[Clinical pharmacology in arthritis]

Therapie. 2011 Sep-Oct;66(5):391-5. doi: 10.2515/therapie/2011059. Epub 2011 Oct 27.
[Article in French]


The definition of clinical pharmacology in arthritis includes different levels of measures of the clinical activity and the anatomical. The clinical measure of osteoarthritis (OA) is well validated and includes the measures of pain, disability and quality of life. Those measures should be adapted to each localisation of osteoarthritis. The measure of structural evolution of OA could be approached by the dosage in the serum of biomarkers. Several have shown some interests but none is validated in clinical practice.

Publication types

  • English Abstract
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Arthritis / complications
  • Arthritis / drug therapy*
  • Arthritis / pathology
  • Arthritis / psychology
  • Biomarkers
  • Disability Evaluation
  • Fingers / pathology
  • Humans
  • Osteoarthritis / complications
  • Osteoarthritis / drug therapy
  • Pain / etiology
  • Pain Measurement
  • Pharmacogenetics
  • Quality of Life


  • Biomarkers