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

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]
Injection technique provides pain relief following knee replacement surgery

Injection technique provides pain relief following knee replacement surgery

It's estimated that more than half of adults in the United States diagnosed with knee osteoarthritis will undergo knee replacement surgery. [More]
Shriners Hospitals for Children-Chicago, UI Health to provide specialized pediatric medical services

Shriners Hospitals for Children-Chicago, UI Health to provide specialized pediatric medical services

Shriners Hospitals for Children-Chicago and the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System have signed an affiliation agreement to enhance their existing partnership and provide expanded pediatric specialty medical services to their patients. [More]
Children who sustain open bone fractures can heal safely without surgery

Children who sustain open bone fractures can heal safely without surgery

Many children who sustain so-called open bone fractures in the forearm or lower leg can, and do, heal safely without surgery, according to the results of a small study led by investigators at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center. [More]
CUMC researchers devise way to replace torn knee meniscus

CUMC researchers devise way to replace torn knee meniscus

Columbia University Medical Center researchers have devised a way to replace the knee's protective lining, called the meniscus, using a personalized 3D-printed implant, or scaffold, infused with human growth factors that prompt the body to regenerate the lining on its own. [More]
New kind of knee surgery provides much needed relief for patients

New kind of knee surgery provides much needed relief for patients

A new kind of knee surgery is providing much needed relief for patients in the greater Houston area. For many years, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstructions have been frequently performed to correct instability in the knee, however many patients never return to their pre-injury level of activity following surgery. That is changing, says orthopaedic surgeon Dr. William Hayes, because surgeons are now addressing injuries to the anterolateral ligament (ALL) in the knee as well. [More]
Daiichi Sankyo releases new formulation of LIXIANA 60 mg Tablets

Daiichi Sankyo releases new formulation of LIXIANA 60 mg Tablets

Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited (hereafter, Daiichi Sankyo) today announced that it has launched a new formulation of LIXIANA 60 mg Tablets (JAN: Edoxaban Tosilate Hydrate, INN: edoxaban, approval to market: September 26, 2014; NHI drug price listing: November 25, 2014) in Japan for the recently approved indications: the prevention of ischemic stroke and systemic embolism in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) and the treatment and recurrence prevention of venous thromboembolism (VTE) [deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary thromboembolism (PE)]. [More]
New study examines efficacy of brace application for treatment of spinal compression fractures

New study examines efficacy of brace application for treatment of spinal compression fractures

Compression fractures in the spine due to osteoporosis, a common condition causing progressive bone loss and increased fracture risk, are especially common in older women. A new study appearing in the December 3rd issue of the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery found that patients who wore a brace as treatment for a spinal compression fracture had comparable outcomes in terms of pain, function and healing when compared to patients who did not wear a brace. [More]
Identifying infant and toddler injuries that require emergency medical care

Identifying infant and toddler injuries that require emergency medical care

Bianca Edison, MD, MS is an attending physician in the Children's Orthopaedic Center at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, and is assistant clinical professor of Orthopaedics at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. Edison is a licensed, Board-Certified pediatrician and Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics who completed a fellowship in Primary Care SportsMedicine. Her interests and experience include orthopaedic conditions affecting young children, teens, and athletes. Here she reviews common infant and toddler injuries, and how parents can determine if emergency medical care is needed. [More]
Orthopedic surgeons recommend prompt medical attention for shoulder dislocations

Orthopedic surgeons recommend prompt medical attention for shoulder dislocations

Prompt and appropriate treatment of a dislocated shoulder--when the head of the upper arm bone (humerus) is completely knocked out of the shoulder socket (glenoid)--can minimize risk for future dislocations as well as the effects of related bone, muscle and nerve injuries, according to a literature review appearing in the December issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS). [More]
Salford researchers to support adoption of CAD technologies in footwear manufacturing

Salford researchers to support adoption of CAD technologies in footwear manufacturing

A University of Salford team headed by Dr Anita Williams, Senior Lecturer at the School of Health Sciences, is moving into its second year of delivering sector-leading education content for industries in the UK and European Union, as part of an EU Leonardo da-Vinci funded project - INGA3D. [More]
Despite evidence of value of PAs, several provinces still lag behind

Despite evidence of value of PAs, several provinces still lag behind

As political and health care leaders from across Canada celebrate and recognize the value of Physician Assistants (PAs) on National PA Day, the Canadian Association of Physician Assistants (CAPA), released a National Report Card highlighting the progress in some provinces vs. others in integrating PAs into the health care system. [More]
A practical toolkit to implement coordinator-based fracture liaison services

A practical toolkit to implement coordinator-based fracture liaison services

Health authorities worldwide are coping with rising costs and disability resulting from fragility fractures in the older population. [More]

Eastern Europe restructures growth strategies to focus on medical devices sector

Governments in Eastern Europe have been forced to restructure their growth strategies and focus on attracting investors outside of the European Union in response to the Eurozone crisis. [More]
Tips to reduce risk of Turkey Bowl injuries

Tips to reduce risk of Turkey Bowl injuries

Every year around this time, Loyola University Medical Center sports medicine surgeon Dr. Pietro Tonino sees a spike in sprains, contusions, broken bones and other injuries suffered in Thanksgiving pick-up football games. [More]

Synovasure PJI Alpha Defensin Test now available for sale in Europe

Zimmer today announced Synovasure PJI Alpha Defensin Test for Periprosthetic Joint Infection, the first and only test specifically designed for the diagnosis of Periprosthetic Joint Infection (PJI), is now eligible for sale in several European countries after earning key overseas certification this month. [More]