Rheumatology

Which specific modes of exercise training are most effective for treating low back pain? Network meta-analysis – British Journal of Sports Medicine (free)

 

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Open-label randomised pragmatic trial (CONTACT) comparing naproxen and low-dose colchicine for the treatment of gout flares in primary care – Annals of Rheumatic Diseases (free)

 

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Rheumatology – One Year in Review 2019

29 Oct, 2019 | 02:20h | UTC

One Year in Review 2019 – Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology (free PDF articles)

– Systemic sclerosis

– Sjögren’s syndrome

– Systemic lupus erythematosus

– Pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis

– Vasculitis

– Novelties in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis

– Fibromyalgia

 


Podcast: Osteoarthritis Master Class

15 Oct, 2019 | 10:22h | UTC

Podcast: Lupus in Primary Care

10 Sep, 2019 | 01:47h | UTC

Effect of High-Dose Vitamin D Supplementation on Volumetric Bone Density and Bone Strength: A Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA (free for a limited period)

Commentary: High-Dose Vitamin D Might Reduce Bone Mineral Density – NEJM Journal Watch (free)

 

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2019 update of EULAR recommendations for vaccination in adult patients with autoimmune inflammatory rheumatic diseases – Annals of Rheumatic Diseases (free)

 

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Clinical Use of Bone Turnover Markers

14 Jul, 2019 | 19:15h | UTC

Clinical Use of Bone Turnover Markers – JAMA (free for a limited period)

 


Tramadol for osteoarthritis – Cochrane Library (free)

Summary: Tramadol for osteoarthritis – Cochrane Library (free)

“tramadol alone or in combination with acetaminophen probably has no important benefit on mean pain or function in people with osteoarthritis, although slightly more people in the tramadol group report an important improvement”

 


Review: New Concepts of Pain

19 May, 2019 | 20:37h | UTC

Exercise as a Prescription for Patients with Various Diseases – Journal of Sport and Health Science (free)

This review summarizes the latest exercise prescription treatments for 26 different diseases.

 


Use of vitamin D drops leading to kidney failure in a 54-year-old man – Canadian Medical Association Journal (free)

“Vitamin D toxicity is rare, but clinicians must be aware of the risks of vitamin D use to limit complications related to hypercalcemia”.

 


Paracetamol versus placebo for knee and hip osteoarthritis – Cochrane Library (free)

Summary: Paracetamol for treating people with hip or knee osteoarthritis – Cochrane Library (free)

Related: Paracetamol: widely used and largely ineffective (free)

 

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Subacromial decompression surgery for rotator cuff disease – Cochrane Library (free)

Summary: Surgery for rotator cuff disease (free)

Related Studies: Subacromial Decompression vs Diagnostic Arthroscopy for Shoulder Impingement (free study and commentaries) AND Arthroscopic subacromial decompression for subacromial shoulder pain (free study and commentaries)

“The data in this review do not support the use of subacromial decompression in the treatment of rotator cuff disease manifest as painful shoulder impingement.”

 


Proton pump inhibitors and risk of hip fracture: a meta-analysis of observational studies – Osteoporosis International (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: PPIs up risk for hip fracture in large meta-analysis – Univadis (free registration required)

 

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Review: Scleroderma Renal Crisis

4 Jan, 2019 | 19:33h | UTC

Review: Novel Treatments in Lupus

4 Dec, 2018 | 23:38h | UTC

The clinical and cost-effectiveness of corticosteroid injection versus night splints for carpal tunnel syndrome (INSTINCTS trial): an open-label, parallel group, randomised controlled trial – The Lancet (free)

Invited Commentary: Steroid injection or wrist splint for first-time carpal tunnel syndrome? (free)

“A single corticosteroid injection shows superior clinical effectiveness at 6 weeks compared with night-resting splints, making it the treatment of choice for rapid symptom response in mild or moderate carpal tunnel syndrome presenting in primary care.”

 


Effect of Early Surgery vs Physical Therapy on Knee Function Among Patients With Nonobstructive Meniscal Tears: The ESCAPE Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA (free for a limited period)

Commentary: PT an Alternative to Surgery for Some Meniscal Tears – Physician’s First Watch (free)

Related: Adverse Outcomes After Arthroscopic Partial Meniscectomy (free study, commentary and guideline on the subject)

“Our Dutch multi center RCT demonstrates noninferiority of physical therapy compared with early surgery with arthroscopic partial meniscectomy for improving self-reported knee function in patients with nonobstructive meniscal tears.” (via @RudolfPoolman see Tweet)

 


Review: Pulmonary Vasculitis

5 Oct, 2018 | 01:41h | UTC

Podcast: Gout Management

14 Sep, 2018 | 01:41h | UTC

Guideline for the management of hip and knee osteoarthritis – Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (free PDF)

News Release: Updated osteoarthritis guideline designed to reduce unnecessary imaging and surgery (free)

Commentary: Australia hopes to reduce unnecessary imaging, surgery with updated osteoarthritis guidelines – Health Imaging (free)

““The Guideline for the management of knee and hip osteoarthritis,” offer up exercise and weight loss as a first line defense, and warn against costly treatments using glucosamine, opioids and arthroscopic surgery, said David Hunter, co-chair of the RACGP group responsible for the update.” (from Health Imaging)