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OA is Underrepresented in Medical Literature

Key clinical point: Osteoarthritis research doesn’t get the respect it deserves in the medical literature.

Major finding: In 2016 there were 1,625 publications on osteoarthritis, excluding those devoted to orthopedic procedures, compared with 10,904 on the broader topic of joint diseases.

Study details: This was an analysis of the MEDLINE database for 2007-2016.

Disclosures: The presenter reported no financial conflicts regarding her study, supported by the University of Toronto and the Arthritis Society.