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Study: Most Drug Fail to Control Long-term OA Pain

The first meta-analysis of long-term pharmacologic treatments for knee osteoarthritis (OA) found little evidence that most prescribed medications improve pain control or preserve joint structure after 12 months of treatment. There was a small but statistically and clinically significant benefit from prescription-grade glucosamine sulfate .

Chronic Kidney Disease Progression Risk Lower in Women

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) progresses more slowly in women than men, according to a new study. In a study of 3939 adults to mild-to-moderate CKD, women had a significant 28% decreased risk of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and 18% decreased risk of a 50% decline in estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) from baseline compared with men, in a fully adjusted model, led by Ana C. Ricardo, MD, of the University of Illinois at Chicago, reported in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology .