Tag: "fibromyalgia" at medical news
University of Kentucky physician publishes fibromyalgia study in Arthritis & Rheumatism journal
...2005) - A study of a drug that reduces the pain of fibromyalgia
and improves sleep is being published by a Univers...t Lyrica may be effective in improving the pain of fibromyalgia
and some of its other symptoms such as sleep problems and fatigue." Pfizer Inc's Lyrica (pregabali...
Treat depression and chronic pain separately, U-M researchers say
...-M. Clauw and the other researchers found that in fibromyalgia
patients, much less pressure was required to activ...are quite independent." While this study looked at fibromyalgia
patients, it is possible that the results may apply to people who have other chronic pain conditions...
The relationship between clinical depression and chronic pain
... focused on 53 patients, 33 women and 20 men, with fibromyalgia
(FM). This symdrome is characterized by intense widespread pain and tenderness to touch and is often accompanied by depression. Using this patient population, the research team set out to evaluate whether higher levels of symptoms of depression are...
Narcotic drugs effective for severe, chronic pain in older patients
...amage (called neuropathic pain) or from arthritis, fibromyalgia
and related conditions that cause what is known as nociceptive pain. Patients were divided into younger (less than 50 years old) and older (over 60) age groups. The records showed that both groups started with similar doses of morphine-like drugs an...
Veterans of first Gulf War have more chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia
...e more likely to have chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia
syndrome.The proportion of Gulf War veterans with ...t differences between rates of chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia
in the non-deployed veterans and in the general population. However, while 0.1 percent of non-deploy...
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for July 5, 2005
...am Acupuncture A 12-week study of 100 people with fibromyalgia
compared true acupuncture therapy with three forms... continue other treatments they had been using for fibromyalgia
or other physical ailments....
Drug used to treat Parkinson's disease may be beneficial in treating fibromyalgia
...lacebo-controlled trial involving 60 patients with fibromyalgia
who were randomly selected in a 2:1 ratio to recei...t was then tapered to 0 mg during week 15. Because fibromyalgia
patients often take a variety of medications, participants were allowed to continue these as long as...
Pain research using electronic diaries helps identify who responds to 'placebo effect'
...y to respond to placebos. The study of people with fibromyalgia
a type of chronic pain affecting several million ...esults have direct implications for drug trials in fibromyalgia
and perhaps broader implications for other pain syndromes," the researchers note. The researchers al...
Research provides more evidence that chronic fatigue syndrome is a legitimate medical condition
...ue syndrome defines a range of illnesses including fibromyalgia
and Gulf War syndrome, all of which have fatigue a...m at least two disorders related to CFS, including fibromyalgia
and Gulf War syndrome. By examining spinal cord fluid in patients with CFS and in healthy individual...
Debilitating jaw and neck pain targeted through $19 million NIH support, multidisciplinary center
...re intense investigations to come, should apply to fibromyalgia
syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome, chronic fatigue syndrome and several other chronic sensory disorders that are also characterized by enhanced pain sensitivity and are frequently seen in patients with TMJD. "Currently, medications, muscle relaxatio...
Acupuncture relieves symptoms of fibromyalgia, Mayo Clinic study finds
...only partially effective. Mayo's study involved 50 fibromyalgia
patients enrolled in a randomized, controlled tria...patients who received acupuncture to counter their fibromyalgia
symptoms reported improvement in fatigue and anxiety, among other symptoms. Acupuncture was well tol...
The brain, hormones and behavior focus of briefings at international meeting June 19-22
... life events may be at greater risk for developing fibromyalgia
later in life. While little is known about the causes of fibromyalgia, a condition affecting mostly women and characterized by extreme fatigue and widespread muscle pain, a German study suggests "prenatal programming" likely plays a role. According t...
Improving the standard of rheumatology care in Europe
...oarthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and fibromyalgia
have been proposed for endorsement by EULAR (The European League Against Rheumatism), along with recommendations for conducting clinical trials in SLE and systemic vasculitis. Professor Tore Kvien, EULAR president, stated: "The EULAR executive plac...
High risk of migraine, depression and chronic pain for IBS sufferers, large study shows
...oked at the occurrence of depression, migraine and fibromyalgia
(chronic, widespread and unexplained pain) in 97,5... likely to suffer from migraine. The occurrence of fibromyalgia
was 1.8 times greater in individuals with IBS than in control individuals....
The pain from fibromyalgia is real, researchers say
ANN ARBOR, Mich. Many people with fibromyalgia
a debilitating pain syndrome that affects 2 to 4 ...creasingly, though, the scientific knowledge about fibromyalgia
is growing, and a new paper from the University of Michigan Health System says there are overwhelmin...
Annals of Internal Medicine Tip Sheet for May 15, 2007
...y From Norm A review of published literature on fibromyalgia
finds that patients with the condition, which is c...sms currently thought to be partly responsible for fibromyalgia