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Among patients with axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) in Singapore, work productivity is lower in the presence of active disease, reduced physical function and poorer quality of life, as reported in a Singapore study.
Yesterday
Radiofrequency ablation and neuromodulation modalities for knee osteoarthritis (OA) potentially improve pain, functionality and disease-specific quality of life for up to 3–12 months with minimal localized complications, according to the results of a systematic review.
2 days ago
Better sleep appears to weaken pain and fatigue in older, community-dwelling adults with hip or knee osteoarthritis (OA), reports a recent study.
5 days ago
Patients with systemic sclerosis appear to have a higher prevalence of lower urinary tract syndrome (LUTS) compared with healthy individuals, with LUTS associated with sarcopaenia, bone damage and calcinosis, suggesting a possible interplay, according to a recent study.
6 days ago
Individuals with and without gout appear to have a similar risk of developing colorectal cancer, suggesting that gout does not contribute to a risk increase, a study has found.
6 days ago
Treatment with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) in the short and long term appears to bear an increased risk of hip fracture, according to a recent study.
Jairia Dela Cruz, 6 days ago
The osteoporosis medications teriparatide, romosozumab, raloxifene and denosumab all confer significant benefits for reducing vertebral and hip fractures and inducing changes in bone mineral density at the femoral neck as compared with placebo, according to the results of a network meta-analysis.
Special Reports
01 Jul 2018
With the objective of establishing a Malaysian consensus on the use of topical NSAIDs in the management of musculoskeletal pain, this meeting brought together experts from various backgrounds, ie, rheumatology, pharmacy, orthopaedics and general medicine. At the meeting, Dr Mary Suma Cardosa delivered a talk on the pathophysiology and effective management of pain, while the lecture by Dr Yeap Swan Sim focused on the management of musculoskeletal and soft-tissue pain. This article presents excerpts from the expert meeting and features the consensus statements agreed during the meeting.
28 Nov 2017
At the 47th Annual Scientific Meeting/Annual General Meeting of the Malaysian Orthopaedic Association, Dr Algis Jovaisas discussed important clinical considerations when it comes to choosing between nonselective nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsNSAIDs) and selective COX-2 inhibitors (coxibs) for the management of acute pain.
03 Apr 2017
At the International Osteoporosis Foundation Regionals – 6th Asia-Pacific Osteoporosis Meeting in Singapore, Professor Olivier Bruyère shared about the algorithm for the management of knee OA by the European Society for Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases (ESCEO). MIMS Doctor also spoke to Professor Jean-Yves Reginster, president of ESCEO about this algorithm and the role of SYSADOAs in the control of pain and prevention of disease progression.
Conference Reports
Elvira Manzano, 01 Aug 2019
Privacy and transparency are among the core points to consider when utilizing big data in rheumatic and musculoskeletal disorders (RMDs), according to the first EULAR-endorsed recommendations for use of big datasets in research.
Roshini Claire Anthony, 17 Jul 2019

A combination of tocilizumab and methotrexate reduced disease activity at 2 years compared with methotrexate plus prednisone in patients with early rheumatoid arthritis (RA), an effect not demonstrated with tocilizumab monotherapy.

Pearl Toh, 06 Jul 2019
Patients with painful hand osteoarthritis can finally get relief from pain with low-dose prednisolone, suggests a study presented at EULAR 2019.
Elaine Soliven, 05 Jul 2019
Occupational exposure to inorganic dust, particularly asbestos, silica, and coal, was associated with an increased risk of developing gout, according to a study presented at EULAR 2019.
Roshini Claire Anthony, 03 Jul 2019

Being overweight may have an impact on disease severity in psoriatic arthritis, according to a study presented at EULAR 2019.

Audrey Abella, 03 Jul 2019
The selective Janus kinase 1 inhibitor upadacitinib demonstrated sustained efficacy and safety beyond 12 weeks in patients with moderate-to-severe rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who had inadequate response or were refractory to disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs), according to the interim results of the ongoing extension phases of SELECT-NEXT* and SELECT-BEYOND** presented at EULAR 2019.
Elaine Soliven, 03 Jul 2019
Both inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and type 1 diabetes (T1D) are highly prevalent among patients who eventually develop rheumatoid arthritis (RA), indicating that these two conditions are potential risk factors for RA, according to a study presented at EULAR 2019.
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