Author | Jackie Syrop

Articles

Musculoskeletal Pain, Limited Physical Function in Obese Teens

June 29, 2015

A new study of obese adolescents highlighted the link between obesity and chronic musculoskeletal (MSK) pain and limitations on physical function and quality of life (QOL).

Despite Steady Increase in Chemoprophylaxis Use, Annual VTE Incidence Low

June 29, 2015

Colorectal surgery is often performed for inflammatory disease or malignancy-known risk factors for venous thromboembolism (VTE). Although a patient safety priority, comprehensive recommendations for these VTE patients are lacking. Most patients receive perioperative and in-hospital VTE chemoprophylaxis, but extended prophylaxis rates lag.

The Diabetes Pandemic Requires Global Policy Solutions

June 05, 2015

The global pandemic of diabetes poses a huge public health challenge to every nation. In 2014 more than 380 million people around the world were living with diabetes-8.3% of the adult population. That number is expected to increase to 592 million by 2035.

Increased Risk of Fractures Associated with Subclinical Thyroid Dysfunction

June 05, 2015

Overt hyperthyroidism is a known risk factor for osteoporosis and fractures. More subtle alterations in thyroid function, such as those that occur in subclinical thyroid dysfunction, may also be associated with increased fracture risk and bone loss, but until recently no clinical trials have adequately explored that issue.