Though different sets of treatment recommendations for knee osteoarthritis send conflicting messages to practicing physicians, James W. Atchison, DO, pointed out that the guidelines focus solely on the knee, while pain management specialists focus on the whole person.
Human subjects protections policies do not provide regulatory coverage for all clinical trials, while up to about a quarter of trials are considered overlap trials, according to a research letter published in the March 5 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Health care professionals should currently discourage rheumatology patients from using herbal cannabis as a therapy, according to a review published online March 3 in Arthritis Care & Research.
Although fibromyalgia lacks an effective standardized treatment, one part of the problem is the condition’s diverse constellation of symptoms that include chronic widespread pain, fatigue, and even depression.
The top U.S. internal medicine residency programs have been ranked by physicians and include Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, and the University of California in San Francisco, according to an article published by U.S. News & World Report.
Study results derived from animal immune system models of rheumatoid arthritis show that deactivating the B-lymphocyte protein PTP1B allows the B-cell to become more responsive.
Women are still underrepresented in medical science and research, and sex differences are often ignored, according to a report published March 3 by the Brigham and Women's Hospital.
There will be no more delays to the Oct. 1, 2014, deadline for implementation of the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, according to an article published Feb. 27 in Medical Economics.
New evidence-based consensus recommendations provide guidance for practitioners on non-surgical treatment options that are appropriate or inappropriate for knee osteoarthritis patients.
There is a significant association between low vitamin D status and markers of inflammation (including the ratio of interleukin-6 to interleukin-10) in elderly adults, according to a study published online Feb. 25 in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.