Alternate Criteria for Fibromyalgia Diagnosis Shown Better, Easier
An alternative to 2011 ACR criteria for fibromyalgia (FM) diagnosis with more specifics about symptoms and pain proves better -- and easier -- for spotting FM in everyday clinical practice.
Hydrocodone Restrictions: What Will Happen and What You Can Do
In 2014 hydrocodone-containing medications will likely be upgraded to Schedule II, making them a challenge to prescribe. What can you do for patients who truly depend on them for pain relief?
Cheery News: Fibrofog Does Not Equal Creeping Dementia
ACR2013: Cognitive problems among fibromyalgia patients do not worsen over time or lead to anything resembling Alzheimer disease, a new study shows.
PsA Risk Found for Ustekinumab; Psoriasis Linked to Kidney Disease
Small case study reveals psoriatic arthritis risk with ustekinumab use for psoriasis. Also: Regulators toughen up on painkiller labeling, but is it enough?
About Pain: 10 Things You Should Know
Chronic pain affects more Americans than diabetes mellitus, heart disease, and cancer combined. Here are some facts and figures about pain for you to consider.
Milnacipran Improves Fibromyalgia In the LongTerm
Most fibromyalgia patients randomized to continuing milnacipran (Savella) at the end of a clinical trial never noticed an increase in pain. Patients in the placebo group had quite a different experience.
Obese Woman With Fibromyalgia and Worsening Back Pain
This back pain doesn't feel anything like the usual fibromyalgia attack. Neither the chiropractor nor oxycodone helped. Now she's constipated. What diagnosis do you suspect?
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