Tuesday, May 16, 2017 -- Imaging changes indicative of axial spondyloarthritis occurred frequently in patients with fibromyalgia, which suggested hidden axial spondyloarthritis may be masked by fibromyalgia, according to results of a recently published study.“In the current study, we have demonstrated the presence of inflammatory active and structural changes indicative of axial [spondyloarthritis] SpA among a significant proportion of patients with a clinical diagnosis of [fibromyalgia syndrome] FMS,” Jacob N. Ablin, MD, from Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, and colleagues wrote. “The results indicate that axial SpA may need to be sought for more actively than commonly appreciated, among patients with such a condition.”
Sunday, September 17, 2017 -- Fibromyalgia in women is associated with widespread musculoskeletal pain and other comorbidities that affect physical and mental health and quality of life. A recent study examines whether a healthy diet is associated with better mental health among women with fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is a syndrome characterized by generalized musculoskeletal pain that is often comorbid with other […] The post Fibromyalgia in Women: Healthy Diet Linked to Better Mental Health appeared first on Medical News Bulletin.
Friday, June 23, 2017 -- (MedPage Today) -- A new study sheds some light on this relationship
Sunday, October 29, 2017 -- (MedPage Today) -- Jack Cush, MD, reports widespread problem with drug compliance
Tuesday, October 03, 2017 -- Connective tissue massage combined with exercise was shown to reduce fibromyalgia-associated symptoms and to improve quality of life.
Monday, August 07, 2017 -- By: Dr. John Conde Special to the Boca and Delray newspapers Primary Fibromyalgia Syndrome (PFS) is a disabling disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain and stiffness described as aching, burning, throbbing, and shooting. The pain is typically greatest in the morning and in muscle groups that are used repetitively. Fatigue and sleep disturbances (stage 4)
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 -- by Antonio Roberto Zamunér, Alberto Porta, Carolina Pieroni Andrade, Meire Forti, Andrea Marchi, Raffaello Furlan, Franca Barbic, Aparecida Maria Catai, Ester Silva Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is a rheumatologic disorder characterized by chronic widespread pain, fatigue and other symptoms. Baroreflex dysfunction has been observed in women with FMS. However, it is unknown whether the limited involvement of the baroreflex control during an orthostatic stimulus has some impact on the quality of life of the FMS patient. Therefore, the aim of the study is evaluate the relationship between the quality of life of the FMS patient and indexes of the cardiovascular autonomic control as estimated from spontaneous fluctuations of heart period (HP) and systolic arterial pressure (SAP). We enrolled 35 women
Friday, August 18, 2017 -- Women with fibromyalgia and chronic widespread pain had elevated levels of childhood adversity, including sexual and emotional abuse.
Friday, December 08, 2017 -- Adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder frequently co-occurs with fibromyalgia syndrome and may negatively affect FMS-related morbidity.
Monday, January 01, 2018 -- Fibromyalgia — which affects an estimated 4% to 10% of the US population, with a 7-time higher prevalence in women vs men — has remained a clinically nebulous entity, and one that is very difficult to manage effectively.
Monday, November 13, 2017 -- Achilles tendon pressuring and inquiry about "persistent deep aching pain over most of [the] body" may effectively screen for fibromyalgia in patients with chronic pain.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 -- Pressure pain sensitivity is differentially linked to response to sham vs verum acupuncture in patients with fibromyalgia.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 -- The use of pregabalin alone vs pregabalin plus opioids or opioids alone may result in more favorable outcomes in terms of pain interference and pain severity in patients with fibromyalgia.
Friday, June 09, 2017 -- Researchers identified characteristics associated with pain improvement in patients with fibromyalgia who take antidepressant medications.
Friday, September 08, 2017 -- In patients with concomitant fibromyalgia and PTSD, opioid therapy was shown to improve quality of life and help patients return to a greater sense of "normalcy."
Friday, July 07, 2017 -- Although there is currently no gold standard therapy for the treatment of fibromyalgia, a number of medications have shown modest efficacy in managing fibromyalgia-related pain, including pregabalin.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 -- Opioid therapy was shown to improve quality of life in patients with comorbid fibromyalgia and PTSD.
Friday, December 15, 2017 -- ADHD in adults frequenly co-occurs with fibromyalgia syndrome, and FMS-related morbidity may be negatively impacted.
Wednesday, August 09, 2017 -- Childhood adversity has a profound impact on perceived pain severity in female FM/CWP patients with PTSD symptoms.
Thursday, September 21, 2017 -- Opioid therapy was shown to improve QoL in patients with concomitant fibromyalgia and PTSD.