JOURNAL ARTICLE
Add like
Add dislike
Add to saved papers

Pain relieving effect of short-course, pulse prednisolone in managing frozen shoulder.

Adhesive capsulitis or frozen shoulder is a common condition characterized by shoulder pain and stiffness in which conservative methods of treatment such as glucocorticosteroids, anti-inflammatory drugs, and physiotherapy play a significant part. To evaluate the pain relieving effect of short-course pulse prednisolone, this comparison study was planed. Two age and sex-matched groups of patients were studied during three years. Each group consisted of thirty patients suffered from idiopathic Frozen Shoulder. The mean duration from the onset of the disorder to referral to our clinic was five months. Patients' pain on external rotation was qualified using a visual analog scale before and after finishing the treatment. The first group received oral diclofenac (100 mg/day) and physiotherapy. The second group received 500 mg of prednisolone intravenously (i.v.) for three consecutive days at the beginning of treatment in addition to the full treatment regimen of the first group. The pain relieving effects of the two methods of treatment were compared. The mean pain scale for the first group decreased from 7.16 to 4.9 (p < 0.001) and for the second group from 7.10 to 2.96 (p < 0.001) as indicated by Paired sample test. Based on the results of this study, inclusion of 500 mg prednisolone for three days appears to improve the pain-relieving effect of routine conservative treatment of frozen shoulder using NSAIDs and physiotherapy.

Full text links

For the best experience, use the Read mobile app

Group 7SearchHeart failure treatmentPapersTopicsCollectionsEffects of Sodium-Glucose Cotransporter 2 Inhibitors for the Treatment of Patients With Heart Failure Importance: Only 1 class of glucose-lowering agents-sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors-has been reported to decrease the risk of cardiovascular events primarily by reducingSeptember 1, 2017: JAMA CardiologyAssociations of albuminuria in patients with chronic heart failure: findings in the ALiskiren Observation of heart Failure Treatment study.CONCLUSIONS: Increased UACR is common in patients with heart failure, including non-diabetics. Urinary albumin creatininineJul, 2011: European Journal of Heart FailureRandomized Controlled TrialEffects of Liraglutide on Clinical Stability Among Patients With Advanced Heart Failure and Reduced Ejection Fraction: A Randomized Clinical Trial.Review

Get seemless 1-tap access through your institution/university

For the best experience, use the Read mobile app

Read by QxMD is copyright © 2021 QxMD Software Inc. All rights reserved. By using this service, you agree to our terms of use and privacy policy.

Get seemless 1-tap access through your institution/university

For the best experience, use the Read mobile app