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Osteoarthritis

Epidemiology

11-05-2018 | Osteoarthritis | Review | Article

The role of radiography and MRI for eligibility assessment in DMOAD trials of knee OA

Roemer FW et al. Nat Rev Rheumatol 2018; 14: 372–380. doi: 10.1038/s41584-018-0010-z

20-03-2018 | Osteoarthritis | Article

Prevalence of and characteristics associated with insomnia and obstructive sleep apnea among veterans with knee and hip osteoarthritis

Taylor SS et al. BMC Musculoskelet Disord 2018; 19: 79. doi: 10.1186/s12891-018-1993-y

22-12-2017 | Epidemiology | News

Rainfall may not be linked to joint and back pain

Study results published in the Christmas edition of The BMJ suggest that there is no association between rainfall and the incidence of conditions related to joint or back pain among older people in the USA.

17-02-2017 | Osteoarthritis | Article

Sex differences in the association of skin advanced glycation endproducts with knee osteoarthritis progression

This study provides preliminary evidence that skin advanced glycation endproducts independent of age and body mass index are associated with knee joint space narrowing in men but not in women.

Eaton CB et al. Arthritis Res Ther 2017;19:36. doi:10.1186/s13075-017-1226-z

02-02-2017 | Osteoarthritis | Review | Article

Synovitis in osteoarthritis: current understanding with therapeutic implications

This article reviews knowledge on the prevalence of synovitis in osteoarthritis and its role in symptoms and structural progression, and explores lessons learnt from targeting synovitis therapeutically.

Mathiessen A & Conaghan PG. Arthritis Res Ther 2017;19:18. doi:10.1186/s13075-017-1229-9

21-12-2016 | Osteoarthritis | Book Chapter | Article

Osteoarthritis of the hip

In this chapter, Popa et al review epidemiological, genetic, anatomical, and biological research that indicates that hip osteoarthritis is a distinct entity in comparison to arthritis of other joints.

Popa MA, Goldberg VM, Wera GD. In: Hip Join Restoration. Edited by McCarthy JC, Noble PC, Villar RN. Springer Science+Business Media New York, 2017. doi:10.1007/978-1-4614-0694-5_14

06-01-2016 | Osteoarthritis | Book Chapter | Article

Osteoarthritis: Definition, etiology, and natural history

In this chapter, Arendt provides a comprehensive overview of the epidemiology, etiology, and American College of Cardiology classification criteria for osteoarthritis.

Arendt EA. In: Management of Knee Osteoarthritis in the Younger, Active Patient. Edited by Park DA. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2016. DOI 10.1007/978-3-662-48530-9_1

06-10-2015 | Osteoarthritis | Review | Article

Strategies for the prevention of knee osteoarthritis

This review outlines classic and modern definitions of osteoarthritis (OA) and suggests primary and secondary prevention strategies for joint injury, impaired muscle function, and obesity.

Nat Rev Rheumatol 2015. doi:10.1038/nrrheum.2015.135

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