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Comorbid fibromyalgia common in patients with inflammatory arthritis

Doctor and patient

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.

Tai chi a possible alternative to aerobic exercise for fibromyalgia

Tai chi

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

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

Back 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.

Journal articles and book chapters

07-06-2018 | Psoriatic arthritis | Article

Secukinumab provides rapid and sustained pain relief in psoriatic arthritis over 2 years: Results from the FUTURE 2 study

McInnes IB et al. Arthritis Res Ther 2018; 20: 113. doi: 10.1186/s13075-018-1610-3

02-06-2018 | Fibromyalgia | Article

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

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

28-05-2018 | Rheumatoid arthritis | Article

Expert recommendations on the psychological needs of patients with rheumatoid arthritis

Leon L et al. Rheumatol Int 2018. doi: 10.1007/s00296-018-4057-6


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