Structural and symptomatic efficacy of glucosamine and chondroitin in knee osteoarthritis: a comprehensive meta-analysis.

@article{Richy2003StructuralAS,
  title={Structural and symptomatic efficacy of glucosamine and chondroitin in knee osteoarthritis: a comprehensive meta-analysis.},
  author={Florent F. Richy and Olivier Bruy{\`e}re and Olivier Ethgen and Michel Cucherat and Yves Henrotin and Jean-Yves Reginster},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={163 13},
  pages={
          1514-22
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To assess the structural and symptomatic efficacy of oral glucosamine sulfate and chondroitin sulfate in knee osteoarthritis through independent meta-analyses of their effects on joint space narrowing, Lequesne Index, Western Ontario MacMaster University Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC), visual analog scale for pain, mobility, safety, and response to treatment. [] Key MethodMETHODS An exhaustive systematic research of randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trials published or performed between…

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