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A study designed to assess the usefulness of different criteria for monitoring status in RA unearthed the discovery that only one patient in ten appears to reach stable remission. How can this be true? It also identified the one factor that contributed most to this disappointing record.

See Do Remission Criteria Fail RA Patients By Ignoring Pain?

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Pain

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

Migraine headaches increase significantly after persons relax and then experience heightened stress, according to the results of a new study.

Complex regional pain syndrome

Pain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease, and cancer combined. It may be a part of a disease, or it may be the disease itself. Here, test your knowledge of this troubling diagnostic challenge.

When most people think of serious illnesses, they generally have in mind those that can destroy the body, such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes.

(AAOS 2014) A prospective registry study in the UK shows that for patients with all but the most severe knee OA, the most important gains from knee replacement surgery will be in pain rather than in physical function.

(AAOS2014) A study of Cigna claims documents unmistakeably what happens to patients after lumbar fusion for degenerative conditions: Continued pain.

(AUDIO) What are immune-like cells doing in the central nervous system? Sending false signals when their controls go awry, as current research implies. Here the lead author of a recent review offers glimpses of a brighter future for relief of chronic pain syndromes.

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