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Guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of osteoarthritis in China (2019 edition)


Zhang, Z and Huang, C and Jiang, Q and Zheng, Yi and Liu, Y and Liu, S and Chen, Y and Mei, Y and Ding, C and Chen, M and Gu, X and Xing, D and Gao, M and He, L and Ye, Z and Wu, Lijun and Xu, J and Yang, P and Zhang, X and Zhang, Y and Chen, J and Lin, J and Zhao, L and Li, M and Yang, W and Zhou, Y and Jiang, Q and Chu, CQ and Chen, Y and Zhang, W and Tsai, WC and Lei, G and He, D and Liu, W and Fang, Y and Wu, D and Lin, J and Wei, CC and Lin, HY and Zeng, X, Guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of osteoarthritis in China (2019 edition), Annals of Translational Medicine, 8, (19) pp. 1-19. ISSN 2305-5839 (2020) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.21037/atm-20-4665


Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative disease of middle-aged and elderly people, contributed a higher burden of disease in China and the world. In 2017, under the support of the Rheumatology and Immunology Expert Committee of the Cross-Strait Medical and Health Exchange Association. The objective was to develop an evidence-based diagnosis and treatment guideline for OA in China based on emerging new evidence. The guideline was registered at International Practice Guidelines Registry Platform (IPGRP-2018CN028). The grading of recommendations assessment, development and evaluation (GRADE) approach was used to rate the quality of evidence and the strength of recommendations, and the RIGHT (Reporting Items for Practice Guidelines in Healthcare) checklist was followed to report the guideline. The guideline provides recommendations for the OA diagnosis, disease risks monitoring and evaluate, treatment purpose and physical, medical and surgical interventions. This guideline is intended to serve as a tool for Chinese clinicians for the best decisions-making on diagnosis and treatment of OA.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:osteoarthritis (OA), guidelin,; grading of recommendations assessment, development and evaluation (GRADE)
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Clinical sciences
Research Field:Rheumatology and arthritis
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Treatment of human diseases and conditions
UTAS Author:Ding, C (Professor Chang-Hai Ding)
ID Code:152758
Year Published:2020
Web of Science® Times Cited:22
Deposited By:Medicine
Deposited On:2022-08-24
Last Modified:2022-08-25

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