Rheumatology

Rheumatology (Greek ρεύμα, rheuma, river) is a sub-specialty in internal medicine and pediatrics, devoted to diagnosis and therapyof rheumatic diseases. Clinicians who specialize in rheumatology are called rheumatologists. Rheumatologists deal mainly with clinical problems involving joints, soft tissues, autoimmune diseases, vasculitis, and heritable connective tissue disorders.

Memantine for pain control in fibromyalgia

The prevalence of fibromyalgia in our clinical practices is about 2%-3%. But it may feel much higher, because some of these patients use a lot of staff and office time. Vacillations in our certainty...

Field of Interest: Rheumatology
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Aspirin, hydrochlorothiazide okay in gout

It’s okay in most cases for gout patients to be on thiazide diuretics or low-dose aspirin, so long as hypouricemic therapy is adjusted as needed, according to rheumatologist and Cleveland Clinic...

Field of Interest: Rheumatology
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Fibromyalgia does not fit an analogy

The power of the central sensitization analogy – the idea that pain is best thought about as a stereo with the volume turned up – has led to the science of fibromyalgia becoming “lost in...

Field of Interest: Rheumatology
Type: News Item

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