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19-10-2018 | Osteoarthritis | News

Exercise does not harm the knee joints in those with knee OA

Contrary to the belief of some patients, exercise does not harm the knee joints in those at risk for or with knee osteoarthritis, according to a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

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Arthritis Care Res 2018; doi:10.1002/acr.23786

03-10-2018 | Osteoarthritis | News

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Diabetes linked to elevated arthritis, osteoporosis risk

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

10-09-2018 | Osteoarthritis | News

Home exercise targeting multiple muscles may be beneficial for early OA patients

A home-based exercise intervention aiming to strengthen multiple muscles improves pain and physical function among patients with preradiographic knee osteoarthritis, Japanese study results suggest.

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Clin Rheumatol 2018; doi:10.1007/s10067-018-4263-3

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.

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.

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Ann Rheum Dis 2018; doi:10.1136/annrheumdis-2018-213826

Level of participation in physical therapy or an internet-based exercise training program: Associations with outcomes for patients with knee osteoarthritis

The aim of this study is to examine whether number of physical therapy visits or amount of use of an internet-based exercise training program is associated with differential improvement in outcomes for participants with knee osteoarthritis [read more].
Pignato M et al. BMC Musculoskelet Disord 2018; 19: 238. doi: 10.1186/s12891-018-2139-y

27-07-2018 | Osteoarthritis | Article

Construction of an adherence rating scale for exercise therapy for patients with knee osteoarthritis

Wang J et al. BMC Musculoskelet Disord 2018; 19: 263. doi: 10.1186/s12891-018-2200-x

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.

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Ann Rheum Dis 2018; doi:10.1136/annrheumdis-2018-213585

11-07-2018 | Osteoarthritis | News

Interventions to improve walking ability in OA patients needed

Study results suggest that the youngest patients with osteoarthritis have the greatest impairments in walking ability compared with healthy controls of the same age, and walking disability is significantly associated with arterial stiffness.

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Arthritis Care Res 2018; doi:10.1002/acr.23697

11-07-2018 | Physical activity | Article

2018 EULAR recommendations for physical activity in people with inflammatory arthritis and osteoarthritis

Osthoff AKR et al. Ann Rheum Dis 2018. doi: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2018-213585

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.

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Arthritis Care Res 2018; Advance online publication

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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