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Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio 3/23/19 On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Christopher Aakre, an internal medicine specialist in Mayo Clinic's Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Clinic, discusses diagnosing and managing fibromyalgia. Also on the podcast, Dr. Andrew Bentall, a Mayo Clinic nephrologist, explains what can be done to help?sensitized transplant patients?who can be difficult to [...]
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Publication date: Available online 7 June 2019Source: Brain, Behavior, and ImmunityAuthor(s): Nina Groven, Egil A. Fors, Solveig Klæbo ReitanAbstractChronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and Fibromyalgia (FM) are both chronic disorders that have a devastating effect on the lives of the affected patients and their families. Both conditions have overlapping clinical features that partly resemble those of inflammatory disorders. The etiology is still not understood, and it is suggested that the immune system might be a contributing factor. So far, the results are inconclusive. The purpose of this study was to compare the two c...
Source: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
an S Abstract Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and Fibromyalgia (FM) are both chronic disorders that have a devastating effect on the lives of the affected patients and their families. Both conditions have overlapping clinical features that partly resemble those of inflammatory disorders. The etiology is still not understood, and it is suggested that the immune system might be a contributing factor. So far, the results are inconclusive. The purpose of this study was to compare the two conditions and investigate the level of the inflammatory marker high-sensitivity CRP (hsCRP) in CFS and FM patients compared to healt...
Source: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Brain Behav Immun Source Type: research
Conclusions Biased symptom reporting in one paradigm is unrelated to biased symptom reporting in the other paradigm, indicating that distortions in symptom perception in patients with functional somatic syndromes are not a trait-like, cross-situationally stable condition, but a versatile dysfunction that is context dependent.
Source: Psychosomatic Medicine - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research
Experimental pain sensitivity was assessed in individuals with urologic chronic pelvic pain syndrome (UCPPS) as part of the Multidisciplinary Approach to the Study of Chronic Pelvic Pain (MAPP) Research Network. A series of computer-controlled pressure stimuli were delivered to the thumbnail bed, an asymptomatic site distant from the area of UCPPS pain that is considered to be indicative of overall body pain threshold. Stimuli were rated according to a standardized magnitude estimation protocol. Pain sensitivity in participants with UCPPS was compared with healthy controls and a mixed pain group composed of individuals wit...
Source: Pain - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research
 Most of us are familiar with post-traumatic stress disorder. PTSD (deservedly) gets a lot of attention, largely focused on soldiers returning from service. But trauma comes in many forms, and most people have experienced it in one form or another. In this episode, learn about the differences between PTSD and other forms of trauma, how to identify it, and what can be done about it.   Subscribe to Our Show! And Remember to Review Us! About Our Guest Robert T. Muller, Ph.D., is the author of the psychotherapy book, “Trauma &the Struggle to Open Up:  From Avoidance to Recovery &a...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: General PTSD The Psych Central Show Trauma Gabe Howard Vincent M. Wales Source Type: blogs
When dealing with chronic pain, it is often not possible for clinicians to provide adequate answers to their patients about what might be wrong, and why they continue to have their pain. This has led to greater use of diagnostic “labels” for conditions such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome, chronic Lyme disease, and many others. Assigning such “labels” to patients with chronic pain has far-reaching consequences for all stakeholders. The aim of this clinical commentary is to highlight some of the common threads among 4 particular conditions common to women—fib...
Source: Journal of Womens Health Physical Therapy - Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Clinical Commentary Source Type: research
This study used data from a total of 563 participants clinically diagnosed with CFS (n = 124; English), FM (n = 348; German), or T1DM (n = 91; Lebanese). CFS and FM data had been used in earlier published studies but were subjected to new analyses. CFS data was used to create the English version of the MaSCS-R, and FM and T1DM data for German and Arabic versions. Metacognitions about worry, anxiety, depression, and symptom severity were measured. The three MaSCS-R versions, consisting of two factors (each with four items), had adequate psychometric properties, possessing configural and metric invariance. Metacognitive fact...
Source: Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Clin Psychol Psychother Source Type: research
Patients diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) or fibromyalgia experience chronic pain. Concomitantly, the rat model of CFS exhibits microglial activation in the lumbar spinal cord and pain behavior wi...
Source: Journal of Neuroinflammation - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: At the moment, ozone therapy seems a treatment that, also because without any side effect, is possible to be proposed to patients with fibromyalgia that are not obtaining adequate results from other available treatments and it can be considered as complementary/integrative medicine. PMID: 30840304 [PubMed - in process]
Source: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci Source Type: research
Hypermobile type Ehlers ‐Danlos syndrome (hEDS) is an underdiagnosed connective tissue disorder characterized by generalized joint hypermobility, chronic fatigue, widespread joints pain, and impaired quality of life. Here, we reported the first hEDS complicated by hypogammaglobulinemia. New insights into classification, diagnosis, and proper management of hEDS are also reviewed. Key Clinical MessageHypermobile type Ehlers ‐Danlos syndrome (hEDS) is an underdiagnosed connective tissue disorder characterized by generalized joint hypermobility, chronic fatigue, widespread joints pain, and impaired quality of life. Here, w...
Source: Clinical Case Reports - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: CASE REPORT Source Type: research
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