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FDA Backs Cartiva Implant for Osteoarthritis in the MTP Joint

An FDA panel has voted to recommend premarket approval of the Cartiva Synthetic Cartilage Implant for use in patients with osteoarthritis in the first metatarsophalangeal joint.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Imaging Case of the Week 201 Answer

The frontal knee x-ray shows a large osteochondral lesion of the lateral femoral condyle, whereas the lateral knee x-ray indicates a joint effusion.  
emergucate.com
almost 4 years ago
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Biopen Used to Deposit Stem Cells, Repair Tissue Within Joints |

Stem cells have the capacity to be used to reconstruct and repair native tissues, but to apply them so that they survive and live on in their new home can  
medgadget.com
almost 4 years ago
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Nearly half of general practices are failing to investigate complaints properly

Nearly 50% of general practices are failing to deal with complaints properly, a joint report by NHS England, the parliamentary and health service ombudsman, Healthwatch England, and the Care Quality Commission has found.1  
feeds.bmj.com
almost 4 years ago
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Orthobiologics: A New Era for Articular Cartilage Surgery?

A noted surgeon on his use of new orthobiologic therapies and materials that promote tissue healing, improving outcomes in articular cartilage surgery and hastening return to play for many athletes  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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WHO supports Cabo Verde in managing Zika virus

18 March 2016 - Responding to a request from the Ministry of Health in Cabo Verde, WHO is sending a team to Cabo Verde, with joint participation of experts from WHO AFRO and the Institut Pasteur, Dakar.  
who.int
almost 4 years ago
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Anatomy of the knee joint, simplified sketches

After completion of this video session, it is expected that you will be able to Identify the shape of the tibial and patellar articular surfaces on the dista...  
youtube.com
almost 4 years ago
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Anatomy of the knee joint

The session is demonstrated on plastic models, plastinated specimens, prosection, and plain radiographs. After completion of this video session, it is expect...  
youtube.com
almost 4 years ago
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Joint statement on Syria

In the past few weeks, we are seeing signs of momentum, fragile glimmers of hope in Syria. Fewer bombs are falling; humanitarian access has opened up in some places; negotiators from all sides are preparing to come together and talk. As humanitarians, we welcome progress where it means real change. We use our collective voice to call on all parties, local and international, for this anniversary to be the last one and for the political talks to bring real peace and an end to the suffering in Syria.  
who.int
almost 4 years ago
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Joint Replacement Payment Plan Favors Risk-Free Patients

A bundled payment model that takes effect in a few weeks uses readmission rates as a measure of quality of care, and some experts worry that high-risk patients will pay the price.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Steroids Before Hip Arthroplasty Increase Infection Risk

The injection of intra-articular steroids in the 3 months before total hip arthroplasty can lead to higher rates of periprosthetic joint infection, new research has confirmed.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Psoriasis: Joint Inflammation, Pain May Predict PsA

Psoriatic arthritis risk was nearly four times higher for patients with cutaneous psoriasis who had subclinical, MRI-detectable joint inflammation and arthralgia vs other patients with psoriasis.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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R.E.B.E.L. EM - More Dogma: Epi in Digital Nerve Blocks - emdocs

You are working as an EM resident and have just evaluated a patient with a right long finger DIP joint dislocation. You perform a digital nerve block with 1% lidocaine with 1:100,000 epinephrine, and go to present to your attending before attempting the reduction. Your attending, on hearing about the epinephrine use goes berserk, and says “don’t you know that you shouldn’t use epi in fingers, noses, ears and toes?”.  
emdocs.net
almost 4 years ago
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Standardized Evaluation of Mental Health Treatment on the Way

In 2017, the Joint Commission will require the 2300 behavioral healthcare organizations it accredits to initiate standardized measurement of interventions designed to improve mental health outcomes.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Five minutes with . . . Andrew Pollard, chair of JCVI

The chair of the UK Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation explains the decision to limit the meningitis B vaccine to infants under 1 year old, as a petition calling for it to be offered to children up to 11 gains nearly three quarters of a million signatories1  
feeds.bmj.com
almost 4 years ago
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Five minutes with . . . Andrew Pollard, chair of JCVI

The chair of the UK Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation explains the decision to limit the meningitis B vaccine to infants under 1 year old, as a petition calling for it to be offered to children up to 11 gains nearly three quarters of a million signatories1  
feeds.bmj.com
almost 4 years ago
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Five minutes with . . . Andrew Pollard, chair of JCVI

The chair of the UK Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation explains the decision to limit the meningitis B vaccine to infants under 1 year old, as a petition calling for it to be offered to children up to 11 gains nearly three quarters of a million signatories1  
feeds.bmj.com
almost 4 years ago
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Pediatrics Joint Conference: Bruising

<2% of children under the age of 6 months will have any bruising at all. Accidental bruising is common in children >9 months of age but not in children  
jeffem.org
almost 4 years ago
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For Articular Cartilage Injury, a Holistic Approach Is Best

Mastery of arthroscopy isn't enough to treat injury to the knee's articular cartilage. The knee's biomechanics, extracellular matrix, molecular structure, and other factors must also be considered.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Prepare for Joint Peds Conference on Bruising!

Pediatric Bruising is a group in Medicine on Mendeley.  
jeffem.org
almost 4 years ago