Effectiveness of conservative interventions in adults with shoulder impingement

23Jun
2017

Yoga, Physical Therapy, or Education for Chronic Low Back Pain

21Jun
2017

Antiplatelet Therapy in Patients With Coronary Stents Undergoing Elective Noncardiac Surgery

20Jun
2017

Guideline for the Perioperative Management of Antirheumatic Medication in Patients With Rheumatic Diseases Undergoing Elective Total Hip or Total Knee Arthroplasty

19Jun
2017

EULAR/EFORT recommendations for the management of fragility fractures

19Jun
2017

Should you wait before having surgery for an ACL tear?

11Jun
2017

Prevention and Treatment of Glucocorticoid-Induced Osteoporosis

9Jun
2017

Practice Guidelines for Preoperative Fasting

9Jun
2017

Practice guidelines for pharmacists: The management of osteoarthritis

4Jun
2017

Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: Screening – U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

31May
2017

Intra-articular triamcinolone not effective for knee osteoarthritis

17May
2017

Hip fracture guideline

15May
2017

Arthroscopic surgery for degenerative knee arthritis and meniscal tears: a clinical practice guideline

12May
2017

New Osteoporosis Guidelines from ACP

9May
2017

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guideline for the Prevention of Surgical Site Infection, 2017

5May
2017

UK guideline for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis

1May
2017

After Knee or Hip Replacement, No Place Like Home

27Apr
2017

After Knee or Hip Replacement, No Place Like Home – The New York Times (10 articles per month are free)

See also: Time to Rethink Inpatient Rehab After Knee Replacement? – The Rheumatologist (free)

Original article abstract ($ for full-text): Effect of Inpatient Rehabilitation vs a Monitored Home-Based Program on Mobility in Patients With Total Knee Arthroplasty: The HIHO Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA (free)

The NYT commentary talks about the futility of some interventions currently used to postpone surgery and about the benefits of outpatient rehabilitation.

 

Mortality Trends After Surgical Safety Checklist

20Apr
2017

Preventing Sports Injury and Illness: Key Resources for Family Physicians

19Apr
2017

Preventing Sports Injury and Illness: Key Resources for Family Physicians – American Family Physician (free)

Selection of resources for primary care providers to improve their ability to prevent and treat injuries from sports and physical activity.

 

Management of Osteoarthritis of the Hip

12Apr
2017

American College of Radiology (ACR) Appropriateness Criteria Adds Topics

4Apr
2017

ACR Appropriateness Criteria Adds Topics, Covers More Clinical Variants Than Ever Before (free)

Browse Appropriateness Criteria Topics (free)

Source: Newswise

This comprehensive guide from American College of Radiology (ACR) covers 230 topics with more than 1,100 clinical indications and has just been updated. It is a very useful resource for doctors in all specialties to guide which exam is most appropriate in each clinical situation.

 

Impact of total knee replacement practice: cost effectiveness analysis

31Mar
2017

Impact of total knee replacement practice: cost effectiveness analysis of data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative – The BMJ (free)

See also: Knee Replacement Should Be Reserved for More Severe Osteoarthritis, Study Suggests – Physician’s First Watch (free)

Total knee replacement for patients with osteoarthritis had minimal effects on quality of life in this study. Severely affected patients seem to benefit the most from the procedure.

 

Surgeries are being performed with the patient awake

27Mar
2017

Going Under the Knife, With Eyes and Ears Wide Open – New York Times (free access to 10 articles per month)

“More and more surgeries are being performed with the patient awake and looking on, for financial and medical reasons”.

 

Pregabalin for Acute and Chronic Sciatica

23Mar
2017

Trial of Pregabalin for Acute and Chronic Sciatica – New England Journal of Medicine (link to abstract – $ required for full-text)

Pregabalin did not reduce pain and was associated with higher incidence of adverse events.

 

Prosthetic joint infection management

23Mar
2017
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