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Fibromyalgia News Today Weekly Digest

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Increased Pain Sensitivity Reflects Cognitive Difficulties in Fibromyalgia Patients, Study Suggests

Aug 09, 2018 07:00 am | Ana Pena

 

cognitive issues, painIncreased sensitivity to pain may be connected to cognitive problems that many fibromyalgia (FM) patients experience, according to a study linking pain perception with cognitive performance in the disease. Researchers found that the response of patients to weak pain-evoking stimuli significantly reflected their cognitive difficulties, suggesting this is a better measure to address brain issues […]

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Fibromyalgia Patients Show Poorer-than-Usual ‘Selective Learning’ of Pain Triggers in Study

Aug 08, 2018 07:00 am | Jose Marques Lopes, PhD

 

fibromyalgia, selective learningPatients with fibromyalgia show a poorer ability for “selective learning” of pain triggers, which may contribute to their widespread pain, a study reports. The study, “Reduced selective learning in patients with fibromyalgia vs healthy controls,” was published in the journal Pain. Pain episodes can occur at the same time as other non-painful stimuli, which can result in spreading […]

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Self-reported Symptoms Can Detect Fibromyalgia in RA Patients, Study Finds

Aug 07, 2018 07:00 am | Ana Pena

 

rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgiaPatient-reported joint tenderness and quality of life, the subjective components of the DAS28 disease activity score, are valuable in identifying fibromyalgia in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA).  Based on those two factors, researchers used a score called DAS28-P to distinguish between RA patients with fibromyalgia and those with simple RA. The study, “The subjective components of the Disease […]

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 h4> Fibromyalgia Patients Who Undergo Spinal Fusion Surgery Have More Postoperative Complications, Study Suggests
Physician Judgment May Be Best Strategy for Accurate Fibromyalgia Diagnosis, Review Says
Primary and Secondary Fibromyalgia Share Same Symptom Burden, Study Suggests
ADHD More Common in Women with Fibromyalgia, Study Shows
Treating Gut Microbiome with Probiotics Seen to Aid Cognitive Abilities in Pilot Study


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