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Medscape Orthopaedics Podcast

Latest medical news and features from Medscape Orthopaedics

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How Hospitals Can Fight the Opioid Epidemic

Thu, 2 Nov 2017 12:34:00 EDT

Representatives of the Hospital for Special Surgery describe their successful three-part approach to helping patients and providers.

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The Need for Revision in THA -- Merely a 'Bump in the Road'?

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 14:46:31 EST

For over 40 years, orthopedic surgeon Philip Wilson followed some 300 of his THA patients. His trove of data suggests a new perspective on the need for revision and what constitutes failure in THA.

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Hospital Security Cameras: Too Much Invasion of Privacy?

Mon, 24 Mar 2014 07:29:41 EDT

Hospital video cameras have become much more common, but some patients and doctors feel that they are too intrusive and have eroded privacy. Is there cause for alarm?

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Googling Patients: What if Something Bad Turns Up?

Tue, 11 Feb 2014 15:55:49 EST

Suppose you see online photos showing your patient ignoring health advice or doing dangerous things that could compromise his treatment prospects. Should you change the treatment plan?

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Should Prisoners Be Allowed to Donate Organs? No!

Thu, 26 Dec 2013 10:43:35 EST

Some prisoners who will be executed have asked to donate their organs. Critics say they shouldn't be allowed to 'redeem' themselves; others say it's impractical.

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What's the Right Way to Apologize if You've Made an Error?

Fri, 13 Dec 2013 10:42:36 EST

Some doctors wonder whether it's wise to apologize if they've made an error. Bioethicist Art Caplan says it's a good idea, but you need to do it the right way.

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Eli Lilly SVP on Research Hurdles and Drug Development

Thu, 24 Oct 2013 16:49:42 EDT

Eli Lilly executive Bart Peterson, JD, talks to Medscape about research hurdles, FDA improvements, and how personalized medicine can coexist with blockbuster drugs.

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FDA's Hamburg on Clearing the Hurdles to Drug Approvals

Thu, 17 Oct 2013 16:45:13 EDT

FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, MD, talks with Medscape at the National Health Research Forum in Washington, DC.

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Second Opinion: Should It Be No Opinion?

Tue, 1 Oct 2013 14:08:51 EDT

Dr. Frank Veith questions the sacred cow of seeking a second opinion for a risky procedure.

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Prosthetic Joint Infections: A Welcome 'Guideline'

Mon, 28 Jan 2013 12:58:40 EST

Infected orthopedic hardware: Paul G. Auwaerter, MD, comments on this 'lack of consensus' statement, finding it a good first step toward a comprehensive guideline for PJI.

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An Added Benefit of Cataract Surgery: Fewer Hip Fractures

Fri, 21 Sep 2012 13:29:13 EDT

A new study finds a lower risk for hip fracture in patients who undergo cataract surgery vs those who do not. Dr. Roger Steinert discusses the findings and what they mean for your patients.

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Topol: Consumer-Driven Healthcare Is an Uncomfortable Concept

Mon, 17 Sep 2012 10:12:28 EDT

Dr. Eric Topol is back with a topic that makes a lot of physicians very uncomfortable.

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Dusting Off the Shelf: Polymyxin B?

Fri, 20 Jul 2012 12:45:09 EDT

When patients have highly resistant gram-negative infections, Paul G. Auwaerter, MD, believes it may be time to consider older antibiotics that have fallen out of favor.

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Preoperative Mupirocin Saves Big Bucks

Mon, 9 Jul 2012 16:24:16 EDT

Eradicating nasal Staphylococcus aureus colonization before total joint arthroplasty prevents expensive surgical-site infections.

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Aaron: Any Republican President Faces a Very Difficult Choice

Tue, 29 May 2012 11:17:06 EDT

In this 2-part series, 2 renowned healthcare economists give their opinions of what US healthcare would look like should Mitt Romney be elected President in November.

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Low Back Pain: STarT With the Stress

Fri, 11 May 2012 12:00:00 EDT

This practice-changing study reports on the effectiveness of a screening tool that PCPs can use in patients with low back pain.

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New AMA Head on Membership, the ACA, and Medicine's Future

Wed, 9 May 2012 11:14:26 EDT

Dr. James Madara, of the American Medical Association, gives a candid interview on the nation's largest physician organization and whether it has any regrets about supporting the Affordable Care Act.

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Doc Takes Issue With Public Views of EMR

Tue, 20 Mar 2012 15:09:06 EDT

Comments posted to a New York Times article about electronic medical records prompt Dr. Bruce Cheson to assess the pros and cons of EMRs.

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The Latest on D, Bone Health, and Cancer

Mon, 30 Jan 2012 12:22:18 EST

Sandra Adamson Fryhofer, MD, describes the USPSTF meta-analysis on vitamin D, bone density, and cancer.

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MRSA Colonization and the Risk for MRSA Infection

Thu, 29 Dec 2011 12:10:36 EST

Active surveillance of surgical patients, identifying those colonized, and then providing treatment – does it work?

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Knee Injuries in Kids

Mon, 19 Dec 2011 10:00:00 EST

Kids' knee injuries are on the rise -- but why? Theodore Ganley from CHOP discusses the potential reasons.

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How to Find and Cut Wasted Time From Each Patient Visit

Fri, 2 Dec 2011 16:47:12 EST

Doctors can speed up the patient visit without rushing or sacrificing quality. This lets a physician see more patients each day. Here's how to analyze the patient visit workflow.

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How Will the New ACO Rules Affect Doctors' Daily Practice?

Fri, 21 Oct 2011 18:23:00 EDT

CMS Administrator Donald M. Berwick, MD, MPP, and Richard J. Gilfillan, MD, Acting Director, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, discuss the final ACO rules and how they will affect doctors.

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Duration of Bisphosphonate Use and the US Food and Drug Administration

Thu, 22 Sep 2011 12:00:00 EDT

What does the recent US FDA vote regarding the need to clarify duration of bisphosphonate treatment mean for your patients? Dr. Andrew Kaunitz offers his recommendations.

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Concierge Practice: Unjust for Patients and Doctors Alike

Thu, 4 Aug 2011 10:13:00 EDT

Concierge medicine is gaining in popularity, and physicians claim that doctors are entitled to practice the way they want and patients enjoy this. Ethics expert Art Caplan, PhD, says it's an unfair arrangement.

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Can Congress Pass Federal Tort Reform?

Wed, 6 Jul 2011 15:02:00 EDT

Eli Y. Adashi talks to Congressman Phil Gingrey, MD, who expresses his strong support of tort reform and his opposition to the Medicaid Maintenance of Effort Requirements of the Affordable Care Act.

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A Novel Way to Predict Chronic Pain?

Wed, 22 Jun 2011 12:00:00 EDT

Can structural changes in the brain predict chronic lower back pain? Dr. Charles Argoff discusses this fascinating study from this year’s American Academy of Pain Medicine Annual Meeting, among other conference highlights.

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Senator Coburn on Medicaid: Let the Market Decide

Mon, 13 Jun 2011 13:24:00 EDT

Tom Coburn, one of 3 physicians in the US Senate, discusses the realities of Medicaid in today's healthcare system and the struggles faced by healthcare providers and patients.

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E-Prescribe by January -- Here's How

Thu, 9 Jun 2011 17:16:00 EDT

Donald M. Berwick, MD, of the CMS provides specific advice and resources for implementing e-prescribing into your practice.

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Testing for Nerve Root Impingement

Tue, 24 May 2011 09:35:00 EDT

How accurate are physical examination tests in the diagnosis of lumbar nerve root impingement?

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Art Caplan on Ethics and Clinical Trials, The Stem Cell Debate, and More

Thu, 5 May 2011 16:12:24 EDT

Internationally renowned bioethicist Arthur L. Caplan, PhD, talks with Eli Y. Adashi, MD, about the ethics of clinical trials overseas and other hot button issues of debate in medicine.

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Dalteparin vs Unfractionated Heparin in DVT Prophylaxis

Fri, 15 Apr 2011 12:21:01 EDT

Dr. Andy Shorr offers his perspective on a multicenter trial that explored whether dalteparin is superior to unfractionated heparin in preventing deep vein thrombosis among critically ill patients.

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What Can Go Wrong With the Spine

Mon, 28 Mar 2011 14:56:45 EDT

Douglas Chang, MD, from UCSD talks about spine pain and provides a visual demonstration on how the spine works.

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Are You Prescribing Unapproved Drugs?

Thu, 3 Mar 2011 11:24:55 EST

Some drugs that are currently on the market have never been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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Safe Use of Drugs Requires Reports From Clinicians

Thu, 17 Feb 2011 11:27:32 EST

The Safe Use Initiative is taking aim at adverse drug events and seeks input on safety issues encountered by frontline clinicians.

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Separating Docs From Industry -- A Witch Hunt?

Wed, 16 Feb 2011 14:52:09 EST

Frank Veith, MD, believes that the initiative to separate physicians from industry is excessive and can lead to harm for patients. What do you think?

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Hip Labral Tears and Arthroscopy -- An Overview

Tue, 15 Feb 2011 12:58:50 EST

Catherine Robertson, MD, from UCSD provides an overview of hip labral tears and procedures for repairing them.

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Osteoarthritis: Exposing Common Myths

Wed, 9 Feb 2011 16:22:35 EST

Gregg Middleton, MD, discusses osteoarthritis and the myths still associated with this disease, starting with a reminder that it is not inevitable with age.

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Stop Hounding Patients to Give Up Their Privacy

Thu, 3 Feb 2011 13:27:38 EST

Many people think that privacy of medical treatment should not apply to everyone. An ethics expert tells why privacy protects all of society.

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Is Healthcare a Right or a Privilege?

Thu, 3 Feb 2011 12:01:13 EST

Dr. John Marshall asks: If health insurance is a choice that individuals can opt not to have, who pays for the care of the 40 million people in the United States who have no healthcare insurance?

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FDA Commissioner: 'Safety Science' Key to Drug Regulation

Wed, 2 Feb 2011 17:19:24 EST

Dr. Margaret Hamburg talks with Dr. Eli Adashi about the complex role of the US Food and Drug Administration in approving new drugs while still ensuring their safety.

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What Obama Didn't Say -- An Alternative Viewpoint

Fri, 28 Jan 2011 12:13:38 EST

Thomas Ahlborn, MD, responds to the State of the Union message and expresses his concern and offers alternative solutions for healthcare issues that President Obama did not address.

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What Obama Didn't Say -- The Supportive Position

Wed, 26 Jan 2011 19:42:31 EST

Robert Morrow, MD, stressed what Obama left out and is encouraged by the future implementation of many positive changes, particularly for primary care.

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Calcium and Heart Attack Risk: Ending the Confusion

Tue, 11 Jan 2011 09:33:10 EST

Could IOM-recommended calcium intakes pose concern for increased myocardial infarction risk? Dr. JoAnn Manson clarifies whether the results of a recent meta-analysis affect guidance on supplementation.

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Why Do Patients "Disrespect" Doctors?

Wed, 15 Dec 2010 15:41:47 EST

When physicians make patients feel like it's "business first, patient care second," they may lose their patients' respect, says Dr. Gerald Chodak.

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EHRs Create Startling New Moral Quandaries

Wed, 15 Dec 2010 12:49:05 EST

As more physicians use EHRs, more ethical issues arise, including patient privacy issues. Also, is it unethical not to use computer technology?

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New Arthritis Therapies: Beyond Anti-inflammatory Meds

Wed, 8 Dec 2010 12:12:16 EST

Dr. Charles Argoff discusses new and emerging musculoskeletal pain therapies resulting from a more profound etiologic understanding of conditions such as osteoarthritis and lower back pain.

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Carbapenem Resistance in the United States: What Should Clinicians Do?

Mon, 6 Dec 2010 09:52:41 EST

Two experts from CDC discuss the steps that every clinician and hospital should take to prevent the spread of these highly resistant pathogens.

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NSAIDs -- Which Ones Hurt the Heart? Which Don't?

Wed, 24 Nov 2010 16:03:27 EST

Sandra Fryhofer, MD, discusses the recent study on NSAIDs and cardiovascular risk in regard to which NSAIDs are the most and the least likely to harm the heart.

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Your Malpractice Advisor: Legal Risks From Your Answering Service

Mon, 22 Nov 2010 12:23:47 EST

A malpractice attorney describes the malpractice dangers that can arise from your answering service and tells doctors what they need to do to prevent them.

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