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Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis

Articles in two different internal medicine journals last week discussed when and how to use opioids for rheumatologic pain, despite their hazards and limitations.

chronic pain

A detailed review in the British Medical Journal recommends tools for pain measurement and assesses the latest evidence about treatments.

A 606-patient randomized trial from Europe finds that a glucosamine-chondroitin combination works as well as the drug celecoxib (Celebrex) for knee osteoarthritis.

Data from a large sample of patients with knee osteoarthritis shows a common pattern in the onset of knee pain.

A new meta-analysis deems intra-articular hyaluronic acid considerably more effective than nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for knee arthritis pain. An expert on osteoarthritis ponders the implications.

(VIDEO) A Baylor rheumatologist has comforting news about osteoarthritis for your patients who are (or used to be) joggers.

(ACR2014) Here RheumatologyNetwork Editorial Board member Roy Altman MD offers revelations from the conference about osteoarthritis. Click on the hyperlinked abstract titles to read the full details for each.

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