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2014-09-10 08:29:40

Provides Another Important and Highly Complex Injectable to Complement Mylan Institutional's Growing Portfolio in the U.S. PITTSBURGH, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: MYL) today announced that its subsidiary Mylan Ireland Limited has entered into an agreement to acquire the U.S. commercialization, marketing and intellectual property rights relating to Arixtra® (fondaparinux sodium) Injection and the authorized generic (AG) of Arixtra from Aspen Global Incorporated. Arixtra...

2014-09-09 12:26:04

ROSEMONT, Ill., Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) today released three new clinical practice guidelines (CPG) featuring evidence-based recommendations for diagnosing and treating hip fractures in patients age 65 and older, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries, and dysplasia of the hip in infants up to 6 months of age. These recommendations are meant to be used as an educational tool to augment the clinical judgment of...

2014-08-27 12:26:51

ROSEMONT, Ill., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Each year, more than 300,000 Americans, primarily adults over age 65, sustain a hip fracture, a debilitating injury that can diminish life quality and expectancy, and result in lost work days and substantial, long-term financial costs to patients, families, insurers and government agencies. And while surgery, the primary treatment for hip fractures, successfully reduces mortality risk and improves physical function, little is known...

2014-08-25 16:27:43

MESA, Ariz., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --The Joint Commission recently re-certified and awarded Banner Baywood Medical Center its Gold Seal of Approval for meeting national standards for health care quality and safety for Disease-Specific Care in hip fracture management. Older adults can prevent hip fractures, but unfortunately many of them are prone to falls that result in these injuries. As a result, hip fractures can cause serious harm, and illness. As incidence of hip fractures...

2014-07-24 23:13:48

Successful hip replacement relieves pain, restores overall function, and allows patients to return to normal activities. The anterior approach enables surgeons to perform the entire procedure without making a single incision to any muscles or tendons. Santa Rosa, CA (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 332,000 total hip replacements are performed in the United States each year. Dr. Ehmer at Santa Rosa Orthopedics (SRO) is a board...

2014-06-15 15:09:29

BMJ-British Medical Journal Relatively rare, but significant enough to warrant action; and concerns first raised in 2009 The use of cement in partial hip replacement surgery may be linked to a risk of death - often occurring within minutes - finds research published in the online journal BMJ Open. The risk is relatively rare. But the alarm was first sounded in 2009, and most of the cases that have come to light have occurred since that date, say the authors, who include the former...

2014-06-04 16:26:09

LEWISTON, Maine, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Central Maine Medical Center and Central Maine Orthopaedics, who came together to establish The Orthopaedic Institute of Central Maine five years ago, have developed the state's first hip fracture program focused on helping patients recover sooner. "A hip fracture is one of the most common injuries that threaten our aging population. It can mean the beginning of the end for an elderly person -- a critical moment that turns a life...

2014-04-04 11:02:18

Vitamin D insufficiency sustained over 5 years contributes to increased 10-year fracture risk in elderly women A study presented today at the World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases shows that long-term low levels of vitamin D intake are associated with higher 10-year fracture risk in elderly women. Vitamin D insufficiency in seniors has been shown to contribute to increased risk of osteoporotic fractures. Previous studies have used single vitamin D...

2014-02-19 12:59:47

Among patients who had completed standard rehabilitation after hip fracture, the use of a home exercise program that included exercises such as standing from a chair or climbing a step resulted in improved physical function, according to a study in the February 19 issue of JAMA. More than 250,000 people in the United States fracture their hip each year, with many experiencing severe long-term consequences. "Two years after a hip fracture, more than half of men and 39 percent of women are...

2014-01-15 16:23:21

BINOSTO® offers a liquid alternative to the 74 percent of patients who want a treatment choice. SAN ANTONIO, Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Most osteoporosis patients want a choice in the medication they take, according to a recent online survey* sponsored by Mission Pharmacal Company. The survey, conducted by Inspire among the National Osteoporosis Foundation online support community, revealed that 74 percent of osteoporosis patients surveyed prefer to take medication that comes in...


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  • The navel or umbilicus.
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