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OARSI Resources: Japanese Roundtable on 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)...
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