Rheumatology

Publication Title: 
Rheumatology International

To systematically search for the availability of evidence for exercise impacting on sleep for people who have rheumatoid arthritis. Two reviewers independently searched seven electronic databases, identified and extracted relevant studies by applying eligibility criteria. Sources of bias were assessed independently by two reviewers using the Cochrane bias assessment tool for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and Newcastle-Ottawa Quality Assessment Scale for non-RCTs. Data were synthesized using a level of evidence approach.

Author(s): 
McKenna, Sean
Donnelly, Alan
Fraser, Alexander
Comber, Laura
Kennedy, Norelee
Publication Title: 
Clinical Rehabilitation

OBJECTIVE: To identify effective mind-body exercise programs and provide clinicians and patients with updated, high-quality recommendations concerning non-traditional land-based exercises for knee osteoarthritis. METHODS: A systematic search and adapted selection criteria included comparative controlled trials with mind-body exercise programs for patients with knee osteoarthritis. A panel of experts reached consensus on the recommendations using a Delphi survey.

Author(s): 
Brosseau, Lucie
Taki, Jade
Desjardins, Brigit
Thevenot, Odette
Fransen, Marlene
Wells, George A.
Imoto, Aline Mizusaki
Toupin-April, Karine
Westby, Marie
Gallardo, Inmaculada C. Álvarez
Gifford, Wendy
Laferrière, Lucie
Rahman, Prinon
Loew, Laurianne
Angelis, Gino De
Cavallo, Sabrina
Shallwani, Shirin Mehdi
Aburub, Ala'
Bennell, Kim L.
Van der Esch, Martin
Simic, Milena
McConnell, Sara
Harmer, Alison
Kenny, Glen P.
Paterson, Gail
Regnaux, Jean-Philippe
Lefevre-Colau, Marie-Martine
McLean, Linda
Publication Title: 
Rheumatology (Oxford, England)

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the quality of evidence and the strength of recommendation for yoga as an ancillary intervention in rheumatic diseases. METHODS: Medline/PubMed, Scopus, the Cochrane Library and IndMED were searched through February 2013. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing yoga with control interventions in patients with rheumatic diseases were included. Two authors independently assessed the risk of bias using the Cochrane Back Review Group risk of bias tool.

Author(s): 
Cramer, Holger
Lauche, Romy
Langhorst, Jost
Dobos, Gustav
Publication Title: 
Clinical Therapeutics

BACKGROUND: Clinically relevant drug-drug interactions (DDIs) must be recognized in a timely manner and managed appropriately to prevent adverse drug reactions or therapeutic failure. Because the evidence for most DDIs is based on case reports or poorly documented clinical information, there is a need for better assessment of their clinical relevance.

Author(s): 
van Roon, Eric N.
van den Bemt, Patricia M. L. A.
Jansen, Tim L. Th A.
Houtman, Nella M.
van de Laar, Mart A. F. J.
Brouwers, Jacobus R. B. J.
Publication Title: 
Clinical Rehabilitation

OBJECTIVE: To identify effective mind-body exercise programs and provide clinicians and patients with updated, high-quality recommendations concerning non-traditional land-based exercises for knee osteoarthritis. METHODS: A systematic search and adapted selection criteria included comparative controlled trials with mind-body exercise programs for patients with knee osteoarthritis. A panel of experts reached consensus on the recommendations using a Delphi survey.

Author(s): 
Brosseau, Lucie
Taki, Jade
Desjardins, Brigit
Thevenot, Odette
Fransen, Marlene
Wells, George A.
Imoto, Aline Mizusaki
Toupin-April, Karine
Westby, Marie
Gallardo, Inmaculada C. Álvarez
Gifford, Wendy
Laferrière, Lucie
Rahman, Prinon
Loew, Laurianne
Angelis, Gino De
Cavallo, Sabrina
Shallwani, Shirin Mehdi
Aburub, Ala'
Bennell, Kim L.
Van der Esch, Martin
Simic, Milena
McConnell, Sara
Harmer, Alison
Kenny, Glen P.
Paterson, Gail
Regnaux, Jean-Philippe
Lefevre-Colau, Marie-Martine
McLean, Linda
Publication Title: 
The Journal of Rheumatology. Supplement

A critical appraisal of the design of clinical trials which examined the effectiveness of various interventions in fibrositis was conducted. Therapeutic interventions included physical fitness, biofeedback, acupuncture, dothiepin, imipramine, cyclobenzaprine, S-adenosylmethionine and amitriptyline. The design and analysis of the randomized, controlled studies render their results reliable. Major areas for methodologic improvement in future trials were identified. Standardized, validated and reliable diagnostic and outcome criteria need to be established.

Author(s): 
Gabriel, S. E.
Bombardier, C.
Publication Title: 
Bailliere's Best Practice & Research. Clinical Rheumatology

Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has become an important subject for rheumatologists. This article is an attempt to provide an introduction to this subject. It will provide definitions of, and define the prevalence of, CAM. The emphasis of the article is on evaluating the efficacy of CAM treatment modalities. This is achieved by referring to systematic reviews of clinical trials of acupuncture for low back pain, osteo-arthritis, fibromyalgia, inflammatory rheumatoid disease and neck pain. Further areas addressed in this way are herbal remedies, fish oil and glucosamine.

Author(s): 
Ernst, E.
Publication Title: 
Bailliere's Best Practice & Research. Clinical Rheumatology

Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has become an important subject for rheumatologists. This article is an attempt to provide an introduction to this subject. It will provide definitions of, and define the prevalence of, CAM. The emphasis of the article is on evaluating the efficacy of CAM treatment modalities. This is achieved by referring to systematic reviews of clinical trials of acupuncture for low back pain, osteo-arthritis, fibromyalgia, inflammatory rheumatoid disease and neck pain. Further areas addressed in this way are herbal remedies, fish oil and glucosamine.

Author(s): 
Ernst, E.
Publication Title: 
BMJ open

INTRODUCTION: This systematic review aims to analyse the trial data on the effects of bee venom acupuncture (BVA) for rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

Author(s): 
Lee, Ju Ah
Son, Mi Ju
Choi, Jiae
Yun, Kyung-Jin
Jun, Ji Hee
Lee, Myeong Soo
Publication Title: 
Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management

Among the host of distressing pathophysiological and psychosocial symptoms, fatigue is the most prevalent complaint in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). This review is to update the current findings on non-pharmacological, pharmacological, and modality strategies to manage fatigue in patients with SLE and to provide some recommendations on optimal management of fatigue based on the best available evidence. We performed a systematic literature search of the PubMed and Scopus databases to identify publications on fatigue management in patients with SLE.

Author(s): 
Yuen, Hon K.
Cunningham, Melissa A.

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