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Nerve transfers restore hand function after cervical spinal cord injury

A plastic surgeon and neurosurgeon at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis were successful in using peripheral nerve transfer to bypass a cervical spinal cord injury and restore

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Treating pain with cell transplants helps with pain

A new study finds that transplanting embryonic cells into adult mouse spinal cord can alleviate persistent pain. The research, published by Cell Press in the May 24th issue of the

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New biomarker test can predict arthritis at much earlier stage

Now, a research team from the University of Missouri’s Comparative Orthopaedic Laboratory has found a way to detect and predict arthritis before patients begin suffering from symptoms. James Cook, a

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Long-term use of osteoporosis medication may reduce bone fracture risk for some patients

Continuing a popular but controversial treatment for osteoporosis could reduce spine fracture risk for a particular group of patients, but others could see little to no change if they discontinue

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Back pain improves in first six weeks but lingering effects at one year, reports study

For people receiving health care for acute and persistent low-back pain, symptoms will improve significantly in the first six weeks, but pain and disability may linger even after one year,

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New York scientist grows bone from human embryonic stem cells

Dr. Darja Marolt, an Investigator at The New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) Laboratory, is lead author on a study showing that human embryonic stem cells can be used to

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Treatment with bisphosphonates associated with increased risk of atypical femoral fractures

Treatment with bisphosphonate therapy appears to be associated with an increased risk of atypical fractures of the femur, according to a report published Online First by Archives of Internal Medicine,

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Study finds inflammasome impacts lung injury in patients who receive mechanical ventilation

Mechanical ventilation is often lifesaving, but can also initiate or aggravate lung injury. A new study in Anesthesiology examined the role of one particular receptor in the inflammatory pathway, the

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Pain relief app for mothers-to-be launched on Smartphones and tablets in 35 languages

The Obstetric Anaesthetists’ Association (OAA) at its annual national conference this week is launching a new Smartphone and tablet application for mothers-to-be in 35 different languages. This new development means

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Poor evidence for non-drug approaches in labour

There is better evidence for the effectiveness of drug-based approaches for relieving labour pains than non-drug approaches. These are the findings of an all-encompassing publishing in The Cochrane Library, which