Dr Iain Duncan
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Liver SW Elastography 2019

Liver SW elastography has become increasingly available and more frequently performed over the last 5 years. We were one of the first and all GMI sonographers and I have gained significant experience performing and interpreting the test. Having a good relationship and getting valuable feedback from our local hepatologists has been very helpful. The test/scan […]

hip osteoarthritis

Prognostic Factors for Progression of Osteoarthritis of the Hip

C. H. Teirlinck; D. M. J. Dorleijn; P. K. Bos; J. B. M. Rijkels-Otters; S. M. A. Bierma-Zeinstra; P. A. J. Luijsterburg Arthritis Res Ther. 2019;21(192) [Open Access] Background: Predicting which patients with hip osteoarthritis are more likely to show disease progression is important for healthcare professionals. Therefore, the aim of this review was to assess which factors […]

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PRP and Visco-supplementation for rotator-cuff tears

I am seeing a growing interest and noting more research in both PRP (platelet rich plasma) and hyaluronate/viscosupplementation therapies for the treatment of both arthritis and tendon pathologies. In many of the earlier studies  there was no control patients, but this has been improved in several recent studies. In particular I draw your attention to […]

Relative efficacy and safety of topical non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for osteoarthritis: a systematic review and network meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials and observational studies

Chao Zeng, Jie Wei2, Monica S M Persson et al.View post Objectives To compare the efficacy and safety of topical non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), including salicylate, for the treatment of osteoarthritis (OA). Methods PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library and Web of Science were searched from 1966 to January 2017. Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) comparing topical NSAIDs […]

lateral epicondylitis

Lateral Epicondylitis: A Therapy Update

Background  Definition: Lateral epicondylitis is a common, painful condition characterized by pain at the lateral side of the elbow, that increases during gripping or squeezing. Though sometimes referred to as “tennis elbow” it occurs mostly in middle aged adults regardless of sporting activity.  Light microscopy reveals both an excess of fibroblasts and blood vessels that […]