OSTEOARTHRITIS - VESDate: 20 January 2016Description:
Visco-supplimentation of the Joints can Improve Joint Function and Reduce Pain.
1. Provide and ensure Exercise training.
2. Provide Alignment Correction.
3. Advise R.I.C.E. regime for 48 hrs after Injection.
1. Do Not use it to manage the Joint Pain Alone.
2. Do Not Inject Swollen Joints with VES.
3. Do Not Mix Other Drugs with VES.
RA - New GuidelinesDate: 20 January 2016Description:
-Early diagnosis is the guide to better outcome.
-Evaluating Prognosis and Disease activity helps in developing treatment plan.
-Biologics should be started early and may be discontinued after remission.
-Steroids are used to bridge the gap between starting therapy and effect of therapy.
-Steroids should be used for limited and accounted for period only.
BMD IN SPADate: 30 December 2015Description:
BMD - Bone mineral density shows more than normal Density in the Spine in advanced SpA.
-It can be used to assess early disease because before major X-ray changes set in the BMD is found to be low.
-Early diagnosis and aggressive treatment is important to arrest progression in this progressively erosive disease.
FIBROMYALGIA - New GuidelinesDate: 01 September 2015Description:
-Widespread pain associated with somatic symptoms are the new diagnostic criteria in FMS.
-Different forms of FMS may be described leading to different ways of treatment.
-Three main variables of PAIN, SLEEP DISORDER, DEPRESSION should be considered as per level of presentation.