Testing the effects of gentle vibrotactile stimulation on symptom relief in fibromyalgia

Sensory disturbances in fibromyalgia extend beyond nociception. It has been proposed that imbalance in the mutual competition between painful input and non-painful sensory activity may, to a significant extent...
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This study explored the role of central sensitization (CS) pain in patients with various rheumatic diseases using the CS inventory (CSI).MethodsA total of 193 patients of mean age 50.72  ± 9.65 years were included; they were divided into four different groups in terms of their rheumatic diseases. Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), spondyloarthropathy (SpA), osteoarthritis (OA), and fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) were evaluated in tertiary care rheumatology/pain medicine se ttings. Disease duration and activity, the Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Index, the Disease Activity Score-2...
Source: Clinical Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
Conditions:   Chronic Pain;   Low Back Pain;   Fibromyalgia;   Upper Extremity Dysfunction;   Complex Regional Pain Syndromes;   Phantom Limb Pain;   Rheumatoid Arthritis;   Carpal Tunnel Syndrome;   Repetitive Strain Injury Intervention:   Device: Karuna Labs Virtual Reality Software Sponsor:   Karuna Labs Inc. Enrolling by invitation
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AbstractObjectiveRheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients with comorbid fibromyalgia (FM) manifest alterations in brain connectivity synonymous with central sensitization. Here we consider how peripheral inflammation, the principal nociceptive stimulus in RA, interacts with brain connectivity in RA patients with comorbid FM.MethodsRA patients with (FM+, n=27) and without (FM ‐, n=27) comorbid FM completed functional connectivity magnetic resonance imaging. Seed to whole‐brain functional connectivity analyses were conducted using left mid/posterior insula and left inferior parietal lobule (IPL) seeds, regions previously linke...
Source: Arthritis and Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: Brief Report Source Type: research
This study included 130 adult RA patients fulfilling the 2010 ACR/EULAR classification criteria for RA. Patients were evaluated according to 2016 and 1990 ACR criteria for FM. Kappa agreement between the two criteria was determined. Spearman ’s correlation between the polysymptomatic distress scale (PSD) and selected variables including disease activity score-28 with erythrocyte sedimentation rate (DAS-28 ESR), clinical disease activity index (CDAI), patient global assessment (PGA), and visual analogue scale (VAS) for pain was evaluat ed. Of the 130 RA patients, 52 patients (40%) satisfied the 2016 criteria and 40 (3...
Source: Rheumatology International - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
Might vibrotactile stimulation provide effective relief of fibromyalgia symptoms?Arthritis Research &Therapy
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To describe the demographic, clinical, and treatment characteristics of youth diagnosed with juvenile primary fibromyalgia syndrome (JPFS) who are seen in pediatric rheumatology clinics.
Source: Pediatric Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The evidence of VR effectiveness is promising in chronic neck pain and shoulder impingement syndrome. VR and exercises have similar effects in rheumatoid arthritis, knee arthritis, ankle instability, and post-anterior cruciate reconstruction. For fibromyalgia and back pain, as well as after knee arthroplasty, the evidence of VR effectiveness compared to exercise is absent or inconclusive. PMID: 31343702 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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AbstractAimRecently, the revised 2016 version of the 2010/2011 fibromyalgia (FM) criteria was released. No study has yet assessed whether the 2016 criteria perform better than the previous criteria. Therefore, we validated a Korean version of the revised FM criteria and explored whether they were better than the previous criteria in terms of diagnostic accuracy.MethodsWe enrolled 86 FM patients and 89 patients with various rheumatological disorders, including rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, osteoarthritis, and myofascial pain syndrome. All patients were invited to complete a questionnaire that included ...
Source: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
AbstractObjectivesThe primary objective was to investigate the prevalence of neuropathic-like pain in patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA). Secondary outcomes were to investigate whether mood, fatigue, pain, disease severity and fibromyalgia are associated with neuropathic-like pain in PsA patients.MethodsPsA patients were assessed for fatigue, mood, pain, disease activity and fibromyalgia using questionnaires. Neuropathic-like pain was assessed by PainDetect.ResultsSixty-four patients with PsA were recruited from the Rheumatology Outpatient Department. Of the 64 patients recruited, 26.6% had ‘likely neuropathic p...
Source: Clinical Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 17 July 2019Source: Best Practice &Research Clinical RheumatologyAuthor(s): Sizheng Steven Zhao, Stephen J. Duffield, Nicola J. GoodsonAbstractFibromyalgia (FM) is one of the most common conditions that rheumatologists encounter. It is characterised by chronic widespread pain, fatigue, sleep disturbances and impaired cognition. The prevalence of comorbid FM among populations with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) and psoriatic arthritis (PsA) are considerably higher than among the general population, with pooled prevalence estimates of 18–24% in RA, 14&n...
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