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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

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An estimated 10% to 20% of women experience major depression during pregnancy. Opioids could double that trouble.

Good physical and social functioning may help avert insomnia in older people with musculoskeletal pain.

Best practices make a strong case against prescribing benzodiazepines for chronic pain patients taking opioids. But are we following best practices?

Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy affects nearly half of adult cancer patients; a new review finds that there is currently no way to predict who will be affected.

Psychiatrists should be playing a key role in end-of-life decisions as well as, not coincidentally, in pain management.

While demonstrating his retro dance moves, a 31-year-old injures his knee doing “the Twist.” Now he can barely walk. Would you order an x-ray?

An occult fracture in the knee is most often a nondisplaced lateral tibial plateau fracture.

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