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June 2020 Briefing - Orthopedics

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Orthopedics for June 2020. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that are the most likely to affect clinical practice.

Trump Administration Asks Supreme Court to Overturn Affordable Care Act

FRIDAY, June 26, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The Trump administration has asked the Supreme Court to overturn the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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Inhibition of Sclerostin May Increase Cardiovascular Risk

THURSDAY, June 25, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Inhibition of sclerostin with romosozumab may increase cardiovascular risk, according to research published in the June 24 issue of Science Translational Medicine.

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Contraceptives Beneficial for Premature Ovarian Insufficiency

THURSDAY, June 25, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- For women with premature ovarian insufficiency (POI), continuous use of combined oral contraceptives (COC) is associated with increased bone mineral density (BMD), similar to that seen with high-dose hormone therapy (HT), according to a study published online June 22 in Menopause.

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Suicide Risk Increased After Hip Fracture in Elderly Patients

WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Elderly patients with hip fracture have an increased risk for suicide, according to a South Korean study published in the June 17 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.

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Small Increase Seen in Risk for Subdeltoid Bursitis With Flu Shot

TUESDAY, June 23, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- There is a small increased risk for subdeltoid bursitis after influenza vaccination, according to a study published online June 23 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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Safety Climate Perceptions Linked to Health Provider Stress

MONDAY, June 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Safety climate perceptions are associated with care practitioner-reported stress and job satisfaction, according to a study published in the May-June issue of the Journal of Healthcare Management.

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Tanezumab Improves Pain, Function in Chronic Low Back Pain

MONDAY, June 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- For patients with chronic low back pain, tanezumab 10 mg significantly improves pain and function, according to a study published online June 19 in PAIN.

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Court Rules Against Drug Price Disclosures in TV Ads

THURSDAY, June 18, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. government does not have the legal authority to force drug companies to disclose prices in their TV ads, a federal appeals court says.

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Prevalence of DFCIs Up for Young Competitive Alpine Skiers

WEDNESDAY, June 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Young competitive alpine skiers have an increased prevalence of distal femoral cortical irregularities (DFCIs) on knee magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), according to a study published online June 16 in Radiology.

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Hip, Nonvertebral Fracture Risk Up in Those With Diabetes

MONDAY, June 15, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Individuals with diabetes have an increased risk for hip and nonvertebral fractures, according to a study published in the August issue of Bone.

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Risk Factors for Suicide ID'd in Health Care Professionals

THURSDAY, June 11, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Modifiable and nonmodifiable risk factors for suicide have been identified among health care professionals, according to a study published online June 10 in JAMA Surgery.

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Pneumonia Risk Down With Nitrogen-Containing Bisphosphonates

FRIDAY, June 5, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- For patients with hip fracture, receipt of nitrogen-containing bisphosphonates (N-BPs) is associated with a lower risk for pneumonia and pneumonia mortality, according to a study published online June 2 in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.

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Postoperative Lung Complications Common in Patients With SARS-CoV-2

FRIDAY, June 5, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- About half of patients with perioperative severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) have postoperative pulmonary complications, which are associated with high 30-day mortality, according to a study published online May 29 in The Lancet.

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Pediatric Fractures Drop, Shift to Home During COVID-19

THURSDAY, June 4, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The incidence of pediatric fractures decreased significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study published online May 19 in the Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics.

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Rates of Hip Fracture High for Nursing Home Residents

TUESDAY, June 2, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Nursing home residents have persistently high rates of hip fracture, and one-year mortality is high following fracture, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.

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Dextrose Injections Aid Knee Osteoarthritis Pain

MONDAY, June 1, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Intra-articular dextrose prolotherapy (DPT) injections are a safe and effective treatment for knee osteoarthritis, according to a study published in the May/June issue of the Annals of Family Medicine.

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