To provide a concise update on the key recent research and practice developments in:
- low back pain
- rheumatoid arthritis
Dr Margham gave this talk at Pulse Live which took place in May 2013 and the studies he covers are listed below- with links to download the papers for reference:
- Amonkar SJ, Dunbar AM. Do patients and general practitioners have different perceptions about the management of simple mechanical back pain? Int Musculoskelet Med 2011 Mar;33(1):3-7.
- Behrend C, Prasarn M, Coyne E et al. Smoking cessation related to improved patient-reported pain scores following spinal care. J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2012 Dec 05;94(23):2161-2166
- Iversen T, Solberg TK, Romner B et al. Effect of caudal epidural steroid or saline injection in chronic lumbar radiculopathy: multicentre, blinded, randomised controlled trial. BMJ 2011 Sep;343:d5278.
- Pisters MF, Veenhof C, Schellevis FG, Twisk JW, Dekker J, De Bakker DH. Exercise adherence improving long-term patient outcome in patients with osteoarthritis of the hip and/or knee.Arthritis Care Res 2010 Aug;62(8):1087-94.
- McHugh GA, Campbell M and Luker KA. GP referral of patients with osteoarthritis for consideration of total joint replacement: a longitudinal study. Br J Gen Pract 2011 Aug;61(589):e459-68.
You can also download the Arthritis Research UK self-help guide Living with long-term pain – a guide to self-management.
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