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June 20, 2019

According to a study published in 'International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases', the Health Assessment Questionnaire Disability Index (HAQ‐DI) has a strong connection with the Timed Up and Go (TUG) parameter in both rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and osteoarthritis (OA).

HAQ‐DI is a widely used Patient‐reported outcome measure for subjectively investigating the disability in arthritis patients; but, its ability to objectively measure physical function has not been exhibited.

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June 19, 2019

The weekly massage found to be an efficacious and safe short-term treatment option for knee osteoarthritis (OA), explains the results of a multisite Randomized Clinical Trial published in the 'Journal of General Internal Medicine'.

Presently, the treatment options for knee osteoarthritis have limited effectiveness and possible adverse effects. This study was carried out to assess the impact of whole-body massage on knee OA, compared to the active control (light-touch) and usual care.

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June 18, 2019

A propensity score matching study by Wouters RM et al. published in the 'Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation' portraying that the non-surgical treatment of patients with first carpometacarpal joint (CMC-1) osteoarthritis (OA) should incorporate exercises, as there is a relatively large treatment effect compared to using orthosis alone.

This prospective cohort study highlighted the effect of exercises plus orthotics as compared to orthotics alone on the pain and hand function in patients with CMC-1 OA and to predict the outcomes on the pain and hand function of exercises and orthotics in these patients.

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June 18, 2019

According to a recently published study in 'The Journal of Rheumatology', the Color Doppler ultrasound (CDUS) depicted adequate diagnostic properties for detection of sacroiliitis and is also a useful tool in patients with inflammatory back pain (IBP).

The investigators examined the diagnostic value of Color Doppler ultrasound (CDUS) for the detection of sacroiliitis in patients with IBP. 

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June 18, 2019

OnabotulinumtoxinA not only reduces anxiety, fatigue and depression but also reduces headache frequency and improve symptoms of poor sleep quality, as per the information gained by a recent open-label, prospective, multicentre analysis of the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry.

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