Osteoarthritis News

 
 
  • Review Finds Increased Osteoarthritis Risk in Tactical Athletes Members of the military and firefighters are at increased risk of osteoarthritis (OA), a new systematic review shows.
  • EULAR Guidelines Updated for Early Arthritis New recommendations stress early intervention, preventive lifestyle measures, and careful clinical examination, rather than reliance on ultrasound or advanced imaging.
  • Decision Aid Increases Knee Replacements Among Black Patients A video decision aid significantly increased the percentage of black patients with knee osteoarthritis who underwent total knee replacement compared with a typical educational pamphlet, a new study has found.
  • ACR PRECISION: Differences Emerge Between RA and OA Patients Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and osteoarthritis (OA) respond differently to NSAIDs and COX-2 inhibitors, according to a subanalysis of data from the PRECISION trial.
  • Blood Test Can Help Identify Early-Stage Arthritis A blood test that quantifies fragments of damaged protein can help diagnose early-stage osteoarthritis (OA), rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and other types of inflammatory joint disease, new findings show.
  • Knee Adduction Moment Is Key in Joint Loading Post-ACL Surgery Rehabilitation or surgical efforts that address specific aspects of joint cartilage loading could help prevent the development of osteoarthritis (OA) after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury, new research suggests.
  • Cartilage Repair Advances by a Nose Cartilage cells from small nasal septum biopsies were used to grow autologous grafts and repair knee cartilage injuries in a small proof-of-principle study.
  • FDA Places Regeneron and Teva's Pain-Drug Study on Hold Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc and partner Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd said the U.S. health regulator placed a clinical hold on a mid-stage study of their experimental drug for chronic lower back pain.
  • Unclear If Sports Raise Later Arthritis Risk Playing team sports, especially soccer, at the elite level may lead to a higher risk for osteoarthritis, but the existing research is of such low quality it's hard to say for sure, according to a recent review.
  • Celecoxib, Nonselective NSAID CV Risk Similar: SCOT Published "It is probably acceptably safe to take many of the NSAIDs," said researchers based on their trial of patients at low cardiovascular risk, whose follow-up was cut short after funding was pulled.
  • In-Office Tests May Detect Hip Tendon Problems Before MRI Two simple tests that can be done in a doctor's office may be able to rule in or out a painful hip condition that is usually hard to diagnose without magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), according to a small study.
  • Patient Factors Help Predict Nonunion Fractures Using health claims data on more than 90 million patients, researchers were able to identify patient-specific risk factors for fracture nonunion.
  • Expensive MRIs Often Unnecessary for Knee Pain Diagnosis Inexpensive prereferral X-rays often provide enough information to guide orthopedic care for knee pain, especially for patients with advanced osteoarthritis.
  • Placebo Outperforms Glucosamine/Chondroitin Sulfate in Trial Glucosamine sulfate and chondroitin sulfate are not more beneficial than placebo treatments for patients with knee osteoarthritis, a recent trial suggests.
  • Special Footwear May Not Improve Knee Arthritis Shoes with modified midsoles designed to relieve pressure on the knee joint don't improve pain and function for people with knee osteoarthritis any more than a new pair of regular walking shoes, according to an Australian study.
  • Alert FDA OKs Synthetic Cartilage Implant for MTP Joint Arthritis The Cartiva implant provided pain relief and improved function and motion in a large multicenter study, and is an alternative to fusion.
  • EULAR Etanercept Showing Promise in Erosive Hand Osteoarthritis Cytokine-directed therapy can ameliorate pain and structural damage in some patients with erosive osteoarthritis of the hands, new research shows.
  • The Top Five Most Costly Inpatient Conditions Total hospital costs for US hospital stays topped $381 billion in 2013, with septicemia leading the list as the most expensive condition.
  • EULAR Impact of Osteoarthritis Underrated by Rheumatologists Rheumatologists are more likely to underestimate the impact of osteoarthritis than rheumatoid arthritis, even though patients with osteoarthritis often have more pain and a greater burden of disease.
  • EULAR Novel Treatment Options Explored at EULAR Congress Alternative therapies for rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and systemic lupus erythematosus will be presented at the upcoming European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) Congress 2016.