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MKSAP Quiz: Hypothyroidism

A 70-year-old woman with hypothyroidism fell and fractured her hip. During preoperative evaluation for hip fracture repair, she mentions recent mild fatigue, which has not significantly limited performance of
April 2010

QD: News Every Day--Vitamin D use questioned in general population for heart diseases, fractures or mortality

cerebrovascular disease, cancer, total fracture, hip fracture, and mortality. ... of these endpoints:.• Vitamin D supplementation alone did not reduce hip fracture by 15% or more (12 trials, 27,834 patients);.• Vitamin D co-administered with calcium
September 2019

How often should you check your bone mineral density?

A hip fracture or a vertebral fracture frequently leads to a permanent decrease in mobility, which starts an inexorable decline in health and independence. ... For that reason, fracture prevention is a critical part of the care of older people.
September 2019

One more ill-advised session title

Some of them are intimidatingly specific: "Elevated Production of Interleukin 1β (IL-1β) and Tumor Necrosis Factor α (TNF-α) by Perpheral Blood Mononuclear Cells (PBMC) is Associated With Increased Hip ... Fracture Risk in Elders: The Framingham
September 2019

Osteoporosis: What about men?

Treatment decisions should be based on assessments of absolute fracture risk and not on BMD alone. ... Clinical factors that contribute to fracture risk include age, body mass index, tobacco use, glucocorticoid use, alcohol use (>3 drinks per day),
September 2019

Conference offers advice on palliative care

But despite that, there has been no change in postop mortality for this demographic—the elderly patient with a low-impact hip fracture,” said Dr. ... These statistics led UVMMC to start a cooperative effort for hip fracture patients.
May 2015

How to start and stop bisphosphonates

In the new paradigm, a patient should receive bisphosphonates even without getting a bone density test if he or she had a vertebral or hip fracture. ... This results in a range of bone density improvements and a range of hip fracture reductions.
June 2013

The last six months of life are the last place to look for savings

Suppose we could tell the family, "Grandma has a 20% chance of surviving this hip fracture, pneumonia and sepsis and a 7% chance of returning to a normal existence." Would there
September 2019

Act early to counter rise in osteoporosis

By 2050, the worldwide incidence of hip fracture is projected to increase by 310% in men and 240% in women compared with rates in 1990. ... The mortality risks are highest for hip fracture; as many as 25% of individuals die within the first year.
January 2017

Aspirin's use, effectiveness debated

The annual assembly of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, held in Philadelphia in February, covered many topics that can be difficult for physicians to address, including hip fracture ... Patients in long-term care who experience a
May 2015

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