Browsing Tag: osteoarthritis

Glucosamine And Chondroitin May Benefit Patients With Knee OA

Glucosamine… the debate rages on

Glucosamine And Chondroitin May Benefit Certain Patients With Knee OA.
Nancy Walsh writing in MedPage Today reported that “evidence has been increasing in favor of the use of glucosamine and chondroitin in osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee, with a new noninferiority study” published in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases “showing equivalent significant benefits for the supplement combination as for the COX-2 inhibitor Celebrex.” Researchers found, “in a clinical trial known as MOVES that included 606 patients with moderate-to-severe pain,” that “6 months of treatment with the dietary supplements was associated with a 50.1% decrease in pain as measured on the Western Ontario and McMaster osteoarthritis index (WOMAC), compared with a 50.2% decrease among patients given Celebrex.” Walsh pointed out that “MOVES becomes the third major trial to show a benefit for the supplement combination in OA.”

Comment: Next week, another negative study. Oh well…

Bee Sting Treatment for Arthritis


Studies show that bee venom may be effective in treating arthritis.

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Painful hands could mean a hurting heart

Another form of arthritis increases risk of heart disease…

Painful hands could mean a hurting heart

Nancy Walsh writing in MedPage Today reported symptomatic osteoarthritis (OA) of the hands was associated with an elevated risk for coronary heart disease events, analysis of data from the Framingham Heart Study showed. In a multivariate analysis that adjusted for multiple factors including age, sex, body mass index, lipids, medication use, and smoking, the hazard ratio for coronary heart disease among individuals with symptomatic hand OA was increased more than two times expected, according to Ida K. Haugen, MD, PhD, of Diakonhjemmet Hospital in Oslo, Norway, and colleagues.

Comment: As if we didn’t have enough to worry about already…

Osteoarthritis Risk Factors Confirmed

What are the major risk factors for getting knee osteoarthritis?.  Find out next…

Familiar Risk Factors For Knee OA In Those Aged 50 Or More Confirmed In New Systematic Review And Meta-Analysis.

Wayne Kuznar writing in MedPage Today reported that “familiar risk factors for knee osteoarthritis (OA) in individuals 50 years and older – high body mass index (BMI), previous knee injury, age, female sex, and the presence of hand OA – were confirmed as the condition’s top drivers in a new systematic review and meta-analysis with an updated evidence base.” The findings were published in Osteoarthritis and Cartilage.


Comment: No surprises here.

Leeches and Osteoarthritis


Leeches and Osteoarthritis

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