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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

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

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

08-06-2018 | Pain | Review | Article

Cannabinoids for the treatment of rheumatic diseases: Where do we stand?

Katz-Talmor D et al. Nat Rev Rheumatol 2018. doi: 10.1038/s41584-018-0025-5

03-05-2018 | Pain | Article

EULAR recommendations for the health professional’s approach to pain management in inflammatory arthritis and osteoarthritis

Geenen R et al. Ann Rheum Dis 2018; 77: 797–807. doi: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2017-212662

30-04-2018 | Osteoarthritis | Article

Effects of glucosamine in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Ogata T et al. Clin Rheumatol 2018; Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s10067-018-4106-2

30-04-2018 | Osteoarthritis | Article

Total knee replacement and non-surgical treatment of knee osteoarthritis: 2-year outcome from two parallel randomized controlled trials

Skou ST et al. Osteoarthritis Cartilage 2018; Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.joca.2018.04.014

26-03-2018 | Patient engagement | Review | Article

Physician–patient communication in rheumatology: A systematic review

Georgopoulou S, Prothero L, D’Cruz DP. Rheumatol Int 2018; Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s00296-018-4016-2

30-03-2017 | Osteoarthritis | News

Knee replacement practice in OA patients questioned

Results of a study published in The BMJ suggest that total knee replacement has “minimal effects” on quality of life among patients with knee osteoarthritis, and restricting surgery to those with more severe disease would improve cost-effectiveness of the procedure in the USA.

23-03-2017 | Osteoarthritis | Article

A novel method of evaluating knee joint stability of patients with knee osteoarthritis: Multiscale entropy analysis with a knee-aiming task

This study proposes a novel index of knee joint stability which is feasible for quantitatively depicting knee stability and is a valuable tool to evaluate the effects of postoperative rehabilitation for knee osteoarthritis.

Zhou D et al. Scientific Reports 2017;7:354. doi:10.1038/s41598-017-00411-5

04-03-2017 | Osteoarthritis | Review | Article

Move it or lose it. Is it reasonable for older adults with osteoarthritis to continue to use paracetamol in order to maintain physical activity?

This review investigates limitations of current pain medications, summarizes patient attitudes toward the use of analgesics, and explores the uptake of physical activity for osteoarthritis management.

Lee K, Cooke J, Cooper G, Shield A. Drugs Aging 2017;34:417–423. doi:10.1007/s40266-017-0450-1

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