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Alemtuzumab Effective in Difficult-to-Treat Behçet disease
A long-term study of alemtuzumab for treatment of Behçet disease (BD) yields promising evidence that the monoclonal antibody can successfully treat refractory and relapsing courses of the disease.
Three recent studies – in three very different publications – add to a growing cache of evidence showing that music can have significant benefits for patients with pain.
Yoga has shown to improve heart health and benefit patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Even those with breast cancer have gotten in on the action. A new study in Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine provides evidence that yoga offers progressive beneficial anti-stress benefits to members of a prison population.
A recent review in Chronic Wound Care Management and Research suggests that wound pruritus is not well understood and is often poorly treated, despite nearly a century of clinical investigation. Irritations of the skin can be as distressing for patients as pain, the authors noted; yet, there is no established treatment protocol for wound pruritus.
Mobility is great. Hypermobility? Less great. In the joints, hypermobility leads to musculoskeletal pain – and often times, lots of it. A recent review in the Journal of Pain Research outlined several of the challenges in treating generalized joint hypermobility (GJH) and found many difficult questions and few easy answers.
Recent study results suggest Internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy (ICBT) could be useful for adolescents with anxiety disorders along with standard treatment delivered in child and adolescent psychiatric clinics.
Researchers have found that infants as young as 6 months old reveal atypical sensorimotor development that can be associated with autism spectrum disorder at 24 months.

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