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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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