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Examining women's bones during menopause may help head off fractures
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Bone fragility has long been a worrisome condition affecting women as they age. It s been considered a silent disease, says Karl Jepsen, Ph.D. , associate chair of research and professor of orthopaedic surgery at Michigan Medicine, noting, One of the biggest challenges when you re looking at age-related bone fragility is to identify people who will fracture. Jepsen is the lead author on a new study , published in the Journal of Bone and ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Jan 28
Can yoga help with chronic back pain?
Lower back pain affects millions of people in the United States, and for some, the pain becomes chronic, preventing them from performing daily tasks. Could yoga help to treat this condition A new review investigates.
Medical News Today - Sat. Jan 28
New genomic tool for salamander biology could spur deeper understanding of tis...
A research team led by scientists at Brigham and Women s Hospital has assembled a catalogue of every active gene in a variety of tissues in the axolotl, a type of salamander known for its striking ability to fully regenerate limbs following amputation. The catalogue, known as a transcriptome, provides a important resource for the community of researchers who study axolotls -- a model organism that promises to shed light not only on the molecular mechanisms ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jan 17
Experts seek to educate orthopaedic researchers on the ethical use of animals ...
Recent initiatives by the Orthopaedic Research Society seek to improve animal research and ensure that it is performed to the highest ethical and scientific standards. Part of the initiatives seek to provide new tools to educate researchers about alternatives to using animals and to train investigators on new techniques to improve animal study design and technical competence. A Journal of Orthopaedic Research article summarises the recent and ongoing initi ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jan 17
Axial spondyloarthritis: Patients see sustained benefit with certolizumab pegol
Researchers are reporting that early rapid improvements in the signs and symptoms of axial spondyloarthritis in patients treated with certolizumab pegol are maintained at 4 years.
Medical News Today - Tue. Jan 17
Nonsurgical and surgical treatments provide successful outcomes for an Achille...
ROSEMONT, Ill. Jan. 9, 2017 --A new literature review published in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons JAAOS found successful outcomes for an Achilles tendon tear with either minimally invasive surgery or nonsurgical bracing with a removable boot, especially in recreational athletes. The use of platelet rich plasma PRP , the injection of plasma-enriched platelets at the injury site, was not deemed an effective treatment. A tear rupt ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jan 11
The weather's not to blame for your aches and pains
New research from The George Institute for Global Health has revealed the weather plays no part in the symptoms associated with either back pain or osteoarthritis. It s long been thought episodes of both back pain and arthritis can be triggered by changes in the weather, including temperature, humidity, air pressure, wind direction and precipitation. Professor Chris Maher, of The George Institute for Global Health, said The belief that pain and inclement w ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jan 11
Yoga may have health benefits for people with chronic non-specific lower back ...
A new systematic review, published in the Cochrane Library today, suggests that yoga may lead to a reduction in pain and functional ability in people with chronic non-specific lower back pain over the short term, compared with no exercise. However, researchers advise that more studies are needed to provide information on long-term effects. Lower back pain is a common health problem, and is usually treated with self-care and over-the-counter medication. For ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jan 11
Medicare bundled-payments model cut joint replacement costs by more than 20 pe...
PHILADELPHIA - Bundled payment models can push Medicare and health system costs down considerably without sacrificing quality of care, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The study, the first to combine hospital cost and Medicare claims data to identify drivers of joint replacement cost savings - evaluated costs and care quality at for hip and knee replacements performed from 2008-2015 at the fi ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Jan 7
Motor control exercise may help lower back pain
Targeting exercises to muscles that support and control the spine may help to reduce pain and disability caused by lower back pain, says research published in the Cochrane Review .
Medical News Today - Sat. Jan 7
Review Suggests Safe, Effective Ways to Relieve Pain Without Meds
Popular drug-free methods of managing pain from such common conditions as headaches and arthritis appear to be effective, according to a new review. Millions of Americans seek pain relief through such alternatives as acupuncture, tai chi and yoga. But there has been little information to help doctors make recommendations about these approaches. For many Americans who suffer from chronic pain, medications may not completely relieve pain and can produce unwa ...
Healthday - Fri. Dec 23
For Migraine Sufferers, Is a Chiropractor's Touch All in the Mind?
People with migraines sometimes seek a chiropractor for help, but a small study suggests that any pain relief they get might be a placebo effect. When researchers pitted real chiropractic manipulation against a sham version, they found both were equally likely to ease patients migraine pain. On the other hand, both tactics worked better than patients usual pain-relieving medications. Experts in pain management stressed that no firm conclusions should be dr ...
Healthday - Fri. Dec 23