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Aug 172017

BJH SCN Seeks Pathway to Better Care for Obese Patients with Osteoarthritis

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Alberta’s first workshop on how to improve care for osteoarthritis sufferers who have the added burden of being obese revealed that patients and their care providers need new evidence-informed guidance. “What we heard over the course of two days is that we need to shift patient perception of the role of surgery, adapt OA treatment strategies to reflect the unique needs of obese patients, and develop provincial-level treatment guidance ...

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Jul 252017

Researchers Seek Volunteers for Study of 3D Imaging to Predict Hip Fracture

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McCaig Institute researchers need volunteers to participate in a study to determine whether 3D medical imaging of bone at the wrist and ankle can be used to predict vulnerability to a fragility fracture of the hip. A fragility fracture occurs from a minor fall or stumble and is caused by osteoporosis (OP), which makes bones thin and fragile. Researchers aim to show how non-invasive 3D imaging can be used to measure bone strength with high ...

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Jul 212017

Deborah Marshall Recognized for Outstanding Contributions to Health Research

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Dr. Deborah Marshall, ABJHI’s Director of Health Technology Assessment and Research, has been recognized by the O’Brien Institute for Public Health for her outstanding contributions to health research. Deborah received the O’Brien Institute’s 2017 Research Excellence Award for her far-reaching and award-winning work on methods to improve patient outcomes and health system performance through innovative health service delivery models. ...

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Jul 052017

Alberta Hospitals Meet Osteoporosis Canada’s High Standards for Hip Fracture Care

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Two more Alberta hospitals have been added to Osteoporosis Canada’s registry of hospitals that meet its stringent standards for helping hip fracture patients regain their quality of life and prevent another fracture. Edmonton’s Royal Alexandria and University of Alberta hospitals are now profiled on Osteoporosis Canada’s Fracture Liaison Services (FLS) Registry alongside Edmonton’s Misericordia Hospital, Peter Lougheed Centre in ...

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