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Many RA Patients' Pain Related to Central Nervous System

Many RA Patients' Pain Related to Central Nervous System

MRIs show rheumatoid arthritis patients have neurobiologic features observed in fibromyalgia.

Effects of Pain, Depression, and Insomnia on Health Care Use in Older Adults With Osteoarthritis

The combined effects of pain with insomnia and pain with depression increased diverse types of health care use.

Mediterranean Diet Tied to Lower Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Association only significant among men and only in seropositive rheumatoid arthritis.

Opinion

Muscle pain in older adults may be polymyalgia rheumatica

Asking older patients about their muscle pain can help prevent undiagnosed polymyalgia rheumatica and giant cell arteritis.

Detecting sleep abnormalities early helps reduce fibromyalgia risk

Patients with sleep abnormalities are three- to five- times more likely to develop chronic pain from fibromyalgia, research shows.

GI side effects of pain medication

What are the side effects of fentanyl?

Clinical Feature

Stat Consult: Chronic Low Back Pain

Stat Consult: Chronic Low Back Pain

Chronic low back pain (LBP) defined as persistent or fluctuating musculoskeletal pain of lower back and lumbar spine lasting >3 months.

Case Study: Cardiac conditions of rheumatoid arthritis

Case Study: Cardiac conditions of rheumatoid arthritis

A 69-year-old man with no prior medical history presents over the course of several months with new-onset nonspecific joint pain and swelling without evidence of erosions.

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