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Hip fracture increases mortality risk for up to 10 years

In the year after experiencing a hip fracture, risk for death increases by 33% in men and 20% in women, with this risk continuing to persist for 10 years, according to a hospital-based registry analysis published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology &a ...

Diet soft drinks linked to reduced colon cancer recurrence, mortality

Patients with advanced colon cancer who drank artificially sweetened soft drinks had a reduced risk for recurrence and cancer-specific mortality, study data showed. “Artificially sweetened drinks have a checkered reputation in the public because of purport ...

Preoperative opioid use correlated with increased revision, readmission rates after TKA, THA

A correlation was seen between preoperative opioid use and significantly increased risks of early revision and 30-day readmission after patients underwent total knee arthroplasty or total hip arthroplasty, according to recently published results in the Jou ...

Govt says housing construction is 'ahead of schedule'

The Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government says Rebuilding Ireland is working and it is ahead of schedule. ...

Let’s Talk About Empathy in Rheumatology

I just returned from a remarkable conference where I had the privilege of speaking. As I am still thinking about what I learned, I wanted to start a discussion with all of you about the role of empathy in our profession. ...

Distinguishing ‘Stem Cell Hype’ From Hope in Knee Osteoarthritis

In early May, the FDA filed two federal complaints seeking to permanently ban two stem cell clinics from marketing stem cell products without regulatory approval, accusing these clinics of disregarding “the law, and more importantly, patient safety.” “We s ...

Ace the Case: A 64-Year-Old Man with Painful Knee Osteoarthritis Who Does Not Want a Total Knee Arthroplasty

Your patient has returned to your clinic 1 month after right knee intra-articular corticosteroid injection for an acute flare of his osteoarthritis. The patient obtained 2 weeks of complete pain relief from the injection, enough to allow him to participate ...

Everolimus plus exemestane improves PFS, appears safe in advanced breast cancer

Everolimus plus exemestane resulted in a greater PFS benefit versus everolimus alone in patients with estrogen receptor-positive, HER-2-negative advanced breast cancer who experienced disease progression after treatment with nonsteroidal aromatase inhibito ...

Swelling, time to surgery did not affect wound complications after ankle fracture surgery

BOSTON — Researchers found preoperative ankle swelling and time to surgery were not associated with a change in soft tissue outcomes after ankle fracture surgery. The study also revealed few postoperative wound complications. Anthony Silva Anthony Silva, M ...

IBD, steroid use increases influenza risk

Patients with inflammatory bowel disease have a higher risk for influenza and are more likely to be hospitalized because of it, according to research published in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. Andrew Tinsley, MD, of the division of gastroenterology and hepa ...

Fewer doses of abicipar yield similar efficacy as ranibizumab for wet AMD

The anti-VEGF abicipar pegol was similarly efficacious in treating neovascular age-related macular degeneration as ranibizumab, meeting the primary endpoint of non-inferiority in two phase 3 clinical trials, Allergan and Molecular Partners announced in a p ...

Why a GI Dietitian Adds Value to a GI Practice

Difficult to treat gastrointestinal conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome can be cumbersome for the patient and health care practitioner alike. Food induced symptoms are common in IBS patients with poorly absorbed carbohydrates reported as the most c ...

IBS: Transitioning from a Syndrome to a Disease

Irritable bowel syndrome is a symptom-based condition defined by the presence of abdominal pain and altered bowel habits. The clinical phenotype can be quite diverse so while all patients have pain, some patients can have problems with diarrhea, others can ...

GI psychologists bring value to IBS patient care

The benefits of incorporating GI-specific psychological care for patients with irritable bowel syndrome are becoming increasingly recognized. Hence, integrating a GI psychologist can be an asset to a GI practice. Recently, we spoke with Megan E. Riehl, Psy ...

9 Things to Know About Medical Therapies for IBS

While diet-based and microbiome-based therapies gain speed in the gastroenterology world, irritable bowel syndrome has seen recent approvals in the medical therapy realm. Healio Gastroenterology and Liver Disease took the opportunity to speak with Lin Chan ...

Medicinal cannabis 'should be available on prescription'

The Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs recommends rules should be changed for these drugs, if safe. ...

HDL not as cardioprotective in menopausal women

Samar R. El Khoudary Women who were postmenopausal did not have the cardioprotective benefits typically seen with elevated HDL, according to an analysis published in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology. “The menopausal transition is a critic ...

The Frightening Link Between Beef Jerky and Bipolar Mania

For people with bipolar disorder, manic episodes can be euphoric, but they can also be terrifying. In the throes of mania, some people feel like they are superhuman. They start new projects and stay up all night to work on them. In the worst cases, they c ...

High-dose vitamin D may not prevent cancer

Individuals who received monthly high concentrations of vitamin D without calcium did not appear to have lower risk for cancer, according to findings from a post-hoc analysis of the Vitamin D Assessment study. “The results of this large randomized clinical ...

Use of complementary medicine linked to greater risk for cancer death

The use of complementary medicine for the treatment of lung, breast, prostate or colorectal cancer appeared associated with refusal of conventional cancer treatment and almost double the risk for death compared with adherence to conventional cancer treatme ...