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Juvenile Fibromyalgia Pain Treatment Enhanced By Psychosocial Impact Therapies

Juvenile Fibromyalgia Pain Treatment Enhanced By Psychosocial Impact Therapies

Novel psychosocial therapies such as cognitive behavioral therapy that have been effective in adults with fibromyalgia need additional neuromuscular fitness training to overcome catastrophizing and fear of exercise in adolescents.

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The Handoff: Your Week in Rheumatology News - 3/3/17

The Handoff: Your Week in Rheumatology News - 3/3/17

Connecticut considers rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia for medical marijuana treatment, while Lyme disease-carrying deer ticks continue to invade Michigan. All this and more in this week's edition.

Addressing Cardiovascular Disease Risks May Prevent Shoulder Tendinitis

Addressing Cardiovascular Disease Risks May Prevent Shoulder Tendinitis

Study examines relationship between cardiovascular disease risk factors, rotator cuff tendinopathy, and glenohumeral joint pain.

Fibromyalgia Symptoms Improve With CoQ10 Supplementation

Fibromyalgia Symptoms Improve With CoQ10 Supplementation

Clinically significant improvement in several fibromyalgia symptoms highlighted by researcher from Spain.

High Prevalence of Autoimmune Thyroid Disease in FM

High Prevalence of Autoimmune Thyroid Disease in FM

A high prevalence of anti-TSH receptor antibodies were found in patients with fibromyalgia syndrome.

Sustained Benefits of Exercise-Based Motivational Interviewing for FM

Sustained Benefits of Exercise-Based Motivational Interviewing for FM

"Exercise-based motivational interviewing was associated with sustained clinical benefits 6 months after completion of therapy, but only for those who were not taking opioids."

Validated Self-Screening Tests Identify Anxiety in Rheumatic Disease

Validated Self-Screening Tests Identify Anxiety in Rheumatic Disease

Levels of depression and anxiety varied by disease. Special attention should be paid to patients with fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis.

Biopsychosocial Paradigm Proposed for FM, Abuse, Pain Interaction

Biopsychosocial Paradigm Proposed for FM, Abuse, Pain Interaction

New research suggests approaching the association between traumatic experiences and pain in a biopsychosocial paradigm, wherein affective distress and fibromyalgia features interact.

Novel Sublingual Cyclobenzaprine Formulation Improves FM Pain

Novel Sublingual Cyclobenzaprine Formulation Improves FM Pain

Preliminary data from a phase 3 trial evaluating the safety and efficacy of a new sublingual formulation of cyclobenzaprine HCl for the treatment of fibromyalgia has been released.

Self-Regulatory Fatigue Associated With Decreased QoL in FM

Self-Regulatory Fatigue Associated With Decreased QoL in FM

This is the first study to relate increased self regulatory fatigue with worsened quality of life for patients with fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia Pain Perception Improved With Aquatic Therapy

Fibromyalgia Pain Perception Improved With Aquatic Therapy

Water-based aquatic Ai Chi therapy was found to be associated with measurable reductions in pain and decreased fibromyalgia syndrome impact and quality of life

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