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27-09-2018 | Fibromyalgia | Editorial | Article

Treatment and outcomes of pediatric fibromyalgia: More than resolving pain

David Sherry discusses various pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatments for management of pediatric fibromyalgia, and outlines the impact of an interdisciplinary approach on physical function, mental health and pain outcomes in these patients.

31-07-2018 | Pain disorders | View from the clinic | Article

A multidisciplinary approach to managing chronic pain in children

Editorial board member Sangeeta Sule discusses the challenges faced when managing chronic pain in children and adolescents.

22-06-2018 | Back pain | Article

A cross-sectional study of associations between kinesiophobia, pain, disability, and quality of life in patients with chronic low back pain

The purpose of this study was to investigate the association between kinesiophobia and pain intensity, disability and quality of life in people with chronic low back pain.

Comachio J et al. Adv Rheumatol 2018; 58: 8. doi: 10.1186/s42358-018-0011-2

02-06-2018 | Fibromyalgia | Article

The role of mirtazapine in patients with fibromyalgia: A systematic review

The objective of this systematic review is to assess the efficacy and safety of mirtazapine in the treatment of patients with fibromyalgia. 

Ottman AA, Warner CB, Brown JN. Rheumatol Int 2018. doi: 10.1007/s00296-018-4068-3

25-05-2018 | Fibromyalgia | Highlight | News

Comorbid fibromyalgia common in patients with inflammatory arthritis

Results of a systematic review and meta-analysis suggest that a substantial proportion of patients with chronic inflammatory arthritis have concomitant fibromyalgia, which may influence measures of disease activity.

27-03-2018 | Fibromyalgia | Highlight | News

Tai chi a possible alternative to aerobic exercise for fibromyalgia

Patients with fibromyalgia can achieve similar or greater symptom improvements with tai chi mind–body treatment as with aerobic exercise, researchers report.

06-03-2018 | Osteoarthritis | Highlight | News

Trial results do not support opioid therapy for back or OA pain

Results of the SPACE trial suggest that opioids do not offer superior pain relief to nonopioid medications for patients with chronic back pain or osteoarthritis.

25-01-2017 | Osteoarthritis | Review | Article

Osteoarthritis in 2016: Anti-NGF treatments for pain — two steps forward, one step back?

This review explores the role of nerve growth factor inhibitors as a treatment for the reduction of chronic musculoskeletal pain and the developments and limitations of this potential therapy.

Nat Rev Rheumatol 2017;13:76–78. doi:10.1038/nrrheum.2016.224

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