Navigation Links
Skin Tests Catch Metal Sensitivity Before Joint Replacement
Date:2/24/2012

FRIDAY, Feb. 24 (HealthDay News) -- Testing patients for metal hypersensitivity before they receive joint or bone implants helps identify those at increased risk for complications due to metal hypersensitivity, a new study shows.

The researchers noted that nickel is a common component in alloys (a mixture of two or more metals) and is also a leading cause of contact dermatitis (allergic skin reaction) associated with metals.

The study included 31 patients who underwent skin patch testing for metal hypersensitivity before receiving joint or bone implants (preimplantation group) and 41 who were tested after they received an implant (postimplantation group).

Among those in the preimplantation group, 21 (68 percent) reacted to one metal and 15 reacted to more than one metal. For all patients who reacted to metals, surgeons used an implant that did not include metal. None of these patients developed skin problems or early joint loosening during follow-up.

Among those in the postimplantation group, those with a positive skin patch test were much more likely to have a clinical history of metal hypersensitivity than those without a positive result.

Chronic pain at the site of the implanted metal device was the most common reason why patients in this group were referred for a patch test. Ten patients had at least one positive patch test to a metal that was a component of their implant. Six of those patients had the implant removed and their symptoms ceased. The four patients who did not have their implants removed continued to experience problems.

"In conclusion, the results of this study support the value of patch testing for patients with a clinical history of metal hypersensitivity before surgical implant in bone or a joint as a safe measure to avoid complications," wrote Dr. Natasha Atanaskova Mesinkovska and colleagues with the Cleveland Clinic, in a journal news release.

"The study confirms the need
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. New class of compounds stops disease-fueling inflammation in lab tests
2. Chemists mimic nature to design better medical tests
3. Handheld device for doing blood tests moves closer to medical use
4. Neuropathy patients more likely to receive high-cost, screening instead of more effective tests
5. Study tests new treatments for the winter blues
6. Pediatricians Split on Heart Tests Before Kids ADHD Meds
7. Tests Might Someday Help Spot Early Lung Cancer
8. Memo to pediatricians: Allergy tests are no magic bullets for diagnosis
9. Breast Cancer Patients Face More Imaging Tests Today
10. New Tests Might Better Predict Breast Cancers Return
11. Depression and anxiety not linked to delayed resolution of abnormal mammograms, Pap tests
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/25/2014)... This is a professional and in-depth study on ... a focus on the Chinese market. The report provides ... manufacturers and is a valuable source of guidance and ... This report provides a basic overview of the industry ... part, the report presents the company profile, product specifications, ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... Product liability lawsuits filed in the ... http://www.consumerinjurylawyers.com/DePuy/ ) continue to move forward in federal court, ... in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio ... conference on January 7, 2015, at the Paul G. ... Palm Beach, Florida. The Conference is scheduled to begin ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... The short film “Color of Honor” by young ... a true 9/11 hero, Welles Remy Crowther. It has been ... hours of Nuremberg International Short Film Festival and the 8th ... screenwriter and director Luciana Lagana plays the mother of ... husband, Gregory Graham - Graham plays a heroic ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... December 25, 2014 When head lice hits ... in a frenzy to get rid of it while keeping ... in Coral Gables now have the solution right in their ... clinic location, Lice Troopers provides full spectrum head lice screening ... Gable area, including Sunset, Key Biscayne, Brickell, Coconut Grove, Kendall, ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... Overeating is common during the holidays, but there are strategies ... "Don,t arrive at a party hungry. It may seem ... attending a party, but deprivation leads to hunger, and hunger ... Hospital in Mount Kisco, N.Y., said in a hospital news ... and even to have a snack before attending a party ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Sterilizers Industry Global and Chinese Analysis for 2009-2019 Now Available at ReportsnReports.com 2Health News:Sterilizers Industry Global and Chinese Analysis for 2009-2019 Now Available at ReportsnReports.com 3Health News:Federal Court Overseeing DePuy ASR Hip Lawsuit Set to Convene Conference in January, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Federal Court Overseeing DePuy ASR Hip Lawsuit Set to Convene Conference in January, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:The True 9/11 Hero Story “Color of Honor” Premieres in Germany and Bangladesh: Luciana Lagana Plays the Mother of the Lead and Co-Produces with Blaise Dolcemaschio. 2Health News:The True 9/11 Hero Story “Color of Honor” Premieres in Germany and Bangladesh: Luciana Lagana Plays the Mother of the Lead and Co-Produces with Blaise Dolcemaschio. 3Health News:Coral Gables Florida Gets Ready to Be Lice-Free with Lice Troopers 2
... Smokerman Can,t because he smokes cigarettes... New anti-tobacco ads star a toy ... the health effects from his tobacco use. , ... Salt Lake City, ... Lake City today launched a new series of television ads starring a ...
... 11 The Grand Opening Celebration of Ocean,Blue ... from 7:00 until,10:00 p.m. Ocean Blue Plastic Surgery ... most prestigious addresses. Guests are invited to enjoy ... Plastic Surgery while,sampling hors d,oeuvres and sipping cocktails ...
... The Beryl Institute is seeking speakers,for its annual ... Worth,Metroplex. The theme for the conference is "The ... to improving customer service in,healthcare and will feature ... ways healthcare organizations can deliver,superior customer service., ...
... HealthCore, WellPoint,s health,outcomes research subsidiary, today presented ... in collaboration with the National Lipid Association,that ... American adults. The study,findings, presented during the ... Orleans, suggest that regardless of gains made ...
... General Nutrition Centers, Inc.,("GNC" the "Company" or "we"), ... reported its financial results for the third,quarter ended ... indirect wholly owned subsidiary of GNC Parent LLC,which ... ("Ares") and,Ontario Teachers, Pension Plan Board ("Teachers") through ...
... Before Holidays, WASHINGTON, Nov. 11 The American Red ... cards to service men,and women in the United States and ... the public is invited to send holiday,cards with their message ... Red Cross and Pitney Bowes will then screen cards for ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Anti-Tobacco Campaign Targets Twelve-and-Under Youth with Debut of "Smokerman" in New Television Ads 2Health News:Anti-Tobacco Campaign Targets Twelve-and-Under Youth with Debut of "Smokerman" in New Television Ads 3Health News:Ocean Blue Plastic Surgery to Open This Month on Brickell Avenue 2Health News:The Beryl Institute Announces Call for Speakers for 2009 Conference Dedicated to Healthcare Customer Service: 'The Pursuit of Excellence' 2Health News:Triglyceride Levels Continue to Rise in the United States Despite Increased Use of Cholesterol-Lowering Medications 2Health News:Triglyceride Levels Continue to Rise in the United States Despite Increased Use of Cholesterol-Lowering Medications 3Health News:Triglyceride Levels Continue to Rise in the United States Despite Increased Use of Cholesterol-Lowering Medications 4Health News:General Nutrition Centers, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2008 Financial Results 2Health News:General Nutrition Centers, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2008 Financial Results 3Health News:General Nutrition Centers, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2008 Financial Results 4Health News:General Nutrition Centers, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2008 Financial Results 5Health News:General Nutrition Centers, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2008 Financial Results 6Health News:General Nutrition Centers, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2008 Financial Results 7Health News:General Nutrition Centers, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2008 Financial Results 8Health News:General Nutrition Centers, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2008 Financial Results 9Health News:General Nutrition Centers, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2008 Financial Results 10Health News:'Holiday Mail for Heroes' to Deliver One Million Cards to Service Members and Families 2Health News:'Holiday Mail for Heroes' to Deliver One Million Cards to Service Members and Families 3
(Date:12/24/2014)... Dec. 23, 2014 In response to urgent requests ... Sierra Leone , Direct Relief delivered two ... for the treatment of local health workers who contract Ebola ... dedicated Ebola care center was constructed for foreign health care ... not available for local Sierra Leonean health workers. ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... N.J. , Dec. 22, 2014  CytoSorbents ... marketing its CytoSorb® blood purification technology to help ... patients in 28 countries worldwide, today announced the ... , MD, FACS, as its Senior Vice President ... Dr. Di Russo is ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... , Dec. 22, 2014 Research and Markets ... the "US Self-monitoring Blood Glucose Market" report ... This market insight focuses on the ... the United States . Reimbursement analysis and ... product analyses for more than 73 SMBG meters have ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:First Ebola Treatment Unit for Local Health Workers Arrives in Sierra Leone 2CytoSorbents Appoints Dr. Gregory B. Di Russo as Senior Vice President of Clinical Development 2CytoSorbents Appoints Dr. Gregory B. Di Russo as Senior Vice President of Clinical Development 3CytoSorbents Appoints Dr. Gregory B. Di Russo as Senior Vice President of Clinical Development 4CytoSorbents Appoints Dr. Gregory B. Di Russo as Senior Vice President of Clinical Development 5US Self-monitoring Blood Glucose Market 2
... Florida,s First Three-Year Neuroscience Research Doctorate Program , ... Roskamp Institute (Roskamp) today announced the first enrollment ... through which students will conduct full-time laboratory research ... is an Affiliated Research Centre (ARC) of the ...
... The following statement can be attributed to Steven ... Polycarbonate/BPA Global Group. Dr. Hentges, comments are in ... Carolina State University (NCSU) and the National Institute ... bisphenol A exposure alters rat reproductive development and ovarian ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Roskamp Institute Announces Enrollment of First Students to Participate in its Innovative Research Doctorate Program 2Roskamp Institute Announces Enrollment of First Students to Participate in its Innovative Research Doctorate Program 3New Bisphenol A Study Is of Very Limited Relevance to Human Health 2New Bisphenol A Study Is of Very Limited Relevance to Human Health 3
... pessary, available in nine sizes, ... is a very common pessary ... degree prolapse. The Ring with ... on an accompanying cystocele. Insertion ...
... 450,000 people in,the United States die ... a defibrillation shock,quickly during an episode ... that passes, the chance of,survival decreases ... Association,and JCAHO recommend that AEDs be ...
The Capio CL Transvaginal Suture Capturing Device allows for a transvaginal suture fixation to Cooper's Ligament for sling procedures...
... System treats female urinary stress incontinence (SUI) ... a suprapubic (BioArcTM SP) or a transobturator ... innovative hybrid system combining synthetic and biologic ... currently available. The BioArc utilizes a polypropylene ...
Medicine Products: