Blood test can detect fibromyalgia and may lead to a faster diagnosis for the chronic pain condition

A new study from The Ohio State University has found that biomarkers in the blood samples of patients with fibromylagia distinguish them from the samples of patients with other pain disorders.
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Abstract Although the life-course concept of risk markers as potential etiological influences is well established in epidemiology, it has not featured in academic publications or clinical practice in the context of chronic widespread pain (CWP) and fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS). Studies of risk markers are required considerations for evaluation of patients and for research because there is no single cause, pathological feature, laboratory finding, or biomarker for CWP or FMS. The early-life risk markers identified by extensive literature review with best evidence for potential causal influence on the development and...
Source: Pain Research and Management - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research
This article presents a retrospective analysis of patients who attended a rheumatology specialist practice (with two specialist rheumatologists) between 2016 and 2018 via an appointment arranged by the appointment service office (Terminservicestelle, TSS). Patients were analyzed in a pseudonymized manner and categorized according to the following criteria: 1. patient did not keep the appointment, 2. patient had no inflammatory rheumatic disease, 3. patient suffered from an inflammatory rheumatic disease but had no urgent indications to be seen and 4. patient suffered from an inflammatory rheum...
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: Z Rheumatol Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 12 June 2019Source: Best Practice &Research Clinical RheumatologyAuthor(s): Martin DiersAbstractIn this chapter, we provide an overview of neuroimaging studies in chronic pain. We start with an introduction about the phenomenology of pain. In the following section, the application of functional and structural imaging techniques is shown in selected chronic pain syndromes (chronic back pain, fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS), phantom limb pain, and complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)), and commonalities and peculiarities of imaging correlates across different types of chronic pain are disc...
Source: Best Practice and Research Clinical Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
Blockade of spinal α5-GABAA receptors differentially reduces reserpine-induced fibromyalgia-type pain in female rats. Eur J Pharmacol. 2019 Jun 07;:172443 Authors: De la Luz-Cuellar YE, Rodríguez-Palma EJ, Franco-Enzástiga Ú, Salinas-Abarca AB, Delgado-Lezama R, Granados-Soto V Abstract The role of spinal α5 subunit-containing GABAA (α5-GABAA) receptors in chronic pain is controversial. The purpose of this study was to investigate the participation of spinal α5-GABAA receptors in the reserpine-induced pain model. Reserpine administration induced tactile all...
Source: European Journal of Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Eur J Pharmacol Source Type: research
I was looking back over the last 8 years since the first Wheat Belly book was released. It’s been 8 years of astounding, truly breathtaking stories of success over weight issues, health, and physical transformations that skeptics even today claim are impossible. It’s been a virtual avalanche of wonderful stories. Although I’ve seen all of them, often more than once, I could not help but be overcome with satisfaction and pride for the many, many spectacular photos and stories people have shared. So I thought it would be fun to re-post a small sample of some of these stories dating back from the start of th...
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CONCLUSION: The prevalence of chronic pain was associated with females in 50-59 years old and severe mixed pain. It was located mainly in lower limbs and lumbar region. The most frequent diagnosis was low back pain followed by fibromyalgia. The patients were informed about their disease and treatment. PMID: 31160047 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Rev Bras Anestesiol Source Type: research
ConclusionsIn chronic pain patients with fibromyalgia, the increase in endogenous pain inhibition by tapentadol was translated into analgesia in patients with a normal CNFS. In those with abnormal CNFS, tapentadol treatment was without analgesic effect.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
Source: European Journal of Pain - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Original Article 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
ConclusionsThis study shows that RA, endometriosis and IBD are all risk factors for later fibromyalgia and chronic widespread pain, consistent with a hypothesis of central sensitization as an effect of a painful underlying condition.
Source: European Journal of Pain - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
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