In many hospitals there is a consistent effort to monitor how patients are responding to various treatments. This can be done at different increments which can determine in some cases how effective treatments are against pathogens which can affect a patients' health.
A single-center cross-sectional study has found elevated rates of fibromyalgia in patients with various forms of arthritis, including psoriatic arthritis. It joins previous studies that observed that the two painful conditions sometimes coincide.
A review of studies concludes that switching psoriatic arthritis patients who have stopped responding to one tumor necrosis factor inhibitor (TNFi) to another will likely reduce their symptoms, but the effectiveness of each new medication will likely be less than each former medication.
Many patients with a variety of chronic pain conditions think negatively about how it will affect their sleep – which ends up leading to worse sleep outcomes. A study from the University of Warwick in England shows just how powerful these negative thoughts are.
Swiss researchers have reported positive early returns from a treatment that involves growing knee cartilage from extracted nasal cartilage. Whether patients will be doing yoga anytime soon remains to be seen.