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Timing of Hip Fracture Repair

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Elderly individuals who fracture a hip have a reduced mortality risk if they undergo surgery within 1 to 3 days, a Canadian team has found. Between 14% and 36% of elderly individuals with hip fracture die within a years, Dr....

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Dual CRP and ESR Testing

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Measuring both the erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) and C-reactive protein (CRP) when an inflammatory condition is suspected is not helpful and is possibly confusing, a French team reports. They recommend giving priority...

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Vertebroplasty Effective Compression Fracture Treatment Option

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Injecting bone cement into acute osteoporotic compression fractures leads to almost immediate and long-lasting pain relief – and at reasonable cost, a European group reports. This type of percutaneous vertebroplasty...