Example sentences for: osteoarthritis

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  • 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.

  • 9 kg/m 2and obese if it was ≥ 30 kg/m 2. Additional BMI data required for comparison purposes were obtained from currently available population-based estimates of BMIs in the American adult population [ 8, 9, 10] and from 110 age-matched patients of both genders without symptomatic hip osteoarthritis who were hospitalized concurrently.

  • 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 ] .

  • 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.

  • Recent work by Hasty and coworkers [ 3] has demonstrated that local expression of IL-1β by articular chondrocytes activates autocrine gene expression, which contributes to the pathogenesis of osteoarthritis (OA).


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