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RA Remission: The Missing Element

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?

Also on this topic:  Big Flaw in RA Treatment Success Record: Remaining Pain

Pain

Deaths from opioid overdoses routinely claim headlines but nearly as many fatalities are caused each year by nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Who's tracking trouble under the radar?

Chronic pain and psychological interventions, complex regional pain syndrome, spinal fractures and low back pain, acute gouty arthritis, Chiari I malformation, Dengue fever, erythema nodosum—a look at pain in its many shapes, sizes, and locations.

The results of several recent studies on both drug classes may come as a surprise. Will they change the way you prescribe either or both for pain?

Polycystic ovary syndrome, “dermatoses of pregnancy,” systemic sclerosis, subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus, gallbladder agenesis, sarcoidosis—a close look at medical problems seen frequently in women.

The FDA has approved an abuse-resistant version of oxycodone, Targiniq ER.

The answer to this question has long been considered to be, "yes" and for what seem to be logical reasons related to the nature of chronic pain. But, where's the science to support the belief?

Necrobiosis

Put yourself to the test: This week’s quiz questions you about skin disease, diabetes, sarcoidosis, atrial flutter, and pain medications.

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