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Synopsis: 38 patients with sub-acute non-specific low back pain (NSLBP) were randomized to receive 7 weeks of either Core Stabilization Exercise (CSE) therapy or 7 weeks of standard therapy (ultrasound and thermal treatment).Outcomes measured included lumbar joint repositioning error, pain intensity, and functional disability.The results demonstrated that CSE therapy was associated with significantly less lumbar joint repositioning error compared to the control group after 7 weeks of intervention, and 4 weeks after the cessation of treatment. Moreover, pain intensity... Read More »
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Synopsis: 10 studies were included in this systematic review and meta-analysis which sought to evaluate the effects of kinesiotape intervention in on functional performance results during the Stars Excursion Balance test and vertical jump height test, and on range of motion.Meta-analyzed data with respect to the Stars Excursion Balance test and vertical jump height tests demonstrated significant differences between groups in favour of KT groups among mixed populations of patients with prior ankle injury and healthy individuals. Meta-analyzed data on... Read More »
Level 2 Meta Analysis
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Synopsis: 208 patients with knee osteoarthritis were randomized to a combined intervention which consisted of three sessions of patellar mobilization and daily home-based nonloaded vastus medialis oblique exercise over 6 months, or to wait-list control for 6 months.Patients were assessed for outcome related to change in Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC) scores, VAS pain score, functional performance tests, and pain-free knee range of motion. Results after 6... Read More »
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Synopsis: Seven randomized controlled trials were included in this meta-analysis evaluating the efficacy of corticosteroid injections in the treatment of enthesopathy of the extensor carpi radialis brevis origin.Included RCTs featured local anesthetic or placebo saline injections as a control.Results demonstrated significantly lower pain at 1 month with corticosteroid versus control injections, but no significant difference at 3 and 6 months. Functional scores and... Read More »
Author verified Level 1 Meta Analysis
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Synopsis: 50 patients with plantar fasciitis were randomized to a 4-week stretching protocol consisting of either simultaneous Achilles tendon and plantar fascia stretching or Achilles tendon stretching alone.Patients were assessed for outcomes related to pain, pressure pain threshold, ankle range of motion, and functional disability after 4 weeks. The results demonstrated... Read More »
Level 2 RCT
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Synopsis: Three randomized controlled trials were included in this meta-analysis comparing pain and functional improvement between operative and nonoperative treatment for full-thickness rotator cuff tears.Follow-up was 12 months in each study. Results demonstrated that... Read More »
Author verified Level 1 Meta Analysis
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Synopsis: 96 randomized controlled trials were included in this meta-analysis and systematic review which sought to evaluate the efficacy and safety of opioid analgesia for chronic, noncancer pain compared to placebo and active comparator treatment.When compared to placebo, opioid therapy was associated with statistically significant effects with respect to pain relief, increase in physical function, and improvement in sleep quality, though the effect estimates all fell below preset minimally important differences (MIDs) for each outcome.In contrast, opioid therapy was associated with significantly higher incidences of vomiting, nausea, constipation, dizziness, drowsiness, pruritus, and dry mouth when compared to placebo. When compared to... Read More »
Author verified Level 1 Meta Analysis
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Synopsis: 93 patients with chronic low back pain were randomized to an exercise therapy program administered via a mobile application (app group) or though standard written instructions (control group).Patients were assessed for change in pain severity on a numeric rating scale and disability on the Oswestry Disability Index after 12 weeks. Results demonstrated no... Read More »
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Synopsis: Five randomized controlled trials were included in this meta-analysis comparing the outcomes of surgical repair and either subacromial decompression or conservative treatment. Meta-analysis of functional outcome scores demonstrated significantly favourable results of repair compared to both subacromial decompression alone or conservative treatment. Read More »
Conference Report
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Synopsis: 1583 patients with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis were randomized to either glucosamine monotherapy, chondroitin monotherapy, combined glucosamine and chondroitin therapy, celecoxib 200mg daily, or placebo.Patients were assessed over 24 weeks of treatment.In the primary analysis, only the celecoxib group demonstrated a significantly higher rate of patients attaining the primary efficacy endpoint - a reduction of WOMAC pain by a minimum of 20% relative to baseline - compared to placebo. However, when only... Read More »
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