Tag Archives: Musculoskeletal

Heart Risk Warning Over Painkiller Diclofenac (BBC News / MHRA)

Summary The medicines regulator has advised that the painkiller diclofenac should not be used by people with heart problems. A European review found a small increased risk of heart attack and stroke. “The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) said … Continue reading

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Hip Fractures in Hospitalised Medical Patients (BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)

Summary The incidence of hip fracture among people admitted to internal medicine units in Spain was analyzed. 1127 (0.057%) people received a diagnosis of hip fracture during hospitalisation, and the hospital mortality rate was 27.9%. (versus 9.4% for comparable non-fracture … Continue reading

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High-Dose Painkiller Heart Risk (NHS Choices / BBC News)

Summary Commonly-used painkillers, such as ibuprofen and diclofenac, can increase the risk of heart problems slightly if taken in high doses over a long time. This conclusion was arrived at by meta-analysis of data from 639 separate clinical trials. The risks remain … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Recent Systematic Reviews on Musculoskeletal Topics (October – December 2012)

[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. … Continue reading

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Recent Systematic Reviews on Musculoskeletal Topics

[A version of this collection appears in: Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 3, October 2012]. Introduction Each month a large number of journal articles, including systematic reviews and meta-analyses, are examined. Here is a … Continue reading

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Recent Systematic Reviews on Hip Fractures

[A version of this collection appears in: Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 3, October 2012]. Introduction Each month a large number of journal articles, including systematic reviews and meta-analyses, are examined. Here is a recent selection. … Continue reading

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