Joint mobilization, ultrasound therapy and therapeutic exercises may improve the range of motion of the ankle and decrease pain in patients with tibia and fibula fractures after cast removal, reports a study presented at the 7th Association of South-East Asian Pain Societies (ASEAPS) Congress 2017.
The accuracy of the perception of patients of the risk of fractures or the need to receive treatment appears to be minimally influenced by the framing of the estimated risks of fractures and benefits of treatments, a new study reports.
Naturally occurring changes in children’s perception of barriers to physical activity, social support and neighborhood environment may be associated with the age-related decline in physical activity during the transition from childhood to early adolescence, a new study reports.
Patients with early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) may benefit from the initial addition of certolizumab pegol (CZP) to optimized methotrexate (MTX) therapy, as this strategy potentially prevents joint destruction, according to the results of the phase III C-OPERA* study.
Treatment with ibandronate may effectively reduce bone mineral density (BMD) loss in women with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who are receiving long-term glucocorticoids, according to a study.
In immunocompromised patients with systemic rheumatic diseases, daily half-strength sulfamethoxazole-trimethoprim (SMX/TMP) appears to be an optimal regimen for chemoprophylaxis of Pneumocystis pneumonia (PJP), according to a study.
Better and more thorough preventive measures should be established to reduce the number of falls in children and adolescents in Hong Kong, with a new study reporting that the number of hospital attendance due to falls is high and has been increasing over the years.
Consumption of a healthier diet on a long-term basis may be associated with a reduced risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis (RA), particularly seropositive RA, among women aged 55 years or younger, a study suggests.
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) provide potential therapeutic benefits for spinal pain, although the effect does not significantly differ from that provided by placebo, according to a meta-analysis.
Tai Chi is an effective way to prevent falls in the elderly, a new meta-analysis reports. Increasing the frequency of the exercise and practicing the Yang style, instead of the Sun style, may result in a more pronounced preventive effect.