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An article in The New York Times' Well blog examines Chronic Lyme disease, also known as Post-Treatment Lyme disease Syndrome (PTLDS). Ten to 15 percent of Lyme disease patients report symptoms of PTLDS. Patients are forced to seek treatment from doctors willing to prescribe long-term antibiotics, even...
Chris Longhurst, MD, Associate Professor at Stanford Medical School, describes a patient case in which data-drive healthcare was extremely useful. For unique cases, there is often little in the literature to direct doctors in choosing a course of treatment. He explains how it is critical to analyze...
Because rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is less common in men than women, a new study in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases investigates the role of sex hormones in the disease pathogenesis. Blood samples were analyzed from RA patients and controls. "In conditional logistic regression models, adjusted for...