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Analgesic effects of the cathepsin K inhibitor L-006235 in the monosodium iodoacetate model of osteoarthritis pain (2018)
Journal Article
Nwosu, L. N., Gowler, P. R., Burston, J. J., Rizoska, B., Tunblad, K., Lindström, E., …Chapman, V. (2018). Analgesic effects of the cathepsin K inhibitor L-006235 in the monosodium iodoacetate model of osteoarthritis pain. PAIN Reports, 5(6), doi:10.1097/PR9.0000000000000685

Introduction: The mounting evidence that osteoclasts play an important role in osteoarthritis (OA) pain lead us to investigate the effects of L-006235, a potent and selective inhibitor of cathepsin K, on pain behaviour and joint pathology in a model... Read More

Comment on: Conventional and biologic disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs for osteoarthritis: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials: Reply (2018)
Journal Article
Persson, M. S., Sarmanova, A., Doherty, M., & Zhang, W. (2018). Comment on: Conventional and biologic disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs for osteoarthritis: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials: Reply. Rheumatology, 57(11), 2060–2061. doi:10.1093/rheumatology/key269

MD reports a grant from AstraZeneca funding a non-drug PI-led study in Nottingham (Sons of Gout study) and honoraria for Advisory boards on osteoarthritis and gout for AstraZeneca, Grunenthal, Mallinckrodt, and Roche, outside the submitted work. WZ r... Read More

Conventional and biologic disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs for osteoarthritis: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (2018)
Journal Article
Persson, M. S., Sarmanova, A., Doherty, M., & Zhang, W. (2018). Conventional and biologic disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs for osteoarthritis: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Rheumatology, doi:10.1093/rheumatology/key131. ISSN 1462-0332

Objectives The role of inflammation in OA is controversial and it is unclear whether suppressing inflammation with conventional or biologic DMARDs is effective. A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) was condu... Read More