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VIDEO: Opioids should not be used to treat patients with fibromyalgia

August 14, 2017

Read the Perspective from Vickie L. Sayles, BSN, CRNI, RN-BC

ORLANDO, Fla. — At the Rheumatology Nurses Society Annual Conference, Susan K. Chrostowski, DNP, APRN, ANP-C, spoke about diagnostic measures for fibromyalgia. She said practitioners should avoid the use of opioids in patients with fibromyalgia. Chrostowski said practitioners need to validate patients’ symptoms, set goals and help them achieve their best quality of life.

Study: Patients with chronic widespread pain had a greater mortality risk

July 27, 2017
Patients with chronic widespread pain had a greater mortality risk, according to a recently published study. “The data from this study show that changing the…

Unspoken and Undiagnosed: Addressing Sex and Intimacy Issues in Rheumatic Disease

Healio Rheumatology, June 2017
Sexual dysfunction and intimacy issues may rank high among the complaints reported by patients with rheumatic diseases, but these complaints often remain unaddressed in…
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Study: Fibromyalgia may mask axial spondyloarthritis

May 16, 2017
Imaging changes indicative of axial spondyloarthritis occurred frequently in patients with fibromyalgia, which suggested hidden axial spondyloarthritis may be masked by…
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Fibromyalgia care guidelines stress nonpharmacologic intervention

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Rheumatology Nurses Society Annual Conference

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