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31-05-2019 | Osteoarthritis | News

Metformin may slow knee OA progression in people with obesity

Metformin use may protect against knee cartilage damage in obese people with knee osteoarthritis, suggests an analysis of Osteoarthritis Initiative participants.

30-05-2019 | Arthroplasty | News

FDA approves first diagnostic test for joint replacement infections

The US FDA has approved a diagnostic test to aid detection of infections in the synovial fluid surrounding prosthetic joints in patients being considered for revision surgery.

03-10-2018 | Osteoarthritis | News

Diabetes linked to elevated arthritis, osteoporosis risk

Patients with diabetes have an increased risk for arthritis, osteoporosis, and musculoskeletal pain, study findings indicate.

03-10-2018 | Osteoarthritis | News

Musculoskeletal conditions associated with increased chronic disease risk

A large meta-analysis has found that individuals with musculoskeletal conditions may have an increased risk for chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer.

22-09-2018 | Osteoarthritis | Article

Association of varus knee thrust during walking with worsening WOMAC knee pain: The multicenter osteoarthritis study

Wink AE et al. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 2018. doi: 10.1002/acr.23766

18-09-2018 | Osteoarthritis | Review | Article

Fixed-dose combination amlodipine/celecoxib (Consensi) for hypertension and osteoarthritis

Smith SM, Cooper-DeHoff RM. Am J Med 2018. doi: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2018.08.027

12-09-2018 | Osteoarthritis | Review | Article

Modern-day environmental factors in the pathogenesis of osteoarthritis

Berenbaum F et al. Nat Rev Rheumatol 2018. doi: 10.1038/s41584-018-0073-x

Weight gain may be linked to development of knee OA in overweight patients

Overweight and obese women who gain weight over a 2.5-year period are more likely to experience progression of knee joint synovitis than those who maintain a stable bodyweight, research suggests.

06-09-2018 | Osteoarthritis | Article

Triamcinolone acetonide extended-release in patients with osteoarthritis and type 2 diabetes: A randomized, phase 2 study

Russell SJ et al. Rheumatology (Oxford) 2018: key265. doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/key265

03-09-2018 | Osteoarthritis | Highlight | News

Weight gain may be linked to development of knee OA in overweight patients

Overweight and obese women who gain weight over a 2.5-year period are more likely to experience progression of knee joint synovitis than those who maintain a stable bodyweight, research suggests.

28-07-2018 | Osteoarthritis | Review | Article

The impact of sarcopenic obesity on knee and hip osteoarthritis: A scoping review

Godziuk K et al. BMC Musculoskelet Disord 2018; 19: 271. doi: 10.1186/s12891-018-2175-7

02-07-2018 | Osteoarthritis | News

The more weight loss the better in overweight patients with knee OA

Overweight and obese older adults with knee osteoarthritis experience clinical and mechanistic benefits in line with their degree of weight loss, suggests a secondary analysis of the IDEA randomized controlled trial.

14-06-2018 | Osteoarthritis | EULAR 2018 | News

Disease severity linked to depression risk in OA patients

More severe structural disease is associated with an increased risk for depression among patients with radiographic knee osteoarthritis, according to study results presented at the EULAR 2018 meeting in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Disease severity linked to depression risk in OA patients

More severe structural disease is associated with an increased risk for depression among patients with radiographic knee osteoarthritis, according to study results presented at the EULAR 2018 meeting in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

12-06-2018 | Osteoarthritis | Article

Living with osteoarthritis is a balancing act: An exploration of patients’ beliefs about knee pain

This study aimed to explore the beliefs of people with knee osteoarthritis about the disease, and how these beliefs had formed and what impact these beliefs had on activity participation, health behaviour, and self-management.

Darlow B et al. BMC Rheumatol 2018; 2: 15. doi: 10.1186/s41927-018-0023-x

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