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Piotr Głuszko, Małgorzata Stasiek
OBJECTIVES: Observational studies provide insights into real-life situations. Therefore, we assessed the effects of oral avocado/soybean unsaponifiable (ASU) capsules on pain relief and functional ability in patients, while they were receiving a routine treatment for knee osteoarthritis (OA). MATERIAL AND METHODS: An open, prospective, observational 6-month study was conducted in 99 centers in Poland in a group of 4822 patients with symptomatic knee OA receiving one 300 mg ASU capsule/day as a routine medication...
2016: Reumatologia
Mamta Bishnoi, Ankit Jain, Pooja Hurkat, Sanjay K Jain
Chondroitin sulfate (CS) being a natural glycosaminoglycan is found in the cartilage and extracellular matrix. It shows clinical benefits in symptomatic osteoarthritis (OA) of the finger, knee, hip joints, low back, facial joints and other diseases due to its anti-inflammatory activity. It also helps in OA by providing resistance to compression, maintaining the structural integrity, homeostasis, slows breakdown and reduces pain in sore muscles. It is most often used in combination with glucosamine to treat OA...
October 2016: Glycoconjugate Journal
Miguel Bernad Pineda
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July 2016: Reumatología Clinica
Eugene J Kucharz, Volodymyr Kovalenko, Sándor Szántó, Olivier Bruyère, Cyrus Cooper, Jean-Yves Reginster
The European Society for Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis (ESCEO) treatment algorithm for knee osteoarthritis (OA) recommends symptomatic slow-acting drugs for osteoarthritis (SYSADOAs) first line for the medium to long term management of OA, due to their ability to control pain, improve function, and delay joint structural changes. Among SYSADOAs, glucosamine is probably the most widely used intervention. In the present review of glucosamine for knee OA, we have investigated whether the evidence is greater for the patented crystalline glucosamine sulfate (pCGS) preparation (Rottapharm/Meda) than for other glucosamine formulations...
June 2016: Current Medical Research and Opinion
Karel Pavelka, Olivier Bruyère, Cyrus Cooper, John A Kanis, Burkhard F Leeb, Emmanuel Maheu, Johanne Martel-Pelletier, Jordi Monfort, Jean-Pierre Pelletier, René Rizzoli, Jean-Yves Reginster
Diacerein is a symptomatic slow-acting drug in osteoarthritis (SYSADOA) with anti-inflammatory, anti-catabolic and pro-anabolic properties on cartilage and synovial membrane. It has also recently been shown to have protective effects against subchondral bone remodelling. Following the end of the revision procedure by the Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee of the European Medicines Agency, the European Society for Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis (ESCEO) constituted a panel of 11 experts to better define the real place of diacerein in the armamentarium for treating OA...
February 2016: Drugs & Aging
François Rannou, Jean-Pierre Pelletier, Johanne Martel-Pelletier
Topical non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are recommended in international and national guidelines as an early treatment option for the symptomatic management of knee and hand osteoarthritis (OA), and may be used ahead of oral NSAIDs due to their superior safety profile. The European Society for Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis (ESCEO) treatment algorithm recommends topical NSAIDs for knee OA in addition to the pharmacological background of symptomatic slow-acting drugs for osteoarthritis (SYSADOAs) and rescue analgesia with paracetamol and non-pharmacological treatment, if the patient is still symptomatic...
February 2016: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
Olivier Bruyère, Cyrus Cooper, Jean-Pierre Pelletier, Emmanuel Maheu, François Rannou, Jaime Branco, Maria Luisa Brandi, John A Kanis, Roy D Altman, Marc C Hochberg, Johanne Martel-Pelletier, Jean-Yves Reginster
The European Society for Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis (ESCEO) published a treatment algorithm for the management of knee osteoarthritis (OA) in 2014, which provides practical guidance for the prioritization of interventions. Further analysis of real-world data for OA provides additional evidence in support of pharmacological interventions, in terms of management of OA pain and function, avoidance of adverse events, disease-modifying effects and long-term outcomes, e.g., delay of total joint replacement surgery, and pharmacoeconomic factors such as reduction in healthcare resource utilization...
February 2016: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
Olivier Bruyère, Roy D Altman, Jean-Yves Reginster
The European Society for Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis (ESCEO) treatment algorithm recommends chronic symptomatic slow-acting drugs for osteoarthritis (SYSADOAs) including glucosamine sulfate (GS) and chondroitin sulfate (CS) as first-line therapy for knee osteoarthritis (OA). Numerous studies are published on the use of SYSADOAs in OA; however, the efficacy of this class is still called into question largely due to the regulatory status, labeling and availability of these medications which differ substantially across the world...
February 2016: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
Lucio C Rovati, Federica Girolami, Massimo D'Amato, Giampaolo Giacovelli
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The use of Symptomatic Slow-Acting Drugs in Osteoarthritis (SYSADOAs) may be expected to decrease the use of concomitant medications for rescue analgesia, including non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). The Pharmaco-Epidemiology of GonArthroSis (PEGASus) study was designed to assess this possibility. METHODS: PEGASus was a cohort study of continuous recruitment of patients with "dynamic" exposure to the investigated SYSADOA (crystalline glucosamine sulfate, glucosamine hydrochloride, chondroitin sulfate, diacerein, and avocado-soybean unsaponifiables, all at approved dosages)...
February 2016: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
A B Danilov, N V Grigorenko
Authors reviewed the literature on the efficacy of chondroprotectors in the treatment of chronic pain syndromes in comparison with placebo and other analgesics to discover the own antinociceptive effect of these drugs and mechanisms by which it occurs. Authors evaluated the results of various clinical studies on the effect of symptomatic slow-acting drugs for osteoarthritis (SYSADOA) on chronic pain syndrome in osteoarthritis and low back pain. We compared their effects with those of NSAIDs, celecoxib, or placebo...
2015: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
Birgit Lohberger, Andreas Leithner, Nicole Stuendl, Heike Kaltenegger, Werner Kullich, Bibiane Steinecker-Frohnwieser
BACKGROUND: Chondrosarcoma is characterized for its lack of response to conventional cytotoxic chemotherapy, propensity for developing lung metastases, and low rates of survival. Research within the field of development and expansion of new treatment options for unresectable or metastatic diseases is of particular priority. Diacerein, a symptomatic slow acting drug in osteoarthritis (SYSADOA), implicates a therapeutic benefit for the treatment of chondrosarcoma by an antitumor activity...
2015: BMC Cancer
María Permuy, David Guede, Mónica López-Peña, Fernando Muñoz, José-Ramón Caeiro, Antonio González-Cantalapiedra
BACKGROUND: Osteoarthritis is thought to be the most prevalent chronic and disabling joint disease in animals and humans and its treatment is a major orthopaedic challenge because there is no ideal drug treatment to preserve joint structure and function, as well as to ameliorate the symptomatology of the disease. The aim of the present study was to assess, using histology, histomorphometry and micro-CT, the effects of the treatment with several drugs of the SYSADOA group and a bisphosphonate in a model of early osteoarthritis, comparing all the results obtained...
May 20, 2015: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
Johanne Martel-Pelletier, Aina Farran, Eulàlia Montell, Josep Vergés, Jean-Pierre Pelletier
Osteoarthritis is a common, progressive joint disease, and treatments generally aim for symptomatic improvement. However, SYmptomatic Slow-Acting Drugs in Osteoarthritis (SYSADOAs) not only reduce joint pain, but slow structural disease progression. One such agent is chondroitin sulfate-a complex, heterogeneous polysaccharide. It is extracted from various animal cartilages, thus has a wide range of molecular weights and different amounts and patterns of sulfation. Chondroitin sulfate has an excellent safety profile, and although various meta-analyses have concluded that it has a beneficial effect on symptoms and structure, others have concluded little or no benefit...
2015: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
Maurizio Cutolo, Francis Berenbaum, Marc Hochberg, Leonardo Punzi, Jean-Yves Reginster
BACKGROUND: Despite availability of international evidence-based guidelines for osteoarthritis (OA) management, agreement on the different treatment modalities is lacking. METHOD: A symposium of European and US OA experts was held within the framework of the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology to discuss and compare guidelines and recommendations for the treatment of knee OA and to reach a consensus for management, particularly for areas in which there is no clear consensus: non-pharmacological therapy; efficacy and safety of analgesics and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs); intra-articular (i...
June 2015: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
A Watik, W Rachidi, S Janani, K Nassar, O Mkinsi, Z Serhier, M Bennani Othmani
OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy of intra-articular sodium hyaluronate, administred once weekly for 3 weeks (3 injections) in Moroccan patients with knee osteoarthritis over 6-month period. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We prospectively studied the outcome of 75 patients with painful knee osteoarthritis in grade 1, 2 and 3 on ACR radiological criteria in our rheumatology clinic in Morocco. Group 1: 45 patients were treated with 3-weekly injections of intra-articular sodium hyaluronate (1%; 2,2-2,7 MDa)...
November 2014: Revue Médicale de Bruxelles
Marc C Hochberg, Johanne Martel-Pelletier, Jordi Monfort, Ingrid Möller, Juan Ramón Castillo, Nigel Arden, Francis Berenbaum, Francisco J Blanco, Philip G Conaghan, Gema Doménech, Yves Henrotin, Thomas Pap, Pascal Richette, Allen Sawitzke, Patrick du Souich, Jean-Pierre Pelletier
OBJECTIVES: To compare the efficacy and safety of chondroitin sulfate plus glucosamine hydrochloride (CS+GH) versus celecoxib in patients with knee osteoarthritis and severe pain. METHODS: Double-blind Multicentre Osteoarthritis interVEntion trial with SYSADOA (MOVES) conducted in France, Germany, Poland and Spain evaluating treatment with CS+GH versus celecoxib in 606 patients with Kellgren and Lawrence grades 2-3 knee osteoarthritis and moderate-to-severe pain (Western Ontario and McMaster osteoarthritis index (WOMAC) score ≥301; 0-500 scale)...
January 2016: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
Aida Lazkani, Tiba Delespierre, Linda Benattar-Zibi, Philippe Bertin, Emmanuelle Corruble, Geneviève Derumeaux, Bruno Falissard, Francoise Forette, Olivier Hanon, Celine Piedvache, Laurent Becquemont
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to identify the relationship between general practitioner (GP) gender and prescribing practice of chronic pain drugs in older adults. DESIGN: Cross-sectional observational study. SETTING: GPs in private practice throughout France. SUBJECTS: Two hundred and sixty GPs (80.8% male and 19.2% female) enrolled 1,379 (28.4% male and 71.6% female) noninstitutionalized patients over 65 years of age, suffering from chronic pain...
April 2015: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
Nicola Volpi
Condrosulf(®) is a pharmaceutical formulation containing chondroitin sulfate (CS) as an active component possessing high quality and purity and standardized properties. CS is currently applied as a SYSADOA (Symptomatic Slow Acting Drug for Osteoarthritis) agent in Europe in the treatment of osteoarthritis (OA). Furthermore, Condrosulf(®) and pharmaceutical grade CS have also been proven to possess structure-modifying effects belonging to the S/DMOAD (structure/disease modifying anti-osteoarthritis drug) class...
2014: Current Medicinal Chemistry
Francisco J de Abajo, Miguel J Gil, Patricia García Poza, Verónica Bryant, Belén Oliva, Julia Timoner, Luis A García-Rodríguez
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to estimate the risk of nonfatal acute myocardial infarction (AMI) associated with traditional NSAIDs (tNSAIDs), non-narcotic analgesics (paracetamol and metamizole), and symptomatic slow-acting drugs in osteoarthritis (SYSADOAs) overall and in different subgroups of patients. METHODS: We performed a nested case-control study using a Primary Care Database (Base de datos para la Investigación Farmacoepidemiológica en Atención Primaria), over the study period, 2001-2007...
November 2014: Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
Patrick du Souich
Symptomatic Slow Acting Drugs for Osteoarthritis (SYSADOA), such as hyaluronic acid (HA), chondroitin sulfate (CS) and glucosamine (GlcN) are natural compounds, composed of repeating disaccharides, used to treat patients with osteoarthritis (OA). Many questions about the kinetics and mechanism of action of SYSADOA remain poorly answered. This review examines the data supporting oral absorption and body distribution of SYSADOA, and discusses their mechanism of action. SYSADOA are absorbed in the small intestine with a bioavailability ranging from 5 to 45% and accumulate in articular tissues...
June 2014: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
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