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2012-08-01 15:02:49

Hospital for Special Surgery orthopedists encourage early referrals to improve outcomes Because many physicians are unaware of nerve transfer surgery, some patients suffer long-term impairment from nerve injuries that could have been fixed. A study in the August issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS) by Hospital for Special Surgery researchers aims to raise awareness of this type of surgery among health care providers. In recent years, great strides...

2012-07-17 02:26:42

NEW YORK, July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For the third consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report named Hospital for Special Surgery the top hospital in the country for orthopedics in its 2012 "America's Best Hospitals" survey. Once again, the hospital ranked as a leader in rheumatology at number three in the nation. In addition, neurology was ranked at No. 10. "We are deeply honored to be recognized nationally as the best in our specialized fields," said Louis A. Shapiro, president and...

2012-07-16 18:20:28

WASHINGTON, July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. News & World Report has released its 23rd annual Best Hospitals rankings and a new hospital has seized the No. 1 spot. The rankings are freely available at www.usnews.com/besthospitals and will be featured in the upcoming Best Hospitals 2013 guidebook. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100603/PH13717LOGO) Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston is #1 on the U.S. News Honor Roll this year, displacing Baltimore's Johns Hopkins...

2012-07-04 22:51:55

A study led by Hospital for Special Surgery researchers has demonstrated that women who have a specific type of antibody that interferes with blood vessel function are at risk for adverse pregnancy outcomes and that other antibodies in the same family thought to cause pregnancy complications do not put women at risk. The researchers say that many doctors may be unnecessarily treating some pregnant women who have antiphospholipid antibodies (aPLs) with anticoagulants, such as expensive...

2012-06-05 11:23:13

Roughly 3 percent of patients who undergo total hip and knee replacement surgery require critical care services before they are discharged from the hospital, according to an analysis of roughly half a million patients. The study, published online in advance of print in the July issue of the journal Anesthesiology, demonstrates that these elective surgeries are placing an increasing burden on the critical care services of the health care system and hospitals should respond proactively....

2012-05-31 02:26:03

New Lupus Insight Prize to be awarded to Outstanding Scientist WASHINGTON, May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lupus organizations have come together to launch a first-of-a-kind initiative to encourage scientific advances in lupus research. The Lupus Insight Prize, presented in a collaboration among the Alliance for Lupus Research (ALR), the Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) , and the Lupus Research Institute (LRI), will recognize and honor an outstanding investigator with a...

2012-05-25 14:20:44

NEW YORK, May 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), the Official Hospital of The PGA of America, announced today the launch of an interactive Website dedicated to The PGA of America's "Let's Move on Course!" health and fitness initiative. Entering its second year as the exclusive supporting sponsor of the program, HSS has customized hss.edu/golf to encourage golfers and golf fans to walk the course by offering them an easy way to keep track of their steps and calculate...

2012-05-21 12:56:10

A new study led by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery identifies the mechanism by which a cell signaling pathway contributes to the development of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). In addition, the study provides evidence that drugs under development for diseases such as cancer could potentially be used to treat RA. Rheumatoid arthritis, a systemic inflammatory autoimmune disease that can be crippling, impacts over a million adults in the United States. "We uncovered a novel mechanism by...

2012-04-06 06:21:45

NEW YORK, April 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hospital for Special Surgery has received, for the first time, the 2012 "Gallup Great Workplace Award" and is the only hospital in the Northeast to achieve this recognition. According to Gallup, this award recognizes the best-performing organizations for their special ability to create an engaged workplace culture. Applicants' results were compared across a research database composed of millions of work teams in more than 100 countries. A panel of...

2012-03-12 15:00:00

NEW YORK, March 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent summit that brought together international multidisciplinary experts has provided a foundation for addressing what is the leading cause of disability in the United States: osteoarthritis. Currently, validated pharmacologic interventions do not exist for effectively eliminating pain and restoring function during progression of osteoarthritis, a disease whose prevalence is expected to dramatically rise within the next decade and inflict a huge...