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The Role of Neurogenic Inflammation in Fibromyalgia Pathophysiology

The Role of Neurogenic Inflammation in Fibromyalgia Pathophysiology

Geoffrey Littlejohn, MD, provides a clinical perspective on the pathophysiology of fibromyalgia and the role of neurogenic inflammation in the disease process.

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Discord Found in Clinician-, Criteria-Based Fibromyalgia Diagnosis

Discord Found in Clinician-, Criteria-Based Fibromyalgia Diagnosis

There is disagreement between clinical diagnosis and criteria-based diagnosis of fibromyalgia.

Questionnaire May Reliably Identify Fibromyalgia in Patients With Chronic Daily Headache

Questionnaire May Reliably Identify Fibromyalgia in Patients With Chronic Daily Headache

The Fibromyalgia Rapid Screening Tool may be reliable for detecting fibromyalgia in patients with chronic daily headache.

Blunted Cardiovascular Stress Reactivity in Fibromyalgia With Comorbid PTSD

Blunted Cardiovascular Stress Reactivity in Fibromyalgia With Comorbid PTSD

For women with fibromyalgia, comorbid posttraumatic stress disorder may contribute to blunted cardiovascular reactivity to stress.

Smoking Linked to Cognitive Dysfunction in Fibromyalgia

Smoking Linked to Cognitive Dysfunction in Fibromyalgia

Smoking tobacco is a risk factor for cognitive dysfunction in patients with fibromyalgia.

Increasing TENS Stimulation Intensity May Benefit Women With Fibromyalgia

Increasing TENS Stimulation Intensity May Benefit Women With Fibromyalgia

Increases in stimulation intensity for transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation may benefit women with fibromyalgia-related pain, particularly older women and women with anxiety.

Operant Learning May Provide More Benefits Than Energy Conservation in Fibromyalgia

Operant Learning May Provide More Benefits Than Energy Conservation in Fibromyalgia

Operant learning may provide additional benefits compared with energy conservation in patients with fibromyalgia syndrome.

Internet-Delivered Exposure Therapy Cost-Effective for Patients With Fibromyalgia

Internet-Delivered Exposure Therapy Cost-Effective for Patients With Fibromyalgia

In a randomized control trial, researchers found that internet-delivered exposure therapy was more cost-effective for patients with fibromyalgia than a waitlist control, which did not involve any treatment during the experimental phase of the study.

Outpatient Engagement May Lower Suicide Attempts in Patients With Fibromyalgia

Outpatient Engagement May Lower Suicide Attempts in Patients With Fibromyalgia

Researchers identified risk factors for suicidal ideation and suicide attempts in patients with fibromyalgia.

Allopurinol Demonstrates No Analgesic Effect for Fibromyalgia Pain

Allopurinol Demonstrates No Analgesic Effect for Fibromyalgia Pain

Allopurinol did not provide pain relief for patients with fibromyalgia pain over the course of 30 days.

Trial Evaluating BCG Vaccine for Fibromyalgia Given Green Light by FDA

Trial Evaluating BCG Vaccine for Fibromyalgia Given Green Light by FDA

The investigators hope that the BCG vaccine can increase anti-inflammatory cytokines, which are deficient in patients with fibromyalgia.

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