Iroko Pharmaceuticals Receives FDA Approval For VIVLODEX - First Low Dose SoluMatrix Meloxicam For Osteoarthritis Pain

Iroko Pharmaceuticals, LLC, a global specialty pharmaceutical company dedicated to advancing the science of analgesia, announced recently that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved VIVLODEX (meloxicam) capsules, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), for the management of osteoarthritis pain in 5 mg and 10 mg doses administered once daily.
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AbstractPurposeThe management of knee pain secondary to meniscal tears with osteoarthritis is limited by the poor inherent healing potential of the meniscus. Previous studies have reported on the benefit of autologous micro-fragmented fat as a therapeutic for various knee pathologies. The goal of this prospective pilot study was to determine the safety and potential treatment effect of micro-fragmented adipose tissue injection for patients with knee pain secondary to osteoarthritis and meniscal tears who have failed conservative management.MethodsTwenty subjects with knee pain secondary to osteoarthritis with associated me...
Source: International Orthopaedics - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
Conclusions: Ultrasonography is an effective, safe, nonradiative, and easily applicable guidance method for RF in pain relief and functional improvement in KOA patients. PMID: 33014212 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Pain Research and Management - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research
AbstractOsteoarthritis is a significant cause of chronic pain in the elderly population with hip osteoarthritis as one of the main causes of functional disability and joint pain in adults older than 55 years. Recently, platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections have been introduced for treatment of osteoarthritis. The aim of this systematic review is to assess its effectiveness in the management of hip osteoarthritis. We performed a search of the literature for published prospective studies that assessed the effectiveness of PRP injections in the treatment of hip osteoarthritis, with a minimum follow-up of 3 months. Primary out...
Source: Irish Journal of Medical Science - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
This article aims to provide a concise overview of the anatomy, physiology, and molecular biology of sacroiliitis to aid clinicians in the assessment and management of sacroiliitis. For this narrative review, we evaluated articles in English published before August 2019 in PubMed. Then, we selected articles related to the painful manifestations of the sacroiliac joint. From the retrieved articles, we found that chronic sacroiliitis may be caused by various forms of spondyloarthritis, such as ankylosing spondyloarthritis. Sacroiliitis can also be associated with inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn's disease, gout, tuberculosi...
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Pain Source Type: research
The aim of the current study, associated with significant pain and disability, was to evaluate the effectiveness of platelet-rich plasma for the management of early stages of knee osteoarthritis.
Source: Journal of the American College of Surgeons - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Orthopaedic surgery Source Type: research
The self-management of osteoarthritis (OA) and low back pain (LBP) through activity and skills (SOLAS) theory-driven group-based complex intervention was developed primarily for the evaluation of its acceptabi...
Source: Trials - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
ConclusionsAlthough a considerable change in total healthcare cost was not observed in our study, the contents of medical treatment and cost breakdown were greatly altered due to the treatment and cost for OA itself, and the treatment and cost for comorbidities. Similar studies to investigate such a trend may help predict necessary resources and social needs. Thus, further investigation utilizing other databases is needed.
Source: Clinical Drug Investigation - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Abstract Psychosocial health may influence the outcomes after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). We investigated the hypothesis that multimodal therapy influences the quality of life and function in patients diagnosed with osteoarthritis of the knee joint. Secondly, in patients who then proceed to have TKA post-multimodal therapy, does the response to the multimodal therapy influence the overall functional outcome of surgery? Patients diagnosed with osteoarthritis of the knee were enrolled in the study and prospectively followed-up. A total of 526 patients were enrolled and available for the study. All participants we...
Source: The Orthopedic Clinics of North America - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: Orthop Clin North Am Source Type: research
We present our early experience of using genicular nerve injections and cooled radio-frequency ablation in the management of painful total&revision knee replacements (TKR/RTKR).
Source: The Knee - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: 80 Source Type: research
ConclusionAll analysed ankle disorders in patients amenable for surgical treatment induced a considerable decline in patients` perceived ankle function, quality of life and activity level. The worst subjective ankle status was reported equally by OA and R-OLT patients, while patients with the other five disorders reported comparable values.
Source: International Orthopaedics - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
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