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Participants needed for study on knee arthritis pain treatment

Wednesday, August 09, 2017   Posted in: Resources and Information By: Administrator With tags: research, medical, health, volunteers

OtagoSOMA study into the effect of the medication nortriptyline on pain for people with knee arthritis is seeking Canterbury-based participants. Participants are in the study for about three months during which time they take study medicine and have regular follow up with our research nurses.

Contact the University of Otago Nortika researchers if you have osteoarthritis affecting one or both knees and would be interested in taking part in the study (gpresearch.uoc[at]otago.ac.nz or 03 364 3645).

More information about the Nortika study

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a very common and painful condition. The medicines currently available for treating OA pain are not ideal: they are either inadequately effective or cause unpleasant or dangerous side effects.

Recent research has shown how the brain processes pain in OA and this has opened up the possibility of using different types of medicines for OA pain.

Find out more about the Nortika study on knee osteoarthritis pain treatment.

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