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It has been observed that the more visible features of nervous system sensitization are associated with more severe symptomatology, including those with knee osteoarthritis (OA). In clinical practice, more knowledge regarding the role of nervous system sensitization in symptom progression in knee OA would be an added factor. The relation between features of nervous system sensitization and responder status has not been studied in a cohort of individuals with knee OA referred for physiotherapy management.

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Migraine is a neurological disorder that produces substantial disability for patients and has significantly increase the costs of healthcare system over 78 billion dollars per year. Amongst the numerous treatment options available for its prevention, Riboflavin is considered as safe and effective prophylactic therapy. However, there is lack of evidence reporting the present role of Riboflavin in preventing migraine.

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Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the principal causes of pain and disability. For disease prevention and overall treatment, proper health-related behavior becomes a much critical factor in maintaining optimal health status.

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The non-surgical treatments for knee osteoarthritis (OA) lack effectiveness in terms of providing complete pain relief. Therefore, scientists are exploring new treatment options to control the symptoms and maintain joint function. Intra-articular injection of hyaluronic acid (HA) offers a promising and effective nonsurgical remedy for the treatment of knee OA.

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Reliable and valid measures of pain intensity are required for the evaluation of the efficacy of pain treatments with accuracy. But, the most regularly used pain intensity scales like Numerical Rating Scales (NRSs), Visual Analog Scales, and Verbal Rating Scales (VRSs)-are considered to measure mainly pain intensity or the magnitude of felt pain, with an exception of faces pain intensity scales which is thought to measure both pain intensity and pain affect. But these assumption has not been directly tested for VRSs.

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The present study did not provide any confirmation regarding the analgesic efficacy of Fulranumab in neuropathic populations.

Clin J Pain 2017 Feb; 33(2)
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No considerable efficacy of Amitriptyline and Topiramate over placebo in reducing the number of headache days in pediatric patients was shown.

N Engl J Med. 2017 January 12; 376(2): 115–124.
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A clear difference was reported between rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients with and without biological Disease-Modifying Antirheumatic Drugs (bDMARDs) concerning age, comorbid pattern and health care consumption.

BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders (2016) 17:499
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The three measures of foot-ankle alignment (MoFAA) correlated between moderately to strongly with the foot–ankle PROM selected and these results would help in future to develop tools for evaluating and monitoring patients with metatarsal head pain.

González-Sánchez et al. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research (2016) 9:49
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The efficiency of intervention for patients with panic disorder and comorbid non-cardiac chest pain could be enhanced by focusing on heart-related fear and attention.

Foldes-Busque et al. BioPsychoSocial Medicine (2016) 10:30
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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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April 10, 2018

It has been observed that the more visible features of nervous system sensitization are associated with more severe symptomatology, including those with knee osteoarthritis (OA). In clinical practice, more knowledge regarding the role of nervous system sensitization in symptom progression in knee OA would be an added factor. The relation between features of nervous system sensitization and responder status has not been studied in a cohort of individuals with knee OA referred for physiotherapy management.

Key Take-Away:

The present study did not provide any confirmation regarding the analgesic efficacy of Fulranumab in neuropathic populations.

Clin J Pain 2017 Feb; 33(2)
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Education

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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