Lubricant Shots for Knee OA: No, They Really Don't Help
(MedPage Today) -- Researchers analyzing previous trials of hyaluronic acid injections for knee osteoarthritis (OA) found that, although measurable benefit was demonstrated, it was too small to be clinically relevant. Pooled data from 24 large... (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - July 7, 2022 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Performance and return to sport after meniscal repair in professional baseball players - Erickson BJ, Chalmers PN, D'Angelo J, Ma K, Rowe D, Cohen SB, Dugas JR.
BACKGROUND: Meniscal repair is an effective treatment option for certain meniscal injuries to preserve meniscal function and limit the progression of knee osteoarthritis. Outcomes after meniscal repair in professional baseball players are not well document... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 29, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

NIHR alert: How to improve discussions about osteoarthritis in primary care
Expert commentary is provided on review highlighting areas in which this group has different priorities and concerns to those providing their care, that concluded consultations could be improved if professionals actively listened to people more, and validated their concerns (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 27, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tramadol and Mortality, CVD, VTE, and Hip Fractures in OA Tramadol and Mortality, CVD, VTE, and Hip Fractures in OA
What have we learned about the safety profile of tramadol therapy among osteoarthritis patients? A new study looks at potential risks associated with treatment.Arthritis Research & Therapy (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 14, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

What Is the Difference Between Arthritis and Osteoarthritis?
Title: What Is the Difference Between Arthritis and Osteoarthritis?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 6/10/2022 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/10/2022 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - June 10, 2022 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Walking for Exercise Beneficial for Knee Osteoarthritis in Over 50s
WEDNESDAY, June 8, 2022 -- For adults aged 50 years and older with knee osteoarthritis, walking for exercise is associated with a reduced likelihood of new frequent knee pain and medial joint space narrowing, according to a study published online... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 8, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Demographic and disease characteristics associated with pain intensity, kinesiophobia, balance, and fall self-efficacy among people with osteoarthritis: a cross-sectional study - Ekediegwu EC, Akpaenyi CE, Nwosu IB, Onyeso OK.
BACKGROUND: Osteoarthritis (OA) is a common degenerative joint disease leading to significant pain, mobility limitation, economic burden, reduced quality of life, and disability among adults globally. Psychological factors related to pain intensity (PI), k... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 8, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

What Are the 4 Signs of Osteoarthritis?
Title: What Are the 4 Signs of Osteoarthritis?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 6/2/2022 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/2/2022 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - June 2, 2022 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Arthritis breakthrough: Research may have found a way to treat and even reverse arthritis
ARTHRITIS is a chronic inflammatory condition affecting the joints. The most common form of arthritis is osteoarthritis. Recent research suggests a potential cure for the condition has been found. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 1, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sleep hormone may help treat arthritis, research suggests
Osteoarthritis occurs largely as a result of wear and tear to the articular cartilage - the smooth, slippery substance that coats the ends of the bones in a joint. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 30, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

San Francisco Physician to Pay More Than $1,000,000 to Settle Allegations of False Medicare Charges
FDA OCI, Roger Wang, M.D., violation, False Claims Act, unapproved, drugs, Synvisc, Synvisc One, Orthovisc, treat, osteoarthritis, pain, rheumatology, injection, Medicare, foreign markets, thousands, false, claims, resolved, (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - May 25, 2022 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

The lncRNA PILA promotes NF- κB signaling in osteoarthritis by stimulating the activity of the protein arginine methyltransferase PRMT1
The lncRNA PILA exacerbates osteoarthritis by enhancing NF- κB–mediated inflammatory signaling. (Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment)
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - May 24, 2022 Category: Science Source Type: news

Consumer Health: Arthritis and exercise
May is Arthritis Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about a condition that affects over 58 million people in the U.S., or approximately 1 in 4 adults. Arthritis is the swelling and tenderness of one or more of your joints. The main symptoms of arthritis are joint pain and stiffness, which typically worsen with age. The two most common types of arthritis — osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis — damage joints… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 23, 2022 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Does turmeric ’s reputation translate into real health benefits?
Clinical trials show that curcumin, present in the spice, may help fight osteoarthritis and other diseases, but there ’s a catch – bioavailability, or how to get it into the bloodWhile Kamal Patel was probing through the reams of user data onexamine.com– a website that calls itself “the internet’s largest database of nutrition and supplement research” – before a planned revamp later this year, he discovered that the most searched-for supplement on the website was curcumin, a distinctive yellow-orange chemical that is extracted from the r hizomes of turmeric, a tall plant in the ginger family, native to Asia.P...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 22, 2022 Category: Science Authors: David Cox Tags: Medical research Cancer research Osteoarthritis Breast cancer Health & wellbeing Alternative medicine Mental health Science Ageing Source Type: news

PET/MRI provides new insights into knee osteoarthritis
PET/MRI has identified which compartments of the knee may be the best target...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: PET/MRI superior to MRI for diagnosing prostate cancer ECR: Hypmed project develops affordable PET/MRI for breast scans PET/MRI appears safe for pregnant women PET/MRI can improve diagnosis of peritoneal cancer PET/MRI proves TNF blockers effective for ankylosing spondylitis (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 19, 2022 Category: Radiology Source Type: news