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Excising portion of extensor carpi radialis brevis showed no benefit for chronic tennis elbow

April 25, 2017

Surgery that excises a portion of the extensor carpi radialis brevis, referred to as the Nirschl technique, provided no significant benefit to patients with chronic tennis elbow, according to a placebo-controlled study presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s Specialty Day.

“We had significant improvements in both [placebo and experimental] groups, often starting in the 6-[week] to 12-week mark and improving further as time went on,” Martin Kroslak, MBBS, MSpMed, MSurg, said in his presentation. “There was no statistically significant difference between the groups at any timepoint in any outcome measure.”

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Vaccine advocacy program effective in reducing parental vaccine hesitancy

April 25, 2017
A community-based intervention using parent advocacy was successful in promoting vaccine-positive attitudes over the course of 3 years in Washington state childcare…
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Psoriatic arthritis linked with diabetes, other endocrine disorders

April 25, 2017
Psoriatic arthritis was linked with diabetes, Cushing disease, hypothyroidism and osteoporosis, according to a recent analysis of Israeli patients. Using a Clalit Health…

Penn professor to become American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons’ first female president

April 25, 2017
Kristy L. Weber, MD, will become the first female president of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons in 2019. Weber, chief of orthopedic oncology for University…

Top five stories for World Malaria Day 2017

April 25, 2017
WHO’s latest estimates for malaria show that many countries with ongoing transmission significantly reduced their disease burden in recent years. From 2010 to…
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The Future of the Lipid Panel: An NLA Expert Discussion

This educational activity is supported by an educational grant from Quest Diagnostics, Inc.

Past-President of the National Lipid Association and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Clinical Lipidology, Dr. W…
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Concordance of Patient and Physician Perceptions of Care in an Orthopedic Clinic

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Online Advanced Release, April 24, 2017
It is essential to study whether physicians' perceptions align with their patients' views, as understanding patient…
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