Alexandre Felício Pailo

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BACKGROUND Intraarticular injections, mainly using long-lasting corticosteroid suspensions, have long been used to treat knee osteoarthritis. Viscosupplementation is a relatively new approach with injection of a variety of agents. When comparing viscosupplementation with intraarticular injections of corticosteroids from baseline to the fourth week, steroids(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the relationship between BMI and pain and function in patients with OA undergoing medical treatment following OARSI recommendations. METHODS Thirty-eight patients were classified according to their arthritis degree by X-ray and body mass index (BMI). All patients completed the WOMAC, Lequesne, and visual analogue pain scale (VAS)(More)
INTRODUCTION Knee osteoarthritis (KOA) is the most prevalent form of osteoarthritis. Low socioeconomic level, age, and obesity are directly correlated with the incidence of the disease. Education, exercise, and diet are the core recommendations of all KOA treatment guidelines. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the impact of a multiprofessional educational program on(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effects of a multi-professional educational program in patients with knee osteoarthritis (KOA) . METHODS Prospective randomized controlled trial with 195 KOA patients. One group was submitted to two-day lectures and received educational material about KOA (Class group), and the control group received the educational material(More)
Osteoarthritis (OA), the most common form of joint disease, affects mainly the hips, knees, hands and feet, leading to severe disability and loss of quality of life, particularly in the elderly population. Its importance grows every year with the aging of the population, with a large increase in the elderly population compared to younger patients. The(More)
INTRODUCTION Viscosupplementation can improve function in haemophilia patients. Viscosupplementation results can be improved by prior joint lavage and triamcinolone administration. AIM To objectively assess whether viscosupplementation and associated triamcinolone use in patients with severe haemophilic arthropathy following joint lavage improves force(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess whether viscosupplementation with hyaluronic acid in patients with severe hemophilic arthropathy associated with triamcinolone after washing with saline improves joint pain, stiffness, function and quality of life. METHODS Eleven patients with hemophilic arthritis of the knee with and without involvement of other joints (elbows and(More)
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