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Long-term clinical benefit and cost-effectiveness of an 8-week multimodal knee osteoarthritis management program incorporating intra-articular sodium hyaluronate (Hyalgan®) injections

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Pain Research, May 2017
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Title
Long-term clinical benefit and cost-effectiveness of an 8-week multimodal knee osteoarthritis management program incorporating intra-articular sodium hyaluronate (Hyalgan<font face="arial, sans-serif" color="#222222"><sup>&reg;</sup></font>) injections
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Journal of Pain Research, May 2017
DOI 10.2147/jpr.s132497
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Larry Miller, Michael Sloniewsky, Thomas Gibbons, Janice Johnston, Kent Vosler, Saad Nasir

Abstract

Given the poor long-term effectiveness of focused nonsurgical knee osteoarthritis (OA) treatments, alternative therapies are needed for patients who have unsuccessfully exhausted nonsurgical options. A telephone interview was conducted in patients who participated in a single 8-week multimodal knee OA treatment program (mean follow-up: 3.7 years, range: 2.7-4.9 years). The program consisted of five intra-articular knee injections of sodium hyaluronate (Hyalgan(®)), with each injection given 1 week apart, structured physical therapy, knee bracing, and patient education. Clinical outcomes included knee pain severity, Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC) subscores, current medication use, and history of total knee arthroplasty. Base-case, subgroup, and sensitivity analyses were conducted to determine the incremental cost-effectiveness ratio (ICER) of the treatment program with comparisons made to historical literature controls undergoing usual care. A total of 218 patients (54%) provided long-term follow-up data. Knee pain severity decreased 60% and WOMAC subscores decreased 33%-42% compared to baseline (all p<0.001). Total knee arthroplasty was performed in 22.8% (81/356) of knees during followup. The treatment program was highly cost-effective compared to usual care with a base-case ICER of $6,000 per quality-adjusted life year (QALY). Results of subgroup analyses, one-way deterministic sensitivity analyses, and second-order probabilistic sensitivity analyses resulted in ICERs ranging from $3,996 to $10,493 per QALY. The percentage of simulations with an ICER below willingness-to-pay limits was 97.2%, 98.9%, and 99.4% for the $50,000, $100,000, and $150,000 per QALY thresholds, respectively. Participation in a single 8-week knee OA treatment program, which included one cycle of five intra-articular knee injections of sodium hyaluronate given at weekly intervals, is highly cost-effective and provides clinically meaningful reductions in patient symptoms that are maintained over 3.7 years mean follow-up.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 28 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Unspecified 5 18%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 18%
Student > Postgraduate 4 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 11%
Student > Master 3 11%
Other 8 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 13 46%
Unspecified 6 21%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 7%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 7%
Engineering 2 7%
Other 3 11%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 18 April 2019.
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#2,269,133
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Outputs of similar age from Journal of Pain Research
#12
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