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Study finds high rates of marijuana use among Baby Boomers

Study finds high rates of marijuana use among Baby Boomers

The recent legalization of recreational marijuana (cannabis) use in California, Colorado, and Washington reflect the sweeping changes in the attitudes and perceptions towards marijuana use in the United States. [More]
New data shows positive results for DePuy Synthes ATTUNE Knee System

New data shows positive results for DePuy Synthes ATTUNE Knee System

DePuy Synthes Joint Reconstruction, today announced the latest clinical evidence of the performance of the ATTUNE Knee System. [More]
Griffith research aims to reduce complications, high costs with nano-engineered dental implants

Griffith research aims to reduce complications, high costs with nano-engineered dental implants

The complications and high costs associated with dental implants could be a thing of the past as Griffith research aims to reduce the associated risks of infection using new cutting edge nanotechnology. [More]
AAOS: Shoulder replacement surgeries skyrocketing nationally

AAOS: Shoulder replacement surgeries skyrocketing nationally

The number of shoulder replacement surgeries has skyrocketed nationally and at Loyola University Medical Center as technology improves and aging Baby Boomers seek to relieve pain and restore function to arthritic shoulders. [More]
Study finds persistent cortical thinning in former collegiate football players

Study finds persistent cortical thinning in former collegiate football players

A growing body of research continues to raise concerns about the effects of head trauma sustained while participating in popular contact sports, particularly football. [More]
Active older population, better technology may be cause for more hip and knee replacement surgeries

Active older population, better technology may be cause for more hip and knee replacement surgeries

An active aging population is a good thing for society. It also keeps John Shields, M.D., very busy. [More]
Surgery more effective in reducing sex life-related pain in patients with spinal disorders, study finds

Surgery more effective in reducing sex life-related pain in patients with spinal disorders, study finds

For patients with degenerative spinal disease, surgery is more effective in reducing pain that interferes with sexual activity, compared to nonsurgical treatment, reports a study in the November 15 issue of Spine, published by Wolters Kluwer. [More]
Suppressing bone specific protein can alleviate radiotherapy-induced osteoporosis

Suppressing bone specific protein can alleviate radiotherapy-induced osteoporosis

Radiotherapy destroys cancer cells using high-energy ionizing radiation to damage DNA and induce cell death. About two million patients per year in the United States - more than 50 percent of all cancer patients -- receive radiotherapy at some stage during their illness, either alone or in combination with chemotherapy, surgery, and targeted medicines. [More]
Orthopaedists use new technology to assess patient outcomes, research shows

Orthopaedists use new technology to assess patient outcomes, research shows

Orthopaedists traditionally rely on X-rays, MRI, CT scans, physical measurements, and functional tests for patient outcomes assessments, but this is changing thanks to new technology that communicates ongoing, real-time outcomes feedback from patients, according to research published in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. [More]
Low intensity pulsed ultrasound does not improve recovery of bone fractures

Low intensity pulsed ultrasound does not improve recovery of bone fractures

Low intensity ultrasound after surgical repair of a bone fracture is a popular treatment to improve recovery, but it doesn't work, says a large international study led by researchers at McMaster University. [More]
Study shows spinal supporting muscles may weaken during spaceflight

Study shows spinal supporting muscles may weaken during spaceflight

How does space travel affect the spine? Astronauts on long missions in space have atrophy of the muscles supporting the spine—which don't return to normal even several weeks after their return to Earth, reports a study in Spine, published by Wolters Kluwer. [More]
Simple instruction sheet can increase patients' compliance to prescribed medications

Simple instruction sheet can increase patients' compliance to prescribed medications

Patients may be more likely to take their regularly prescribed medications for chronic conditions such as diabetes and hypertension correctly before surgery when provided a simple instruction sheet, reveals a study presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY 2016 annual meeting. [More]
Novel nanofiber coating shows potential to prevent bacterial infections of orthopaedic prostheses

Novel nanofiber coating shows potential to prevent bacterial infections of orthopaedic prostheses

In a proof-of-concept study with mice, scientists at The Johns Hopkins University show that a novel coating they made with antibiotic-releasing nanofibers has the potential to better prevent at least some serious bacterial infections related to total joint replacement surgery. [More]
New gait analysis laboratory and equipment installed at Bournemouth University’s Orthopaedic Research Institute

New gait analysis laboratory and equipment installed at Bournemouth University’s Orthopaedic Research Institute

A new world-class orthopaedic gait analysis laboratory - the ‘GRAIL’ (gait real-time analysis interactive laboratory) - and state-of-the-art virtual reality training equipment have been installed at Bournemouth University’s Orthopaedic Research Institute thanks to a £700,000 local growth fund investment secured by Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership. [More]
Cost-effective modified natural cycle IVF offers hope to young couples with fewer financial resources

Cost-effective modified natural cycle IVF offers hope to young couples with fewer financial resources

Researchers at University of Southern California (USC) Fertility at Keck Medicine of USC have determined that modified natural cycle in-vitro fertilization (IVF) is a more cost-effective fertility method than controlled ovarian stimulation and traditional IVF. [More]
Trauma Innovation conference welcomes record number of military and civil healthcare professionals

Trauma Innovation conference welcomes record number of military and civil healthcare professionals

Trauma Innovation 2016 saw attendance figures nearly double as clinicians gathered to discuss future trauma care capabilities [More]
New magnetic surgical device to be displayed in Texas for British Medtech mission

New magnetic surgical device to be displayed in Texas for British Medtech mission

A pioneering magnetic surgical device that eliminates exposure to radioactive materials and offers a less invasive, more flexible alternative for breast cancer surgery will be showcased in Texas next week (15th – 21st October 2016)as part of a British Medtech mission. [More]
Novel microwave-induced photodynamic therapy could target deeply situated tumors

Novel microwave-induced photodynamic therapy could target deeply situated tumors

Physicists at The University of Texas at Arlington have shown that using microwaves to activate photosensitive nanoparticles produces tissue-heating effects that ultimately lead to cell death within solid tumors. [More]
Patient education involving use of multiple senses improves understanding of anticipated care

Patient education involving use of multiple senses improves understanding of anticipated care

Patient education involving the use of multiple senses (sight, hearing and touch) during a physician-patient conversation about treatment, also known as "informed consent," improves understanding of anticipated care and possible outcomes, according to a new study appearing in today's issue of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. [More]
Virtual Reality Initiative aims to provide emotional benefit to young cancer patients

Virtual Reality Initiative aims to provide emotional benefit to young cancer patients

The University of Southern California Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center has partnered with Springbok Cares to provide a unique Virtual Reality (VR) initiative for patients in the Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer program at USC. [More]
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