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[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

 


[Abstract Only] Preliminary trial on the effectiveness of Curcuma longa extract for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis

15 Sep, 2020 | 08:38h | UTC

Effectiveness of Curcuma longa Extract for the Treatment of Symptoms and Effusion–Synovitis of Knee Osteoarthritis: A Randomized Trial – Annals of Internal Medicine

Commentaries: Turmeric May Help Relieve Pain from Knee Osteoarthritis – NEJM Journal Watch

 


Observational study: Risk of hydroxychloroquine alone and in combination with azithromycin in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis

26 Aug, 2020 | 03:57h | UTC

Risk of hydroxychloroquine alone and in combination with azithromycin in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis: a multinational, retrospective study – The Lancet Rheumatology

Commentary: Hydroxychloroquine plus azithromycin increases heart risk, finds global study – Columbia University Irving Medical Center

 


Case report: SARS-CoV-2 in cardiac tissue of a child with COVID-19-related multisystem inflammatory syndrome

24 Aug, 2020 | 00:38h | UTC

SARS-CoV-2 in cardiac tissue of a child with COVID-19-related multisystem inflammatory syndrome – The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Meta-analysis: Intra-articular saline injection as effective as corticosteroids, platelet-rich plasma and hyaluronic acid for hip osteoarthritis pain

24 Aug, 2020 | 00:27h | UTC

Intra-articular saline injection as effective as corticosteroids, platelet-rich plasma and hyaluronic acid for hip osteoarthritis pain: a systematic review and network meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials – British Journal of Sports Medicine

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Review: Lung complications of Sjogren syndrome

24 Aug, 2020 | 00:24h | UTC

Lung complications of Sjogren syndrome – European Respiratory Review

 


Clinical update: Polymyalgia rheumatica and giant cell arteritis

21 Aug, 2020 | 02:20h | UTC

Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis – JAMA

 


[Abstract Only] Observational study: Atypical femur fracture risk vs. fragility fracture prevention with bisphosphonates

20 Aug, 2020 | 09:12h | UTC

Atypical Femur Fracture Risk versus Fragility Fracture Prevention with Bisphosphonates – New England Journal of Medicine

 


Recognizing axial spondyloarthritis: A guide for primary care

19 Aug, 2020 | 09:22h | UTC

Recognizing Axial Spondyloarthritis: A Guide for Primary Care – Mayo Clinic Proceedings

 


Meta-analysis of randomized trials: Effectiveness of exercise on fatigue and sleep quality in fibromyalgia

19 Aug, 2020 | 09:20h | UTC

Effectiveness of exercise on fatigue and sleep quality in fibromyalgia: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised trials – Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

 


[Abstract Only] Prevalence, incidence and years lived with disability due to gout and its attributable risk factors for 195 countries and territories

19 Aug, 2020 | 09:19h | UTC

Prevalence, incidence and years lived with disability due to gout and its attributable risk factors for 195 countries and territories 1990‐2017: a systematic analysis of the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017 – Arthritis & Rheumatism

Commentary: Gout diagnoses increased dramatically from 1990 to 2017, shows new analysis – News Medical

 


Review: COVID-19 and multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children and adolescents

18 Aug, 2020 | 07:46h | UTC

COVID-19 and multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children and adolescents – The Lancet Infectious Diseases

 


ACP/AAFP Guideline: Nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic management of acute pain from non–low back, musculoskeletal injuries in adults

18 Aug, 2020 | 07:30h | UTC

Nonpharmacologic and Pharmacologic Management of Acute Pain From Non–Low Back, Musculoskeletal Injuries in Adults: A Clinical Guideline From the American College of Physicians and American Academy of Family Physicians – Annals of Internal Medicine

News Release: ACP, AAFP release new guideline for treatment of non-low back pain – American College of Physicians

Commentary: ACP, AAFP issue joint guideline on non-low back pain from musculoskeletal injuries in adults – ACP Internist

 


Meta-analysis: Diagnostic accuracy of symptoms, physical signs, and laboratory tests for giant cell arteritis

18 Aug, 2020 | 07:19h | UTC

Diagnostic Accuracy of Symptoms, Physical Signs, and Laboratory Tests for Giant Cell Arteritis: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis – JAMA Internal Medicine

Commentary: Study Identifies Factors That Could Help Diagnose Giant Cell Arteritis – NEJM Journal Watch

 


[Abstract Only] Study: A second bone mineral density measurement 3 years after the initial measurement is not associated with improved accuracy of fracture risk assessment

7 Aug, 2020 | 03:05h | UTC

Serial Bone Density Measurement and Incident Fracture Risk Discrimination in Postmenopausal Women – JAMA Internal Medicine

Commentary: Second BMD Measurement Not Beneficial for Identifying Hip Fracture – Physician’s Weekly

 


Randomized trial: Effect of spinal manipulative and mobilization therapies in young adults with mild to moderate chronic low back pain

7 Aug, 2020 | 03:03h | UTC

Effect of Spinal Manipulative and Mobilization Therapies in Young Adults With Mild to Moderate Chronic Low Back Pain: A Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA Network Open

 


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