Wednesday, 19 Feb 2020


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28 Dec 2018 Social To order ANA test in FM or "pain AllOver" pts is wrong; to order more subserologies(dsDNA,RNP,Sm) should be criminal
18 Dec 2018 Social Clinical pain severity & disability in OA is higher amongst African Americans vs Whites. Metanalysis of 61 articles shows higher pain severity in AA using the WOMAC (0.57; 95%CI: 0.54, 0.61) & non-WOMAC studies (0.35; 95%CI: 0.23, 0.47). Journal of Pain.
17 Dec 2018 News Cryotherapy Never FDA Approved
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
03 Dec 2018 Social Depression worsens back pain; increases healthcare costs. Medicare claims study 73,000 found 6,739 with back pain & 20% of these (1310) had depression. Annual healthcare costs substantially higher in LBP pts w/ depression ($13,153 vs $7,477, P < 0.001).
28 Nov 2018 News Post-Approval Exploratory Trials with Pregabalin Often Fail
09 Nov 2018 News Intensive Patient Education Does Not Improve Low Back Pain Care
07 Nov 2018 News Guidelines for Patellofemoral Pain
30 Oct 2018 Slide of the day Common Causes of Nonarticular Pain
26 Oct 2018 Social RT @DanielHSolomon: Persistent Opioid Use Among Injured Workers’ Compensation Claimants
25 Oct 2018 ACR Video Dr. David Borenstein: Pain
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…
23 Oct 2018 Social RT @samwhittle: #ACR18 Neil Basu from Aberdeen showing some lovely functional brain imaging data that implies that #fibromyalgia symptoms i…
23 Oct 2018 Social RT @DrBhana: Dr. Spiegal: Virtual Reality for reduction of acute pain, significant reduction compared to controls, NNT = 4, better than opi…
17 Oct 2018 Blog Pain: Objectifying a Subjective Symptom
10 Oct 2018 News Complex Pain Syndromes in the Emergency Room
09 Oct 2018 News Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - a Leading Cause of Work Related Disability
08 Oct 2018 News Anxiety and Depression are Common in Arthritis Patients
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.
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