Oral and intra-articular remedies: Review of papers published from March 2001 to February 2002

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  • Ronald Jubb

Colleges, School and Institutes


There have been considerable advances in the drug treatments used to treat osteoarthritis. The development of selective cyclo-oxygenase inhibitors (COX-II) and confirmation of their efficacy and gastrointestinal safety will reduce treatment morbidity in the elderly. Guidelines for safe and appropriate use of COX-II drugs are now available. The role of anti-inflammatory drugs in precipitating cardiorenal events has been highlighted but remains to be fully evaluated. Glucosamine, diacerein, and hyaluronan may all be disease-modifying drugs for osteoarthritis but confirmatory studies are still needed.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)597-602
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent Opinion in Rheumatology
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2002