Osteoarthritis

Synthetic Joint Lubricant Holds Promise For Osteoarthritis

A new type of treatment for osteoarthritis, currently in canine clinical trials, shows promise for eventual use in humans. The treatment, developed by biomedical engineers, is a synthetic version of a naturally occurring joint lubricant that binds...
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Here's Why Unity Biotechnology Dropped As Much As 20.4% Today

Shares of Unity Biotechnology (NASDAQ: UBX) fell over 20% today, before sharply recovering. This came after the company reported data from a phase 1 clinical trial for its lead drug candidate, UBX0101, in moderate to severe osteoarthritis. The...
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Inducing An Osteoarthritic (oa) Phenotype In A Cartilage-on-a-chip (coc) Model

In an aging population, the social impact of osteoarthritis (OA) can dramatically increase to become the most common musculoskeletal disease. However, at present, therapies are limited to palliative treatments or surgical intervention alone, since...
Related topics: Cartilage, Arthritis

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Low-dose Steroid Reduces Hand Pain In Osteoarthritis

(MedPage Today) -- Finger pain relieved at 6 weeks with prednisolone therapy
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New Device Sheds Light On Mechanism, Efficacy Of Arthritis Treatment

The debate over how one of the most popular osteoarthritis treatments should be federally regulated could change, thanks to a new study and a new device that provides a better understanding of the science behind hyaluronic acid (HA) injections.
Related topics: Arthritis, Debate, Medical Research

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Immune Cells Cause Osteoarthritis

Stanford University School of Medicine scientists have definitively linked mast cells, a class of cells belonging to the immune system, to the development of osteoarthritis, one of the world’s most common causes of pain and immobility. In a study...
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Archetypal Resting Positions: How Sitting Like Your Ancestors Could Save Your Health

Tennis elbow, Achilles tendinitis, osteoarthritis, and other connective tissue injuries are on the rise. Athletes have always gotten them, but it’s only in the past few decades that regular folks are getting them too. For some connective...
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Medical News Today: Pain At Big Toe Joint: Everything You Need To Know

There are many possible causes of pain at the big toe joint, including osteoarthritis, gout, and injuries. This pain can sometimes make it difficult for a person to walk, but most underlying causes are treatable. Learn more about pain at the big toe...
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In Hand Osteoarthritis, Isolated Thumb Base Involvement Associated With Better Function

(MedPage Today) -- Concomitant interphalangeal joint pain and radiographic erosions linked with poorer hand strength and function
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Higher Disease Burden For Oa Than Ra After Six Months

WEDNESDAY, March 27, 2019 -- After six months, osteoarthritis (OA) is associated with higher mean disease burden than rheumatoid arthritis (RA), according to a study published online March 20 in Arthritis & Rheumatology. Jacquelin R. Chua,...
Related topics: Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Medical Research

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Study: Low-carb Diet Provides Relief From Knee Osteoarthritis

A change in diet can reduce the intense pain caused by knee osteoarthritis, the most prominent form of arthritis, according to research findings published this week in the journal Pain Medicine. A study conducted at the University of Alabama at...
Related topics: Medical Research, Diet, Arthritis

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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
Related topics: Painkillers, Arthritis

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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.
Related topics: Arthritis, Medical Research, Cartilage

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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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Health Tip: Put Your Obese Dog On A Diet

-- Being overweight isn't just an issue for people. The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention says more than half of all dogs are overweight. A dog that weighs too much is at greater risk of osteoarthritis, high blood pressure, orthopedic...
Related topics: Obesity, Diet, Arthritis, Hypertension, Blood Pressure

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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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Lilly/pfizer's Osteoarthritis Pain Drug Succeeds In 2nd Study

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