Vitamin D deficiency is associated with increased disease severity among patients with rheumatoid arthritis, according to findings presented at the AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo, in Chicago.
Research into the effect of even lower aspirin doses on venous thromboembolism would be helpful.
Research showed no benefit to skin patch and lymphocyte transformation testing to identify metal allergy in patients.
Results from a recently published study demonstrated MRSA-colonized patients who underwent total hip arthroplasty or total knee arthroplasty had a significantly increased risk of surgical site infection compared with non-MRSA carriers.
During recovery after knee replacement surgery, exercise is critical. After initial recovery, patients will want to resume more strenuous activities. In addition to exercise prescribed by a physical therapist, several studies have shown patients who participated in athletic activities prior to surgery will want to continue this practice after surgery. However, how much activity and how strenuous this activity should be remains unclear.