06/29/2017

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By Live Dr - Thu Feb 05, 11:49 am

Knee surgery for arthritis

is ineffective: study

A new Canadian study shows that the popular knee surgery for arthritis is actually ineffective in reducing joint pain or improving joint function.
Knee surgery for arthritis is ineffective: study
Arthroscopic surgery, currently considered an effective treatment for osteoarthritis of the knee, is performed for inserting an arthroscope and other instruments into the joint to remove cartilage fragments and smoothen the joint surfaces.
But a landmark study by the University of Western Ontario at Waterloo near here, and the Lawson Health Research Institute, about 200 km from here, shows that arthroscopic surgery has no additional benefits for patients.
“This study provides definitive evidence that arthroscopic surgery provides no additional therapeutic value when added to physical therapy and medication for patients with moderate osteoarthritis of the knee,” said study co-author Brian Feagan of the University of Western Ontario.
As part of their eight-year-long study, which ran from 1999 to 2007, researchers – orthopaedic surgeons, rheumatologists, and physiotherapists – subjected 178 men and women – with an average age of 60 – to two different treatments.
While all participants received physical therapy as well as medications, including ibuprofen or acetaminophen, only 86 of the patients also received surgery consisting of lavage and arthroscopic debridement.
At intervals after the treatment, the researchers found that both groups experienced comparable improvements in joint pain, stiffness, and function, but surgery provided no additional benefit.
The research confirms the similar results of another study in 2002 which was dismissed by the medical community.
However, study co-author Bob Litchfield was quick to add, “Although this study did not show a significant therapeutic benefit of arthroscopic debridement in this patient population, knee arthroscopy is still beneficial in many other conditions affecting the knee, such as meniscal repair and resection, and ligament reconstruction.
“As surgeons, we need to know when things are working and when they’re not. If this particular technique is not working for this subgroup of patients, we better come up with something else that does.”
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis affecting 3.3 million Canadians and 27 million Americans.
The study appears in this week’s issue of New England Journal of Medicine.

High impact veggie

What’s so fantastic about tomatoes? That they are red and plump (and when rotten can be used as missiles on besura singer). Tomatoes play a large role in our daily food being able to take various guises in soups, beverages, salads, gravies, sauces, ketchup, rasams, dals, pulaos, snacks, chutneys among others.
High impact veggie
This can include a tomato halwa that I make and also a tomato phirni that is quite a novel dessert. Incidentally, which soup sells the most in restaurants? Did I hear you say the cream of tomato? I think so too. Though the colour of some of them can be quite sickly bordering on orange. The colour of tomato soup is very important for palatability.
If only tomato juice is used the product will lack appeal. However if the pulp is pressed vigorously through the mesh used for pureeing, this pulp will contribute a pleasing red colour and wholesome flavour as well.
That versatile plant

Cultivated tomatoes vary in size from cherry and slightly longish grape tomatoes (both do well in salads) up to beefsteak tomatoes that are nearly four inches in diameter. Tomato plant has taken a lot of research and genetic handling and cultivators produce not only red fruit but also yellow, orange, pink, purple, green, or white fruit! Multicolored and striped fruit can also be quite striking.
The versatility of the tomato as a raw vegetable is evident in all the cooking that is done around the world. Round tomatoes make excellent cases for fillings (that can be recycled leftovers!) and when baked with a crusty cheese topping, make a dish fit for a special occasion.
Tomato tricks

Tomato puree is wonderful too. You can use it freshly made at home or go for the packaged one. I freeze tomato puree in ice trays and zip lock the cubes for ready use. This trick works very well when tomatoes are really nice in the season and one wishes to preserve them. One-two cubes of tomato puree in an insipid dal or aloo matar can really create wonders. I also enjoy a platter of thickly sliced firm tomatoes with a sprinkling of chaat masala.
One of my friends takes tomato slices sandwiched between slices of paneer, dips them in thick besan and then fries these pakoras. Sumptuous. I have also seen tomatoes come to my aid when there is nothing much at hand. Tomato rasam, tomato rice, tomato chutney.. all these can be counted as excellent recipes that defy their simplicity.
New dimensions
Green tomatoes are wonderful chopped up and tempered lightly. Add some jaggery and you have an instant chutney type side vegetable! Or buy a whole lot and let them ripen at home. If there is one word that crops up often in recipes it is concasse. This is roughly chopped tomato flesh done after peeling and seeding tomatoes.
Sun dried tomatoes with their strong smoky flavour and pleasant chewy texture, are now available in most large stores. Tiny bits of them can add new dimensions to omelettes and pizzas.
Health matters

Consumption of tomatoes is believed to benefit the heart among other things. They contain lycopene, one of the most powerful natural antioxidants, which, especially when tomatoes are cooked, has been found to help prevent prostrate cancer.

High impact veggie

What’s so fantastic about tomatoes? That they are red and plump (and when rotten can be used as missiles on besura singer). Tomatoes play a large role in our daily food being able to take various guises in soups, beverages, salads, gravies, sauces, ketchup, rasams, dals, pulaos, snacks, chutneys among others.
High impact veggie
This can include a tomato halwa that I make and also a tomato phirni that is quite a novel dessert. Incidentally, which soup sells the most in restaurants? Did I hear you say the cream of tomato? I think so too. Though the colour of some of them can be quite sickly bordering on orange. The colour of tomato soup is very important for palatability.
If only tomato juice is used the product will lack appeal. However if the pulp is pressed vigorously through the mesh used for pureeing, this pulp will contribute a pleasing red colour and wholesome flavour as well.
That versatile plant

Cultivated tomatoes vary in size from cherry and slightly longish grape tomatoes (both do well in salads) up to beefsteak tomatoes that are nearly four inches in diameter. Tomato plant has taken a lot of research and genetic handling and cultivators produce not only red fruit but also yellow, orange, pink, purple, green, or white fruit! Multicolored and striped fruit can also be quite striking.
The versatility of the tomato as a raw vegetable is evident in all the cooking that is done around the world. Round tomatoes make excellent cases for fillings (that can be recycled leftovers!) and when baked with a crusty cheese topping, make a dish fit for a special occasion.
Tomato tricks

Tomato puree is wonderful too. You can use it freshly made at home or go for the packaged one. I freeze tomato puree in ice trays and zip lock the cubes for ready use. This trick works very well when tomatoes are really nice in the season and one wishes to preserve them. One-two cubes of tomato puree in an insipid dal or aloo matar can really create wonders. I also enjoy a platter of thickly sliced firm tomatoes with a sprinkling of chaat masala.
One of my friends takes tomato slices sandwiched between slices of paneer, dips them in thick besan and then fries these pakoras. Sumptuous. I have also seen tomatoes come to my aid when there is nothing much at hand. Tomato rasam, tomato rice, tomato chutney.. all these can be counted as excellent recipes that defy their simplicity.
New dimensions
Green tomatoes are wonderful chopped up and tempered lightly. Add some jaggery and you have an instant chutney type side vegetable! Or buy a whole lot and let them ripen at home. If there is one word that crops up often in recipes it is concasse. This is roughly chopped tomato flesh done after peeling and seeding tomatoes.
Sun dried tomatoes with their strong smoky flavour and pleasant chewy texture, are now available in most large stores. Tiny bits of them can add new dimensions to omelettes and pizzas.
Health matters

Consumption of tomatoes is believed to benefit the heart among other things. They contain lycopene, one of the most powerful natural antioxidants, which, especially when tomatoes are cooked, has been found to help prevent prostrate cancer.

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