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Hyaluronic Acid Injections for Knee Arthritis Ineffective, Surgery for Meniscal Tears Noninferior to PT, Studies Find
The knee arthritis meta-analysis reviewed 169 trials involving 21,163 patients, with the evidence demonstrating viscosupplementation is associated with a clinically irrelevant reduction in pain intensity and with an increased risk of serious adverse events compared with placebo. For the meniscus study, the commentary may sum it up best: “Multiple studies, including several with sham surgeries as a control have shown repeatedly over the previous 2 decades that surgery is not superior to physical therapy, yet the issue and use of surgery persist.”
Family Medicine/General Practice July 19th 2022
Giant Cell Arteritis Growing More Lethal
Giant cell arteritis (GCA) is one of the most dangerous rheumatologic conditions, and mortality rates among patients with the condition in Canada’s Ontario province has researchers very concerned without any explanation for the recent increases in mortality they documented. MedPage Today shares the report from Arthritis Care & Research.
Rheumatology June 29th 2022
MKSAP Quiz: Follow-Up for Gonococcal Arthritis
This quiz tests your knowledge on the appropriate screening follow-up from a 23-year-old woman who was treated for gonococcal arthritis. After a physical exam that showed a complete resolution of symptoms, which screening test is the next course of action? A CD4 lymphocyte subset? Serum IgA level? Total hemolytic complement (CH50) level? Is any additional testing even needed?
Family Medicine/General Practice March 8th 2022
The 8 Most Expensive Chronic Conditions
More than half of adult Americans (60%) have at least one chronic condition that eventually lead to disability, mortality, and reduced quality of life. And chronic conditions account for 90% of America’s $3.8 trillion in annual healthcare costs. The CDC says these are the eight most expensive.
Cardiology October 29th 2021