Tag: "fractures" at medical news
Less cognitive impairment seen in women taking drug for osteoporosis
...ropriate dose of raloxifene needed to prevent bone fractures
and maintain mineral bone density. A secondary objective was to evaluate the drug's effectiveness in preventing cognitive impairment. The 5,386 women who were screened for dementia completed the 15-item Geriatric Depression scale and six cognitive te...
Few women at risk for breast cancer willing to use drug to prevent the disease
...reduce breast cancer risk and prevent osteoporotic fractures
were inclined to use it. Dr. Melnikow and colleagues conclude, "the results of our study indicate that many high-risk women are unwilling to consider tamoxifen even with extensive education about its potential benefits and harms."...
Football is a pain in the neck
...d all types of neck injuries, ranging from serious fractures
and dislocations and lacerations to concussions, strains and sprains. Overall, researchers discovered those playing football suffered significantly more neck injuries, than those playing hockey or soccer. Sport Overall neck injuries Football 5....
Chest x-rays may provide information to help detect osteoporosis in the elderly
... that are done for other reasons were examined for fractures
of the vertebrae, according to an article in the A...ion in the article. While only 30 percent of these fractures
come to medical attention the other 70 percent are associated with illness, death, decreased quality...
No evidence that calcium and vitamin D prevent fractures
...lcium and vitamin D supplements reduce the risk of fractures
in older women living in the community. The resea...s no evidence that supplements reduced the risk of fractures
or falling, or improved quality of life. Putting this study in the context of other trials suggests...
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for May 3, 2005
...older women with osteopenia or those with previous fractures
are at higher risk for bone fractures
than those with no fracture risk factor, (Editorial, p. 796.). For this group, alendronate therapy m...
Fracture risk lower for black women than white women at all bone mineral density levels
...ndividuals older than 50 years will be at risk for fractures
from osteoporosis," according to background inform...y of Pittsburgh, and colleagues examined nonspinal fractures
in older women as part of the Study of Osteoporotic Fractures. Data was collected for 1986-1990 from...
Trampoline injuries on the rise
...28 annually in the current study. In both studies, fractures
or dislocations remained the predominant reason for hospitalization. However, by 2002, emergency rooms were seeing an increase in lacerations, or cuts, in children who needed to be hospitalized. "Trampolines, particularly trampolines at home, are an...
Radiologists play key role in child abuse cases: Electronic exhibit outlines signs of abuse
... A red flag should go up when a radiologist finds fractures
in different stages of healing, posterior rib fractures, fractures
at the very end of the long bones (which can occur when a child has been shaken) and long bone fract...
MDCT overtakes ventilation-perfusion lung scan for diagnosing pulmonary embolism
...noses such as aortic dissection, pneumothorax, rib fractures
or cancer are seen with CT in up to 30% of patients with suspected pulmonary embolism. These other findings can't be made with a ventilation-perfusion scan," said Dr. Donohoo. "MDCT has experienced rapid technological advancement over the last 15 yea...
Don't skip chest CT in the ER just because x-ray checks out okay, warns study
... lung contusions, lung lacerations, rib and spine fractures
and air or blood trapped in the space between the lung and chest wall. "The average multiple trauma patient, say from a fall or motor vehicle accident, will get a head CT, cervical spine CT, chest CT, abdomen CT and pelvic CT, basically from head to ...
Bones don't pay a price when fat is lost through exercise
...mmonly break after a fall, a major risk factor for fractures
in older people. But exercise makes bodies stronger and improves balance, thus preventing falls. The Hopkins study's exercise program followed current guidelines from the American College of Sports Medicine. The study was part of a larger, ongoin...
JAMA study finds whooping cough vaccine effective, safe for teens and adults
...ertussis in some adults can include pneumonia, rib fractures
and seizures. In 2004, nearly 19,000 new cases of mostly adult cases of pertussis were reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), up from 12,000 in 2003. Due to large-scale misdiagnosis, some experts believe that between one an...
Help for osteoporosis sufferers in the primary care office
...ffer from pain resulting from osteoporosis-related fractures
by referring a patient for two relatively new non-invasive procedures. An article published recently in the Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners reviews the pathophysiology of osteoporosis and describes how these new treatments - ...
Exercise program and special weighted back support improves balance in elderly
...ty-dwelling people have a higher risk of falls and fractures
than persons whose mobility is severely restricted. Twelve women in the study suffered from kyphosis, a progressive curvature of the spine that includes severe, progressive muscle weakness. Kyphosis causes a stooping posture. Their risk of falls and ...
Garvan Insitute scientists suggest new approach for treating patients with brittle bones
...fracture; paradoxically, almost half of women with fractures
do not have low BMD. If we wish to treat those mos...fectiveness". *This adds up to 70,000 preventable fractures
per year, with total direct and indirect costs running to over 7 billion dollars per year (Osteoporo...
Jefferson scientists design method to fight artificial implant infections with antibiotics
...imate goal of preventing infections in battlefield fractures
and hip and knee implants," Dr. Shapiro says. "This technology bonding antibiotics to the implant surface is analogous to having land mines," says orthopedic surgeon Javad Parvizi, M.D., who treats implant-related infections and works on the project....
Beauty queens urge girls not to sacrifice their bones
...y day- in 45 years (by 2050), one out of every two fractures
in the world will occur in Asia. All women and men should take immediate action to review their life styles and take the IOF One Minute Osteoporosis Risk Test. Maximum bone development takes place in girls and boys roughly between ages 11-17. By bui...
Statins use associated with lower risk of fractures
...998, and June 30, 2001 to compare the rate of bone fractures
in individuals using statins versus those not taking statins. Information on individuals' health status, race, age and body mass index (BMI) as well as other medications that might be associated with bone fracture were included in the analysis. Of t...
Sports utility vehicles should carry health warnings, say experts
...hors. Pedestrian injuries from cars are mainly leg fractures
and knee injuries from the primary impact with the bumper and head injuries from the secondary impact with the bonnet or windscreen. But because SUV bonnets are higher than those of cars, this results in more severe primary impact on the critical cen...
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