Little Help, Possible Harm of Antidepressants for Pain Little Help, Possible Harm of Antidepressants for Pain
A new review suggests that the benefits of antidepressants for back pain and osteoarthritis are limited.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 22, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Impact of Antidepressants Examined in Back Pain, Osteoarthritis
THURSDAY, Jan. 21, 2021 -- Serotonin-noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) have a small and not clinically important effect on back pain, but may have a clinically important effect for osteoarthritis, according to a review published online Jan.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Antidepressants largely ineffective for back pain and osteoarthritis
(BMJ) Antidepressant drugs are largely ineffective for back and osteoarthritis pain, despite being widely used for these conditions, suggests a review of the evidence published by The BMJ today. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Do antidepressants help chronic back pain and osteoarthritis?
(University of Sydney) Antidepressants are commonly used worldwide to treat pain, however new research from the University of Sydney shows they offer little to no help for people suffering chronic back pain and osteoarthritis and may even cause harm. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The Best Shoes for Knee Arthritis
People with knee arthritis were less likely to report pain and stiffness if they wore stable, supportive shoes, versus flat-soled, flexible ones. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Annals of Internal Medicine Shoes and Boots Knees Arthritis Osteoarthritis Source Type: news

Target discovered that halts osteoarthritis-type knee cartilage degeneration
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) In a mouse study, researchers used nanotechnology and previous knowledge of a protein pathway to significantly reduce knee cartilage degeneration and pain (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Flat, Flexible No Better Than Stable, Supportive Shoes for Knee OA
TUESDAY, Jan. 12, 2021 -- For patients with knee osteoarthritis, flat, flexible shoes are not superior to stable, supportive shoes, according to a study published online Jan. 12 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Kade L. Paterson, Ph.D., from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 12, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Arthritis symptoms: Pain felt in the middle of the night could be a sign of osteoarthritis
ARTHRITIS can attack any joint in the body, including those in the feet. How can you tell the difference between achy tootsies or osteoarthritis? Especially as the condition can affect anyone at any age. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stepped Exercise Program Shows Benefits for Knee OA Stepped Exercise Program Shows Benefits for Knee OA
A stepped exercise program for symptomatic knee osteoarthritis can produce'modest improvements'in symptoms at 9 months, according to a new study in US veterans.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Knee Osteoarthritis Symptoms Improved With Stepped Care
TUESDAY, Dec. 29, 2020 -- A stepped exercise program results in modest improvements for symptoms of knee osteoarthritis, according to a study published online Dec. 29 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Kelli D. Allen, Ph.D., from the Durham VA... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 29, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

A fat molecule unique to avocados can help lower diabetes risk by addressing insulin resistance
(Natural News) Avocados are a powerful superfood that confers a host of health benefits. They help lower cholesterol levels, improve nutrient absorption and promote weight loss. Studies also show that avocados can help prevent cancer and relieve osteoarthritis symptoms. However, the compounds in avocados responsible for these health benefits are still unidentified. In 2015, researchers discovered a compound unique... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lupin launches generic drug in the US market
The Mumbai-based drug firm's product is the generic equivalent of Zyla Life Sciences' Vivlodex Capsules (5 mg and 10 mg). The capsules are indicated for management of osteoarthritis (OA) pain. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - December 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Effusion in Pain and Radiographic Progression in Hand Osteoarthritis
No abstract available (Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter)
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - December 22, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Perspective Source Type: news

Capsaicin Injection Improves Pain in Knee Osteoarthritis
No abstract available (Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter)
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - December 22, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Trends and Innovations Source Type: news

Cross-validation of a screening tool to distinguish between fallers and non-fallers in community-dwelling older adults with knee osteoarthritis - Amano T, Tamari K, Suzuki N.
This study aimed to cross-validate a previously developed knee osteoarthritis falls (KOAF) screening tool to distinguish between fallers and non-fallers in community-dwelling older adults with knee osteoarthritis (OA). DESIGN: A cross-sectio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Effect of Otago exercise on falls in patients with osteoarthritis: a protocol for systematic review and meta-analysis - Xie C, Wang W, Pei J, Wang H, Lv H.
BACKGROUND: Osteoarthritis (OA) is considered as an established risk factor for falls, while exercise can effectively prevent falls. However, whether otago exercise can prevent falls in OA patients is still controversial. Based on sufficient clinical studi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Moebius Medical Announces FDA Clearance of IND Application for Phase IIb Clinical Trial of MM-II, a Novel Treatment for Knee Osteoarthritis Pain
Treatment leverages proprietary liposomes and first-in-class mechanism-of-action to achieve significant, sustainable pain relief - Phase IIb study expected to begin enrolling by year-end with initial top-line data anticipated in mid-2022 TEL AVIV, Is... Biopharmaceuticals, Orthopaedic, FDA Moebius Medical, knee osteoarthritis (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - December 21, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Recent Advances in Targeted Drug Delivery for Osteoarthritis Recent Advances in Targeted Drug Delivery for Osteoarthritis
Get up-to-date on the latest developments in targeted drug delivery for osteoarthritis treatment.Current Opinion in Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - December 17, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Founder steps down from president job at aging-fighting biotech
The company laid off nearly a third of its staff in September following a failed mid-stage clinical trial in pain in osteoarthritis of the knee. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 15, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Radiofrequency Ablation Blocks Hip, Shoulder Arthritis Pain Radiofrequency Ablation Blocks Hip, Shoulder Arthritis Pain
A new treatment'stuns'sensory nerves and reduces pain signals in knee and shoulder osteoarthritis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radiology News Source Type: news

Real Acupuncture Beat Sham for Osteoarthritis Knee Pain Real Acupuncture Beat Sham for Osteoarthritis Knee Pain
Electro-acupuncture resulted in significant improvement in pain and function, compared with sham acupuncture, in a randomized trial of more than 400 adults with knee OA.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

How Common Are Bone Spurs in Young Athletes?
Discussion The terminology of abnormal calcification of soft tissues and uses of the terms is often muddied. Especially as the causes may be similar and multiple adjacent tissues may be involved. An exostosis is an abnormal proliferation of bone from the joint. They can appear in various forms and in many locations. An osteophyte is also known as a bone spur and is type of exostosis. Osteophytes are thought to be periosteal or synovial mesenchymal stems cells that become calcified. They usually have a more narrow or pointed projection from the joint. Osteophytes are a very common feature of osteoarthritis. Enthesophytes a...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - November 30, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Arthritis symptoms: Hard and knobbly fingers are linked to osteoarthritis
ARTHRITIS can affect any joint in the body. However, take a look at your hand. Are your fingertips hard or knobbly? This could be a sign of osteoarthritis. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NSAID Allergy Ups Risk for Opioid Abuse in Osteoarthritis NSAID Allergy Ups Risk for Opioid Abuse in Osteoarthritis
An NSAID allergy doubles the risk for opioid use disorder in patients with osteoarthritis, but not all reactions to NSAIDs indicate allergy, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

Contribution of Age and Obesity to Painful Joint Sites in OA Contribution of Age and Obesity to Painful Joint Sites in OA
What role might age and BMI have in the development of osteoarthritis and the number of joint sites involved?Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

ACR: Warfarin Tied to Increased Risk for Knee, Hip Replacement in OA
MONDAY, Nov. 16, 2020 -- For adults with atrial fibrillation, warfarin is associated with an increased risk for knee and hip replacements for osteoarthritis (OA), according to a study presented at ACR Convergence, the annual meeting of the American... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 16, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Arthritis: Three key health indicators which slow down the progression of osteoarthritis
ARTHRITIS symptoms include swelling, pain, stiffness and decreased range of motion. Over time, the condition can worsen, leading to more severe flare-ups. Work on three key areas to slow down the progression of the disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ACR: Corticosteroid Injections Do Not Speed Progression of Knee OA
FRIDAY, Nov. 13, 2020 -- For patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA), corticosteroid injections (CSIs) do not speed progression compared with hyaluronic acid injections (HAI), according to a study presented at ACR Convergence, the annual meeting of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 13, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New research reveals potential treatment to delay and manage osteoarthritis
(Elsevier) Osteoarthritis (OA), a widely acknowledged cause of disability that affects patients' quality of life and has significant economic impact through healthcare costs and loss of earnings. In a novel study researchers have identified cytoplasmic localized histone deacetalyse 6 (HDAC6) as a promising therapeutic target to postpone development of and possibly treat OA using the HDAC6 inhibitor Tubastatin A. They report their results in The American Journal of Pathology, published by Elsevier. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Use F-18 fluciclovine PET/MRI to stage prostate cancer
PET/MRI with the F-18 fluciclovine radiotracer shows promise for initial staging...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: PET/MRI boosts cancer detection PET/MRI ups lesion detection by 15% for some cancers Thermal burns top FDA list of MRI adverse event reports SNMMI 2020: PET/MRI finds location of chronic pain in patients SNMMI 2020: PET/MRI combo tracks osteoarthritis progression (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 28, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Knee or Hip Replacements Cut People's Risk for Falls: Study
MONDAY, Oct. 26, 2020 -- People who have total joint replacement, or total joint arthroplasty (TJA), experience fewer falls than those who don't undergo the surgery, a new study finds. " Osteoarthritis (OA) is the degeneration of the cartilage in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 26, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Total Joint Arthroplasty Linked to Reduced Risk for Falls
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 21, 2020 -- For patients with a primary diagnosis of hip or knee osteoarthritis (OA), total joint arthroplasty (TJA) is associated with a reduced risk for traumatic falls, according to a study published in the Oct. 15 issue of the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 21, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

1 in 3 Americans With Arthritis Say Pain, Symptoms Persist
TUESDAY, Oct. 20, 2020 -- About 30 million U.S. adults live with osteoarthritis and the pain and stiffness it causes, a new survey finds. And nearly one-third of these people said their symptoms are not well-managed, according to the Arthritis... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 20, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Inflammatory Potential of Diet and Risk of Incident Knee OA Inflammatory Potential of Diet and Risk of Incident Knee OA
Could an inflammatory diet have a role in the risk for developing knee osteoarthritis? A new study looks at the potential link.Arthritis Research & Therapy (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Management of Glenohumeral Joint Osteoarthritis Management of Glenohumeral Joint Osteoarthritis
This article provides a summary of the AAOS clinical practice guideline for the management of glenohumeral joint osteoarthritis.Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - October 19, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Study Explores Biomechanical Footware Therapy for Knee Osteoarthritis
No abstract available (Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter)
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - October 16, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Trends and Innovations Source Type: news

Placebo Cream Relieves Pain in Osteoarthritis and Fibromyalgia
No abstract available (Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter)
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - October 16, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Snapshot Source Type: news

Cricket related hand injury is associated with increased odds of hand pain and osteoarthritis - Shah K, Furniss D, Collins GS, Peirce N, Arden NK, Filbay SR.
The objective was to describe the relationship between hand injury and ipsilateral pain and OA in cricketers. Data from former and cu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Recreational and Sports Issues Source Type: news

CartiHeal Receives FDA "Breakthrough Device Designation" for the novel Agili-C Implant
Breakthrough Designation Allows Expedited Review KFAR SABA, Israel, Oct. 12, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- CartiHeal, developer of Agili-C™, a proprietary implant for the treatment of cartilage lesions in arthritic and non-arthritic... Devices, Regenerative Medicine, Orthopaedic, FDA CartiHeal, Agili-C, osteoarthritis (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - October 12, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Arthritis: The tell-tale sign you have osteoarthritis in the hip joint
ARTHRITIS - the most common cause of disability in the UK. Inflammation of the joints can occur in the hip bone. What's the tell-tale sign of the condition? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Physical activity and sleep in adults with arthritis
(Wiley) A new study published in Arthritis Care& Research has examined patterns of 24-hour physical activity and sleep among patients with rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and knee osteoarthritis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Machine learning detects early signs of osteoarthritis
Using artificial intelligence and MRI scans, researchers identified signs of osteoarthritis three years before diagnosis. (Source: NIH Research Matters)
Source: NIH Research Matters - October 5, 2020 Category: Research Source Type: news

What Are The 4 Stages of Osteoarthritis?
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - October 2, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Arthroscopic Partial Meniscectomy Tied to Radiographic Knee Osteoarthritis Arthroscopic Partial Meniscectomy Tied to Radiographic Knee Osteoarthritis
Patients with a degenerative meniscus tear who get arthroscopic partial meniscectomy have similar five-year outcomes and increased risk of radiographic knee osteoarthritis as without surgery, a small study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - September 26, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

PET/MRI boosts cancer detection
PET/MRI helps clinicians stage cancer treatment as well as PET/CT -- and finds...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: PET/MRI ups lesion detection by 15% for some cancers SNMMI 2020: PET/MRI finds location of chronic pain in patients SNMMI 2020: PET/MRI combo tracks osteoarthritis progression PET, MRI uncover women's predisposition to Alzheimer's PET/MRI shows inflammation link to mitral valve prolapse (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 17, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

After failed clinical trial, aging-focused drug company Unity Bio to cut staff by 30%
Unity Biotechnology Inc., whose clinical trial in osteoarthritis of the knee failed last month in clearing away dead cells thought to play a role in inflammation, will cut 30% of its workforce to focus its remaining cash on eye and brain diseases. One of the first wave of so-called aging drug companies — concentrating on therapies to tackle aging-associated diseases — the South San Francisco company (NASDAQ: UBX) said Tuesday it plans to end the year with about 75 full-time employees. The… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 16, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Turmeric May Ease Knee Arthritis
A curcumin extract eased pain, stiffness and physical function in those with osteoarthritis of the knee. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Knees Turmeric (Spice) Placebos Arthritis Osteoarthritis Joints (Body Part) Source Type: news

After failed clinical trial, aging-focused drug company Unity Bio to cut staff by 30%
Unity Biotechnology Inc., whose clinical trial in osteoarthritis of the knee failed last month in clearing away dead cells thought to play a role in inflammation, will cut 30% of its workforce to focus its remaining cash on eye and brain diseases. One of the first wave of so-called aging drug companies — concentrating on therapies to tackle aging-associated diseases — the South San Francisco company (NASDAQ: UBX) said Tuesday it plans to end the year with about 75 full-time employees. The… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 15, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

After failed clinical trial, aging-focused drug company Unity Bio to cut staff by 30%
Unity Biotechnology Inc., whose clinical trial in osteoarthritis of the knee failed last month in clearing away dead cells thought to play a role in inflammation, will cut 30% of its workforce to focus its remaining cash on eye and brain diseases. One of the first wave of so-called aging drug companies — concentrating on therapies to tackle aging-associated diseases — the South San Francisco company (NASDAQ: UBX) said Tuesday it plans to end the year with about 75 full-time employees. The… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 15, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Turmeric Capsules Reduce Knee Osteoarthritis Pain Turmeric Capsules Reduce Knee Osteoarthritis Pain
People with knee osteoarthritis who take daily turmeric capsules feel less pain in the knee joint than their peers who don't take this supplement, a clinical trial suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news