Association between oral bisphosphonate use and dental implant failure among middle-aged women

submitted by: lborrell
AIM: To investigate the association between the use of oral bisphosphonate therapy and dental implant failure. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The case-control study involved 337 female patients, aged 40 years and older, who had 1181 implants placed at the Department of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry at New York University College of Dentistry between January 1997 and December 2004. Cases, defined as women with one or more implant failures, were identified from the departmental database....
Authors: Julie Yip, Luisa Borrell

Bone Cancer Surgery Options for the Adult Patient

submitted by: mdanderson
Valerae Lewis, M.D., Associate Professor in The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Department of Orthopaedic Oncology, discusses the many surgery options for bone cancer patients. Limb salvage surgery replaces the cancerous bone with either a bone graft from another person (allowgraft), a metal implant or a combination of the two (allo-prosthetic). After amputation of the lower leg, rotationplasty moves the ankle joint to where the knee once was to function as the knee joint. MD...

Total Knee Arthroplasty Outcomes in Top-ranked and Non-top-ranked Orthopaedic Hospitals: An Analysis of Medicare Administrative

submitted by: WentzMR
Dr. Peter Cram, Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, in Iowa City, IA, discusses his article appearing in the April 2012 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, which compares outcomes for Medicare patients undergoing primary total knee arthroplasty in US News and World Report top-ranked orthopedic hospitals and competing non–top-ranked hospitals. The study found that top-ranked hospitals did not have lower complication rates, readmission rates,...

Brain Cancer Basics and Hope through Research

submitted by: mdanderson
Amy Heimberger, M.D., Associate Professor in the Department Neurosurgery at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses the basics, history and the incidence of brain cancer. She is joined by Gail Goodwin, MD Anderson employee and brain cancer survivor, and Lanie Rose, founder of Run for the Rose (annual run raising funds for brain cancer research) for an engaging discussion about new advances in brain cancer research and how there is hope for more long-term brain cancer...

Cancer Research for Stage 1 Lung Cancer

submitted by: mdanderson

New cancer research for stage 1 lung cancer is being investigated at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. It’s led by Jack Roth, M.D., professor in the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. This clinical trial called STARS (Stereotactic Radiation Therapy Verses Surgery) compares a new type of radiation treatment with a traditional surgery approach. Roth describes this promising new treatment and explains how lung cancer patients may get involved.

ADHD After Early Exposure to General Anesthesia and Surgery

submitted by: WentzMR

Dr. David Warner, Professor of Anesthesiology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses his article appearing in the February 2012 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings revealing an association between ADHD ) and exposure to multiple procedures and surgery requiring general anesthesia in young children. Available at:
http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196(11)00072-3/fulltext