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PPC IV Literature Review Requirements (self-directed learning assignment): Rheumatology Topics

Osteoarthritis

  • Lumiracoxib versus celecoxib for treating osteoarthritis
  • Celecoxib versus diclofenac for treating arthritis
  • Celecoxib versus omeprazole and diclofenac for treating arthritis
  • Glucosamine/chondroitin versus chondroitin for treating osteoarthritis
  • Glucosamine/chondroitin versus glucosamine for treating osteoarthritis
  • Glucosamine versus chondroitin for treating osteoarthritis
  • Glucosamine/chondroitin versus celecoxib for treating osteoarthritis
  • Meriva/glucosamine versus chondroitin/glucosamine for treating osteoarthritis
  • Photo-activated platelet-rich plasma injections vs hyaluronic acid injections for treating osteoarthritis
  • Chondroitin sulfate versus celecoxib for treating osteoarthritis

Gout & Hyperuricemia

  • Febuxostat vs allopurinol for treating gout & hyperuricemia
  • Cardiovascular safety of febuxostat vs allopurinol for the treatment of gout

Rheumatoid arthritis

  • Comparing infliximab to adalimumab for treating rheumatoid arthritis
  • Comparing infliximab to etanercept for treating rheumatoid arthritis
  • Comparing methotrexate to rituximab for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis
  • Comparing methotrexate to rituximab with methotrexate for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis
  • Celecoxib vs. diclofenac for treating arthritis
  • Tocilizumab vs. methotrexate for treating rheumatoid arthritis
  • Celecoxib vs. omeprazole and diclofenac for treating arthritis
  • Comparing etanercept with methotrexate to an etanercept monotherapy for treating rheumatoid arthritis
  • Treating rheumatoid arthritis with disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs with or without ginger

Osteoporosis

  • Alendronate vs. risedronate for treating osteoporosis
  • Teriparatide and denosumab versus teriparatide alone for treating osteoporosis
  • Teriparatide and denosumab versus denosumab alone for treating osteoporosis
  • Ibandronate versus risedronate  for treating osteoporosis
  • Romosozumab versus alendronate for preventing fractures in women with osteoporosis
  • Ibandronate versus alendronate  for treating osteoporosis

Misc. Rheumatology Topics

  • Prednisone versus cytotoxic drugs to treat lupus nephritis