NSAIDS and Osteoarthritis Pain

What is your choice to treat chronic joint pain? I know! It is very frustrating for patients and physicians, I took 800mg of Motrin but… and you know Narcotics wont do anything with pain. Lancet in a meta-analysis compared NSAIDs, Acetaminophen, or placebo. They concluded that Diclofenac 150 mg/day is the most effective NSAID available […]

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Gout and Steroids!

Annals of Internal Medicine published a¬†Multicenter, Double-Blind, Randomized Trial and compared Oral Prednisolone in the Treatment of Acute Gout. Patients were randomly assigned in a 1:1 ratio to receive either indomethacin or prednisolone for 5 days. The regimen was for patients presented to the ED within 3 days of symptom onset. Indomethacin group: patients received […]

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Back Pain and Narcotics!

We all see patients with back pain every single day that we are working in ED. Many of them tried different pain medications, muscle relaxant. I have had several presentations on this, but I have to accept that in clinical setting, its difficult to convince some patients that narcotics are not the best approach for […]

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