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Ketamine Eliminated Pain In Patients With Fibromyalgia And RA, Case Study Says

Thursday 24 May 2018


From Fibromyalgia News Today:



Ketamine Eliminated Pain in Patient with Fibromyalgia and RA, Case Study Says

By Jose Marques Lopes, PhD
May 22, 2018
Copyright © 2013-2018 All rights reserved.

Treatment with intravenous ketamine eased pain significantly in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and fibromyalgia, a case report shows.

The report, “Intravenous Ketamine Alleviates Pain in a Rheumatoid Arthritis Patient With Comorbid Fibromyalgia,” was published in the journal The Journal of Medical Cases.

Patients with RA are at increased risk to develop fibromyalgia. Both disorders disproportionally affect women. RA may be treated with diverse types of medications that target pro-inflammatory cytokines — molecules released by immune cells — including analgesics, non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs), glucocorticoids, and disease-modifying therapies.

However, lack of response in some patients and medication-related problems warrant evaluation of alternative treatments.


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