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Pain disorders

Journal article

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

Back pain (symbolic image with model)

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

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A multidisciplinary approach to managing chronic pain in children

Teenager talking to therapist

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 article

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

Pills in blister pack

The objective of this systematic review is to assess the efficacy and safety of mirtazapine in the treatment of patients with fibromyalgia [read more]. 
Ottman AA, Warner CB, Brown JN. Rheumatol Int 2018. doi: 10.1007/s00296-018-4068-3

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Comorbid fibromyalgia common in patients with inflammatory arthritis

Doctor and female patient (symbolic image with models)

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.

Journal articles and book chapters

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

15-07-2018 | Fibromyalgia | Article

Primary and secondary fibromyalgia are the same: The universality of polysymptomatic distress

Wolfe F et al. J Rheumatol 2018. doi: 10.3899/jrheum.180083


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