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Fibromyalgia

Treatment preferences in fibromyalgia patients: A cross-sectional web-based survey.

Apr 12, 2020

Therapeutic approaches to fibromyalgia (FM) are shifting towards a combined multi-treatment approach to tackle the variety of symptoms experienced in FM. Importantly, little is known about FM patients...

The Impact of Comorbidity on Patient-Reported Outcomes in Psoriatic Arthritis: A Systematic Literature Review.

Apr 12, 2020

A systematic literature review was conducted with the aim to analyse the impact of comorbidity on patient-reported outcomes (PROs) in patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA).A sensitive search strateg...

Anxiolytic-like effects of mirogabalin, a novel ligand for αδ ligand of voltage-gated calcium channels, in rats repeatedly injected with acidic saline intramuscularly, as an experimental model of fibromyalgia.

Apr 12, 2020

Mental disorders including anxiety and depression are common comorbidities in fibromyalgia patients, and exert a profound impact on their quality of life. Mirogabalin, a novel ligand for the αδ-subu...

Pressure Pain Tolerance Predicts the Success of Emotional Awareness and Expression Therapy in Patients with Fibromyalgia.

Apr 12, 2020

Quantitative sensory testing (QST) may help predict treatment responses in individuals with chronic pain. Our objective was to determine if evoked pain sensitivity at baseline predicted preferential t...

Effects of Olive Oil Consumption on Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Patients with Fibromyalgia.

Apr 03, 2020

We have recently reported that patients with fibromyalgia (FM) may be at increased risk for cardiovascular disease. Olive oil reportedly has cardioprotective effects. We examined the influence of oliv...

Utility of the AVISE Connective Tissue Disease test in predicting lupus diagnosis and progression.

Apr 03, 2020

The AVISE Connective Tissue Disease (CTD) test uses autoantibody, erythrocyte-bound C4d (EC4d) and B-cell-bound C4d (BC4d) levels to aid in diagnoses of SLE, other CTDs and fibromyalgia. We evaluated ...

A preliminary study of the child abuse and central sensitization in adolescent patients with chronic non-organic chest pain and an overlooked condition: juvenile fibromyalgia syndrome.

Apr 03, 2020

Only a small percentage of pediatric chest pain is of cardiac origin and the most common detected cause is musculoskeletal. Among musculoskeletal causes, acute chest pain is better described, with the...

The Role of Environmental Distractions in the Experience of Fibrofog in Real-World Settings.

Apr 03, 2020

Perceived cognitive dysfunction in people with fibromyalgia (FM), "fibrofog," is commonly reported and has been demonstrated in neurocognitive testing. Distractibility and inattention have been implic...

Systemic Hyperalgesia in Females with Gulf War Illness, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia.

Apr 03, 2020

Pain is a diagnostic criterion for Gulf War Illness (GWI), Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), and fibromyalgia (FM). The physical sign of systemic hyperalgesia (tenderness) was assessed in 920 women who ...

Relations between serum magnesium and calcium levels and body composition and metabolic parameters in women with fibromyalgia.

Mar 19, 2020

Correlate serum magnesium (Mg) and Calcium (Ca) levels with body composition and metabolic parameters in women with fibromyalgia (FM).Cross-sectional study compared with a control group paired by age ...

All-cause and cause-specific mortality in persons with fibromyalgia and widespread pain: An observational study in 35,248 persons with rheumatoid arthritis, non-inflammatory rheumatic disorders and clinical fibromyalgia.

Mar 19, 2020

Studies of the relation of fibromyalgia (FM) and widespread pain (WSP) to mortality have differed as to the presence or absence of an association and the extent of cause-specific mortality. However, n...

Machine Learning Diagnostic Modeling for Classifying Fibromyalgia Using B-mode Ultrasound Images.

Mar 19, 2020

Fibromyalgia (FM) diagnosis remains a challenge for clinicians due to a lack of objective diagnostic tools. One proposed solution is the use of quantitative ultrasound (US) techniques, such as image t...

Sedentary Time Accumulated in Bouts is Positively Associated with Disease Severity in Fibromyalgia: The Al-Ándalus Project.

Mar 19, 2020

To examine the associations of prolonged sedentary time (ST) with disease severity in women with fibromyalgia, and to analyse the combined association of total ST and prolonged ST with the disease sev...

Acupuncture for Fibromyalgia: An Open-Label Pragmatic Study on Effects on Disease Severity, Neuropathic Pain Features, and Pain Catastrophizing.

Mar 19, 2020

The treatment of fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is still far from being optimally coded, and pharmacological strategies are often unsatisfactory. Acupuncture plays a role among nonpharmacological interve...

What we already know about the effects of exercise in patients with fibromyalgia: An umbrella review.

Mar 10, 2020

We aimed to analyze the evidence on the effects of physical exercise in patients with fibromyalgia (FM) and to assess the characteristics of published studies, especially the quality of the evidence, ...

Characterization of Cortisol Dysregulation in Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndromes: A State-Space Approach.

Mar 10, 2020

Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) are complicated medical disorders, with little known etiologies. The purpose of this research is to characterize FMS and CFS by studying ...

The Comparison of the Biological Rhythms of Patients with Fibromyalgia Syndrome with Biological Rhythms of Healthy Controls.

Feb 28, 2020

BACKGROUND Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is a rheumatic disease characterized by diffuse body pain and decreased muscle function. The aim of the present study was to compare the biological rhythms of pa...

Identification of MOR-Positive B Cell as Possible Innovative Biomarker (Mu Lympho-Marker) for Chronic Pain Diagnosis in Patients with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis Diseases.

Feb 28, 2020

Fibromyalgia (FM) diagnosis follows the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) criteria, based on clinical evaluation and written questionnaires without any objective diagnostic tool. The lack of spec...

Force-time curve features of handgrip strength in fibromyalgia syndrome.

Feb 28, 2020

The aim of this study was to compare the handgrip strength (HGs), assessed with a cylindrical-shape grip device, of fibromyalgia syndrome (FM) patients with healthy subjects and to demonstrate the rel...

Comparison of sleep structure in patients with fibromyalgia and healthy controls.

Feb 28, 2020

Sleep disturbances such as nonrestorative sleep and nighttime awakenings play a crucial role in fibromyalgia (FMS). Pain and sleep disturbances show a bidirectional relationship which affect outcomes ...