Tag Calidad de Vida

18 Apr

Transforming lives

“Transforming lives: the importance of your support to OAFI”. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease that affects millions of people worldwide. It is characterized by wear and tear of the articular cartilage, resulting in pain, stiffness and loss of mobility. Osteoarthritis is a disease that can have a significant impact on the quality of life […]

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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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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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15 Sep

Osteoarthritis Patients and Professionals unite for World Osteoarthritis Day – September 17th to raise awareness of the disease

Leading Global Associations Join Forces to discuss Pain Management and Mobility Improvement Initiatives for OA Patients Barcelona 15th September 2023 The OA Task Force, an international alliance of patients, medical and expert organisations in the field of osteoarthritis and rheumatology, led by the Osteoarthritis Foundation International (OAFI) and the Arthritis Foundation, come together this September […]

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12 Sep

CHAPTER 1: Bone Health and Vitamin D. What is it and why is it so important?

Vitamina D y Salud Articular

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