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Comparing the efficacy and safety of Diclofenac and Piascledine in patients with knee osteoarthritis
Reza Tavakoli Darestani *, Hooman Bakhshi, Reza Sahraee
Assistant professor, Department of Orhopedics Surgery, Imam Hossein Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , rezatavakolidarestani@yahoo.com
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Background and Aim: Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common rheumatologic disorder and the knee is the most involved joint. There are several medications suggested to treat knee OA, each of them has some advantages and disadvantages. The goal of the current study was to compare the effect of piascledine and diclofenac on pain and function of the patients with knee OA. Materials and Methods: In this clinical trial, 60 patients with knee OA were randomly divided into two groups: piascledine (300 mg daily) and diclofenac (25 mg three times a day). Patients were treated for 8 weeks. WOMAC score was completed for each patient, and pain was measured using VAS pre- and post-medication. Results: The mean WOMAC score was 53.7±3.1 in piascledine group and 54.2±2.9 in diclofenac group before treatment which increased to 64.3±4.1 and 62±4.4 after treatment, respectively. The mean WOMAC score was significantly higher in the piascledine group (P<0.05). The mean of VAS in piascledine and diclofenac group was 6.5±2.2 and 7.1±2.1 pre-medication which decreased to 4.2±1.1 and 4.5±1.4 post-medication, respectively. There was a statistically significant difference between the two groups after treatment in the means of VAS. No side effect seen in neither of the groups. ‍Conclusion: Due to improvement in WOMAC score and better patient compliance because of once daily intake, piascledine can be an efficient substitute to NSAIDs in treatment of knee OA.
Keywords: Osteoarthritis, Piascledine, diclofenac, Pain Measurement
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Medicine
Received: 2017 | Accepted: 2017 | Published: 2017
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Reza Tavakoli Darestani, Hooman Bakhshi, Reza Sahraee. Comparing the efficacy and safety of Diclofenac and Piascledine in patients with knee osteoarthritis . pajoohande. 2013; 17 (6) :272-278
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