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Fibromyalgia

(Fibro Friends): Validation of an Educational Program to Promote Health in Fibromyalgia.

May 16, 2022

Health education is one of the main items to enable the promotion of health for individuals with fibromyalgia (FM) in Primary Health Care (PHC) in Brazil. The purpose of this study was to validate a m...

The "self" in pain: high levels of schema-enmeshment worsen fibromyalgia impact.

Oct 18, 2021

Chronic pain can have detrimental effects on quality of life and a profound impact on one's identity. The Pictorial Representation of Illness- and Self-Measure (PRISM), is a visual tool designed to me...

Outpatient Pain Management Via Telementoring Proves Effective

Sep 15, 2021

Although opioid prescribing and opioid overdose are very important topics in pain management medicine, there are not enough pain management specialists to handle all the patients in need. For a paper ...

Effects of Physiotherapy vs. Acupuncture in Quality of Life, Pain, Stiffness, Difficulty to Work and Depression of Women with Fibromyalgia: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

Sep 13, 2021

Fibromyalgia is a chronic clinical condition characterized by pain and other associated symptoms that have a negative impact on the quality of life of the affected person. The objective of this study ...

Effects of Non-Pharmacological Treatment on Pain, Flexibility, Balance and Quality of Life in Women with Fibromyalgia: A Randomised Clinical Trial.

Sep 13, 2021

The functional deficits in people with fibromyalgia can be related to the level of physical activity performed. This study investigated the effectiveness of an active exercise programme versus exercis...

Effectiveness of myofascial release on pain, sleep, and quality of life in patients with fibromyalgia syndrome: A systematic review.

Sep 13, 2021

There is limited evidence on the effects of myofascial release on fibromyalgia symptoms. This review aims to update the evidence on the effectiveness of myofascial release on pain, sleep, and quality ...

CME/CE: Treating Fibromyalgia Pain With Lidocaine

Aug 30, 2021

This course discusses a study that sought to determine the effect of escalating doses of IV lidocaine with or without magnesium on pain level and duration of relief in patients with fibromyalgia....

The Role of Pain Catastrophizing and Pain Acceptance in Performance-Based and Self-Reported Physical Functioning in Individuals with Fibromyalgia and Obesity.

Aug 30, 2021

Impaired physical functioning is one of the most critical consequences associated with fibromyalgia, especially when there is comorbid obesity. Psychological factors are known to contribute to perceiv...

Immunometabolic Modulatory Role of Naltrexone in BV-2 Microglia Cells.

Aug 30, 2021

: Naltrexone is an opioid receptor antagonist commonly used to treat opioid and alcohol dependence. The use of low dose naltrexone (LDN) was found to have anti-inflammatory properties for treatment of...

Assessment of gait in patients with fibromyalgia during motor and cognitive dual task walking: a cross-sectional study.

Aug 30, 2021

The aim of the study was to assess gait pattern of patients diagnosed with fibromyalgia (FM) while performing demanding motor and/or cognitive dual tasks while walking. Further, idea was to explore po...

A qualitative study of risk and resilience in young adult women with a history of juvenile-onset fibromyalgia.

Aug 19, 2021

Juvenile-onset Fibromyalgia (JFM) is a chronic pain condition characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, sleep difficulties, mood concerns, and other associated symptoms. Although diag...

Spinal Cord Neural Activity of Fibromyalgia Patients and Healthy Controls During Temporal Summation of Pain: An fMRI Study.

Aug 19, 2021

The cause for the increased sensitivity of fibromyalgia (FM) patients to painful stimuli is unclear but sensitization of dorsal horn spinal cord neurons has been suggested. There, critical changes of ...

The mapping of cortical activation by near-infrared spectroscopy might be a biomarker related to the severity of fibromyalgia symptoms.

Aug 05, 2021

The delta value of oxyhemoglobin (Δ-HbO) determined by functional near-infrared spectroscopy at prefrontal cortex (PFC) and motor cortex (MC) based on primary (25 °C) and secondary (5 °C) thermal...

The association between body mass index and fibromyalgia severity: data from a cross-sectional survey of 2339 patients.

Aug 05, 2021

Various studies have shown that overweight and obesity are central features of FM, but the real impact of a high BMI on clinical severity in patients with FM is still controversial. The aim of this st...

Hierarchical clustering by patient-reported pain distribution alone identifies distinct chronic pain subgroups differing by pain intensity, quality, and clinical outcomes.

Aug 05, 2021

In clinical practice, the bodily distribution of chronic pain is often used in conjunction with other signs and symptoms to support a diagnosis or treatment plan. For example, the diagnosis of fibromy...

A family-based study to identify genetic biomarkers of fibromyalgia: consideration of patients' subgroups.

Jun 24, 2021

Evidence from genome-wide and candidate gene association studies, familial aggregation and linkage analyses demonstrate the genetic contribution to fibromyalgia (FM) disease. This study aimed to ident...

Mental health and well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic: stress vulnerability, resilience and mood disturbances in fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis.

Jun 24, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic severely increased the stress levels in the population. The aim of present study was to investigate the impact of the lockdown measures on emotional well-being and disease activi...

Dietary habits in patients with fibromyalgia: a cross-sectional study.

Jun 24, 2021

To the scarce information on dietary habits in fibromyalgia (FM), it is added that there are no comparative studies with other rheumatic diseases. The objective of this study was to characterise the d...

Validity and reliability of the Turkish version of the shoulder rating questionnaire in patients with shoulder pain.

Jun 10, 2021

The aim of this study was to translate the Shoulder Rating Questionnaire (SRQ-T) into Turkish and to determine the validity and reliability of the translated version in patients shoulder pain.The Turk...

Pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) as an adjunct therapy for pain management in interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome.

Jun 10, 2021

Patients with interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS) often experience chronic pelvic and even systemic pain that can be difficult to clinically manage. Pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF...