The study objective was to define the special features of the clinical course of knee joint osteoarthrosis depending on 6-sulfatoxymelatonin urinaryexcretion profile.
Materials and methods.We surveyed 141 patients with radiological Stage II-III osteoarthrosis (OA) of the knee joints (18 female subjects). Diagnosis of OA was established on the basis of ACR criteria (1991) and EULAR (2010) recommendations. We determined the AO clinical indexes (Lequesne, WOMAC, KOOS), HAQ functional index, sleep quality and psycho-emotional state indicators. ELISA was used to assess 6-sulfatoxymelatonin urinary excretion profile.
Results. It was established that 66% of patients with OA of knee joints had a reduced 6-sulfatoxymelatonin urinary excretion compared to this of practically healthy individuals. AO patients with low 6-SMT urinary excretion profiles had higher incidence of severe insomnia and depressive disorders. Reduction in 6-SMT excretion was associated with a moderate increase in pain syndrome and deterioration of physical functions by Lequesne, WOMAC, KOOS, and HAQ indexes.
Conclusion.The reducedmelatonin production in ОА patients is a factor of more severe clinical course of the disease due to deterioration of the psycho-emotional state, the development of pain syndrome, and functional disorders.
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