With roughly 80% of jobs being sedentary, often requiring several hours of sitting stooped in front of a computer screen, neck pain is a growing occupational hazard. Smartphones and other devices have also caused people to bend their necks for prolonged periods. But is bad posture solely to blame?
Scientists have developed a new biomaterial that regrows blood vessels and bone, potentially providing a single-stage approach when repairing large bone defects.
A survey of U.S. multiple sclerosis, or MS, specialist clinicians reveals the COVID-19 pandemic has created major changes in how they deliver care. More than 95% of survey respondents reported using telehealth platforms to provide care for their patients. Approximately one half of the respondents were MS specialist neurologists, four out of five of whom indicated that COVID-19 had changed how they were recommending and prescribing MS disease-modifying therapies.
At the current rate of change, it will take more than 200 years for the proportion of women in orthopaedic surgery to reach parity with the overall medical profession, according to a study in Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research® (CORR®), a publication of The Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons®. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.
Researchers at Kanazawa University report in the Japan Journal of Nursing Science a study of muscle pump action in the context of chronic lower-limb edema. They found that body posture and exercise habits affect the blood pumping action of muscles in the leg, whereas age generally does not.
The new cutoff values for a metric widely used by geriatricians, physical therapists and nutritionists are more accurate, facilitate early diagnosis and contribute to preventive treatment.
New research shows that a novel positron emission tomography (PET) tracer that targets inflammation is safe and can clearly identify early stages of rheumatoid arthritis. The promising PET tracer, 68Ga-DOTA-Siglec-9, rapidly clears from blood circulation, has a low radiation dose, and can be easily produced. This first-in-human study was published in the April issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine.
Early and accurate diagnosis leads to optimal recovery from concussion. Over the past year across a series of studies, researchers have systematically evaluated the use of the visio-vestibular examination (VVE) and its ability to enhance concussion diagnosis and management
This new Calcified Tissue International special issue includes a comprehensive series of state-of-the-art reviews on key issues in chronic kidney disease and mineral & bone disorders (CKD-MBD). Authored by leading international experts, the reviews aim to improve understanding and interdisciplinary knowledge of CKD -MBD research and clinical management.
For the first time, researchers have successfully used a cryogel biomaterial 'sponge' filled with stem cells to treat osteoarthritis in mice with just the optimalamount of stem cells. This dosage problem has until now limited application of stem cells therapy for reversing the course of the disease.