Individuals at high risk for osteoporotic fracture constitute a very meaningful disease burden to society, particularly in Asia, and that burden is expected to increase significantly in coming years, according to Nicholas Harvey, MA, MB, BChir, MRCP, PhD.
Paris, France—Three biomarkers have been identified that may be used to determine disease severity in osteoarthritis (OA), according to data presented at the 2014 European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) Congress. The miRNAs—miR 454, miR 885-5p, and miR let-7e—may predict the development of severe OA in patients with early disease.
Tampa, FL—Current guidelines for the management of knee osteoarthritis (OA) from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons do not recommend intra-articular hyaluronic acid (IAHA) injection (ie, viscosupplementation) for patients with symptomatic OA because of the lack of data indicating that its use reduces pain.
Contemporary guidelines for the management of osteoarthritis (OA) from different stakeholder organizations are generally consistent, according to a systematic review of the literature undertaken as an initiative of the Chronic Osteoarthritis Management Initiative Work Group.
By Alice Goodman San Diego, CA—A low-tech, inexpensive, slip-on knee brace reduces pain and joint damage associated with osteoarthritis (OA), according to a study presented at the 2013 American College of Rheumatology meeting. This is the first study to quantify the effect of a knee brace on pain and joint damage in patients with OA, according to the authors.
By Phoebe Starr San Diego, CA—Regular physical activity has the potential to improve physical health and to reduce healthcare costs for patients with osteoarthritis (OA), based on a study presented at the 2013 American College of Rheumatology meeting.
By Rosemary Frei, MSc Québec, Canada—The evidence is strong that exercise is beneficial for patients with lower-limb osteoarthritis (OA), particularly knee OA, according to a new analysis that was presented at the 2013 Cochrane Colloquium. Rheumatologists and primary care physicians should continue to advise patients with OA to stay active and to exercise, the investigators say.
By Wayne Kuznar In patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA), moderate or severe patellofemoral (PF) OA (PFOA) that coexists with tibiofemoral (TF) OA may limit knee extension strength and range of motion, which manifests as difficulty going down stairs, found investigators at the University of Pittsburgh.
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