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Skype helps with chronic knee pain
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Skype helps with chronic knee pain

An internet delivered programme produced meaningful improvements in pain and function among patients with chronic knee pain, research published in the...

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After hip or knee replacement, younger patients far likelier to need eventual revision

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European Commission warns of health risks with UV-C hospital equipment sterilisation process

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  • Clinical Essentials from N Engl J Med
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Physician opioid prescribing habits linked to risk for long-term patient use

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  • Clinical Essentials from Ann Intern Med
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New ACP guideline: begin with drug-free approach to low back pain

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  • Clinical Essentials from BMC Geriatr
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Patients with dementia less likely to receive opioid analgesics after hip/pelvic fracture

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  • Clinical Essentials from Annals of Internal Medicine
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Telemedicine plus online coping-skills training for knee osteoarthritis

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  • Univadis Editorial - Dr Harry Brown
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Computer screens and doctors

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NSAIDs provide little benefit for back pain

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Professional & Business

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GPs told to ration stop smoking services

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NHS at ‘breaking point’, warns BMA

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Researchers blame health care cuts for mortality rise

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Ten million GP appointments wasted each year

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Thousands of new mothers have no access to midwives

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Researchers call for vitamin D food fortification

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  • Clinical Essentials from Clinical Rehabilitation
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Ottawa panel guidelines for knee OA, part 3 of 3: land-based aerobic exercise programs

Walking, running, and cycling continue to be beneficial in KOA.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Am Geriatr Soc
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Pain is undertreated in US nursing homes

Persistent noncancer pain affects 5% to 49% of nursing home residents.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Clinical Rehabilitation
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Ottawa panel guidelines for knee OA, part 1 of 3: mind-body exercise programs

Yoga and Tai Chi may offer modest benefits for knee OA.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Clinical Rehabilitation
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Ottawa panel guidelines for knee OA, part 2 of 3: strengthening exercise programs

There is plenty of evidence for strength training to manage KOA.

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Air pollution contributes to 4.2 million deaths annually
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Air pollution contributes to 4.2 million deaths annually

92 per cent of the world’s population lives in areas with unhealthy air, according to a new report.

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  • Univadis Editorial - Dr Harry Brown
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Another contract

BMA announced its annual GP contract changes for 2017/18 in England

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New guidelines for treating lower back pain
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New guidelines for treating lower back pain

New guidelines from the American College of Physicians recommend that acute or subacute lower back pain should be treated with non-drug therapies.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
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Lower psychological resilience meant poorer outcomes after total shoulder arthroplasty

And vice versa.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Ann Emerg Med
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Acute low back pain: no benefit for add-on diazepam with naproxen

A randomized, controlled trial of patients being discharged from the ED.

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Photographs may improve patient healthcare in rural areas
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Photographs may improve patient healthcare in rural areas

Patients who use ‘photo journeys’ shared more information about living with their condition.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Clinical Rheumatology
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Accelerated knee OA patients likelier to show certain symptoms before radiographic diagnosis

Lying down, straightening the knee, and walking were harder for them than for participants with common OA.

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WHO deploys medical teams to Yemen as health crisis deepens
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WHO deploys medical teams to Yemen as health crisis deepens

The move comes as the United Nations launches an international appeal to provide life-saving assistance to 12 million people there.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Ageing Res Rev
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Parkinson's patients have reduced pain threshold

A meta-analysis of 26 studies.

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First-of-its-kind Rare Diseases International policy event
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First-of-its-kind Rare Diseases International policy event

The event has been organised by Rare Diseases International in partnership with the BLACKSWAN Foundation and EURORDIS-Rare Diseases Europe.

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