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Patients with Irreparable Rotator Cuff Tears May Have Another Surgical Option

3/18/19: The study, which examined patient outcomes up to five years after surgery, built upon earlier research which examined short-term patient results

Advancing Clinical Trials for Leukemia Patients is Helping Improve Survival Rate

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."

Interdisciplinary Education Helps Hospital Patients Better Understand Their Medications

3/11/19: Patient satisfaction scores for medication understanding increased, while readmission rates decreased following program implementation

Calcium and vitamin D Supplements Are Essential to Help Manage Osteoporosis, Especially Following Fracture of the Hip

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.

Underweight Patients at Greatest Risk of Complications Following Total Shoulder Arthroplasty

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.

Study Shows Weight Loss Prior to Knee Surgery Improves Outcome for Morbidly-Obese Patients

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.