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According to a recent study published in "Annals of Rheumatic Diseases" Journal, Pharmaceutical-grade Chondroitin sulfate (800mg/day) was found to possess similar efficacy as celecoxib in managing Knee Osteoarthritis (OA).

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The results of the latest study demonstrated the effectiveness of Leflunomide (LEF) in arthritis patients with failed methotrexate response. The investigators found LEF to be devoid of serious adverse effects and it can be considered a reasonable and cost-effective treatment option before initiating biological therapy.

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The customizable thin insoles provided a significant reduction in pain produced by walking, confirms the recent study published in "Musculoskeletal care" Journal.

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A recent study published in "Arthritis Care and Research" revealed that the combination of ITGβ5, M2BP, and C-Reactive protein (CRP) level distinguishes psoriatic arthritis (PsA) from those with psoriasis without psoriatic arthritis (PsC). Also, the combination was found to be better than CRP level alone.

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“Patient navigators do not ameliorate oral DMARD adherence”, confirms latest study published in Arthritis Care & Research Journal

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The evidences are in favor of weight loss for overweight/obese gout patients, with low, moderate and low quality of evidence for effects on serum uric acid (sUA), achieving sUA target and gout attacks, respectively.

Gout is the oldest known type of arthritis, with a global prevalence of 0.08% and is higher in developed countries. Gout is characterized by painful swelling and inflammation in one or more joints caused due to crystal-deposition of monosodium urate (MSU) or raised in level of serum uric acid (sUA) in the body.

Ann Rheum Dis. 2017 Sep 2
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Ultra-micronized palmitoylethanolamide (um-PEA) may be an innovative therapeutic intervention as an add-on therapy to Tapentadol (TP) for the management of chronic low back pain (CLBP), as well as to improve patient’s quality of life. Additionally, this combination treatment decreases the TP dose over time without any serious side effects.

Globally, low back pain (LBP) is one of the most common chronic pain conditions with a lifetime prevalence estimated to be >70% in industrialized countries.

BMC anesthesiology. 2017 Dec;17(1):171
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It is important to evaluate the quality of life of patients with low back pain and SF-12 (the SF-12 is a multipurpose short form survey with 12 questions, all selected from the SF-36 Health Survey) is usually adopted for this purpose. However, the Minimal Clinically Important Difference (MCID) is not known.  The present study successfully estimated that the MCID for the physical (PCS) and mental (MCS) component summaries of Quality of life measure (Short Form, SF-12), in patients with low back pain (LBP).

The 2010 Global Burden of Disease Study estimated that low back pain is among the top 10 diseases and injuries that account for the highest number of daily-adjusted life years (DALYs) worldwide.

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Low back pain is a painful condition that mainly affects the lower portion of the spine and is majorly induced by occupational factors. However, not all diseases which involve lower back pain such as Lumbar Disc Diseases are affected by the same kind of occupational factors. This study interpreted the differences in the physical workplace factors of structural lumbar disc diseases and low back pain.

Low back pain is a very common health problem worldwide and a major cause of disability, affecting performance at work and general well-being. 

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Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a disabling disorder marked by unexplained chronic fatigue, exertion intolerance, and sleep and cognitive abnormalities. A study showed a reduction in fatigue levels after administration of lidocaine injections

Patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) complain of long-lasting fatigue and pain which are not relieved by rest and worsened by physical exertion.

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Sinusitis affects about 1 in 8 adults in the United States, resulting in over 30 million annual diagnoses.

American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation
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Chronic pain can be a serious consequence of surviving cancer. The prevalence of pain in cancer survivors has been reported to be as high as 40%.

American Society of Clinical Oncology
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Neuropathic pain is defined as the pain initiated or caused by a primary lesion, dysfunction, or transitory perturbation of peripheral or central nervous system.

Western Australian Therapeutic Advisory Group
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Transitional care, as defined by the Society for Adolescent Medicine refers to the purposeful, planned movement of adolescents and young adults with chronic physical and medical conditions from chi

Ann Rheum Dis 2016;0:1–8
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As per the World Health Organization (WHO), osteoporosis refers to a progressive systemic skeletal disease characterized by low bone mass and microarchitectural deterioration of the bone tissues, w

Arch Osteoporos. 2017; 12(1): 43.
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June 5, 2018

According to a recent study published in "Annals of Rheumatic Diseases" Journal, Pharmaceutical-grade Chondroitin sulfate (800mg/day) was found to possess similar efficacy as celecoxib in managing Knee Osteoarthritis (OA).

Key Take-Away:

The evidences are in favor of weight loss for overweight/obese gout patients, with low, moderate and low quality of evidence for effects on serum uric acid (sUA), achieving sUA target and gout attacks, respectively.

Gout is the oldest known type of arthritis, with a global prevalence of 0.08% and is higher in developed countries.

Ann Rheum Dis. 2017 Sep 2
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Sinusitis affects about 1 in 8 adults in the United States, resulting in over 30 million annual diagnoses. Sinusitis is the fifth most common diagnosis in the world; more than 1 in 5 antibiotics prescribed in adults are for sinusitis. Irrespective of the high incidence and economic burden of sinusitis, significant practice dissimilarities exist through and within the numerous disciplines involved in managing the condition. The guideline is applicable for patients aged 18 years and above with a clinical diagnosis of uncomplicated rhinosinusitis.

American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation
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