Podcast series

Let's talk OA

Podcast series about OA

Interviews with renowned OA experts

A podcast series brought to you by Laboratories Expanscience, where together with our host, Dr. Simon Fleming, an Orthopaedic Doctor & Change Maker, we invite you to tune into interviews and talks with key world renowned experts to discuss ‘all things Osteoarthritis’. This podcast series is available on Spotify and Apple Podcasts. This podcast series is available on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

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Interviews with renowned OA experts

A podcast series brought to you by Laboratories Expanscience, where together with our host, Dr. Simon Fleming, an Orthopaedic Doctor & Change Maker, we invite you to tune into interviews and talks with key world renowned experts to discuss ‘all things Osteoarthritis’. This podcast series is available on Spotify and Apple Podcasts. This podcast series is available on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

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Episode 1

An international and cross-functional approach to Osteoarthritis

Prof. Yves Henrotin, Professor at the University of Liège (Belgium), Head of the Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Department at the Princesse Paola Hospital (Belgium).

In this episode, Prof. Yves Henrontin, a world renowned expert in the OA field shares his opinion on key aspects around this disease, such as the increase in incidence, prevalence, rising risk factors and comorbidities that OA patients are facing. This is a general update in OA you won’t want to miss.

Episode 2

Daily life of patients with OA: mechanical impact

Dr. Gustavo Constantino de Campos, PHD PHD in Trauma Orthopedics and Member of the Orthopedics and Traumatology Dept. at the University of Campinas (Brazil).

Dr. Gustavo Constantino de Campos and our host Dr. Simon Fleming help us to understand, step-by-step, the implications and mechanical impact of OA on patient’s lives and how this pathology can affect even the simplest activities due to disability or restricted mobility caused by pain.

Episode 3

Beyond the Body: psychological and social impact of OA

Mrs. Céline Mathy, Clinical psychologist and Guidance counsellor at the University of Liège (Belgium).

Mrs. Céline Mathy will make a deep dive into the different coping mechanisms for those living with OA, from a psychological perspective. She will guide us through the identification of signs related to depression in OA patients, as well as how we can take actions early to benefit patient’s quality of life.

Episode 4

Testimony: A day in the life of an OA patient

In this episode, you will have the chance to listen exclusively from a patient about how osteoarthritis has affected her life.

This is Monique, 80 years old, who has lived with osteoarthritis for most of her life, and who has agreed to share her journey with the medical community. She will talk about how she has seen her osteoarthritis progress and the impact of this disease on her mobility and daily activities. This is a reminder to us, as healthcare professionals, of the importance of the patient journey and our responsibility to continue to explore opportunities to find ways to improve the quality of life of patients.

Episode 5

OA as a serious disease: OARSI & FDA agree

Prof. Ali Mobasheri, President of the Osteoarthritis Research Society International, OARSI.

What is a serious disease and why is Osteoarthritis a serious disease? Prof. Ali Mobasheri, walks us through the OARSI White Paper submission, the key and future steps to find ways to make this serious disease that is chronic feel more acute. But, why was OA not considered a serious disease before? What impact does this new classification have in the way we treat patients? This and more in this episode!

Episode 6

EULAR & OARSI Congresses in 2021: Highlights

Dr. Anthony Criquet, Former Global Medical Affairs Director at Laboratoires Expanscience

What’s next and where is OA management and treatment headed? Join Dr. Anthony Criquet as he shares the key scientific information regarding the highlights on Osteoarthritis from the OARSI & EULAR Congresses in 2021.

Episode 7

The correct Diagnosis of OA: the first and key step

Dr. Luis Vidal, Director of the Rheumatology Department at María Auxiliadora Hospital (Peru) and Medical Director of CEDOR

Dr. Luis Vidal seeks to show young doctors the importance of diagnosing OA, from general to more specific aspects that will help differentiate OA from other types of arthritis. Today, Dr. Vidal and Dr. Flemming will walk us through the symptoms, journeys, guidelines, grades and severity of this disease stressing a key factor: the difference an early, fast and correct diagnosis can make for a patient’s life in the short and long term.

Episode 8

OA diagnosis: WOMAC & LEQUESNE algofunctional indexes

Prof. Fadoua Allali, Director of the Rheumatology Department at the El Ayachi Hospital.

Ever heard of WOMAC & LEQUESNE indexes? On this episode, Prof. Fadoua Allali will explain how to use these and other OA indexes to measure the patient’s pain and support doctors in the diagnosis and follow up process. Dr. Allali will give tips and recommendations for the use of these tools and explain how they work to better monitor the patient’s disease progression and how to interpret the data as a guidance to adapt the treatment to new circumstances, if necessary. Dr. Allali has confirmed her participation in a future episode so we hope you’ll continue to join us in Let’s Talk OA

Episode 9

Nutrition and obesity in OA: False myths and advice

Prof. Fadoua Allali, Director of the Rheumatology Department at the El Ayachi Hospital.

Prof. Fadoua Allali is back joining Dr. Simon Fleming as they break down false myths and non-official advice on nutrition and obesity in Osteoarthritis. You won’t believe the things Dr. Allali has heard because sometimes, patient don’t check their sources! Listen along to gather advice and recommendations on avoiding misleading information.

Episode 10

Physical Exercise and OA

Prof. Kim Bennell, Professor Redmond Barry NHMRC Research Fellow in the Department of Physiotherapy at the University of Melbourne.

On this episode, Professor Kim Bennell joins us from Australia to discuss the role and importance of physical exercise in the treatment of OA. She will be sharing some helpful tips and recommendations that doctors with OA patients can include in their day-to-day clinical practice to help patients better integrate exercise in their daily life. It is a common misconception that for joint pain, rest is best when in most cases, staying active would help provide the best results in the short and long-term.

Episode 11

Patient adherence to OA Treatment

Patient adherence to pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment is something physicians often struggle with, and OA is no exception. Listen to this podcast with Dr. Chalem and Pilar, an osteoarthritis patient, to understand why OA patients do or do not follow recommended treatments. Together they will help us gather some key takeaways to better understand and support our OA patients within the clinic, but also beyond its walls. Thank you, Pilar & Monique, for this wonderful discussion.

Episode 12

The two sides of NSAIDs

Dr. Pascal Hilliquin, Dr. Pascal Hilliquin Head of Rheumatology Department, South Francilien Hospital Centre

Dr. Pascal Hilliquin, who is Head of the Rheumatology Department at the Central Hospital of Southern Paris in Corbeil-Essonnes in France, is joining “Let’s Talk OA” to talk about how NSAIDs recommendations change in the short, mid and long term scenarios as well as in the earlier stages of OA. Although each patient should always be analysed individually, there are many general aspects you won’t want to miss. Dr. Hilliquin will be joining us on another episode so stay tuned for more.

Episode 14 Part 1

Decision making: is it time for surgery?

Dr. Andrés Silberman,Traumatologist – Orthopaedic Physician

Dr. Juan Carlos Cajigas, Rheumatologist

Drs. Andrés Silberman and Juan Carlos Cajigas join “Let’s Talk OA” to discuss the optimal timing for operating on patients with OA, along with Dr. Simon Fleming, our host for this podcast series.

Episode 14 Part 2

Decision making: is it time for surgery?

Dr. Andrés Silberman,Traumatologist – Orthopaedic Physician

Dr. Juan Carlos Cajigas, Rheumatologist

Some surgeons choose early surgery, while others prefer to exhaust all treatment options in a hierarchical order. The conclusion is clear: adopting a patient-centered approach that can be tailored to their lifestyle, needs, and pain levels. All crucial aspects for this decision-making process.

Episode 15

Post-OP: treatment, follow-up and recommendations

Dr. Noel Carilo, Orthopedic Surgeon specialized in Orthopedic Traumatology of the hand and microsurgery.

Dr. Simon Fleming and orthopedic surgeon Dr. Noel Carilo, discuss the post-surgical action process in patients with osteoarthritis. They cover topics such as the type of patients likely to be operated on, the various possible interventions, the treatments to be followed postoperatively or the assistance to be provided to patients in the recovery process.

Episode 16

Patient Associations as support systems and sheir role in OA

Prof. Yves Henrotin, Professor at the University of Liège (Belgium)

Prof. Yves Henrotin is back to help us understand the role of Patient Associations and Societies in innovation and support for patients with osteoarthritis. In previous podcasts we have already talked about the different types of treatment for this pathology. In this episode, we will discover the essential role of patient associations in decision-making, particularly at the international level.

Episode 17

Early OA

Dr. Demirhan Dıraçoğlu, Professor of the Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Istanbul University

Early detection of OA is essential to prevent progression into the most advanced stages of the disease. Dr. Demirhan Dıraçoğlu, Professor at the Faculty of Medicine in the University of Istanbul and member of various groups focused on osteoarthritis, joins “Let’s Talk OA” to tell us why early OA is key for patients’ outcomes in terms of quality of life.

Episode 18

How to increase awareness of OA?

Mrs. Françoise Alliot-Launois, President of AFLAR (Association Française Contre le Rheumatisme)

One of the greatest challenges in the lives of patients with osteoarthritis is undoubtedly that they suffer from a disease invisible to the naked eye. Several international associations and foundations take the awareness of osteoarthritis very seriously and make it one of their main missions. In this episode, Mrs. Françoise Alliot will share some of the initiatives and activities carried out internationally with other associations, healthcare professionals, public entities, and other stakeholders in the field of osteoarthritis.

Episode 19

How unconventional approaches could help OA patients?

Prof. Gregory Ninot, PhD in Sports Science and Psychology, Associate Director, Desbrest Institute of Epidemiology and Public Health

Professor Gregory Ninot will share a different approach to osteoarthritis by explaining how non-conventional or non-pharmacological interventions can help patients with osteoarthritis.

Episode 20

What you missed from EULAR 2022

Dr. Ivone Karina Ruiz López, Medical Director of the General Hospital of Mexico “Dr. Eduardo Liceaga”.

Two years after the COVID-19 pandemic, the EULAR (European Alliance of Associations for Rheumatology) congress returned to a face-to-face format this summer 2022. To tell us about it, we welcome rheumatologist Dr. Ivone Karina Ruiz Lopez. In this episode, she will share the main highlights from the congress as a personal review of the sessions she attended. Dr. Ruiz is Vice Principal Medical Director at the General Hospital of Mexico “Dr. Eduardo Liceaga” and Executive Secretary of the Mexican College of Rheumatology AC.

Episode 21

Summary from the Stop Arthrose Survey

Mrs. Céline Mathy, Clinical Psychologist and General Director of the Arthrose Foundation

Mrs. Céline Mathy joins us today to present the results of the Stop Arthrose 2019-2021 patient study. This study, conducted in Belgium and France, showcases the progression of osteoarthritis from the perspective of the patients. This, in contrast to the previous wave and Mrs. Mathy’s clinical experience as a psychologist, may lead us to a better understanding of why significant advances in osteoarthritis seem to be… stalled.

Episode 22

Adherence: the key factor in osteoarthritis

Dr. Andres Silberman, Professor of Orthopedics and Tramulatology, School of Medicine, University of Buenos Aires

Dr Andrés Silberman explains the importance of adherence in osteoarthritis by looking at the evolution of adherent and non-adherent patients. He will also explain the different ways of measuring adherence in osteoarthritis and what actions can be done to help patients become more adherent.

Episode 23

OA and Genetics: Is there a verdict?

Dr. Yusuf Erdem, Orthopedic surgeon at the Gulhane Information and Research Hospital.

To date, is little known about the genetic backgroun of OA. Today we have the opportunity to listen to our guest, Dr. Yusuf Erdem, Orthopaedic surgeon in Gulhane Training and Research Hospital. He will share with us if there is any scientific evidence that associates genes with risks of developing OA, understand what is the rol of genetics behind this disease.

Episode 24 Part 1

The invisible ways OA speaks up

Dra. Ivette Calderón, Rheumatologist and President of the Social Networking Committee of the Mexican College of Rheumatolog

OA is a progressive disease that is why early detection is so important as early identification can have a major impact on a patient’s well-being. In this episode, Dra. Calderón will emphasize on the social and economic impact of early OA detection and in the patient’s role in early diagnosis.

Episode 24 Part 2

The invisible ways OA speaks up

Dra. Ivette Calderón, Rheumatologist and President of the Social Networking Committee of the Mexican College of Rheumatolog

OA is a progressive disease that is why early detection is so important as early identification can have a major impact on a patient’s well-being. In this episode, Dra. Calderón will emphasize on the social and economic impact of early OA detection and in the patient’s role in early diagnosis.

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Episode 25 Part 1

Comorbidities after OA diagnosis

Dr. Francisco Airton, MD, PhD; Professor of Rheumatology at the Faculty of Medicine of the Federal University of Ceará, Brasil.

Quality of life is affected in patients suffering from osteoarthritis and is accompanied by different comorbidities. In this episode, Dr Francisco Airton discusses the most common comorbidities following a diagnosis of osteoarthritis, both knee and hip.
 
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