Lesley Barnsley

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OBJECTIVE To determine the efficacy and safety of extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) for lateral elbow pain. METHODS Systematic review of randomized controlled trials using Cochrane Collaboration methodology. RESULTS Nine placebo-controlled trials (1006 participants) and one trial of ESWT versus steroid injection (93 participants) were included.(More)
OBJECTIVE The sternoclavicular joint (SCJ) is commonly affected by rheumatological conditions. Case reports suggest that it may refer pain to distant areas, potentially leading to delays in diagnosis and inappropriately targeted investigations. Therefore, we studied the patterns of pain referral from the SCJ of nine healthy volunteers. METHODS Hypertonic(More)
We describe a 65-year-old male who presented with unilateral sacroiliitis as the first manifestation of metastatic prostatic carcinoma. When progressive symptoms are unresponsive to conventional therapy, a reconsideration of the diagnosis is necessary with appropriate further imaging studies. We discuss the differential diagnosis of sacroiliitis including,(More)
To determine whether upper gastrointestinal endoscopy poses a risk to patients with arthritis of the neck, 486 members of the Gastroenterology Society of Australia were surveyed by postal questionnaire. Replies were obtained from 323 members. More than 1.5 million endoscopies were covered and 11 respondents had experienced major complications related to(More)
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