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Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Implants Have High Failure...

In the recent years, there is a concern that failure rate of metal-on-metal (MoM) hip replacement implants are four times substantially higher compared to other hip implant designs, online sources reveal.  (Jul 26, 2013 | post #1)


Third hip implant banned + cemented implant: higher death...

“Performing a cemented instead of an uncemented hip replacement results in an extra death once in every 77 procedures every eight years for patients who do not undergo a revision,” they said.  (Jul 26, 2013 | post #1)


TYLENOL lead to high blood pressure in women.,,

The new study found that women taking Tylenol were about twice as likely to develop blood pressure problems. Risk also rose for women taking NSAIDS other than aspirin.  (Jul 26, 2013 | post #1)


Azithromycin Treatment Failures in Syphilis Infections

The San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) is investigating several clinical failures in syphilis patients treated with the macrolide antibiotic azithromycin. This report describes the use of azithromycin for syphilis treatment, recent treatment failures in San Francisco, and CDC recommendations for syphilis treatment. Clinicians should exercise caution in using azithromycin for treating incubating syphilis or syphilis infection until the risk and mechanism of failure are better understood.  (Jul 5, 2013 | post #1)


Dangers Associated with Implant Loosening

Hip implants usually replace the ball and socket joint that comprises the hip. To ensure that these new joints stay in place, the implants must be attached to existing bones. This allows the hip implant to function like a real hip. When a hip implant loosens, implant patients may be at risk for experiencing: Severe pain Loss of movement Bone injury To correct a loosened hip implant, individuals will usually have to undergo hip revision surgery. Sadly, revision surgery is rarely as effective as replacement surgery, and an individual may lose some of his or her range of motion after a revision. Defective hip implants like the DePuy ASR hip replacement system have been linked to a higher incidence of hip implant loosening and it may be appropriate to consider pursuing legal action against the manufacturer.  (Jul 5, 2013 | post #1)


Azithromycin and Renal failure

This is a study of Renal failure (Acute kidney failure) among people who take Azithromycin. The study analyzes: the time on Azithromycin when people have Renal failure, gender and age of these people, the severity of Renal failure, how they recovered, and common conditions and drugs used besides Azithromycin. In total 9,740 Azithromycin users are studied. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and is updated regularly.  (Jul 5, 2013 | post #1)


Hip Replacement Update: Graphite May Improve Safety of De...

The graphite compound may be useful for future hip replacement product designs, medical study says. This discovery emerged from the recent study commissioned by the National Institutes of Health that was published in the medical journal, Science.  (Jul 5, 2013 | post #1)


Azithromycin Associated With Liver Failure And Pyloric St...

FDA Is Continuing To Evaluate These Emerging Drug-Safety Issues To Determine Whether Any Regulatory Action Is Needed.  (Jul 5, 2013 | post #1)


Recovery from hip replacement surgery is difficult enough.

The last thing patients want to hear is that their implant is poisoning them.  (Jul 4, 2013 | post #1)


Faulty hip implants may cause long-term health, joint damage

Faulty hip joints implanted in tens of thousands of Americans pose adverse health effects in some patients even after removal, according to new research.  (Jul 3, 2013 | post #1)


From FDA reports: Azithromycin and Death

On Jul, 3, 2013: 9,740 people reported to have side effects when taking Azithromycin. Among them, 195 people (2.00%) have Death.  (Jul 3, 2013 | post #1)


Hip Replacement Failure

Defective metal-on-metal hip implants can cause a variety of problems in a person’s body.  (Jul 3, 2013 | post #1)


Azithromycin Cardio vascular risks

Although several macrolide antibiotics are proarrhythmic and associated with an increased risk of sudden cardiac death, azithromycin is thought to have minimal cardiotoxicity. However, published reports of arrhythmias suggest that azithromycin may increase the risk of cardiovascular death.  (Jun 28, 2013 | post #1)

Top Stories

Danger of Hip Replacement Surgery

I hope everything progresses smoothly for you or a loved one undergoing hip surgery. Unfortunately, there are many complications which could surface if certain precautionary measures are not heeded. The result is hip dislocation. The early rate of implant failure is over twice as high as industry standards.  (Jun 28, 2013 | post #1)