Judge: Evidence In Record Supports Denial Of Disability Benefits

PHILADELPHIA - An ERISA-governed disability plan administrator that denied benefits to a claimant with fibromyalgia acted reasonably, a Pennsylvania federal judge ruled Feb. 26 (Roxanne Labella v. The PNC Bank Corp. and Affiliates Long Term Disability Plan, No. 11-6142, E.D. Pa.; 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 24123).
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Publication date: July–August 2019Source: Revista Española de Cirugía Ortopédica y Traumatología (English Edition), Volume 63, Issue 4Author(s): Y. Lopiz, H. Marcelo, C. Arvinius, L. Rodriguez-Rodriguez, C. García-Fernández, F. MarcoAbstractIsolated arthroscopic subacromial decompression (IASD) is a widely used surgical procedure with high success rates. However, up to 25% of patients experience residual pain. It is unclear whether aberrant central nervous system processing of pain as described in fibromyalgia (FM) could have a detrimental effect on outcomes.To test this hypo...
Source: Revista Espanola de Cirugia Ortopedica y Traumatologia - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
Conclusions: The study concludes that treating fibromyalgia patients challenges physiotherapists, mainly because of professional shortcomings. The findings highlight the necessity to train physiotherapists to respond to the needs of their patients with greater competence and less ambivalence. Implications for rehabilitation Health providers need to acknowledge the difficulty physiotherapists are facing when providing treatment to fibromyalgia patients. Physiotherapists treating fibromyalgia should undergo special training to reduce their uncertainty and role ambiguity. Health providers should improve communication between ...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Disabil Rehabil Source Type: research
ra SM Abstract Fibromyalgia is a disease characterised as generalised chronic primary pain that causes functional disability and a reduction in patients' quality of life, without specific pathophysiology or appropriate treatment. Previous studies have shown that kinins and their B1 and B2 receptors contribute to chronic painful conditions. Thus, we investigated the involvement of kinins and their B1 and B2 receptors in a fibromyalgia-like pain model induced by reserpine in mice. Nociceptive parameters (mechanical allodynia, cold sensitivity and overt nociception) and behaviours of burrowing, thigmotaxis, and force...
Source: Biochemical Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Biochem Pharmacol Source Type: research
Conclusion: The results of our study may suggest the presence of FM as a clinical sign of a more severe migraine. However, the long-term prospective studies including these group of patients are needed to understand the prognostic impact and importance of the comorbid FM in migraine. Abbreviations: FM: Fibromyalgia; MIDAS: Migraine Disability Assessment. PMID: 31221031 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Neurological Research - Category: Neurology Tags: Neurol Res Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 31 May 2019Source: Best Practice &Research Clinical RheumatologyAuthor(s): Winfried Häuser, Gareth JonesAbstractPsychological factors such as adverse childhood experiences, traumatic life events, interpersonal conflicts and psychological distress play an important role in the predisposition, onset and severity of chronic widespread pain (CWP) and fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS). Therefore, psychological therapies might have the potential to reduce disability as well as symptom and economic burden in patients with CWP and FMS. Recent interdisciplinary guidelines have suggested differe...
Source: Best Practice and Research Clinical Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
Publication date: June 2019Source: Neurophysiologie Clinique, Volume 49, Issue 3Author(s): Frédéric Viseux, Pascal Charpentier, Antoine LemaireFibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS) is a chronic and multi-faceted disease with an unknown aetiology. Clinical symptoms consisting of widespread pain, generalized muscular hypertonia, fatigue, sleep disturbances, impaired cognition and poor physical fitness compromise the autonomy, function and independence of these patients [1]. Postural control is affected and balance is impaired, leading to a greater risk and frequency of falls [2]. Pain in FMS may be associated with hypere...
Source: Neurophysiologie Clinique - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
I was speaking with someone recently who has a series of chronic and painful conditions; some of which are noticeable and some ‘invisible’. What is particularly distressful is that people sometimes say to her, “At least you don’t have cancer.” How dismissive is that? I know they are trying to help her feel better about what she does have and perhaps even attempt to minimize the impact, but it is not compassionate or helpful. There are diagnoses such as fibromyalgia, lupus, diabetes, arthritis or neuropathy which some people have to navigate. It might mean taking naps on an as-needed basis, en...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Chronic Pain Health-related Inspiration & Hope Personal Arthritis Chronic Illness Diabetes Fibromyalgia Lupus Lyme disease neuropathy peer support Source Type: blogs
CONCLUSIONS: This systematic review and meta-analysis shows positive results in favour of movement and body awareness therapies as adjunct treatment to usual care in patients who suffer from fibromyalgia. Further work in identifying the mechanism of action by which body awareness therapies benefit outcomes should be undertaken. PMID: 31106558 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research
If there’s one pain management and rehabilitation strategy that keeps me awake at night, it’s pacing. Living with persistent pain, I loathe the idea of pacing because I know everyone “booms and busts” from time to time, and few people like the idea of planning every single aspect of every single day as they come to grips with modifying their daily routines. BUT it’s one of the most popular strategies in textbooks, self-help books, and in treatment so there must be something in it, right? Vexed definitions One of the problems with the whole pacing concept is defining what we mean by it. I...
Source: HealthSkills Weblog - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: 'Pacing' or Quota Chronic pain Clinical reasoning Coping Skills Coping strategies Occupational therapy Pain conditions Physiotherapy Research Science in practice activity management activity pacing pain management pain rehabilita Source Type: blogs
Conclusion: These findings support the hypothesis that in FM a deteriorated function of cortical inhibition, indexed by a higher SICI parameter, a lower function of the DPMS, together with a higher level of BDNF indicate that FM has different pathological substrates from depression. They suggest that an up-regulation phenomenon of intracortical inhibitory networks associated with a disruption of the DPMS function occurs in FM. Introduction Major depressive disorder (MDD) and fibromyalgia (FM) present overlapped symptoms. Although the connection between these two disorders has not been elucidated yet, the disruption...
Source: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
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