Bio

Specialties:

  • Orthopedic Nursing

Affiliation:

  • Sigma Theta Tau International

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists report they may be one step closer to using stem cells to replace damaged skull and facial bones in people who experience a head trauma or undergo cancer surgery.

    The researchers discovered and isolated stem cells capable of repairing t...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Geriatrics:

    THURSDAY, Jan. 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Physical frailty among older people who have elective surgery is linked to a greater risk of death one year later, a new study suggests.

    Canadian researchers found the one-year death rate for frail older patients having certain surgeries was at ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Clinical Pharmacology:

    TUESDAY, Jan. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A widely used dementia drug shows potential in reducing the risk of falls among Parkinson's patients, new research suggests.

    "With the degeneration of dopamine-producing nerve cells, people with Parkinson's often have issues with unsteadiness whe...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Physical Therapy:

    MONDAY, Jan. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise may reduce your risk of low back pain, Australian researchers report.

    They reviewed 23 studies that included nearly 31,000 people and found that exercise, alone or with education, can prevent back pain.

    ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pharmacology:

    TUESDAY, Dec. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Some authors of a published study that claimed the heart medicine nitroglycerin might boost bone density in older women have asked that the study be retracted, saying the lead researcher falsified data in the report.

    The research was first publis...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health & General Preventive Medicine:

    FRIDAY, Dec. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Putting up holiday lights can lead to serious foot injuries from slips and falls, an expert warns.

    For example, a fall from a ladder can cause a broken heel, said Dr. Pedro Cosculluela, an orthopedic surgeon at Houston Methodist Hospital who speci...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedics:

    FRIDAY, Dec. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A critical illness can lead to bone loss, a new study finds.

    The research included 66 seniors who spent at least 24 hours on a breathing machine in an intensive care unit (ICU). One year after their ICU stay, the patients had 1.6 percent less bone...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Rheumatology:

    THURSDAY, Dec. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- X-rays don't detect hip arthritis in many patients, resulting in delayed diagnosis and treatment, researchers report.

    The researchers looked at information from almost 4,500 Americans taking part in two arthritis studies. In one study, only 16 p...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedics:

    FRIDAY, Dec. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity complicates the treatment of broken bones and other major joint injuries, a new study suggests.

    "Overall, this study found an association between obesity and increased rates of lower-extremity injuries and orthopedic surgery," said lead au...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedics:

    TUESDAY, Dec. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Radiologists believe they've figured out why knuckles crack, and the good news is the source of the noise does no immediate harm to your hand.

    Ultrasound readings of people cracking their knuckles reveals a bright flash, "like a firework exploding...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Fitness:

    MONDAY, Nov. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Losing a large amount of weight slows the loss of knee cartilage in obese people, a new study shows.

    Obesity is a major risk factor for knee osteoarthritis, a degenerative joint disease that often leads to joint replacement surgery.

    The ne...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedics:

    MONDAY, Nov. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Runners who run very long distances suffer cartilage damage in their lower joints -- but the cartilage can regenerate, a small study suggests.

    The researchers also found that the runners had lost about 6 percent of their brain's gray matter by the...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Podiatric Medicine:

    THURSDAY, Nov. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Touch football is an important Thanksgiving tradition for many Americans, but more than 25,000 people will suffer a serious ankle injury during those games, the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) says.

    If you're among those who ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedics:

    FRIDAY, Nov. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Achilles tendon problems are often misdiagnosed, but many patients still have good outcomes, a new study suggests.

    For example, about one-quarter of Achilles tendon ruptures are missed during doctors' initial examinations, according to the authors ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedic Surgery:

    FRIDAY, Oct. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The type of surgery used to correct significant leg length differences in children can affect the patient's income as an adult, a new study suggests.

    Typically, a child whose legs are different lengths has the longer leg shortened, which results i...Full Article