May is a busy month for the Thurston Arthritis Research Center and many of of our partner organizations. May is Arthritis Awareness Month, Lupus Awareness Month and Food Allergy Action Month!
Dr. Edwin Kim, Clinical Assistant Professor, has recently been accepted into the UNC School of Medicine Academy of Educators.
Glucosamine Study: No Help for Knee Pain
We are extremely pleased to announce that Richard Loeser, MD, joined the Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology and the Thurston Arthritis Research Center on Monday, March 3, 2014.
Dr. Joanne Jordan, COAMI Chair, worked with colleagues to prepare the U.S.Bone and Joint Initiative (USBJI)/COAMI annotated bibliography of guidelines and recommendations on the management of OA. An extensive literature review and rigorous screening process yielded several areas where current recommendations and guidelines offer general consensus: education and self-management, exercise and weight loss, use of assistive devices, alternative/complementary approaches, surgical interventions, and pharmacologic interventions.