November 1, 2022
Millions of patients each year are affected by knee osteoarthritis. The severity of this condition is often categorized using the Kellgren-Lawrence (KL) scale, which uses the numbers 0 through 4 to represent the absence or varying grades of symptom presentation. Patients with long-term and/or severe symptoms are often indicated for surgery, while patients with minimal symptoms can employ simpler tools, such as NSAIDS. But what about the many patients who are stuck in the middle, too early for surgery and far past the role of over-the-counter medication?
This is known as the treatment gap, and Drs. Guillermo Alvarez Rey, M.D. and Carlos Ferrer Señorans, M.D. of AMS Centro Médico in Málaga, Spain, are intent on shedding light on this prevalent question. Using RegenMed’s inCytes™ technology, and deploying their own non-surgical treatment methods, they have captured and correlated their own patients’ KL grade to long-term outcomes. Early and average results so far show:
These data play an invaluable role in helping set patient expectations, informing Dr. Alvarez and Señorans on more personalized patient treatment decisions, and may well help inform standards in the Treatment Gap space in the future.
March 28, 2023
Statistical Significance and Clinical Relevance are two important concepts in the field of medicine, and particularly in clinical research. Being a bit more specific, statistical significance refers to the likelihood that a result is not due to chance.
March 17, 2023
Real-world evidence (RWE) is valuable not only for regulatory compliance, clinical decision-making and tracking adverse events. It can also drive patient engagement, profitability and professional advancement.
January 27, 2023
In this newsletter, we summarize the work of leading physicians as they develop clinical decision support for common musculoskeletal pathologies. Through the quality improvement and pragmatic studies embedded in their Circles, those clinicians are generating sustained financial and professional value for themselves, and improving patient care, with minimum burden. Moreover, their Circles are often supported by industry.