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When Superbugs Become a Problem in Hospital Practice
There are more and more challenges facing patients and doctors in hospital settings as "superbugs," or those conditions which are resistant to medications and antibiotics become a greater problem.
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.
Researchers from the UK say they have developed a blood test that can detect osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis long before painful symptoms become noticeable.
Peter A. McCullough, MD, and Nicolaas Deutz, MD, PhD, describe the clinical evidence of treating malnutrition orally, including evidence of reducing mortality and improving patient outcomes.
The MD Magazine editors rounded up the 10 best stories from October – did you read them all?
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.
Peter A. McCullough, MD, and Nicolaas Deutz, MD, PhD, discuss the role of exercise in the management of sarcopenia.

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