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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
By Joseph A. Buckwalter, MD, Stefan Lohmander, MD, Hiroshi Kawaguchi, MD, PhD
Recent advances in bioscience at the molecular level and research methods have brought with them a dramatic growth in the volume of medical research conducted at various levels in ever-diversifying specializations. Orthopedics is, of course, no exception; attempts to further explore this therapeutic area have resulted in remarkable progress, with state-of-the-art research in orthopedics now...
By Weiya Zhang, BSc, MSc, PhD, Byoung-Hyun Min, MD, PhD, Qing Jiang, MD, PhD, Hiroshi Kawaguchi, MD, PhD
This newsletter has been covering the efforts of the Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI) to optimize treatment for patients with osteoarthritis (OA) worldwide. In 2008, OARSI published its expert consensus recommendations for the management of OA of the hip and knee (Part 2)1, based on an appraisal of existing guidelines and a systematic review of evidence for relevant...
Current Status of and Prospects for Osteoarthritis Treatment -- Development of Japanese OA guidelines based on OARSI Part 2
By Timothy E. McAlindon, MD, MPH, Francis Berenbaum, MD, PhD, Hiroshi Kawaguchi, MD, PhD
This newsletter, first published in 2007, covers the efforts of the Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI) to improve the treatment of patients with osteoarthritis (OA). Previous newsletters have covered roundtable discussions by experts on current treatments for OA, the introduction of new recommendations for treating OA, and the future of orthopedic research. This year, the...
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.