Monday, 16 Dec 2019

Fibromyalgia/Pain

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12 Nov 2019 Social RT @EBRheum: #ACR19 Year in Review: Dr. Manzi Re: Medical Cannabis - "Bottom line is that it's here and our patients are ordering it off…
12 Nov 2019 Social RT @synovialjoints: Quote of the day from David Borenstein at #ACR19 “Low back and neck pain are second only to the cold the most common af…
12 Nov 2019 Social RT @_connectedcare: How the immersive, perception changing VR seems to change pain experience #ACR19 @rheumnow 5T027 https://t.co/3VBFSxrb…
11 Nov 2019 Social RT @MaeveGamble: Abstr#1759: 64 pts randomized to either MTX 10mg or PBO. Evolution of pain b/w 2 groups no different. Function no differen…
11 Nov 2019 ACR Video Fibromyalgia Treatments: Dr. Philip Robinson
10 Nov 2019 Social RT @philipcrobinson: One thing that Dan Clauw pointed out in his #fibromyalgia talk was that legalising cannabis in a state leads to dramat…
30 Oct 2019 Social Study of 114 Fibromyalgia pts finds reduced intraepidermal nerve fiber density - 63% in FM; but only 10-18%, of controls (p < 0.001). Such pts had more abnl EMG, higher pain intensity, paraesthesias. Small fiber neuropathy in FM - is it real? https://t.co/KmlFEdpWoW
10 Sep 2019 Social Opioid related deaths in the USA are more than 400,000. Australia has a similar opioid crisis with opioid-related deaths jumped from 439 (2006) to 1,119 in 2016 — a rise of 2.2 to 4.7 deaths per 100,000 people. https://t.co/98wUpJWPKZ
08 Aug 2019 Social Patients w/ pain, fatigue & myalgias should be #FM; but rarely could be Macrophagic myofasciitis -- rare myopathy manifest as "algias", weakness, fatigue, fever, & muscle tenderness. Dx by biopsy of vaccinated muscle showing PAS+ macrophages w/ aluminum https://t.co/9Ll4pE3wXJ
24 Jul 2019 Social FDA approves generic pregabalin (Lyrica) - for the management of fibromyalgia, neuropathic pain in diabetic neuropathy, and for postherpetic neuralgia or partial onset seizures & neuropathic pain associated with spinal cord injury. https://t.co/Jg5q7LLjT2
17 Jul 2019 News A Potential Biomarker for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Patients
11 Jul 2019 News NIH Conference Review of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
08 Jul 2019 Social Survey of 1000 customers of two adult-use cannabis retail stores in Colorado shows that 65% of adults use cannabis to relieve pain & 74% use it to promote sleep. Over 80% said that cannabis was very or extremely helpful for pain or sleep. https://t.co/euDm7yq7Rc
25 Jun 2019 News Study Looks at Opioid Use After Knee Surgery
19 Jun 2019 Social A survey of 900 Danish rheumatic dz pts shows that 1 in 10 with pain have considered suicide in the last 4 weeks and that this was strongly influenced by poor quality sleep. #EULAR2019 OP0347 https://t.co/hfIWXEC4Xo
30 May 2019 Social 184 juvenile Fibromyalga pts randomized to PBO or duloxetine (30-->60mg/d) for 13wks. Those on duloxetine failed the primary endpoint - mean 24 hr change in Brief Pain Inventory (BPI), but more Cymbalt pts had 30% nd 50% BPI reductions https://t.co/EuyCRqKzN7
28 May 2019 Social Lyrica is FDA approved for FM, Neuopathy & adjunctive Rx for partial-onset seizures; but recently failed to meet primary endpoint in a phase III RCT to prevent primary gen tonic-clonic seizures.- but is continuing to develop it for pediatric epilepsy. https://t.co/T9T0Kv1wkP
14 May 2019 Social overall prevalence of low back pain among US workers is 26.4%, with 5.6% having severe LBP, according to May 14th Annals of Internal Medicine. https://t.co/5sfYFQWHyh
09 May 2019 News Gabapentinoid Drugs Overuse and Misuse
09 May 2019 Social 23 pts with Fibromyalgia were compared to non-diabetic Framingham and NHANES cohorts and shown to have significantly higher Hgb-A1c levels; suggesting insulin resistence in FM. 16 pts were given metformin and 50% had complete pain resolution (=0) https://t.co/OsbGFhcaCd