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281. Acupuncture in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee: a randomised trial. (Abstract)

weeks the difference between the acupuncture and minimal acupuncture groups was no longer significant (p=0.08).After 8 weeks of treatment, pain and joint function are improved more with acupuncture than with minimal acupuncture or no acupuncture in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee. However, this benefit decreases over time. (...) Acupuncture in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee: a randomised trial. Acupuncture is widely used by patients with chronic pain although there is little evidence of its effectiveness. We investigated the efficacy of acupuncture compared with minimal acupuncture and with no acupuncture in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee.Patients with chronic osteoarthritis of the knee (Kellgren grade < or =2) were randomly assigned to acupuncture (n=150), minimal acupuncture (superficial needling

2005 Lancet Controlled trial quality: predicted high

282. Review: evidence exists for 33 different treatment options for osteoarthritis of the knee Full Text available with Trip Pro

Hunter , MD, PhD Statistics from Altmetric.com Jordan KM, Arden NK, Doherty M, et al . EULAR Recommendations 2003: an evidence based approach to the management of knee osteoarthritis: report of a Task Force of the Standing Committee for International Clinical Studies Including Therapeutic Trials (ESCISIT). Ann Rheum Dis 2003 ; 62 : 1145 –55. Q What is the evidence for therapeutic interventions used in knee osteoarthritis (OA)? Clinical impact ratings GP/FP/Primary care ★★★★★☆☆ Rheumatology ★★★★★ (...) placebo for various knee osteoarthritis interventions* CONCLUSION Other than surgical studies, most of the 33 identified treatment options for knee OA are supported by evidence from randomised controlled trials. Commentary The review by Jordan et al is commendable for the breadth of management interventions considered. Although the methods used to develop these guidelines are somewhat more rigorous than those used for the American College of Rheumatology, the subjectivity may still introduce bias

2005 Evidence-Based Medicine

283. Therapeutic knee taping improved pain and disability in osteoarthritis of the knee Full Text available with Trip Pro

and outcome assessors. Follow up period: 3 weeks each of intervention and follow up. Setting: metropolitan private practices and a university laboratory in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Patients: 87 patients (mean age 69 y, 66% women) who met the American College of Rheumatology criteria for OA of the knee. Exclusion criteria included allergy to tape, history of joint replacement, body mass index >38 kg/m 2 , and rheumatoid arthritis. Intervention: 29 patients each were allocated to TKT, control tape (...) Felson , MD, MPH Statistics from Altmetric.com Hinman RS, Crossley KM, McConnell J, et al . Efficacy of knee tape in the management of osteoarthritis of the knee: blinded randomised controlled trial. BMJ 2003 ; 327 : 135 –8. Q In patients with osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee, does therapeutic knee taping (TKT) reduce pain and disability? Clinical impact ratings GP/FP/Primary care ★★★★★★☆ Rheumatology ★★★★★☆☆ METHODS Design: randomised controlled trial. Allocation: not concealed. Blinding: patients

2005 Evidence-Based Medicine

284. Technologies for osteoarthritis of the knee: an evidence-based analysis

Technologies for osteoarthritis of the knee: an evidence-based analysis Technologies for osteoarthritis of the knee: an evidence-based analysis Technologies for osteoarthritis of the knee: an evidence-based analysis Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment from a member of INAHTA. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database. Citation Technologies for osteoarthritis of the knee: an evidence-based analysis (...) . Medical Advisory Secretariat (MAS). Volume 5(15). 2005 Authors' objectives The aim of this report was to review the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee. Final publication URL Additional data URL Indexing Status Subject indexing assigned by CRD MeSH Debridement; Irrigation; Osteoarthritis, Knee /therapy Language Published English Country of organisation Canada Province or state Ontario English summary An English language summary is available. Address for correspondence Ontario Ministry of Health

2005 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

285. Intra-articular viscosupplementation with hylan G-F 20 to treat osteoarthritis of the knee: an evidence-based analysis

of this assessment has been made for the HTA database. Citation Intra-articular viscosupplementation with hylan G-F 20 to treat osteoarthritis of the knee: an evidence-based analysis. Medical Advisory Secretariat (MAS). Volume 5(10). 2005 Authors' objectives The aim of this review was to assess the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of hylan G-F 20 as a substitute for existing treatments for pain due to osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee, other viscosupplementation devices, and/or as an adjunct to conventional (...) considerable methodological limitations that result in uncertainty about the magnitude of effect. An upcoming review of the evidence by the Osteoarthritis Advisory Panel of clinical experts will likely help to reduce some of this uncertainty. There is moderate evidence that hylan G-F 20 is no more clinically effective than NSAIDs. The evidence that hylan G-F 20 may be an appropriate option for people with OA of the knee who cannot tolerate NSAIDs is indirect. The possible benefit of fewer cases of NSAID

2005 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

286. Unicompartmental knee arthroplasty for unicompartmental osteoarthritis: a systematic review. Report no 44.

surrounding the treatment of osteoarthritis in the knee. The continuing contribution of data to national joint registries will aid in validating the current trends, particularly in knee survival after unicompartmental or total knee arthroplasty. Project page URL INAHTA brief and checklist Indexing Status Subject indexing assigned by CRD MeSH Arthroplasty, Replacement, Knee /methods; Osteoarthritis, Knee /surgery Language Published English Country of organisation Australia Address for correspondence PO Box (...) Unicompartmental knee arthroplasty for unicompartmental osteoarthritis: a systematic review. Report no 44. Unicompartmental knee arthroplasty for unicompartmental osteoarthritis: a systematic review. Report no 44. Unicompartmental knee arthroplasty for unicompartmental osteoarthritis: a systematic review. Report no 44. Australian Safety and Efficacy Register of New Interventional Procedures - Surgical Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment from

2005 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

287. Special report: intra-articular hyaluronan for osteoarthritis of the knee

Special report: intra-articular hyaluronan for osteoarthritis of the knee Special report: intra-articular hyaluronan for osteoarthritis of the knee Special report: intra-articular hyaluronan for osteoarthritis of the knee BlueCross BlueShield Association Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database. The BlueCross BlueShield Association Technology Evaluation Center (...) website ( ) includes the most recent 3 years of TEC Assessments. To request older reports, please use the “contact us” feature on the website. Citation BlueCross BlueShield Association. Special report: intra-articular hyaluronan for osteoarthritis of the knee. Chicago: BlueCross BlueShield Association (BCBS). TEC Assessment 19(17). 2005 Authors' objectives The purpose of this Special Report is to review the evidence on hyaluronan from the perspective of the prior TEC Assessment (1998) and the 3

2005 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

288. Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy and osteoarthritis of the knee: synthesis of the literature

of the individual trial results was provided and the difference between the intervention and control group was not clearly reported for all trials. This means that it is not possible to properly assess the conclusions. Authors' objectives To describe the results of efficacy studies on the application of therapeutic pulsed electromagnetic fields to patients with varying severity of knee joint osteoarthritis. Searching MEDLINE (1966 to 2005), EMBASE (1982 to 2005), AMED (1996 to 2005), and CINAHL (1966 to 2005 (...) ) databases were searched for articles in English. Study selection Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) assessing the effectiveness of the application of pulsed electromagnetic fields to knee joints with osteoarthritis were included in this review. The intervention characteristics varied widely across trials; session duration ranged from six minutes to one hour, the number of sessions ranged from eight to 84, and the frequency of administration ranged from three times daily to three-to-five times per week

2005 DARE.

289. Aerobic walking or strengthening exercise for osteoarthritis of the knee: a systematic review

Aerobic walking or strengthening exercise for osteoarthritis of the knee: a systematic review Untitled Document The CRD Databases will not be available from 08:00 BST on Friday 4th October until 08:00 BST on Monday 7th October for essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.

2005 DARE.

290. Intra-articular hyaluronic acid for the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee: systematic review and meta-analysis

Intra-articular hyaluronic acid for the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee: systematic review and meta-analysis Untitled Document The CRD Databases will not be available from 08:00 BST on Friday 4th October until 08:00 BST on Monday 7th October for essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.

2005 DARE.

291. Glucosamine long-term treatment and the progression of knee osteoarthritis: systematic review of randomized controlled trials

Glucosamine long-term treatment and the progression of knee osteoarthritis: systematic review of randomized controlled trials Untitled Document The CRD Databases will not be available from 08:00 BST on Friday 4th October until 08:00 BST on Monday 7th October for essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.

2005 DARE.

292. The clinical effectiveness and cost effectiveness of supplementing a home exercise programme with a class based exercise programme in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis Full Text available with Trip Pro

The clinical effectiveness and cost effectiveness of supplementing a home exercise programme with a class based exercise programme in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis Supplementation of a home-based exercise programme with a class-based programme for people with osteoarthritis of the knees: a randomised controlled trial and health economic analysis Journals Library An error has occurred in processing the XML document An error occurred retrieving content to display, please try again

2004 NIHR HTA programme

293. A topical cream containing glucosamine and chondroitin sulphate reduced joint pain in osteoarthritis of the knee Full Text available with Trip Pro

A topical cream containing glucosamine and chondroitin sulphate reduced joint pain in osteoarthritis of the knee A topical cream containing glucosamine and chondroitin sulphate reduced joint pain in osteoarthritis of the knee | BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine We use cookies to improve our service and to tailor our content and advertising to you. You can manage your cookie settings via your browser at any time. To learn more about how we use cookies, please see our . Log in using your username (...) and password For personal accounts OR managers of institutional accounts Username * Password * your user name or password? Search for this keyword Search for this keyword Main menu Log in using your username and password For personal accounts OR managers of institutional accounts Username * Password * your user name or password? You are here A topical cream containing glucosamine and chondroitin sulphate reduced joint pain in osteoarthritis of the knee Article Text Therapeutics A topical cream containing

2004 Evidence-Based Medicine

294. Mobile bearing vs fixed bearing prostheses for total knee arthroplasty for post-operative functional status in patients with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. (Abstract)

Mobile bearing vs fixed bearing prostheses for total knee arthroplasty for post-operative functional status in patients with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. The polyethylene insert in a total knee replacement (TKR) can be fixed to the tibial plateau or it can have freedom of rotation and / or translation. It is not yet clear whether there are differences in functional or clinical results between the two prosthesis types.The goal of this review is to assess if a mobile bearing total (...) knee prosthesis provides a better range of motion (ROM) and a better functional outcome than a fixed bearing prosthesis in patients with rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis after total knee arthroplasty.We searched the Cochrane Library (issue 2002-3), Current contents (1996 to September 2002), and MEDLINE (1966 to September 2002). Reference lists of selected articles were also included.Randomised controlled trials or controlled clinical trials were selected which used a functional or clinical

2004 Cochrane

295. Glucosamine: review of its effectiveness in treating knee osteoarthritis

effectiveness in treating knee osteoarthritis. Richmond, BC: WorkSafe BC 2004: 23 Authors' objectives This study provides a review of the effectiveness of glucosamine in treating knee osteoarthritis (OA). Authors' conclusions There is some level 1 evidence on the short and long term effectiveness of glucosamine in alleviating OA symptoms, as measured by pain index, Lequesne index or WOMAC, particularly of the hip or knee joint. There is also some level 1 evidence on the possible role of glucosamine (...) as a structure-modifying drug for OA as measured by x-ray imaging of the joint space. The majority of research regarding glucosamine and OA were undertaken on patients with either knee or hip OA. This limitation raises questions regarding the generalizability of the outcome toward OA of other joints such as those in the hand/wrist, shoulder and ankle. The majority of clinical studies were done with glucosamine sulphate and little evidence is available on the efficacy of other forms of glucosamine (e.g

2004 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

296. Effectiveness of physical therapy, restricted to electrotherapy and exercise, for osteoarthritis of the knee

Effectiveness of physical therapy, restricted to electrotherapy and exercise, for osteoarthritis of the knee Effectiveness of physical therapy, restricted to electrotherapy and exercise, for osteoarthritis of the knee Effectiveness of physical therapy, restricted to electrotherapy and exercise, for osteoarthritis of the knee The Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment from a member of INAHTA (...) . No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database. Citation The Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services. Effectiveness of physical therapy, restricted to electrotherapy and exercise, for osteoarthritis of the knee. Oslo: The Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services (NOKC) 2004: 104 Authors' objectives The aim of this report was to evaluate the effectiveness of physical therapy, restricted to electrotherapy and exercise, for osteoarthritis of the knee

2004 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

297. Supplementation of a home-based exercise programme with a class-based programme for people with osteoarthritis of the knees: a randomised controlled trial and health economic analysis

Supplementation of a home-based exercise programme with a class-based programme for people with osteoarthritis of the knees: a randomised controlled trial and health economic analysis Supplementation of a home-based exercise programme with a class-based programme for people with osteoarthritis of the knees: a randomised controlled trial and health economic analysis Supplementation of a home-based exercise programme with a class-based programme for people with osteoarthritis of the knees (...) for people with osteoarthritis of the knees: a randomised controlled trial and health economic analysis. Health Technology Assessment 2004; 8(46): 1-76 Authors' objectives The study aimed to establish the relative effectiveness and cost of providing a home-based exercise programme versus home-based exercise supplemented with an 8-week class-based exercise programme. Authors' conclusions The supplementation of a home-based exercise programme with a class-based exercise programme led to superior

2004 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

298. Acupuncture as a complementary therapy to the pharmacological treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee: randomised controlled trial. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Acupuncture as a complementary therapy to the pharmacological treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee: randomised controlled trial. To analyse the efficacy of acupuncture as a complementary therapy to the pharmacological treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee, with respect to pain relief, reduction of stiffness, and increased physical function during treatment; modifications in the consumption of diclofenac during treatment; and changes in the patient's quality of life.Randomised, controlled (...) for the symptomatic treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee.

2004 BMJ Controlled trial quality: predicted high

299. Randomised controlled trial of magnetic bracelets for relieving pain in osteoarthritis of the hip and knee. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Randomised controlled trial of magnetic bracelets for relieving pain in osteoarthritis of the hip and knee. To determine the effectiveness of commercially available magnetic bracelets for pain control in osteoarthritis of the hip and knee.Randomised, placebo controlled trial with three parallel groups.Five rural general practices.194 men and women aged 45-80 years with osteoarthritis of the hip or knee.Wearing a standard strength static bipolar magnetic bracelet, a weak magnetic bracelet (...) blinding status did not affect the results. The scores for secondary outcome measures were consistent with the WOMAC A scores.Pain from osteoarthritis of the hip and knee decreases when wearing magnetic bracelets. It is uncertain whether this response is due to specific or non-specific (placebo) effects.

2004 BMJ Controlled trial quality: predicted high

300. Patellar resurfacing in total knee arthroplasty for osteoarthritis: a systematic review

Patellar resurfacing in total knee arthroplasty for osteoarthritis: a systematic review Patellar resurfacing in total knee arthroplasty for osteoarthritis: a systematic review Patellar resurfacing in total knee arthroplasty for osteoarthritis: a systematic review Forster M C CRD summary This review assessed the advantages and disadvantages of patellar resurfacing during total knee replacement for osteoarthritis. The author concluded that resurfacing reduces the reoperation rate, although (...) there is no benefit for revision rates and any reduction in anterior knee pain is unconfirmed. Poor reporting of the review process makes it difficult to verify the findings. Authors' objectives To determine the advantages and disadvantages of patellar resurfacing during total knee replacement for osteoarthritis. Searching MEDLINE (from 1966) and the Cochrane Library were searched. The bibliographies of potentially relevant papers were also checked. Study selection Study designs of evaluations included

2004 DARE.