29-10-2014 | Paediatrics | Article
The occurrence of 91 confirmed or probable hypocalcaemic seizures in children with vitamin D deficiency over a 2-year period in the UK highlights a failure to promote appropriate supplementation.
J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2014; Advance online publication
12-10-2014 | Rheumatology | Article
Researchers advise caution when using cutoff points on the visual analogue scale (VAS) to classify mild, moderate or severe pain in clinical practice.
Pain 2014; Advance online publication
Bone mineral density does not contribute to musculoskeletal pain, researchers report in findings that shed light on the controversy over whether osteoporosis is a painless disease.
Clin Rheumatol 2014; Advance online publication
05-10-2014 | Rheumatology | Article
Research findings do not support the use of needle or laser acupuncture for treating chronic knee pain in patients older than 50 years.
JAMA 2014; 312: 1313–1322
29-09-2014 | Paediatrics | Article
New consensus recommendations for the management of nutritional rickets include universal vitamin D supplementation during the first year of life.
European Society of Paediatric Endocrinology Meeting; Dublin, Ireland: 18–20 September 2014
28-09-2014 | Rheumatology | Article
Research from Finland shows an increase in the prevalence of frequent musculoskeletal symptoms in young adults, which suggests the need for early intervention.
Eur J Pain 2014; 18: 1316–1322
21-09-2014 | Rheumatology | Article
Some patients with knee osteoarthritis may experience neuropathic-like symptoms associated with central pain processing, reflecting a discrete phenotype, study findings suggest.
Arthritis Care Res 2014; Advance online publication
07-09-2014 | Rheumatology | Article
Patients with knee osteoarthritis requiring analgesic therapy are often not receiving adequate pain relief, researchers report.
Rheumatology 2014; Advance online publication
24-08-2014 | Rheumatology | Article
Feeling knee pain during weight-bearing activities involving knee bending, such as using stairs, could be an early sign of osteoarthritis and the need for intervention, research indicates.
27-07-2014 | Rheumatology | Article
Taking opioids prior to reverse shoulder arthroplasty does not hamper patients’ chances of having successful outcomes, researchers have found.
J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2014; Advance online publication
20-07-2014 | Rheumatology | Article
A collaborative care approach delivered by telephone is effective for managing chronic musculoskeletal pain, show findings from the Stepped Care to Optimize Pain Care Effectiveness study.
JAMA 2014; 312: 235, 240–248
13-07-2014 | Rheumatology | Article
Transcatheter arterial embolisation relieves knee pain in patients with moderate osteoarthritis who are resistant to pharmacological pain management, research suggests.
Cadiovasc Intervent Radiol 2014; Advance online publication
29-06-2014 | Rheumatology | Article
Spanish researchers have developed recommendations on how to assess and manage preoperative pain in patients undergoing total knee or total hip replacement.
European League Against Rheumatism annual congress; Paris, France: 11–14 June 2014
22-06-2014 | Rheumatology | Article
Patients with early symptomatic osteoarthritis of the knee avoid performing normal daily physical activities because they are experiencing pain, findings of a large, longitudinal study suggest.
European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) annual congress; Paris, France: 11–14 June 2014
25-05-2014 | Orthopaedics | Article
Researchers have questioned the value of physical therapy for painful hip osteoarthritis in a study published in
JAMA 2014; 311: 1987–1997
27-04-2014 | Orthopaedics | Article
More than 2 years after undergoing an operation, almost 15% of general surgery patients suffer from chronic postsurgical pain, say researchers.
Pain Med 2014; Advance online publication
02-02-2014 | Rheumatology | Article
Patients with symptomatic low back pain have a worse outcome 2 years after total knee arthroplasty than those not suffering from such coexisting pain, study findings show.
Knee 2014; Advance online publication
26-01-2014 | Rheumatology | Article
Shoulder replacement surgery can relieve pain and improve range of motion in most patients with rheumatoid arthritis who have failed to respond to medication and physical therapy, say researchers.
J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2013; Advance online publication
24-11-2013 | Orthopaedics | Article
More than one in 10 of the general population in Japan have pain in both lumbar spine and knee, a cohort study has found.
J Bone Miner Metab 2013; Advance online publication
17-11-2013 | Orthopaedics | Article
Pain sensitivity in patients who undergo staged bilateral total knee arthroscopy is greater after the second than the first operation, a study by South Korean researchers has found.
Pain 2013; Advance online publication