Prescription Opioid Use in Patients With and Without SLE Prescription Opioid Use in Patients With and Without SLE

Opioids are generally not indicated for pain in systemic lupus erythematosus. Are patients with SLE being prescribed opioids inappropriately?Morbidity &Mortality Weekly Report
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AbstractA 35 ‐year‐old African American male with a history of seizures, presented with nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, thrombocytopenia (platelet count of 48,000) and acute renal failure (BUN/creatinine – 30/5.6). Urinalysis showed mild proteinuria and microscopic hematuria. He was diagnosed with syste mic lupus erythematosus (SLE) on the basis of positive ANA, anti‐dsDNA, arthritis, thrombocytopenia and hypocomplementemia fulfilling 5 of 11 SLE criteria (1). He also was positive for antibodies to cardiolipin, beta2‐glycoprotein‐I and lupus anticoagulant. ADAMTS13 level was lower than norma l b...
Source: Arthritis and Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: CLINICAL IMAGE Source Type: research
TUESDAY, Oct. 1, 2019 -- One in three people with lupus uses opioid painkillers even though there is little evidence that they reduce the pain of rheumatic diseases, a new study finds. " Rheumatic diseases, such as lupus, are a leading cause of...
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Title: 'Alarming' Number of Lupus Patients Use Opioids for Pain: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/1/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/1/2019 12:00:00 AM
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Conclusion: As a kind of systemic disease, MT is mainly characterized by painful or painless muscle masses and swelling at a single site or at multiple sites. Patients with a history of tuberculosis and immune system disease are susceptible to MT. A diagnosis is mainly made on the basis of the results of pathological biopsy and bacteriological culture. Early diagnosis and timely standardized anti-tuberculosis treatment can improve the prognosis.
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Authors: Sun S, Wang Q, Gong Y, Qi X, Liu J Abstract Osteonecrosis is a condition that frequently affects patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). However, reports on severe multifocal osteonecrosis involving more than three anatomical sites in patients with SLE are scarce. The present study describes a case of SLE with multifocal osteonecrosis involving all four limbs. A 22-year-old woman was diagnosed with SLE in 2010 and the disease was controlled by treatment with methylprednisolone and hydroxychloroquine. Approximately 1 year following the diagnosis of SLE, the patient developed pain in the elbows and...
Source: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: Exp Ther Med Source Type: research
In this study of 462 patients with SLE from the population-based Michigan Lupus Epidemiology and Surveillance (MILES) Cohort and 192 frequency-matched persons without SLE, nearly one third (31%) of SLE patients were using prescription opioids during the study period (2014-2015), compared with 8% of persons without SLE (p1 year, and 31 (22%) were concomitantly on two or more opioid medications. Among SLE patients, those using the emergency department (ED) were approximately twice as likely to use prescription opioids (odds ratio [OR] = 2.1; 95% confidence interval [CI] = 1.3-3.6; p = 0.004). In SLE, the ...
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Conditions:   Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic;   Foot Orthoses;   Musculoskeletal Pain Interventions:   Device: Custom-Made Foot Orthoses;   Device: Placebo Sponsor:   University of Seville Not yet recruiting
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Longitudinal myelitis secondary to an acute flare of systemic lupus erythematosus has been reported in the literature. There have been few published cases of complete functional recovery in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus–related longitudinal myelitis (systemic lupus erythematosus–related longitudinal myelitis). Of those cases, none have described in detail the rehabilitation course of treatment. In the current case, intensive rehabilitation was coupled with aggressive pharmaceutical treatment resulting in almost full functional recovery. A 23-yr-old African American woman with a history of systemic ...
Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
We describe two Japanese brothers with immunoglobulin-A vasculitis (IgAV) who met the diagnostic criteria of LAHPS. They presented with palpable purpura and abdominal pain, and had a prolonged activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT) and prothrombin deficiency with the presence of lupus anticoagulant. Pediatric LAHPS was reviewed in abstracts from the Japan Medical Abstracts Society that were written in Japanese and PubMed or Web of Science-listed articles in English between 1996 and 2019. Including our cases, pediatric LAHPS has been reported in 40 Japanese and 46 non-Japanese patients. We summarized the clinical and ...
Source: Rheumatology International - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
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