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Improving outcomes in osteoarthritis and low back pain

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posted on 2024-03-11, 05:23 authored by YUAN ZHI LIM
Osteoarthritis and low back pain cause significant pain and disability. This thesis aimed to identify new approaches to improve outcomes of these conditions. For osteoarthritis, this included a more comprehensive identification of obesity risk with body mass index and waist circumference and managing obesity by including preventing weight gain. Patient preferences in the management of osteoarthritis and back pain were considered. Metformin was evaluated as a potential to address patients' needs for a medication in osteoarthritis. Inflammation was reviewed in the exploration of causes of back pain. The importance and approaches to reducing cardiovascular disease burden in arthritis is presented.

History

Principal supervisor

Flavia

Additional supervisor 1

Dr Yuanyuan Wang

Additional supervisor 2

Prof Anita Wluka

Additional supervisor 3

Dr Sultana Monira Hussain

Year of Award

2024

Department, School or Centre

Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine

Campus location

Australia

Course

Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type

DOCTORATE

Faculty

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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