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  • April 26, 2019
An analysis of data from the MeTeOR Trial published this month in Arthritis Care & Research examined the progression of osteoarthritis disease severity on MRI images among patients whose meniscal tears were treated with physical therapy or arthroscopic partial meniscectomy.

Webinar on Physical Activity and Knee OA

  • January 8, 2019

Dr. Losina's recent webinar, hosted by the Osteoarthritis Action Alliance, is available to view online. Dr. Losina discusses the measurement of physical activity (PA) in those with knee osteoarthritis, as well as the implications of the relatively low levels of PA in this population. Click here to access the webinar.

News Feature on OAPol Analysis of Coaching + Financial Incentives

  • August 22, 2018

Click here to read a news feature on a recent OAPol analysis using data from the SPARKS trial. We found that health coaching plus financial incentives may be a cost-effective treatment compared to usual care in total knee replacement recipients.

Dr. Katz Honored with Pillar Mentoring Award

  • August 21, 2018

This year, Dr. Katz was selected to receive the Brigham and Women's Physicians Organization Pillar Award for outstanding senior faculty mentor. Dr. Katz was selected based upon his contributions; the support of mentees, peers, and colleagues; and the nomination of Division Chief Dr. James Kang. The Pillar Awards, established in 2013, recognize achievements in five categories viewed as pillars of…

OrACORe & PIVOT in the News

  • March 20, 2018

NIH Medline Plus discusses the results of the SPARKS trial.   Brigham Health's Vital Lines recently featured an OAPol model study examining the lower utilization rates of total knee replacement among racial and ethnic minorities.

Month in Review-January & February 2018

  • March 6, 2018

Publications Losina E, Usiskin IM, Smith SR, Sullivan JK, Smith KC, Hunter DJ, Messier SP, Paltiel AD, Katz JN. Cost-effectiveness of generic celecoxib in knee osteoarthritis for average-risk patients: A model-based evaluation. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2018 Feb 23. PMID: 29481917. Collins JE. What can our hands tell us about the future of our knees? Arthritis Rheumatol. 2018 Feb 22. PMID: 29471592. Losina E, Katz JN. Hydroxychloroquine: another battle lost in…

Reuters Health News Features OAPol Analysis

  • February 23, 2018

An OAPol analysis published last month in Arthritis Care & Research examined the loss of quality-adjusted life years among racial minorities due to disparities in total knee replacement utilization. Click here for coverage by Reuters Health.

Dr. Losina Named Robert W. Lovett Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

  • January 9, 2018

Dr. Elena Losina was appointed this year as the Robert W. Lovett Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School (HMS). Endowed professorships, the highest honor granted to faculty by HMS, recognize researchers, physicians, and professors making outstanding contributions to their fields. Robert W. Lovett was a pioneering orthopedist known in particular for his study of polio. Born in 1859,…

PIVOT Center Research on Opioid Use Featured

  • December 6, 2017

Brigham Vital Lines offers news for physicians about research and clinical practice at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Vital Lines recently featured research by Dr. Losina and colleagues at the PIVOT Center. The team found that preoperative opioid use was associated with poor pain outcomes 6 months after total knee replacement (TKR) among 156 TKR recipients. The study was published this spring…

Month in Review-September & October 2017

  • October 31, 2017

Looking for the latest from OrACORe? See our recent publications below.   Publications Abbott JH, Usiskin IM, Wilson R, Hansen P, Losina E. The quality-of-life burden of knee osteoarthritis in New Zealand adults: A model-based evaluation. PLoS One. 2017 Oct 24;12(10):e0185676. PMID: 29065119. Teeple E, Collins JE, Shrestha S, Dennerlein JT, Losina E, Katz JN. Outcomes of safe patient handling…

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