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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.
While a common method used to treat low back pain may provide immediate relief, its effects do not extend for a substantial period of time, a new analysis has found.
A new study in Nutrition Journal shows that patients suffering from systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) demonstrated significant improvement by taking fish oil supplements.
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.
Study results suggest that longer exposure to methotrexate and other disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs within the first year of diagnosis is associated with a significantly longer time to joint replacement surgery.
Not only have researchers from Mount Sinai Hospital discovered that common antidepressants can help treat neuropathy, but they also identified the gene associated with pain and depression.
Dr. Ted Fields discusses the clinical characteristics of pegloticase and explains why it may be the best option for some patients with gout.

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