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Proceedings of the Royal Society of Medicine and Fibromyalgia Action UK Webinar: Fibromyalgia in the 21st century: Redefining care. https://t.co/s02Ue47m6o https://t.co/FZYI7E8D3f
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How Underweight Women Can Reduce Hip Fracture Risk

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Nov 28, 2022

How women can reduce the risk of hip fracture?  

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Pain in Psoriatic Arthritis

Nov 22, 2022

The prioritisation of pain, and its evaluation, is important in those with psoriatic arthritis, when the already incredibly heterogenous nature of the condition can complicate assessment. Whilst we lean towards all pain in PsA being nociceptive in nature, evidence suggests that a significant

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RA: MACE Events with Opioids vs. NSAIDs

Addressing chronic pain often leads general practitioners and specialists to prescribe opioids. However, opioids (weak and strong) have not demonstrated efficacy in long-term pain management; their chronic use could even worsen pain in users. Opioids prescription is often perceived as being

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Chronic Pain increased from 2010-2919. A cross-sectional study of 46 420 respondents, shows nonpharmacologic Rx increased [aOR 2.72] & was greater than opioids for chronic, but not surgical pain. Govt policy & practice guidelines have helped. https://t.co/31oS0xWRMW https://t.co/IvkDRJQvT8
2022 CDC Clinical Practice Guideline on Opioid Prescribing The CDC has updated its Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain and includes recommendations for managing acute, subacute, and chronic pain.https://t.co/aFE4fUpIWn https://t.co/kG8QlVy2bG
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2022 CDC Clinical Practice Guideline on Opioid Prescribing

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Nov 03, 2022

The CDC has updated its Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain and includes recommendations for managing acute (duration of <1 month), subacute (duration of 1–3 months), and chronic (duration of >3 months) pain.



This guideline provides recommendations for clinicians

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Infections & Lupus (10.28.2022)

Oct 28, 2022

Dr. Jack Cush discusses the news and journal reports from the past week on RheumNow. This week more lupus nephritis, more drug induced lupus and more lupus infections that may kill. 

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Will we see you there? #ACR2022 What are you most looking forward to on the agenda? https://t.co/KQGHJtwboe
Pre and post-COVID-19 assessment of 78 FM pts by Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire-Revised (FIQR). While COVID affected FM pts, there was no statistically significant change in FIQR scores (65% had no improvement or deterioration on FIQR) https://t.co/S1clBCvzWm https://t.co/ZApmgvKM2c
Metanalysis of emergency department Rx of opioids for MSK pain - 42 articles, 6128 pts - Short term (2hr) benefits of ED opioids were statistically but not clinically more effective than PBO or Tylenol, but not better than NSAIDs. Safety uncertain. https://t.co/Lmf8Ubuacw https://t.co/prP6Ei3wqA
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ACR Award Winners (10.21.2022)

Oct 21, 2022

Dr. Jack Cush reviews the news and journal reports from the past week on RheumNow.com. Highlighted discussion of implantable stimulators, urine proteomics and gut-immune responses to Prevotella in RA.




  1. Vaccination Cut Long COVID Risk for Rheum Patients Patients with

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Spinal cord stimulation is a $2-3billion market, despite limited efficacy. A placebo controlled trial of spinal cord burst stimulation, in 50 pts w/ chr radicular pain after lumbar surgery, showed no significant benefit in back pain–related disability. https://t.co/aRN5sRbqFx https://t.co/A37LWaYEGw
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CRTAC1- a Novel Biomarker for Osteoarthritis

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Oct 17, 2022

Scientists at deCODE genetics a subsidiary of Amgen report in Arthritis & Rheumatology that a novel plasma protein (cartilage acidic protein-1; CRTAC1) is a potential biomarker of osteoarthritis (OA) through its association with OA risk and progression to joint replacement.

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Rheumatology Salaries and Career Choices A recent Doximity report shows how rheumatology salaries increase by years in practice. Rheumatologists tend to earn their highest salaries after gaining 30-39 years of experience. https://t.co/wxWQruIlu9 https://t.co/gUsIffoHn6
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Opioid Crisis Costs USA $1.5 Trillion Reuters has reported the results of a Congressional report showing the economic toll of the opioid addiction and overdose crisis on the United States reached nearly $1.5 trillion in 2020 alone and is likely to grow.https://t.co/n2FC75hpDt https://t.co/UHTOMUDP5Q
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Orthopedic surgery patients do fine without opioid painkillers

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Oct 05, 2022

Hamilton, ON (Oct. 4, 2022) – Patients can recover from orthopedic surgery just as well without using opioid-based painkillers, says a McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).



Study results showed

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COVID-19 Arthropathy and Myalgia

Sep 30, 2022

An online survey of random COVID-19 infected persons shows that arthralgia and myalgia are common consequences to COVID-19 infection.



Like other alphaviruses, the coronavirus has been reported to result in numerous musculoskeletal complaints. Researchers assessed the prevalence of

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Opioid Crisis Costs USA $1.5 Trillion

Sep 29, 2022

Reuters has reported the results of a Congressional report showing the economic toll of the opioid addiction and overdose crisis on the United States reached nearly $1.5 trillion in 2020 alone and is likely to grow.

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Analyses of data from the Nurses Health Study (1986-2016) & NHSII (1989-2017) cohorts shows chronic low sleep duration (< 5hrs/night vs >7hr/night) was assoc w/ increased SLE risk (adj HR 2.47). Low sleep also assoc w/ body pain(2.13), depression(HR 2.82) https://t.co/I9oCDQyulz https://t.co/vjRFDXf0EZ
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Immune Benefits to Sound Sleep

Sep 26, 2022

The revitalizing powers of sleep are numerous but what are the consequences to inadequate sleep? A current report in the Journal of Experimental Medicine shows the connection between sleep and immune function as measured in mice and humans; specifically, a good night’s sleep promotes normal

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USPSTF Recommends Screening for Anxiety and Depression

Sep 22, 2022

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has recommended that general practitioners actively screen and identify anxiety and depression in all adult patients under 65 yrs.



The USPSTF was appointed by the Department of Health and Human Services, and has been working on this guideline

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