Monthly Archives: January 2012

Sharp Rise in Use of Bone Growth Factor for Spinal Fusion Surgery

Bone Morphogenetic Protein Is Safe—But Increases Costs Without Improving Results Philadelphia, Pa. (January 31, 2012) – The use of bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) for spinal fusion surgery has risen sharply over the past decade, increasing costs with no evidence of … Continue reading

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‘Needle’ Procedure Doesn’t Match Results of More Extensive Surgery for Hand Contractures

Despite Higher Recurrence Risk, Patients with Dupuytren’s Disease Prefer Less-Invasive Needle Procedure Philadelphia, Pa. (January 30, 2012) – For disabling hand contractures caused by Dupuytren’s disease, patients prefer a percutaneous needle fasciotomy procedure despite the higher contracture recurrence rate when … Continue reading

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Technique Provides New Option for Breast Reconstruction after Radiation Therapy

Combination of Fat Grafting and Implants Shows Promising Results in Initial Study Philadelphia, Pa. (January 30, 2012) – For breast cancer  patients who have undergone radiation therapy, a new technique consisting of fat injection followed by implant placement may provide … Continue reading

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AIDS Journal Releases New iPad® App to Extend Access and Increase Mobility

London (January 24, 2012) – Wolters Kluwer Health announced today the release of AIDS app for the iPad® providing health care professionals with full mobile accessibility to the latest research into HIV and AIDS, the top-ranked journal in it field. … Continue reading

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No Link between Steroids and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, Study Suggests

Animal Experiments Find No Interaction between Anabolic Steroids and Brain Injury Philadelphia, Pa. (January 19, 2012) – Anabolic steroids don’t appear to contribute to degenerative brain disease caused by repeated head trauma in athletes, according to a study in the … Continue reading

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Lippincott’s Continuing Medical Education Institute (LCMEI) Receives Reaccreditation from the Accreditation Council of Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)

Philadelphia, PA (January 18, 2011) – Wolters Kluwer Health, a global leader providing information, business intelligence and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry, announced today that its Lippincott Continuing Medical Education Institute (LCMEI), which provides continuing medical education (CME) to … Continue reading

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The American Journal of the Medical Sciences Presents Updates on Sexually Transmitted Infections and Type 2 Diabetes

Experts Discuss New Research on Pressing Clinical Problems Philadelphia, Pa. (January 18, 2012) – Research is leading to new insights on two major public health challenges:  preventing the spread of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and improving disease control for patients … Continue reading

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Studies Show High Rates and Impact of Traumatic Brain Injury in Iraq/Afghanistan Veterans

The Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation Presents Special Issue on Minimal Traumatic Brain Injury in the Military Philadelphia, Pa. (January 17, 2012) – As the last U.S. troops return home from Iraq, new research lends timely insights into the rates … Continue reading

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Obstetrics & Gynecology Journal App for the iPad is Now Available

The ‘Green Journal’ Goes Digital with New iPad App Philadelphia, Pa. (January 17, 2012) – The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists is pleased to announce that Obstetrics & Gynecology is now available in a new app for the iPad®. … Continue reading

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Wolters Kluwer Health and the International Anesthesia Research Society Renew Partnership to Publish Anesthesia & Analgesia

New York, NY — (January 17, 2012) –  Wolters Kluwer Health and the International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS) are pleased to announce that they have signed an agreement to renew their partnership to publish Anesthesia & Analgesia (A&A), the official … Continue reading

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