Monday, 17 February 2014


Evidence Based Reports

Physical Therapy for Knee Pain Secondary to Osteoarthritis: Future Research Needs (2013)[AHRQ] NEW

Knee Prostheses for Patellar Resurfacing for Adults with Osteoarthritis: Comparative Clinical Effectiveness (2012) [CADTH] NEW
Comparative Effectiveness Review : Physical Therapy Interventions for Knee Pain Secondary to Osteoarthritis (2012)[AHRQ] [Executive Summary] NEW
Clinician Research Summary: Analgesics for Osteoarthritis (2012)[AHRQ] NEW
Viscosupplementation for osteoarthritis of the knee (2012)[DARE] NEW

Kneehab® XP neuromuscular electrical stimulator for strengthening quadriceps muscles for knee surgery and osteoarthritis of the knee (2011)[NHSC]

Strontium ranelate (Protelos) for osteoarthritis (2011)[NHSC]

Interventions for the management of temporomandibular joint osteoarthritis (2011)[Cochrane]

New evidence for naproxen/esomeprazole combination in knee osteoarthritis (2011) [NPC Rapid Review]

Oral calcitonin - Osteoarthritis of knee (2010)[NHSC]

Interventions for treating osteoarthritis of the big toe joint (2010) [Cochrane]

Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of arthroscopic lavage in the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee: a mixed methods study of the feasibility of conducting a surgical placebo-controlled trial (the KORAL study) (2010)[NIHR HTA]

Effects of glucosamine, chondroitin, or placebo in patients with osteoarthritis of hip or knee: network meta-analysis (2010)[DARE]

Therapeutic trajectory of hyaluronic acid versus corticosteroids in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis: a systematic review and meta-analysis (2010)[DARE]

Individually magnetic resonance imaging-designed unicompartmental interpositional implant insertion for osteoarthritis of the knee (2009)[NICE]

Surgery for shoulder osteoarthritis (2009) [Cochrane]

Joint lavage for osteoarthritis of the knee (2009)[Cochrane]

Therapeutic ultrasound for osteoarthritis of the knee or hip (2009)[Cochrane]

Oral or transdermal opioids for osteoarthritis of the knee or hip (2009) [Cochrane][Cochrane PEARLS]

Doxycycline for osteoarthritis of the knee or hip (2009) [Cochrane]

Exercise for osteoarthritis of the hip (2009) [Cochrane]

Surgery for thumb (trapeziometacarpal joint) osteoarthritis (2009) [Cochrane]

Glucosamine therapy for treating osteoarthritis (2009) [Cochrane]

Transcutaneous electrostimulation for osteoarthritis of the knee (2009) [Cochrane]

Three Treatments for Osteoarthritis of the Knee: Clinician's guide (2009)[AHRQ]

The clinical effectiveness of glucosamine and chondroitin supplements in slowing or arresting progression of osteoarthritis of the knee: a systematic review and economic evaluation (2009) [NIHR HTA]

Cyclooxygenase-2 selective non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (etodolac, meloxicam, celecoxib, rofecoxib, etoricoxib, valdecoxib and lumiracoxib) for osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis: a systematic review and economic evaluation
(2009)[NIHR HTA][DARE]

Evidence of effectiveness of herbal medicinal products in the treatment of arthritis. Part 1: Osteoarthritis (2009)[DARE]

A systematic review of ultrasonography in osteoarthritis (2009)[DARE]

S-Adenosylmethionine for osteoarthritis of the knee or hip (2008) [Cochrane]

Acupuncture for peripheral joint osteoarthritis (2008)[Cochrane] [Cochrane PEARLS]

Exercise for osteoarthritis of the knee (2008)[Cochrane]

Systematic review of the nutritional supplements dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) and methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) in the treatment of osteoarthritis (2008)[DARE]

Unicompartmental knee arthroplasty for the treatment of unicompartmental osteoarthritis: a systematic study (2008)[DARE]

Arthroscopic debridement for knee osteoarthritis (2007)[Cochrane]

Osteoarthritis of the knee (2007)[Clinical Evidence]

Osteoarthritis of the hip (2007)[Clinical Evidence]

Clinical Guidelines

Osteoarthritis :Care and management in adults (2014)[NICE] updated

Osteoarthritis (2013) [CKS] updated

Osteoarthritis (2013)[Map of Medicine] updated

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 (2010)[OARSI]*

OARSI recommendations for the management of hip and knee osteoarthritis Part II - OARSI evidence-based expert consensus guidelines (2008)[OARSI]*

* OARSI recommendations to be updated in 2014 also.

Recent articles in core journals

A systematic review of evidence for the effectiveness of practitioner-based complementary and alternative therapies in the management of rheumatic diseases: osteoarthritis (2013)[Rheumatology] NEW

90-day mortality after 409,096 total hip replacements for osteoarthritis, from the National Joint Registry for England and Wales: a retrospective analysis (2013)[Lancet] NEW

Ottawa panel evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for aerobic walking programs in the management of osteoarthritis (2012)[Arch Phys Med Rehabilitation] NEW

Tai Chi is effective in treating knee osteoarthritis: a randomized controlled trial (2009)[Arthritis Rheum]

Association between radiographic features of knee osteoarthritis and pain: results from two cohort studies (2009) [BMJ]


Osteoarthritis (2010)[Mentor]

Clinical Queries

Is there any evidence for the use of rosehip powder for osteoarthritis? (2008)[ATTRACT]

Patient Information

Osteoarthritis (2014)[BUPA] updated

Osteoarthritis (2012)[NHS Choicesupdated

Osteoarthritis (2012)[Patient UK] updated


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