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Pain Management

Two new studies say that patients' descriptions of back or hip pain may have clinically valid utiliy in diagnosis of their conditions.

(ACR2014) Top picks from RheumatologyNetwork Editorial Board members. Nancy Lane MD liked a mouse study that inquires why so many arthritis patients continue to experience pain despite rheumatology's success at conquering inflammation.

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This 14-year-old girl not only has lupus; she has also been diagnosed with arthritis, a vasculitic rash, and myositis. Can you guess what's actually going on here?

Painkillers containing hydrocodone will have more restricted prescribing procedures in a few days. Briefly, here's the mandated change in procedures.

Movantik (naloxegol), taken once daily, blocks opioid receptors in the gut but does not cross the blood-brain barrier to affect opioid analgesia. It is expected to be available sometime in the first half of 2015.

A new dark spot on the forehead; overprescribing of benzodiazepines; alcohol and atrial fibrillation . . . can you answer the quiz questions on these topics?

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?

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