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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 ...

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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. ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Jun 142017

Measuring Body Fat Using BMI Alone May Miss Serious Health Problems

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Thousands of middle-aged Canadians thought to have normal levels of body fat may be carrying extra weight in areas that significantly increase their risk of serious health problems and even death, according to a new study by University of Calgary researchers. Recent evidence suggests that high amounts of fat in the body, and inflammation ...

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Jun 142017

Save the date: Wood Forum on Shoulder and Elbow Injuries

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If you’re suffering from a shoulder or elbow injury, mark your calendar to attend the Wood Forum from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, October 28, and hear about the latest research in prevention and treatment. The symposium is organized in conjunction with The Arthritis Society‘s Joint Health Symposium on the same date from 1 p.m. to ...

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Jun 142017

Lauren Beaupre Appointed Dr. David Magee Endowed Chair in Musculoskeletal Research

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Congratulations to Lauren Beaupre who has been named the Dr. David Magee Endowed Chair in Musculoskeletal Research, effective July 1. Dr. Beaupre is a professor in the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine and an adjunct assistant professor in the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Alberta. Her research focuses on recovery of ...

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Jun 052017

Save the Date: Cy Frank Legacy Lectureship on Clinical and Research Innovation

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This year’s Cy Frank Legacy Lecture features Dr. Tom Noseworthy, professor, Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary’s Cumming School of Medicine. Title of his presentation: “Innovation in Healthcare: Lines of Sight to Policy and Practice” Dr. Noseworthy will present in three locations: Ottawa – September 15, 8:40 ...

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Apr 262017

BJH SCN’s Scientific Office Impressed with Pilot Student Competition for Evidence-based Solutions in Health Care

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The BJH SCN is planning to engage university students across Alberta in proposing solutions to address real-world clinical issues in treating osteoarthritis (OA) patients after a successful pilot to test the idea at the University of Calgary. The pilot was a collaboration between the University of Calgary’s Cumming School of Medicine ...

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Apr 252017

Seed Grant Lays Foundation for Research to Identify Effective Treatment Strategies for Obese Patients with Arthritis

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A research team led by Behnam Sharif, Alberta Bone and Joint Health Institute’s postdoctoral fellow, and Deborah Marshall, ABJHI’s research director, has been awarded a seed grant to conduct research groundwork that could lead to new and better ways to manage obese patients with osteoarthritis – a fast-growing problem in Alberta. The ...

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