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According to the latest research study published in the 'Rheumatology' journal, the gout patients with multiple comorbidities were more likely to receive allopurinol. Also, the study has emphasized the importance of tailoring the treatments based on cluster and comorbidities. 

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Pain Management

A recent randomized control trial demonstrated that the workbook format was no less effective or acceptable than the validated online format of remote-delivery chronic pain management.

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Pain Management

A recent study by Stefano Uccella and colleagues demonstrated a significant role of nerve-sparing intervention in eradicating deep infiltrating endometriosis (DIE) of the posterior compartment, with adequate pain control, considerable improvement of sexual function, and preservation of bladder and rectal function.

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Pain Management

Regular and moderate exercise during pregnancy can offer women significant benefits like reducing high blood pressure, helping to control weight gain, improving sleep, reducing the risk of diabetes, and improving mood and so on. Watelain E and colleagues evaluated the effect of a trunk exercise program on pain, quality of life (QoL) and physical health (PH) in the late pregnancy and post-partum periods as well as baby weight, size and delivery.

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Pain Management

In pain studies, the double stopwatch (DSW) technique is used sometimes to assess onset of analgesia from oral analgesics. DSW measures time to first pain relief, confirmed by pressing a second stopwatch when a significant relief is reached. The applicability of DSW in evaluating sore throat is limited. Thus, Shephard A and colleagues in a pilot study evaluated the DSW technique for providing accurate information on time to onset of analgesia using flurbiprofen 8.75 mg lozenge in comparison to ibuprofen caplets in patients with sore throat.

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Clinical Research
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Thiazide diuretic may decrease the risk of fracture, indicating the protective effect of this class in clinical practice.

Osteoporosis is a major chronic condition worldwide, and the major health issue in the USA especially in the aging population. About 300,000 people aged 65 and older are hospitalized each year due to hip fracture, a situation which often leads to decreased quality of life.

Osteoporosis Int. 2018 Mar 25
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Clinical Research
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In middle-aged people with mild radiographic osteoarthritis (OA), structural features changes do occur  a little over a year, irrespective of weight patients loss status.

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a principal cause of disability and a more massive public health problem in the United States.

Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
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Clinical Research
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Home-based, telephone-delivered Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Supportive Care (SC) treatments did not significantly differ in their benefits for back pain severity and disability, and may warrant further research for applications to hospital settings.

Over the past decade, there is a drastically hype in the prevalence of chronic back pain (CBP) in the US population, advising a need for more treatment resources.

The Clinical Journal of Pain 2018;34(4): 322–327
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Systematic Reviews
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Intra-articular administration of dexmedetomidine (DEX) improved pain outcomes in the early postoperative period after knee arthroscopy

Arthroscopic knee surgery is a surgical procedure that can diagnose and treat problems in the knee joint. Patients with knee pain are managed on a day-case basis; therefore, appropriate postoperative pain relief is critical to facilitate patient discharge and early recovery.

Sci Rep. 2018 Mar 6;8(1):4089.
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Abstracts
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The problem of a migraine is considered among the ten most disabling disorders that may arise in any age group. Various medications are available for the prevention and treatment of a migraine in pediatric patients. This study enlightens the efficacy of an approved anticonvulsant drug topiramate among adolescents generating mixed results.

Based on the success of treatment, various medications are prescribed to prevent pediatric migraines. Topiramate, the drug approved for migraine prevention in children as young as 12 years of age. 

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Education
Smart Guidelines

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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Education
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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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Education
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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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Education
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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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Education
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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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Pain Management
September 22, 2018

According to the latest research study published in the 'Rheumatology' journal, the gout patients with multiple comorbidities were more likely to receive allopurinol. Also, the study has emphasized the importance of tailoring the treatments based on cluster and comorbidities. 

Clinical Research
Key Take-Away:

Thiazide diuretic may decrease the risk of fracture, indicating the protective effect of this class in clinical practice.

Osteoporosis is a major chronic condition worldwide, and the major health issue in the USA especially in the aging population. About 300,000 people aged 65 and older are hospitalized each year due to hip fracture, a situation which often leads to decreased quality of life.

Osteoporosis Int. 2018 Mar 25
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Education
Smart Guidelines

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.

American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation
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