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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

 


[Preprint] Randomized trial: Arthritis drugs improve survival in critically ill patients with Covid-19

10 Jan, 2021 | 20:56h | UTC

Interleukin-6 Receptor Antagonists in Critically Ill Patients with Covid-19 – Preliminary report – medRxiv

Commentaries: Covid-19: Arthritis drugs improve survival in intensive care patients, shows study – The BMJ AND Arthritis drugs could help save lives of Covid patients, research finds – The Guardian AND Expert comment – Two potentially life-saving drugs for critically ill COVID-19 patients – London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

 

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

 


NICE Guideline: Osteoarthritis care and management

13 Dec, 2020 | 23:19h | UTC

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

 


Supplement: Lupus in the 21st Century

13 Dec, 2020 | 23:13h | UTC

Homepage: Lupus in the 21st Century

Editorial: Lupus in the 21st century

 


Observational study: Even low dose oral glucocorticoids linked to increased cardiovascular risk in people with immune-mediated inflammatory diseases

8 Dec, 2020 | 07:35h | UTC

Dose-dependent oral glucocorticoid cardiovascular risks in people with immune-mediated inflammatory diseases: A population-based cohort study – PLOS Medicine

Commentary: Patients receiving low dose steroid at increased risk of cardiovascular disease – Public Library of Science

 


Randomized trial: In treatment naive early rheumatoid arthritis, a treatment based on methotrexate and low dose corticosteroids was safe and effective and non-inferior to certolizumab and tocilizumab, but not to abatacept

3 Dec, 2020 | 08:35h | UTC

Active conventional treatment and three different biological treatments in early rheumatoid arthritis: phase IV investigator initiated, randomised, observer blinded clinical trial – The BMJ

 


Opinion: “Proposed British guidelines reject useless chronic fatigue syndrome treatments”

19 Nov, 2020 | 09:22h | UTC

Proposed British guidelines reject useless chronic fatigue syndrome treatments – STAT

NICE Draft Guideline: Myalgic encephalomyelitis (or 6 encephalopathy)/chronic fatigue syndrome: diagnosis and management

 


Treatment of community-acquired pneumonia in immunocompromised adults: A consensus statement regarding initial strategies

17 Nov, 2020 | 09:40h | UTC

Treatment of Community-Acquired Pneumonia in Immunocompromised Adults: A Consensus Statement Regarding Initial Strategies – CHEST

Editorial: Management of Community-Acquired Pneumonia in Immunocompromised Adults – CHEST

 


[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

 


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

 


Meta-analysis: Most therapies for fibromyalgia are not supported by high-quality evidence

28 Oct, 2020 | 08:52h | UTC

Association of Therapies With Reduced Pain and Improved Quality of Life in Patients With Fibromyalgia: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis – JAMA Internal Medicine (free for a limited period)

Commentary: Evidence Lacking for Most Fibromyalgia Treatments, Meta-Analysis Finds – NEJM Journal Watch

 


Systematic review: Antithrombotic drugs for people with antiphospholipid syndrome

28 Oct, 2020 | 08:50h | UTC

Antiplatelet and anticoagulant agents for secondary prevention of stroke and other thromboembolic events in people with antiphospholipid syndrome – Cochrane Library

Summary: Anticoagulant drugs or antiplatelet drugs, or both, for reducing the risk of blood clots and stroke in people with antiphospholipid syndrome – Cochrane Library

 


Guidelines for evaluation and management of pulmonary disease in Sjögren’s

23 Oct, 2020 | 08:57h | UTC

Consensus Guidelines for Evaluation and Management of Pulmonary Disease in Sjögren’s – CHEST

 


[Abstract Only] Randomized trial: Upadacitinib vs. Abatacept in rheumatoid arthritis

16 Oct, 2020 | 09:28h | UTC

Trial of Upadacitinib or Abatacept in Rheumatoid Arthritis – New England Journal of Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: Rheumatoid Arthritis: When DMARDs Fail, Can JAK Inhibitors Step In? – Physician’s Weekly

 


[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

 


Cohort study: Risk for serious infection with low-dose glucocorticoids in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

7 Oct, 2020 | 08:53h | UTC

Risk for Serious Infection With Low-Dose Glucocorticoids in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Cohort Study – Annals of Internal Medicine

Commentaries: Glucocorticoids associated with increased risk for infection, even at low doses – American College of Physicians AND Even low-dose glucocorticoids raise serious infection risk in RA patients – medwire News

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Guideline: Physical therapist management of total knee arthroplasty

6 Oct, 2020 | 00:05h | UTC

Physical Therapist Management of Total Knee Arthroplasty – Physical Therapy

 


Case series of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in adults associated with SARS-CoV-2 infection

4 Oct, 2020 | 23:36h | UTC

Case Series of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Adults Associated with SARS-CoV-2 Infection — United Kingdom and United States, March–August 2020 – CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

Commentary: Mysterious inflammatory syndrome tied to COVID-19 strikes adults as well as kids – Live Science

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


[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

 


[Abstract Only] Two-year, randomized, controlled trial of belimumab in lupus nephritis

17 Sep, 2020 | 09:20h | UTC

Two-Year, Randomized, Controlled Trial of Belimumab in Lupus Nephritis – New England Journal of Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

 


Multisystem effects of COVID-19: A concise review for practitioners

16 Sep, 2020 | 09:14h | UTC

Multisystem effects of COVID-19: A concise review for practitioners – Postgraduate Medicine

 


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