Unexplained syncope and orthostatic hypotension linked to increased risk of subsequent fractures.

1. In a large cohort of patients hospitalized due to unexplained syncope and orthostatic hypotension, there was an increased risk of subsequent fractures in...

A physiotherapist-guided session with corticosteroid injection is cost-effective for rotator cuff injuries

1. There were no significant differences in shoulder pain and disability indices between progressive exercise vs. best practice physiotherapy and corticosteroid injection vs. no...

Insufficient evidence for using muscle relaxants to effectively relieve lower back pain

1. Very low certainty evidence exists suggesting that non-benzodiazepine antispasmodics for lower back pain can reduce pain intensity, but not reduce disability, within two...

Platelet-rich plasma injection does not significantly improve chronic midportion Achilles tendinopathy outcomes

1. The clinical outcome of chronic midportion Achilles tendinopathy, measured via the Victorian Institute of Sport Assessment-Achilles score, did not differ between participants randomized...

Shorter antibiotic therapy for prosthetic joint infection caused worse outcomes

1. A six-week antibiotic therapy was not shown to be non-inferior to a 12-week antibiotic therapy for patients with confirmed prosthetic joint infections. 2. The...

The association between preoperative modified frailty index and postoperative complications in Chinese elderly patients...

1. In a cohort of older adults undergoing surgery for a hip fracture, the presence of pre-operative frailty was associated with increased post-operative complications....

Factors associated with functional impairment after pediatric injury

1. Most injured children and adolescents return to baseline functional status by discharge. 2. Pediatric populations with extremity injuries or severe head injuries were at...

Shorter antibiotic therapy for prosthetic joint infection caused worse outcomes

1. A six-week antibiotic therapy was not shown to be non-inferior to a 12-week antibiotic therapy for patients with confirmed prosthetic joint infections. 2.The six-week...

Tendon injuries associated with fluoroquinolone use in adolescents are extremely rare 

1. In a large retrospective cohort study, adolescents prescribed fluoroquinolone antibiotics were at a slightly increased risk of experiencing tendinitis or tendon rupture compared...

Percutaneous peripheral nerve stimulation effective for reduction of postoperative pain

1. Among patients undergoing ambulatory orthopedic surgical procedures, percutaneous peripheral nerve stimulation reduced pain and the use of opiates in the first 7 postoperative...

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