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  • Depressive symptoms associated with disease severity in patients with knee osteoarthritis

    The results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2018) demonstrate that among individuals with radiographic knee osteoarthritis (OA), decreased physical performance and greater structural disease severity are associated with a higher risk of experiencing depressive symptoms.

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  • Mortality down with spinal anesthesia for hip Fx surger

    The researchers found that patients receiving GA had increased 90-day mortality (8.6 versus 6.3 percent; P < 0.001); they also have elevated incidence of pulmonary embolism and major blood loss (2.3 versus 0.5 percent and 7.7 versus 4.8 percent, respectively; both P < 0.001). There was no between-group difference noted in hospital length of stay or major cardiac events.

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  • No one-size-fits-all for hydrating during sports

    "Drinking only to thirst typically leads to significant dehydration, which is associated with exercise performance impairment," said study author Stavros Kavouras, a professor and director of the Hydration Science Lab at the University of Arkansas.

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  • Risk of surgical complications up for overlapping hip surgery

    For patients undergoing surgery for hip fracture or total hip arthroplasty (THA), overlapping surgery is associated with increased risk of surgical complications, according to a study published online Dec. 4 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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  • Martial arts can be hazardous to kids

    Perhaps there’s a black belt in your child’s future. But for safety’s sake, kids should only engage in noncontact forms of martial arts, a new American Academy of Pediatrics report says.

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