Navigation Links
Lawson scientist presents joint pain treatment 2.0
Date:8/12/2011

LONDON, ON Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis, affecting roughly 10% of Canadians. This degradation of the joints is painful and crippling, especially when it affects the knee. Although there are viable OA treatment options, they are short-lived and can have serious side-effects. According to Lawson Health Research Institute's Dr. Robert Petrella, principal investigator in the COR1.0 study, the next generation of OA treatment has arrived.

When patients have OA in the knee, the fluid in their joint breaks down, causing pain and preventing natural shock absorption. To treat this condition, gel-like substances called "viscosupplements" are injected into the knee. This acts as a supplement for the fluid loss and provides temporary pain relief. In the COR1.0 study, Dr. Petrella and his colleagues compared Synvisc-One, the leading market viscosupplement for OA in the knee, to Hydros-TA Joint Therapy. Hydros-TA is a unique dual-action treatment combining steroids within a viscosupplement. It is believed to provide faster acting, longer lasting pain relief than either treatment alone.

To compare and evaluate the safety and effectiveness of both treatments, Dr. Petrella and his team conducted a double-blinded, multi-center clinical trial. Across eight sites in Canada, Belgium, and The Netherlands, a total of 98 patients were given a single injection and then monitored for six months. Results show trends suggesting Hydros-TA provides superior pain relief and improved function, causes fewer adverse events, and has a higher overall response rate. For patients, this could mean greater, more consistent pain relief with faster onset.

"Patients are really searching for better options for osteoarthritis therapy," Dr. Petrella explains. "Hydros-TA takes effect very quickly and lasts longer than other available therapies, allowing patients to achieve and sustain a higher quality of life."

Dr. Petrella and Carbylan BioSurgery Inc., the makers of Hydros-TA, are planning a larger multi-center trial to take place in the United States next year.


'/>"/>

Contact: Sonya Gilpin
sonya.gilpin@lawsonresearch.com
519-685-8500 x75852
Lawson Health Research Institute
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Scientists explore the intersection of health, society and microbial ecology
2. Scientists explain unique activity of TB drug pyrazinamide
3. BIDMC scientists receive Challenge Awards from Prostate Cancer Foundation
4. USC scientist develops virus that targets HIV
5. Scientists Take Navel-Gazing to New Level
6. Johns Hopkins scientists map genes for common form of brain cancer
7. Scientists May Have Found Missing Link to Common Brain Cancer
8. Have we met before? Scientists show why the brain has the answer
9. Scientists Warn of New Multidrug-Resistant Salmonella
10. Johns Hopkins scientists begin first-of-its-kind research to create blood platelets from stem cells
11. Scientists show swamp gas protects blood vessels from complications of diabetes
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/24/2017)... ... May 24, 2017 , ... The CFOs included on this ... systems in the nation and help their organizations navigate the challenges in healthcare ... instrumental in developing successful hospital and health system strategy. , Becker's Hospital Review ...
(Date:5/23/2017)... CLARA, CA (PRWEB) , ... May 23, 2017 , ... ... and financial organizations, today announced CIO Applications magazine has named the company a ... its innovative use of the Cloud to help organizations simply and proactively address potential ...
(Date:5/23/2017)... Santa Rosa, California (PRWEB) , ... May 23, ... ... population health management (PHM) technology and a 2017 Best in KLAS category winner, ... an advantageous market position to extend and enhance its technology platform and product ...
(Date:5/23/2017)... ... 23, 2017 , ... Drs. Allen Huang and Jeffrey Wang, ... Las Vegas, NV, and the importance of treating it immediately. They are now ... for peri-implantitis, with or without a referral. As experienced periodontists and implant specialists, ...
(Date:5/23/2017)... San Diego, CA (PRWEB) , ... May 23, 2017 , ... ... including bleeding gums and chronic bad breath, can now receive laser gum disease treatments ... Addleson, R. Douglas Campbell and David Landau are raising awareness of the importance of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/4/2017)... SAN DIEGO , May 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... is demonstrating its wireless, handheld ultrasound scanners this ... Gynecologists Annual Scientific Meeting (ACOG) in ... 2017. "Clarius is the perfect ... fetal growth and heart rate, and evaluate pregnancy-related ...
(Date:5/4/2017)...  DarioHealth Corp. (NASDAQ: DRIO), a leading global digital ... today announced that it is teaming up with Auto ... to lower diabetes healthcare costs in Canada ... is available throughout all provinces and territories in ... for additional savings when shopping for Dario supplies in ...
(Date:5/4/2017)... 4, 2017   BioLife Solutions , Inc. (NASDAQ: ... marketer of proprietary clinical grade hypothermic storage ... "Company"), today announced that the Company,s first quarter 2017 ... Thursday, May 11, 2017, and that the Company will ... p.m. PT that afternoon. Management will provide an overview ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: