Osteoarthritis

Medical News Today: This 'caterpillar Fungus' May Help Treat Osteoarthritis

A compound derived from a parasitic fungus could lead to the development of new, better treatments for osteoarthritis, according to recent research.
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Risky Painkillers Commonly Prescribed For Osteoarthritis

(MedPage Today) -- Nearly one-third of patients in one large health system get opioids, benzodiazepines
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Knee Pain Not Tied To Activity Levels In Knee Osteoarthritis

THURSDAY, March 14, 2019 -- Knee pain is not associated with daily walking levels in individuals with mild-to-moderate, symptomatic knee osteoarthritis (KOA), according to a study published online March 6 in Arthritis Care & Research. Nicholas...
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Tramadol May Up Mortality Risk In Osteoarthritis Patients

TUESDAY, March 12, 2019 -- The initial prescription of tramadol compared with commonly prescribed nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs may be associated with increased all-cause mortality among patients with osteoarthritis, according to a study...
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Walking, Not Riding, Boosts Health In Golfers With Knee Woes

TUESDAY, Feb. 26, 2019 -- Walking the golf course instead of riding in a cart offers heart health benefits that may outweigh potential joint harm for golfers with knee osteoarthritis, a new small study reports. The study included 10 golfers with...
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New Therapeutic Approach To Treating Osteoarthritis

Researchers have developed a new way to deliver treatment for cartilage regeneration.
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Hip Preservation Appropriateness Guidelines May Be Limited

THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 -- The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) hip preservation surgery appropriateness classification system is driven almost entirely by age and radiographic hip osteoarthritis (OA) evaluation, according to a...
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Long-term Opioid Use With Oa Varies Across States

TUESDAY, Feb. 5, 2019 -- There is substantial variation across states in rates of long-term opioid therapy among patients with advanced osteoarthritis, according to a study published online Jan. 28 in Arthritis & Rheumatology. Rishi J. Desai,...
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Drug Shows Promise To Treat Diet-induced Osteoarthritis

Scientists have found that a drug derived from omega-3 fatty acids can reduce osteoarthritis inflammation that's been caused by a high-fat diet.
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Lilly/pfizer's Osteoarthritis Pain Drug Succeeds In 2nd Study

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Heberden's Nodes In Fingers Tied To Knee Osteoarthritis

TUESDAY, Jan. 22, 2019 -- The presence of Heberden's nodes (HNs) in finger joints may also indicate structural damage associated with knee osteoarthritis, according to a study published online Jan. 9 in Arthritis & Rheumatology. Arya...
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Genetic Study Reveals Possible New Routes To Treating Osteoarthritis

In the largest genetic study of osteoarthritis to date, scientists have uncovered 52 new genetic changes linked to the disease, which doubles the number of genetic regions associated with the disabling condition. Scientists analyzed the genomes of...
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Health Tip: What Is Platelet-rich Plasma Therapy?

-- PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy is a relatively new treatment for pain, the American Association of Orthopaedic Medicine says. It has shown promise, the association says, for treating ailments including osteoarthritis of the knee, shoulder,...
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Effect Sizes Uncertain For Meds Versus Placebo In Knee Oa

FRIDAY, Dec. 28, 2018 -- For patients with knee osteoarthritis and at least 12 months of follow-up, there is uncertainty around estimates of effect size for the change in pain in association with medications versus placebo, according to a...
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Lutikizumab Ineffective For Erosive Hand Osteoarthritis (cme/ce)

(MedPage Today) -- Targeting IL-1 alpha and beta did not improve pain, function, or structural changes
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Most Drug Treatments Fail To Control Long-term Oa Pain

Most commonly used drugs for osteoarthritis (OA) did not reliably control pain or improve function when used long term, a meta-analysis found. Medscape Medical News
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The Challenge Of No To Arthroscopic Surgery

Nearly half of Canadians aged 65 and over experience osteoarthritis in their knees. Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis and occurs when the protective cartilage on the ends of bones wears down over time leading to pain, stiffness...
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Medical News Today: Can Nanotech Slow The Progress Of Osteoarthritis?

Currently, no treatments can slow the progression of osteoarthritis, which is a common, debilitating condition. Nanotechnology offers a glimmer of hope.
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New Arthritis Treatment Uses Nanoparticles To Take Drugs Directly Into Cartilage

Osteoarthritis is a debilitating drug that affects millions of people worldwide, and the only treatments available merely reduce the pain.The new treatment delivers a growth factor into cartilage rather than into the surface of a joint, where it'd...
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Galapagos' Osteoarthritis Candidate Gets Fast Track Status

Galapagos NV GLPG announced that the FDA has granted Fast Track designation to its pipeline candidate GLPG1972/S201086 for the treatment of osteoarthritis (OA). GLPG1972/S201086 is already being evaluated in a phase II study (ROCCELLA)...
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