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.
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
14 specific recommendations; ... treatment of isolated diaphyseal femur fractures
"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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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,
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
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
... 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.
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 ...