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Avoiding surgery may be better option for treating Type V AC joint injuries

Avoiding surgery may be better option for treating Type V AC joint injuries

Early surgery may not be the best treatment option for patients with Type V AC joint injuries, according to new research from Tripler Army Medical Center. The study, presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's (AOSSM) Specialty Day, showed military personnel returned to duty faster when surgery was not performed. [More]
New study pinpoints major increase in subdural hematoma surgery by 2030

New study pinpoints major increase in subdural hematoma surgery by 2030

By 2030, chronic subdural hemorrhage (SDH) will be the most common adult brain condition requiring neurosurgical intervention in the U.S., according to a new study conducted by researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center. [More]
BMC researchers to play key role in examining best treatment for acute low back pain

BMC researchers to play key role in examining best treatment for acute low back pain

Boston Medical Center researchers are part of a national clinical trial that will examine how best to treat acute low back pain and potentially prevent it from being chronic. BMC will receive $2.3 million for its role in the five-year study that was recently approved for a $14 million award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. [More]
USF researchers uncover how malaria-related parasites spread at explosive rates

USF researchers uncover how malaria-related parasites spread at explosive rates

A University of South Florida College of Public Health professor and his team of researchers have become the first to uncover part of the mysterious process by which malaria-related parasites spread at explosive and deadly rates inside humans and other animals. [More]

PINN partners with Clinicient to strengthen clinical and business decisions

Clinicient Inc., a leader in outpatient rehabilitation business solutions, announced today that People's Injury Network Northwest, a preeminent industrial rehabilitation physical and occupational therapy provider in Washington state, has selected Clinicient's PracticeInsight cloud-based EMR and billing solutions. [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]

Study explores thoughts among accredited physical therapy schools on pain education

A study published in The Journal of Pain showed that just 2 of 3 accredited physical therapy (PT) schools surveyed believe their students receive adequate education in pain management. [More]
PCORI funds five patient-centered comparative effectiveness research studies

PCORI funds five patient-centered comparative effectiveness research studies

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Board of Governors today approved awards totaling more than $64 million to fund five large patient-centered comparative effectiveness research (CER) studies that will answer critical clinical questions about care for cancer, back pain, and stroke. [More]
Geriatric consultation could improve care for elderly patients admitted for traumatic injuries

Geriatric consultation could improve care for elderly patients admitted for traumatic injuries

Elderly patients who are admitted to the hospital for monitoring and surgical treatment of traumatic injuries could have better geriatric care if medical teams took one extra step—offering geriatric consultation, according to new research findings from surgical and geriatric medicine teams at the Ronald Reagan University of California at Los Angeles Medical Center. [More]
Study: Acute psychosocial stress has deleterious effect on the body's ability to modulate pain

Study: Acute psychosocial stress has deleterious effect on the body's ability to modulate pain

Traffic slows to a crawl, then a stop. You are trapped in a bottleneck nightmare, and late for a meeting. The stress takes a toll on you psychologically - but your body is at risk as well, according to a Tel Aviv University researcher. [More]
Study examines use of yoga therapy to address lymphedema

Study examines use of yoga therapy to address lymphedema

Cancer is bad enough. But cancer patients who receive surgery, radiation and chemotherapy may suffer from side effects that run from irritating to crippling — problems that are postural, musculoskeletal and respiratory, along with lowered self-esteem. Many suffer from lymphedema, swelling caused by retained fluid in a compromised lymphatic system. [More]
Brown University awarded $2.5 million grant to spur physical therapy research

Brown University awarded $2.5 million grant to spur physical therapy research

The Foundation for Physical Therapy has awarded Brown University a $2.5-million, five-year grant for a new center of excellence to spur research in the field. In the Center on Health Services Training and Research, Brown, Boston University, and the University of Pittsburgh will train researchers and seed new studies to build the evidence base for physical therapy care and to improve how care is delivered. [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]
Simple living requires a lot of patience and a good amount of physical work

Simple living requires a lot of patience and a good amount of physical work

Simple living is not really that simple—but results from a recent unpublished study at University of the Sciences indicate that reducing the clutter and narrowing one's possessions, activities, and thoughts can play a key role in boosting their mental and physical health. [More]
Voices of loved ones telling familiar stories can help awaken unconscious brain, speed coma recovery

Voices of loved ones telling familiar stories can help awaken unconscious brain, speed coma recovery

"Can he hear me?" family members are desperate to know when a loved one with a traumatic brain injury is in a coma. [More]
Controlling acute and chronic pain in women

Controlling acute and chronic pain in women

Despite the variety of effective treatments, and physicians who specialize in treating pain, women often suffer unnecessarily from conditions ranging from backaches to pain after cancer surgery, and also treat their pain with medications that may be ineffective and possibly harmful, according to a review of research related to women and pain by the American Society of Anesthesiologists. [More]
Simple training exercise of catching a medicine ball may help prevent falls in the elderly

Simple training exercise of catching a medicine ball may help prevent falls in the elderly

The simple training exercise of catching a weighted medicine ball can improve balance and may help prevent falls in the elderly, according to research at the University of Illinois at Chicago. [More]

Baylor Scott & White Health to build sports medicine facility at The Star – Home of the Dallas Cowboys

Baylor Scott & White Health is working towards the construction of a 200,000 square-foot center of excellence for sports medicine at The Star – Home of the Dallas Cowboys in Frisco, Texas. [More]
Sustained quality improvement changes in ICU benefits both patients and health care facility

Sustained quality improvement changes in ICU benefits both patients and health care facility

In a pre- and post-evaluation study, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers found that quality improvement changes made in an intensive care unit (ICU) were still in practice five years later — benefiting both patients and the health care facility. Those changes included new protocols for treating critically ill patients by encouraging early physical therapy in the ICU. [More]
Everyday actions could help prevent spread of flu among college students

Everyday actions could help prevent spread of flu among college students

As local college students return to Philadelphia from their long winter breaks over the next several days, it is likely that they'll be bringing who-knows-what germs with them from home, said Stacey A. Gorski, PhD, a biology professor who specializes in immunology at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. [More]
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