rheumatology
Osteoarthritis

Prednisolone an effective short-term option for hand OA


Short-term treatment with 10 mg prednisolone is efficacious and safe for the treatment of patients with painful hand osteoarthritis (OA) and signs of inflammation, research suggests.  The HOPE study, published in The Lancet, comprised 92 patients with finger joint rather than thumb symptoms – four or more DIP/PIP joints with osteoarthritic nodes, at least one ...

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