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Epidural corticosteroid injections for sciatica: An abridged Cochrane systematic review and meta-analysis

20 Jan, 2021 | 01:16h | UTC

Epidural Corticosteroid Injections for Sciatica: An Abridged Cochrane Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis – Spine

Source: EvidenceAlerts

 


Systematic review: Intra-articular ketamine for postoperative analgesia

20 Jan, 2021 | 01:13h | UTC

A Systematic Review of Intra-Articular Ketamine for Postoperative Analgesia – American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Postdischarge virtual visits for low-risk surgeries: A randomized noninferiority clinical trial

17 Jan, 2021 | 21:57h | UTC

Postdischarge Virtual Visits for Low-risk Surgeries: A Randomized Noninferiority Clinical Trial – JAMA Surgery (free for a limited period)

Commentary: Surgical Centers Warm Up to Video Chats, Texts for Patient Follow-Up – MedPage Today (free registration required)

 


Randomized trial: Similar outcomes with surgical plating vs. closed reduction for fractures in the distal radius in older patients

17 Jan, 2021 | 21:55h | UTC

Surgical Plating vs Closed Reduction for Fractures in the Distal Radius in Older Patients: A Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA Surgery (free for a limited period)

Commentaries: A Prospective Randomized Study With No Clinically Important Differences in Closed vs Open Treatment for Distal Radius Fracture in Elderly Individuals – JAMA Surgery (free for a limited period) AND Surgery or Cast? No Difference for Treating Wrist Fracture in Elderly – JAMA Surgery

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Randomized trial: Stable supportive shoes improve knee osteoarthritis symptoms when compared to flat flexible shoes

13 Jan, 2021 | 02:08h | UTC

The Effect of Flat Flexible Versus Stable Supportive Shoes on Knee Osteoarthritis Symptoms: A Randomized Trial – Annals of Internal Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Summary for Patients: The Effect of Flat Flexible Versus Stable Supportive Shoes on Knee Osteoarthritis Symptoms

Commentary: Stable, Supportive Shoes Better for Knee Osteoarthritis Pain – NEJM Journal Watch

 


Observational study: Surgical decompression within 24 h of acute spinal cord injury is associated with improved sensorimotor recovery

13 Jan, 2021 | 01:49h | UTC

The influence of timing of surgical decompression for acute spinal cord injury: a pooled analysis of individual patient data – The Lancet Neurology (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Axial spondyloarthritis: New advances in diagnosis and management

10 Jan, 2021 | 20:22h | UTC

State of the Art Review: Axial spondyloarthritis: new advances in diagnosis and management – The BMJ

 


Randomized trial: In surgical patients at moderate or high risk of venous thromboembolism, pharmaco-thromboprophylaxis alone is as good as the combination of pharmaco-thromboprophylaxis and graduated compression stockings

16 Dec, 2020 | 10:00h | UTC

Compression stockings in addition to low-molecular-weight heparin to prevent venous thromboembolism in surgical inpatients requiring pharmacoprophylaxis: the GAPS non-inferiority RC – Health Technology Assessment

 


NICE Guideline: Osteoarthritis care and management

13 Dec, 2020 | 23:19h | UTC

Osteoarthritis: care and management – National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

 


Systematic review: Tourniquet use for knee replacement surgery is probably associated with an increased risk of serious adverse events

13 Dec, 2020 | 23:17h | UTC

Tourniquet use for knee replacement surgery – Cochrane Library

Commentary: Featured Review: Tourniquet in knee replacement surgery

 


Meta-analysis: Epidural corticosteroid injections for sciatica are effective, although the effects are small and short-term

4 Dec, 2020 | 08:26h | UTC

Epidural Corticosteroid Injections for Sciatica: An Abridged Cochrane Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis – Spine

 


Guideline for the perioperative management of hip fractures 2020

3 Dec, 2020 | 08:30h | UTC

Guideline for the management of hip fractures 2020 – Anaesthesia

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Review: Perioperative venous thromboembolism prophylaxis

3 Dec, 2020 | 08:28h | UTC

Perioperative Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis – Mayo Clinic Proceedings

 


Systematic review: Peripheral nerve blocks for hip fractures reduce pain on movement, risk of acute confusional state, risk of chest infection, and time to first mobilization

27 Nov, 2020 | 08:37h | UTC

Peripheral nerve blocks for hip fractures in adults – Cochrane Library

Summary: Do local anaesthetic nerve blocks provide effective pain relief for adults with a hip fracture? – Cochrane Library

 


Safe surgery: A cluster randomized trial showed that the implementation of control charts with feedback on indicators to surgical teams was associated with concomitant reductions in major adverse events in patients

9 Nov, 2020 | 01:23h | UTC

Effect of monitoring surgical outcomes using control charts to reduce major adverse events in patients: cluster randomised trial – The BMJ

 


[Not published yet – presented at #ACR20] Randomized trial: Methotrexate improves function in people with knee osteoarthritis after 3 months

9 Nov, 2020 | 01:19h | UTC

Methotrexate improves function in people with knee OA after 3 months – American College of Rheumatology

 


Review: Electrodiagnostic studies can help establish if a patient is likely to have a muscle disease, a disorder of neuromuscular junction transmission, axon loss, or demyelinating disease

5 Nov, 2020 | 08:56h | UTC

Using and interpreting electrodiagnostic tests – Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine

 


Review: Management of common postoperative complications

4 Nov, 2020 | 09:26h | UTC

Management of Common Postoperative Complications – Mayo Clinic Proceedings

 


Non-surgical management of knee osteoarthritis: Comparison of ESCEO and OARSI 2019 guidelines

30 Oct, 2020 | 01:02h | UTC

Non-surgical management of knee osteoarthritis: comparison of ESCEO and OARSI 2019 guidelines – Nature Reviews Rheumatology

Commentary: Knee OA guidance for clinicians simplified and streamlined – University of Oxford

 


Randomized trial: Targeting rehabilitation to improve outcomes after total knee arthroplasty in patients at risk of poor outcomes

18 Oct, 2020 | 23:04h | UTC

Targeting rehabilitation to improve outcomes after total knee arthroplasty in patients at risk of poor outcomes: randomised controlled trial – The BMJ

Commentary: Self-Directed Physical Therapy Effective After Total Knee Arthroplasty – NEJM Journal Watch

 

Commentaries on Twitter

 


[Abstract Only] Randomized trial: Physical therapy referral from primary care for acute back pain with sciatica

7 Oct, 2020 | 08:56h | UTC

Physical Therapy Referral From Primary Care for Acute Back Pain With Sciatica: A Randomized Controlled Trial – Annals of Internal Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: For back pain, early MRI didn’t help, early physical therapy did, studies find – ACP Internist AND Early PT for Acute Back Pain and Sciatica Improves Disability – NEJM Journal Watch

 


Guideline: Physical therapist management of total knee arthroplasty

6 Oct, 2020 | 00:05h | UTC

Physical Therapist Management of Total Knee Arthroplasty – Physical Therapy

 


[Abstract Only] Randomized trial: Management of adults with primary frozen shoulder in secondary care

4 Oct, 2020 | 23:21h | UTC

Management of adults with primary frozen shoulder in secondary care (UK FROST): a multicentre, pragmatic, three-arm, superiority randomised clinical trial – The Lancet (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

 


Systematic review: It is unlikely that magnesium improves skeletal muscle cramps in older adults

4 Oct, 2020 | 22:48h | UTC

Magnesium for skeletal muscle cramps – Cochrane Library

 


NICE Guideline: Low back pain and sciatica in over 16s

23 Sep, 2020 | 14:41h | UTC

Low back pain and sciatica in over 16s: assessment and management – National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

 


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