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Evidence Adds to Cardiac Dangers from Ibuprofen, Diclofenac Use
NSAIDs may help a variety of painful conditions, but come with heart risks.
Between daily news and conferences around the country, it was a busy year in fibromyalgia research.
A new study out of Ireland examined the prevalence of extra-articular manifestations in axial spondyloarthritis, and found that women were at significantly higher risk for inflammatory bowel disease and uveitis than men.
A single-center cross-sectional study has found elevated rates of fibromyalgia in patients with various forms of arthritis, including psoriatic arthritis. It joins previous studies that observed that the two painful conditions sometimes coincide.
Many patients with a variety of chronic pain conditions think negatively about how it will affect their sleep – which ends up leading to worse sleep outcomes. A study from the University of Warwick in England shows just how powerful these negative thoughts are.
Fibromyalgia is notoriously difficult to diagnose. But a new study from the University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder) may have found a brain signature that red flags the disease.
Patients experiencing pain from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) might find relief from an unlikely source.
“Physical exercise is an essential component of any treatment for fibromyalgia, and plenty of studies have demonstrated that low-impact aerobic exercise offers the most benefits," said Jamil Natour, MD, PhD.
Observed improvements were not statistically significant above placebo, and there remains no approved medication for adolescent sufferers of fibromyalgia.

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