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Novartis Symposium

Novartis Symposium

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Targeted therapies inOsteoarthritis.
ByProf. Samir Elbadawy.
 
OA in History
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While evidence of primary ankle osteoarthritis has beendiscovered in dinosaurs, the first known traces of humanarthritis date back as far as 4500 BC.
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Evidence of arthritis has been found throughout history, asfrom the mummy of an Egyptian lady (circa 3000 BC).
 
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WHO report indicates that knee OA is
 ±
The4
th
most important global cause of disabilityin women
 ±
The8
th
most important global cause of disabilityin men.
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Prevalence is projected to increase to 18.2% by 2020due to aging population. (statistics from 2003)That is why OA, is a major public health problemthroughout the world.
Deborah Symmons, Colin Mathers, Bruce Pfleger. Global burden of osteoarthritis in the year 2000.ww.who.int/entity/healthinfo/statistics/bod_osteoarthritis.pdf 
Lawrence,
et al.
1998; Woolf,
et al 
. 2003
O.A burden

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