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29-04-2019 | Total knee replacement | Highlight | News

Home-based rehabilitation ‘appropriate’ after uncomplicated TKR

Clinic-based or inpatient rehabilitation programs are not superior to home-based programs for individuals who undergo total knee replacement without complications, suggests a systematic review and meta-analysis.

08-04-2019 | Biomarkers | Highlight | News

Biomarker panel may help differentiate PsA from osteoarthritis

A panel of four soluble biomarkers comprising markers of cartilage metabolism, metabolic syndrome, and inflammation could distinguish psoriatic arthritis from osteoarthritis, researchers report.

12-03-2019 | Osteoarthritis | Highlight | News

Tramadol linked to increased mortality risk in osteoarthritis patients

Mortality rates are significantly higher during the first year after a tramadol prescription than after prescription of common nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, but it is unclear whether the relationship is causal, say researchers.

01-03-2019 | Osteoarthritis | Highlight | Article

Early-onset osteoarthritis in association with familial angel-shaped phalango-epiphyseal dysplasia previously referred to as peripheral dysostosis

Editorial board member Oliver FitzGerald presents a family with two siblings having features consistent with angel-shaped phalango-epiphyseal dysplasia (ASPED), and a mother with a normal phenotype but with severe, early-onset multi-joint osteoarthritis.

15-02-2019 | Osteoarthritis | Highlight | News

Longevity of hip, knee replacements in OA patients estimated

Two meta-analyses published in The Lancet provide estimates for how long hip and knee replacements are likely to last in patients with osteoarthritis.

12-02-2019 | Osteoarthritis | Highlight | News

Ibuprofen may be a ‘reasonable option’ for analgesia after hip replacement

Patients who are treated with ibuprofen alone experience comparable pain control in the first day after hip replacement to those give acetaminophen plus ibuprofen, findings from the PANSAID trial suggest.

21-12-2018 | Osteoarthritis | Highlight | News

Long-term impact unclear for knee OA medications

Findings from a systematic review and network meta-analysis published in JAMA indicate that it is not clear whether pharmacologic treatments offer long-term benefits for patients with knee osteoarthritis.

22-11-2018 | Osteoarthritis | Highlight | News

Interdisciplinary intervention improves hand grip strength in OA patients

A single-session nonpharmacologic intervention delivered by rheumatology-trained healthcare professionals from different disciplines improves grip strength among patients with hand osteoarthritis, randomized trial findings suggest.

06-09-2018 | Calcium crystal deposition disease | Review | Article

Calcium crystal deposition diseases: Beyond gout

McCarthy GM, Dunne A. Nat Rev Rheumatol 2018. doi: 10.1038/s41584-018-0078-5

07-09-2018 | Treatment | Feature | Article

At a glance: Common scores used in rheumatology

A quick-reference guide to the scores that are commonly used in clinical trials and daily rheumatology practice.

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.

30-08-2018 | Osteoarthritis | Highlight | News

Updated EULAR guidance for managing hand OA published

EULAR has issued updated recommendations for the management of hand osteoarthritis based on current evidence and expert opinion.

28-08-2018 | Osteoarthritis | Highlight | News

Oral OA therapy not linked to knee replacement risk

Exposure to oral osteoarthritis therapies is unlikely to be a risk factor for requiring knee replacement, suggests an analysis of the Osteoarthritis Initiative database.

11-07-2018 | Arthroplasty | Review | Article

Total joint arthroplasty in patients with inflammatory rheumatic diseases

Compagnoni R, Gualtierotti R, Randelli P. Adv Ther 2018. doi: 10.1007/s12325-018-0750-9

20-07-2018 | Physical activity | Highlight | News

Physical activity recommendations for patients with OA and inflammatory arthritis published

EULAR has issued evidence-based recommendations for physical activity in patients with osteoarthritis and inflammatory arthritis.

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

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.

08-05-2018 | Osteoarthritis | Article

Benefits and safety of dietary protein for bone health: An expert consensus paper endorsed by the European Society for Clinical and Economical Aspects of Osteopororosis, Osteoarthritis, and Musculoskeletal Diseases and by the International Osteoporosis Foundation

This summary of systematic reviews and meta-analyses addresses the benefits and risks of dietary protein intakes for bone health in adults.

Rizzoli R et al. Osteoporos Int 2018; Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s00198-018-4534-5

02-05-2018 | Spondyloarthropathies | Highlight | News

Diclofenac linked to increased myocardial infarction risk in SpA patients

Current use of the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug diclofenac, but not of naproxen, is associated with a threefold increased risk for myocardial infarction among individuals with spondyloarthritis, according to recent findings.

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