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OARSI recommendations for the management of hip and knee osteoarthritis, Part II: OARSI evidence-based, expert consensus guidelines.
Twenty-five carefully worded recommendations have been generated based on a critical appraisal of existing guidelines, a systematic review of research evidence and the consensus opinions of an international, multidisciplinary group of experts for the management of hip and knee osteoarthritis. Expand
The epidemiology of osteoarthritis.
The purpose of this review is to illustrate how each of these factors interact together to instigate incident OA as well as to outline the need for ongoing epidemiologic studies for the future prevention of both incident and progressive OA. Expand
OARSI guidelines for the non-surgical management of knee osteoarthritis.
These evidence-based consensus recommendations provide guidance to patients and practitioners on treatments applicable to all individuals with knee OA, as well as therapies that can be considered according to individualized patient needs and preferences. Expand
OARSI recommendations for the management of hip and knee osteoarthritis: part III: Changes in evidence following systematic cumulative update of research published through January 2009.
OBJECTIVE To update evidence for available therapies in the treatment of hip and knee osteoarthritis (OA) and to examine whether research evidence has changed from 31 January 2006 to 31 January 2009.… Expand
Evolution of semi-quantitative whole joint assessment of knee OA: MOAKS (MRI Osteoarthritis Knee Score).
The iteratively developed magnetic resonance imaging Osteoarthritis Knee Score shows very good to excellent reliability for the large majority of features assessed and further iterative development and research will include assessment of its validation and responsiveness. Expand
OARSI recommendations for the management of hip and knee osteoarthritis, part I: critical appraisal of existing treatment guidelines and systematic review of current research evidence.
A critical appraisal of published guidelines and a systematic review of more recent evidence for relevant therapies for hip and knee osteoarthritis was undertaken, finding that only 20 treatment modalities addressed by these guidelines were universally recommended. Expand
Incidental meniscal findings on knee MRI in middle-aged and elderly persons.
- M. Englund, A. Guermazi, +4 authors D. Felson
- The New England journal of medicine
- 11 September 2008
Investigative meniscal findings on MRI of the knee are common in the general population and increase with increasing age, and among persons with radiographic evidence of osteoarthritis, the prevalence of a meniscal tear was 63% among those with knee pain, aching, or stiffness on most days and 60% amongst those without these symptoms. Expand
Effects of intensive diet and exercise on knee joint loads, inflammation, and clinical outcomes among overweight and obese adults with knee osteoarthritis: the IDEA randomized clinical trial.
To determine whether a ≥10% reduction in body weight induced by diet, with or without exercise, would improve mechanistic and clinical outcomes more than exercise alone, a single-blind, 18-month, randomized clinical trial was conducted. Expand
The reliability of a new scoring system for knee osteoarthritis MRI and the validity of bone marrow lesion assessment: BLOKS (Boston–Leeds Osteoarthritis Knee Score)
- D. Hunter, G. Lo, D. Gale, A. Grainger, A. Guermazi, P. Conaghan
- Annals of the rheumatic diseases
- 1 May 2007
To assess the reliability of a novel MRI scoring system for evaluating OA of the knee and explore the validity of the bone marrow lesion (BML) scoring component of this new tool, a novel semi-quantitative knee score is designed that demonstrates good reliability. Expand
The individual and socioeconomic impact of osteoarthritis
This Perspectives article focuses on the burden of OA for the individual, the health-care system and society, to draw attention to the magnitude of the current problem with some reference to projected figures. Expand