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A phase 3 study presented at PAINWeek 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada, showed the benefits of using an electronic tracking system.
Whether it’s drugs or procedures, there are different strategies for managing chronic pain. However, when psychological symptoms come into play, treatment may need to take an alternative course.
In a perfect world, the pain data provided by diagnostic tests would match up with how a patient is actually feeling. However, the association is probably not as strong as doctors would like.
Nicolaas Deutz, MD, PhD, and Peter A. McCullough, MD, consider the signs and symptoms of malnutrition, including heart failure.
Peter A. McCullough, MD, and Nicolaas Deutz, MD, PhD, describe recognizing malnutrition through laboratory tests, screening, and macronutrient deficiencies.
Nicolaas Deutz, MD, PhD, and Peter A. McCullough, MD, outline the impact of sarcopenia on activities of daily living, and the impact on lean body mass and physical strength.
Ixekizumab patients, who all started with an introductory 160-mg dose, were all more likely than placebo patients to achieve the primary endpoint of the study: a 20% reduction in disease burden as measured by American College of Rheumatology criteria (an ACR20 response) by week 24.
Nicolaas Deutz, MD, PhD, and Peter A. McCullough, MD, discuss the prevalence of risk of malnutrition and sarcopenia among the elderly, and the common comorbidities seen in the patient populations.

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