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Study Results Raise Questions About Vertebroplasty for Patients With Osteoporotic Spinal Compression Fractures by Health: Hearsay & Headlines Posted Fri 07 Aug 2009 12:02pm A new study led by Mayo Clinic researchers has found that relief of pain from vertebral compression fractures, as well as improvement in pain-related dysfunction, were similar in patients treated with vertebroplasty and those treated with simulated vertebroplasty without cement injections. The article, "A Randomized Controlled Trial of Vertebroplas ... Read on »
Surgical Procedure Reduces Disability and Pain Caused by Spine Fractures in Cancer Patients by Posted Mon 18 Oct 2010 9:00pm Abiraterone Improves Survival in Metastatic Prostate Cancer A multinational phase III trial found that the drug abiraterone acetate prolonged the median survival of patients with metastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer by 4 months compared with patients who received a placebo . The prelim ... Read on »
Dr. Edward Soriano Explains Spinal Compression Fractures by Elizabeth Leis Patient Expert Posted Thu 26 May 2011 9:38am Dr. Edward Soriano, D.O., is a pain management expert at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. In this video he discusses methods of treating spinal compression fractures, a common problem found in patients with osteoporosis. Dr. Soriano will be giving a FREE talk about this condition on Wednesday, June 1, at 5:00 p.m. at Sinai Hospital. You can register ... Read on »
Treatment Options for Painful Vertical Compression Fractures by Dave W Healthy Living ProfessionalFacebook Posted Wed 01 Jul 2009 6:46pm By definition, it is often difficult to get decent comparative data on new technologies especially for orthopaedic procedures. However, it is interesting to see how the FREE Study compared the outcomes for different approaches in treating spine fractures. Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Khai Lam, who was also a medical investigator for the study ... Read on »
Study Offers Support for Surgery After Compression Fracture by Medline Plus Posted Tue 10 Aug 2010 6:00am But most patients gained pain relief without the need for vertebroplasty, experts note Tuesday, August 10, 2010 TUESDAY, Aug. 10 (HealthDay News) -- After studies last year found that a type of surgery called vertebroplasty was no better than a sham procedure in treating painful compression fractures, ... Read on »
San Francisco Disk Herniation Treatment featuring the DRX 9000: Just Who Is A Candidate for Spinal Decompression Therapy ? by Dr. Eben Davis Doctor of Chiropracty Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:35pm I meet with over 100 San Francisco Bay Area back pain sufferers per month to determine if #1: they are a candidate for spinal decompression therapy, and #2: if we will accept their case. We actually receive over 200 inquiries per month, but half of these people are unable to make it past the telephone pre-qualification intake interview. They ha ... Read on »
People with celiac disease have increased bone fracture risk and other bone problems by Alison S. Patient Expert Posted Mon 09 Jan 2012 12:00am For anyone with bone density problems, bone fractures, osteoporosis, osteopenia, osteomalacia, bone pain or any other bone-related problems, consider getting tested for celiac disease or gluten sensitivity. This is a common symptom that often gets overlooked.  Two recent studies confirm the negative effects of celiac disease on bone hea ... Read on »
Treating spine fractures with Balloon Kyphoplasty by Dave W Healthy Living ProfessionalFacebook Posted Wed 04 Jan 2012 6:42am Spinal fractures can be a serious problem due to the high levels of back pain and reduced mobility. Treatments range from medication to reduce pain through to keyhole surgeryA type of minimally invasive surgery. aimed at repairing the fractured vertebra through the insertion of special bone cement. A new and mini ... Read on »
Kyphosis and you by Katherine B. Patient Expert Posted Thu 15 Jan 2009 7:54pm Hey ladies - if you’re taking an AI you know that we have to watch out for our bones. So here’s some advice from the Mayo Clinic. Slouching is bad for you, according to the August issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter. Poor posture, in combination with bone changes that sometimes come with aging, can result in the appearance of a hump on the ... Read on »
Patients with heart failure often suffer undiagnosed osteoporosis by totalhealth Posted Wed 11 May 2011 3:21pm Research carried out in Canada suggests that one in 10 patients suffering from heart disease also have compression fractures in the spine that could have been detected by a chest X-ray, but few will be receiving treatment to help prevent such fractures. The study, which was published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation: Heart Fa ... Read on »