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Caffeine with opioids effective in fibromyalgia

A little caffeine may help manage pain.

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Could hypertension give you bad knees?

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NICE issues recommendations on bisphosphonates for treating osteoporosis

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Are gabapentinoids really useful for chronic low back pain?

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Protein fragment helps predict fracture risk in postmenopausal women

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Injectable drug effective against psoriatic arthritis

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Does vitamin D modify the association between statin use and myalgia?

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Specific immune interventions in rheumatoid arthritis

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Calorie reduction next step in childhood obesity plan

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Third of trainee GPs plan to leave NHS within 6 months

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Proposed cuts to sexual health services deemed ‘unsafe’

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Government to cover rising GP indemnity fees

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Type 2 diabetes in children on the rise

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  • Clinical Essentials from J. Rheumatol
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Rheumatoid arthritis: is baricitinib safe in the long term?

Results from an open-label extension trial.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Neurology
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Myasthenia gravis: SQ immunoglobulin quells exacerbations

Self-administered injection shows promise in phase 3 trial.

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Does methylnaltrexone have long-term consequences?

Prior data suggested µ-opioid receptor antagonists may lead to cardiac events.

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Anxiety and opioid misuse go hand-in-hand

Clinicians should keep an eye on this patient population.

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Acupuncture and electrotherapy reduce opioid use after knee replacement
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Acupuncture and electrotherapy reduce opioid use after knee replacement

The new study has also identified poorer quality evidence for interventions such as cryotherapy.

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Patient participation in hand hygiene initiatives should not be seen as a threat
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Patient participation in hand hygiene initiatives should not be seen as a threat

Almost half of physicians feel patients should not be offering reminders to perform hand hygiene.

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  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Surg
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Keeping the opioids away after total knee arthroplasty

Balancing pain management with avoiding opioids is important.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Clinical rehabilitation
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Balance training effective for hip fracture patients

Might be time to switch from the usual physiotherapy routine.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Clinical Rehabilitation
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Active controlled motion device augments physiotherapy in ankle fracture

Patients got back to work faster.

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Does medical cannabis actually help pain?

Timely meta-analysis shows lack of data.

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Biomarkers help determine best treatment for rheumatoid arthritis

Scoring system eases the decision-making process.

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What do patients think of various rheumatoid arthritis treatments?

Does efficacy translate to improvements in quality of life?

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Treating opioid-induced hyperalgesia

What's the best method for this paradoxical condition?

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Poor evidence for efficacy of cannabis in chronic pain and PTSD
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Poor evidence for efficacy of cannabis in chronic pain and PTSD

More research needed on benefits and harms of cannabis and plant-based cannabis products

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