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By Rachel Lutz
The US Food and Drug Administration is now requiring the drug labels of corticosteroids injected into the epidural space of the spine to include a warning on the risk of loss of vision, stroke, paralysis, and death.
Changes in medical education and training are suggested to help new physicians address the needs of patients and their families, according to an ideas and opinions piece published in the April 22 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine.
About one-quarter of patients undergoing surgery for pediatric spine deformity have pedicle screws close to vital structures, according to a study published in the April issue of the Journal of Spinal Disorders & Techniques.
The US Food and Drug Administration has proposed a new program to provide earlier access to high-risk medical devices intended to treat or diagnose patients with serious conditions whose medical needs are not met by current technology.
By Jacquelyn Gray
Underwater inferential current therapy significantly improves overall hand function in patients whose psoriatic arthritis affects their hands, according to a study published in the April issue of International Journal of Physiotherapy and Research.
A new user-friendly 10-item rating scale is useful for predicting the duration of sick leave in patients with acute lumbar back pain, according to a study published in the April 20 issue of Spine.
Obstructive sleep apnea is associated with an increased risk of osteoporosis, according to a study published online April 15 in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.
By Jacquelyn Gray
Patient-reported knee pain is associated with an osteoarthritis (OA) diagnosis, according to a study published in PLOS ONE.
A new drug to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy may be closer to becoming the first approved treatment for the disease.
Recent economic downturns have not substantially impacted the growth in hip and knee arthroplasty in the United States, according to a study published in the April 16 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.
Physician's Money Digest
State income taxes can be confusing. While some states have no income tax at all, others have multiple brackets. Does your state have one of the highest top income tax rates?
The business of catering to vices is doing well and the portfolios of people invested in tobacco, gaming, and alcohol stocks are benefiting.