Scientists have developed a new tool that helps to identify which patients undergoing total hip replacement may be at higher risk for an implant dislocation after surgery. The researchers showed that spinal deformity was a significant risk factor for dislocation and subsequent revision surgery. In a hip replacement, an artificial joint comprising a ball and socket is implanted to replace the natural ball and socket in the pelvis, enabling movement that is typical of the hip joint. While dislocations only occur in about 1 per cent of patients after hip replacement, certain individuals may be at a higher risk. "Dislocation is a common reason for a total hip replacement to fail, and when it happens, sufferers can experience significant pain and require another surgery to fix the problem," said lead author Jonathan Vigdorchik, assistant professor at the New York University School of Medicine. For the study, researchers reviewed data on 1,082 total hip replacements performed using computer … [Read more...] about New tool may identify risk for post-surgical dislocations: Study
Mayor G.T. Bynum will tell you that nothing he said during his 2016 campaign resonated more with the public than these 24 words: “A kid that is born in north Tulsa is expected to live 11 years less than a kid who is born in south Tulsa.”Now, with the release of the Tulsa Equality Indicators, there are 54 more vexing issues of inequality Bynum plans to rally the community around.“What this does is take that one statistic and blow that up by 54 items,” Bynum said last week.For example, the city’s equality indicator — or score — for Race and Employment was just 38 out of 100, reflecting the fact that black Tulsans are nearly 2½ times more likely to be unemployed than white Tulsans.The city’s score for Race and Officer Use of Force was 20 out of 100. The Equality Indicators report found that blacks are five times more likely to be victims of officer use of force than Hispanics, and whites are half as likely to experience use of force by … [Read more...] about Tulsa’s Equality Indicators program provides another tool to help improve Tulsans’ lives, officials say
Published 9:27 am, Friday, December 15, 2017 Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 1 in 5 drivers can't fix a flat tire. Can you? 1 / 1 Back to Gallery (BPT) - For many Americans, fixing a flat tire remains a mystery. According to a survey from AAA, nearly 20 percent of U.S. drivers don’t know how to change a flat. This is compounded by research saying there are 220 million flat tires annually — and each driver will experience up to five flat tires in their lifetime. Before hitting the road, study up on these flat-tire-fixing hacks and build up the confidence to complete this all-American road test: Be spared: Spare tires are usually hidden under the carpet in the trunk area, but they aren’t always included in newer vehicles (allowing manufacturers to make lighter, more fuel-efficient vehicles). When purchasing a new vehicle, ask the dealer about the inclusion of a spare. Flatlining signs: A flat tire is usually … [Read more...] about 1 in 5 drivers can’t fix a flat tire. Can you?
Split View Views Article contents Figures & tables Video Audio Supplementary Data PDF Cite Citation Eline Tommelein, Els Mehuys, Inge Van Tongelen, Mirko Petrovic, Annemie Somers, Pieter Colin, Sophie Demarche, Thierry Van Hees, Thierry Christiaens, Koen Boussery; Community pharmacists’ evaluation of potentially inappropriate prescribing in older community-dwelling patients with polypharmacy: observational research based on the GheOP³S tool, Journal of Public Health, Volume 39, Issue 3, 1 September 2017, Pages 583–592, https://doi.org/10.1093/pubmed/fdw108 Download citation file: RIS (Zotero) EndNote BibTex Medlars ProCite RefWorks Reference Manager © 2018 Oxford University Press Close Permissions Share Email Twitter Facebook Navbar Search Filter All All Journals Mobile Microsite Search Term Sign In Register Close search filter … [Read more...] about Community pharmacists’ evaluation of potentially inappropriate prescribing in older community-dwelling patients with polypharmacy: observational research based on the GheOP³S tool
(Natural News) Recognizing that the Pandora’s box he unleashed upon the world is rapidly destroying it, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has promised to “fix” the social media platform in 2018, which he says will include cleaning it up to remove all the “abuse and hate.”Zuckerberg sees it as a personal challenge to make Facebook more beneficial to people’s lives as opposed to simply detrimental. In a recent Facebook post, the 33-year-old wrote that he wants 2018 to be a year of “self-improvement” for his baby, which apparently means addressing the many ways in which Facebook has failed to accurately and consistently enforce its user policies.He describes Facebook’s current approach to policy enforcement as making “too many errors,” which presumably refers to the most recent election cycle when leftist news outlets accused Facebook of allowing “Russian hackers” to publish “fake news” in favor of … [Read more...] about Hate, abuse and fake news: Zuckerberg admits Facebook is broken and contributes to an “anxious and divided” world, says he plans to fix it in 2018