AAOS Now, October 2011
Board approves VTED prevention guidelines
Guidelines address identification of at-risk patients and prophylaxis against VTED At their meeting on Sept. 24, 2011, the AAOS Board of Directors approved a new clinical practice guideline (CPG) on the prevention of venous thromboembolic disease (VTED) in patients undergoing elective hip or knee arthroplasty (THA/TKA).
HHS tightens conflict-of-interest rules for researchers
New rules cut reporting threshold in half, increase transparency New rules covering conflicts of interest (COI) for researchers receiving federal funding lower the dollar threshold for disclosure of significant financial interests from the current $10,000 to $5,000. The rules, which replace regulations originally issued in 1995, also expand the accessibility of disclosure information to the public. (See Table 1.) The updated rules were issued by the U.S.