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Episode 370: PREMIUM – Back pain, knee pain, fractures and skin abscesses

In episode 370, Mike and James decide to follow their New Year’s resolution by trying to present some new studies in a useful and thoughtful way – in other words, a PREMIUM podcast. We talk about a trial of pregabalin for sciata, a trial of intra-articular steroid injections for knee pain, romosozumab/alendronate for fractures and antibiotics for small abscesses.

Show notes

1) Trial of Pregabalin for Acute and Chronic Sciatica

N Engl J Med 2017;376:1111-20

2) Effect of Intra-articular Triamcinolone vs Saline on Knee Cartilage Volume and Pain in Patients With Knee Osteoarthritis: A Randomized Clinical Trial

JAMA 2017;317:1967-75

3) Romosozumab or Alendronate for Fracture Prevention in Women with Osteoporosis

N Engl J Med 2017; 377:1417-27

4) A Placebo-Controlled Trial of Antibiotics for Smaller Skin Abscesses

N Engl J Med 2017;376:2545-55

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