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Zithromax linked to Irregular Heart Beat

03/18/2013
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It is a popular antibiotic often asked for because it can be taken with fewer doses over a shorter period of time.  Now the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says azithromycin (Zithromax) has been linked to an irregular heart rhythm that can be fatal in some patients. Medical researchers […]

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DePuy Trial Wraps Up as 10,000 More Await the Verdict

03/18/2013
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With about 10,000 metal hip lawsuits filed around the country, jury selection in the second trial involving the DePuy ASR (Articular Surface Replacement) hip is underway in Cook County, Illinois with opening statements to begin mid-month. Meanwhile the jury is considering the evidence presented in Los Angeles Superior Court in […]

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FDA Proposes Premarket Approval for Metal Hips

03/4/2013
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Last month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a Safety Communication to set some general guidelines for physicians and patients who have metal-on-metal (MoM) hip implants. Last month the agency also issued a proposed order that would require MoM hip manufacturers to submit premarket approval (PMA) applications before they […]

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Consumers: Report Adverse Events with Metal Hips to FDA

02/26/2013
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A patient with a metal-on-metal or any hip replacement that causes symptoms or problems requires that the individual become his/her own best advocate. First, make an appointment with an orthopedic surgeon for evaluation which includes not just a physical exam but an examination of fluid around the joint/ soft tissue […]

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Patient Follow-Up Essential to Quality of Life

02/26/2013
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It is a problem usually associated with aging. A hip joint can deteriorate with additional weight, after trauma or due to disease such as arthritis. For the sufferer, the symptoms may be difficulty walking, pain, stiffness and eventually hip replacement surgery. Whether a total hip replacement (THR) or a hip […]

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Study: Women Suffer More Hip Implant Complications

02/22/2013
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In one of the largest studies of its kind, researchers have determined that women have a slightly elevated chance of needing a hip revision before a man. Researchers from Kaiser Permanente looked at 35,000 hip surgeries in 46 hospitals within their healthcare system. While men had an average of 1.9 […]

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