3/14/19: The society says that: "Taking part in a clinical trial may be the best treatment choice for some acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients. Clinical trials are under way for patients at every treatment stage and for patients in remission. Virtually all of today's standard treatments for cancer are based on previous clinical trials."
3/12/19: According to several studies, osteoporosis is expected to increase as our population lives longer. Osteoporosis-related fragility fractures can lead to increased morbidity, mortality and healthcare expenses. Calcium and vitamin D supplementation have been demonstrated to be effective in maintaining bone health and reducing subsequent related fractures. Additionally, this supplementation correlates with improved clinical and functional outcomes in postoperative hip fracture patients.
3/12/19: The study, "Underweight Patients are the Greatest Risk Body Mass Index Group for Perioperative Adverse Events Following Total Shoulder Arthroplasty," looked at a total of 15,725 patients undergoing elective TSA who were pulled from the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database.
3/12/19: Each year, over 600,000 knee replacement surgeries are performed in the United States.i The number of morbidly obese people undergoing TKA has risen steadily.ii Due to concerns about complications stemming from obesity, many surgeons require morbidly obese patients—those with a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or greater—to lose weight before the operation.