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Study shows relationship between obesity and operative time during TJR

November 25, 2014

Researchers have identified a relationship between obesity and operative time, and patient age and length of hospital stay among patients who underwent total hip and knee arthroplasty that may be of use in planning operating lists.

The researchers retrospectively reviewed 589 patients who underwent primary hip and knee arthroplasty. Age, body mass index (BMI) and comorbidities were recorded, and effects on operative duration and length of stay were analyzed.

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Diagnosed celiac disease may increase risk for hip, other bone fractures

November 25, 2014
Clinically diagnosed celiac disease appears to be linked to an increased risk for hip fractures and other types of bone fractures, according to recent findings. In the…
John Meeker In the Journals

High oxidative stress biomarkers seen with phthalate exposure may complicate pregnancy

November 25, 2014
Urinary phthalate metabolites were associated with increased biomarkers of oxidative stress in a study of pregnant women, according to research published in…
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Gleason score associated with time to development of neuroendocrine prostate cancer

November 25, 2014
Gleason scores among patients with conventional prostatic adenocarcinoma was significantly associated with time to development of treatment-related neuroendocrine…
Jeff Volek In the Journals

Metabolic syndrome risk markers influenced by dietary carbohydrates

November 25, 2014
Dietary fat does not drive up plasma saturated fat in patients with obesity or overweight who have metabolic syndrome, according to research published PLOS
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Acromegaly: Challenges in Diagnosis - Part 2 of 5

Acromegaly: Pathophysiology, Signs, Symptoms, and Complications - Part 1 of 5

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech.

An understanding of the pathophysiological mechanisms of acromegaly is important to its various complications as well…
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Risk stratification guidelines help determine treatment for thyroid cancer

November 11, 2014
Fabian Pitoia, MD,  head of the thyroid section of the division of endocrinology at the Hospital de Clinicas of…
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Acromegaly: Challenges in Diagnosis - Part 2 of 5

Acromegaly: Challenges in Diagnosis - Part 2 of 5

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech.

The diagnosis of acromegaly is often not made until 7 to 10 years after symptom onset. Contributing factors include low…
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