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OrthoInfo.org Offers Osteoporosis Awareness and...

This May, OrthoInfo.org, the authoritative and trusted source on bone and joint health, is joining organizations across the country to raise awareness about prevention strategies that can help reduce one's risk of developing osteoporosis.

AAOS IDEA Grant Program Opens:...

"The programs selected for an AAOS IDEA Grant will help to cultivate meaningful and measurable opportunities across orthopaedics, acting as a springboard for change within our profession," said AAOS Diversity Advisory Board Chair Holly Tyler-Paris Pilson, MD, FAAOS, FAOA. "This is not about checking a box; this call for proposals opens a door for funding directly to the local and regional orthopaedic programs and organizations who are training the current and next generation."

OrthoInfo.org Offers Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Resources for Patients

This May, OrthoInfo.org, the authoritative and trusted source on bone and joint health, is joining organizations across the country to raise awareness about prevention strategies that can help reduce one's risk of developing osteoporosis.

SCAI, SIR, and SVS Jointly Publish Proceedings from Multispecialty Peripheral IVUS Roundtable

Proceedings from an expert consensus roundtable that discussed the benefits of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) in lower extremity revascularization procedures were released today in the Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography & Interventions (JSCAI), Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (JVIR), and Journal of Vascular Surgery - Vascular Insights.

ACC Urges Lawmakers to Support Bill to Avoid Medicare Cuts Threatening Patient Access to Care

“We have once again arrived at American clinicians’ annual holiday tradition: urging Congress to not allow cuts to Medicare services that exacerbate financial uncertainty for practices, further threaten patient access to care, and disproportionately impact America’s rural and senior populations,” said ACC President B. Hadley Wilson, MD, FACC.

The American Kratom Association Issues Consumer Guidelines for Purchasing Kratom Products

“The AKA is calling for the FDA – Do Your Actual Job! to fulfill its statutory duty to responsibly regulate the kratom marketplace with standards consistent with other dietary and botanical supplements, and then we are launching our Consumer Guidelines for Kratom Use so consumers understand their responsibility to purchase and consume kratom products that protects their health and well-being,” Haddow concluded. “Consumers should not purchase any kratom product marketed by unscrupulous vendors who fail to properly manufacture or label their products.”

AI Model Predicts Breast Cancer Risk Without Racial Bias

Traditional breast cancer risk assessment models use information obtained from patient questionnaires, such as medical and reproductive history, to calculate a patient’s future risk of developing breast cancer.

Common Headaches Tied to Neck Inflammation

RSNA notes: The distinct underlying causes of primary headaches are still not fully understood. The most common primary headaches are tension-type headaches and migraines.

RSNA Announces Abdominal Trauma Detection AI Challenge Results

The latest in a series of research competitions that RSNA has conducted since 2017, the RSNA Abdominal Trauma Detection AI Challenge represents the Society’s most ambitious AI challenge to date, encompassing detection and classification of traumatic injuries across multiple organs, including the liver, spleen, kidneys, and bowel. The international imaging dataset is the first multiphasic dataset that RSNA has assembled for a challenge and is one of the largest and most varied of its kind, including detailed clinical labels, radiologist annotations and segmentations.

Marijuana and Cigarette Smokers at Increased Risk of Emphysema

The researchers found that people who combined marijuana and cigarettes were 12 times more likely to have centrilobular emphysema than non-smokers. Centrilobular emphysema is a type of pulmonary emphysema where the air sacs within the lungs are damaged. This can lead to breathing difficulties and other serious respiratory symptoms.

American Board of Medical Specialties Research and Education Foundation Announces New, Independent Research Grant Program

ABMS notes three, $100,000 grants will be awarded in the Diagnostic Excellence Through Certification category, while $50,000 and $75,000 grants totaling $250,000 will be provided in the General Certification category. All grants are for two years and will be based initially on a Letter of Intent (LOI) proposal which, if accepted, will be followed by a full submission for review and potential acceptance.

As AAOS Sees Record Growth in Fracture & Trauma Registry Data Submissions, Technology Partnership Offering with PatientIQ Expands to Include Nationwide Participation Options

On the heels of a successful technology pilot program with PatientIQ, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) has seen a rapid increase in data submissions to the Fracture & Trauma Registry (FTR). Through the submission and analysis of data to the FTR, healthcare systems and orthopaedic surgeons can actively utilize the knowledge gained to improve outcomes and the quality of orthopaedic care in turn supporting highly informed decision-making and quality improvement. AAOS partnered with PatientIQ in December 2022 to...

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