Thursday, 13 Dec 2018


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09 May 2018 Social Australian RCT treated Trochanteric bursitis (glueal tendinopathy) w/ either education + exercise (EDX), steroid injx or "wait & see". EDX wins w/ better pain and global scores at wk 8 and better global scores at wk 52 (still less pain)
08 May 2018 Social UK study of 1207 male ex-footballers & 4085 control pop. men shows knee osteoarthritis outcomes (knee pain, RKOA TKR) 2-3 times higher in male ex-footballers compared with men in the general population group
07 May 2018 Social Study of 5590 pt shows Low BMD levels were an independent predictor of mortality and when correlated with increasing coronary artery calcium scan scores showed a 2.8 to 14.3 fold higher risk of death.
04 May 2018 News Bisphosphonate Drug Holidays May Result in Fractures
26 Apr 2018 Social Study of 131 organizing pneumonia (OP) pts compared autoimmune related (AIRD-OP) to cryptogenic OP and found 2/3 of AIRD-OP presented w/ OP at Dz onset, had more severe lung Dz & higher recurrence rates; Associated with Sjogrens, PM/DM, RA. T
22 Apr 2018 Social RT @philipcrobinson: Nice summary on osteoarthritis from @ProfDavidHunter and esp the issues of what causes it and how we need to change ho…
20 Apr 2018 Social The RheumNow Wk in Review is up. Discussions on Vitamin D, Rheumatologist salaries, Lupus clinics, VTE, FDA hearings Listen to podcast or watch the videocast here
20 Apr 2018 Social UNBELIEVABLE. NEWS FLASH.. Vitamin D again linked to something, this time a greater risk of diabetes. Take the vitamin D and a few marshmallows.
19 Apr 2018 Social ACTIVExtend study shows that 9mos of abaloparatide followed by 2 yrs of alendronate is better for BMD and Fx rates than abaloparatide or alendronate alone.
17 Apr 2018 Social Hong Kong study of 2543 elective total knee arthroplasties shows a 1.3% risk of periprosthetic septic joint infections. Multivariable analyses show only RA as a significant predictor of joint infection. Hence the importance of Dz control prior to surgery
17 Apr 2018 News USPSTF Recommendations on Vitamin D, Calcium Supplementation to Prevent Fractures
16 Apr 2018 Social ADD THIS TO THE LIST! Low Vitamin D is ALSO associated with an increase risk of noninfectious uveitis, primarily in blacks - if only giving vitamin D could fix the disease its associated with !
06 Apr 2018 Social Clinic study finds CT scan evidence of sacroiliitis in 15-16.9% of316 IBD pts vs only 5.6% of controls (no LBP GU pts); but only 5% of IBD SI pts were referred to Rheumatology.
02 Apr 2018 News Obesity Surgery Tames Knee OA Pain
31 Mar 2018 Social RT @DrAiLynTan: The #science of #knuckle cracking Now there's a #mathematical model to explain the popping #sound!…
31 Mar 2018 Social RT @NYTHealth: The saga to explain what happens inside your knuckle continues, and now it has a mathematical model to go with it https://t.…
30 Mar 2018 News NHANES: Trends in Calcium Supplements
26 Mar 2018 News Chronic Knee Pain Linked to Depression
26 Mar 2018 Social Although approved by FDA in May 2017, the EMA (CHMP) has rejected abaloparitide for treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis, citing cardiac concerns, study conduct & its data on non-vertebral fracture prevention.
21 Mar 2018 News Novel Approach to Knee Osteoarthritis Pain