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Laszlo Hangody, Robert Szody, Piotr Lukasik, Wojciech Zgadzaj, Endre Lénárt, Eva Dokoupilova, Daniela Bichovsk, Agnes Berta, Gabor Vasarhelyi, Andrea Ficzere, György Hangody, Gary Stevens, Miklos Szendroi
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of an intraarticular injection of Cingal (Anika Therapeutics, Inc., Bedford, MA) compared with Monovisc (Anika Therapeutics, Inc., Bedford, MA) or saline for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis. DESIGN: This multicenter, double-blind, saline-controlled clinical trial randomized subjects with knee osteoarthritis (Kellgren-Lawrence grades I-III) to a single injection of Cingal (4 mL, 88 mg hyaluronic acid [HA] plus 18 mg triamcinolone hexacetonide [TH]), Monovisc (4 mL, 88 mg HA), or saline (4 mL, 0...
May 1, 2017: Cartilage
Bahar Dernek, Tahir Mutlu Duymus, Pinar Kursuz Koseoglu, Tugba Aydin, Fatma Nur Kesiktas, Cihan Aksoy, Serhat Mutlu
[Purpose] There are many types of hyaluronic acid preparations, but no clear data are available about which preparations is more effective. The aim of this trial was to investigate the effectiveness of different types of hyaluronic acid preparations on pain and function of inpatients with knee osteoarthritis. [Subjects and Methods] All patients were diagnosed by clinical examination and x-ray. Ostenil PLUS(®) was injected into 28 patients (group 1, 1.6 million daltons), and MONOVISC(®) (group 2, 2.5 million daltons) was injected into 46 patients...
November 2016: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
Demirhan Dıraçoğlu, Tuğba Baysak Tunçay, Tuğba Şahbaz, Cihan Aksoy
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to compare the effectiveness of three injections of standard linear HA versus single injection of lightly cross-linking HA in patients with knee OA. METHODS: Forty subjects were randomized into two groups. The first group received single dose intraarticular injection of 4 ml lightly cross-linking sodium hyaluronate (Monovisc), and the second group received three consecutive intraarticular injections of 2.5 ml standard linear sodium hyaluronate (Adant) with one week intervals...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
Marvin M Goldenberg
Droxidopa (Northera) for neurogenic orthostatic hypotension, elosulfase alfa (Vimizim) for Morquio A syndrome, and sodium hyaluronate in phosphate-buffered saline (Monovisc) to address knee osteoarthritis.
May 2014: P & T: a Peer-reviewed Journal for Formulary Management
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