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Luana Colloca, MD, PhD, MS
University of Maryland School of Nursing
Director, CTSA TL1 Pre- and Postdoctoral Training Program
School of Medicine
Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis, affecting an estimated 30.8 million Americans, and the prevalence of OA is increasing. The pathology of OA involves the entire joint, including cartilage degradation, bone remodeling, osteophyte formation, and synovial inflammation, which leads to pain, stiffness, swelling, and loss of normal joint function. The most commonly affected joints are the knees, hips, and hands. As a substantial contributor to disability worldwide, patients with OA experience chronic pain, loss of function, and decreased quality of life.
As a chronic disease frequently compounded by multiple comorbidities, OA management is complex and relies on a combination of pharmacological and nonpharmacological interventions. Unfortunately, the majority of patients with OA receive suboptimal therapy, and typical management is best characterized as palliative and reactive rather than coordinated, proactive, and preventative. This program highlights recent data presented at #ACR20, seeking to improve the care of patient with OA by providing leaners with the most up-to-date information about pharmacologic interventions for OA and OA pain.
This program is intended for rheumatologists, pain specialists, orthopedic surgeons, primary care physicians (PCPs), radiologists, pharmacists, psychologists, physical therapists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other healthcare professionals (HCPs) that manage patients with osteoarthritis pain (OA) and chronic pain associated with OA.
Virtual Poster Session #1: Updates on the Evidence-Based Management of Osteoarthritis and Osteoarthritis Pain: Placebo Responses in Patients Treated for Osteoarthritis with Tanezumab
ABSTRACT NUMBER: 1645
Placebo Group Responses in Clinical Trials of Patients with Osteoarthritis: Data from the Tanezumab Development Program
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