Recent Systematic Reviews on Pain Management for Musculoskeletal Problems

[A version of this collection appeared in Rheumatology: the Latest Evidence, January / February 2013, Volume 1 Issue 3].

Recent systematic reviews and meta-analyses on pain management for musculoskeletal problems are listed below.

Vickers, AJ. Cronin, AM. Maschino, AC. [et al]; for the Acupuncture Trialists’ Collaboration. Acupuncture for chronic pain: individual patient data meta-analysis. Archives of Internal Medicine. September 10th 2012: 1-10. Full Text Link.

Hendrick, PA. Ahmed, OH. Bankier, SS. [et al]. Acute low back pain information online: an evaluation of quality, content accuracy and readability of related websites. Manual Therapy. August 2012; 17(4): 318-24. Full Text Link.

Srinivas, SV. Deyo, RA. Berger, ZD. Application of “less is more” to low back pain. Archives of Internal Medicine. July 9th 2012; 172(13): 1016-20. Review. Full Text Link.

Ramiro, S. Radner, H. van der Heijde, DM. [et al]. Combination therapy for pain management in inflammatory arthritis: a Cochrane systematic review. The Journal of Rheumatology. Supplement. September 2012; 90: 47-55. Full Text Link.

Ringer, R. Wertli, M. Bachmann, LM. [et al]. Concordance of qualitative bone scintigraphy results with presence of clinical complex regional pain syndrome 1: Meta-analysis of test accuracy studies. European Journal of Pain. November 2012; 16(10): 1347-56. Full Text Link.

Fejer, R. Leboeuf-Yde, C. Does back and neck pain become more common as you get older? A systematic literature review. Chiropractic & Manual Therapies. August 10th 2012; 20(1): 24. [Epub ahead of print]. Full Text Link.

Richards, BL. Whittle, SL. van der Heijde, DM. [et al]. The efficacy and safety of antidepressants in inflammatory arthritis: a Cochrane systematic review. The Journal of Rheumatology. Supplement. September 2012; 90: 21-7. Full Text Link.

Richards, BL. Whittle, SL. van der Heijde, DM. [et al]. The efficacy and safety of muscle relaxants in inflammatory arthritis: a Cochrane systematic review. The Journal of Rheumatology. Supplement. September 2012; 90: 34-9. Full Text Link.

Richards, BL. Whittle, SL. van der Heijde, DM. [et al]. Efficacy and safety of neuromodulators in inflammatory arthritis: a Cochrane systematic review. The Journal of Rheumatology. Supplement. September 2012; 90: 8-33. Full Text Link.

Whittle, SL. Richards, BL. van der Heijde, DM. [et al]. The efficacy and safety of opioids in inflammatory arthritis: a Cochrane systematic review. The Journal of Rheumatology. Supplement. September 2012; 90: 40-6. Full Text Link.

Hutchinson, AJ. Ball, S. Andrews, JC. [et al]. The effectiveness of acupuncture in treating chronic non-specific low back pain: a systematic review of the literature. Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research. October 30th 2012; 7(1): 36. [Epub ahead of print]. Full Text Link.

Richards, MC. Ford, JJ. Slater, SL. [et al]. The effectiveness of physiotherapy functional restoration for post-acute low back pain: a systematic review. Manual Therapy. July 13th 2012. [Epub ahead of print]. Full Text Link.

Hagen, KB. Dagfinrud, H. Moe, RH. [et al]. Exercise therapy for bone and muscle health: an overview of systematic reviews. BMC Medicine. December 19th 2012; 10(1): 167. [Epub ahead of print]. Full Text Link.

Radner, H. Ramiro, S. van der Heijde, DM. [et al]. How do gastrointestinal or liver comorbidities influence the choice of pain treatment in inflammatory arthritis? A Cochrane systematic review. The Journal of Rheumatology. Supplement. September 2012; 90: 74-80. Full Text Link.

Dubreuil, M. Greger, S. Lavalley, M. [et al]. Improvement in wrist pain with ultrasound-guided glucocorticoid injections: a meta-analysis of individual patient data. Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism. January 8th 2013. [Epub ahead of print].

Englbrecht, M. Tarner, IH. van der Heijde, DM. [et al]. Measuring pain and efficacy of pain treatment in inflammatory arthritis: a systematic literature review. The Journal of Rheumatology.  Supplement. September 2012; 90: 3-10. Full Text Link.

Cramer, H. Haller, H. Lauche, R. [et al]. Mindfulness-based stress reduction for low back pain. A systematic review. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. September 25th 2012;12(1):162. [Epub ahead of print]. Full Text Link.

Siemons, L. Ten Klooster, PM. Taal, E. [et al]. Modern psychometrics applied in rheumatology: a systematic review. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. October 31st 2012; 13(1): 216. [Epub ahead of print]. Full Text Link.

Laird, RA. Kent, P. Keating, JL. Modifying patterns of movement in people with low back pain: does it help? A systematic review. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. September 7th 2012; 13: 169. Full Text Link.

Whittle, SL. Colebatch, AN. Buchbinder, R. [et al]. Multinational evidence-based recommendations for pain management by pharmacotherapy in inflammatory arthritis: integrating systematic literature research and expert opinion of a broad panel of rheumatologists in the 3e Initiative. Rheumatology. August 2012; 51(8): 1416-25. Full Text Link.

Lemeunier, N. Leboeuf-Yde, C. Gagey, O. The natural course of low back pain: a systematic critical literature review. Chiropractic & Manual Therapies. October 17th 2012; 20(1): 33. [Epub ahead of print]. Full Text Link.

Steiman, AJ. Pope, JE. Thiessen-Philbrook, H. [et al]. Non-biologic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) improve pain in inflammatory arthritis (IA): a systematic literature review of randomized controlled trials. Rheumatology International. January 6th 2013. [Epub ahead of print].

van der Heijde, DM. Pain management by pharmacotherapy in inflammatory arthritis. Systematic literature reviews of the 3e Initiative 2010. The Journal of Rheumatology. Supplement. September 2012; 90: 1-2. Full Text Link.

Marks, JL. van der Heijde, DM. Colebatch, AN. [et al]. Pain pharmacotherapy in patients with inflammatory arthritis and concurrent cardiovascular or renal disease: a Cochrane systematic review. The Journal of Rheumatology. Supplement. September 2012; 90: 81-4. Full Text Link.

Hazlewood, G. van der Heijde, DM. Bombardier, C. Paracetamol for the management of pain in inflammatory arthritis: a systematic literature review. The Journal of Rheumatology. Supplement. September 2012; 90: 11-6. Full Text Link.

Wang, SY. Olson-Kellogg, B. Shamliyan, TA. [et al]. Physical therapy interventions for knee pain secondary to osteoarthritis: a systematic review. Annals of Internal Medicine. November 6th 2012; 157(9): 632-44. Full Text Link.

da C Menezes Costa, L. Maher, CG. Hancock, MJ. [et al]. The prognosis of acute and persistent low-back pain: a meta-analysis. CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal. August 7th 2012; 184(11): E613-24. Full Text Link.

Tarner, IH. Englbrecht, M. Schneider, M. [et al]. The role of corticosteroids for pain relief in persistent pain of inflammatory arthritis: a systematic literature review. The Journal of Rheumatology. Supplement. September 2012; 90: 17-20. Full Text Link.

Adams, K. Bombardier, C. van der Heijde, D. Safety and efficacy of on-demand versus continuous use of nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs in patients with inflammatory arthritis: a systematic literature review. The Journal of Rheumatology. Supplement. September 2012; 90: 56-8. Full Text Link.

Adams K, Bombardier C, van der Heijde DM. Safety of pain therapy during pregnancy and lactation in patients with inflammatory arthritis: a systematic literature review. The Journal of Rheumatology. Supplement. September 2012; 90: 59-61. Full Text Link.

Derry, S. Moore, RA. Single dose oral celecoxib for acute postoperative pain in adults. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (Online). March 14th 2012, Issue 3; No. CD004233. Review. Full Text Link.

Clarke R, Derry S, Moore RA. Single dose oral etoricoxib for acute postoperative pain in adults. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (Online). April 18th 2012; Issue 4: No. CD004309. Review. Full Text Link.

Kim, SY. Lee, H. Chae, Y. [et al]. A systematic review of cost-effectiveness analyses alongside randomised controlled trials of acupuncture. Acupuncture in Medicine. October 25th 2012. [Epub ahead of print]. Full Text Link.

Villeneuve, E. Nam, JL. Bell, MJ. [et al]. A systematic literature review of strategies promoting early referral and reducing delays in the diagnosis and management of inflammatory arthritis. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases. January 2013; 72(1): 13-22. Full Text Link.

Falco, FJ. Manchikanti, L. Datta, S. [et al]. An update of the systematic assessment of the diagnostic accuracy of lumbar facet joint nerve blocks. Pain Physician. November 2012; 15(6): E869-907. Full Text Link.

Fejer R, Ruhe A. What is the prevalence of musculoskeletal problems in the elderly population in developed countries? A systematic critical literature review. Chiropractic & Manual Therapies. September 24th 2012; 20(1): 31. [Epub ahead of print]. Full Text Link.

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