Friday, 10 Apr 2020


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26 Dec 2017 Social TWO simple tests to diagnose #Fibromyalgia in primary care: 1) for tenderness to digital pressure at 10 body sites; 2) single question, “I have a persistent deepaching over most of my body” (0–10)
14 May 2018 Social Metanalysis 22 studies, 2608 pts shows psychological interventions (eg, CBT) yields statistically significant improvent in pain, depression, catastrophizing beliefs, self-efficacy & physical function; best when delivered in groups.
07 Mar 2019 Social A study of 2,369 patients with fibromyalgia showed the mean time from initial complaint to diagnosis was 6.42 years. Comorbidity, younger patient, and older physician age were associated with longer time to diagnosis.
14 May 2017 Social NFA reports prevalence of FM 10 million in US & 3-6% worldwide. Often affects families, siblings, mothers & children
08 Jun 2015 Social RT @Drugscom: Poor Sleep? Eating Less at Night May Make Next Day Easier -
18 Sep 2017 Social Lady Gaga has #Fibromyalgia. She intends to shine the light on FM in a Netflix documentary "Lady Gaga:Five Foot Two"
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…
18 Oct 2016 Social Pregabalin/Lyrica shown to be effective in treating abdominal pain associated with irritable bowel syndrome.
21 Oct 2015 Social JAMA study shows acute Low Back Pain responds well to naproxen, no better when adding oxycodone or flexeril.
05 Oct 2018 Social Gabapentin (GABA) is 10th most Prescribed drug in USA; 22% of opioid abusers abuse GABA (also high in EU); off label use is pervasive; GABA assoc w/ overdose deaths in Tenn (4%), (15%), NC (20%), KY (41%). Should it be Schedule V
02 Mar 2016 Social Lengthened Cutaneous Silent Period in Fibromyalgia Suggesting Central Sensitization as a Pathogenesis
06 Dec 2018 Social An interesting read in JAMA - how a patient developed his own "tool kit" to manage fibromyalgia - cannibis, exercise, diet, massage, PT, CBT. A story of serendipity, inadequate insurance coverage & woefulness of current pain management
21 Apr 2017 Social FDA warns of dangers of using tramadol and opiates in children <12 yrs and breast feeding mothers.
30 Apr 2015 Social CDC report shows that Opoid use decreases with increasing income 
20 May 2016 Social RT @NYTHealth: After years of relentless growth, opioid prescriptions in the U.S. are finally falling…
25 Jul 2017 Social RT @DrPetryna: UK Biobank data: pts w/chronic widespread pain at higher risk of mortality. Mainly cancer, CV and resp dx…
24 Feb 2020 Social FDA has approved IV meloxicam injection (called Anjeso, from Baudax Bio) for the treatment of moderate to severe pain in adults. Based on two phase 3 efficacy trials and one phase 3 safety study.
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
02 Jul 2015 Social The Obfuscation of Fibromyalgia; now called ME/CFS or SEID? Are we giving too many names to same disease?
09 Aug 2016 Social Origins of "hip pain" 1 Buttock pain (70% from LS spine); 2. Side/trochanteric pain (20% from FM, Bursitis); 3. Anterior/groin (true hip Jt)