Changing fracture hospitalization trends signal new rehab needs for seniors
Jun 03, 2021
Extremity fracture hospitalizations and related deaths have declined overall in older adults, especially among women. But the number of hospitalizations for certain fracture types appears to be increasing...
Fracture risk testing tumbles during pandemic, study reveals
Oct 20, 2020
Use of a popular fracture risk assessment tool dropped by 58% in April alone, suggesting the COVID-19 pandemic has had a negative effect on osteoporosis management, investigators say.
Pneumonia twice as deadly as a broken hip in the elderly: study
Apr 19, 2020
Pneumonia patients ages 80 and older are twice as likely to die within two years of hospitalization as hip fracture patients, say researchers.
Clinical Briefs for Wednesday, April 1
Mar 31, 2020
COVID-19 patients often infected with other respiratory viruses: early study … Providers trying to ‘MacGyver’ their way around COVID-19 … Doctors, hospitals, pharmacies warned not to stockpile...
Supplemental calcium may increase heart attack risk
May 17, 2016
While too little calcium and vitamin D can increase a risk of broken bones, too much may increase the risk of heart attack and stroke, Norwegian researchers have found.