When Sports Injuries Lead to Arthritis in Joints

21Aug
2017

Benefits and safety of gabapentinoids in chronic low back pain

16Aug
2017

Occupation and Risk of Developing Rheumatoid Arthritis

16Aug
2017

Ibuprofen versus placebo effect on acute kidney injury in ultramarathons

15Aug
2017

Advances in the diagnosis and management of neck pain

15Aug
2017

Review: My Treatment Approach to Gout

11Aug
2017

Gout: An old disease in new perspective

11Aug
2017

Epidemiology, pathophysiology, and management of uric acid urolithiasis

11Aug
2017

Nephrolithiasis more common in patients with gout

10Aug
2017

Incidence of and risk factors for nephrolithiasis in patients with gout and the general population, a cohort study – Arthritis Research & Therapy (free)

Commentaries: Gout Patients Run Higher Risk of Kidney Stones – MedPage Today (free registration required) AND Gout associated with elevated risk for kidney stones – MedWire News (free)

“60% increased risk of first-time nephrolithiasis versus general population, with little protection from allopurinol” (from MedPage Today)

 

Functional Gain and Pain Relief After Total Joint Replacement According to Obesity Status

10Aug
2017

Hip Pain and Mobility Deficits-Hip Osteoarthritis

9Aug
2017

Guideline: Induction therapy of ANCA-associated vasculitis

9Aug
2017

An update on the use of biologic therapies in the management of uveitis in Behçet’s disease

5Aug
2017

A comprehensive guide to the new science of treating lower back pain

4Aug
2017

A comprehensive guide to the new science of treating lower back pain – VOX (free)

“Mainstream medicine has failed people with chronic back pain”

 

Trial of Tocilizumab in Giant-Cell Arteritis

3Aug
2017

Are high heels bad for your health?

3Aug
2017

Atypical fracture with long-term bisphosphonate therapy is associated with altered cortical composition and reduced fracture resistance

3Aug
2017

Effectiveness of oral glucosamine for knee and hip osteoarthritis

3Aug
2017

Neck Pain: Updated Clinical Practice Guideline

3Aug
2017

First-time patellar dislocation guidelines

3Aug
2017

Low back, Cervical and Thoracic Spine Disorders Guidelines

1Aug
2017

New National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC) Summaries in Low back, Cervical and Thoracic Spine Disorders with focus on occupational health.

Low Back Disorders – American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (free summary from NGC – $ see original guideline in ACOEM website)

Cervical and thoracic spine disorders – American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (free summary from NGC – $ see original guideline in ACOEM website)

 

One year in review 2017: systemic vasculitis

1Aug
2017

Update on the Medical Management of Gastrointestinal Behçet’s Disease

1Aug
2017

Online education, pain coaching and advice by video conference can reduce knee pain

28Jul
2017

Effectiveness of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for the treatment of pain in knee and hip osteoarthritis

28Jul
2017

Effectiveness of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for the treatment of pain in knee and hip osteoarthritis: a network meta-analysis – The Lancet (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Diclofenac 150 mg/day is the most effective NSAID available at present (are the cardiac and renal risks worth it?) and Paracetamol does not seem to work for this condition.

 

Low back pain and sciatica in over 16s – NICE Quality Standard

28Jul
2017

One year in review 2017: fibromyalgia

27Jul
2017

Effect of Sport Specialization on Lower Extremity Injury Rates in High School Athletes

27Jul
2017

Is cyclobenzaprine useful for pain?

25Jul
2017

Is cyclobenzaprine useful for pain? – Therapeutics Initiative (free)

“…cyclobenzaprine is a long-acting sedative, not a muscle relaxant, and questioning whether any potential benefits are worth the side effects”. (from TI Newsletter). “If prescribed, a dose of 5 mg at bedtime should be tried first.  Evidence suggests titration based on response and tolerability to a maximum dose of 15 mg/day, for no longer than one week”.

 

New frontiers in the treatment of systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis

22Jul
2017

Treatment of connective tissue disease-associated interstitial lung disease

21Jul
2017

Prediction of Response to Targeted Treatment in Rheumatoid Arthritis

21Jul
2017

Treating axial spondyloarthritis and peripheral spondyloarthritis, especially psoriatic arthritis, to target

21Jul
2017

Optimal diagnosis and disease activity monitoring of intestinal Behçet’s disease

18Jul
2017

Treatment and outcomes: medical and surgical treatment for intestinal Behçet’s disease

18Jul
2017

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Diagnosis and Management in Young People

16Jul
2017

Clinical characteristics and outcomes of diffuse alveolar hemorrhage in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus

12Jul
2017

Clinical characteristics and outcomes of diffuse alveolar hemorrhage in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus – Seminars in Arthritis & Rheumatism (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: Prompt Evaluation of Lung Bleeds Needed in Lupus – MedPage Today (free registration required)

“Low hemoglobin, low C4 and hypoxia are features of poor outcome” (from MedPage Today)

 

Alendronate may reduce hip fracture risk in older patients using prednisolone

12Jul
2017

Type 2 diabetes and osteoporosis: a guide to optimal management

11Jul
2017

Concordance of autoimmune disease in a systemic lupus erythematosus twin cohort

11Jul
2017

Current status of lupus nephritis

7Jul
2017

Basic radiological assessment of synovial diseases

7Jul
2017

Pre-rheumatoid arthritis and its prevention

7Jul
2017

Management of the temporomandibular joint in inflammatory arthritis

7Jul
2017

Vitamin D levels and deficiency with different occupations

7Jul
2017

Arthroscopic surgery for degenerative knee arthritis and meniscal tears

5Jul
2017

What I Wish I’d Known About My Knees – The New York Times (10 articles per month are free)

Related guideline: Arthroscopic surgery for degenerative knee arthritis and meniscal tears: a clinical practice guideline – The BMJ (free)

“There’s little evidence to support many of the procedures people undergo in the hopes of avoiding a knee replacement”. (RT @NYTHealth see Tweet)

 

Diagnosis and management of myocardial involvement in systemic immune-mediated diseases

2Jul
2017

Prevalence of Axial Spondyloarthritis Among Patients With Fibromyalgia

25Jun
2017

Prevalence of Axial Spondyloarthritis Among Patients With Fibromyalgia: A Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study With Application of the Assessment of SpondyloArthritis International Society Classification Criteria – Arthritis Care & Research (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: Does Fibromyalgia Mask Spondyloarthritis? – MedPage Today (free registration required)

Small study (99 patients) showed some patients diagnosed with fibromyalgia have imaging changes suggestive of axial Spondyloarthritis, suggesting that Fibromyalgia may mask an underlying Spondyloarthropathy.

 

Diagnosis, Evaluation, Prevention, and Treatment of Chronic Kidney Disease–Mineral and Bone Disorder

25Jun
2017

Effectiveness of conservative interventions in adults with shoulder impingement

23Jun
2017

Guided graded exercise self-help as a treatment of fatigue in chronic fatigue syndrome

23Jun
2017

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

21Jun
2017

Your vitamin D tests and supplements are probably a waste of money

21Jun
2017

Your vitamin D tests and supplements are probably a waste of money – VOX (free)

Related: Why Are So Many People Popping Vitamin D? – The New York Times (10 articles per month are free)

“Screening for vitamin D has exploded — with no good evidence that it helps people.”

 

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

Family planning, assisted reproduction, pregnancy and menopause in patients with SLE and/or antiphospholipid syndrome

19Jun
2017

Hundreds died while taking an arthritis drug, but nobody alerted patients

19Jun
2017

Consensus-based recommendations for the management of juvenile dermatomyositis

16Jun
2017

Prevention and Treatment of Glucocorticoid-Induced Osteoporosis

9Jun
2017

Serum uric acid levels and multiple health outcomes

8Jun
2017

Serum uric acid levels and multiple health outcomes: umbrella review of evidence from observational studies, randomised controlled trials, and Mendelian randomisation studies – The BMJ (free)

Observational studies suggest that high serum uric acid levels are associated with multiple health outcomes, including cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. This review findings suggest there is a clear association only for gout and nephrolithiasis.

 

Spondyloarthritis in over 16s: diagnosis and management

5Jun
2017

Hepatotoxic risk of alcohol consumption in patients with rheumatoid arthritis taking methotrexate

4Jun
2017

DASH diet and risk of gout

4Jun
2017

Practice guidelines for pharmacists: The management of osteoarthritis

4Jun
2017

The British Society for Rheumatology Guideline for the Management of Gout

31May
2017

Triple Therapy Versus Biologic Therapy for Active Rheumatoid Arthritis

31May
2017

Intra-articular triamcinolone not effective for knee osteoarthritis

17May
2017

Switching to biosimilar

16May
2017

Hip fracture guideline

15May
2017

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

12May
2017

Infection in systemic lupus erythematosus

15May
2017

New Osteoporosis Guidelines from ACP

9May
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.

 

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

EULAR revised recommendations for the management of fibromyalgia

12Apr
2017

Why Are So Many People Popping Vitamin D?

11Apr
2017

Why Are So Many People Popping Vitamin D? – The New York Times (10 articles per month are free)

“Labs performing these tests are reporting perfectly normal levels of vitamin D — 20 to 30 nanograms per milliliter of blood — as “insufficient.” As a consequence, millions of healthy people think they have a deficiency”

Note: Some organizations still think appropriate levels would be above 30 nanograms per milliliter of blood, more details in the text.

 

The wound/burn guidelines – Japanese Dermatological Association

5Apr
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.

 

New recommendations for the management of rheumatoid arthritis

29Mar
2017

Prosthetic joint infection management

23Mar
2017
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