Monday, 24 Feb 2020


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30 Oct 2019 Social Study of 114 Fibromyalgia pts finds reduced intraepidermal nerve fiber density - 63% in FM; but only 10-18%, of controls (p < 0.001). Such pts had more abnl EMG, higher pain intensity, paraesthesias. Small fiber neuropathy in FM - is it real?
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.
19 Jan 2017 Social Im surprised at # low back pain people who've never done PT, lost weight, do DAILY back exercises or goto a Rheum. Pain pills not the answer
19 Aug 2015 Social 96 pts w/ Mild-Mod Sleep Apnea Rx w/ fitted oral device. Improved snoring/RLS but didnt improve daytime sleepiness
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).
10 Sep 2017 Social To order ANA test in FM or "pain AllOver" pts is wrong; to order more subserologies(dsDNA,RNP,Sm) should be criminal
18 Oct 2015 Social 2013 prevalence of fibromyalgia estimated to be 23,663,533 cases in US, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, UK & Japan
30 Oct 2018 Slide of the day Common Causes of Nonarticular Pain
08 Sep 2015 Slide of the day Fibromyalgia Packet
11 Jan 2016 Slide of the day Pain Contract With Patients
29 Sep 2018 Slide of the day Think Fibromyalgia
30 Jun 2015 Blog The Obfuscation of Fibromyalgia
16 Dec 2015 Blog The Ill-Conceived Diagnosis of Fibromyalgia
22 Jun 2015 Blog Focus on Fatigue?
05 Apr 2017 Blog The Great Masquerader
17 Oct 2018 Blog Pain: Objectifying a Subjective Symptom
27 Jul 2016 Blog The Purse Exam: a Forgotten Part of the Physical
14 Dec 2016 Blog The Pain of Funerals and Suicides
16 Dec 2019 News Domestic Abuse Linked to Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue
18 Apr 2018 News NSAIDs and Acetaminophen Preferred Over Opioids for Dental Pain