Pain Management

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December 2, 2017

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disease marked by focal pathologic bone resorption and caused due to the excessive activity of osteoclasts (OC).

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December 2, 2017

Osteoarthritis of the hands occurs as a part of nodal osteoarthritis (a form of osteoarthritis that runs in families). It is more common inn women aged 40 or 50 years, around the menopause. McGee and Mathiowetz performed the study to depict whether a joint-protection strategy changes the mechanics of opening a sealed jar.

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December 2, 2017

In the lateral ankle sprain, swelling, tenderness, and ecchymosis don’t correlate with the time to functional recovery. It has been known that psychosocial factors like symptoms of depression and low pain self-efficacy correlate with pain intensity and magnitude of limitations in patients with musculoskeletal problems.

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December 2, 2017

The recent study was implemented to find out the short- and long-term effectiveness and safety of the 5% lidocaine medicated plaster in postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) in elderly patients (≥70 years of age).

After stratification according to the age (<70 years and ≥70 years), the data from three European clinical trials were compared. The length of study phase was 4 weeks for study 1, 8 weeks for study 2, and up to 12 months for study 3. Pain intensity, pain relief, allodynia severity, Clinical Global Impression of Change, and Global Patient Impression of Change were the effectiveness outcome measures. The adverse event documentation was used to estimate the safety.

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December 2, 2017

Dual-energy computed tomography (CT) can detect tophi in patients with chronic gout. Nevertheless, other information that can be obtained from the same scan was not the focus of the research by  Diekhoff and colleagues, e.g., the detection of bone marrow edema (BME) via virtual bone marrow imaging (VBMI). The study was focused on estimating whether if BME in patients with acute arthritis can be solved with VBMI using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as the standard of reference.

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