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Background to and outline of the OARSI treatment guidelines

By Hiroshi Kawaguchi, MD, PhD, George Nuki, MB, FRCP

Kawaguchi: This roundtable discussion is on the Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI) treatment guidelines, of which part 1 has just been published this year and part 2 on consensus recommendations will be published early in 2008. First of all, please could you give a brief outline of the OARSI treatment guidelines, especially in comparison with the former osteoarthritis (OA)...

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OARSI recommendations for the management of hip and knee osteoarthritis, Part II: OARSI evidence-based, expert consensus guidelines

By W. Zhang Ph.D., R. W. Moskowitz M.D., G. Nuki M.B., F.R.C.P.*, S. Abramson M.D., R. D. Altman M.D., N. Arden M.D., S. Bierma-Zeinstra M.Sc., Ph.D., K. D. Brandt M.D., P. Croft M.D., M. Doherty M.D., M. Dougados M.D., M. Hochberg M.D., M.P.H., D. J. Hunter

Purpose: To develop concise, patient-focussed, up to date, evidence-based, expert consensus recommendations for the management of hip and knee osteoarthritis (OA), which are adaptable and designed to assist physicians and allied health care professionals in general and specialist practise throughout the world.

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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

By W. Zhang*, G. Nuki, R.W. Moskowitz, S. Abramson, R.D. Altman, N.K. Arden, S. Bierma-Zeinstra, K.D. Brandt, P. Croft, M. Doherty, M. Dougados, M. Hochberg, D.J. Hunter, K. Kwoh, L.S. Lohmander, P. Tugwell

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.

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The two factors that most influence how osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee is managed are the presence of other health conditions and involvement of other joint sites.  As such, for the first time, OARSI has developed guidelines for the non-surgical treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee that are stratified to each of four patient groups:  patients with knee-only OA and no comorbidities,...

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Current and future treatment of OA worldwide, with an update on the OARSI guidelines

By Hiroshi Kawaguchi, MD, PhD, Steven Abramson, MD, George Nuki, MB, FRCP

The incidence of osteoarthritis (OA) has been increasing on a global scale. Research is under way to elucidate its causes and pathology; however, no fundamental treatment methods have been established. This roundtable discussion involved leading physicians from the USA, the UK, and Japan, who talked frankly about the current status of and outlook for OA treatment from
their respective...

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