A systematic review of recommendations and guidelines for the management of osteoarthritis: The chronic osteoarthritis management initiative of the U.S. bone and joint initiative.

@article{Nelson2014ASR,
  title={A systematic review of recommendations and guidelines for the management of osteoarthritis: The chronic osteoarthritis management initiative of the U.S. bone and joint initiative.},
  author={Amanda E. Nelson and Kelli D. Allen and Yvonne M. Golightly and Adam Goode and Joanne M. Jordan},
  journal={Seminars in arthritis and rheumatism},
  year={2014},
  volume={43 6},
  pages={701-12}
}
PURPOSE Although a number of osteoarthritis (OA) management guidelines exist, uptake has been suboptimal. Our aim was to review and critically evaluate existing OA management guidelines to better understand potential issues and barriers. METHODS A systematic review of the literature in MEDLINE published from January 1, 2000 to April 1, 2013 was performed and supplemented by bibliographic reviews, following PRISMA guidelines and a written protocol. Following initial title and abstract… CONTINUE READING