Monthly Archives: June 2011

Rising Rate of Staph Pneumonia in Children

Most Cases Are Antibiotic-Resistant, Reports Study from Texas Philadelphia, Pa. (June 29, 2011) – The rate of pneumonia in children caused by infection with Staphylococcus aureus bacteria has doubled over the past decade, according to a paper in the July … Continue reading

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New Classification Will Guide Assessment and Treatment of Osteoporosis

Updated ‘Core Set’ Incorporates Input from Physical Therapists Worldwide Philadelphia, Pa. (June 29, 2011) – A new study brings the experience of physical therapists to a developing “Core Set” of criteria to guide evaluation and treatment for patients with osteoporosis, … Continue reading

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Study Supports Immediate Breast Reconstruction after Mastectomy

Experience Shows Immediate Reconstruction Is Safe, Doesn’t Delay Treatment Philadelphia, Pa. (June 27, 2011) – For women undergoing mastectomy for breast cancer, immediate breast reconstruction has a low risk of complications—including serious complications related to radiation therapy—and does not cause … Continue reading

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High-Intensity Ultrasound Provides New Approach to Body Sculpting

Noninvasive Technique Reduces Waist Size in Nonobese Patients, Study Finds Philadelphia, Pa. (June 27, 2011) – A “body sculpting” technique using high-intensity focused ultrasound to eliminate unwanted abdominal fat effectively reduces waist circumference, with only minor pain and side effects, … Continue reading

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Adult Film Performers have High Rates of Sexually Transmitted Infections

Women Are at Especially High Risk, Reports Paper in Sexually Transmitted Diseases Philadelphia, Pa. (June 23, 2011) – Rates of chlamydia and gonorrhea infection among adult film performers in Los Angeles County are “unacceptably high,” according to a paper in … Continue reading

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Spinal Manipulation Brings Only Minor Improvement in Chronic Back Pain, Review Finds

More Research Needed—Especially on Cost-Effectiveness Philadelphia, Pa. (June 22, 2011) – Spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) has significant but very small benefits for patients with chronic low back pain, according to a special review article in the June 1 issue of … Continue reading

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Two-thirds of Internet Sexual Offenders Initiate Sex Topics During First Social Network Chat Session

Study in American Journal of Nursing Highlights Online Patterns of Adolescents, Young Adults and Sexual Offenders New York, NY (June 21, 2011) – Students and young adults are highly susceptible to being contacted by internet sex offenders from the very … Continue reading

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Respiratory Syncytial Virus Has High Impact on Infants and Children

There’s No Vaccine, but Prevention Is Recommended for Some High-Risk Groups Philadelphia, Pa. (June 15, 2011) – For most parents, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) isn’t a familiar term.  But it’s a common cause of serious respiratory infections with a major … Continue reading

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New Technique Doubles Breast Size Using Patient’s Own Fat

Preoperative Expansion Is Key to Improving Results of Breast Fat Transplantation Philadelphia, Pa. (May 31, 2011) – A plastic surgery procedure in which the patient’s own fat is transplanted to the breasts—used along with treatment to expand the breast tissue … Continue reading

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Limb Salvage Team Helps Victims of Haitian Earthquake

‘Ortho-Plastic Limb Salvage’ Approach Can Reduce Amputations in Mass Disasters Philadelphia, Pa. (May 31, 2011) – A team of plastic and orthopedic surgeons achieved a high success rate in limb salvage—minimizing the need for amputations—among patients injured in last year’s … Continue reading

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