Monday, 24 Feb 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…
26 Oct 2018 Social RT @DanielHSolomon: Persistent Opioid Use Among Injured Workers’ Compensation Claimants
24 Apr 2017 Social This is Sleep Awareness Week - note the importance of sleep in health & safety. You need >7hrs/nite, more in kids
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
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.
19 Oct 2016 Social Surgical pts w/ Sleep Apnea at higher risk of atrial fibrillation and venous thromboembolism (preliminary results)
20 Jun 2015 Social Sleep disorders are common in children w/ ADHD and autism and treatments used for ADHD.
24 Sep 2017 Social RA w/ fibromyalgia (17%) unlikely to get to SDAI remission, have more pain/comorbidity, worse sleep, higher SF36 MCS
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.
28 Nov 2017 Social Metanalysis of 4 RCTs involving 287 patients with chronic widespread pain revealed Vitamin D therapy yielded no sig…
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?
04 Apr 2016 Social RT @HaniElgabalawy: Opioid Abuse in Chronic Pain — Misconceptions and Mitigation Strategies — NEJM
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.
01 Sep 2016 Social FDA adds "Boxed Warning" to opiates & benzodiazepines(n=389) listing sleepiness, respiratory depression, coma death
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
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…
18 Oct 2015 Social 2013 prevalence of fibromyalgia estimated to be 23,663,533 cases in US, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, UK & Japan
16 Feb 2018 Social Thankfully its getting harder and harder to approve narcotics these days. An FDA advisory panel today voted against the approval of HYDEXOR - a combination narcotic that combines hydrocodone, acetaminophen, and promethazine.