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NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Intra-articular corticosteroids are a good early treatment for knee osteoarthritis pain, according to a meta-analysis by Boston-based researchers. However, hyaluronic acid injected into the knee joint appears to be more effective in the long term. In the December 15th...

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Disease-activity score helps guide treatment of new-onset RA

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In recent-onset active rheumatoid arthritis (RA), regular medication adjustments based on disease-activity scores (DAS) improves clinical outcomes and possibly radiological outcomes as well, a Dutch study shows. The study results underscore the observation that...

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Hylan G-F 20 injection reduces knee osteoarthritis pain for 6 months

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A single 6-mL intra-articular injection of hylan G-F 20 (Synvisc-One, Genzyme Biosurgery) safely reduces knee osteoarthritis pain for 26 weeks, results of a prospective European trial suggest. Lead researcher Dr. Xavier Chevalier and associates explain in the January...