Osteoarthritis

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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Radiographic Knee Osteoarthritis Tied To Increased Risk For Death

FRIDAY, Jan. 18, 2019 -- Radiographic knee osteoarthritis (RKOA) is associated with an increased risk for mortality from cardiovascular disease (CVD), diabetes, and renal diseases, but self-reported OA is not, according to a study published in the...
Related topics: Arthritis, Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiology, Diabetes, Medical Research

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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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Afib And Heart Failure; Pain And Arthritis: It's Podmed Double T! (with Audio)

(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include best treatment for atrial fibrillation in people with heart failure, the consequences of penalties for hospital readmission, pain relief for those with knee osteoarthritis, and comprehensive care for...
Related topics: Heart Failure, Arthritis, Dementia

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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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Massage Offers Short-term Relief Of Knee Pain In Arthritis Patients

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 26, 2018 -- Weekly massage sessions may provide short-term symptom relief for knee osteoarthritis patients, but the benefit is not maintained over one year of follow-up, according to a study published online Dec. 12 in the Journal...
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Il-1 Blocker Fails For Hand Osteoarthritis

(MedPage Today) -- Pain, function, and structural changes were similar to placebo
Related topics: Arthritis, Placebo

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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...
Related topics: Arthritis, Cartilage

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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...
Related topics: Arthritis, Cartilage

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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)...
Related topics: Arthritis, Food And Drug Administration, Medical Research

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Potential Arthritis Treatment Prevents Cartilage Breakdown

Osteoarthritis, a disease that causes severe joint pain, affects more than 20 million people in the United States. Some drug treatments can help alleviate the pain, but there are no treatments that can reverse or slow the cartilage breakdown...
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No Link Between Diabetes And Knee Osteoarthritis

(MedPage Today) -- Also no association between fasting glucose or insulin resistance
Related topics: Diabetes, Arthritis, Insulin

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Clinical Challenges: Helping Patients With Moderate Oa

(MedPage Today) -- Concerns remain about drug toxicities and overuse of surgery in osteoarthritis
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Why Knee Joint Injury Leads To Osteoarthritis

The mechanisms leading to osteoarthritis are not known. Currently, it is not possible for a physician examining a patient to predict future joint condition and possible development of osteoarthritis. In the future, however, this may be possible, as...
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Pfizer Succeeds In Pain Study, Forms Jv To Make Cns Drugs

Pfizer Inc. PFE along with Eli Lilly and Company LLY announced detailed data on their NGF inhibitor, tanezumab(subcutaneous), which met all co-primary efficacy endpoints in a phase III study, evaluating it for the treatment of osteoarthritis (OA)...
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Acr: Walking Each Day May Cut Risk For Tka Over Five Years

MONDAY, Oct. 22, 2018 -- For individuals with knee osteoarthritis (OA), replacing time not walking with walking at moderate-to-vigorous intensity is associated with reduced risk for total knee arthroplasty (TKA) over five years, according to a...
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Medical News Today: Osteoarthritis: New Compound May Stop The Disease

A new study deemed 'game-changing' by the researchers finds a blocking compound that can stop the cartilage from breaking down in a model of osteoarthritis.
Related topics: Arthritis, Medical Research, Cartilage

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Experimental Engineered Bone To Help Osteoarthritis Patients

Researchers are developing an artificial bone, which can be used for treating one of the most common joint diseases -- osteoarthritis. The bi-functional composite imitates the complex osteochondral structure of a joint, i.e. both cartilage and bone...
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Osteoarthritis Imaging May Flag Mortality Risk

(MedPage Today) -- New study finds association with cardiovascular death
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