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DI Referral Guidelines - Head and neck

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Guideline

Source:

Canadian Association of Radiologists

Want to learn more about the diagnostic investigations to consider in patients who present with head or neck problems such as hyperthyroidism, orbital lesions, and salivary obstruction?

 

The Canadian Association of Radiologists supports your decision making by summarizing investigations indicated for these conditions.

Tags: Diagnostic Imaging, Orthopedics

DI Referral Guidelines - Musculoskeletal system

Type:

Guideline

Source:

Canadian Association of Radiologists

Need a summary of diagnostic imaging you could consider in patients with musculoskeletal related problems such as osteomalacia pain, shoulder pain, and chronic foot pain?

 

The Canadian Association of Radiologists supports your decision making by providing a succinct listing of investigations indicated for the musculoskeletal system.

Tags: Diagnostic Imaging, Orthopedics

CORE Back Tool

Type:

Clinical Tool

Source:

Centre for Effective Practice

Do you need a concise and informative tool for examination, management, and clinical decision-making in patients with low back pain?

 

The Centre for Effective Practice (CEP) created this resource to summarize and organize low back pain assessment and identify red flags. This tool will help you walk through the history, conduct physical examinations, and provide initial management for your patients.

Tags: Chronic Pain, Orthopedics

Osteoarthritis Tool

Type:

Clinical Tool

Source:

Centre for Effective Practice

Do you need a resource or EMR-integrated form around the management of osteoarthritis?

 

The Centre for Effective Practice (CEP) created a reference for clinicians who manage patients with osteoarthritis. The tool covers areas such as patient history, red flags, and management options. Use the tool and the examination details provided to support osteoarthritis management in your practice.

Tags: Orthopedics

Osteoporosis and Falls Assessment

Type:

Clinical Tool

Source:

Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy

Looking for an assessment tool for osteoporosis and falls?

 

Osteoporosis Canada developed a tool around osteoporosis and falls that can be incorporated into your practice. This tool can be used for screening, reassessment at follow ups, and reassessment of falls and fracture events. Consider using this tool to support your next osteoporosis related patient assessment.

Tags: Orthopedics

Assessment of 10-Year Fracture Risk - Women and Men (CAROC system)

Type:

Resource

Source:

Osteoporosis Canada

Is your patient concerned about osteoporosis? Want a tool that can help you predict fracture risk?

 

The CAROC is an interactive tool that assists with calculating 10-year fracture risk. Use this tool to talk about options with your patient.

Tags: Orthopedics

Fracture Prevention for Long-Term Care Residents

Type:

Resource

Source:

Osteoporosis Canada

In need of information on fracture prevention in long term care residents?

 

Osteoporosis Canada, GERAS Center, and McMaster University adapted a support tool around fracture prevention in long-term care residents. Use this guidance document for the management of fracture prevention in your long-term care residents.

Tags: Care of the Elderly, Orthopedics

Osteoporosis Quick Reference Guide - 2010 CPGs

Type:

Resource

Source:

Osteoporosis Canada

In need of an overview of the evidence for osteoporosis management?

 

Osteoporosis Canada summarized the 2010 clinical practice guidelines for the diagnosis and management of osteoporosis, including recommendations for assessment, screening, and pharmacologic therapy. Consider this guideline when managing osteoporosis in your practice.

Tags: Orthopedics

Recommendations for preventing fracture in long-term care

Type:

Resource

Source:

Osteoporosis Canada

Looking for recommendations around prevention of fractures?

 

Osteoporosis Canada endorsed this guideline recommending interventions to prevent fracture in older long-term care residents. Refer to this guideline when managing a long-term care resident's fracture risk.

Tags: Care of the Elderly, Orthopedics

Low Back Pain

Type:

Resource

Source:

Reframe Health Lab

Looking for a short video that summarizes various aspects of low back pain management?

 

Dr. Mike Evans of Reframe Health Lab created this 11-minute video around low back pain for both healthcare providers and patients. Watch this video if you or your patient want a refresher on various aspects of managing low back pain.

Tags: Chronic Pain, Orthopedics

#269 Osteoarthritis pain getting you down? Duloxetine

Type:

PEER Tools for Practice

Source:

PEER Tools for Practice

Need the latest evidence for using SNRIs to treat osteoarthritis pain?

 

This PEER Tool for Practice highlights the latest evidence for using SNRIs to treat osteoarthritis pain. Consider this article when managing a patient with osteoarthritis pain.

Tags: Chronic Pain, Orthopedics

#276 Glucosamine & Chondroitin: Natural remedies for osteoarthritis?

Type:

PEER Tools for Practice

Source:

PEER Tools for Practice

Does glucosamine/chondroitin work for treatment of osteoarthritis pain?

 

This PEER Tool for Practice summarizes the latest evidence on glucosamine and chondroitin for osteoarthritis pain. Read this article when determining the impact of glucosamine and chondroitin on osteoarthritis pain.

Tags: Chronic Pain, Orthopedics , Rheumatology

#282 Osteoporosis treatment for post-menopausal women

Type:

PEER Tools for Practice

Source:

PEER Tools for Practice

Should you consider denosumab over other bisphosphonates?

 

This PEER Tool for Practice outlines the evidence on denosumab and bisphosphonates on preventing fractures. Consider reading this article when deciding about osteoporosis treatment for your patients.

Tags: Orthopedics

Quality Standard Placement: Osteoarthritis - Care for Adults With Osteoarthritis of the Knee, Hip, or Hand

Type:

Quality Standards

Source:

Ontario Health

Looking for guidance to support the care for your patients who have been diagnosed with or are suspected to have osteoarthritis of the knee, hip or hand?

 

This Quality Standard addresses care for adults (18 years of age or older) and focuses on the assessment, diagnosis, and management of this condition for people across all health care settings and health care professionals.

Tags: Orthopedics

#300 No Gain, No Pain? – What is the effect of diet-induced weight loss on osteoarthritis-related knee pain?

Type:

PEER Tools for Practice

Source:

PEER Tools for Practice

Will diet-induced weight loss reduce osteoarthritic knee pain in overweight and obese adults?

 

This PEER Tool for Practice presents evidence based on systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials that shows the effect of weight loss on osteoarthritic pain. Read this article if you have overweight or obese patients asking you if weight loss alone is enough to manage their knee pain.

Tags: Orthopedics

Mayo Clinic Bone Health Choice Decision Aid

Type:

Clinical Tool

Source:

Mayo Clinic

Need to discuss with your patient their risk of bone fractures?

 

The Decision Aid tool is an interactive online tool that allows you to input the patients information to help discuss risk of bone fractures. The tools offers you the opportunity to document your discussion and email your patient directly through this tool.

Tags: Orthopedics