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1. Diclofenac or etoricoxib, but not paracetamol, is effective for treating osteoarthritis

Diclofenac or etoricoxib, but not paracetamol, is effective for treating osteoarthritis Signal - Diclofenac or etoricoxib, but not paracetamol, is effective for treating osteoarthritis Dissemination Centre Discover Portal NIHR DC Discover Diclofenac or etoricoxib, but not paracetamol, is effective for treating osteoarthritis Published on 26 May 2016 This review aimed to identify the most effective drugs for pain relief in hip or knee osteoarthritis. High dose diclofenac or etoricoxib were (...) drew attention to two missed trials and a duplicate publication. This has not changed the overall message. Share your views on the research. Why was this study needed? Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis in the UK and the leading cause of pain in older adults. The severity of pain and functional disability can vary from person to person, from mild symptoms that come and go to more continuous and severe problems. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are commonly used

2019 NIHR Dissemination Centre

2. People with osteoarthritis can benefit from exercise but may harbour myths about safety

People with osteoarthritis can benefit from exercise but may harbour myths about safety People with osteoarthritis can benefit from exercise but may harbour myths about safety Dissemination Centre Discover Portal NIHR DC Discover People with osteoarthritis can benefit from exercise but may harbour myths about safety Published on 21 August 2018 doi: Programmes that show people with osteoarthritis how to exercise safely may slightly improve pain scores, self-belief and social function (...) , but participants also report the myth that discomfort while exercising indicates on-going harm. The review combines evidence from 21 randomised controlled trials evaluating exercise in hip or knee osteoarthritis with 12 studies where people receiving the intervention were interviewed about the impact of exercise on their disease. Participants were men and women aged older than 45 years. Analysis of the randomised trials provides moderate- to low-quality evidence that exercise slightly improved pain

2019 NIHR Dissemination Centre

3. Platelet-Rich Plasma Versus Hyaluronic Acid Injections for the Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis: Results at 5 Years of a Double-Blind, Randomized Controlled Trial

Platelet-Rich Plasma Versus Hyaluronic Acid Injections for the Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis: Results at 5 Years of a Double-Blind, Randomized Controlled Trial 30545242 2018 12 14 1552-3365 2018 Dec 13 The American journal of sports medicine Am J Sports Med Platelet-Rich Plasma Versus Hyaluronic Acid Injections for the Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis: Results at 5 Years of a Double-Blind, Randomized Controlled Trial. 363546518814532 10.1177/0363546518814532 Platelet-rich plasma (PRP (...) controlled trial; Level of evidence, 1. Patients with a history of chronic symptomatic knee degenerative changes and osteoarthritis (Kellgren-Lawrence grade 0-3) were enrolled: 192 patients were randomized to undergo 3 blinded weekly intra-articular injections of either PRP or HA. Patients were prospectively evaluated before the injection and then at 2, 6, 12, and 24 months and a mean of 64.3 months (SD, 7.8 months) of follow-up. Evaluation was based on International Knee Documentation Committee (IKDC

2019 EvidenceUpdates

4. Short-term effects of neuromuscular electrical stimulation and ultrasound therapies on muscle architecture and functional capacity in knee osteoarthritis: a randomized study

Short-term effects of neuromuscular electrical stimulation and ultrasound therapies on muscle architecture and functional capacity in knee osteoarthritis: a randomized study 30514113 2018 12 05 1477-0873 2018 Dec 04 Clinical rehabilitation Clin Rehabil Short-term effects of neuromuscular electrical stimulation and ultrasound therapies on muscle architecture and functional capacity in knee osteoarthritis: a randomized study. 269215518817807 10.1177/0269215518817807 To determine the effects (...) of ultrasound therapy and neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) application on the muscle architecture and functional capacity in patients with knee osteoarthritis. A randomized study. A total of 60 patients with knee osteoarthritis. Participants were randomized into one of the following two intervention groups, five days a week, for three weeks: the combination of NMES application, hot pack, and exercise therapy was applied to the NMES group. The combination of therapeutic ultrasound, hot pack

2019 EvidenceUpdates

5. The efficacy of electromyographic biofeedback on pain, function, and maximal thickness of vastus medialis oblique muscle in patients with knee osteoarthritis: a randomized clinical trial

The efficacy of electromyographic biofeedback on pain, function, and maximal thickness of vastus medialis oblique muscle in patients with knee osteoarthritis: a randomized clinical trial 30519081 2018 12 17 1178-7090 11 2018 Journal of pain research J Pain Res The efficacy of electromyographic biofeedback on pain, function, and maximal thickness of vastus medialis oblique muscle in patients with knee osteoarthritis: a randomized clinical trial. 2781-2789 10.2147/JPR.S169613 The aim (...) of this survey was to examine the effect of adding electromyographic biofeedback (EMGBF) to isometric exercise, on pain, function, thickness, and maximal electrical activity in isometric contraction of the vastus medialis oblique (VMO) muscle in patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA). In this clinical trial, 46 patients with a diagnosis of knee OA were recruited and assigned to two groups. The case group consisted of 23 patients with EMGBF-associated exercise, and the control group was made up of 23 patients

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2019 EvidenceUpdates

6. Association of Pharmacological Treatments With Long-term Pain Control in Patients With Knee Osteoarthritis: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. (PubMed)

Association of Pharmacological Treatments With Long-term Pain Control in Patients With Knee Osteoarthritis: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Importance: Even though osteoarthritis is a chronic and progressive disease, pharmacological agents are mainly studied over short-term periods, resulting in unclear recommendations for long-term disease management. Objective: To search, review, and analyze long-term (≥12 months) outcomes (symptoms, joint structure) from randomized clinical trials (...) (RCTs) of medications for knee osteoarthritis. Data Sources and Study Selection: The databases of MEDLINE, Scopus, EMBASE, Web of Science, and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials were searched until June 30, 2018 (MEDLINE alerts through August 31, 2018) for RCTs of patients with knee osteoarthritis that had treatment and follow-up lasting 1 year or longer. Data Extraction and Synthesis: Data at baseline and at the longest available treatment and follow-up of 12 months' duration

2018 JAMA

7. Topical Capsaicin for Neuropathic and Osteoarthritis Pain: Maybe not so hot?

Topical Capsaicin for Neuropathic and Osteoarthritis Pain: Maybe not so hot? Tools for Practice is proudly sponsored by the Alberta College of Family Physicians (ACFP). ACFP is a provincial, professional voluntary organization, representing more than 4,800 family physicians, family medicine residents, and medical students in Alberta. Established over sixty years ago, the ACFP strives for excellence in family practice through advocacy, continuing medical education and primary care research (...) . www.acfp.ca December 10, 2018 Topical Capsaicin for Neuropathic and Osteoarthritis Pain: Maybe not so hot? Clinical Question: What are the benefits and harms of topical capsaicin for neuropathic or osteoarthritis pain? Bottom Line: Evidence for topical capsaicin in neuropathic pain and hand osteoarthritis is highly inconsistent, with some studies showing clinical benefit (variably defined) for one in 4-7 patients while other studies show no benefit. There is no benefit in knee osteoarthritis. Local

2018 Tools for Practice

8. Intra-articular Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Osteoarthritis of the Knee: A Systematic Review of Clinical Outcomes and Evidence of Cartilage Repair

Intra-articular Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Osteoarthritis of the Knee: A Systematic Review of Clinical Outcomes and Evidence of Cartilage Repair 30455086 2018 11 20 1526-3231 2018 Nov 16 Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association Arthroscopy Intra-articular Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Osteoarthritis of the Knee: A Systematic Review of Clinical Outcomes and Evidence (...) of Cartilage Repair. S0749-8063(18)30616-9 10.1016/j.arthro.2018.07.028 To provide a systematic review of the clinical literature reporting the efficacy of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in terms of clinical outcomes including pain and function and cartilage repair in patients with osteoarthritis. We systematically reviewed any studies investigating clinical outcomes and cartilage repair after the clinical application of cell populations containing MSCs in human subjects with knee osteoarthritis through

2018 EvidenceUpdates

9. Periosteal Electrical Dry Needling as an Adjunct to Exercise and Manual Therapy for Knee Osteoarthritis: A Multicenter Randomized Clinical Trial

Periosteal Electrical Dry Needling as an Adjunct to Exercise and Manual Therapy for Knee Osteoarthritis: A Multicenter Randomized Clinical Trial 29864043 2018 12 11 1536-5409 34 12 2018 Dec The Clinical journal of pain Clin J Pain Periosteal Electrical Dry Needling as an Adjunct to Exercise and Manual Therapy for Knee Osteoarthritis: A Multicenter Randomized Clinical Trial. 1149-1158 10.1097/AJP.0000000000000634 To compare the effects of adding electrical dry needling into a manual therapy (MT (...) ) and exercise program on pain, stiffness, function, and disability in individuals with painful knee osteoarthritis (OA). In total, 242 participants (n=242) with painful knee OA were randomized to receive 6 weeks of electrical dry needling, MT, and exercise (n=121) or MT and exercise (n=121). The primary outcome was related-disability as assessed by the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities (WOMAC) Osteoarthritis Index at 3 months. Individuals receiving the combination of electrical dry needling, MT

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2018 EvidenceUpdates

10. Clinic-Based Patellar Mobilization Therapy for Knee Osteoarthritis: A Randomized Clinical Trial

Clinic-Based Patellar Mobilization Therapy for Knee Osteoarthritis: A Randomized Clinical Trial 30420367 2018 12 07 1544-1717 16 6 2018 Nov Annals of family medicine Ann Fam Med Clinic-Based Patellar Mobilization Therapy for Knee Osteoarthritis: A Randomized Clinical Trial. 521-529 10.1370/afm.2320 We performed a phase 2 randomized clinical trial to evaluate the preliminary effectiveness of a clinic-based patellar mobilization therapy (PMT) in patients with knee osteoarthritis. We recruited 208 (...) patients with knee osteoarthritis at primary care clinics in Hong Kong. Patients were randomly assigned (1:1) to the intervention group or the control group. The intervention group received 3 PMT treatment sessions from primary care physicians at 2-month intervals, with concomitant prescription of a home-based vastus medialis oblique muscle exercise. The control group received PMT after the study period. The primary outcome was the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC

2018 EvidenceUpdates

11. Structured Education and Neuromuscular Exercise Program for Hip and/or Knee Osteoarthritis

Structured Education and Neuromuscular Exercise Program for Hip and/or Knee Osteoarthritis Public Comment: Held July 19 to August 9, 2018. Structured Education and Neuromuscular Exercise Program for Hip and/or Knee Osteoarthritis: Health Quality Ontario Recommendation FINAL RECOMMENDATION • Health Quality Ontario, under the guidance of the Ontario Health Technology Advisory Committee, recommends publicly funding a structured education and neuromuscular exercise program for the management (...) of people with osteoarthritis of the hip and/or knee RATIONALE FOR THE RECOMMENDATION The Ontario Health Technology Advisory Committee has reviewed the findings of the health technology assessment 1 and concluded that a structured education and neuromuscular exercise program provides clinical benefit in the management of hip and/or knee osteoarthritis and is consistent with patient values and preferences. The Ontario Health Technology Advisory Committee supported data collection and outcome monitoring

2018 Health Quality Ontario

12. Effectiveness of low-dose radiation therapy on symptoms in patients with knee osteoarthritis: a randomised, double-blinded, sham-controlled trial

Effectiveness of low-dose radiation therapy on symptoms in patients with knee osteoarthritis: a randomised, double-blinded, sham-controlled trial 30366945 2018 10 27 1468-2060 2018 Oct 26 Annals of the rheumatic diseases Ann. Rheum. Dis. Effectiveness of low-dose radiation therapy on symptoms in patients with knee osteoarthritis: a randomised, double-blinded, sham-controlled trial. annrheumdis-2018-214104 10.1136/annrheumdis-2018-214104 Low-dose radiation therapy (LDRT) for benign disorders (...) such as knee osteoarthritis (OA) is widely used in some parts of the world, despite absence of controlled studies. We evaluated the effect of LDRT on symptoms and inflammation in patients with knee OA. In this randomised, double-blinded, sham-controlled clinical trial (RCT), we recruited patients with knee OA (clinical ACR criteria) in the Netherlands, aged ≥50 years, pain score ≥5/10 and non-responding to analgesics and exercise therapy. Patients were randomised 1:1 to receive LDRT (1 Gray per fraction

2018 EvidenceUpdates

13. Triamcinolone acetonide extended-release in patients with osteoarthritis and type 2 diabetes: a randomized, phase 2 study

Triamcinolone acetonide extended-release in patients with osteoarthritis and type 2 diabetes: a randomized, phase 2 study 30203101 2018 09 11 1462-0332 2018 Sep 06 Rheumatology (Oxford, England) Rheumatology (Oxford) Triamcinolone acetonide extended-release in patients with osteoarthritis and type 2 diabetes: a randomized, phase 2 study. 10.1093/rheumatology/key265 Approximately 30% of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus have knee osteoarthritis. IA corticosteroids used to manage (...) osteoarthritis pain can elevate blood glucose in these patients. We compared blood glucose levels following intra-articular injection of triamcinolone acetonide extended-release (TA-ER), an extended-release, microsphere-based triamcinolone acetonide formulation, vs standard triamcinolone acetonide crystalline suspension (TAcs) in patients with knee osteoarthritis and comorbid type 2 diabetes. In this double-blind, randomized, parallel-group, phase 2 study (NCT02762370), 33 patients with knee osteoarthritis

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2018 EvidenceUpdates

14. 2018 update of the EULAR recommendations for the management of hand osteoarthritis

2018 update of the EULAR recommendations for the management of hand osteoarthritis 30154087 2018 08 29 1468-2060 2018 Aug 28 Annals of the rheumatic diseases Ann. Rheum. Dis. 2018 update of the EULAR recommendations for the management of hand osteoarthritis. annrheumdis-2018-213826 10.1136/annrheumdis-2018-213826 Since publication of the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) recommendations for management of hand osteoarthritis (OA) in 2007 new evidence has emerged. The aim was to update (...) these recommendations. EULAR standardised operating procedures were followed. A systematic literature review was performed, collecting the evidence regarding all non-pharmacological, pharmacological and surgical treatment options for hand OA published to date. Based on the evidence and expert opinion from an international task force of 19 physicians, healthcare professionals and patients from 10 European countries formulated overarching principles and recommendations. Level of evidence, grade of recommendation

2018 EvidenceUpdates

15. Novel treatments for osteoarthritis: an update (PubMed)

Novel treatments for osteoarthritis: an update 30323693 2018 11 14 1179-156X 10 2018 Open access rheumatology : research and reviews Open Access Rheumatol Novel treatments for osteoarthritis: an update. 135-140 10.2147/OARRR.S176666 Osteoarthritis is the most prevalent chronic joint condition worldwide. The principles of osteoarthritis treatment are to alleviate pain and stiffness as well as maintain function, with current consensus guidelines recommending the use of a combination (...) of conservative measures including physical therapy, analgesia, and surgical interventions such as arthroplasty. In recent years, several pharmacological therapies have emerged as potential alternatives. Although a disease-modifying osteoarthritis drug has yet to be identified, promising results have been reported in recent trials especially with serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors, IL-1 antagonists, and antibodies to nerve growth factor. The present review aims to summarize and discuss the latest

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2018 Open access rheumatology : research and reviews

16. Smoothness of the knee joint movement during the stance phase in patients with severe knee osteoarthritis (PubMed)

Smoothness of the knee joint movement during the stance phase in patients with severe knee osteoarthritis 30202737 2018 11 14 2214-6873 14 2018 Oct Asia-Pacific journal of sports medicine, arthroscopy, rehabilitation and technology Asia Pac J Sports Med Arthrosc Rehabil Technol Smoothness of the knee joint movement during the stance phase in patients with severe knee osteoarthritis. 1-5 10.1016/j.asmart.2018.08.002 Patients with knee osteoarthritis can significantly affect the function (...) jerk value is linked with a decrease in smoothness. However few have reported to evaluate the smoothness of the knee joint movement during walking in patients with knee osteoarthritis. The purpose of the present study was to quantify the smoothness of the knee joint movement during walking in people with knee osteoarthritis. Patients were classified as having early or severe knee osteoarthritis. There were eight patients in each group (16 knees; three males, five females). The normalized angular

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2018 Asia-Pacific journal of sports medicine, arthroscopy, rehabilitation and technology

17. Guideline for the management of knee and hip osteoarthritis

Guideline for the management of knee and hip osteoarthritis racgp.org.au Healthy Profession. Healthy Australia. Guideline for the management of knee and hip osteoarthritis Second editionGuideline for the management of knee and hip osteoarthritis. Second edition Disclaimer The information set out in this publication is current at the date of first publication and is intended for use as a guide of a general nature only and may or may not be relevant to particular patients or circumstances. Nor (...) Practitioners. Guideline for the management of knee and hip osteoarthritis. 2nd edn. East Melbourne, Vic: RACGP , 2018. The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners Ltd 100 Wellington Parade East Melbourne, Victoria 3002 Tel 03 8699 0414 Fax 03 8699 0400 www.racgp.org.au ABN: 34 000 223 807 ISBN: 978-0-86906-500-6 First edition (Guidelines for the non-surgical management of hip and knee osteoarthritis) published 2009 Second edition published July 2018 © The Royal Australian College of General

2018 Clinical Practice Guidelines Portal

18. Efficacy of Hydroxychloroquine in Hand Osteoarthritis: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial

Efficacy of Hydroxychloroquine in Hand Osteoarthritis: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial 29125901 2018 08 29 2151-4658 70 9 2018 Sep Arthritis care & research Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) Efficacy of Hydroxychloroquine in Hand Osteoarthritis: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial. 1320-1325 10.1002/acr.23471 To determine the symptom-modifying effect of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) in hand osteoarthritis (OA). In this randomized, double-blind, multicenter trial (...) , patients with symptomatic hand OA received either HCQ 400 mg once a day or placebo during 24 weeks. The primary outcome was change of pain measured on a 100-mm visual analog scale (VAS) at 24 weeks. Secondary outcomes included decrease of pain at weeks 6 and 12 and change in Australian Canadian Hand Osteoarthritis Index (AUSCAN) and Arthritis Impact Measurement Scale 2 short form (AIMS2-SF) total scores. A total of 196 patients was included (placebo n = 98, HCQ n = 98). Mean ± SD age was 58.0 ± 7.6

2018 EvidenceUpdates

19. Is four-week underwater treadmill exercise regimen compared to home exercise efficacious for pain relief and functional improvement in obese patients with knee osteoarthritis? A randomized controlled trial

Is four-week underwater treadmill exercise regimen compared to home exercise efficacious for pain relief and functional improvement in obese patients with knee osteoarthritis? A randomized controlled trial 30064262 2018 08 01 1477-0873 2018 Aug 01 Clinical rehabilitation Clin Rehabil Is four-week underwater treadmill exercise regimen compared to home exercise efficacious for pain relief and functional improvement in obese patients with knee osteoarthritis? A randomized controlled trial (...) . 269215518792041 10.1177/0269215518792041 To investigate the efficacy of a four-week underwater treadmill exercise regimen compared to a home exercise regimen relative to pain relief and functional improvement in obese patients with knee osteoarthritis. Single-blind randomized controlled trial. Outpatient. Eighty primary knee osteoarthritis with pain ⩾5/10 and body mass index ⩾25 kg/m 2 . Daily quadriceps exercise at home for 30 minutes (control group) or underwater treadmill exercise (study group) for 30

2018 EvidenceUpdates

20. Effects of internet-based pain coping skills training before home exercise for individuals with hip osteoarthritis (HOPE trial): a randomised controlled trial

Effects of internet-based pain coping skills training before home exercise for individuals with hip osteoarthritis (HOPE trial): a randomised controlled trial 29794609 2018 08 16 1872-6623 159 9 2018 Sep Pain Pain Effects of internet-based pain coping skills training before home exercise for individuals with hip osteoarthritis (HOPE trial): a randomised controlled trial. 1833-1842 10.1097/j.pain.0000000000001281 This assessor-, therapist-, and participant-blinded randomised controlled trial (...) evaluated the effects of an automated internet-based pain coping skills training (PCST) program before home exercise for people with clinically diagnosed hip osteoarthritis. One hundred forty-four people were randomised to either the PCST group or the comparator group. In the first 8 weeks, the PCST group received online education and PCST, whereas the comparison group received online education only. From weeks 8 to 24, both groups visited a physiotherapist 5 times for home exercise prescription

2018 EvidenceUpdates