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AAOS: Opioid Prescribing Down for Minor Ortho Injuries in Youth

However, 54.3 percent of patients received at least one dose of opioid during ED or clinic visit

AAOS: QR Codes on Children’s Casts May Be Useful for Care Info

In many cases, scanning the code keeps patients from needing to contact the treating physician

9.5 Percent Uninsured in U.S. From January Through June 2019

Overall, 13.7 percent of adults aged 18 to 64, 4.4 percent of children aged 0 to 17 were uninsured

Links Found Between Leaders of Medical Associations, Industry

Most leaders have ties to industry; considerable variation seen among 10 medical associations in U.S.

Genetic Data May Up Diagnostic Efficiency for Rheumatic Disease

Genetic Probability tool (G-PROB) calculates probability for diagnosis based on genetic risk scores

Tooth Loss More Prevalent in Adults With Chronic Disease

Prevalence of edentulism, severe tooth loss ≥50 percent higher for adults with RA, asthma, diabetes

Only One in Four U.S. Hospitals With ICUs Have Tele-ICU Services

Wide regional variation seen for availability of telehealth outpatient visits, tele-ICU services

Surgery Not Superior for Closed Displaced Humeral Shaft Fractures

Findings based on 12-month functional outcomes for surgery compared with functional bracing

Biomechanical Footwear May Aid Knee Osteoarthritis Outcomes

While significant improvement seen across pain, function, stiffness scores, clinical impact remains uncertain

ACR Updates Guideline for Management of Gout

ULT strongly recommended for tophaceous gout, radiographic damage due to gout, gout flares