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Researcher: Eathakkattu Antony, BS (Dr Benny Eathakkattu Antony)

Fields of Research

Rheumatology and arthritis
Health economics
Epidemiology
Traditional, complementary and integrative medicine
General practice
Neurology and neuromuscular diseases
Cardiology (incl. cardiovascular diseases)
Major global burdens of disease

Research Objectives

Clinical health
Diagnosis of human diseases and conditions
Treatment of human diseases and conditions
Prevention of human diseases and conditions
Evaluation of health outcomes
Efficacy of medications
Ageing and older people
Overweight and obesity

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A longitudinal study of the association between infrapatellar fat pad maximal area and changes in knee symptoms and structure in older adults; ARD Online
A systematic review of cost-effectiveness analyses of continuous versus intermittent renal replacement therapy in acute kidney injury; Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
Association between childhood overweight measures and adulthood knee pain, stiffness and dysfunction: a 25-year cohort study; ARD Online
Association between diet quality in adolescence and adulthood and knee symptoms in adulthood: a 25-year cohort study; The British Journal of Nutrition
Association between knee symptoms, change in knee symptoms over 6–9 years, and SF-6D health state utility among middle-aged Australians
Association between knee symptoms, change in knee symptoms over 6–9 years, and SF-6D health state utility among middle-aged Australians; Quality of Life Research
Association between MRI-detected osteophytes and changes in knee structures and pain in older adults: a cohort study; Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
Association of adiposity measures in childhood and adulthood with knee cartilage thickness, volume and bone area in young adults; International Journal of Obesity
Association of baseline knee bone size, cartilage volume, and body mass index with knee cartilage loss over time: a longitudinal study in younger or middle-aged adults; Journal of Rheumatology
Association of body composition and hormonal and inflammatory factors with tibial cartilage volume and sex difference in cartilage volume in young adults; Arthritis Care & Research
Association of body composition, physical activity and physical performance with knee cartilage thickness and bone area in young adults; Rheumatology
Association of childhood adiposity measures with adulthood knee cartilage defects and bone marrow lesions: a 25-year cohort study; Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
Association of glucose homeostasis and metabolic syndrome with knee cartilage defects and cartilage volume in young adults; Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
Association of patellar bone marrow lesions with knee pain, patellar cartilage defect and patellar cartilage volume loss in older adults: a cohort study; Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
Association of physical activity and physical performance with tibial cartilage volume and bone area in young adults; Arthritis Research & Therapy
Associations between endogenous sex hormones and MRI structural changes in patients with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis; Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
Associations between knee effusion-synovitis and joint structural changes in patients with knee osteoarthritis; Journal of Rheumatology
Associations between MRI-detected early osteophytes and knee structure in older adults: a population-based cohort study; Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
Associations between proximal tibiofibular joint (PTFJ) types and knee osteoarthritic changes in older adults; Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
Associations of breastfeeding, maternal smoking, and birth weight with bone density and microarchitecture in young adulthood: a 25-year birth-cohort study; Journal of Bone and Mineral Research
Body fat is associated with increased and lean mass with decreased knee cartilage loss in older adults: a prospective cohort study; International Journal of Obesity
Body fat predicts an increase and limb muscle strength predicts a decrease in leptin in older adults over 2.6 years; Clinical Endocrinology
Childhood physical performance measures predict adulthood knee cartilage volume and bone area: A 25-year cohort study; Arthritis Care & Research
Correlates of knee bone marrow lesions in younger adults; Arthritis Research & Therapy
Cross-sectional and longitudinal associations between circulating leptin and knee cartilage thickness in older adults; Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases: The Euler Journal
Cross-sectional and longitudinal associations between knee joint effusion synovitis and knee pain in older adults; Journal of Rheumatology
Cross-sectional and longitudinal associations between serum inflammatory cytokines and knee bone marrow lesions in patients with knee osteoarthritis; Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
Cross-sectional and longitudinal associations between serum levels of high-sensitivity C-reactive protein, knee bone marrow lesions, and knee pain in patients with knee osteoarthritis; Arthritis Care & Research
Cross-sectional and longitudinal associations between systemic, subchondral bone mineral density and knee cartilage thickness in older adults with or without radiographic osteoarthritis; Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases: The Euler Journal
Depression in patients with knee osteoarthritis: risk factors and associations with joint symptoms; BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
Do early life factors affect the development of knee osteoarthritis in later life: a narrative review; Arthritis Research & Therapy
Effect of intravenous zoledronic acid on tibiofemoral cartilage volume among patients with knee osteoarthritis with bone marrow lesions: a randomized clinical trial; JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association
Effect of vitamin D supplementation on depressive symptoms in patients with knee osteoarthritis; Journal of The American Medical Directors Association
Effect of vitamin D supplementation on tibial cartilage volume and knee pain among patients with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis: a randomized clinical trial; Journal of The American Medical Association
Effectiveness of Curcuma longa extract for the treatment of symptoms and effusion-synovitis of knee osteoarthritis : a randomized trial; Annals of Internal Medicine
Effects of vitamin D supplementation on disabling foot pain in patients with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis; Arthritis Care & Research
Efficacy and safety of hydroxychloroquine in osteoarthritis: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials; The Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
Efficacy and safety of tocilizumab in treatment of Takayasu arteritis: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials; Modern Rheumatology
Efficacy and safety of turmeric extracts for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials; Current Rheumatology Reports
Hypointense signals in the infrapatellar fat pad assessed by magnetic resonance imaging are associated with knee symptoms and structure in older adults: a cohort study; Arthritis Research & Therapy
Imaging and biochemical markers for osteoarthritis; Diagnostics
Infra Patellar Fat Pad Signal Intensity Alterations and Effusion-Synovitis Predict Knee Pain, Cartilage Volume Loss and Total Knee Replacement over 10.7 Years in Older Adults
Infrapatellar fat pad in the knee: Is local fat good or bad for knee osteoarthritis?; Arthritis Research & Therapy
KARAOKE: krill oil versus placebo in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis: protocol for a randomised controlled trial; Trials
Karaoke: Krill oil versus placebo in the treatment of knee osteoathritis: protocol for a randomised controlled trial; Trials
Knee effusion-synovitis volume measurement and effects of vitamin D supplementation in patients with knee osteoarthritis; Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
Long-term effects of vitamin d supplementation and maintaining vitamin d sufficiency on knee osteoarthritis over 5 years
Longitudinal associations between adiposity and change in knee pain: Tasmanian older adult cohort study; Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
Magnetic resonance imaging markers as predictors for total knee replacement over 10.7 years in older adults
Maintaining vitamin D sufficiency is associated with improved structural and symptomatic outcomes in knee osteoarthritis; American Journal of Medicine
Mass effect and signal intensity alteration in the suprapatellar fat pad: associations with knee symptoms and structure; Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and clinical outcomes in patients with COVID-19: A comprehensive systematic review and meta-analysis; Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
Patellofemoral bone marrow lesions: natural history and associations with pain and structure; Arthritis Care & Research
Popliteal cysts and subgastrocnemius bursitis are associated with knee symptoms and structural abnormalities in older adults: a cross-sectional study; Arthritis Research and Therapy
Response to ‘Infrapatellar fat pad maximal area and changes in knee symptoms: genderrelated difference or gender difference in reporting?’ by Bai et al; Annals of The Rheumatic Diseases: The Eular Journal
Response to: ‘The role of infrapatellar fat pad resection in total knee arthroplasty’ by White et al; Annals of The Rheumatic Diseases
Serum Levels of Interleukin-17 and Adiponectin Are Associated with Infrapatellar Fat Pad Volume and Signal Intensity Alternation in Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis; Arthritis Research & Therapy
Signal intensity alteration in the infrapatellar fat pad at baseline for the prediction of knee symptoms and structure in older adults: a cohort study; ARD Online
The association between first fractures sustained during childhood and adulthood and bone measures in young adulthood; Journal of Pediatrics
The cross-sectional and longitudinal associations of dietary patterns with knee symptoms and MRI detected structure in patients with knee osteoarthritis; Osteoarthritis and Cartilage: Journal of The Osteoarthritis Research Society International
The interactions between MRI-detected osteophytes and bone marrow lesions or effusion-synovitis on knee symptom progression: an exploratory study; Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
The relationship between meniscal pathology and osteoarthritis depends on the type of meniscal damage visible on magnetic resonance images: data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative; Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
Thiazolidinedione use is associated with reduced risk of Parkinson's disease in patients with diabetes: a meta-analysis of real-world evidence; Neurological Sciences
Vitamin B12 supplementation improves heart rate variability in healthy elderly Indian subjects; Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic and Clinical
Vitamin D and osteoarthritis: disparity between observational studies and clinical trials; International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
Vitamin D deficiency in joint pain: Effects of vitamin D supplementation; Nutritional Modulators of Pain in the Aging Population
Vitamin D supplementation and inflammatory and metabolic biomarkers in patients with knee osteoarthritis: post hoc analysis of a randomised controlled trial; British Journal of Nutrition

Research Projects

A randomised comparative effectiveness clinical trial of yoga for knee osteoarthritis; Rebecca L Cooper Medical Research Foundation (RLCMRF)
Associations of physical activity, physical performance measures and obesity in childhood with knee cartilage thickness in adults after 25 years; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Childhood and adulthood determinants knee cartilage health assessed using biomarkers; Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation (RHHRF)
Does vitamin D supplementation have a long-term effect on symptoms of knee osteoarthritis: a 5 years follow up; Tasmanian Community Fund (TasCF)
Does vitamin D supplementation have long-term effect on inflammatory makers in knee osteoarthritis patients.; Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation (RHHRF)
Emerging Researchers in Ageing (ERA) 2013 Exchange Program; ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR)
Subchondral bone and synovial pathology in knee osteoarthritis and back pain: can interventions can these reduce symptoms and slow disease progression?; National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
The effect of krill oil on cartilage composition; Menzies Institute for Medical Research (MIMR)
The effect of krill oil on cartilage composition of knee osteoarthritis patients; Tasmanian Community Fund (TasCF)
Vitamin D Effects on Osteoarthritis: A Randomised Control Trial; Arthritis Australia (AFA)
A randomised trial of Curcuma longa (turmeric) for osteoarthritis of the knee
Farrell Family Senior Research Fellow

Research Candidate Supervision