Monthly Archives: September 2018

28 09, 2018

September 28, 2018 | Today’s News

By |2018-10-04T19:37:04+00:00September 28th, 2018|Uncategorized|

  Today's Top Story Study: Differences Caused by Knee Scooter Flexion Knee position when using a scooter device may be linked to venous stasis, according to a comparative study published online in Foot & Ankle International. Thirteen healthy participants were included in the study. Researchers assessed comparative measurements while participants were standing and using the knee scooter. Standing versus using the scooter device was associated with a significant decrease in mean velocity (6.5 cm/s versus 3.2 cm/s) and [...]

28 09, 2018

From the Well | September 28, 2018

By |2018-10-04T19:32:07+00:00September 28th, 2018|Uncategorized|

From The Well... September 28, 2018     Drugs AP analysis shows brand-name prescription drug prices business as usual. ABC News reports, “President Donald Trump made reducing drug prices a key promise during his election campaign, repeatedly accusing drugmakers of ‘getting away with murder.’ At the end of May, he promised that drug companies would be announcing ‘massive’ voluntary drug price cuts within two weeks.   “That hasn't happened, and an Associated Press analysis of brand-name prescription drug prices shows it's been business [...]

26 09, 2018

WV Briefing | September 26, 2018

By |2018-09-27T17:00:34+00:00September 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|

The West Virginia Briefing | September 26, 2018     Drugs Canada employers updating impairment policies to deal with cannabis. INVESTORINTEL reports, “The Cannabis Act (the ‘Act’), the Cannabis Regulations (the ‘Regulations), and Ontario’s Cannabis Act, 2017 (the ‘Ontario Act’) restrict the consumption of both recreational and medicinal cannabis in a workplace. Employers should consider these restrictions when crafting or updating existing impairment policies.”   …University of Calgary won’t include cannabis. The Calgary Herald reports, “Higher learning at the University of Calgary won’t include cannabis when recreational pot is [...]

26 09, 2018

September 26, 2018 | Today’s News

By |2018-09-27T16:56:06+00:00September 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|

  Today's Top Story Study: Factors Associated with Postoperative PROMs in TKA Patients A study published in the September issue of The Journal of Arthroplasty found a correlation between kinematic factors and postoperative patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) in total knee arthroplasty (TKA) patients. Researchers simulated deep knee bend kinematics for 96 postoperative TKA patients and measured the Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS) 12 months postoperation. They observed significant nonlinear relationships between these scores and rollback and [...]

24 09, 2018

September 24, 2018 | Today’s News

By |2018-09-25T17:36:05+00:00September 24th, 2018|Uncategorized|

  Today's Top Story Study Analyzes Effect of Implant Orientation on Knee Implant Performance A study published in the September issue of The Journal of Arthroplasty found that total knee arthroplasty (TKA) position and orientation may impact polyethylene damage and how the knee performs postoperation. Researchers compared three-dimensional CT measurements of prerevision TKA positioning with postrevision retrieval analysis for 30 TKA implants and calculated differences in thickness between medial and lateral components. Varus angulations were tied to thinner [...]

22 09, 2018

WV Briefing | September 22, 2018

By |2018-09-25T17:41:26+00:00September 22nd, 2018|Uncategorized|

The West Virginia Briefing | September 22, 2018     WVU Hospitals purchase of Braxton Memorial proceeding The West Virginia Health Care Authority posted in the Sept. 21 edition of the State Register it deems complete WVU Hospitals, Inc. , certificate of need “for the acquisition of Braxton County Memorial Hospital and any related facilities” for a $12.5 million capital expenditure.” According to Braxton’s website, “Established in 1981, BCMH is a non-profit, Critical Access Hospital that serves Braxton and parts of Clay, Gilmer, Lewis, Nicholas and Webster counties.” [...]

21 09, 2018

September 21, 2018 | Today’s News

By |2018-09-25T17:30:24+00:00September 21st, 2018|Uncategorized|

  Today's Top Story Study Compares Orthopaedic Specialty Hospital to Tertiary Referral Center for Shoulder Arthroplasty An orthopaedic specialty hospital (OSH) may be more efficient than a tertiary referral center (TRC) for shoulder arthroplasty, according to a study published online in the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. Researchers assessed 136 shoulder arthroplasties each from an OSH and TRC between 2013 and 2015 and recorded anesthesia preparation time (APT) (patient in room to skin incision), surgical time (ST) [...]

20 09, 2018

WV Briefing | September 20, 2018

By |2018-09-21T15:02:01+00:00September 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|

The West Virginia Briefing | September 20, 2018     PEIA creates fund to offset premium increases PEIA had such a good year the Finance Board agreed to create a $38 million fund to offset future premium increases. Members took that action at a Sept. 20 meeting. After spending two years fighting out of a financial hole where “draconian” cuts were contemplated but never carried out because of last-minute funding infusions, PEIA seems to have returned to a solid financial setting. Besides [...]

19 09, 2018

September 19, 2018 | Today’s News

By |2018-09-21T15:05:21+00:00September 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|

  Today's Top Story Study Identifies Risk Factors for Increased Pain Following Knee Surgery In a cross-sectional study published online in Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy, young age, low body weight, and smoking were associated with higher pain and the need for rescue medication after arthroscopic knee surgery. The study included 57 patients with a median age of 39 years. The most significant association was observed in younger patients and smokers; increased length of surgery was also correlated [...]