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Former EBM I Literature Review Requirements: Rheumatology topics / Orthopedic topics

This guide has information about the literature review assignment for the Evidence Based Medicine I course at NEOMED.

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

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. Skeletal Related Topics

  • Pamidronate versus zoledronic acid for treating osteogenesis imperfecta
  • Intra-articular injection versus hydrodilatation for treating primary frozen shoulder
  • Intra-articular injection versus subacromial injection for treating primary frozen shoulder
  • Subacromial injection versus hydrodilatation for treating primary frozen shoulder
  • Comparing the modified Dunn procedure versus in situ fixation for the treatment of the slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE)

Misc. Rheumatology Topics

  • Prednisone versus cytotoxic drugs to treat lupus nephritis