Monthly Archives: October 2018

22 10, 2018

From the Well | October 22, 2018

By |2018-10-22T15:06:28+00:00October 22nd, 2018|Legislation|

From The Well... Monday, October 22, 2018     HCA schedules hearing on WVU Hospitals transplant CON According to a State Register filing, the Health Care Authority has scheduled a hearing for West Virginia University Hospitals, Inc.’s, application for a certificate of need to provide kidney transplant services. The capital expenditure is $50,000. A prehearing conference is scheduled Jan. 02, 2019, at 1:30 pm. The administrative hearing is Tuesday, Jan. 08, 2019, at 9 a.m.   …Renewal granted for $14.5 million land acquisition [...]

19 10, 2018

October 19, 2018 | Today’s News

By |2018-10-21T22:22:34+00:00October 19th, 2018|Top Stories|

  Today's Top Story Study Evaluates Short- and Long-term Mortality Rates in Hip Arthroplasty Patients Based on BMI Underweight hip arthroplasty patients may have an increased mortality rate one year after surgery, according to a study published online in Age and Ageing. The study included 3,627 hip arthroplasty patients who underwent surgery between 2010 and 2013. Researchers used Cox regression analysis to observe any correlation between body mass index (BMI) and mortality from 30 days, 31–365 days, and [...]

18 10, 2018

From the Well | October 18, 2018

By |2018-10-18T18:46:14+00:00October 18th, 2018|Legislation|

From The Well... Thursday, October 18, 2018     Cannabis BBC examines losers, winners in legalized Canadian cannabis. The BBC reports, “Canada has become the second nation to fully legalise recreational cannabis. The end of prohibition means Canadian adults will be able to purchase and consume the drug from federally licensed producers.   “Here's a look at some of the consequences of this sweeping transition in Canada - and the potential winners and losers.”   Major alcohol producers can’t ignore [...]

17 10, 2018

October 17, 2018 | Today’s News

By |2018-10-18T18:45:13+00:00October 17th, 2018|Top Stories|

  Today's Top Story Study: Preoperative Radiological Patellofemoral Disease May Not Affect Long-term UKA Outcomes The results of a prospective study published online in Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy found that the presence of patellofemoral disease at the time of unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) did not affect long-term implant survival 10 years postoperatively. Researchers followed 216 patients (263 knees) who underwent UKA between 2003 and 2005. Patellofemoral disease was present in 41 knees (15.6 percent), and 222 knees [...]

17 10, 2018

From the Well | October 17, 2018

By |2018-10-18T18:44:18+00:00October 17th, 2018|Legislation|

From The Well... Wednesday, October 17, 2018     Cannabis Canadian Indigenous pot superstore entrepreneur has trouble finding employees. The Star reports, “Tim Barnhart has a problem that few Indigenous entrepreneurs before him have ever experienced.   “With annual sales of more than $20 million at Legacy 420, his cannabis superstore on the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory in eastern Ontario, Barnhart has no difficulty meeting an annual $3.7-million payroll.   “The struggle is finding local Indigenous workers to take the myriad jobs Legacy 420 [...]

16 10, 2018

Sports bill signed into law; Congress passes opioid bill

By |2018-10-18T18:43:30+00:00October 16th, 2018|Legislation|

Sports bill signed into law; Congress passes opioid bill   For questions or concerns on these or other advocacy issues, contact us at dc@aaos.org. AAOS-Led Sports Bill Signed Into Law   The Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act (H.R.302) was signed into law on October 5, after more than five years of tireless advocacy. The legislation, which originated from the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), provides legal protection for traveling team physicians and safeguards injured athletes’ timely access [...]

16 10, 2018

From the Well | October 16, 2018

By |2018-10-18T18:42:19+00:00October 16th, 2018|Legislation|

From The Well... Tuesday, October 16, 2018     CAMC files to develop Teays ambulatory care center.  Charleston Area Medical Center has filed with the West Virginia Health Care Authority a letter of intent to develop a $2,438,000 ambulatory care facility at 3257 Teays Valley Road in Hurricane. The information is included in the Oct. 12 edition of the State Register   Renewal approved for WVU Hospitals, Davis Memorial Cancer Center The same issue of the Register announces a renewal granted through March [...]

15 10, 2018

October 15, 2018 | Today’s News

By |2018-10-18T18:41:15+00:00October 15th, 2018|Top Stories|

  Today's Top Story Study: Hip Dysplasia Pathology in MPS-1H Patients In a retrospective chart review published in the October issue of the Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, researchers used MRI scans, plain radiographs, and arthrograms to observe hip dysplasia pathology in nine mucopolysaccharidosis type-1H (MPS-1H) patients. The mean acetabular index (AI) was 36.2 degrees on radiographs and 39.3 on MRI. The mean migration percentage was 59 percent on the plain radiographs, but the MRI scans showed a lower [...]

15 10, 2018

From the Well | October 15, 2018

By |2018-10-18T18:40:04+00:00October 15th, 2018|Legislation|

From The Well... Monday, October 15, 2018     Drugs Diabetics worry about insulin costs. WSAZ reports, “But as the cost of [insulin] continues to rise, it is causing concern for diabetics … around the nation.”   Election Azinger to replace Deem on election ballot. WCHS reports, “Republicans have chosen former House of Delegates member Tom Azinger to replace Frank Deem on the Nov. 6 general election ballot.”   CBSN reports on West Virginia elections. CBSN reports, “Trump’s impression on the West Virginia Senate race.”   Republican [...]

12 10, 2018

From the Well | October 12, 2018

By |2018-10-12T15:02:30+00:00October 12th, 2018|Legislation|

Statistics show West Virginians diabetic, hypertensive, obese According to statistics from The State of Obesity: 2018 from the Trust for America’s Health, West Virginia ranks first among other states in adults being overweight, obese and having diabetes and/or hypertension.   Situational awareness: Other disheartening statistics.  West Virginia among seven states with greater than 35 percent obesity rates. STAT reports, “As recently as 2012, not a single state had an adult obesity rate above 35 percent. In 2017 data…, seven states do. Alabama, [...]