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Menopausal Estrogen-Alone Therapy and Health Outcomes in Women With and Without Bilateral Oophorectomy: A Randomized Trial
Annals of Internal Medicine;

Sep 9th, 2019 - Background: Whether health outcomes of menopausal estrogen therapy differ between women with and without bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy (BSO) is unknown. Objective: To examine estrogen therapy outcomes by BSO status, with additional stratification by 10-year age groups. Design: Subgroup analyses of the randomized Women's Health Initiative Estrogen-Alone Trial. (ClinicalTrials.gov: NCT...

Osteoporosis - StatPearls
Porter, J. et. al.

Nov 14th, 2018 - Osteoporosis is defined as low bone mineral density caused by altered bone microstructure ultimately predisposing patients to low-impact, fragility fractures. Osteoporotic fractures lead to a significant decrease in quality of life, with an increased morbidity, mortality, and disability.[1] Over 50% of postmenopausal Caucasian women will have an osteoporotic-related fracture. Only 33% of senior...

FX-635 Plantar Fasciitis and Heel Pain Treatment

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Earlier Intervention After Concussion Linked to Faster Recovery

Jan 13th, 2020 - Earlier initiation of clinical care after a concussion was associated with faster recovery in a new study. Athletes who presented for evaluation within the first week after injury recovered faster than athletes who initially presented 2 to 3 weeks post injury. "Our results show that following a concussion, patients should seek specialty care involving a comprehensive assessment and clinical exa...

Hip fracture patients with dementia benefit from increased rehab intensity
Kari Oakes

Jan 11th, 2020 - Dementia patients undergoing hip fracture surgery had higher functional status with more intensive postsurgery rehabilitation, according to a recent Japanese study in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Ingram Pub.

Rural Elderly Discharged to Post-Acute Care Have Higher Mortality Than Urban Peers

Jan 9th, 2020 - (Reuters Health) - Rural seniors hospitalized for certain life-threatening conditions are more likely than city-dwelling peers to die within a month of being discharged and sent to an aftercare facility, a new study suggests. In an analysis of data from more than 2 million U.S. elderly adults hospitalized for stroke, hip fracture, COPD, congestive heart failure or pneumonia, researchers determi...

Delayed hospital admission after hip fracture raises mortality risk
Sharon Worcester

Jan 9th, 2020 - A delay of more than 1 week in admitting elderly hip fracture patients is associated with a significant increase in 1-year mortality, a retrospective, observational study suggests. Among 867 elderly patients who underwent hip fracture surgery at a university hospital in China and who were available for follow-up, the proportion hospitalized on the day of injury was 25.

PET Scan Not Effective for Diagnosis of CTE

Jan 8th, 2020 - An imaging test targeting the tau protein that has been shown accurate for the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease is probably not suitable for detecting chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), another condition characterized by tau accumulation, new data suggest. The results come from a comparison of the in-vivo binding of the tau positron emission tomography (PET) radioligand fluorine F18–labele...

Delayed clinical care after concussion may prolong recovery
Jake Remaly

Jan 6th, 2020 - Receiving clinical care within 1 week of a concussion is associated with faster recovery times, compared with having an initial clinic visit more than 1 week after the injury, according to a study published Jan. 6 in JAMA Neurology.

Vitamin D Needs Calcium to Help Lower Fracture Risk

Dec 22nd, 2019 - Once regarded as a potent silver bullet for preventing fractures, vitamin D appears to need calcium to exert a preventive effect. Neither intermittent nor daily consumption of standard doses of vitamin D alone was associated with a reduced fracture risk, a systematic review and meta-analysis of studies in elderly individuals reports. Daily supplementation with both vitamin D and calcium, howeve...

The FDA Recommends Only Using Cleared or Approved Medical Devices to Help Assess or Diagnose a Head Injury, Including Concussion: FDA Safety Communication | FDA

Date Issued: April 10, 2019 Audience: People who may be tested for a head injury Parents and caregivers of individuals who may be tested for a head injury Athletic Coaches and Athletic Administrators Sports medicine specialists and athletic trainers Health Care Providers who assess or diagnose head injury, including suspected concussion and other traumatic brain injuries Specialties: Primary Ca...

AAN Makes a Call on Telemedicine Across Neurology

Dec 16th, 2019 - Telemedicine can be appropriate for evaluating patients who experience a concussion, traumatic brain injury (TBI), or headache, as well as for assessing many patients who live with epilepsy, dementia or movement disorders, a new study from the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) suggests. "The results of the American Academy of Neurology's review show that a diagnosis from a neurologist by vide...

High Schools Often Struggle to Follow State Concussion Laws

Dec 11th, 2019 - (Reuters Health) - High schools across the U.S. face numerous barriers to implementing laws intended to help students recover from concussions, a small U.S. study suggests. Researchers interviewed 64 high school athletic trainers from 26 states and the District of Columbia about challenges they encountered when trying to follow state policies designed to educate coaches and parents about concus...

High schools struggle to follow state concussion laws

Dec 10th, 2019 - (Reuters Health) - High schools across the U.S. face numerous barriers to implementing laws intended to help students recover from concussions, a small U.S. study suggests. Researchers interviewed 64 high school athletic trainers from 26 states and the District of Columbia about challenges they encountered when trying to follow state policies designed to educate coaches and parents about concus...

Concussion in Youth a Suicide Risk Factor?

Dec 4th, 2019 - Sports-related concussion in youth is tied to a marked increase in risk for subsequent suicide risk factors, including depression, suicidal ideation, and suicide attempts, new research shows. In the first study to examine the relationship between sports-related concussion in youth and suicide risk factors in a nationally representative sample, investigators found that high school students who r...

Study shows comparable outcomes for total hip arthroplasty vs. hemiarthroplasty
Doug Brunk

Dec 4th, 2019 - Whether patients aged 50 years and older with a displaced femoral neck fracture underwent total hip arthroplasty or hemiarthroplasty had no significant influence on the risk of unplanned secondary hip procedures over 2 years of follow-up. In addition, while functional outcomes modestly favored total hip arthroplasty, the rates of mortality and serious adverse events were similar between the two.

Quick Eye Test May Flag Unrecognized Brain Injury

Dec 1st, 2019 - A quick, noninvasive, handheld device that detects changes in pupil size may offer rapid assessment of potential brain injury in young athletes who have sustained a high-impact hit to the head but who exhibit no obvious signs of brain injury. A small longitudinal study showed that quantitative pupillometry (QP) was able to detect "measurable" neurologic effects of high-acceleration head impacts...

POTS heterogeneity requires individualized treatment

Nov 18th, 2019 - Comorbidities and risk factors Although 41% of patients with POTS report some health event preceding onset of symptoms, it’s unclear which, if any, of these events may be related to the condition. The most common antecedent event is infection, reported by 41% of patients in the “Big POTS Survey” conducted by Dysautonomia International, Dr.

Pediatric Concussion Consensus Limited by Weak Evidence

Nov 10th, 2019 - Concerning risk for concussion, there is no clear evidence in the literature that a specific age or developmental stage in children is safer or more appropriate for starting contact sports, a consensus panel of 11 experts revealed. Also, although history of concussion is a major risk for subsequent issues, there is no firm number of events that dictates when or if a child should stop playing co...