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Dec 222016

Is Knee Replacement the Best Course? BEST Knee Study Will Help Surgeons Assess Likelihood of Patient Benefit

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Close to 2,800 Albertans with painful knee arthritis have been recruited to a study that is developing more accurate ways to determine who is suitable for knee replacement and who should use other methods to manage the pain and stiffness in their knees. Called BEST Knee, the study will develop and validate criteria that will help surgeons and ...

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Dec 072016

Productivity Loss from Osteoarthritis Will Cost Canadian Economy $17.5 Billion a Year by 2031

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Rising rates of osteoarthritis (OA) will cost the Canadian economy an estimated $17.5 billion a year in lost productivity by 2031 as the disease forces greater numbers of people to stop working or work less, a study has found. The upsurge in work time loss comes just as Canadian productivity comes up against a momentous challenge: finding ...

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Dec 062016

Alberta’s Hip Fracture Prevention and Treatment Programs Showcased at IHI Conference

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A storyboard outlining Alberta’s multifaceted effort to prevent hip fractures and restore quality of life to those who fracture their hip is being showcased at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s 28th Annual National Forum on health care improvement. The storyboard describes Catch a Break, a program for detecting and treating ...

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Dec 062016

Dr. Marvin Fritzler Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

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ABJHI Board member Dr. Marvin Fritzler received the American Association of Clinical Chemistry Carl R. Jolliff Award for Lifetime Achievement in Clinical and Diagnostic Immunology. The award was presented at the American Association of Clinical Chemistry annual meeting in Philadelphia on August 2. Dr. Fritzler is a member of the McCaig ...

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