May. 17, 2013 -- Synovial volume as measured by MRI is highly predictive of metal-on-metal (MoM) hip implant failure in both symptomatic and asymptomatic patients, a study has found.
May. 17, 2013 -- Having low serum levels of vitamin D is tied to risk of hip fracture in older patients, Norwegian researchers found.
May. 17, 2013 -- Hospitals participating in a national quality improvement program provided better outcomes for patients with acute ischemic stroke, researchers found.
May. 16, 2013 -- Heart failure or heart attack patients should be closely watched for at least a year post-discharge because the risk for rehospitalization or death remains elevated during that time, researchers suggested.
May. 16, 2013 -- Most cutaneous squamous cell carcinomas are easily treated surgically, but patients with specific disease risk factors develop metastases and ultimately die of the disease, a retrospective study determined.
May. 16, 2013 -- A study of 1,600 acute coronary syndrome patients found that physicians generally overestimated the risk of death in low-risk patients, but underestimated it in high risk patients, researchers reported.
May. 16, 2013 -- Vitamin C supplements didn't lower uric acid levels in patients with gout when given either alone or in combination with allopurinol, an open-label pilot study showed.
May. 15, 2013 -- Older patients with nonmelanoma skin cancer showed less risk of developing Alzheimer's disease than those without, researchers reported.
May. 15, 2013 -- Opioid use, particularly long-term use, may be associated with erectile dysfunction and low testosterone, researchers found.
May. 14, 2013 -- If neuroimaging shows brain tissue injury, the insult should be called a stroke, even if there are no symptoms, according to an expert consensus document.
May. 14, 2013 -- Endovascular interventions appear to be superior to intravenous clot-busting drugs for treating a specific type of ischemic stroke in the emergency setting, a study has found.
May. 14, 2013 -- NEW ORLEANS College students who were victims of abuse or even witnessed physical, psychological, or sexual abuse were more likely to seek medical attention, researchers reported here.
May. 14, 2013 -- NEW ORLEANS The controversial agent tanezumab, which was once put on an FDA regulatory hold, offered durable reduction of chronic low back pain, a long-term safety and efficacy study showed.
May. 13, 2013 -- ORLANDO Among patients who have had an MI and who have a genotype associated with ultra-rapid metabolism of clopidogrel, use of proton pump inhibitors may worsen outcomes, a study found.
May. 13, 2013 -- NEW ORLEANS The need for analgesics waned rapidly in pediatric patients after laparoscopic appendectomy, with almost all those in a small study off pain medications a week after discharge.