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Preoperative shear wave elastography helps predict rotator cuff repair, study finds

According to an article in ARRS’ American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR), preoperative shear wave elastography (SWE) can play a complementary role with existing imaging as a prognostic marker for achieving successful rotator cuff repair.

Molecular signalling pathway plays an important role in producing osteoarthritis pain

Using a mouse model of painful osteoarthritis, researchers show that blocking this signaling pathway eliminates pain and results in a return to normal limb use.

Social media linked to biological and psychological indicators associated with poor physical health among college students

Research participants who used social media excessively were found to have higher levels of C-reactive protein (CRP), a biological marker of chronic inflammation that predicts serious illnesses.
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Concussion management is changing as more research suggests exercise is best approach

Public interest in concussion has exploded over the space of a generation, together with a new understanding of how best to help patients recover. Concussion patients were once prescribed rest in a dark room, but in recent years concussion management has literally come out of the dark. This is in large part because of a research boom: the number of studies on this mild form of traumatic brain injury has multiplied by 15 times over the last 20 years. This spike is a sign that the relatively young field of concussion research is maturing into a deeper science. It has created new evidence to support an entirely new approach to treating concussion. A recent wave of research papers has turned old practices on their heads. » Read more...
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