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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...

Veterans' Insights on Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback to Treat Fibromyalgia-Related Pain.

Jul 22, 2021

Heart rate variability biofeedback (HRVB) is a self-management strategy that guides individuals to breathe at a designated resonance frequency of the cardiovascular system. Resonant breathing may redu...

Barriers and facilitators for clinical trial participation of underrepresented and non-underrepresented fibromyalgia patients: A cross-sectional internet survey.

Jul 22, 2021

There is a need of well-powered randomized clinical trials in fibromyalgia. However, challenges for recruitment are presented. This study aims to describe and assess the perception of barriers and fac...

Assessment of quality of life, anxiety, depression, and sleep quality in women with fibromyalgia and their spouses.

Jul 22, 2021

Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is a chronic disease that is more common in adult women and is characterized by widespread pain in the body, especially in the musculoskeletal system. Fatigue, sleep distur...

Fibromyalgia influences health-related quality of life and disease activity in psoriatic arthritis.

Jul 15, 2021

Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is common in patients of psoriatic arthritis (PsA), but the magnitude of its impact is uncertain. This cross-sectional study evaluated the impact of FMS on health-related ...

Ketamine for refractory chronic pain: a one-year follow-up study.

Jul 15, 2021

Ketamine is often used in pain clinics for refractory chronic pain, but its long-term efficacy is poorly reported. The main objective was to assess the long-term effect of ketamine on pain and health ...

Evaluation of Big Five personality factors in women with fibromyalgia: a cross-sectional study.

Jul 15, 2021

Personality traits have been shown to contribute to the development and persistence of fibromyalgia (FM)-related symptoms. The aim of this study was to identify the most prevalent personality factor i...

What People Search for When Browsing "Doctor Google." An Analysis of Search Trends in Italy after the Law on Pain.

Feb 15, 2021

Italy adopted a law on chronic pain in March 2010, which focused on detection and management of this symptom, that affects approximately 25% of the population. The aim of this study is to analyze the ...

The impact of medical cannabis consumption on the oral flora and saliva.

Feb 15, 2021

To evaluate the effect of medical cannabis consumption on oral flora and saliva.A clinical prospective study, at the rheumatology clinic of the Nazareth Hospital in Nazareth, recruiting consecutively ...

Insights from Invasive Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing of Patients with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

Feb 15, 2021

Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) affects tens of millions worldwide; the causes of exertional intolerance are poorly understood. The ME/CFS label overlaps with postural orth...

The Impact of Physical Activity & Sedentary Behavior on Fracture Risk

Jul 05, 2020

Regular physical activity, including lighter-intensity activities, and less sedentary time appear to be associated with a lower risk of fracture in older postmenopausal women. Fracture risk ...

Music Intervention Reduces Persistent Fibromyalgia Pain and Alters Functional Connectivity Between the Insula and Default Mode Network.

Apr 28, 2020

The aims of the present study were to examine the effects of short-term music interventions among patients with fibromyalgia (FM) and to clarify the alterations in functional connectivity and persiste...

The importance of contextual aspects in the care for patients with functional somatic symptoms.

Apr 28, 2020

Functional somatic symptoms refer to physical symptoms that cannot be (bio) medically explained. The pattern or clustering of such symptoms may lead to functional syndromes like chronic fatigue syndro...

Educational needs of patients with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases attending a large health facility in Austria.

Apr 24, 2020

Patient education is an important part of the management of rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases. Given that patients with diverse diseases do not have the same needs, it is crucial to assess the ed...

Fibromyalgia, Sjogren's & Depression: Linked?

Apr 24, 2020

Health care has become increasingly fragmented, partly due to advancing medical technology. Patients are often managed by various specialty teams when presenting with symptoms that could be manifestat...

Evaluation of pain and flexor reflex responses and their association with clinical parameters in patients with fibromyalgia.

Apr 24, 2020

In the present study, we aimed to evaluate electrophysiological outcomes of flexor reflexes (FR) emerging in response to painful stimuli in fibromyalgia (FM) patients.This study included a total of 21...

The relationship between disease severity and defense mechanisms in fibromyalgia syndrome.

Apr 24, 2020

The aim of the present study was to investigate the possible relationship between the disease severity and defense mechanisms in fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) and to contribute to the clarification of t...

Low levels of serum vitamin D3 are associated with fibromyalgia syndrome in pre-menopausal women: A pilot study.

Apr 24, 2020

This study aims to investigate the prevalence of fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) among patients with low and adequate vitamin D levels in premenopausal women.Between October 2012 and April 2013, a total o...

[Acupuncture for pain and allergic rhinitis-from clinical experience to evidence].

Apr 12, 2020

Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine therapy method that is also frequently used in the western world. It has been the subject of intensive scientific research over the past two decades.To d...