumors

Researchers show how gene mutations cause common forms of cartilage tumors

Duke Medicine researchers have shown how gene mutations may cause common forms of cartilage tumors. In a study published in the Feb. 16, 2015, issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Duke researchers and their colleagues revealed that mutations in the isocitrate dehydrogenase (IDH) gene contribute to the formation of benign tumors in cartilage that can be a precursor to malignancies. [More]
IU School of Medicine launches Industry Collaboration Portal

IU School of Medicine launches Industry Collaboration Portal

The Indiana University School of Medicine has launched an initiative and accompanying web site to encourage more collaboration between private industry and researchers at the medical school. [More]
DePuy Synthes announces acquisition of Olive Medical

DePuy Synthes announces acquisition of Olive Medical

Today DePuy Synthes Companies announced that it has acquired Olive Medical Corporation, a Utah-based privately held provider of high definition (HD) visualization systems for minimally invasive surgery (MIS). Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. [More]
First patients treated with Orthocell's tendon repair therapy in Hong Kong

First patients treated with Orthocell's tendon repair therapy in Hong Kong

Regenerative medicine company Orthocell Limited has announced it has expanded its presence in Asia with the first patients treated with its world-leading tendon repair therapy in Hong Kong. [More]
Loyola orthopaedic surgeon uses new minimally invasive technique to repair ruptured Achilles tendon

Loyola orthopaedic surgeon uses new minimally invasive technique to repair ruptured Achilles tendon

Orthopaedic surgeon Adam Schiff, MD, of Loyola University Medical Center, used a new minimally invasive technique to repair the ruptured Achilles tendon on Mr. Frias' left leg. The technique requires a smaller incision, minimizes wound healing complications and leaves less scar tissue. [More]
Movement tracking device can effectively help assess progression of Parkinson's disease

Movement tracking device can effectively help assess progression of Parkinson's disease

A device that measures movement and balance can effectively help assess and track the progression of Parkinson's disease, even when medications are used to reduce Parkinson's symptoms, UT Southwestern Medical Center research found. [More]

New technology preserves quality of donor tissue, allows natural joint repair option to patients

Currently, doctors have to throw away more than 80 percent of donated tissue used for joint replacements because the tissue does not survive long enough to be transplanted. Now, following a recent study, University of Missouri School of Medicine researchers have developed a new technology that more than doubles the life of the tissue. [More]
DePuy Synthes Spine receives 510(k) clearance to market SYNAPSE OCT System with posterior cervical screws

DePuy Synthes Spine receives 510(k) clearance to market SYNAPSE OCT System with posterior cervical screws

DePuy Synthes Spine today announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its SYNAPSETM Occipital-Cervical-Thoracic (OCT) System with posterior cervical screws, the first time cervical screws have been indicated for use with a screw-rod posterior fixation system. [More]
Johnson & Johnson announces sales of $18.3 billion for Q4 2014

Johnson & Johnson announces sales of $18.3 billion for Q4 2014

Johnson & Johnson today announced sales of $18.3 billion for the fourth quarter of 2014, a decrease of 0.6% as compared to the fourth quarter of 2013. Operational results increased 3.9% and the negative impact of currency was 4.5%. Domestic sales increased 7.4%. [More]
New device holds promise for improving the delivery of stem cell therapy for non-healing fractures

New device holds promise for improving the delivery of stem cell therapy for non-healing fractures

A new device that can rapidly concentrate and extract young cells from irrigation fluid used during orthopaedic surgery holds promise for improving the delivery of stem cell therapy in cases of non-healing fractures. UC Davis surgeons plan to launch a "proof-of-concept" clinical trial to test the safety and efficacy of the device in the coming months. [More]
Doximity names UC San Diego School of Medicine among nation's top residency training programs

Doximity names UC San Diego School of Medicine among nation's top residency training programs

UC San Diego School of Medicine was today named one of the nation's top residency training programs in 10 specialties by Doximity. The Doximity report included more than 50,000 peer nominations from board-certified US physicians, and evaluated 3,691 residency training programs across 20 specialties. [More]
Tribology and testing of orthopaedic implants white paper published by Lucideon

Tribology and testing of orthopaedic implants white paper published by Lucideon

Lucideon, the international materials development and testing company, has published a new white paper, ‘Tribology and Testing of Orthopaedic Implants’. [More]

SCSM and Phreesia partner to speed up patients’ check-in process

SC Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center (SCSM) has implemented Phreesia, the nation's leading healthcare point-of-service provider, to stay on the cutting edge of patient care, improve the patient experience and maximize collections. [More]
Making New Year's resolution to quit smoking a reality

Making New Year's resolution to quit smoking a reality

Each year on January 1st, Americans make goals for the New Year, ranging from getting in shape and spending more time with their families to decreasing debt. This year, make a resolution that will not only improve your health, but also save you money— quit smoking. According to the Surgeon General's most recent tobacco-related report, cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable disease and premature death worldwide. [More]