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Many risk factors contribute to worsening of quality of life in people with kn...
A new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows that the health-related quality of life of most people who have or have a higher risk of knee osteoarthritis remained unchanged over an eight-year trajectory. Worsening of quality of life was associated with several risk factors, such as obesity and smoking, and it also reflected the patient s need for treatment. Published in PLOS ONE , the findings can help to identify patients who will benefit from ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 12
Posture exercises to treat bad posture
The term posture describes the position of a person s body when standing, sitting, or lying down.
Medical News Today - Mon. Aug 5
Excellence payments to hospitals improve hip fracture care
Hip fractures are a major cause of death and disability among older people worldwide, with 70,000 cases every year in the UK, which cost the NHS around pound 2 billion. In 2010, a Best Practice Tariff BPT was launched across England, which promised extra payments to hospitals for each hip fracture patient whose care satisfied six clinical standards, such as surgery within 36 hours. Researchers from the University of Oxford and Yale University compared the ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 5
Study examines direct-to-consumer stem cell clinics in 6 Southwestern states
This direct-to-consumer stem cell marketplace has come under increasing scrutiny, but relatively little is known about the clinics that deliver these treatments or how the treatments they offer align with the expertise of the practitioners providing them. In a paper published August 1 in the journal Stem Cell Reports , investigators offer a detailed characterization of nearly 170 stem cell businesses across six southwestern states. The study focused on Ari ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 5
Researchers from the IDIBELL and the University of Barcelona describe a new tr...
The study describes the ability of a PI3-kinase inhibitor to combat Heterotopic Ossification and Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva in murine preclinical models These results could have an impact on the treatment of patients with these diseases Researchers from the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute IDIBELL and the University of Barcelona UB have described the ability of an inhibitor of the PI3K 945 BYL719 to block the ectopic bone formation in mic ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 5
One or the other: Why strength training might come at the expense of endurance...
The neurotransmitter brain-derived neurotrophic factor BDNF acts in the muscle, so that during strength training endurance muscle fiber number is decreased. Researchers at the University of Basel s Biozentrum have more closely investigated this factor, from the group of myokines, and demonstrated that it is produced by the muscle and acts on both muscles and synapses. The results published in PNAS also provide new insights into age-related muscle atrophy. ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jul 29
Why does my back feel hot? Symptoms, causes, and treatment
When the back feels hotter than the rest of the body, it can be alarming, especially if the heat appears suddenly or there are no other symptoms.
Medical News Today - Mon. Jul 29
Ocular migraine: Symptoms, causes, and risks
Ocular migraine causes visual disturbances, or aura, with or without the headache that tends to occur with typical migraine.
Medical News Today - Mon. Jul 29
A single measurement may help determine kneecap instability risk
Knee injuries can be a scourge to collegiate and pro athletes alike, but Penn State researchers say a single measurement taken by a clinician may help predict whether a person is at risk for knee instability. The researchers found that measuring the distance between the tibial tubercle TT -- a bony bump on the tibia, commonly referred to as the shin, below the kneecap -- and the trochlear groove TG , the joint in which the kneecap sits, using magnetic reso ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jul 22
Increased use of partial knee replacement could save the NHS £30 million per y...
New research from a randomised clinical trial published today in The Lancet and funded by the National Institute for Health Research NIHR shows that partial knee replacements PKR are as good as total knee replacements TKR , whilst being more cost effective. Results from the TOPKAT study Total or Partial Knee Arthroplasty Trial , led by researchers at the University of Oxford, suggest that over five years PKR has similar, if not a slightly better clinical o ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jul 22
Drinking red wine on the red planet
BOSTON - You may remember Tang - the sugar-sweetened orange-flavored drink mix - as the official beverage of the Apollo 11 mission that landed the first men on the moon fifty years ago this month. But, according to a new report published in Frontiers in Physiology , the first men and women who set foot on Mars might be better off choosing a nice merlot. Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center BIDMC have demonstrated that resveratrol - a natural ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jul 22
Music can be a viable alternative to medications in reducing anxiety before an...
PHILADELPHIA -- Music is a viable alternative to sedative medications in reducing patient anxiety prior to an anesthesia procedure, according to a Penn Medicine study published today in the journal Regional Anesthesia Pain Medicine . A peripheral nerve block procedure is a type of regional anesthesia - done in the preoperative area under ultrasound guidance - that blocks sensations of pain from a specific area of the body. The procedure is routinely perfor ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jul 22