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MONTHLY BRIEFINGS - Jan 2018


Orthopedics News (1267)

Thu, Feb 22, 2018 - The percentage of uninsured U.S. persons of all ages did not change significantly from 2016 to the first nine months of 2017, according to a report published online Feb. 22 by the National Center for Health Statistics. Read More >
CDC: No Change in Percentage of Uninsured in U.S. From '16 to '17
Thu, Feb 22, 2018 - For patients who have undergone total hip or knee arthroplasty, extended prophylaxis with aspirin does not differ significantly from rivaroxaban for venous thromboembolism prevention, according to a study published in the Feb. 21 issue of the New Engla Read More >
Aspirin, Rivaroxaban Similar After Total Hip, Knee Arthroplasty
Wed, Feb 21, 2018 - Lumbopelvic pain is common in well-functioning older adults, according to a study published Feb. 7 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Read More >
Lumbopelvic Pain Negatively Affects Walking in Elderly
Tue, Feb 20, 2018 - Burnout is prevalent among physicians, affecting over one-third of physicians in a single health system, and is associated with health care delivery, according to a research letter published online Feb. 19 in JAMA Internal Medicine. Read More >
Burnout Found Prevalent Among Doctors in Single Health System
Tue, Feb 20, 2018 - For patients with moderate-to-severe hand pain and radiographic osteoarthritis, hydroxychloroquine is no more effective than placebo for relieving pain, according to a study published online Feb. 20 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Read More >
Hydroxychloroquine No Better Than Placebo for Hand OA
Fri, Feb 16, 2018 - Many adolescent and young adult cancer survivors are not receiving adequate follow-up care, according to a study presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology's annual Cancer Survivorship Symposium, held from Feb. 16 to 17 in Orlando, Fla. Read More >
Follow-Up Lacking for Teen, Young Adult Cancer Survivors
Fri, Feb 16, 2018 - Long-term, high-dose use of inhaled corticosteroids is associated with a modest increase in the risk of hip and upper extremity fractures in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to a study published in the February issue of CH Read More >
Long-Term Inhaled Corticosteroid Use May Raise Fracture Risk
Fri, Feb 16, 2018 - Most patients want greater connectivity, online tools and text messaging, as well as more time with their physicians, according to a report published in Medical Economics. Read More >
Patients Want Physicians to Have Greater Connectivity