Hafid Halhol

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OBJECTIVE Total joint replacement has been proposed as an endpoint in disease modifying osteoarthritis drug (DMOAD) randomized clinical trials (RCTs); however, disparities have generated concerns regarding this outcome. A combined Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI)/Outcome Measures in Rheumatology (OMERACT) initiative was launched in 2004(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the ability of avocado-soybean unsaponifiable-Expanscience (ASU-E) to slow radiographic progression in symptomatic hip osteoarthritis (OA). METHODS Prospective, randomised, double blind, parallel group, placebo controlled 3 year trial. Patients with symptomatic (painful ≥1 year, Lequesne Index between 3 and 10) hip OA (American College(More)
BACKGROUND The burden of knee osteoarthritis (OA) in Latin America is unknown. OBJECTIVE To determine the demographic, clinical, and therapeutic characteristics of patients with OA in Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico. MATERIAL AND METHODS This is an observational, cross-sectional study of patients with symptomatic knee OA referred from first care medical(More)
OBJECTIVES In the European context of falling reimbursement rates for some osteoarthritis (OA) treatments, we performed a study to determine whether the cost covered by patients influenced the decisions of their physicians' prescriptions for medication. METHODS The study involved 106 general practitioners (GPs) and 82 rheumatologists. Preferences were(More)
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