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No Benefit for MRI-Guided Treat-to-Target Strategy in Rheumatoid Arthritis

A treat-to-target strategy guided by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) did not improve disease activity or reduce radiographic progression compared with a conventional treat-to-target strategy among patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in clinical remission, according to data published in JAMA. Researchers conducted a 2-year, randomized, multicenter trial (ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01656278) to determine whether an MRI-guided strategy improves outcomes among patients…

Slump Stretching May Be Beneficial in Low Back Pain

Slump stretching may be beneficial to individuals with low back pain — based on very low to moderate quality evidence — according to a meta-analysis published in Pain Medicine. Slump stretching is achieved when sitting in a slouched position (ie, with thoracic and lumbar flexion and a posterior pelvic tilt) and actively flexing one’s cervical spine as far…
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