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Disease and Illness Commentary on an article by Kaisa J. Virtanen, MD, et al.: “Sling Compared with Plate Osteosynthesis for Treatment of Displaced Midshaft Clavicular Fractures. A Randomized Clinical

from - 05 Sep 12

We are indebted to the surgeons who were curious enough to test their own biases. We are even more indebted to the patients who understand the value of clinical research enough to be randomly assigned to operative or nonoperative treatment so that future patients can make a more informed decision.



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New Drug Offers Hope For 110 Year Old Teen And Children With Progeria

from MNTpaeds - 08 Nov 12

Hayley Okines, a teenage author from Britain, suffers from a rare disease called Hutchinson-Gilford progeria, which has given her the body of a 110 year old woman. However, Hayley, who was diagnosed at the age of just 2 years old, is optimistic because a 5-year-long drug study has proven effective...



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Research Suggests Omega-3 Fatty Acids Could Prevent And Treat Nerve Damage

from MNTneuro - 12 Jan 12

Research from Queen Mary, University of London suggests that omega-3 fatty acids, which are found in fish oil, have the potential to protect nerves from injury and help them to regenerate. When nerves are damaged because of an accident or injury, patients experience pain, weakness and muscle paralysis which can leave them disabled, and recovery rates are poor...



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Computer-Assisted Surgery Is Not More Accurate or Precise Than Conventional Arthroscopic ACL Reconstruction A Prospective Randomized Clinical Trial

from - 05 Sep 12

Background:Accurate and precise tunnel placement is critical to the success of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. A new development, computer-assisted surgery, aids in placement of the ACL bone tunnels during surgery. Our hypothesis was that computer-assisted ACL reconstruction would allow more accurate and precise tunnel placement compared with conventional surgery.Methods:In a prospective, double-blind, randomized clinical study, 100 patients eligible for ACL reconstruction with



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Wound Complications Following Rivaroxaban Administration A Multicenter Comparison with Low-Molecular-Weight Heparins for Thromboprophylaxis in Lower Limb Arthroplasty

from - 05 Sep 12

Background:The oral anticoagulant rivaroxaban is recommended for venous thromboembolic prophylaxis following lower limb arthroplasty. Concerns regarding high rates of wound complications following its use have prompted this multicenter comparison with low-molecular-weight heparins.Methods:English hospital trusts that replaced a low-molecular-weight heparin with rivaroxaban for thromboprophylaxis in lower limb arthroplasty during 2009 were identified. Prospectively collected national data for the



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Sling Compared with Plate Osteosynthesis for Treatment of Displaced Midshaft Clavicular Fractures A Randomized Clinical Trial

from - 05 Sep 12

Background:Few randomized controlled trials have compared operative with nonoperative treatment of clavicular fractures.Methods:Patients with displaced midshaft clavicular fractures were randomized either to nonoperative treatment with a sling or to operative treatment with a stainless steel 3.5-mm reconstruction plate. Outcome measures were the Constant shoulder score, DASH (Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand) score, pain, fracture-healing, and complications. The null hypothesis was tha



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Girl's hospital drug death probed

from BBC - 09 Nov 12

The death of a girl after a suspected drugs error at a hospital in Essex leads to an investigation by the health watchdog.



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Many People Over The Age Of 55 Regret Not Looking After Their Teeth In Earlier Life

from MNTdentistry - 15 Jun 12

New research shows that six out of every ten people aged 55 and over in the UK regret not looking after their teeth in earlier life, with people living in the North East of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland the most likely to regret their past oral hygiene...



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Antenatal depressive symptoms increase the likelihood of preterm birth.

from Am J Obstet Gynecol - 14 Jul 12

Antenatal depressive symptoms increase the likelihood of preterm birth. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2012 Jul 10; Authors: Straub H, Adams M, Kim JJ, Silver RK Abstract OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the relationship between antenatal depressive symptoms and preterm birth. STUDY DESIGN: Patients completed the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale between 24-28 weeks of gestation. A score =12 (or thoughts of self-harm) indicated an at-risk woman. Symptomatic women were c



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Is there a long-term price to pay for infants not exposed to the stress of labor? How the microbiome and the immune system can affect our lives.

from Am J Obstet Gynecol - 01 Jan 13

Is there a long-term price to pay for infants not exposed to the stress of labor? How the microbiome and the immune system can affect our lives. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2012 Dec 26; Authors: Romero R, Korzeniewski SJ PMID: 23273890 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]



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Babies' Immunity Boosted By Adding Prebiotics To Infant Formula That Feeds Their Gut Bacteria

from MNTpaeds - 02 Mar 12

Adding prebiotic ingredients to infant formula helps colonize the newborn's gut with a stable population of beneficial bacteria, and probiotics enhance immunity in formula-fed infants, two University of Illinois studies report...



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Disadvantaged Children Get Prepared For The Rigors Of Kindergarten When They Attend Preschools

from MNTpaeds - 27 Feb 12

Preschools help children prepare for the rigors of grade school - especially children who come from a minority family, a poor family, or whose parents don't provide high-quality interactions...



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Sensible Alcohol Consumption Not Understood By Many Young People

from MNTpaeds - 23 Feb 12

A new study published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Review reveals that young people do not possess the knowledge or skills required to adhere to government guidelines for responsible alcohol consumption. This article is part of the March special themed issue of the journal on low risk drinking guidelines...



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Pediatrician's Personality, Empathy Trump Knowledge Of Spanish, Quick Service For Latina Moms

from MNTpaeds - 27 Feb 12

A small study of Latina women with young children led by a researcher at Johns Hopkins Children's Center shows moms value a pediatrician's empathy and warmth far more than their ability to speak Spanish or other conveniences. A report on the findings is published online in Maternal and Child Health Journal...



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Identification Of Female Gene Link Offers New Hope For Migraine Sufferers

from MNTobsgyn - 05 Jun 12

New hope has arrived for migraine sufferers following a Griffith University study with the people of Norfolk Island. Led by Professor Lyn Griffiths from the University's Griffith Health Institute, the team has identified a new region on the X chromosome as playing a role in migraine. The research provides compelling evidence for a new migraine susceptibility gene involved in migraine...



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Potential Treatment For Cystic Fibrosis Lung Disease

from MNTcf - 08 Nov 12

The cellular pathway that causes lung-damaging inflammation in cystic fibrosis (CF) has not only been identified, but scientists have also discovered that decreasing the pathway's activity can cause the inflammation to reduce. A previous report indicated that researchers were able to prevent cystic fibrosis lung disease in a mouse model by spraying amiloride into the animal's lungs...



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Berlin's Neuroscientists Decode Important Mechanism Of Nerve Cell Communication

from MNTneuro - 23 Dec 11

By researching fruit flies, neuroscientists of the NeuroCure Cluster of Excellence in Berlin were able to gain a better understanding of a meaningful mechanism of neuronal communication. They demonstrated the importance of a specific protein for signal transmission between nerve cells...



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Pediatric Combo Vaccine Linked To Slight Risk Of Febrile Seizure

from MNTpaeds - 21 Feb 12

A study, published in JAMA of almost 400,000 children, showed that children had an increased risk of febrile seizures, a convulsion that occurs secondary to a rapid increase in body temperature on the day of the first and second vaccination, with the combined diphtheria-tetanus toxoids-acellular pertussis-inactivated poliovirus - Haemophilus influenzae type b (DTaP-IPV-Hib) vaccine...



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Alternative To Amniocentesis And CVS: Noninvasive Method Accurately And Efficiently Detects Risk Of Down Syndrome

from MNTpaeds - 23 Feb 12

Using a noninvasive test on maternal blood that deploys a novel biochemical assay and a new algorithm for analysis, scientists can detect, with a high degree of accuracy, the risk that a fetus has the chromosomal abnormalities that cause Down syndrome and a genetic disorder known as Edwards syndrome...



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Trans Fat Ban Has Led To Healthier Fast Food Meals In NYC

from MNTcvs - 17 Jul 12

The ban that New York City authorities introduced in 2006 to restrict use of trans fats in fast-food restaurants has led to residents eating healthier fast food meals that are substantially and significantly lower in trans fats. Also, those meals have not increased their saturated fat content to compensate...



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Concussion A Serious Hazard For Teenagers

from MNTpaeds - 01 Mar 12

A new study has demonstrated that adolescents are more vulnerable to sport-related concussion, compared with adults or children...



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Mucus Is Beneficial In The Fight Against Bacteria

from MNTcf - 09 Nov 12

A possible new protection against biofilm formation, polymers found in mucus, have been discovered by a team of researchers from MIT. Biofilms are slimy sheets of bacterial buildup that create a serious danger in medical and industrial environments...



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Previously Unknown Cause Of Epilepsy Revealed By Genome Sequencing

from MNTepilepsy - 27 Feb 12

Only 10 years ago, deciphering the genetic information from one individual in a matter of weeks to find a certain disease-causing genetic mutation would have been written off as science fiction...



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Long-Term Hormonal Adaptations to Weight Loss

from NEJM - 25 Jan 12

New England Journal of Medicine, Volume 366, Issue 4, Page 380-382, January 2012.



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Be Sensible and Cautious About Criticizing Tunnel Placement in ACL Reconstruction Commentary on an article by Duncan E. Meuffels, MD, PhD, et al.: “Computer-Assisted Surgery Is Not More Accurate or Pr

from - 05 Sep 12

Correct placement of the femoral and tibial tunnels is the key to rapidly restoring motion and maintaining stability after reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). Incorrect tunnel placement causes graft failure, which can lead to recurrent instability, stiffness, and prolonged recovery that cannot be prevented by adjusting other variables such as the graft material and size, rehabilitation program, timing of return to sport, and bracing. Unfortunately, there is currently no unive


 

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