Pain Management

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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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June 17, 2019

The rheumatologist-judged Inflammatory Back Pain (IBP) or criteria for IBP established for ankylosing spondylitis may not perform well when determining axial involvement in Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA), says the study results published in 'Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases'.

The investigators focused on ascertaining the agreement between rheumatologist-judged IBP and criteria defining IBP in patients with PsA and predictive value of IBP in recognising the axial involvement in PsA.

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June 17, 2019

A study published in the December issue of 'Clinical & Experimental Immunology' elucidated that many major and minor red flags have been recognised for the diagnosis of co-existing IBD-SpA. These can be closely monitored to enhance the clinical management of patients with a suspected connection of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and spondyloarthritis (SpA).
The collaboration between gastroenterologists and rheumatologists has been suggested for the correct management of patients with associated SpA and IBD.

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