Fibromyalgia prevalence at 2.1 percent of general German population

(Wiley) Researchers have determined that fibromyalgia prevalence is 2.1 percent of the general population in Germany. Results appearing in Arthritis Care &Research, a journal published by Wiley on behalf of the American College of Rheumatology, suggest that fibromyalgia is a spectrum disorder rather than a categorical illness.
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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...
Source: Best Practice and Research Clinical Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
AbstractPurposeHashimoto ’s thyroiditis (HT) is often associated with rheumatic disorders (arthritis, etc.), but many HT patients report non-specific rheumatic signs and symptoms in the absence of clinically evident rheumatic diseases. Aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of non-specific rheumatic manifestatio ns (RMs) in HT subjects without classified autoimmune comorbidities.Methods500 HT patients (467 F, 33  M; median age 41 years, range 14–69) and 310 age- and sex-matched controls, consecutively referred to the Endocrine Unit of Messina University Hospital, were evaluated for non-speci...
Source: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
ConclusionLow DAS28 and HAQ scores at baseline, anti-CCP were positive predictors of SR. Instead of 6  months, remission duration for ≥ 12 months would probably help us to predict SR independently from the chosen criteria; Boolean or SDAI.
Source: Clinical Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
As physicians, many of our daily practices involve administration of substances that are shrouded in mystery. Certain medications, specifically opioids, have been part of tragic news stories, and have turned young children into orphans, happy spouses into widows and widowers, and once-aspirational youth into memories. The CDC reports that on average, 130 people die each day from an opioid overdose. With such harrowing statistics, why take opioids in the first place? Well, if used appropriately, opioids can significantly improve pain with relatively tolerable side effects. A short-term course of opioids (typically 3 to 7 da...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Addiction Pain Management Source Type: blogs
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...
Source: Arthritis Research and Therapy - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Lower back and leg pain can result from poor posture and overstraining the back muscles. However, persistent or recurring pain can be a sign of an underlying condition, such as arthritis or fibromyalgia. Learn more about the possible causes of lower back and leg pain here.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Back Pain Source Type: news
Abstract The 73rd Annual Meeting of The Canadian Rheumatology Association was held at the Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth, Montreal, Quebec, Canada February 27 - March 2, 2019. The program consisted of presentations covering original research, symposia, awards, and lectures. Highlights of the meeting include the following 2019 Award Winners: Distinguished Rheumatologist, Edward Keystone; Distinguished Investigator, Diane Lacaille; Teacher-Educator, Shirley Tse; Emerging Investigator, Glen Hazlewood; Best Abstract on SLE Research by a Trainee - Ian Watson Award, Alexandra Legge; Best Abstract on Clinical or Epidemiolo...
Source: J Rheumatol - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research
By just engaging in the basic strategies in the Wheat Belly Total Health, Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox, or Undoctored programs, many mild cases of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, SIBO, reverse. These efforts thereby restore your ability to ingest prebiotic fibers without diarrhea, bloating, gas, abdominal discomfort, joint pain, and dark emotional feelings. Many people thereby are relieved of irritable bowel syndrome symptoms, fibromyalgia, or restless leg syndrome, or have greater power in reversing autoimmune conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis. Unfortunately, not everybody enjoys reversal of SIBO with our b...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: SIBO grain-free probiotic undoctored wheat belly Source Type: blogs
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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