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Pain disorders

Expert opinion editorial

Treatment and outcomes of pediatric fibromyalgia: More than resolving pain

Sad teenager (symbolic image with models)

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.

Journal article

Physical activity is related to function and fatigue but not pain in women with fibromyalgia: Baseline analyses from the Fibromyalgia Activity Study with TENS (FAST)

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The purpose of this study was to comprehensively examine the relationships between lifestyle physical activity with multiple outcome domains in women with fibromyalgia [read more].
Merriwether EN et al. Arthritis Res Ther 2018; 20: 199. doi: 10.1186/s13075-018-1671-3

Journal article

Knowledge of features of inflammatory back pain in primary care in the West Midlands: A cross-sectional survey in the United Kingdom

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The objective of this study was to assess current practice of our local general practitioners in using clinical features to assess patients with inflammatory back pain [read more].
Adizie T et al. Rheumatol Int 2018. doi: 10.1007/s00296-018-4058-5

Practice tip: View from the clinic

A multidisciplinary approach to managing chronic pain in children

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

Journal article

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

Woman with back pain (symbolic image with model)

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

Journal articles and book chapters

20-09-2018 | Fibromyalgia | Review | Article

Fibromyalgia and small fiber neuropathy: The plot thickens!

Martínez-Lavín M. Clin Rheumatol 2018. doi: 10.1007/s10067-018-4300-2

19-09-2018 | Fibromyalgia | Article

Outpatient engagement lowers predicted risk of suicide attempts in fibromyalgia

McKernan LC et al. Arthritis Care Res 2018. doi: 10.1002/acr.23748

23-07-2018 | Pain disorders | Review | Article

Current concepts and future directions of minimally invasive treatment for knee pain

Goldman DT et al. Curr Rheumatol Rep 2018; 20: 54. doi: 10.1007/s11926-018-0765-x

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