Bio-optimized Curcuma longa extract is efficient on knee osteoarthritis pain: a double-blind multicenter randomized placebo controlled three-arm study

Comparison of two doses of bio-optimized Curcuma longa extract (BCL) in the management of symptomatic knee osteoarthritis (OA).
Source: Arthritis Research and Therapy - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research

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AbstractRheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a systemic, autoimmune disease that affects joints and extra-articular structures. In the last decade, the management of this chronic disease has dramatically changed with the introduction of several targeted mechanisms of action, such as tumor necrosis factor- α inhibition, T-cell costimulation inhibition, B-cell depletion, interleukin-6 blockade, and Janus kinase inhibition. Beyond its well-known hematopoietic role on the proliferation and differentiation of myeloid cells, granulocyte-monocyte colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) is a proinflammatory medi ator acting as a cytokine...
Source: Drugs - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
ConclusionPain improved considerably in both arms over 60 months. While ITT analysis revealed no statistically significant differences in TKR use, greater TKR utilization in those receiving APM merits further study.
Source: Arthritis and Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: Full Length Source Type: research
Authors: Safran MR, Bedi A, Byrd JWT, Guanche CA, Ilizaliturri V, Lynch TS, Martin HD, Matsuda DK, McCarthy JC, Philippon MJ, Sampson TG, Suarez-Ahedo C Abstract Hip arthroscopy is one of the most rapidly growing areas in orthopaedic surgery because of increased awareness of nonarthritic hip pathologies, advanced imaging modalities, and advanced techniques to reproducibly manage nonarthritic hip pathologies within a deep soft-tissue envelope and a constrained joint. In addition, more academic medical centers are providing residents with education on hip arthroscopy, and many hip preservation fellowships and courses...
Source: Instructional Course Lectures - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Instr Course Lect Source Type: research
Date: September 23, 2019 Issue #:  1581Summary:  The FDA has approvedQmiiz ODT (TerSera), an orally disintegrating tablet formulation of the prescription NSAID meloxicam.Qmiiz ODT, like conventional oral meloxicam tablets (Mobic, and generics), is indicated for relief of the symptoms of osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in adults and of juvenile RA in children who weigh≥60 kg.Vivlodex, a low-dose capsule formulation of meloxicam, is FDA-approved only for management of OA pain.
Source: The Medical Letter - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Meloxicam Mobic NSAIDs Osteoarthritis Qmiiz ODT Rheumatoid arthritis Vivlodex Source Type: research
ConclusionsMore than half of Medicaid beneficiaries receiving an opioid for pain management do so for orthopedic- and dental-related reasons, with emergency department providers more likely to prescribe opioids. Modifications to the guidelines addressing temporary acute pain management practices with opioids would be likely to benefit emergency department providers the most.
Source: American Journal of Preventive Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Conclusions: Ochronosis is a very rare disease in Asia. This paper supplies new information for study of this disease. The mechanism is still unknown right now. Further studies will be necessary.
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
All medications come with a dose of risk. From minor side effects to life-threatening allergic reactions, every decision to take a medication should be made only after the expected benefits are weighed against the known risks. You aren’t on your own in this: your doctor, your pharmacist, and a trove of information are available for your review. Recently, I wrote about how newly approved drugs often accumulate new warnings about their safety, including a gout medication that garnered a new warning due to an increased risk of death. Now, according to a new study, the common prescription pain medication tramadol ma...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Addiction Pain Management Source Type: blogs
Arthritis is more common in women and often presents around the time of the menopause or in later life. Common causes of arthralgia (joint pain in the absence of arthritis) and arthritis in this population are discussed, notably osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. The clinical assessment, investigation and management of women presenting with arthralgia or arthritis will be reviewed. The epidemiological and trials evidence for the effects of menopausal hormonal therapy (MHT) on joint pain, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis will be discussed.
Source: Maturitas - Category: Primary Care Authors: Tags: INV43 Source Type: research
Conclusion: These findings support the hypothesis that in FM a deteriorated function of cortical inhibition, indexed by a higher SICI parameter, a lower function of the DPMS, together with a higher level of BDNF indicate that FM has different pathological substrates from depression. They suggest that an up-regulation phenomenon of intracortical inhibitory networks associated with a disruption of the DPMS function occurs in FM. Introduction Major depressive disorder (MDD) and fibromyalgia (FM) present overlapped symptoms. Although the connection between these two disorders has not been elucidated yet, the disruption...
Source: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Conclusion: The present study suggests that the extract of LMZ attenuates CFA-induced inflammatory pain by suppressing the ERK1/2 and NF-κB signaling pathway at both peripheral and central level. Introduction Pain is one of the most common symptoms in clinical practice, and inflammatory pain is the most important type of pain (Patapoutian et al., 2009). Inflammatory pain is a growing global health problem. In generally, there is a common course of progression in inflammation and pain share. When patients experience inflammation, they may develop hyperalgesia or allodynia to various mechanical, thermal, or che...
Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
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