Search Tag: Fractures

IMAGING Management

Interventional Radiology: Osteoporosis Pain Treatment

2015 08 Sep

Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty appear to be equally effective in substantially reducing pain and disability in osteoporosis patients with vertebral fractures, according to new findings from Baylor’s interventional radiology department. Currently, nearly three in four osteoporosis patients with vertebral fractures undergo kyphoplasty, a minimally-invasive... Read more

IMAGING Management

Ankle Injuries in Children Don't Always Need an X-Ray

2015 23 Jul

Emergency physicians can safely reduce x-rays in children with injured ankles by as much as 23 percent, resulting in cost and time savings for patients, according to Canadian researchers who conducted a cost analysis of the Low Risk Ankle Rule (LRAR). The findings are reported in the journal Annals of Emergency Medicine . "Currently, x-rays are ordered... Read more

Executive Health Management

5 Billion People Lack Access to Surgery

2015 29 Apr

According to a major international study published in The Lancet , two thirds of the world's population have no access to basic surgery and anaesthesia — more than double the number in previous estimates. This means millions of people are dying from treatable conditions like appendicitis, fractures, or obstructed labour. The study shows that five... Read more

Pharmacy Management

Prescriptions for Bisphosphonates Remain Low

2014 08 Dec

According to a study published in JAMA, prescriptions for bisphosphonates, a class of drugs used to strengthen bone for men on androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) and for those at high risk of subsequent fractures, remain low despite guidelines recommending their use.   ADT is widely used in men suffering from prostate cancer. Common adverse effects... Read more

IMAGING Management

Assessing Fracture Risk from Bone Radiotherapy

2014 04 Nov

Radiotherapy of the long bones (RTLB) is meant to provide control of symptoms, destroy cancer cells in the treated area and prevent malignant disease-related fractures. Bone radiotherapy is also a useful means of halting tumour proliferation and then triggering osteoblastic activity with osteoproliferation. Bone recalcification after RTLB has been observed... Read more

ICU Management

93% of Paediatric Fractures Splinted Improperly

2014 12 Oct

According to a recent study by researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, approximately 90 percent of potential paediatric fractures are splinted improperly in emergency rooms and urgent care centres.   The findings of the research were presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics (APP) National Conference & Exhibition... Read more

Executive Health Management

CareFusion Receives US FDA Approval for Vertebral Augmentation System

2014 03 Feb

AVAflex Vertebral Balloon System Enables Targeted Balloon Placement CareFusion, a leading global medical technology company, has announced it recently received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its new AVAflex Vertebral Balloon System. The new system is the latest innovation in CareFusion’s AVAmax Advanced... Read more

IMAGING Management

Can Bedside Ultrasound Identify Skull Fractures in Children?

2013 08 Apr

Children are often admitted to emergency departments with blunt head trauma. The examinations for skull fracture and for traumatic brain injury often require CT scanning, the gold standard for diagnosis of skull fractures. However its drawbacks are that paediatric patients may need sedation and are exposed to ionising radiation.  This prospective... Read more