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OARSI guidelines for the non-surgical management of knee osteoarthritis.
TLDR
These evidence-based consensus recommendations provide guidance to patients and practitioners on treatments applicable to all individuals with knee OA, as well as therapies that can be considered according to individualized patient needs and preferences. Expand
What low back pain is and why we need to pay attention
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Intensified research efforts and global initiatives are clearly needed to address the burden of low back pain as a public health problem, where health and other systems are often fragile and not equipped to cope with this growing burden. Expand
Prevention and treatment of low back pain: evidence, challenges, and promising directions
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Effective, promising, or emerging solutions that could offer new directions in the management of low back pain need greater attention and further research to determine if they are appropriate for large-scale implementation. Expand
A Consensus Approach Toward the Standardization of Back Pain Definitions for Use in Prevalence Studies
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These definitions provide standards that may improve future comparisons of low back pain prevalence figures by person, place and time characteristics, and offer opportunities for statistical summaries. Expand
Group cognitive behavioural treatment for low-back pain in primary care: a randomised controlled trial and cost-effectiveness analysis
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Over 1 year, the cognitive behavioural intervention had a sustained effect on troublesome subacute and chronic low-back pain at a low cost to the health-care provider. Expand
Clinical service organisation for heart failure.
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There was weak evidence that case management interventions may be associated with a reduction in admissions for heart failure, and the data from this review are insufficient for forming recommendations. Expand
OARSI guidelines for the non-surgical management of knee, hip, and polyarticular osteoarthritis.
TLDR
These guidelines offer comprehensive and patient-centered treatment profiles for individuals with Knee, Hip, and Polyarticular OA that are derived from expert consensus and based on objective review of high-quality meta-analytic data. Expand
Low back pain: a call for action
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The Viewpoint is a call for action on this global problem of low back pain and suggests population shifts are more rapid in low-income and middle-income countries, where adequate resources to address the problem might not exist. Expand
A systematic review and meta-synthesis of the impact of low back pain on people’s lives
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The social component of the biopsychosocial model is important to patients but not well represented in current core-sets of outcome measures, and researchers should consider social factors to help develop a portfolio of more relevant outcome measures. Expand
Chronic musculoskeletal pain rarely presents in a single body site: results from a UK population study.
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Multi-site chronic pain is more common than single- site chronic pain and is commonly associated with other problems and may often be inappropriate for research and care on single sites, in a representative UK sample. Expand
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