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12 December, 2023

Long COVID Cases Will Likely Increase With Each New Wave, So Why Are We Closing Clinics?

A parliamentary inquiry into long COVID estimated that between 200,000 and 2 million Australians have some form of long COVID, which can include more than 200 symptoms. Jennifer Mann, president of the RACP's Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, said the closure of clinics meant thousands of patients were missing out. She said as a new COVID-19 wave swept through the country, the number of patients who needed help could rise.

12 December, 2023

Clinical Pearls For The Management Of Fibromyalgia

This is a video synopsis of a discussion involving Daniel J. Clauw, MD, a professor of anesthesiology, medicine/rheumatology, and psychiatry at the University of Michigan. Dr. Clauw shares clinical insights on managing fibromyalgia, emphasizing non-pharmacologic approaches.

11 December, 2023

Observational Study To Assesses The Efficacy Safety Of Microcurrent Therapy With A Portable Device In Patients Suffering From Chronic Back Pain, Skeletal System Pain, Fibromyalgia, Migraine Or Depression

In Germany, there are several microcurrent medical devices that are certified for the treatment of patients suffering from one of the indications chronic back pain, skeletal system pain, fibromyalgia, migraine or depression. While certification is based on controlled, randomized clinical trials, evidence of efficacy and safety under real-world conditions is limited to very few observational studies. To fill this gap, this study was conducted.

11 December, 2023

Challenges For Patients With Fibromyalgia

This is a video synopsis/summary of a panel discussion involving Philip J. Mease, MD.

11 December, 2023

Clinic Aids Long COVID Sufferers

A clinic at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire, offers patients support and some help managing symptoms, but there is still no cure.

10 December, 2023

New Study Says LSD And Psilocybin Could Outperform Opioids For Pain, Without Developing Tolerance

Classic psychedelics might kill pain with even greater vigor over time. Scientists posit this theory based on nerve pain research showing that serotonin-targeted drugs increasingly relieve discomfort with repeated use, sharply contrasting with opioids.

10 December, 2023

Naltrexone 6 Mg Once Daily Versus Placebo In Women With Fibromyalgia: A Randomised, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial

Low-dose naltrexone is used to treat fibromyalgia despite minimal evidence for its efficacy. This trial aimed to investigate whether 12-week treatment with 6 mg low-dose naltrexone was superior to placebo for reducing pain in women with fibromyalgia.

10 December, 2023

Study Explores Relationship Between Fibromyalgia, Resilience, Pain Levels

In a new study, resilience in patients with fibromyalgia was associated with a decrease of average pain and the degree of interference of pain, but not with average pain scores.

09 December, 2023

3 Out Of 4 Patients With Fibromyalgia Have Comorbid Temporomandibular Disorders

Approximately one third of patients with temporomandibular disorders had comorbid fibromyalgia.

09 December, 2023

‘Silence Can Be Incredibly Hurtful’: How To Talk To Someone About Their Chronic Illness

While it may feel impolite to ask after someone’s ill-health, for those living with chronic conditions never being asked can feel ruder still.

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