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Gaps in Follow-up Care After Concussion Revealed

Being discharged from a hospital trauma center after receiving treatment for a traumatic brain injury (TBI) does not necessarily mean that a patient has fully recovered. TBI can lead to long-lasting physical and cognitive symptoms, but a new study in JAMA Network Open suggests that many patients may not be receiving follow-up care.

Salbutamol Doping: Futility of Urine Tests

Salbutamol, also known as albuterol, is a medication that opens up constricted medium and large airways in the lungs and is often used to treat asthma. Because high doses are suspected by some to also have an anabolic effect, its daily dosage is restricted by the World Anti-Doping Agency, which uses urine tests to determine violations. A new British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology study shows that large variability in urine concentrations, however, lead to infeasibility of determining an administered dose from a single untimed urine sample.

Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation: Effectiveness in Knee Cartilage Repairs

Isolated femoral condyle lesions account for 75% of the cartilage repair procedures performed in the knee joint, and physicians have a variety of techniques to consider as part of surgical treatment.

Osteochondral allograft transplantation (OCA) is a valuable and successful approach for this condition, as described by research presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Specialty Day in New Orleans.