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NSAIDs contribute ‘substantially’ to increased CVD risk in osteoarthritis

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People with osteoarthritis have a significantly higher risk for developing cardiovascular disease than those without, and the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs mediates a considerable proportion of this association, researchers report.

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Partial knee replacement recommended for medial compartment osteoarthritis

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Partial knee replacement is more cost-effective than total knee replacement over 5 years for patients with late-stage isolated medial compartment osteoarthritis of the knee, show results of the TOPKAT trial published in The Lancet.

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Home-based rehabilitation ‘appropriate’ after uncomplicated TKR

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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.

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Biomarker panel may help differentiate PsA from osteoarthritis

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

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Tramadol linked to increased mortality risk in osteoarthritis patients

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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.

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