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2012-07-26 14:06:40

Intervention after a first fracture reduces repeat occurrences; comprehensive research review shows fracture liaison services work and need to be implemented, says expert panel in a first-of-a-kind report An international expert task force is calling on health care providers to aggressively identify and provide care for the millions of people who have suffered their first osteoporosis-related fracture, in order to prevent subsequent fractures. In an extensive review of possible solutions...

2012-06-20 14:19:14

New findings could impact the perioperative care of millions of aging patients In a study of more than 18,000 patients having surgery for hip fracture, researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania found that the use of regional anesthesia versus general anesthesia, was associated with a significant reduction in major pulmonary complications and death. The new study will be published in the July issue of the journal Anesthesiology. "Hip fracture is a...

2012-03-21 21:34:37

Below is a news summary of an orthopaedic research study appearing in the March 21, 2012 issue of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS), as well as the issues' full Table of Contents. Thromboembolic Events are Uncommon Following Ankle Fracture Surgery Thromboembolic events — such as deep vein thrombosis (DVT), blood clots developing in the extremities; or pulmonary embolism (PE), a complication that causes a blood clot to move to the lungs — can occur following...

2012-01-11 11:58:02

Expert guidance covers areas where evidence is controversial or incomplete All patients with hip fractures should be fast-tracked through hospital emergency departments and operated on within 48 hours of admission, according to new consensus guidelines developed by UK experts in anesthesia, orthopedics, geriatrics and emergency medicine and published in the January issue of Anaesthesia. However, patients in one in five hospitals in England and Wales currently wait longer than two days,...

2011-09-29 05:51:46

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Hip fractures are associated with death within one year for women ages 65-79 years and healthy women ages 80 years and older. The risk returns to previous level after one year for women ages 70 and older, according to this study. Nearly 300,000 hip fractures occur each year in the United States, causing substantial short- and long-term disability and increased mortality. Previous research to determine the mortality risk associated with hip fracture has not always...

2011-09-27 12:07:21

Hip fracture is associated with an increase in short-term mortality (death within one year) for women ages 65 to 79 years and healthy women ages 80 years and older, although the risk returns to previous levels after one year for women ages 70 years and older, according to a report published online first by Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Nearly 300,000 hip fractures occur each year in the United States, causing substantial short- and long-term disability...

2011-09-27 12:01:15

Kaiser Permanente study finds that the hip fracture--not just poor health--increases risk of early death Women ages 65-69 who break a hip are five times more likely to die within a year than women of the same age who don't break a hip, according to a Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research study funded by the National Institutes of Health and published online today in the Archives of Internal Medicine. This paper breaks down death risk by age group. In addition to the finding for...

2011-05-24 09:00:00

Medication, movement can prevent DVT, pulmonary embolism CHICAGO, May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Each year in the United States, pulmonary embolisms (PE) kill more people than AIDS, breast cancer and motor vehicle crashes combined. According to the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, this little known condition occurs when a blood clot in the leg travels to the lungs, blocking one or more arteries. Most recently, news that tennis star Serena Williams suffered a PE after...

2011-02-23 01:50:42

Older women who used bisphosphonates (medications that prevent loss of bone mass) for five years or more were more likely to experience "atypical" fractures involving the femoral shaft (bone in the leg that extends from the hip to the knee) or subtrochanteric (fractures in the bone just below the hip joint), compared to women with less usage. However, the absolute risk of these "atypical" fractures was low and bisphosphonate use was associated with a reduced risk of typical osteoporotic...


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