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NYU study identifies method for detecting latent stage of lymphedema
Many are aware that hair loss is a common side effect associated with chemotherapy. However, another albeit common late side effect of cancer treatment is the abnormal swelling of one or more limbs, known as lymphedema. Lymphedema is most commonly the result of an obstruction or disruption of the lymphatic system that occurs immediately after cancer treatment or 1-5, even 20 years after. However, ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Dec 18
Saline water better than soap and water for cleaning wounds, researchers find
Hamilton, ON Dec. 15, 2015 - Many scientific advances have been made in the delivery of care and infection prevention for open fractures, but the standard practice of wound cleaning with soap and water before surgery has remain the unchanged. Now, an international team of researchers led by McMaster University in collaboration with the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre has ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Dec 16
Low levels of vitamin D may increase risk of stress fractures in active indivi...
Philadelphia, PA, Dec. 14, 2015 - Vitamin D plays a crucial role in ensuring appropriate bone density. Active individuals who enjoy participating in higher impact activities may need to maintain higher vitamin D levels to reduce their risk of stress fractures, report investigators in The Journal of Foot Ankle Surgery . The role of vitamin D in the body has recently become a subject of increasing i ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Dec 14
AAOS releases criteria for treating pediatric patients with knee osteochondrit...
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons AAOS today released Appropriate Use Criteria AUC to assist in the treatment and rehabilitation of pediatric patients with osteochondritis dissecans of the femoral condyle, also known as OCD knee. The injury results when a small piece of bone breaks away from the femur due to inadequate blood supply, and loosens surrounding cartilage in the knee joint. T ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Dec 10
Cheerleading among safest high school sports, say Colorado School of Public He...
AURORA, Colo. Dec. 10, 2015 - Despite popular perceptions, cheerleading is one of the safest high school sports, yet the relatively few injuries sustained are often some of the most severe, according to a new study from the Colorado School of Public Health at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. We found that cheerleading is actually relatively safe compared to the other high school ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Dec 10
Blood test that could predict arthritis risk
Scientists have found a marker that can indicate your likelihood of suffering from rheumatoid arthritis RA even sixteen years before the condition takes effect. A team from the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology at Oxford University found that a blood test that looks for antibodies that recognize the protein tenascin-C could reliably show those who will contract the condition. When inflammation occ ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Dec 10
Reducing pain in patients with osteoarthritis of the big toe
Prefabricated foot orthoses and rocker-sole footwear in which the sole of the shoe is curved are effective at reducing peak pressure under the big toe in people with a condition called first metatarsophalangeal joint osteoarthritis, but new research shows that they achieve this through different mechanisms. Also, rocker-sole shoes exhibited lower peak pressure under the lesser toes and midfoot, wh ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Dec 8
Hip osteoarthritis may not appear on x-ray
Boston -- In the majority of cases, hip x-rays are not reliable for diagnosing hip osteoarthritis OA , and can delay the treatment of this debilitating disease. These findings are the first to evaluate the diagnostic performance of an x-ray in patients with clinical signs and symptoms of classic OA. The study appears in the British Medical Journal . Hip osteoarthritis OA is a significant source of ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Dec 8
Genetic variants tied to increased risk of bone complications in young leukemi...
Variations in genes involved in normal bone development are associated with an 8-to 15-fold increased risk for osteonecrosis in young patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia ALL , according to research led by St. Jude Children s Research Hospital and Children s Oncology Group investigators. The results were discussed today at the 57th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology. Osteon ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Dec 7
Diabetes and its effect on bone is key topic at Abu Dhabi meeting
Nyon, Switzerland - December 7, 2015 Diabetes is a widespread chronic disease which is a public health issue of increasing importance in the Middle East. Health professionals who treat diabetic patients often do not recognize that fragility fractures are a major complication of the disease. In response to the dramatic increase in both fragility fractures and type 2 diabetes mellitus T2DM within th ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Dec 7
After hip-replacement surgery, medication use decreases
December 1, 2015 - A new study, published November 15, in the journal PAIN reg provides information on the trajectories of prescription drug use before and after hip-replacement surgery--total hip arthroplasty THA , one of the most common types of joint replacement surgery. Hip-replacement surgery is commonly followed by long-term reductions in the use of prescription drugs for pain and insomnia. ...
EurekAlert - Sun. Dec 6
Herniated disks in children and teens linked to lower spine malformations
December 1, 2015 - Most children and adolescents with herniated disks in the lower lumbar spine have some sort of malformation of the spinal vertebrae, reports a study in the December issue of Neurosurgery , official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons , published by Wolters Kluwer . The study by Dr. Zhongjun Liu and colleagues of Peking University Third Hospital, Beijing, China, help ...
EurekAlert - Sun. Dec 6