The Osteoarthritis Action Alliance Research Roundup
Volume 1, Issue 10, April 25-May 1, 2016
Welcome to the weekly research roundup! We plan to use this letter to share the latest osteoarthritis-relevant peer-reviewed publications, funding opportunities and current study recruitment. Have a publication you would like us to feature? Please email My-Linh Luong at email@example.com. The Research Roundup is a web-based newsletter published by the Osteoarthritis Action Alliance at the Thurston Arthritis Research Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Looking for our biweekly publication?
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Osteoarthritis Research this week
Current Study Recruitment
Clinical algorithms to aid osteoarthritis guideline dissemination
Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
Meneses et al., 2016 Many evidence-based recommendations to optimise the management of osteoarthritis (OA) exist, however uptake of these recommendations is low. The authors updated a previous systematic review on clinical practice guidelines and developed a user-friendly treatment algorithm to facilitate the translation of evidence into practice. The authors suggest that future guidelines should have greater transparency, particularly with regards to the management of conflict of interest, external review process and information about planned future updates. The majority of interventions are consistently recommended across guidelines and greater attention should be focused on uptake, taking into consideration facilitators and barriers to application, consideration of resource implications, provision of advice for practical use, monitoring/auditing criteria. The algorithms proposed in the paper are examples of how to discuss, prioritize and put into a complex setting/context, the different individuals recommendations to facilitate the translation of evidence-based recommendations into practice READ MORE
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