Analgesics for Osteoarthritis—An Update
Factors Affecting Outcomes: Demographic Subgroups
The absolute risk of serious GI and CV complications increases with age.
Strength of evidence: Moderate
Evidence was insufficient to determine the comparative benefits and adverse effects associated with different selective and nonselective NSAIDs in men or women or in different racial groups.
Strength of evidence: Insufficient
- Chou R, McDonagh M, Nakamoto E, et al. Comparative Effectiveness and Safety of Analgesics for Osteoarthritis: An Update of the 2006 Report. Comparative Effectiveness Review No. 38 (Prepared by Oregon Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No. HHSA 290-2007-10057-I). Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; October 2011. AHRQ Publication No. 11(12)-EHC076-EF. Available at: http://www.effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov/reports/analgesicsupdate.cfm.
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