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

Practice guidelines for pharmacists: The management of osteoarthritis

4Jun
2017

DASH diet and risk of gout

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

Infection in systemic lupus erythematosus

15May
2017

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

12May
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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