HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Predictors of undergoing joint replacement surgery among patients with severe osteoarthritis

A progressive, destructive joint disease, osteoarthritis (OA) is a major cause of disability worldwide. Total joint arthroplasty (TJA) is a highly successful and cost-effective procedure for managing OA of the hip and knee. Despite this, analyses of hospital records show variations in the rates of TJA by region, gender, race, and socioeconomic status. While these studies tell us about who is undergoing hip and knee replacement surgery, what's missing is why--a comprehensive, rigorous examination of the predisposing factors affecting TJA rates.

Why do some arthritis sufferers agree to undergo TJA and others resist it? To examine the predictors of time to a first TJA, a team of Canadian researchers, affiliated with the University of Toronto and other research institutes, conducted a population-based study of 2,128 individuals ages 55 and over with disabling OA of the hip and/or knee. Their findings, featured in the October 2006 issue of Arthritis & Rheumatism (http://www.interscience.wiley.com/journal/arthritis), support the need for community-based education about arthritis treatments, including hip and knee replacement surgery.

This groundbreaking study focused on two regions of Ontario--one rural with high rates of TJA and one urban with low rates. It started in 1999 with an established sample of older citizens--1,158 from the country; 970 from the city--with severe hip and/or knee OA and no prior joint replacement. Researchers devoted 7 years to follow up, consisting of annual surveys and check-ups on disease progression, linked with hospital databases to determine whether patients had undergone hip or knee replacement surgery.

Among the study population, 73 percent were women, 96 percent were white, 31 percent were living alone, independently, and nearly 68 percent had a high school education or higher. At baseline,
'"/>

Contact: Amy Molnar
amolnar@wiley.com
John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
28-Sep-2006


Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Medication does not appear to offer benefit for certain heart attack patients undergoing PCI
2. Should patients undergoing surgery get ASA?
3. Medication reduces risk of adverse events for patients with acute coronary syndromes undergoing PCI
4. Women with endometriosis undergoing IVF benefit from treatment with GnRH agonists
5. Distant prayer does not improve clinical outcome for patients undergoing coronary procedures
6. Patients may want to skip that cup of coffee before undergoing PET/CT scans
7. New methods offer alternatives for patients undergoing obesity surgery
8. Vicente Fox Center and RAND launch joint program to find policies to combat poverty
9. Experimental gene therapy abolishes arthritis pain and lessens joint damage
10. Slick and springy: Brown research reveals proteins role in joints
11. Key study offers hope to patients with lung and joint disease

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:2/20/2017)... ... February 20, 2017 , ... A new digital ... are called back for additional examinations without sacrificing cancer detection, according to a ... the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) for use ...
(Date:2/20/2017)... VA (PRWEB) , ... February 20, 2017 , ... Silverado ... Cambridge Healthcare to open and operate a state-of-the-art memory care community in Alexandria, Virginia. ... 2018 on a site just outside of Old Town. , The three-story community ...
(Date:2/20/2017)... ... February 20, 2017 , ... Clearwave is the ... on the Posiflex XT-series of touch screen terminals. Both companies will be showcasing ... Florida. The terminal provider Posiflex is helping to bridge the gap between healthcare ...
(Date:2/20/2017)... ... February 20, 2017 , ... ... as an employee health benefit for companies that want to help members of ... providers, employees will have access to Watson’s suite of oncology offerings for insights ...
(Date:2/20/2017)... ... February 20, 2017 , ... Chuck E. Cheese’s® and ... Sundays, a joint event at Chuck E. Cheese’s locations throughout New England, New York ... needs, the opportunity to experience the fun of visiting Chuck E. Cheese’s in a ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/21/2017)... Feb. 21, 2017 Research and Markets has announced ... 2016" report to their offering. ... The latest research Rosacea Drugs Price Analysis and Strategies - ... The research answers the following questions: ... How are they positioned in the Global Rosacea market? ...
(Date:2/20/2017)... Taiwan , Feb. 21, 2017 Taiwan ... leading provider of non-invasive vital signs sensing solutions, today ... industry,s first finger-free wrist pulse oximeter, the oCare TM ... the wearable healthcare and medical devices space.  ... 100, provides a non-invasive, simple and reliable method to ...
(Date:2/20/2017)...  This Report analyzes the worldwide markets for Pharmaceutical Contract Manufacturing ... Forms, and Liquid & Semi-solid Dosage Forms. The report provides separate ... Japan , Europe , ... the full report: http://www.reportlinker.com/p04707109-summary/view-report.html ... Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: