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Employment History

Special and Scientific Staff
Tufts Medical Center

Assistant Professor
Tufts University

Adjunct Instructor
Temple University

Affiliations

ARHP Member
Rheumatology

Education

MEd

PhD

Web References (188 Total References)


Eastern Athletic Trainers' Association

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Jeffrey Driban, PhD, ATC, CSCS Tufts Medical Center (617) 636-7449 jdriban@tuftsmedicalcenter.org


Jeffrey Driban, PhD, ...

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Jeffrey Driban, PhD, ATC, CSCS, Tufts Medical Center


HealthyWire » Blog Archive » Knee Arthritis Striking at Younger Ages, But Weight Loss May Help

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And certain sports are riskier than others, said another researcher, Dr. Jeffrey Driban, an assistant professor of rheumatology at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. He reviewed studies that looked at a link between sports participation and knee OA. He focused on 16 studies, and then honed in on 10 that looked at athletes and nonathletes.

While there were not great differences later in the amount of knee OA for former sports players and nonathletes, he did find a risk linked with the type of sport and level of participation.
Soccer players, whether elite level or not, had a greater risk of knee OA, he found. So did elite long-distance runners, competitive weight lifters and wrestlers.
The increased risk of arthritis in these participants varied from about threefold to more than sixfold compared to nonathletes, he said.
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Driban suggested that those who want to minimize the risk of knee OA later should consider sports with a lower knee injury risk, such as swimming and cycling.


"We were concerned that patients were ...

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"We were concerned that patients were taking multiple nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) ... [risking] increasing side effects like gastrointestinal distress," says Jeffrey B. Driban, PhD, assistant professor of rheumatology, Tufts Medical Center.

Driban was also concerned that patients were seeking their own ways of managing symptoms because they didn't feel prescribed medications were adequate.  In some cases, patients were taking friends' medications. Other patients stopped taking prescribed medications as soon as the first prescription ran out.
"We worried that patients were increasing risks of side effects and increasing costs by taking multiple medications," says Driban.
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Talk to your doctor more, not less."If you feel like your medication isn't working after a few days," says Driban, "rather than stopping, tell your physician and ask for [alternatives]."
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In some cases you can take a proton pump inhibitor (a prescription antacid) with an NSAID, or use a different pain reliever to reduce gastrointestinal symptoms, says Driban.
...
"We were concerned that patients were taking multiple nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) ... [risking] increasing side effects like gastrointestinal distress," says Jeffrey B. Driban, PhD, assistant professor of rheumatology, Tufts Medical Center.
Driban was also concerned that patients were seeking their own ways of managing symptoms because they didn't feel prescribed medications were adequate.  In some cases, patients were taking friends' medications. Other patients stopped taking prescribed medications as soon as the first prescription ran out.
"We worried that patients were increasing risks of side effects and increasing costs by taking multiple medications," says Driban.
...
Talk to your doctor more, not less."If you feel like your medication isn't working after a few days," says Driban, "rather than stopping, tell your physician and ask for [alternatives]."
...
In some cases you can take a proton pump inhibitor (a prescription antacid) with an NSAID, or use a different pain reliever to reduce gastrointestinal symptoms, says Driban.
...
Don't let money rule treatment.Again, ask for your doctor's help in finding a cheaper solution, says Driban.


And certain sports are riskier than ...

www.healthywire.com [cached]

And certain sports are riskier than others, said another researcher, Dr. Jeffrey Driban, an assistant professor of rheumatology at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. He reviewed studies that looked at a link between sports participation and knee OA. He focused on 16 studies, and then honed in on 10 that looked at athletes and nonathletes.

While there were not great differences later in the amount of knee OA for former sports players and nonathletes, he did find a risk linked with the type of sport and level of participation.
Soccer players, whether elite level or not, had a greater risk of knee OA, he found. So did elite long-distance runners, competitive weight lifters and wrestlers.
The increased risk of arthritis in these participants varied from about threefold to more than sixfold compared to nonathletes, he said.
...
Driban suggested that those who want to minimize the risk of knee OA later should consider sports with a lower knee injury risk, such as swimming and cycling.

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