TITLE

Glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate did not improve pain in osteoarthritis of the knee: COMMENTARY

AUTHOR(S)
Baime, Michael J.
PUB. DATE
July 2006
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;Jul/Aug2006, Vol. 145 Issue 1, p17
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents the author's comments on how chondroitin sulfate and glucosamine are popular nutritional supplements and how they slow the progression of osteoarthritis. According to the author, many researchers have learned that the positive effects of treatment are unlikely to be clinically important for most patients. The author further states that the response to placebo was a surprisingly high 60%, which could have diluted a true treatment effect and after twenty four weeks of treatment, there was no statistically difference among groups for the primary endpoint.
ACCESSION #
21692893

 

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