Navigation Links
Healthy lifestyle, positive attitude can help improve patient outcomes
Date:2/16/2011

r odds of stroke (114 percent), pneumonia (34 percent), urinary tract infection (26 percent) and pulmonary complications (30 percent), compared with never smokers.

They analyzed data from 33,336 patients from the VA Surgical Quality Improvement Program (VASQIP) who underwent elective primary joint replacement procedures between October 2001 and September 2008. Specifically, they measured the association of smoking status at the time of surgery with 30-day, 90-day and one-year post-operative complication rates including surgical site and other infections, such as pneumonia, stroke, heart attack, and mortality.

Patients were on average 64 years old, mostly male (95 percent) and Caucasian (66 percent). Fifty-seven percent never smoked, 19 percent were prior smokers (who had stopped smoking at least a year before surgery) and 24 percent were current smokers.

"Since the risk of complications in joint replacement patients who smoke is quite significant and since it is possible that even short-term cessation may provide significant protection from such complications, it would be reasonable to approach surgical candidates for a pre-operative smoking-cessation program," said Dr. Singh. "If smokers are looking for a reason to quit, the waiting period before total joint replacement provides a golden opportunity."

Alcohol misuse a factor in likely complications (Embargo: February 15)

In the first study, researchers from Stanford University evaluated post-surgical complication rates among 185 veterans who underwent total joint replacement surgery and who had admitted consuming alcohol in the past year based on their responses to the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT-C), a standardized annual assessment conducted at VA facilities.

They found that patients who reported the highest amount of alcohol consumption (at the level considered "alcohol misuse" *) were most likely to experience complications. In fact,
'/>"/>

Contact: Lauren Pearson
pearson@aaos.org
847-384-4031
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4 5

Related medicine news :

1. New Factor May Spot Heart Risks in Healthy People: Study
2. Obesity and knee osteoarthritis shorten healthy years of life
3. Healthy patients at high risk of cardiac death identified
4. A change of heart keeps bears healthy while hibernating
5. New explanation for heart-healthy benefits of chocolate
6. Kids Fed Unhealthy Foods Learn to Prefer Them
7. Small bowel blood flow in healthy subjects receiving low-dose aspirin
8. Wayne State University study predicts risk of memory loss in healthy, older adults
9. Healthy gums may lead to healthy lungs
10. Spanish heart risk study challenges image of healthy Mediterranean diet and lifestyle
11. Healthy Brain Development May Be a Matter of Timing
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/22/2014)... August 22, 2014 AWeber, one ... that currently helps more than 120,000 small businesses ... the attention of Shane Michaels, prompting an investigative review. ... element for any online marketing campaign, despite what some ... the marketing world,” reports Michaels. “AWeber is a great ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... MyWriters.com , an online source for ... for marketers to help them drive traffic to their ... Shane Michaels, prompting an investigative review. , “Anyone ... knows that content is king when it comes to ... even though content is extremely important, creating quality, original ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... This report studies the "Sample Preparation Market by ... Kits (Isolation, Purification), By Application (Genomics, Proteomics), by ... 2018" This market was valued at $4,254.8 million ... a CAGR of 5.9% from 2013 to 2018, ... 98 market data Tables and 23 Figures spread ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... Boston, Mass. (PRWEB) August 22, 2014 ... Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Total Store Expo - which ... Boston Globe published a pro-pharmacy op-ed in its online ... medical care, enlist pharmacists ” is co-authored by Steven ... and Michael Malloy, PharmD, dean of the MCPHS University ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... Millennium Treatment Group has recently noticed an increase ... of drug use among teenagers. The treatment facility aims to ... work to minimize drug abuse. , America is currently seeing ... in history. According to the National Institute of Drug ... 12 or older—or 9.2 percent of the population—had used an ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:AWeber: Review Exposes Affordable Provider of Opt-In Email Marketing Services 2Health News:My Writers: Review Exposes Online Source for Quality Marketing Content 2Health News:Sample Preparation Market by Product and Application Worth $5,672 Million by 2018 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Health News:Sample Preparation Market by Product and Application Worth $5,672 Million by 2018 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Health News:Sample Preparation Market by Product and Application Worth $5,672 Million by 2018 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Health News:The Boston Globe Publishes Value of Pharmacy Op-ed as NACDS Total Store Expo Begins 2Health News:The Boston Globe Publishes Value of Pharmacy Op-ed as NACDS Total Store Expo Begins 3Health News:Millennium Treatment Group Sees Increase in Marijuana Use Among Youth 2
... passed on a rare side effect of the smallpox vaccination he ... , The boy who is currently being treated at University of ... percent of his body. ,Eczema vaccinatum is an unusual ... receive the shot or their close contacts. , The ...
... journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The report ... in// preventing tuberculosis, and scientists may do well to resurrect ... led by Dr. Roland Brosch of the Institut Pasteur ... vaccines used in immunization of 2 million children around ...
... the first in the state to perform a novel ... regeneration of the heart muscle after a// heart attack. ... in the country providing this new treatment modality as ... a privately funded cell-therapy company studying stem cells for ...
... gene variants in Hispanic women are linked to spontaneous preterm ... Washington University.// ,The research was presented at the ... 16. ,Preterm birth is a major cause of ... birth was suggested by racial disparity, a tendency to occur ...
... have developed a procedure that estimates the reproductive potential ... multiple births and to achieve a higher success rate ... fertilization procedures are performed each year in the United ... in IVF cycles, but only 34.3 percent resulted in ...
... part of the body, could be an indicator of common ... development of new treatment. ,Zinc had previously been ... brains of patients with Alzheimer's disease. It is also vital ... ,Zinc is particularly important for healthy skin and ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Toddler Infected With Rare Side Effect of Smallpox Vaccine 2Health News:TB Vaccines: Ring Out the New, Bring in the Old 2Health News:Vanderbilt Performs State's First Stem Cell Heart Regeneration Therapy 2Health News:Vanderbilt Performs State's First Stem Cell Heart Regeneration Therapy 3Health News:Gene Variants Linked to Preterm Birth in Hispanic Women 2
(Date:8/21/2014)... Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Inc. ... for the third straight year, No. 349 in ... exclusive ranking of the nation,s fastest-growing private companies. ... the most important segment of the economy—America,s independent ... Domino,s Pizza, LinkedIn, Zillow, and many other well-known ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... , Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- ScriptPro has ... (HITRUST) under its Common Security Framework (CSF). According ... and Privacy Manager, "We appreciate this rigorous, top-to-bottom ... commitment that this certification signifies. Our business partners ... ABOUT THE CSF CERTIFICATION PROCESS: ScriptPro,s internal security ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... Aug. 21, 2014  Zacks.com announces the list of stocks ... Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks ... include the Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ - Free Report ), IBM ... (NYSE: SB - Free Report ), GlaxoSmithKline plc (NYSE: ... (NYSE: FI - Free Report ). Today, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Carolina's HME Named for Third Straight Year to Inc. Magazine's List of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies--the Inc. 5000 2Carolina's HME Named for Third Straight Year to Inc. Magazine's List of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies--the Inc. 5000 3ScriptPro Achieves HITRUST Certification 2The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Safe Bulkers, GlaxoSmithKline and Frank's International 2The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Safe Bulkers, GlaxoSmithKline and Frank's International 3The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Safe Bulkers, GlaxoSmithKline and Frank's International 4The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Safe Bulkers, GlaxoSmithKline and Frank's International 5The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Safe Bulkers, GlaxoSmithKline and Frank's International 6The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Safe Bulkers, GlaxoSmithKline and Frank's International 7The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Safe Bulkers, GlaxoSmithKline and Frank's International 8The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Safe Bulkers, GlaxoSmithKline and Frank's International 9The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Safe Bulkers, GlaxoSmithKline and Frank's International 10The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Safe Bulkers, GlaxoSmithKline and Frank's International 11
... 14 Spherix Incorporated,(Nasdaq: SPEX ) reported ... potential,type 2 diabetes drug, Naturlose(R), will expand outside ... of treatment-naive type II,diabetics are being considered. "This ... the first quarter of 2009, which is consistent ...
... a Safe and Effective ... Diabetes Patients, PHILADELPHIA, July 14 GlaxoSmithKline ... Drug Administration (FDA),updated the prescribing information for AVANDIA(R) ... Outcome Progression Trial,(ADOPT), a 4- to- 6 year ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Spherix Expands Phase 3 Naturlose Diabetes Trial Outside of the U.S. 2FDA Updates Label for AVANDIA(R) to Include Clinical Findings Demonstrating Sustained Glycemic Control for Up to Five Years 2FDA Updates Label for AVANDIA(R) to Include Clinical Findings Demonstrating Sustained Glycemic Control for Up to Five Years 3
... Our one-of-kind Expander ... solve the problem of ... fit. The Expander Sizer™ ... perfect solution to post ...
For lipoplasty of trochanteric area, abdomen, thighs, hips, buttocks and flanks...
Black Spandex Above the Knee Compression Girdles with Contact Closure with Zipper...
Short Girdle, High Waist, Mid-thigh...
Medicine Products: