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Out of court settlement of malpractice claims: Incorrect treatment of bone fractures in children

... Incorrectly treated fractures in children are one of the errors most frequently ... which the complaint dealt with the treatment of fractures in children. The procedures related to 213 ... Arbitration Board dealt with about 24 cases of fractures annually, making this the most frequent type of ...

Stroke Doubles Risk of Hip, Thigh Fractures

... compared 6,763 people in the Netherlands who had fractures of the hip and/or femur with a group of 26,341 ... who had no such fractures. The overall risk of fractures was 1.96 times higher for all stroke survivors ... in the U.S. have reported increased risk of hip fractures in Mexican Americans and black people as well," ...

Hip and back fractures increase mortality rates in people older than 50

... Vertebral and hip fractures are associated with an increased risk of death, ... or have looked at only one type of fracture. fractures are associated with negative outcomes such as ... health-related quality of life. All types of fractures were more common in women than men except for rib ...

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Approves New Guideline for the Treatment of Pediatric Diaphyseal Femur Fractures

... for the treatment of pediatric diaphyseal femur fractures . Diaphyseal (the shaft of a long bone) fracture ... on the treatment of isolated diaphyseal femur fractures in children*; 14 specific recommendations; ... treatment of isolated diaphyseal femur fractures in children. "Treating a child's ...

Powerful Antacids Raise Chances of Fracture

... who were not taking them. People who had hip fractures were 30 percent more likely to be taking proton ... years, he found. In addition, people with hip fractures were 18 percent more likely to have had a ... or more had the greatest risk, but most of the fractures were seen in people between 80 and 89, Corley ...

The National Coalition for Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases Briefed Congress on Action Plan for a National Vision for Bone Health

... said Dr. Siris. "Osteoporosis and related fractures take a significant physical, emotional and ... Medicare patients so they can be diagnosed before fractures occur, and we must increase awareness that a ... battle with osteoporosis. "I've suffered several fractures because of osteoporosis. I developed stooped over ...

More Faces Being Spared in Motor Vehicle Accidents

... point to safer vehicles as reason for fewer fractures MONDAY, May 18 (HealthDay News) -- ... these days are less likely to suffer facial fractures than they were in the past, thanks largely to ... from motor vehicle collisions. And maxillofacial fractures can also include damage to the eye or ...

Interleukin Genetics Reports First Quarter 2009 Financial Results

... Presented Data Linking Vertebral fractures to Gene Variations. Interleukin Genetics ... on the genetics of osteoporosis and vertebral fractures at the 8th International Symposium on ... risk factors in Asian women for vertebral fractures and osteoporosis. Presented Data ...

Video: Economic Downturn Is Driving Many Osteoporotic Women to Retire Later - but Their Ability to Work May Be Undermined by Sub-Optimal Management of Their Disease

... reported avoiding activities to prevent future fractures than those who have not experienced a fracture ... crisis.(4) In fact, osteoporosis and associated fractures are a significant cause of mortality and ... the annual direct costs of treating osteoporosis fractures in the US are estimated at $25 billion(14) ...

Procter & Gamble Wins Patent Infringement Lawsuit for Osteoporosis Therapy Actonel

... to reduce the risk of both spine and non-spine fractures (non-spine fractures were measured as a group, not separately). ... Each year the incidence of osteoporosis-related fractures is greater than the incidence of heart attacks, ...

Mothers Play a Powerful Role in Determining Strength of Daughters' Bones

... Lifelong Milk-Drinking Habits at Lower Risk of fractures WASHINGTON, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Of all ... suggest that one of the best ways to keep fractures and osteoporosis out of your daughter's future is ... 3-13) who avoided milk were found to suffer from fractures more frequently than their milk-drinking peers. ...

Wyeth's CONBRIZA Approved in the European Union for Treatment of Postmenopausal Osteoporosis in Women at Increased Risk of Fracture

... significantly decreased the risk of all clinical fractures and non-vertebral fractures for women who were at a greater risk of ... there were an estimated 3.79 million osteoporotic fractures in Europe, resulting in direct costs totaling an ...

Health Alliance Announces First Fracture Protection Program for Actonel(R) (risedronate sodium) Tablets

... incurred to treat certain non-spinal osteoporotic fractures in women correctly taking Actonel, by ... efficacy of Actonel to help prevent non-spinal fractures with a concept that has been talked about for ... to help prevent both spinal and non-spinal fractures in postmenopausal women. ...

Scientists discover way to jumpstart bone's healing process

... including the tens of thousands of painful fractures for which there is no treatment (pelvic ... compression fractures, clavicle fractures), fractures that won't heal, fractures in patients that are either too sick to have ...

Slow-Healing Bones May Get Boost From Drug

... teriparatide (Forteo) to 145 people who had bone fractures that had not healed, many for six months or more. ... 12 weeks. Teriparatide speeds the healing of fractures by changing the behavior and number of cartilage ... healing time is significant, especially when fractures are in hard-to-heal areas like the pelvis and the ...

Many Americans Fall Short on Their Vitamin D

... per day are associated with a reduced risk of fractures in older adults. "Given the frequency, ... the benefits of vitamin D supplements in reducing fractures in adults aged 65 and older. In all, the trials ... D supplements decreased the risk of non-vertebral fractures by 14 percent and of ...

In Elderly Women, Hip Fractures Often Follow Arm Breaks

... the past showing a relationship between upper arm fractures and hip fractures, but we wanted to determine ... . The exact relationship between arm and hip fractures isn't clear, but "there is evidence to support that both fractures stem from similar reactions to a fall," Clinton ...

Arm Fractures Indicate Greater Risk of Hip Fractures in Elderly Patients

... between the two events may help prevent future fractures ROSEMONT, Ill., March 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Elderly women with upper arm fractures are five times more likely than the general ... the past showing a relationship between upper arm fractures and ...

Fractures in Older Adults Up Death Risk

... 10 years after a hip fracture. "All low-trauma fractures are associated with premature mortality, not just ... Research, in Sydney. "Thus, all low-trauma fractures in the elderly need to be regarded as important ... hip fracture. The risk of death after other major fractures increased by 65 percent for women and 70 percent ...

Old Tech Helps Soldiers With New Wound Infection

... infections that can develop in compound (open) fractures suffered by U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan and ... than 30 percent of soldiers recovering from open fractures in field hospitals in Iraq and Afghanistan. This ... soldiers come into field hospitals with compound fractures each year that become infected with A. baumannii ...

Some Heart Failure Meds May Raise Fracture Risk in Women

... diuretics does not appear to increase the risk of fractures in postmenopausal women, a new study finds, but ... follow-up, the researchers recorded all falls and fractures reported by the women. Among the women, more ... and fractures, including hip fractures, spine fractures and falls. However, there did appear to be a ...

New twist on old medical technology may prevent amputations

... by various bacteria, and usually occurs in severe fractures when bone is exposed to open air. Although ... than 30 percent of soldiers recovering from open fractures in field hospitals in Iraq and Afghanistan. Past ... soldiers come into field hospitals with compound fractures each year that become infected with A. ...

Astronauts on International Space Station lose alarming amounts of hipbone strength

... strength, making them increasingly at risk for fractures later in life. UC Irvine and UC San Francisco ... may be at increased risk for age-related fractures decades after their missions," said study leader ... prolonged or permanent disability or even death. fractures of the vertebra also have serious consequences, ...

Certain Facial Injuries Point to Domestic Violence

... jaw (mandible) fractures, complicated cheekbone fractures (zygomatic complex fractures), cracks or breaks ... of zygomatic complex fractures, orbital blow-out fractures and intracranial injuries were found in intimate ... assailants were more likely to have mandible fractures than were other assault victims." The study ...

2 Diabetes Drugs Double Fracture Risk in Women

... drugs, Avandia and Actos, double the risk of fractures in women but not in men, a new British analysis ... I am not sure that taking a drug that causes fractures is the best choice." There are about 4 million ... loss of bone density would double the risk of fractures in women taking either drug. For women already at ...

Two common diabetes drugs double the risk of fractures in women

... thiazolidinedione use doubles the risk of fractures among women with type 2 diabetes, without a ... users were women and that the baseline risk of fractures is similar to that found in the ADOPT study, an estimated 30 000 excess fractures may have occurred if these women had been ...

Popular class of diabetes drugs doubles risk of fractures in women

... class of oral diabetic drugs doubles the risk of fractures in women with type 2 diabetes. The findings ... study shows that these agents double the risk of fractures in women with type 2 diabetes, who are already at ... use of TZDs significantly increased the risk of fractures among patients with type 2 diabetes and was ...

Active Young Women Need Calcium, Vitamin D

... of a stress fracture," she advised. Stress fractures occur when muscles become tired and can't absorb ... crack in the bone. More than half of all stress fractures occur in the lower leg, according to the American ... tennis, gymnastics or basketball. "Stress fractures are seen in people who do the same activity over ...

Hip resurfacing is not for everyone

... seen with conventional hip replacements. Such fractures require additional surgery. Nine of the fractures in the study occurred in patients who were either ... than 55 at the time of the implant. Eight of the fractures occurred when the surgeon was relatively ...

Treating Osteoporosis After Hip Fracture

... and contributes to an estimated 1.5 million bone fractures each year. One in two women and one in five men older than 65, will sustain fractures caused by osteoporosis. Many of these are painful fractures of the hip, spine, wrist, arm, and leg, which ...

The Biology of Broken Bones Leads to New Treatments

... to learn to improve fracture repair, especially fractures that are difficult to treat. By understanding the processes that fail when fractures do not heal, scientists can pursue new methods of ... by trauma surgeons working on difficult to treat fractures by transplanting cells from different regions of ...

DFine Secures $30 Million in Series D Funding

... are an additional 440,000 osteoporotic-related fractures that go undiagnosed each year. ... will redefine the way vertebral compression fractures are treated, offering benefits to patients and ... solutions for treating vertebral compression fractures and other spinal disorders to improve quality of ...

Heart Failure Raises Risk of Fractures

... found a more than fourfold higher incidence of fractures among the 2,000 of them with heart failure. The ... other heart conditions. The one-year rate for hip fractures was 1.3 percent for those with heart failure, ... them, Ezekowitz said. The higher incidence of hip fractures is especially worrying, he said, since, "they can ...

Retrospective study analyzes expenses of osteoporosis-related fracture over 3 years

... patients 65 years and older, osteoporosis fractures resulted in fracture-related medical expenses of ... Patients with wrist, hip, humerus, and clavicle fractures incurred excess medical costs continuously over ... was approximately 13 months. Nonvertebral fractures accounted for 85 percent of all the ...

Foot Injuries Plague Athletes During Fall Sports Season

... holding and relaxing muscles. fractures - fractures occur when a bone has been broken. Treatment - ... surgeon, is required to properly immobilize fractures and set breaks. Ten to 12 weeks are usually ...

Do Antidepressants Make Bones Brittle?

... years of age, was linked to an increased risk of fractures of the spine and other sites. "Our study ... association between antidepressants and wrist fractures and hip fractures," she said. "It did find an ... significantly to the risk of osteoporosis and fractures in fluoxetine-treated patients." The link has ...

Simple ultrasound exam may predict osteoporosis risk

... to predict if a woman is at heightened risk for fractures due to osteoporosis, according to a new ... added in risk factors such as age, history of fractures or a recent fall to the results of the heel-bone ... of higher risk women, 290 (6.1 percent) developed fractures whereas only 27 (1.8 percent) of the women in the ...

Warning for teens: Teeth and jewelry don't mix

... oral piercings are at high risk for both tooth fractures and gum disease. Resulting tooth fractures as well as periodontal problems, he says, can ... tooth loss later in life. High rates of fractures due to piercings are not found in other age ...

Stem Cells Might Treat Tough Fractures

... The UNC team used adult stem cells to heal fractures of the tibia (the long bone of the leg) in mice. ... transplants was three time stronger than healed fractures in untreated mice, the team reported. The ... Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons has more about fractures . -- Robert ...

Prevalence of US osteoprotic hip fracture hospitalizations declines despite an aging population

... for osteoporotic (non-traumatic) hip fractures in the USA declined significantly from 1988 to ... predicted that the prevalence of osteoporotic hip fractures would also escalate , given that they are more ... those directly related to non-traumatic hip fractures decreased from 1.7% of total in 1988 to 1.4% in ...
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