Tag Artrosis

15 Apr

Health dimension of osteoarthritis

CHALLENGES AND MEASURES TO IMPROVE QUALITY OF CARE In this new meeting, we will analyze the health situation in relation to the progressive increase of patients with osteoarthritis in Spain and its consequences, especially with regard to primary care, and we will propose measures that will enable an effective and sustainable present and future solution, […]

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26 Jan

OAFI at International Knee Pathology Workshop

On 25, 26 and 27 January, the XXIII INTERNATIONAL Theoretical-Practical COURSE on knee pathology will be held in Madrid, organised by the Clínica CEMTRO and FIFA Medical Centre Of Excellence. Dr. Vergés, President & CEO of OAFI and AECOSAR, participated yesterday, the 25th, as chairman of the third round table of the day – “KNEES: […]

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18 Jan

OAFI and AECOSAR, sign agreement with ACES

The signed agreement will enable joint actions for the improvement of osteoarthritis patients in health institutions. On Wednesday 17 January, OAFI and AECOSAR signed an agreement with ACES (Catalan Association of Health Entities), a non-profit business association whose mission is to defend, promote and develop care in private health centres. The aim is to cover […]

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12 Jan

OAFI on the FORBES list 2024

The Director of the Research Area of the OAFI Foundation, Ms. Nina Martínez, has been included in the list of the prestigious FORBES magazine, within the framework of the “ChangeMakers” campaign, the people who will make a difference in our society in 2024. CONGRATULATIONS! At the OAFI Foundation we are starting 2024 with a bang […]

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13 Dec

Christmas: How to look after yourself and enjoy your holiday meals

Article by courtesy of Laura Isabel Arranz , PhD in food and nutrition, pharmacist and dietician-nutritionist. Christmas is a time of emotion and special days to enjoy and share with our loved ones around a table. The emotional and social side of food is important, but we must be careful not to overindulge in excesses […]

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27 Nov

TriAnkle project: bioprinting tissue regeneration as a therapy for Osteoarthritis patients

One area of research that has been gaining momentum in the last decade is printing with biocompatible materials for tissue regeneration, also known as bioprinting. Article courtesy of Lluís Quintana Frigola, Corporate Manager, Viscofan Bioengineering. Bioprinting holds great promise for addressing the needs of osteoarthritis patients in a variety of ways (Markel Lafuente-Merchan, 2022). Osteoarthritis […]

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20 Nov

Prevention and early diagnosis of Osteoarthritis

Article courtesy of Dr. Francisco Castro-Domínguez, Head of Section, Rheumatology Department, Centro Médico Teknon, Barcelona. Coordinator, SER Working Group on Arthrosis, ARTROSER, Spanish Society of Rheumatology. Introduction In Spain, osteoarthritis affects around 7 million people and according to the EPISER 2016 study, the prevalence of osteoarthritis in one or more locations in the population over […]

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4 Oct

Banco Farmacéutico, OAFI and AECOSAR win the First Prize for Patients’ Associations in the VI Edition of the Treatment Adherence Observatory Award

OAFI, AECOSAR and Banco Farmacéutico, have been distinguished with the first prize for Patient Associations at the OAT awards for their work in improving access to effective treatments for patients at risk of pharmaceutical poverty. This recognition highlights their commitment to health and their determination to continue changing lives through safe treatment tailored to patients’ […]

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28 Sep

CHAPTER 2. Bone Health and Vitamin D: Vitamin D in Osteoporosis

Figure 1: Comparison of internal structure in healthy bone and osteoporosis. Healthy bone has a more compact structure whereas in osteoporosis there is less bone density. Figure 2: Common symptoms of osteoporosis Osteoporosis is a very common disease and it is estimated that 27.6 million people in Europe suffer from it. One of the main […]

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21 Sep

OSTEOARTHRITIS AND CO-MORBIDITIES

Article by courtesy of Dr. José Luis Llisterri Caro, Médico de Familia, Clínica Vallada de Valencia. Osteoarthritis is a chronic disease that represents the second reason for consultation in Primary Care health centers as it accounts for 50% of visits to the doctor related to the musculoskeletal system. It is the most common joint disease […]

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