Osteoarthritis (OA) is among the main and fastest-growing causes of disability worldwide with more than 80% of OA patients suffering from other conditions including metabolic disorders such as diabetes and hypertension. Nevertheless, the recommended management of OA is not designed to take into account multimorbidity, with potentially negative repercussions on prevention and care.
My aim is to determine the influence of metabolic disorders on the initiation, progression and management of osteoarthritis (OA) in peripheral joints. To achieve this, I have established two large datasets created by merging data from multiple Swedish healthcare registers providing information on diagnosis, drug dispensation, exercise and surgical procedures for OA, and laboratory analyses of blood samples. These datasets are the world's most wide-ranging resources to study OA and metabolic conditions and give us the possibility to track the influence of MetS at different stages of joint disease and to achieve a comprehensive insight into the interplay of these highly prevalent and disabling disorders.
Gällande start-/slutdatum2023/01/012027/01/01

FN:s Globala mål

År 2015 godkände FN:s medlemsstater 17 Globala mål för en hållbar utveckling, utrota fattigdomen, skydda planeten och garantera välstånd för alla. Projektet relaterar till följande Globala mål:

  • SDG 3 – God hälsa och välbefinnande