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Fibromyalgia

Diagnosing systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) can take 2-3 years, because most symptoms are both common and nonspecific. Here are clues to quick, accurate detection.

The tumor necrosis factor α antagonist infliximab has been used for treating patients with uveitis resistant to corticosteroids.

Ten percent of patients who have fibromyalgia syndrome use marijuana for medicinal relief from FMS symptoms (eg, widespread pain, fatigue, and insomnia), according to research findings.

The shared clinical features of psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) that have the greatest discriminating power are the number of FMS-associated symptoms and tender point count.

Fibromyalgia syndrome patients with pregabalin in a polysomnography study had significantly better sleep and less pain.

The original antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) classification criteria (the Sapporo criteria), published in 1999, helped galvanize research in this disorder.1 New clinical, laboratory, and experimental insights gained since then were addressed at the Eleventh International Congress on Antiphospholipid Antibodies in Sydney, Australia, in 2006.

Severe obesity in patients with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is associated with higher levels of FMS symptoms and lower levels of quality of life, according to researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

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