Search Tag: bone fracture

ICU Management

Bone Fracture Risk for Critically Ill

2015 08 Dec

New research has found reduced bone mass in patients one year after being hospitalised in the intensive care unit (ICU). The loss of bone density, along with other clinical risk factors assessed by a World Health Organization algorithm, may increase their chances of suffering a fragility fracture, according to researchers. Neil R. Orford, MBBS, director... Read more

ICU Management

Arabs and Jews Get Equal Pain Treatment in the ER

2015 10 Sep

Results of an Israeli study indicate that ethnic differences, including during periods of armed conflicts, have no effect on pain treatment in children who visit the emergency departments with broken bones or joint dislocations. These paediatric patients with fracture or dislocation received equal pain treatment in the ED regardless of their ethnicity... Read more

Pharmacy Management

Bone Loss Drug Passes Trial; Side Effects Linger

2014 17 Sep

Merck & Co. plans to seek US marketing approval next year for its long-delayed experimental osteoporosis drug odanacatib, Reuters reported. Although the drug proved effective in a late-stage trial, its use was associated with rare thigh-bone fractures seen with standard treatments. Osteoporosis is a bone-thinning disease primarily affecting postmenopausal... Read more