Musculoskeletal Disorders

 
Long COVID Review Lead Author Highlights Knowns, Unknowns
April 09, 2021

Long COVID is now a term recognized worldwide. We talked with Ani Nalbandian, MD, lead author of the most comprehensive review-to-date, about what she and her colleagues have learned.

Whose Acute Low Back Pain will Become Chronic?
April 01, 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.

Guideline-directed Osteoporosis Treatment Found in Decline
March 19, 2021

ENDO 2021: Fewer than 1-in-10 older adults with a hip fracture had been prescribed bone-directed treatment in the 6 months prior to the incident, according to research on trends in treatment.

Anosmia, Other Neurologic Symptoms Seen in Half of COVID-19 Patients at ED Presentation
March 16, 2021

Study: Anosmia, myalgias, and headache were the most common extrapulmonary symptoms seen in COVID-19 patients at first presentation, say investigators.

Primary Viewpoints Episode 7: Antidepressants for Back Pain, Osteoarthritis Pain
February 25, 2021

Listen to our newest podcast episode where the lead author of a recent meta-analysis shares his findings on the safety and efficacy of antidepressant medications to treat back and osteoarthritis pain.

Pain Management in Acute Gout: NSAIDs or COX-2 Inhibitors?
February 25, 2021

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?

Two Cannabis Researchers Discuss their Studies on Pain and the Realm of Cannabinoid Investigation
February 19, 2021

Cannabis researchers Drs Carrie Cuttler and Rebecca Craft discuss their findings, their labs at WSU, their new research, and what makes this kind of research a challenge.

COVID-19 & Pain: Acute and Postinfection Manifestations
February 17, 2021

Pain is a common complication of COVID-19 infection, during the illness and afterwards. Click through this summary of new data on acute pain and risk for persistent pain from COVID-19.

Analysis of Cannabis for Pain: Is Tolerance an Issue?
February 15, 2021

Authors of 2 large cannabis-user database analyses discuss the possible reasons for observed dose increase over time by individuals using inhaled cannabis for pain relief.

Cannabis, Pain Relief, and the Sexes: Differential Benefit Explored
February 12, 2021

In animal models, pain relief from cannabis has been found to be greater in females; new research on pain relief from inhaled cannabis in regular users found something different.