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Evolving understanding of the biology of pain and its application to patient care

Daniel Clauw and Anthony Jones

  1. The therapeutic response to a drug treatment is a mixture of direct pharmacological action and placebo effect. Therefore, harnessing the positive aspects of the placebo effect and reducing the negative ones co...

    Authors: Alison Watson, Andrea Power, Christopher Brown, Wael El-Deredy and Anthony Jones
    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2012 14:206
  2. Musculoskeletal pain is common across all populations and costly in terms of impact on the individual and, more generally, on society. In most health-care systems, the first person to see the patient with a mu...

    Authors: Nadine E Foster, Jan Hartvigsen and Peter R Croft
    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2012 14:205
  3. Pain is a key component of most rheumatologic diseases. In fibromyalgia, the importance of central nervous system pain mechanisms (for example, loss of descending analgesic activity and central sensitization) ...

    Authors: Yvonne C Lee, Nicholas J Nassikas and Daniel J Clauw
    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2011 13:211