Analgesics for Osteoarthritis—An Update
Outline of Material
The material in this presentation covers the results and conclusions from a systematic comparative effectiveness review entitled Analgesics for Osteoarthritis: An Update of the 2006 Comparative Effectiveness Review. It begins with an introduction to osteoarthritis and nonopioid analgesics for osteoarthritis. It also covers: methods used to plan and execute the systematic review, clinically important questions the review sought to answer, results of the review, evidence-based conclusions about the effectiveness and adverse effects of medications and supplements, gaps in knowledge, and future research needs uncovered by the systematic review.
- 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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