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Menopausal Estrogen-Alone Therapy and Health Outcomes in Women With and Without Bilateral Oophorectomy: A Randomized Trial
https://annals.org/aim/article-abstract/2749725/menopausal-estrogen-alone-therapy-health-outcomes-women-without-bilateral-oophorectomy
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
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK441901/
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
https://www.erchonia.com/products/fx-635-heel-pain/

Now you can relieve the pain and inflammation of the heel associated with plantar fasciitis. Our new FDA market cleared laser has been proven in clinical tests to effectively treat this painful condition. The healing powers of this low-level laser technology can reduce inflammation and eliminate pain in the plantar fascia in only a matter of weeks and return your patients to an active life once...

New Insight Into the Impact of Battlefield Explosions on the Brain
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/927335

Mar 22nd, 2020 - A series of novel biomarker signatures may help identify veterans exposed to battlefield explosions who will go on to develop behavioral, cognitive, and/or memory complaints, new research shows. Conducted in humans and animals, the study uncovered an association between exposure to detonation of improvised explosive devices and an accumulation of tau protein in the brain, which may explain its ...

Concussion in adolescents tied to MS risk
https://www.mdedge.com/neurology/msresourcecenter/article/219352/multiple-sclerosis/concussion-adolescents-tied-ms-risk?channel=251

Mar 19th, 2020 - Key clinical point: Concussions in adolescents correlate to an elevated risk for multiple sclerosis (MS). Major finding: The risk for MS was higher among patients exposed to a concussion in adolescence (hazard ratio [HR], 1.

Severe eye injuries seen with e-scooter accidents
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-scooters-injuries/severe-eye-injuries-seen-with-e-scooter-accidents-idUSKBN20Q04X

Mar 2nd, 2020 - (Reuters Health) - With the rising popularity of electric scooters, emergency rooms are seeing a lot of head injuries, many with vision-threatening damage to the eyes, a small study suggests. Researchers from the University of California San Diego (UCSD) reviewed data on 34 patients treated in two UCSD emergency departments with facial injuries as a result of e-scooter use between June 2018 and...

Severe Eye Injuries Seen With E-Scooter Accidents
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/926086

Mar 2nd, 2020 - (Reuters Health) - With the rising popularity of electric scooters, emergency rooms are seeing a lot of head injuries, many with vision-threatening damage to the eyes, a small study suggests. Researchers from the University of California San Diego (UCSD) reviewed data on 34 patients treated in two UCSD emergency departments with facial injuries as a result of e-scooter use between June 2018 and...

Conservative care or surgery for rotator cuff tears?
https://www.mdedge.com/familymedicine/article/218192/pain/conservative-care-or-surgery-rotator-cuff-tears/page/0/5?channel=268
MDedge Family Medicine;

Mar 2nd, 2020 - Significant injury to the deltoid muscle has become increasingly uncommon with the advancement of arthroscopic surgery. In traditional open surgery, detachment of the deltoid (and subsequent repair) is required to improve visualization; however, doing so can lead to atrophy and muscle rupture and dehiscence.

Blue Light Improves Concussion Symptoms
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/926075

Mar 1st, 2020 - TORONTO ― Patients with a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) who are exposed to blue light experience less depression and fewer cognitive and other concussion-related symptoms than those exposed to a placebo light, a new study has found. Dr William "Scott" Killgore Exposure to blue light in the morning through a special device may be a "critical factor" in resetting the circadian rhythm and hel...

Brain Disease CTE Found in Former AFL Player for First Time
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/925821

Feb 27th, 2020 - MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Researchers have identified a crippling brain disease linked to repeated blows to the head in an Australian Rules footballer for the first time, a medical journal report outlined on Wednesday. Former Geelong Cats player Graham "Polly" Farmer, who died aged 84 in August, was posthumously diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) by doctors with the Australian Sp...

Brain disease CTE found in former AFL player for first time
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-australian-rules-health/brain-disease-cte-found-in-former-afl-player-for-first-time-idUSKCN20L08X

Feb 26th, 2020 - MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Researchers have identified a crippling brain disease linked to repeated blows to the head in an Australian Rules footballer for the first time, a report in a medical journal outlined on Wednesday. Former Geelong Cats player Graham “Polly” Farmer, who died aged 84 in August, was diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) by doctors at the Australian Sports Brain...

In Brains of Dead Athletes, Researchers Seek Clues to Head Trauma
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/925498

Feb 21st, 2020 - BOSTON (Reuters) - Dr. Ann McKee of Boston University studies the brains of deceased football players at the world's largest brain bank, hoping to learn about the long-term impact of repeated head traumas for people ranging from professional athletes to victims of domestic abuse. "For the last 12 years, we've really focused on the long-term effects of head trauma, including what we call repetit...

In brains of dead athletes, researchers seek clues to head trauma
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-science-brain-injury-research/in-brains-of-dead-athletes-researchers-seek-clues-to-head-trauma-idUSKBN20E2F6

Feb 21st, 2020 - BOSTON (Reuters) - Dr. Ann McKee of Boston University studies the brains of deceased football players at the world’s largest brain bank, hoping to learn about the long-term impact of repeated head traumas for people ranging from professional athletes to victims of domestic abuse. “For the last 12 years, we’ve really focused on the long-term effects of head trauma, including what we call repetit...

Tramadol use for noncancer pain linked with increased hip fracture risk
https://www.mdedge.com/surgery/article/217345/pain/tramadol-use-noncancer-pain-linked-increased-hip-fracture-risk?channel=39313
Sharon Worcester

Feb 14th, 2020 - The risk of hip fracture was higher among patients treated with tramadol for chronic noncancer pain than among those treated with other commonly used NSAIDs in a large population-based cohort in the United Kingdom. iStock/Thinkstock The incidence of hip fracture over a 12-month period among 293,912 propensity score-matched tramadol and codeine recipients in The Health Improvement Network (THIN).

Fast-tracked surgery for hip fracture does not reduce mortality
https://www.mdedge.com/obgyn/article/217322/osteoporosis/fast-tracked-surgery-hip-fracture-does-not-reduce-mortality?channel=302
Kari Oakes

Feb 13th, 2020 - An accelerated path to surgery after hip fracture did not improve mortality or major complications, according to a new international randomized trial. However, a fast track to surgery hastened mobilization, weight-bearing, and hospital discharge, and reduced the risk of urinary tract infection and delirium.

Fast-track surgery for hip fracture does not reduce mortality
https://www.mdedge.com/surgery/article/217322/osteoporosis/fast-track-surgery-hip-fracture-does-not-reduce-mortality?channel=39313
Kari Oakes

Feb 13th, 2020 - An accelerated path to surgery after hip fracture did not improve mortality or major complications, according to a new international randomized trial. However, a fast track to surgery hastened mobilization, weight-bearing, and hospital discharge, and reduced the risk of urinary tract infection and delirium.

Tramadol Linked to Increased Hip Fracture Risk in Older Adults
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/925061

Feb 10th, 2020 - Older patients treated with the pain medication tramadol show significant increases in the risk of hip fracture compared with those using codeine or commonly used nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), new research shows. "Considering the significant impact of hip fracture on morbidity, mortality, and healthcare cost, our results point to the need to consider tramadol's associated risk ...

FDA Expands Clearance for OTC Pain Device
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/924762

Feb 3rd, 2020 - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted a new marketing clearance for the ActiPatch (BioElectronics Corp) — an over-the-counter electromagnetic neuromodulation device for treating pain, the manufacturer has announced. The new 510(k) clearance is indicated for adjunctive treatment of any musculoskeletal pain. This joins previous FDA clearance granted for the noninvasive device in 2...

Soccer Headers Might Be More Risky for APOE4 Genotype Carriers
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/924274

Jan 28th, 2020 - NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Soccer players with apolipoprotein E4 genotype may want to limit how many headers they do, as new research suggests an increased risk for memory problems with high levels of soccer heading in carriers of this common genetic risk factor for neurodegeneration. "Our findings provide the first indication, to our knowledge, that the APOE e4 allele may be associated with a...

Mouthguards may reduce concussion risk in youth ice hockey players
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-concussion-mouthguards/mouthguards-may-reduce-concussion-risk-in-youth-ice-hockey-players-idUSKBN1ZR2OX

Jan 28th, 2020 - (Reuters Health) - Youth ice hockey players who wear mouthguards to protect their teeth and jaws may also have significantly lower odds of concussion, a Canadian study suggests. Concussions are the most common injury in youth ice hockey, and while Hockey Canada has a policy requiring mouthguard use, it’s not universally enforced, said senior study author Brent Hagel. The new evidence that mouth...