Friday, 10 Apr 2020


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26 Sep 2018 Social BMS - Burning Mouth Syndrome - a variant of chronic pain. Affects 4% in Sweden, mostly middle-aged & elderly women. Pts present with severe burning or stinging, usually the tongue, dysgeusia, xerostomia and skin disorders.
20 May 2015 Social Compounded Pain Creams have become popular - but are they legitamite, ethical and safe? They sure are expensive!!!
26 Jun 2016 Social Do Not Do CPK & Thyroid testing with suspected Fibromyalgia; study of 373 pts - none had high CPK & TSH not helpful
06 Jun 2018 Social RT @ThomasKlineMD: Not treating pain has become a national priority. #opioidcrisis #opioid
05 Nov 2017 Social RT @philipcrobinson: So using the simple screening form 23% of patients with rheumatic disease have fibromyalgia #ACR17 @RheumNow #160 http…
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.
02 Dec 2015 Social Metanalysis of Sleep apnea Rx CPAP and oral mandibular devices equally effective at lowering BP.
23 Feb 2017 Social RT @HaniElgabalawy: Top 10 research priorities for #Fibromyalgia ID'd by Priority Setting Partnership Thanks @LindAlliance & partners https…
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…
19 Mar 2016 Social RT @NYTHealth: The C.D.C.'s opioid guidelines are likely to have sweeping effects on the practice of medicine
30 Apr 2017 Social RT @DrRachelTate: Meditation, guided imagery, moving meditation - all change the way the brain processes pain. Dr. Chiaramonte @RheumNow #…
17 Jun 2018 Social RT @Janetbirdope: Take home ideas from #EULAR2018 Saturday Pain may be centrally mediated via TNF as well as depression which could explain…
05 Sep 2017 Social Complex regional pain(CRPS or RSD)= Disproportionate pain w/ sensory, vasomotor, edema/swelling or trophic changes
14 Mar 2019 Social Study from American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons' annual meeting in Las Vegas shows that 1 in 3 US kids (ages 10 -18 yrs) have back pain - from a survey of 3,700 kids. Risk increases w/ age, weight, playing competitive sports.
03 Jan 2017 Social CDC Gr Rounds on Chr Fatige Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis(ME/CFS) fails to recognize Fibromyalgia as same Dz
08 Nov 2017 Social RT @philipcrobinson: CNS amplification of the pain response #ACR17 @RheumNow
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.
03 Feb 2016 Social USA in midst of painkiller overdose epidemic w/ 44 overdose deaths daily. Higher risk when higher opioid doses used
19 Jan 2018 Social While 89% of Canadian rheumatologists agreed with Fibromyalgia guideline recommendations (education, exercise, antidepressants. nonnarcotic analgesics, etc), less than half (9% to 47%), believe these are actually effective.
13 May 2015 Social RT @NatRevRheumatol: Interesting discussion on how #arthritis affects musicians!