[A version of this collection appeared in Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 5, January 2013].
Recent systematic reviews and meta-analyses on broadly musculoskeletal topics are shown below.
O’Neil, CK. Hanlon, JT. Marcum, ZA. Adverse effects of analgesics commonly used by older adults with osteoarthritis: focus on non-opioid and opioid analgesics. American Journal of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy. December 2012; 10(6): 331-42. Full Text Link.
Moore, RA. Derry, S. Aldington, D. [et al]. Amitriptyline for neuropathic pain and fibromyalgia in adults. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (Online). December 12th 2012; Issue 12: CD008242 . Full Text Link.
O’Malley, NT. Kates SL. Co-managed care: the Gold Standard for geriatric fracture care. Current Osteoporosis Reports. October 11th 2012. [Epub ahead of print].
Saltvedt, I. Prestmo, A. Einarsen, E. [et al]. Development and delivery of patient treatment in the Trondheim Hip Fracture Trial. A new geriatric in-hospital pathway for elderly patients with hip fracture. BMC Research Notes. July 16th 2012; 5(1): 355. [Epub ahead of print]. Full Text Link.
de Groot, MH. van der Jagt-Willems, HC. [et al]. Testing postural control among various osteoporotic patient groups: a literature review. Geriatrics and Gerontology International. October 2012; 12(4): 573-85. Full Text Link.
Burgers, PT. Van Geene, AR. Van den Bekerom, MP. [et al]. Total hip arthroplasty versus hemiarthroplasty for displaced femoral neck fractures in the healthy elderly: a meta-analysis and systematic review of randomized trials. International Orthopaedics. August 2012; 36(8): 1549-60. Full Text Link.