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NEJM study assess BMD retesting

A study in the Jan. 19 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) found that in older, postmenopausal women with normal bone...

FDA approves first drug for myelofibrosis

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Jakafi (ruxolitinb), the first drug approved to treat patients with the bone marrow disease myelofibrosis. Read...

Understanding pain in patients with intellectual disabilities

Learn how to detect and manage pain in patients who may not respond to pain in expected ways.

Spotting trouble after spinal surgery

The rapid response team makes all the right moves when a patient experiences neck swelling and difficulty swallowing after an anterior cervical discectomy and fusion.

FDA approves first ceramic-on-metal total hip replacement system

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Pinnacle CoMplete Acetabular Hip System, the first ceramic-on-metal total hip replacement system for patients...

FDA announces new recommendations for simvastatin dosage

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is recommending that 80 mg simvastatin (Zocor) not be prescribed to new patients because of the associated...

Depression affects arthritic knee symptoms

Depression can exacerbate the symptoms of knee arthritis in patients who have minimal or moderate radiographic severity according to a study of 660 of...

Cervical spondylosis with myelopathy: Painful and sometimes paralyzing

This progressive degenerative spine condition is commonly mistaken for arthritis. This article covers assessment and management, including preop and postop care.

Joint adventures: The path to total knee replacement

More Americans seem destined for total knee replacement. Learn about the different types of knee replacement surgery and how nurses can improve outcomes for patients who opt for "new" knees.