Low-level laser therapy and anesthetic infiltration for orofacial pain in patients with fibromyalgia: a randomized clinical trial.

CONCLUSIONS:The LLLT by GaAlAs and anesthetic infiltration of lidocaine 2% were equally effective to control orofacial pain in FM individuals.
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CBD oil has taken the health world by storm over the last couple of years, with claims it can treat a variety of health conditions, from anxiety to epilepsy. There have also been claims the cannabis-based product can help relieve pain, even in conditions like fibromyalgia. But what do experts have to say?
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CONCLUSIONS: HBOT did not improve muscle strength or change muscle fibre content, but improved the ability of the central motor command to generate the same effort (MVC) with fewer recruited fibres. Our sEMG findings underlined a modified central mechanism related to fibre type recruitment order, thus suggesting that muscle fatigue is not primarily a muscular problem, as also demonstrated by other authors with different methods. PMID: 30747100 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Tags: Clin Exp Rheumatol Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: These findings support the view that HBOT is an effective, rapid and safe means of treating various symptoms of FM. PMID: 30747099 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Tags: Clin Exp Rheumatol Source Type: research
Authors: Casale R, Sarzi-Puttini P, Botto R, Alciati A, Batticciotto A, Marotto D, Torta R Abstract The concept of resilience varies according to the context in which it is used. Resilience is broadly defined as a protective factor that makes people less vulnerable to future adverse life events, in this implying the previous occurrence of an adverse event that has to be confronted before individual equilibrium can be restored. This definition can be applied to fibromyalgia and other chronic pain situations. Resilience is profoundly related to reaction to acute or chronic stress, and is therefore involved in the str...
Source: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Tags: Clin Exp Rheumatol Source Type: research
Authors: Atzeni F, Talotta R, Masala IF, Giacomelli C, Conversano C, Nucera V, Lucchino B, Iannuccelli C, Di Franco M, Bazzichi L Abstract Fibromyalgia is characterised by chronic pain, fatigue and functional symptoms. Its aetiopathogenesis is still a matter of debate, but various pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapies are currently available for its treatment. We review the literature concerning the most recent findings related to the aetiopathogenesis, diagnosis, clinical aspects and treatment of FM published between January 2018 and January 2019. PMID: 30747097 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Tags: Clin Exp Rheumatol Source Type: research
Authors: Häuser W, Sarzi-Puttini P, Fitzcharles MA Abstract Fibromyalgia syndrome (FM) is an enigma. During the past three decades, with the gradual acceptance of the validity of FM, it is variously under-, over and misdiagnosed. Evidence-based interdisciplinary guidelines have suggested a comprehensive clinical assessment to avoid this diagnostic conundrum. Every patient with chronic pain should be screened for chronic widespread pain (pain in four of five body regions) (CWP). Those with CWP should be screened for presence of additional major symptoms of FM: unrefreshed sleep and fatigue. A complete medical (...
Source: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Tags: Clin Exp Rheumatol Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: FM patients show a Th1 signature and the activation of this subset is modulated by HBOT. PMID: 30747094 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Tags: Clin Exp Rheumatol Source Type: research
Diagnosis and treatment of fibromyalgia (FM) remains a challenge owing to the lack of reliable biomarkers. Our objective was to develop a rapid biomarker-based method for diagnosing FM by using vibrational spectroscopy to differentiate patients with FM from those with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), osteoarthritis (OA), or systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and to identify metabolites associated with these differences. Blood samples were collected from patients with a diagnosis of FM (n = 50), RA (n = 29), OA (n = 19), or SLE (n = 23). Bloodspot samples were prepared, and spectra collected with portable FT-IR and FT-Raman micro...
Source: Journal of Biological Chemistry - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Methods and Resources Source Type: research
AbstractFibromyalgia represents a condition still controversial in its entity, pathophysiology, diagnosis and management (Figure#ejp1367-fig-0001). In a world where everybody is connected, and everybody is sharing their own image, fibromyalgia (FM) represents the emblematic pathology of misconnection and lack of specific biomarker. FM is an invisible experience with all normal tests and analyses, without any visible biomarker to exhibit to healthcare professionals, colleagues and relatives. In this context, we propose to consider FM as a disease of misconnection at different levels: misconnection with society, misconnectio...
Source: European Journal of Pain - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: REVIEW ARTICLE Source Type: research
ObjectiveAltered afferent input and central neural modulation are thought to contribute to fibromyalgia symptoms, and these processes converge within the spinal cord. We undertook this study to investigate the hypothesis that, using resting ‐state functional magnetic resonance imaging (rs‐fMRI) of the cervical spinal cord, we would observe altered frequency‐dependent activity in fibromyalgia.MethodsCervical spinal cord rs ‐fMRI was conducted in fibromyalgia patients (n = 16) and healthy controls (n = 17). We analyzed the amplitude of low‐frequency fluctuations (ALFF), a measure of low‐frequency oscillatory powe...
Source: Arthritis and Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
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