Monthly Archives: July 2019

What are the most effective interventions to improve physical performance in pre-frail and frail adults? It’s surprisingly hard to tell.

Group of seniors walking in park

As populations age and become frail, evidence-based interventions to improve health outcomes are urgently needed. A newly published systematic review in BMC Geriatrics set out to identify interventions that were most effective in improving physical performance in older adults at increased risk of negative outcomes. In this blog post, the authors of the review discuss why this was harder than expected and what can be done to design better interventions.

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EULAR 2019: highlights from the annual conference


BMC Rheumatology & BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders travelled to Madrid for the 20th edition of European Congress of Rheumatology co-organised by the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) and Paediatric Rheumatology Society (PReS). This annual conference is the one of the largest international meetings focussed on rheumatic and musculoskeletal disorders (RMDs). EULAR2019 was no different from previous editions with over 14,000 delegates from over 120 countries contributing to 2,226 poster displays and 500 oral presentations. Here we look back at some of the highlights.