Brazilian oral herbal medication for osteoarthritis: a systematic review protocol

Discussion This is the first study that will evaluate the use of herbal medications used in Brazil for the treatment of pain caused by osteoarthritis. The results could guide prescribers in decision-making in clinical practice, to inform the patients with pain caused by osteoarthritis in relation to effective and safe treatment options and to inform the managers of the public health system which of the plants could actually be financed by the Brazilian government. Systematic review registration PROSPERO 42015019793
Source: Systematic Reviews - Category: Global & Universal Source Type: research

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This study serves to critically evaluate the potential advantages and disadvantages of using a patient-specific templating technique through a single-surgeon study.MethodsAll patients who underwent primary total knee arthroplasty (TKA) for osteoarthritis of the knee using TruMatch® Personal Solutions total knee replacement by a single surgeon were identified. An age-, gender-, side-, diagnosis- and surgeon-matched cohort who underwent conventional primary TKAs was randomly identified for comparison.ResultsThe average distal medial femur (p
Source: Journal of Orthopaedics - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
Conclusion: The combined use of IAI and PAI of TXA can significantly reduce the TBL and the need for blood transfusion without delaying wound healing or increasing the risk of DVT and PE. In the short-term after surgery, this combined method reduces the pain VAS scores and improves the ROM; however, there are no long-term effects on VAS and ROM.
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Trial/Experimental Study Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Moderate quality evidence indicates that compared to placebo, tramadol alone or in combination with acetaminophen probably has no important benefit on mean pain or function in people with osteoarthritis, although slightly more people in the tramadol group report an important improvement (defined as 20% or more). Moderate quality evidence shows that adverse events probably cause substantially more participants to stop taking tramadol. The increase in serious adverse events with tramadol is less certain, due to the small number of events. PMID: 31132298 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research
ConclusionSumac fruit extract can be an effective medication for reducing pain.
Source: Molecular Genetics & Genomic Medicine - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
The objective of the study was to identify factors associated with the use of a prescription topical NSAID or a prescription oral NSAID for the treatment of sprains, strains, and contusions among patients aged 65 –89 years enrolled in the Medicare Advantage with Prescription Drug plan.MethodsThe study sample was selected from the Humana Research Database (Louisville, KY, USA). Study subjects were identified as patients enrolled in Medicare Advantage with Prescription Drug plans, aged 65 –89 years, having a medical claim with an International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modific...
Source: Drugs and Aging - Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research
Abstract BACKGROUND: Hip osteoarthritis (OA) is a major cause of pain and functional limitation. Few hip OA treatments have been evaluated for safety and effectiveness. Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medical therapy which aims to treat disease by inserting very thin needles at specific points on the body. OBJECTIVES: To assess the benefits and harms of acupuncture in patients with hip OA. SEARCH METHODS: We searched Cochrane CENTRAL, MEDLINE, and Embase all through March 2018. SELECTION CRITERIA: We included randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that compared acupuncture with sham acupuncture, a...
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research
Authors: Wang X, Cai L Abstract BACKGROUND: We aimed to explore the curative effect of knee arthroplasty on patients with osteoarthritis and analysis of their long-term joint function. METHODS: 96 cases of osteoarthritis patients, collected in our hospital from June 2010 to May 2011, were divided into control group and observation group (n=48, each group). Patients in observation group were treated by knee replacement, and patients in control group were treated by arthroscopic debridement. Bleeding during operation of patients and the operation time in both groups were comparable during their followed up for 6~...
Source: Minerva Chirurgica - Category: Surgery Tags: Minerva Chir Source Type: research
Treatment TermsKnee replacement surgery Author Shawn Lake Overview Duke orthopaedic surgeons now offer some people who need knee replacement surgery the option to go home a few hours after the procedure. According to Michael Bolognesi, MD, an orthopaedic surgeon at Duke who specializes in hip and knee replacement, the experience has been “overwhelmingly positive.” Content Blocks Header Who Needs Knee Replacement Surgery? ContentMore than 600,000  knee replacement surgeries  are performed each year, making it one of the most the most common  orthopaedic surgeries in the U.S. The proce...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Source Type: news
In this study, researchers put some numbers to the correlation, and improve on previous attempts to rule out wealth and other effects as significant contributing causes. A study finds that a Chinese policy is unintentionally causing people in northern China to live 3.1 years less than people in the south, due to air pollution concentrations that are 46 percent higher. These findings imply that every additional 10 micrograms per cubic meter of particulate matter pollution reduces life expectancy by 0.6 years. The elevated mortality is entirely due to an increase in cardiorespiratory deaths, indicating that air poll...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
Patient Presentation A 12-year-old male came to clinic with a history of 3-4 days of painful bruising on his shin and lower arms. He had Streptocococcal pharyngitis diagnosed by rapid strep testing approximately 4 weeks previously and had taken all of his amoxicillin antibiotic per his parents. He had recovered without any problems until 3-4 days ago when his legs and arms started to have painful bruises along the shins and lower arms. They were raised, red/purple and painful mainly in the center of the lesions. He denied pain elsewhere nor any fever (Tmax was 99.5F), chills, sweats, weight loss, joint stiffness, abdomina...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
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