Fibromyalgia

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

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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

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

Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation Reduces Pain, Fatigue in Fibromyalgia

Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation Reduces Pain, Fatigue in Fibromyalgia

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Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation administered during physical activity may effectively alleviate fibromyalgia-associated pain, fatigue, and disease impact in women.

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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

Presence of Fibromyalgia May Worsen Migraine Disability, Depressive Symptoms

Presence of Fibromyalgia May Worsen Migraine Disability, Depressive Symptoms

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Patients with comorbid fibromyalgia and migraine vs migraine alone may experience more depressive symptoms, greater headache intensity, and be more likely to have severe headache-related disability.

Comorbid Fibromyalgia Influences Disease Activity, Quality of Life in Axial Spondyloarthritis

Comorbid Fibromyalgia Influences Disease Activity, Quality of Life in Axial Spondyloarthritis

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Meeting the criteria for fibromyalgia had a modest effect on disease activity and did not influence the response to TNFi therapy.

Endocannabinoids May Be Elevated in Women With Fibromyalgia

Endocannabinoids May Be Elevated in Women With Fibromyalgia

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Women with fibromyalgia were found to have elevated levels of endocannabinoidome lipid mediators.

Mirtazapine for Fibromyalgia: An Effective Treatment Option?

Mirtazapine for Fibromyalgia: An Effective Treatment Option?

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Mirtazapine is a central alpha-2 antagonist currently FDA-approved for the treatment of major depressive disorder.

Examining the Therapeutic Possibilities of Nutrition in Fibromyalgia

Examining the Therapeutic Possibilities of Nutrition in Fibromyalgia

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Providing guidance to improve dietary behavior, which may include supplementation to achieve an optimal nutritional status, can contribute to improved control of fibromyalgia symptoms.

Catastrophizing, Fibromyalgia, and the Cognitive Modulation of Pain

Catastrophizing, Fibromyalgia, and the Cognitive Modulation of Pain

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Pain catastrophizing may be associated with a reduced ability to effectively distract the mind from pain in patients with fibromyalgia.

Tai Chi Beats Aerobic Exercise in Fibromyalgia

Tai Chi Beats Aerobic Exercise in Fibromyalgia

Tai chi treatment results in similar or greater improvement in symptoms than aerobic exercise for a variety of outcomes for patients with fibromyalgia.

Comorbid Fibromyalgia and Axial Spondyloarthritis: Response to TNF Blocker Therapy

Comorbid Fibromyalgia and Axial Spondyloarthritis: Response to TNF Blocker Therapy

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Researchers sought to confirm whether concomitant fibromyalgia has a negative effect on TNF blocker response.

RNA Blood Test Available to Identify Fibromyalgia

RNA Blood Test Available to Identify Fibromyalgia

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IQuity has released a blood test called IsolateFibromyalgia, which uses RNA data to identify fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia Pain, Fatigue May Be Improved With Acupuncture

Fibromyalgia Pain, Fatigue May Be Improved With Acupuncture

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A group acupuncture program may be beneficial for women with fibromyalgia.

Insufficient Evidence for Cranial Electrical Stimulation in Fibromyalgia, Chronic Conditions

Insufficient Evidence for Cranial Electrical Stimulation in Fibromyalgia, Chronic Conditions

No statistically significant benefit was reported in pain or anxiety outcomes among those with fibromyalgia or anxiety, respectively.

Screening for ADHD Should Be Performed in Patients With Fibromyalgia

Screening for ADHD Should Be Performed in Patients With Fibromyalgia

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ADHD in adults typically co-occurs with fibromyalgia syndrome, and may negatively affect FMS-related morbidity.

Optimal Fibromyalgia Management Includes Individualized, Multimodal Therapy

Optimal Fibromyalgia Management Includes Individualized, Multimodal Therapy

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Fibromyalgia has remained a clinically nebulous entity, and one that is very difficult to manage effectively.

Cold Application on Trapezius Decreases Fibromyalgia Pain

Cold Application on Trapezius Decreases Fibromyalgia Pain

A 10-minute cold application on the trapezius muscle was tied to a significant decrease in pain score.

Transcranial Random Noise Stimulation Reduces Pain, Depression in Fibromyalgia

Transcranial Random Noise Stimulation Reduces Pain, Depression in Fibromyalgia

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Transcranial random noise stimulation improved both physical and cognitive symptoms in fibromyalgia.

Efficacy of Internet-Delivered Cognitive Behavioral Pain Management for Fibromyalgia

Efficacy of Internet-Delivered Cognitive Behavioral Pain Management for Fibromyalgia

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This research is especially important given that patients with fibromyalgia have difficulty attending treatment sessions in person.

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

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

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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.

Juvenile Fibromyalgia Pain Treatment Enhanced By Psychosocial Impact Therapies

Juvenile Fibromyalgia Pain Treatment Enhanced By Psychosocial Impact Therapies

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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.

Addressing Cardiovascular Disease Risks May Prevent Shoulder Tendinitis

Addressing Cardiovascular Disease Risks May Prevent Shoulder Tendinitis

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

Fibromyalgia Symptoms Improve With CoQ<sub>10</sub> 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

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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

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"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."

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