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Migraine is one of major disorder that cause disability and affects about 14% of the world's population. There are two major types of migraine – chronic and episodic. Although both types have different clinical existence, migraine, in general, may have associated with musculoskeletal disorders of the cervical spine.

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The pain management techniques have generated an epidemic of prescription opioid abuse. A recent study published in Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons suggested that there is no valid association between opioid intake and disability after the surgical management of ankle fractures.

The study elaborates on whether opioid intake is concerned with disability, satisfaction with treatment, and pain at the time of suture removal and at 5 to 8 months after suture removal after open reduction and internal fixation of ankle fractures.

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Palmitoylethanolamide shows promising role in controlling pain conditions as per the preliminary evidence elucidate by a meta-analysis published in the journal Pain Physician. Palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) is an endogenous fatty acid amide analogue of endocannabinoid anandamide, used as a novel non-psychomimetic analgesic drug among various clinical and animal model trials previously.

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The researchers of Hallym University, Chuncheon, Korea explains a considerable association of subjective cognitive decline (SCD) with migraine with respect to both migraine subtype and gender. The study outcomes reflected that the patients with migraine and have SCD were more anxious, depressed and perceived weaker sleep quality as compared to migraineurs without SCD.

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The groups of disorders involved malfunctioned immune system referred to as autoimmune diseases. One of the classes of problems categorized under the autoimmune diseases is systemic autoimmune rheumatic diseases (SARD) comprising of diseases like Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) and Systemic Sclerosis (Ssc) etc.

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Osteoporotic vertebral fracture (VF) is considered a fracture of one or more vertebrae and related to the high rates of mortality and morbidity as well. This raises the importance of diagnosis as soon as possible. The study reflects the different method's efficacy and anticipates modified algorithm-based qualitative (mABQ) approach as a leading approach for vertebral fracture (VF) management.

Two methods for osteoporotic VF assessment on lateral spine radiographs, the Genant semiquantitative (GSQ) technique and a modified algorithm-based qualitative (mABQ) approach were compared.

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Leflunomide, an FDA approved DMARD which helps to inhibit T-cell proliferation among patients with active rheumatoid arthritis. A randomised, double-blind controlled clinical trial was conducted which reflects leflunomide efficacy and safety and was as efficacious as rituximab which is a former RA treatment drug.

The standard dose of rituximab which is generally used in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is 1000 mg but recent studies have shown that a low dose i. e. 500 mg of rituximab is also effective.

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Chronic pain is an escalating health problem encountered by health care professionals, particularly among older people. This study focused on the assessment of pain state among older individuals and established that changes in pain states after one year has a negative correlation with pain states studied at baseline.

Chronic musculoskeletal pain is common among older adults.

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Rheumatoid arthritis found within the knees with various types of symptoms which were different from those of knee osteoarthritis. The following study helps to elucidate specific characteristics of knee joint destruction among patients with rheumatoid arthritis using MRI and histological examination.

The study was intended to assess the association between knee joint rheumatoid arthritis (RA) characteristics and histological examination to illustrate pathogenesis of joint injury among patients with RA.

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Pregabalin is a gabapentinoid that was used mainly for the management of neuropathic pain. It specifically binds to alpha-2-delta subunit to produce antiepileptic and analgesic actions. In this study, the efficacy of pregabalin for diabetic neuropathy has been evaluated, and it has been determined that pregabalin can significantly reduce pain in a population of Chinese patients.

In Chinese patients with painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy (pDPN) very limited information existed regarding the efficacy of pregabalin.

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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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Pain Management
October 20, 2018

Migraine is one of major disorder that cause disability and affects about 14% of the world's population. There are two major types of migraine – chronic and episodic. Although both types have different clinical existence, migraine, in general, may have associated with musculoskeletal disorders of the cervical spine.

Abstracts
Key Take-Away:

Osteoporotic vertebral fracture (VF) is considered a fracture of one or more vertebrae and related to the high rates of mortality and morbidity as well. This raises the importance of diagnosis as soon as possible. The study reflects the different method's efficacy and anticipates modified algorithm-based qualitative (mABQ) approach as a leading approach for vertebral fracture (VF) management.

Two methods for osteoporotic VF assessment on lateral spine radiographs, the Genant semiquantitative (GSQ) technique and a modified algorithm-based qualitative (mABQ) approach were compared.

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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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