Raveendhara R. Bannuru

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the therapeutic trajectory of intra-articular hyaluronic acid (IAHA) vs placebo for knee osteoarthritis (OA). DESIGN Our data sources include Medline, EMBASE, CINAHL, BIOSIS, Web of Science, Google Scholar, Cochrane database; hand searched reviews, manuscripts, and, supplements; author contacts for unpublished data. Randomized trials(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the efficacy of intraarticular hyaluronic acid with corticosteroids for knee osteoarthritis (OA). METHODS Our data sources were Medline, EMBASE, CINAHL, BIOSIS, and the Cochrane database, as well as hand- searched reviews, manuscripts, and supplements. For unpublished data we used author contacts. Randomized trials that reported(More)
BACKGROUND The relative efficacy of available treatments of knee osteoarthritis (OA) must be determined for rational treatment algorithms to be formulated. PURPOSE To examine the efficacy of treatments of primary knee OA using a network meta-analysis design, which estimates relative effects of all treatments against each other. DATA SOURCES MEDLINE,(More)
BACKGROUND Physical activity and exercise appear to improve psychological health. However, the quantitative effects of Tai Chi on psychological well-being have rarely been examined. We systematically reviewed the effects of Tai Chi on stress, anxiety, depression and mood disturbance in eastern and western populations. METHODS Eight English and 3 Chinese(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop a new evidence-based, pharmacologic treatment guideline for rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS We conducted systematic reviews to synthesize the evidence for the benefits and harms of various treatment options. We used the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) methodology to rate the quality of(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the relative efficacy of intra-articular hyaluronic acid (IAHA) in comparison with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for knee osteoarthritis (OA). METHODS We searched Medline, EMBASE, Google Scholar, ISI Web of Science, and Cochrane Database from inception until February 2013. Randomized controlled trials comparing HA with(More)
BACKGROUND There are limited data describing contemporary trends in the management and outcomes of patients with COPD who develop acute myocardial infarction (AMI). METHODS The study population consisted of patients hospitalized with AMI at all greater Worcester, Massachusetts, medical centers between 1997 and 2007. RESULTS Of the 6,290 patients(More)
BACKGROUND Radiation therapy is one of many treatment options for patients with prostate cancer. PURPOSE To update findings on the clinical and biochemical outcomes of radiation therapies for localized prostate cancer. DATA SOURCES MEDLINE (2007 through March 2011) and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (2007 through March 2011). STUDY(More)