September 5th 2023
Your daily dose of clinical news you may have missed.
August 30th 2023
Three key drivers of the perennial increase in OA prevalence are population growth, aging, and obesity, said authors of the analysis for the Global Burden of Disease study.
January 23rd 2023
Investigators report a 30% reduced risk of total joint replacement in persons with type 2 diabetes treated with metformin vs those who did not receive the drug.
September 12th 2022
Findings from the University of Michigan National Poll on Healthy Aging highlight the need for clinicians to raise the topic of joint pain with their older patients.
April 1st 2021
A new study on conversion of acute to chronic low back pain identifies clinician behavior as well as patient characteristics that increase that risk.
Physiatry to Primary Care: Think Outside the Box—Call Us
How can a nearby physiatrist help your patient with hypertension? If comorbid arthritis has the person couchbound, a consult and some PT could go a long way.
Arthritis in Older Adults: Patient Thoughts on Symptoms, Management, & Clinician Counseling
New findings from a national survey shed light on patient attitudes and experiences with arthritis and joint pain.
Pain Management in Acute Gout: NSAIDs or COX-2 Inhibitors?
A recent meta-analysis assessed comparative clinical efficacy of NSAIDs and COX-2 inhibitors. Try these 7 questions on the findings - does your clinical experience match?
Pain Management for Osteoarthritis: Guideline Toplines
Get a topline review of OA pain management recommendations from the Osteoarthritis Research Society International and the American College of Rheumatology/Arthritis Foundation.
Alternative Therapies for Pain: What’s the Latest Evidence?
Acupuncture, massage, meditation—what does the latest research say about these and other popular alternative therapies for pain management?
Pain Management for Osteoarthritis: A 6-question Quiz
Opioids or opiate-like analgesics? Weight loss, exercise, or orthotics? Sleep interventions or cognitive therapy? What works for OA pain and what's the evidence?
Fish Oil in Osteoarthritis: Low-Dose Beats High
A new study finds that low doses of fish oil improved pain and function in knee osteoarthritis more effectively than high doses. No clinical or structural advantage to an anti-inflammatory dose was found.
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