Medical News Today: This 'caterpillar fungus' may help treat osteoarthritis
A compound derived from a parasitic fungus could lead to the development of new, better treatments for osteoarthritis, according to recent research. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Osteoarthritis Source Type: news

Disease burden in osteoarthritis is similar to rheumatoid arthritis
(Wiley) Osteoarthritis (OA) has traditionally been viewed as a highly prevalent but milder condition when compared with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and some may believe that it is part of a normal aging process requiring acceptance, not treatment. A new study in Arthritis& Rheumatology indicates that OA and RA have similar impacts or burdens on patients when they first visit rheumatologists, however. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Risky Painkillers Commonly Prescribed for Osteoarthritis
(MedPage Today) -- Nearly one-third of patients in one large health system get opioids, benzodiazepines (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - March 18, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

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... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 14, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

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... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 12, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Tramadol Linked to Higher Mortality in Osteoarthritis Tramadol Linked to Higher Mortality in Osteoarthritis
For older patients with OA, tramadol was associated with significantly higher all-cause mortality compared with NSAIDs, but all-cause mortality was similar to that with codeine.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Hip Exercises May Improve Walking, Pain With Knee Arthritis Hip Exercises May Improve Walking, Pain With Knee Arthritis
Patients with knee osteoarthritis can add hip-strengthening exercises to their workout to improve the ability to walk and maybe reduce pain, according to a research review.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Use it or lose it: Study shows taking 6,000 steps a day reduces risk of functional mobility loss due to osteoarthritis in the knees
(Natural News) If a part of your body hurts, your first instinct might be to stop moving or using that part of your body. After all, pain often comes from external pressure on certain body parts, so it makes sense to stop applying that pressure or stop it from happening. But in the case of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ampio Updates Regulatory Status for Ampion
ENGLEWOOD, Colo., March 6, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Ampio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE MKT: AMPE) today updates the regulatory status of Ampion™. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) provided guidance that Ampio should complete an... Biopharmaceuticals, FDA Ampio Pharmaceuticals, Ampion, osteoarthritis (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - March 6, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

COOLIEF* Cooled Radiofrequency Achieves Statistically Significant Reductions in Pain and Improved Function Compared to Hyaluronic Acid Injection
COOLIEF* Cooled RF superior to hyaluronic acid injection in a study of knee osteoarthritis patients. ALPHARETTA, Ga., March 4, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Avanos Medical, Inc. (NYSE: AVNS) today announced that its study comparing ... Devices, Orthopaedic Avanos Medical, COOLIEF, Cooled Radiofrequency, hyaluronic acid, osteoarthritis (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - March 4, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Study ties arthritis pain reliever to heart valve disease
An analysis of 8,600 electronic medical records has found a specific link between the use of the NSAID celecoxib (Celebrex) and aortic stenosis. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Osteoarthritis Source Type: news

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... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 26, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

The jab that's 1,000 times hotter than chilli to beat pain of achy knees 
A new U.S. trial involving 30 patients shows a single jab eases pain from osteoarthritis within 24 hours and many patients were still getting relief three months later. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Evaluation of an accelerometer to assess knee mechanics during a drop landing - Morgan AM, O'Connor KM.
Non-contact anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries account for 70% of all ACL injuries, and can lead to missed time from activity for athletes and a predisposition for knee osteoarthritis. Prior research has shown that athletes who land in a stiff manne... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Texas A & M researchers develop new therapeutic approach to treating osteoarthritis
(Texas A&M University) Researchers from Texas A&M University, led by Dr. Akhilesh K. Gaharwar, have developed a new way to deliver treatment for cartilage regeneration. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New pill to halt agony of arthritis: Revolutionary tablet may stop pain for millions
A GAME-CHANGING daily pill to treat the most common form of arthritis could soon be available for millions of Britons. Scientists are testing the drug, known as APPA, on humans after finding that it significantly relieves osteoarthritis pain in animals. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Defining exposures in professional football: professional American-style football players as an occupational cohort - Grashow RG, Roberts AL, Zafonte R, Pascual-Leone A, Taylor H, Baggish A, Nadler L, Courtney TK, Connor A, Weisskopf MG.
Studies of professional American football players have shown that football-related activities lead to acute injuries and may have long-term adverse health outcomes including osteoarthritis, neurocognitive impairment, and cardiovascular disease. However, th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

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 study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 14, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Animal venoms are sources in the search for new medicines
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) The study of natural toxins and their derivatives may help in the development of medicines to treat diseases like cancer and osteoarthritis, says coordinator of the Center of Excellence in New Target Discovery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 14, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Is exposure to lead a risk for arthritis? Study finds correlation between lead in the blood and knee osteoarthritis
(Natural News) Knee osteoarthritis is a menace that plagues millions of people every single day. Since it’s something that affects so many people’s lives, scientists and other experts are always on the lookout for new and improved ways of administering treatment than currently known and available methods. One group of Egyptian researchers has now contributed... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Questions Linger About Steroid Injections and Knee Arthritis Questions Linger About Steroid Injections and Knee Arthritis
A natural history study of knee osteoarthritis suggests that intra-articular steroids might speed joint deterioration.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

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 problems,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 8, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Treating knee osteoarthritis naturally through whole body mechanical vibration combined with acupuncture for reducing pain
(Natural News) If you have older parents or grandparents, you more than likely know at least one person with osteoarthritis. The most common form of arthritis, osteoarthritis usually affects the hands, knees and hips, and is caused when the cartilage and bones within a joint begin to break down. The condition worsens slowly over time,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 5, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pfizer and Lilly osteoarthritis pain drug grabs another win
The pair of drugmakers announced that its drug tanezumab reduced pain significantly at the higher of two doses tested, with a phase 3 trial from last year also showing efficacy (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - January 29, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pfizer and Lilly announce top-line results from second Phase 3 study of tanezumab in osteoarthritis pain
Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) and Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:LLY) today announced positive top-line results from a Phase 3 study evaluating tanezumab 2.5 mg or 5 mg in patients with moderate-to-severe osteoarthritis (OA) pain. The tanezumab 5 mg treatment arm met all three co-primary endpoints at 24 weeks, demonstrating a statistically significant improvement in pain, physical function and the patients' overall assessment of their OA compared to those receiving placebo. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - January 29, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Pfizer Business and Industry Source Type: news

Drug shows promise to treat diet-induced osteoarthritis
(Queensland University of Technology) Scientists from Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane, Australia, have found that a drug derived from omega-3 fatty acids can reduce osteoarthritis inflammation that's been caused by a high-fat diet. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 29, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Opioid use for osteoarthritis varies widely state-to-state, study shows
The rate of opioid use in older patients with osteoarthritis varies wildly state-to-state, new research says, suggesting regional approaches are needed to make use safer. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study examines long-term opioid use in patients with severe osteoarthritis
(Wiley) New research published in Arthritis& Rheumatology, an official journal of the American College of Rheumatology, reveals that prescription opioids are commonly used long-term to treat pain in older patients with severe osteoarthritis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Bucks County medical device company launches second knee pain treatment
Bucks County medical device developer OrthogenRx this week launched its latest product to treat osteoarthritis knee pain. The product, called TriVisc, is approved by the Food and Drug Administration for knee pain patients who have failed to get adequate relief from simple painkillers or from exercise and physical therapy.  TriVisc is a solution of highly purified hyaluronic acid that helps supplement the viscous pr operties of the fluid in the knee joint. It is administered by a health care professional… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 25, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

3D printing may help treat osteoarthritis
(Wiley) In a Journal of Orthopaedic Research study, scientists used 3D printing to repair bone in the joints of mini-pigs, an advance that may help to treat osteoarthritis in humans. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Morris Animal Foundation awards $1 million for new canine and feline health studies
(Morris Animal Foundation) Worth more than a few happy barks and meows, Morris Animal Foundation announced it awarded nearly $1 million in grants for nine canine and feline research projects. The studies will help veterinary scientists improve the health and quality of life of cats and dogs suffering from deadly and debilitating diseases including cancer, chronic upper respiratory disease and osteoarthritis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Heberden's Nodes in Fingers Tied to Knee Osteoarthritis
TUESDAY, Jan. 22, 2019 -- The presence of Heberden's nodes (HNs) in finger joints may also indicate structural damage associated with knee osteoarthritis, according to a study published online Jan. 9 in Arthritis& Rheumatology. Arya... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 22, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Why bloating and fatigue could be a sign you need a medieval cure
Corrina Towers,  51, from Great Missenden, suffered relentless fatigue, osteoarthritis in both knees and endured almost constant abdominal bloating and discomfort. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Major step forward' for millions of osteoarthritis patients as study discovers 52 genetic mutations
Team led by scientists in Cambridge analysed the genomes of over 447,000 people. The research has doubled the known number of genes linked to osteoarthritis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Genetic study reveals possible new routes to treating osteoarthritis
In the largest genetic study of osteoarthritis, an international team of scientists including researchers from the University of Sheffield, have uncovered 52 new genetic changes linked to the disease, which doubles the number of genetic regions associated with the disabling condition. Scientists at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, GSK and their collaborators - including Mark Wilkinson, Professor of Orthopaedics at the University of Sheffield - analysed the genomes of over 77,000 people with osteoarthritis. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - January 21, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Genetic study reveals possible new routes to treating osteoarthritis
(Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute) In the largest genetic study of osteoarthritis to date, scientists have uncovered 52 new genetic changes linked to the disease, which doubles the number of genetic regions associated with the disabling condition. Scientists analyzed the genomes of over 77,000 people with osteoarthritis. Their findings revealed new genes and biological pathways linked to osteoarthritis, which could help identify starting points for new medicines. Researchers also highlighted opportunities for existing medicines to be evaluated in osteoarthritis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Osteoarthritis | Medscape Osteoarthritis | Medscape
NULL IN SCS TARGET (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Resource Center Source Type: news

Joint Disorders | Medscape Joint Disorders | Medscape
Joint pain and disorders are primarily caused by osteoarthritis, which affects over 20 million people in the United States annually. (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Resource Center Source Type: news

Radiographic Knee Osteoarthritis Tied to Increased Risk for Death
FRIDAY, Jan. 18, 2019 -- Radiographic knee osteoarthritis (RKOA) is associated with an increased risk for mortality from cardiovascular disease (CVD), diabetes, and renal diseases, but self-reported OA is not, according to a study published in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 18, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Prevalence of Knee OA Lower With Menopausal Hormone Therapy
THURSDAY, Jan. 17, 2019 -- For postmenopausal women, the prevalence of knee osteoarthritis is lower with menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) use, according to a study published online Dec. 21 in Menopause. Jae Hyun Jung, M.D., Ph.D., from the Korea... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 17, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Hormone Therapy May Protect Against Knee Osteoarthritis Hormone Therapy May Protect Against Knee Osteoarthritis
Postmenopausal women taking hormone therapy were significantly less likely to develop symptomatic knee osteoarthritis compared with those who did not take hormone therapy, a large study has found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Hormone therapy may lower the risk of knee osteoarthritis
Research, published inMenopause, suggests that women who receive hormone therapy have a lower risk of developing osteoarthritis.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 10, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Finger joint enlargements may be linked to knee osteoarthritis
(Wiley) Heberden's nodes (HNs) are bony enlargements of the finger joints that are readily detectable in a routine physical exam and are considered hallmarks of osteoarthritis. A new Arthritis& Rheumatology study found that the presence of HNs may also indicate structural damage associated with knee osteoarthritis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Having "noisy knees" increases your risk of developing osteoarthritis, study concludes
(Natural News) People who hear grating, cracking, or popping sounds in or around their knee joint — clinically known as crepitus — might have an increased likelihood of developing knee osteoarthritis, according to a study published in the journal Arthritis Care & Research. As part of the study, a team of researchers pooled data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Moximed ’s ‘shock absorber for the knee’ trial begins
  Moximed’s Calypso knee system Moximed said that surgeons have implanted its Calpyso knee unloading system in the first osteoarthritis patient in its U.S. clinical trial. The Calypso is designed to work like a shock absorber for the knee by restoring a more normal load balance within the joint. It may help prevent or delay total knee replacement, according to the Fremont, Calif. company. The system is implanted under the skin, along the inside of the knee joint, through a single incision. Unlike joint replacement procedures, none of the bone, ligament, or cartilage is removed, which may help maintain futur...
Source: Mass Device - January 8, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Clinical Trials Implants News Well Orthopedics Research & Development Surgical Moximed Wexner Medical Center Source Type: news

Researcher evaluates estrogen as therapy for knee osteoarthritis
(University of Kansas) University of Kansas researcher Jenny Robinson is studying how estrogen may protect the menisci, the crescent-shaped pieces of fibrocartilage that absorb shock between the thighbone and shinbone. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hormone therapy may be best defense against knee osteoarthritis
(The North American Menopause Society (NAMS)) There is an ongoing debate regarding the relationship between knee osteoarthritis and hormone therapy (HT), with small-scale studies providing mixed results. A new large-scale study from Korea shows that women receiving HT had a significantly lower prevalence of symptomatic knee osteoarthritis compared with women who did not take hormones. Study results are published online in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Risk factors for falls in adults with knee osteoarthritis: a systematic review - Manlapaz DG, Sole G, Jayakaran P, Chapple CM.
BACKGROUND: Falls are often reported by individuals with knee osteoarthritis (OA). Despite the increasing number of falls, the contributors underlying the occurrence of falls in individuals with knee OA are poorly understood. OBJECTIVE: To examine ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

#MayoClinicRadio podcast: 1/5/19
Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio 1/5/19 On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Shreyasee Amin, a rheumatologist at Mayo Clinic, covers osteoarthritis diagnosis, treatment and prevention. Also on the podcast,?January is American Blood Donor Month. Dr. Justin Kreuter,?medical director of the Blood Donor Program at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, discusses the continuous need for blood donors.?And [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 7, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news