Example sentences for: osteoarthritis

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  • For example, a study by Shipley on the treatment of osteoarthritis with the homeopathic remedy Rhus tox reported no difference in outcome compared to placebo.

  • Within the MMP family, MMP-1 (collagenase-1) and MMP-13 (collagenase-3) are expressed in arthritic joints, and efficiently degrade type II collagen [ 9 ] . MMP-13 is more effective than MMP-1 in cleaving type II collagen, but it is debated which is the principal collagenase in vivo [ 10 11 ] . These enzymes have been implicated in the pathology of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and osteoarthritis (OA), and have long been therapeutic targets [ 12 ] . Historically, inhibition of MMP-active sites has been a strategy; however, with wide-ranging side-effects and lack of efficacy, these studies are proving unfruitful in providing an effective drug [ 13 ] .

  • As a novel approach to therapy, we and other workers have focused on developing the methods for local transfer of genes encoding therapeutic agents to the joint [ 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 ] . This strategy also can be applied to the treatment of osteoarthritis and for aiding the repair of the cartilage and other intra-articular tissues.

  • Given that TGF-β1 is able to induce new matrix synthesis from chondrocytes in culture as well as able to block inflammation in vivo , it has been proposed that local intra-articular gene transfer of TGF-β1 could be therapeutic for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis as well as osteoarthritis.

  • To determine which of these angiogenic factors may play a role in RA, we investigated both the distribution and the levels of mRNA for Tie1, Tie2, Ang-1 and Ang-2 in synovial tissue obtained from RA patients, compared with that from subjects with osteoarthritis (OA) and normal tissues.

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