Osteoarthritis

Hormonal, Reproductive Factors Associated With Knee Osteoarthritis in Women

Hormonal, Reproductive Factors Associated With Knee Osteoarthritis in Women

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Investigators sought to determine whether female reproductive and hormonal factors affect the incidence of total knee arthroplasty for osteoarthritis.

Tibiofemoral MRI May Be Predictive of Radiographic Knee OA in Overweight, Obese Women

Tibiofemoral MRI May Be Predictive of Radiographic Knee OA in Overweight, Obese Women

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Researchers sought to determine the predictive value of tibiofemoral MRI, patellofemoral MRI, and KLG1 for the incidence of clinical or radiographic knee OA.

Reproductive, Hormonal Factors Affect Risk for Total Knee Arthroplasty in Women

Reproductive, Hormonal Factors Affect Risk for Total Knee Arthroplasty in Women

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Researchers sought to identify associations of female reproductive factors with incidence of total knee arthroplasty in osteoarthritis.

COX-2 Inhibitors Plus Metformin Lower Joint Replacement Rates in Osteoarthritis With T2D

COX-2 Inhibitors Plus Metformin Lower Joint Replacement Rates in Osteoarthritis With T2D

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Researchers compared the effects of combined metformin and COX-2 inhibitor therapy vs COX-2 therapy alone on joint replacement surgery rates.

Higher Prevalence of Sarcopenic Obesity in Osteoarthritis Than Rheumatoid Arthritis

Higher Prevalence of Sarcopenic Obesity in Osteoarthritis Than Rheumatoid Arthritis

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The prevalence of sarcopenia — particularly in combination with ostepenia — increases with age, and sarcopenic obesity may be underrecognized, despite its impact in patients with rheumatic diseases.

Is Weight Loss Necessary Before Total Knee or Hip Replacement Surgery?

Is Weight Loss Necessary Before Total Knee or Hip Replacement Surgery?

Patients with obesity experience similar recovery time to normal-weight patients.

Hand Osteoarthritis and Type 1 Diabetes: Is There A Connection?

Hand Osteoarthritis and Type 1 Diabetes: Is There A Connection?

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Hand pain, disability, and stiffness were common in long-term type 1 diabetes.

Examining the Relationship Between Weight Loss and Knee Degeneration

Examining the Relationship Between Weight Loss and Knee Degeneration

Participants who lost between 5% and 10% or more than 10% of their body weight slowed knee joint degeneration, compared to those who maintained their current weight.

Likelihood of Hypertension Increased by Knee Osteoarthritis

Likelihood of Hypertension Increased by Knee Osteoarthritis

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Data were collected from the Osteoarthritis Initiative to examine the relationship between knee osteoarthritis and hypertension.

Does Osteoarthritis Diagnosis Affect Rheumatoid Arthritis Disease Activity Scores?

Does Osteoarthritis Diagnosis Affect Rheumatoid Arthritis Disease Activity Scores?

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Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) were evaluated at a specialized clinic to determine the relationship between knee osteoarthritis and elevated Disease Activity Scores (DAS28).

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