MeTeOR trial featured in Brigham Health Magazine

  • December 13, 2016

Clinical trials take center stage in this winter’s Brigham Health magazine, featuring the work of Drs. Katz and Losina. The article gives a history of design and recruitment for the MeTeOR trial, which compared operative and non-operative treatments for meniscal tear.

Conference Report: American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

  • December 12, 2016

Amelia Winter (AW) and Hannah Kerman (HK) What: The annual meeting for the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) and Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals (ARHP), held in Washington, DC AW: At this conference, rheumatologists, researchers, and students gather to learn about up-and-coming research within the field of rheumatology. With this knowledge, healthcare providers can optimize their patient care. HK: Over 16,000 people attended,…

Conference Report: Society for Medical Decision Making (SMDM)

  • November 22, 2016

Karen Smith and Prashant Rajan Hey everyone! Welcome to OrACORe and PIVOT’s first official blog post! We wanted to take this opportunity to provide an update on a recent trip that we took to the Society for Medical Decision Making (SMDM) conference in Vancouver. The SMDM meeting brings together an interdisciplinary group of researchers who study how medical decisions can…

OA Risk Calculator Update

  • November 14, 2016

This month, OrACORe and PIVOT released an updated model of the Osteoarthritis Risk Calculator (OA Risk C). This interactive, web-based education tool calculates a user’s risk of OA and of undergoing TKR, based on demographic and risk factor information. For more about how we developed this tool, click here.

NIAMS Features OrACORe Analysis

  • August 20, 2016

The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) features a recent OrACORe publication on the cost-effectiveness of several pain medications among older adults with OA and co-existing diabetes and heart disease. Click here to learn more.

Dr. Katz Quoted in NY Times On Meniscal Tear

  • August 3, 2016

Dr. Jeffrey Katz is quoted in The New York Times regarding the use of surgery for meniscal tears. The article highlights the MeTeOR study, which compared surgery with physical therapy in middle-aged people with a torn meniscus and knee pain.