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Pharmacological treatments: the example of osteoarthritis

Weiya Zhang and Michael Doherty

in Chronic Pain Epidemiology: From Aetiology to Public Health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199235766
eISBN:
9780191594816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235766.003.0023
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses common pharmacological and nutraceutical treatments in the management of chronic pain. It uses osteoarthritis (OA) as an example to discuss benefits and harms of each treatment ... More


Reading the Bones: Activity, Biology, and Culture

Elizabeth Weiss

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813054988
eISBN:
9780813053707
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054988.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Archaeological Methodology and Techniques

Do skeletal indicators used to reconstruct past people’s activity patterns actually reflect biological differences? This book reviews the literature on the most commonly utilized activity pattern ... More


“I’m Stiff and Achy”—Musculoskeletal Complaints

Daniel J. Wallace and Janice Brock Wallace

in All About Fibromyalgia: A Guide for Patients and their Families

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195147537
eISBN:
9780197561843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195147537.003.0016
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Rheumatology

Patients with each of the 150 distinct rheumatic disorders frequently have overlapping muscle and joint complaints. Weakness, myalgias, arthralgias, spasm, lack of endurance, and stiffness are ... More


Preserving the Body and Mind: Yoga and Music for Seniors

Lesley S. McAllister

in Yoga in the Music Studio

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780190915001
eISBN:
9780197544020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190915001.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

Recreational Music Making classes are becoming a common option around the United States for seniors, offering music classes that are fun, social, and relaxing without specific performance ... More


Osteoarthritis

Elizabeth Weiss

in Reading the Bones: Activity, Biology, and Culture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813054988
eISBN:
9780813053707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054988.003.0004
Subject:
Archaeology, Archaeological Methodology and Techniques

In this chapter, osteoarthritis etiology, which is often thought to be the result of wear and tear on joints, is examined using a multidisciplinary approach. Bioarchaeologists look for porosity, ... More


Soil Nutrient Deficiencies in an Area of Endemic Osteoarthritis (Mseleni Joint Disease) and Dwarfism in Maputoland, South Africa

Justin Pooley and Martin Fey

in Geology and Health: Closing the Gap

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195162042
eISBN:
9780197562062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195162042.003.0032
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Geochemistry

Unusually high incidences of dwarfism and an endemic osteoarthritis, called Mseleni Joint Disease (MJD), occur on the flat, sandy coastal plain of Maputaland. This rare disease begins with ... More


Are You Sure It’s Really Fibromyalgia?

Daniel J. Wallace and Janice Brock Wallace

in All About Fibromyalgia: A Guide for Patients and their Families

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195147537
eISBN:
9780197561843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195147537.003.0025
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Rheumatology

A week doesn’t go by without a patient wanting my reassurance that he or she is not seriously ill or making it all up. “Are you just telling me it’s fibromyalgia because you don’t want me to be ... More


Advanced Trauma Life Support (Atls), Polytrauma, Limb Salvage, and UK Trauma Guidelines

Alex Trompeter and David Elliott (eds)

in Trauma for the FRCS (Tr + Orth) Examination

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198749059
eISBN:
9780191916977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198749059.003.0019
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Professional Development in Medicine

Questions Mechanical instability of the pelvic ring may be tested by manual manipulation of the pelvis 1 in 6 Manual manipulation of the pelvis should never be performed Pelvic binder Manipulation ... More


Spinal Trauma

Alex Trompeter and David Elliott (eds)

in Trauma for the FRCS (Tr + Orth) Examination

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198749059
eISBN:
9780191916977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198749059.003.0020
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Professional Development in Medicine

Questions MRI CT myelography Standing anteroposterior and lateral radiographs without brace CT Brace and radiograph Anterior corpectomy and lumbar interbody fusion Short-segment posterior ... More


Sham Surgery: A Case Study of the Use of Medical Evidence

Eric M. Patashnik, Alan S. Gerber, and Conor M. Dowling

in Unhealthy Politics: The Battle over Evidence-Based Medicine

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691203225
eISBN:
9780691208565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691203225.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter presents a detailed case study of a sham knee surgery case. The knee case is illustrative of systemic problems in the promotion of evidence-based medicine. Clearly, many medical ... More


Understanding Bone Conditions

Anne Sutcliffe and Cameron Swift

in Adult Nursing Practice: Using evidence in care

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199697410
eISBN:
9780191918476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199697410.003.0013
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Nursing

The aim of this chapter is to provide nurses with the knowledge to be able to assess, manage, and care for people with bone conditions in an evidence-based and person-centred way. Bone conditions ... More


Sham surgery: An ethical analysis

Frankling G. Miller

in The Ethical Challenges of Human Research: Selected Essays

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199896202
eISBN:
9780190267681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199896202.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines the ethics of sham surgery by focusing on a published report of a sham-controlled trial of arthroscopic surgery for osteoarthritis of the knee. From a methodological ... More


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