IJERPH, Vol. 16, Pages 4540: Functional Status and Body Mass Index in Postmenopausal Women with Fibromyalgia: A Case –control Study

IJERPH, Vol. 16, Pages 4540: Functional Status and Body Mass Index in Postmenopausal Women with Fibromyalgia: A Case–control Study International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health doi: 10.3390/ijerph16224540 Authors: Laura Cerón Lorente María Carmen García Ríos Santiago Navarro Ledesma Rosa María Tapia Haro Antonio Casas Barragán María Correa-Rodríguez María Encarnación Aguilar Ferrándiz Reduced functional capacity is a common characteristic of fibromyalgia (FMS). We aimed to investigate the relationship between functional status and body mass index (BMI) in a population with and without FMS. A pilot case–control study was performed in 34 women with FMS and 22 healthy controls which were classified according to their BMI. The main outcome measures were: Balance (MiniBestest, One Leg Stance Test), functional mobility (Timed up and Go), physical disability (Health Assessment Questionnaire Disability Index), spinal range of motion (Spinal Mouse), level of physical activity at work (Leisure Time Physical Activity Instrument), and home and leisure time (Physical Activity at Home and Work). Statistical differences were observed between overweight/obese healthy controls and women with FMS for several indicators of functional capacity. FMS patients reported worse dynamic (p = 0.001) and static balance (right: p = 0.002, left: p = 0.001), poorer functional ...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research

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teo D Abstract Background: Altered balance is a common and debilitating symptom of fibromyalgia. Previous studies have investigated balance under single-task conditions that do not reflect real-life situations. The present study evaluated the impact of a simultaneous cell-phone conversation on balance performance in a case-control cohort from Spain. Methods: A cross-sectional case-control study was performed in 34 women recruited from local self-help organizations and university facilities (n = 18 fibromyalgia cases; n = 16 healthy, pain-free controls). Participants performed the 3...
Source: Biomed Res - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Biomed Res Int Source Type: research
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Journal Name: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (CCLM) Issue: Ahead of print
Source: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine - Category: Laboratory Medicine Source Type: research
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Source: Neural Plasticity - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Neural Plast Source Type: research
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Authors: Fogato L Abstract Will I actually be ready to face my first surgical on call night? It is the question that haunts every young specialist when, once he has completed his surgical training, he is alone, often by night to face the unpredictable. It is a question of ethical and intellectual honesty to understand that learning curve is something quite different from being transformed from a surgeon by day into a superhero by night. The training gap in Italy and at the same time the typology of patients (obesity, age, gunshot wounds, and stab wounds) who come to our Emergency Departments have exasperated the ne...
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Source: Reviews on Recent Clinical Trials - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Rev Recent Clin Trials Source Type: research
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