Friday, 10 Apr 2020


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08 Nov 2017 Social RT @philipcrobinson: Variation in pain and sensory sensitivity in the population. There is a log scale difference between each end of the s…
25 Sep 2015 Social Low vitamin D levels have a 41% increased risk of chronic pain according a metanalysis of 1854pts & 7850 controls
27 Dec 2017 Social Metanalysis of 4 RCTs involving 287 patients with chronic widespread pain revealed Vitamin D therapy yielded no significant changes to Pain VAS scores.
15 Sep 2016 Social 40 die daily in US from narcotics. Rx opioid overdose & abuse has an estimated economic burden 78.5 billion in USA
19 Oct 2016 Social Surgical pts w/ Sleep Apnea at higher risk of atrial fibrillation and venous thromboembolism (preliminary results)
02 Mar 2016 Social POOR SLEEP: the under-recognized cause of 1) fatigue; 2) poor memory; 3) widespread pain; 4) frequent headaches; 5) numbness & dysesthesias
05 Oct 2018 Social RCT of Low dose amitriptyline 25 mg vs benztropine 1 mg failed to show signficiant 3 and 6 mos benefit in patients with chronic low back pain. but there was significant improvement in disability at 3mos but not at 6 mos.
07 Jun 2018 Social Literature review finds 4 studies showing Mirtazpine use in fibromyalgia resulted in significant improvements in pain, sleep, and quality of life.
20 Jun 2015 Social Sleep disorders are common in children w/ ADHD and autism and treatments used for ADHD.
24 Apr 2017 Social This is Sleep Awareness Week - note the importance of sleep in health & safety. You need >7hrs/nite, more in kids
24 Sep 2017 Social RA w/ fibromyalgia (17%) unlikely to get to SDAI remission, have more pain/comorbidity, worse sleep, higher SF36 MCS
28 Nov 2017 Social Metanalysis of 4 RCTs involving 287 patients with chronic widespread pain revealed Vitamin D therapy yielded no sig…
07 Aug 2018 Social 11 yr study in Finland shows risk factors for low back pain and radicular pain to be higher in women, and with obesity, smoking, and strenuous physical work. Vibrating tools increased lumbar radicular pain risk . LBP less with walking or cycling to work.
17 Nov 2016 Social RT @philipcrobinson: The range of potential approaches to managing sleep from Carmen Gota #ACR16
04 Apr 2016 Social RT @HaniElgabalawy: Opioid Abuse in Chronic Pain — Misconceptions and Mitigation Strategies — NEJM
04 Mar 2020 Social 35,248 rheumatic patients with 16 years follow-up finds an increase in all cause mortality in fibromyalgia & widespread pain (RR 1.19-1.38), and also for RA (RR 1.52). FM deaths included accidents, diabetes, suicide and HTN disorders
24 Oct 2018 Social RT @samwhittle: This enjoyable #ACR18 #fibromyalgia session is an appropriate time for a couple of periodic reminders: 1. Pain is an outpu…
25 Feb 2019 Social Among 548 pts referred to academic pain center & treated for back pain, 42% met fibromyalgia criteria. FM+ pts were more likely to be younger, unemployed, w/ greater pain severity, more neuropathic pain, depression, anxiety & lower physical function
07 May 2017 Social 99FM pts had MRI sacroiliitis 8% & met AxSpA criteria 10%. But no control group comparison? Can AS masquerade as FM?
10 Jan 2020 Social MMWR report: In 2018, 28.0% of men and 31.6% of women aged ≥18 years had lower back pain in the past 3 months; increasing with age in women.