Responding to concerns about the risks of NSAIDs, opiates, and acetaminophens in pregnancy, the Food and Drug Administration has said why new cautions aren't yet in order. In case patients ask, here are the details in brief.
Fibromyalgia Patients Neglect Medical Treatment
Rates of prescription filling and treatment adherence are very low in patients with new diagnoses.
Fibromyalgia and GERD Link Works Both Ways
The conditions often coexist, and a bidirectional association is suggested.
Does Fibromyalgia Mask Spondyloarthritis?
With clinical overlap, study findings suggest vigilance and an active search for underlying inflammatory disorders.
Moderate to Severe Chronic Pain May Signal Early Death
The severity of long-term chronic pain that impedes daily life seems to be associated with higher mortality, researchers report.
Best Practices in Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain
Prescribing opioids for chronic pain may be associated with some short-term efficacy, but there may be other alternatives physicians should consider.
Pain as the Sixth Vital Sign
Doctors, remember that pain is subjective and may not fall easily into a grading system, writes Dr. Irina Litvin, a rheumatology fellow at SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn, N.Y.
5 Things I Learned at EULAR
A rheumatologist picks 5 studies he found particularly noteworthy at EULAR and gets right to the point about their potential clinical implications.
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