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Young Athletes’ ACL Injury Risk Increases with Fatigue, New Research Shows

American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)

ACL injuries are one of the most common sports injuries affecting adolescent athletes, leading to lost playing time and high healthcare costs. Research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s Annual Meeting in San Diego shows athletes who experience fatigue – tested on a standardized assessment –¬ demonstrated increased risk of ACL injury. The study is the first to measure the direct impact of fatigue on injury risk in the adolescent population.

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Results for Female ACL Graft Repair Methods Differ Among Younger Athletes, Say Researchers

American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)

Female athletes are two to eight more times likely to injure their ACL than males, however utilizing one graft repair treatment method in females may be more beneficial than another, according to researchers presenting their work today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s (AOSSM) Annual Meeting in San Diego.

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Article ID: 696816

Current ACL Return to Sport Criteria Fails To Identify 2nd Injury Risk

American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)

Returning to your sport after an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury and not suffering a second injury is often difficult but for a kid who suffers an ACL injury figuring out how to prevent reinjury is even more tricky, say researchers presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s Annual Meeting in San Diego. This research study also received the STOP Sports Injuries Award during the meeting.

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Limited Shoulder Function is Leading Factor for Rotator Cuff Surgery, Research Shows

American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)

For patients with rotator cuff tears, improving shoulder function is the most important reason for moving forward with surgical repair, according to research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s Annual Meeting in San Diego. Researchers also found that through arthroscopic rotator cuff repair (ARCR), these patients consistently saw significant functional improvements and relief from pain.

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Article ID: 697003

Viral Immunotherapy for Brain Tumors in Children Shows Promise

University of Alabama at Birmingham

A viral immunotherapy using a herpes virus to treat brain tumors has been shown to be safe and well-tolerated in a pediatric study from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Children’s of Alabama.

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Article ID: 696967

Economic Burden of Fatty Liver Disease in U.S. is $32 Billion Annually, New Study Finds

Intermountain Medical Center

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, or NAFLD, which affects roughly 100 million Americans, costs the United States healthcare system $32 billion annually, according to a first-of-its-kind study by Intermountain Healthcare researchers on the economic impact of the disease.

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Article ID: 696808

American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) Presents Prestigious Research Awards and Grants at Annual Meeting

American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)

To recognize and encourage cutting-edge research in key areas of orthopaedic sports medicine, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) will present research awards and grants during its Annual Meeting, July 5-8 in San Diego. As a leader in orthopaedic sports medicine, AOSSM annually provides more than $300,000 to research initiatives and projects around the country.

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New Scientific and Patient-Focused Conference to Address Treatments for Taste and Smell Disorders

Monell Chemical Senses Center

The Monell Center, in partnership with the University of Florida Center for Smell and Taste and the Rocky Mountain Taste and Smell Center at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, will host an interdisciplinary two-day conference in November 2018 to establish a roadmap for treatment-focused research on smell and taste disorders. The “Identifying Treatments for Taste and Smell Disorders” meeting will include sessions focused on the science of sensory disorders and their treatment and also on patient education.

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Article ID: 696588

ISPOR Announces New Summit on Value Assessment

ISPOR—The Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research

ISPOR, the professional society for health economics and outcomes research, announced a new ISPOR Summit “New Approaches to Value Assessment: Towards More Informed Pricing in Healthcare” scheduled for October 19, 2018 in Washington, DC, USA.

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Radiation oncologists urge Congress to protect patient access to cancer care

American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

Radiation oncologists from across the United States will visit Capitol Hill tomorrow to urge Congress to support policies that safeguard cancer patients’ access to high-quality, high-value health care. The doctors will meet with Congressional leaders during the 15th annual American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Advocacy Day.

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