Number of Persons With Symptomatic Knee Osteoarthritis in the US: Impact of Race and Ethnicity, Age, Sex, and Obesity

ConclusionMore than half of all persons with symptomatic knee OA are younger than 65 years of age. As many of these younger persons will live for 3 decades or more, there is substantially more time for greater disability to occur, and policymakers should anticipate health care utilization for knee OA to increase in the upcoming decades. These data emphasize the need for the deployment of innovative prevention and treatment strategies for knee OA, especially among younger persons.
Source: Arthritis Care and Research - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

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ConclusionsThe role of caregivers ’ age in their QoL differs depending on the nature of the stressor, and an accumulation of stressors can have a particularly negative impact on older caregivers. Interventions should be adapted for caregivers of different ages and take into account the particular sources of stress they have to cop e with.
Source: Quality of Life Research - Category: Health Management Source Type: research
This study aims to address this gap.MethodsThe study used data from the Nihon University Japanese Longitudinal Study of Aging (NUJLSOA) and incidence-based multistate life tables to estimate disabled and disability-free life expectancy based on the stroke status of Japanese residents aged 65 and older.ResultsJapanese stroke survivors aged 65 who experienced an initial disability-free state could expect to live approximately 3 fewer total years of life, 4 –5 fewer years in a disability-free state, and 1–2 more years in a disabled state compared to those without history of a stroke (p 
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ConclusionCostoclavicular brachial plexus block is a good alternative for upper limb anesthesia distal to the elbow, being a safe and effective option for patients who are obese or have other limitations to the use of other upper limb blocking techniques.ResumoJustificativa e objetivosO bloqueio de plexo braquial via costoclavicular é uma anestesia realizada por via infraclavicular já descrita na literatura como uma via segura e efetiva para anestesia de membro superior distal ao cotovelo. O relato a seguir trata de um paciente em que as técnicas tradicionais para bloqueio de plexo apresentavam dificul...
Source: Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 19 October 2019Source: Autoimmunity ReviewsAuthor(s): Andrea Rubbert-Roth, Melinda Zsuzsanna Szabó, Melinda Kedves, György Nagy, Fabiola Atzeni, Piercarlo Sarzi-PuttiniAbstractThe five TNF inhibitors currently approved for the treatment of RA are characterised by differences in their molecular structures, half-lives, administration routes, dosing intervals, immunogenicity, and use in women who wish to become pregnant. TNF inhibitors still represent the first biologic after conventional synthetic DMARD (csDMARD) in the majority of patients according to registry data. This was p...
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Conclusion: Bariatric surgery when combined with dietary and exercise changes gave significant results in terms of weight loss, knee pain and function. It is an approach that tackles both obesity and OA. It is a major step forward in stemming the global epidemic of these two interlinked conditions.
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionDue to the aging of the population, OA will remain a major and growing health issue in Canada over the next 2 decades, regardless of the course of the obesity epidemic.
Source: Arthritis Care and Research - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: Osteoarthritis Source Type: research
Conclusion: Over half of all persons with symptomatic knee OA are younger than 65 years of age. As many of these younger persons will live for three decades or more, there is substantially more time for greater disability to occur and policymakers should anticipate healthcare utilization for knee OA to increase further in upcoming decades. These data emphasize the need for the deployment of innovative prevention and treatment strategies for knee OA, especially among younger persons. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
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NHS data has shown that the number of hip replacement operations on people aged under 60 has risen 76% in the last decade. More and more people under the age of 60 are turning to hip replacement surgery as a remedy for chronic hip pain, according to new NHS data. The Royal College of Surgeons has analysed statistics released by the Health &Social Care Information Centre showing that hip replacements are becoming more common among younger patients, which is indicative of growing confidence in this type of treatment. The growing demand for hip replacements According to the data, there were 89,919 hip replacement operatio...
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Conclusions. Due to the aging of the population, OA will remain a major and growing health issue in Canada over the next two decades, regardless of the course of the obesity epidemic. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
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