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Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia

Your new patient hopes you'll be the one find the magic solution for longstanding chronic pain. By its nature, this quest may have become counter-productive. What can you do to help?

New reviews discuss the neurobiology of fibromyalgia, assessing the best treatment options, both pharmaceutical and behavioral.

rheumatoid arthritis

The DAS28 disease-activity score has made the transition from research to clinic, but in some circumstances it may be misleading. A tool developed by a rheumatologist can help you explore how changes in components like ESR affect the score in unexpected ways.

An alternative to 2011 ACR criteria for fibromyalgia (FM) diagnosis with more specifics about symptoms and pain proves better -- and easier -- for spotting FM in everyday clinical practice.

painkillers

In 2014 hydrocodone-containing medications will likely be upgraded to Schedule II, making them a challenge to prescribe. What can you do for patients who truly depend on them for pain relief?

ACR2013: Cognitive problems among fibromyalgia patients do not worsen over time or lead to anything resembling Alzheimer disease, a new study shows.

Small case study reveals psoriatic arthritis risk with ustekinumab use for psoriasis. Also: Regulators toughen up on painkiller labeling, but is it enough?

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