Orthopaedics Blogs This is an OPML file. It can be used to export all the MedWorm RSS feeds on this topic into your personal RSS reader (usually you have to save this file to your own computer before clicking on an Import OPML command in your own feed reader to upload the file which will then import all the feeds) or it can be used by webmasters to integrate MedWorm feeds with their own website. This is an RSS file. You can use it to subscribe to this data in your favourite RSS reader, such as GoogleReader, or to display this data on your own website or blog. Subscribe to this data using MyMedWorm.Subscribe to this data using GoogleReader.Subscribe to this data using Bloglines.Subscribe to this data using MyYahoo.
Have a look at The Orthopedics Daily, the new orthopedics portal powered by MedWorm, with all the latest orthopedics news and research updated daily.
This page shows you the most recent publications within this specialty of the MedWorm directory. This is page number 15.
La FDA Reevalúa los Riesgos de los Medicamentos para la Osteoporosis
Escrito por Rachel; traducido por Ema Rosero del orginial en inglés Sept. 20, 2011. Los bisfosfonatos (p.e. Fosamax, Boniva, etc.) son medicamentos para el tratamiento y la prevención de la osteoporosis en mujeres postmenopáusicas, pero hay preocupación por los posibles efectos secundarios causados por el uso de estos medicamentos por periodos largos. Entre los posibles efectos secundarios se incluyen: fracturas atípicas de fémur (muslo), osteonecrosis (muerte de la mandíbula), y cáncer de esófago. El otoño pasado, la FDA pidió cambios en las etiquetas de los bisfosfonatos para incluir advertencias sobre riesg...
Source: Our Bodies Our Blog - January 26, 2012 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: Kiki Tags: Aging Blogs en Español Drugs & Pharmaceutical Companies Research & Studies Source Type: blogs
Your Feet – Your Shoes
We all know you can’t judge people until you walk in their shoes. But should we be walking in other peoples’ shoes? Sounds painful. Our own feet are much too important. Consider that every foot is made of twenty-six bones, thirty-three joints, nineteen muscles, and one hundred and seven ligaments. Lots can happen! So take time, and care, when buying shoes. Here are some guidelines. Feet should be measured while standing. Measure both feet and fit the shoe to the largest one. Forget shoes that need to be “broken in.” They should be comfy now. Shop later in the day to account for swelling. Try on shoes while ...
Source: Your ER Doc - January 26, 2012 Category: Emergency Medicine Doctors Authors: Your ER Doc Tags: General Health Source Type: blogs
doctors can be naughty sometimes too. i suppose boredom can be fertile ground for all sorts of mischief and what speciality tends to leave plenty of room for boredom more than anasthetics, especially when you have to sit around with a stable patient while an orthopod labours through the night fixing all sorts of bones. the anesthetist in question was on call for the orthopedic list. the list tended to start at about four in the afternoon and go pretty much right through the night. by midnight it could be quite a challenge to maintain enthusiasm, unless of course you had something to keep your mind busy. after a few cases...
Source: other things amanzi - January 26, 2012 Category: Surgeons Authors: Bongi Source Type: blogs
Feta Compli: In Praise of Dullness
Mark Wahba, Emergency Room Physician, Saskatoon Health Region, Saskatoon SK Canadamywahba@mac.com In 2004 Greece stunned the soccer world by winning the Union of European Football Association quadrennial championship tournament - Euro 2004. Not Italy. Not Germany. Not England. Not The Netherlands. Not France. Greece. Better known for starting the Olympic Games and feta cheese, Greece had never been a soccer powerhouse. Prior to Euro 2004 the Greeks had participated only twice in the final round of a major tournament: the 1994 FIFA World Cup and the 1980 UEFA European Championship. Entering the tournament bo...
Source: Open Medicine Blog - - January 25, 2012 Category: Medical Publishers Authors: Mark Wahba Source Type: blogs
Johnson & Johnson Takes $3 Billion Charge for Hip Recall - NYTimes.com
Johnson & Johnson took quarterly charges of more than $3 billion, largely related to the recall of artificial hips, and gave a 2012 earnings forecast below analysts’ estimates on Tuesday. via nytimes.com The company’s DePuy Orthopaedics unit issued an extensive recall of its “metal-on-metal” hip replacement devices in 2010 after they shed metal fragments, causing disabling injuries. The fourth-quarter charges will allow money to be set aside for patients and lawyers involved in product liability litigation. “The hip recalls worry me because their eventual costs are unknown,” said Jeff Jonas, an analyst at ...
Source: PharmaGossip - January 25, 2012 Category: Pharma Commentators Authors: insider Source Type: blogs
The Birth: How it went down
Sorry for the lengthy absence from the internet, dear readers. I finally had my baby on Sunday 1/22. She weighed 8.85 lbs and was 21.25 inches long. I am still mastering the art of typing while breastfeeding, so I apologize in advance if this post ends up having a lot of typos.So on Saturday in the morning, I worked on some STATA code, and got my first loop to run. Then in the afternoon, I hung out with my friend M from med school in the afternoon. We talked about a bunch of things, some baby related, some not. She left at about 5:30, and then Luca and I had dinner and watched How I Met Your Mother reruns. At 9:30 we decid...
Source: The long road to medical school - January 24, 2012 Category: Medical Students Source Type: blogs
The Evolution Of A Love Affair
My husband was a wonderful man!Geraldine fidgeted on the exam table with her purse in her lap. Her porcelain skin and quaffed hair were betrayed by hands that carried the wear and tear of eight decades. Her eyes bounced back and forth between my face and the handbag. Eventually she produced a series of aged photographs and handed them over one by one.The man staring back at me in the first photo was wearing a soldier's uniform. He was handsome and tall with broad shoulders. The edges of the paper were worn and had frayed over years of handling. The second picture showed a young couple and was marked "tenth anniversary".As ...
Source: In My Humble Opinion - January 24, 2012 Category: Family Physicians Source Type: blogs
KevinMD media mentions, January 2012
I’d like to thank various media outlets for recently citing KevinMD.com.1. Grand rounds: True stories. USA Today. Who makes your medical decisions? Two different patients (with the same condition) had very different opinions about who should make their medical decisions.2. How doctors can reduce medical errors, lawsuits. USA Today. Ask doctors what concerns them most, and chances are they’ll say, “medical malpractice.” A recent New England Journal of Medicine study found that 75% of doctors who practice psychiatry, pediatrics or family medicine will be sued during their career. Neurosurgeons, orthopedi...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - January 24, 2012 Category: Family Physicians Authors: Kevin Tags: Potpourri Source Type: blogs
Whatever Happened To Managed Care?
Podcast: In his last post, DrRich demonstrated that our modern American healthcare system proposes to treat individual patients as if they were merely members of a herd of cattle or sheep.* ____ *Doctors, on the other hand, will be treated like the border collies who – responding instantly to the various complex whistles, hand gestures, and occasional (less complex) kicks administered by their masters – will keep the herd nicely organized into manageable clusters. ____ But we should take note that this systematic, official devaluation of individual worth was not produced out of whole cloth by the Obamacare leg...
Source: The Covert Rationing Blog - January 24, 2012 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: DrRichRichard N. Fogoros Tags: Ethics Healthcare Policy Source Type: blogs
Bah! Tuesday Book: ‘Teach Us To Sit Still’ by Tim Parks
‘Teach Us To Sit Still’ by Tim Parks is the story of a search. Tim wants to understand the cause of the pain in his pelvis, so that he can get it fixed. But the causes, as well as the cures, are not as simple as he would like them to be. This book takes the reader through Tim’s thoughts and actions as he explores, learns, understands, starts to relax, and strives to meditate. I bought this book as a prop for a writing workshop I was teaching: it was one of several I chose to illustrate that writing about your life isn’t necessarily about starting with when you were born and chronicling every sausage eaten, each bad...
Source: Bah! to cancer - January 24, 2012 Category: Cancer Authors: Stephanie Tags: Bah! Tuesday Book meditation teach us to sit still tim parks Source Type: blogs
Regulators regulating digital scanners
In the words of Harry Caray - "Holy Cow!" Karen Titus does an excellent job putting together this piece. Who else could use "Gentlemen, start your turtles", "Alan Greenspan" and also work in "From that perspective, a Class III, or even a Class II, classification, is overkill—like dropping a V8 engine into an Amish buggy" in the same article. So much blog fodder here I have copied the entire article available for free from CAP Today with my comments below on some of my thoughts on this matter. Courtesy of CAP Today - Regulators scanning the digital scanners by Karen Titus A recent panel on whole-slide imaging la...
Source: Digital Pathology Blog - January 24, 2012 Category: Pathologists Authors: Kaps Source Type: blogs
Chances of getting into med schools with your scores
by wildcherry (Posted Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:45 am)Hey everyone, I'm really new to all this but I would greatly appreciate some advice early!So I'm a high school senior and I have been accepted into UCF Honors. I have done 2 years of Dual Enrollment at Valencia CC. So I just needed some help to kinda make a guideline to become a doctor. I can't really imagine doing anything else and I have wanted to be an Orthopedic Surgeon since I started High school. I sort of wish I had not done Dual Enrollment, because I have a 3.5 GPA and I wasn't really studying seriously. I only took one Bio class and got an 88. I believe my GPA resets...
Source: Med Student Guide - January 23, 2012 Category: Medical Students Source Type: blogs
Close call on rehabilitation
In the past, I work closely with rehabilitation physician in the course of treating my patients. Since I went into private practice in the province though the lack of a... Read more »Read more of this POST by clicking this >>> Close call on rehabilitation
Source: The Orthopedic Logbook - January 22, 2012 Category: Surgeons Authors: Bonedoc Tags: Medicine Orthopedic practice patient complaints patients physical therapy rehabilitation sickness Source Type: blogs
Fight Aging! Newsletter, January 23rd 2012
Discussion - Latest Headlines from Fight Aging! SENS5 VIDEO: NEURON REPLACEMENT IN THE NEOCORTEX Another presentation is posted from last year's SENS5 conference: http://www.fightaging.org/archives/2012/01/sens5-video-neuron-replacement-in-the-neocortex.php "The cerebrum, as the substrate for our consciousness, memories, personality, and self-identity, presents unique challenges for regenerative medicine. Regenerative approaches must not only maintain general cerebral function, but also preserve as much as possible the details of the wiring and firing parameters that define each individual. A combination of molecular r...
Source: Fight Aging! - January 22, 2012 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
“I LOVE ME!”: A Q&A About Narcissism
How does someone become a narcissist, or are they born that way? It depends, children, especially newborns, demand constant attention but that is a process of survival. Eventually, as they mature, they should learn that they are not the only ones on earth with valid needs. That is where patience, consideration, and other valuable social traits are developed. In my personal opinion, I see two options a person can take. When there are parents who are extreme narcissists, they will tend to be inattentive to the emotional needs of their child. Those needs might get ignored, ridiculed, shamed, or attacked. In the end the child ...
Source: World of Psychology - January 21, 2012 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Samuel López De Victoria, Ph.D. Tags: General Admiration Anger Brat Brats Constant Attention Disguises Dr. Sam Ego Emotional Neglect how to spot a narcissist Hunger hurts Impersonations Love Manipulators Masks Narcissism Neediness Negative Consequences Source Type: blogs
Coping With MS: Is ‘It Could Be Worse’ Good Enough?
Note: There is no judgment intended in this post. If “it could be worse” works for you for now, good on you! I do, however, believe that it’s time to address this method of coping. TLG Whenever I pose a multiple sclerosis question — be it about symptoms, dealing with a bad day, or any number of probes I’ve sent out over the years — I can always count on at least one reply of, “It could be worse.” I have to wonder if that appropriately honors ourselves and others. “It could be worse” seems like a pretty logical place to begin coping with a less than optimal situation (how’s that for making MS sound lik...
Source: Life with MS - January 20, 2012 Category: Other Conditions Authors: admin Tags: MS and Your Feelings MS community MS lifestyle MS support Multiple Sclerosis coping it could be worse Source Type: blogs
Modernizing Medicine’s Unique EHR User Interface
As most of you know, I’m always looking for something unique or different in the world of EHR software. I’m all about trying to find things that differentiate an EHR from other EHR vendors. I think I’ve found just that in the EHR interface for the Modernizing Medicine EHR software. Modernizing Medicine currently focuses their EHR on two medical specialties: Dermatologists and Ophthalmologists. Their EHR is named EMA Dermatology and EMA Ophthalmology. Once you see the interface for their EHR, you’ll understand why it focuses on specialties like Dermatology and Ophthalmology. Plus, you’ll see wh...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 20, 2012 Category: Technology Consultants Authors: John Tags: EHR Electronic Health Record Electronic Medical Record EMR HealthCare IT Dermatology Dermatology EHR EHR Interface EHR User Interface EMA Dermatology EMA Ophthalmology EMR Interface Modernizing Medicine Ophthalmology EHR Source Type: blogs
Top 100 Sports Medicine Social Media Channels
Webicina’s new Sports Medicine and Social Media collection features relevant and quality social media resources from blogs and podcasts to community sites, Youtube and Twitter accounts focusing on this specialty. Here is my top 10 social media selection for Sports Medicine: Dr. Howard J. Luks`s Blog (blog) About.com Sports Medicine (blog) Huffines Institute for Sports Medicine and Human Performance (podcast) British Journal of Sports Medicine (blog) National Academy of Sports Medicine (Twitter) American College of Sports Medicine (Facebook) Karim Khan (Twitter) Evidence Based Medicine Guidelines – Physical...
Source: ScienceRoll - January 19, 2012 Category: Geneticists and Genetics Commentators Authors: Dr. Bertalan Meskó Tags: e-patient Health 2.0 Medicine Medicine 2.0 Sport Web 2.0 Webicina Source Type: blogs
Savile Row Unicondylar Knee Implant for a Personalized Fit
While joint arthroplasty has become impressively advanced over the past few decades, the essence of the procedure still ultimately boils down to trial and error. Using pre-operative X-rays and intra-operative sizing guides, joint surgeons pick from a pre-set list of joint replacement “sizes.” Then, once the bone cuts have been made, temporary implants called “trials” are used to see how the fit is, and the best fit is selected. Rarely are these pre-determined sizes a perfect fit, but they are usually more than sufficient and function quite well.However, in the quest for perfection, patient-matched c...
Source: Medgadget - January 19, 2012 Category: Technology Consultants Authors: Justin Barad Tags: Orthopedic Surgery Source Type: blogs
How Often Do Women Really Need Bone Density Tests?
Screening for osteoporosis can protect against fractures, but many women may be getting tested too often. Older women are at higher risk of developing osteoporosis and bone loss, which can lead to potentially debilitating bone fractures. To gauge bone strength in these patients, many doctors order bone mineral density tests every two years — which is how often Medicare reimburses the test — but a new study finds that such screenings can be delayed much longer. The latest research, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, suggests that most women with normal or near-normal scores of bone density on an initia...
Source: Aging with Grace CareConnection - January 19, 2012 Category: Caregivers Tags: eldercare hip fractures bone density osteoporosis Source Type: blogs
New Study Reveals that Widespread Use of Nicotine Replacement Therapy and Quitlines Has Not Increased Cessation Rates; Quitting Cold Turkey Still Best
A groundbreaking study published in the upcoming 2012 issue of the Annual Review of Public Health challenges the wisdom of the nation's entire approach to smoking cessation.The study examines quit rates over the past five decades and finds that despite the widespread proliferation of smoking cessation quitlines and the increasing use of smoking cessation drugs like NRT and Chantix during the past decade, the rate of successful quitting among smokers has not improved.(see: Pierce JP, Cummins SE, White MM, Humphrey A, Messer K. Quitlines and nicotine replacement for smoking cessation: Do we need to change policy? Annu Rev Pu...
Source: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary - January 19, 2012 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Source Type: blogs
Top stories in health and medicine this morning, January 19, 2012
This series is brought to you by MedPage Today.1. Screening Intervals for Osteoporosis Not Carved in Stone. Postmenopausal women with good bone mineral density at an initial osteoporosis screen can probably wait about 15 years before the next test.2. Sleep Apnea Tied to Fatal Heart Issues for Women, Too. Severe obstructive sleep apnea was associated with a risk of cardiovascular death in women, but continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) seemed to reduce the risk.3. Live Video Consults Linked to Better Derm Outcomes. Live telemedicine consultations led to changes in diagnosis and treatment in a majority of patients with...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - January 19, 2012 Category: Family Physicians Authors: Kevin Tags: News Source Type: blogs
How Often Should Women Be Screened for Osteoporosis?
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends women aged 65 and up be screened for osteoporosis, without saying exactly how often that should happen. But new research offers some guidance, suggesting that women with a good bone density score may be able to wait 15 years before their next screening because they are unlikely to develop osteoporosis before then. A poor score, however, might suggest a test the next year. The goal of screening is to diagnose a woman when she has osteoporosis and can benefit from bone-building drugs, but before she has fractures. Spine and hip fractures are particularly dangerous, says Marg...
Source: WSJ.com: Health Blog - January 18, 2012 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: Katherine Hobson Tags: Drugs Aging Research BMD Source Type: blogs
ExoShape for ACL Surgery Now in Full Market Release
Medshape out of Atlanta, GA is bringing to market its ExoShape Soft Tissue Fastener for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstructive surgery.The device was offered to a limited number of sports medicine surgeons last year for evaluation and for refinement of the procedure.Read More
Source: Medgadget - January 18, 2012 Category: Technology Consultants Authors: Gene Ostrovsky Tags: Orthopedic Surgery Source Type: blogs
A couple of up-to-date notes to put up… Martha was released from CMC Sunday afternoon. The migraine was brought under control through the help of good care and good chemicals, namely, Imitrex. Two doses over two days seemed to knock it out, so she came home after the second one did its job. She has to follow up with a neurologist, and I know it will be a challenge to get her to do that. It seems we – anyone who works in health care, medicine, or public safety – are our own worst enemy because we don’t always follow our own advice. So getting her to make sure she does this may be a little daunting. She called me at ...
Source: Life in Manch Vegas - January 18, 2012 Category: Ambulance Crew Source Type: blogs
They aren't in business for their health . . .
. . . or yours, necessarily. Mike Mitka, in the new JAMA, discusses recent findings on what happens when physicians have a financial interest in medical imaging services. (I think you aren't allowed to read it because you are mere commoners, so I've linked to the extract.)It is common for orthopedists to invest in MRI scanners and such, and it has long been observed based on insurance data (what we in the biz call "claims" data) that they tend to send more of their patients to have pictures taken of their insides when they get a piece of the action. However, the docs who do this claim that their patients just happen to be ...
Source: Stayin' Alive - January 18, 2012 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Source Type: blogs
Bath Salts Case Underscores Dangers of Legal Drugs
A New Orleans woman recently lost an arm to necrotizing fasciitis — the so-called “flesh-eating bacteria” — after injecting a drug called “bath salts,” according to a case study report in the medical journal Orthopedics . She presented with cellulitis, a skin infection, two days after attending a party at which she injected the drug. The infection initially responded to administered antibiotics, but then worsened. The woman lost not only her arm, but her breast and a large portion of her chest wall to amputation. The significant removal of tissue was necessary to prevent the spread of...
Source: Highlight HEALTH - January 18, 2012 Category: Medical Scientists Authors: Kirstin Hendrickson Source Type: blogs
Telomeres and Osteoarthritis
Another telomere length correlation, adding data to a relationship known for some years: "A process linked to natural cell aging has now also been associated with knee osteoarthritis, researchers say. Telomeres - lengths of DNA on the ends of chromosomes, sometimes described as being like the plastic cap on a shoelace tip - naturally shorten with age, but can also shorten due to sudden cell damage. Abnormally short telomeres have been found in some types of cancer and preliminary research has suggested that the average telomere length is also shortened in osteoarthritis. In this new study, Danish researchers used new techn...
Source: Fight Aging! - January 18, 2012 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: Reason Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs
THE COST OF WARS UNWON
Mark Steyn writes about the Ron Paul phenomenon and wonders if it denotes a fracture in conservatism. In particular, he says the following:It’s traditional at this point for non-Paulites to say that, while broadly sympathetic to his views on individual liberty, they deplore his neo-isolationism on foreign policy. But deploring it is an inadequate response to a faction that is likely to emerge with the second-highest number of delegates at the GOP convention. In the end, Newt represents Newt and Huntsman represents Huntsman, but Ron Paul represents a view of America’s role in the world, and one for which there are more ...
Source: Dr. Sanity - January 17, 2012 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Source Type: blogs
The Role of the CMIO
Although my business cards and my CV list the title Chief Information Officer, I was given the title Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO) when I was hired at BIDMC in 1998. Today, I serve three kinds of roles:CIO - Responsible for strategy, structure, staffing, and processes for a 300 person IT organizationCTO - Responsible for the architecture of our applications and infrastructure, ensuring reliability, security, and affordabilityCMIO - Responsible for the adoption of the applications by clinicians, optimizing quality, safety, and efficiency in their workflowsAlthough I've been able to balance these three role...
Source: Life as a Healthcare CIO - January 17, 2012 Category: Technology Consultants Source Type: blogs
10 'must-do' strategies for hospitals this year
by Raymond Hino In September of 2011, the American Hospital Association (AHA) Committee on Performance Improvement (CPI) published a critically important report to its membership called "Hospitals and Health Care Systems of the Future." The 28-page report should be mandatory reading for every hospital leader today. It is based upon the evolving reality that hospital reimbursement in the United States is rapidly moving from a volume-based system to a value-based system. Is there anyone out there that doubts that premise today? In my home State of California, Blue Shield of California has announced that HMO members that r...
Source: hospital impact - January 16, 2012 Category: Health Managers Authors: Wendy Johnson Source Type: blogs
3 Myths About Happy Marriages
I just finished reading The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by renowned marriage researcher and clinical psychologist John Gottman, Ph.D, and writing up a piece on his seven science-based principles. (Stay tuned for that one!) In addition to sharing what leads to a successful marriage, Gottman also debunks common myths about relationships. Here are three that I found especially interesting and surprising — and I think you will, too! By the way, you can learn more about John Gottman and his research here. 1. Myth: Better communication will save your marriage. Fact: We often hear that successful conflict re...
Source: World of Psychology - January 16, 2012 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Books General Psychology Relationships Self-Help Active Listening Active Listening Techniques Amp Avoiding Conflict Clinical Psychologist Colleagues Common Myths Conflict Resolution Couples Empathetic Espn Goo Grievance Source Type: blogs
The New Year and Resolutions
I'm against New Year's resolutions. Life isn't about resolutions. Resolutions don't emotionally touch me. I've never made a resolution in my short life... and I don't think I ever will. Dreams... pursuing dreams and actually experiencing a dream come true are far better than any resolution. It literally brought me to crying tears when a childhood dream of mine came true. For as long as I can remember, I've wanted a horse. There was nothing better than the gift of a horse my husband got for me on our 10th anniversary. (Okay - it wasn't a surprise because we made a trip to Kentucky to check out a particular horse & I fel...
Source: MyPhysicalTherapySpace.com - January 15, 2012 Category: Physical Therapists Authors: Selena Horner Source Type: blogs
Torrie Wilson lands on A Rod
The $275 Million Dollar Man Holding On To The Past While a New Girl becomes the Next Girl “Hey Mickey, He Likes It.” (see if anyone gets that one) A Rod is doing whatever he can to keep his body going! The gambling NY Yankees are the ones on their knees praying that A Rods’contract, with 5 more years of of $33 million per year salary actually is going to pay off! One of the best baseball players of all time, arguably, is a very nice guy and is well liked by everyone who knows him – maybe except a few of his ex-flames, like Madonna, and Cameron Diaz, and Kate Hudson and, and, and… But ...
Source: Timemaster MD - January 15, 2012 Category: Physicians With Health Advice Authors: admin Tags: A Rod Adriana Lima Alex Rodriguez Cameron Diaz Dr. Darrin Frye Dr. Frye HGH Kim Kardashian MLB Madonna Model NY Yankees Playboy Restylane Supermodel Tiger Woods Torrie Wilson Uncategorized Victoria Secret WADA kissi Source Type: blogs
We’re going to connect the dots and simplify the process
This is the time, this is place — The Healthcare industry is finally realizing the potential advantages of a digital presence in the broader sense of their marketing or other strategic initiatives — but, actionable, best practice guidance is needed! We’re going to lead the charge. We’re going to connect the dots and simplify the process.I am (@hjluks) a practicing Orthopedic Surgeon in NY and current Board Member at the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media. I have had a deep digital presence for nearly 4 years and now nearly 20% of my practice’s new patients come through a google search or...
Source: Fox ePractice - January 13, 2012 Category: Health Managers Authors: Howard J. Luks, MD Tags: Connecting the dots in healthcare social media healthcare social media consultant Source Type: blogs
Parents' ability to recall past injuries to maxillary primary incisors in their children*
Conclusions: Parents' recall of dental trauma occurring in their children's maxillary primary incisors was reliable in <50% of the cases.
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 13, 2012 Category: Dentists Source Type: blogs
buff and turf
the concept of the buff and turf is common to all the disciplines of medicine. sometimes it works. sometimes it doesn't. the call came in, but i struggled to believe it. yet i had to go to casualties anyway. i mean how do you tell the casualty officer that you don't really believe anyone can survive a lion attack? lions are killing machines. any normal human being who gets attacked by a lion should have the decency to expire and maybe even be eaten. and here i was expected to believe the patient on the way had actually survived. the upside was that i would probably be home in about half an hour or so. that is ...
Source: other things amanzi - January 11, 2012 Category: Surgeons Authors: Bongi Source Type: blogs
John Sotos, MD – Medical Historian and Abraham Lincoln Biographer
Where are you from? Quite possibly I was once younger than 18. I have vague memories of going to public school. It is equally possible, however, that those memories were implanted by a giant computer Matrix during time I spent in an ooze-filled vat, before taking the red pill. What did you major in in college and where did you go to school? I went to Dartmouth and did two majors, mathematics and chemistry, but basically lived in the computer center. As it turns out, our computer actually was part of a giant Matrix. Medical school and all subsequent medical training was at Johns Hopkins, winding up as a transplantation card...
Source: Inside Surgery - January 10, 2012 Category: Surgeons Authors: Editor Tags: Interviews Abraham Lincoln MEN2 National Geographic Tad Lincoln William Taft Source Type: blogs
Last in, last out….
I’ve always been strict about time. I make it a point to be on time whenever my presence is needed. Or I’m I don’t go to any appointment or meeting at... Read more »Read more of this POST by clicking this >>> Last in, last out….
Source: The Orthopedic Logbook - January 9, 2012 Category: Surgeons Authors: Bonedoc Tags: Medicine Orthopedic practice anesthesia anesthetist behavior specialist surgeon surgery Source Type: blogs
Articles published by our students & staff
The following papers have been added to PubMed recently:Jiménez Montenegro VC, Jones A, Petocz P, Gonzales C, Darendeliler MA. Physical properties of root cementum: Part 22. Root resorption after the application of light and heavy extrusive orthodontic forces: A microcomputed tomography study. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2012 Jan;141(1):e1-9. Zhang Z, Zhou S, Li Q, Li W, Swain MV. Sensitivity analysis of bi-layered ceramic dental restorations. Dent Mater. 2011 Dec 8. [Epub ahead of print] King AD, Turk T, Colak C, Elekdag-Turk S, Jones AS, Petocz P, Darendeliler MA. Physical properties of root cementum: Part 21. Exten...
Source: DentistryLibrary@Sydney - January 8, 2012 Category: Dentists Source Type: blogs
Stubboorn Fat: Does it affect you? Part Two
When it comes to the physical make-up of men versus women, many of the differences are obvious. Men, on average, are 10-15% larger than women, weigh 20% more, and are 30% stronger (especially when considering upper body strength). Testosterone is one of the major hormones active in a man's body. Men also produce more HGH (human growth hormone). Testosterone stimulates muscle enlargement and bone growth and also raises the level of red blood cells in a man's blood stream. What you may not know, however, is that all of these factors combine to make oxygen much more available to a man's cells than a woman's cells. That means ...
Source: My Page - January 7, 2012 Category: Internists and Doctors of Medicine Source Type: blogs
The Female Athlete Triad: Could You Be At Risk?
One major issue that many women who are getting serious about their workouts start to deal with is known as the female athlete triad. The female athlete triad can affect a wide variety of individuals, from someone training for a rigorous competitive sport to someone who is simply trying to take their physique to a new level. Most commonly it is seen in activities that do place a high amount of focus on the image of the body, such as ballet, gymnastics, figure skating, and women's fitness. It's important that you learn to recognize exactly what the female athlete triad consists of so that you are not only aware if you are...
Source: My Page - January 7, 2012 Category: Internists and Doctors of Medicine Source Type: blogs
Is This Madonna's New Secret Fitness Weapon?
QUESTION: I was just reading about the Power Plate in a magazine. Apparently Madonna uses it to strengthen and build her muscles, and there was also a positive article about this in the Daily Telegraph. Apparently these machines cost of £2,600! They say it can do in 10 minutes what you would get from weight training for an hour. It was been developed years ago from technology used by the Russian astronauts to stop muscle wastage when they were in space. Have you heard of this and do you think it could do what it claims to do? Not that I can afford to buy one but I might try a class if there is ever one this offered this w...
Source: My Page - January 7, 2012 Category: Internists and Doctors of Medicine Source Type: blogs
Lost Bones Reunited! (Hopefully)
Ten weeks after my bike crash in February 2009, I wrote with optimism that my left clavicle fracture was beginning to heal. And for the most part, the pain subsided over time. Later in 2009, I was able to complete the 206-mile cycling race, Lotoja, and also Ironman Arizona; although, there were lingering issues with my back strength and upper arm strength, especially on my left side. Also, I still experienced a sort of searing pain, like the pain a tearing muscle might inflict, in my upper left arm with certain reaching movements. The pain became worse after I fractured my right clavicle in May 2010...
Source: Annetics - January 6, 2012 Category: Diabetes Tags: crit crash clavicle fracture cycling clavicle surgery Source Type: blogs
Finding cancer information
There is lots of information out there on cancer. Some of it is very good and some of it is a load of crap. Figuring out how to find the good stuff is important. Here are a few tips:Use reputable sites. Look for ones which have some credentials behind them. The American Cancer Society is a great place to start at www.cancer.org. Also try the websites for specialized cancer medical centers such as Dana Farber, Mayo Clinic, MD Anderson, Cancer Treatment Centers of America. Medical blogs and newsletters. Many of these same sites have newsletters or blogs focused on cancer in addition to more general ones. Dana Farber has just...
Source: Caroline's Breast Cancer Blog - January 6, 2012 Category: Cancer Tags: medical information internet cancer Source Type: blogs
Medical Resources Center on The Happy Hospitalist
The Happy Hospitalist has brought together a list of resources helpful for all physicians in their daily practice needs. Whether you are Searching for jobs, Learning about evaluation & management coding Need help at the beside with an E&M Refence card Trying to finding the best EHR for your practice or Discovering thousands of medical and business related books important to your practice, The Happy Hospitalist is dedicated to helping you navigate the complicated process of delivering patient care. For example, if you are in the market for a new EHR product, you can find the best specialty specifi...
Source: The Happy Hospitalist - January 5, 2012 Category: Internists and Doctors of Medicine Authors: The Happy Hospitalist Source Type: blogs
What if they had had to pay?
A true story, with changes made to protect privacy. A 89-year-old man with dementia, a heart condition, and other serious medical conditions fell in his Arizona apartment and broke his hip. His children, wanting the best possible care, arranged for him to be air-lifted to New York. There, the orthopaedic surgeon advised them that the chance of their father surviving hip surgery was very low, but he would do as the family wished. The man's three children could not agree. Two would have avoided the surgery, but a third felt very strongly that everything that could be done for the father should b...
Source: Running a hospital - January 4, 2012 Category: Health Managers Source Type: blogs
Drug research routinely suppressed, study authors find - JSOnline
Drug research, even from clinical trials sponsored by the federal government, routinely is suppressed, harming patients and increasing health care costs, according to new data highlighting an ethical controversy that continues to plague the field of medicine. "The current situation is a disservice to research participants, patients, health systems and the whole endeavor of clinical medicine," according to an editorial accompanying the papers published in the British Medical Journal. Turning up the heat, the journal, in an editorial, posed a remedy that is likely to get the attention of doctors who take part in ...
Source: PharmaGossip - January 4, 2012 Category: Pharma Commentators Authors: insider Source Type: blogs
When therapists have the hots for their clients
The fictional Dr Weston (played by Gabriel Byrne) experiences lust for a client Clients go to psychotherapy seeking a mind massage, but all too often things turn physical. Cases of inappropriate sexual contact in psychotherapy average around 10 per cent prevalence, and a 2006 survey of hundreds of psychotherapists found that nearly 90 per cent reported having been sexually attracted to a client on at least one occasion. It's an issue dramatised artfully in the HBO series In Treatment, which follows the life and work of psychotherapist Dr Paul Weston. A new paper by clinical psychologist Carol Martin and colleagues ...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - January 4, 2012 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Christian Jarrett Source Type: blogs