Tag: fractures

FDA: S-ICD Generator Recall Due to Short Circuit Risk Is Class I

A company-initiated recall of two models of EMBLEM S-ICD (Boston Scientific) subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator pulse generators has been categorized as Class I by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the agency announced today. The FDA notes that the advisory, which was communicated to patients and doctors in December, applies to 2825 of the

Fractures have long-term impacts on quality of life in older people

Single and multiple hip, vertebral, and rib fractures strongly affect the quality of life of older adults over a prolonged period of time, according to a new study published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research. For the study, which involved 10-year follow-up data, researchers determined the long-term impact of fragility fractures on health-related

Deep neural network improves detection of wrist fractures

(HealthDay)—Deep learning methods allow senior medical specialists to deliver their expertise to emergency medicine clinicians via use of a deep neural network, which is associated with considerable improvement in sensitivity and specificity of detecting fractures in wrist radiographs, according to a study published online Oct. 22 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Fifteen percent of osteoporosis patients who take ‘drug holidays’ suffer bone fractures

Patients who take osteoporosis drugs for long periods typically are advised to temporarily discontinue the drugs to prevent rare but serious side effects to the jaw and thighs. A Loyola Medicine study has found that 15.4 percent of patients who take so-called “drug holidays” from osteoporosis drugs called bisphosphonates experienced bone fractures. During a six-year