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Thumbs Down on Arthroscopic Knee Surgery

A systemic review and meta-analysis found no significant benefit to arthroscopic knee surgery. An editorialist asks, “In light of this evidence, why is arthroscopy still so common?

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A rheumatologist picks 5 studies he found particularly noteworthy at EULAR and gets right to the point about their potential clinical implications.

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Difficult diagnosis, overlap with other conditions, lack of objective signs, the absence of proven treatment. . . these reviews of chronic fatigue syndrome filter and summarize the most rigorous evidence available.

The "Green Berets" of the brain, microglia cells, become hyperactive in fibromyalgia and are key to causing symptoms, said a psychologist and neuroscientist. Finding ways to control them is the key to future treatments, he feels.

Your new patient hopes you'll be the one find the magic solution for longstanding chronic pain. By its nature, this quest may have become counter-productive. What can you do to help?

New reviews discuss the neurobiology of fibromyalgia, assessing the best treatment options, both pharmaceutical and behavioral.

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