A diet and exercise program delivered in community settings may improve some clinical outcomes for people with knee osteoarthritis and overweight or obesity, suggest findings from the WE-CAN pragmatic randomized controlled trial.
Recurrent intra-articular corticosteroid injections are often inferior to other injectables, including placebo, for the long-term improvement of pain, function, and quality of life in people with osteoarthritis, meta-analysis data suggest.
Individuals with rheumatic conditions living in areas with the highest social and heat vulnerability are significantly more likely to experience recurrent hospitalizations than those living in the least vulnerable areas, research suggests.
People with knee osteoarthritis may experience modest improvements in physical function while following a 12-week self-guided online yoga program, but the benefits are not sustained when the exercise is stopped, researchers report.
Findings from a systematic review and meta-analysis indicate that viscosupplementation does not significantly improve pain and physical function in people with knee osteoarthritis, but increases the risk for serious adverse events.
Results from a post-hoc analysis suggest that increased dietary vitamin K intake is associated with greater improvement in symptoms among patients with knee osteoarthritis, warranting further examination in clinical trials.
Findings from an observational study suggest that walking for exercise is associated with a reduced risk for developing frequent knee pain among people aged 50 years and older with knee osteoarthritis.
Polygenic risk scores for advanced knee and hip osteoarthritis are significantly associated with the likelihood of requiring joint replacement in community-dwelling older adults, Australian study findings indicate.