Knee Pain due to Osteoarthritis of the Knee

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Knee Pain due to Osteoarthritis of the Knee

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Do you have knee pain?

We are looking for individuals who have knee pain, who may or may not have been diagnosed with osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee to participate in a study investigating the effectiveness of krill oil supplementation in reducing pain associated with mild to moderate osteoarthritis of the knee.

There is no cure for OA; treatments are aimed at improving symptoms and primarily include painkillers (analgesics) and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Due to adverse effects associated with NSAIDs, a need exists for alternate therapies that safely and effectively reduce pain and inflammation and improve function in people with knee OA.

Krill oil, a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids and anti-oxidants, has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties.

We are currently recruiting study participants who:

  • Are 40 – 65 years of age.
  • Have knee pain in one or both knees.
  • Are not currently taking fish/krill oil supplements.

Participants will need to attend five clinic visits over a 7 month period.

To see if you are eligible complete the questionnaire or call the Clinical Trials Centre on 07 5456 3797.

Full title: A Randomised, Double-blind, Placebo Controlled Study to Investigate the Efficacy on Pain Reduction and Safety of Swisse High Strength Deep Sea Krill Oil (Superba BOOST) in Adults with Mild to Moderate Osteoarthritis of the Knee.

Ethics approval – Bellberry Limited

If you experience difficulty completing the survey please email trials@usc.edu.au.

 

Start Questionnaire?
We can only accept submissions from Australian residents. Please confirm you reside in Australia.
Are you between 40 - 65 years of age?
Have you experienced pain in the knee(s) at least 4 days per week for the last 3 months?
Are you pregnant or breastfeeding?
If female and of childbearing potential, are you willing to use effective methods of contraception throughout the study?
Do you have fibromyalgia, chronic pain syndrome or other concurrent medical or arthritic conditions that affect your knee?
Do you have a history of Reiter's syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, arthritis associated with inflammatory bowel disease, sarcoidosis or amyloidosis or any other forms of inflammatory arthritis?
Do you have a history of infection in the knee joint in the last 5 years?
Have you had an arthroscopy or open knee surgery in the affected knee within the last 12 months or plan to in the time of the study?
Have you had a corticosteroid injection in the affected knee in the last 3 months?
Do you use more than 30mg of codeine a day?
Do you regularly use glucosamine, fish oil or curcumin?
Do you have hypertension (high blood pressure) of more than 140/90mmHg?
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