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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203114/longitudinal-analysis-of-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-undifferentiated-connective-tissue-diseases
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Michele Iudici, Rosaria Irace, Antonella Riccardi, Giovanna Cuomo, Serena Vettori, Gabriele Valentini
INTRODUCTION/OBJECTIVES: To prospectively assess the quality of life (QoL) of patients affected by undifferentiated connective tissue diseases (UCTDs) and to identify factors associated with changes over time. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 46 consecutive UCTD patients completed the Short-Form 36 (SF-36) questionnaire at presentation and then yearly. At each 6-month visit, all patients underwent a detailed history taking and a laboratory and physical assessment, in order to follow the evolution of the disease over time and to assess the the co-existence of fibromyalgia...
2017: Patient related Outcome Measures
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202742/invalidation-in-patients-with-rheumatic-diseases-clinical-and-psychological-framework
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Mariana Galante Santiago, Andréa Marques, Marianne Kool, Rinie Geenen, José António P da Silva
OBJECTIVE: The term "invalidation" refers to the patients' perception that their medical condition is not recognized by the social environment. Invalidation can be a major issue in patients' lives, adding a significant burden to symptoms and limitations while increasing the risk of physical and psychological disability. In this study in patients with rheumatic diseases, we investigated the relationship between invalidation and sociodemographic, clinical, psychological, and personality characteristics...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195255/evaluation-of-vestibular-biopsy-features-in-patients-affected-by-fibromyalgia-by-vulvodynia-or-by-their-association
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A Ghizzani, G Tinacci
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the histologic features of vestibular biopsies from patients affected by fibro myalgia (FM), or vulvodynia (VD), or the their association (FM-VD) in order to facilitate differential diagnosis among conditions that present sexual pain with similar clinical characteristics. STUDY DESIGN: Fourty-four women already diagnosed with FM were recruited to evaluate the presence of sexual pain not owing to FM. Fourteen women affected by sexual pain of unknown origin who came to our department requesting treatment were also recruited...
December 2016: Pathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192782/-electromyogram-biofeedback-in-patients-with-fibromyalgia-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Eva Baumueller, Andreas Winkelmann, Dominik Irnich, Martin Weigl
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 31, 2017: Complement Med Res
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184193/altered-functional-performance-in-patients-with-fibromyalgia
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Isis da Silva Costa, Antoni Gamundí, José G Vivas Miranda, Lucas G Souza França, Charles Novaes De Santana, Pedro Montoya
Fibromyalgia is a common chronic pain condition that exerts a considerable impact on patients' daily activities and quality of life. Objectives: The main objective of the present study was to evaluate kinematic parameters of gait, functional performance, and balance in women with fibromyalgia syndrome. Methods: The study included 26 female patients with fibromyalgia (49.2 ± 8.0 years) according to the criteria of the American College of Rheumatology, as well as 16 pain-free women (43.5 ± 8.5 years). Gait and balance parameters were extracted from video recordings of participants performing several motor tasks...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183406/long-term-economic-evaluation-of-cognitive-behavioural-group-treatment-versus-enhanced-usual-care-for-functional-somatic-syndromes
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Andreas Schröder, Eva Ørnbøl, Jens S Jensen, Michael Sharpe, Per Fink
OBJECTIVE: Patients with functional somatic syndromes (FSS) such as fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome have a poor outcome and can incur high healthcare and societal costs. We aimed to compare the medium-term (16months) cost-effectiveness and the long-term (40months) economic outcomes of a bespoke cognitive-behavioural group treatment (STreSS) with that of enhanced usual care (EUC). METHODS: We obtained complete data on healthcare and indirect costs (i.e...
March 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182837/fibromyalgia-predicts-two-year-changes-in-functional-status-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients
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Hyein Kim, Jing Cui, Michelle Frits, Christine Iannaccone, Jonathan Coblyn, Nancy A Shadick, Michael E Weinblatt, Yvonne C Lee
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Previous cross sectional studies have shown that rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients with fibromyalgia (FM) have higher disease activity, greater medical costs and worse quality of life compared to RA patients without FM. We determined the impact of FM on 2-year changes in functional status of RA patients in a prospective study. METHODS: Subjects included participants in the Brigham Rheumatoid Arthritis Sequential Study enrolled in a substudy of the effects of pain in RA...
February 9, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182834/the-impact-of-moving-from-a-widespread-to-multi-site-pain-definition-on-other-fibromyalgia-symptoms
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Linda E Dean, Lesley Arnold, Leslie Crofford, Robert Bennett, Don Goldenberg, Mary-Ann Fitzcharles, Eduardo S Paiva, Roland Staud, Dan Clauw, Piercarlo Sarzi-Puttini, Gareth T Jones, Abimbola Ayorinde, Elisa Fluß, Marcus Beasley, Gary J Macfarlane
OBJECTIVES: The current study investigated whether associations between pain and the additional symptoms associated with fibromyalgia are different in persons with chronic widespread (CWP) compared to multi-site pain (MSP), with or without joint areas. PATIENTS/METHODS: Six studies were utilized: 1958 British birth cohort, EpiFunD, Kid LBP, MUSICIAN, SHAMA and WHEST (females) studies. MSP was defined as the presence of pain in ≥8/≥10 body sites (adults/children) indicated on 4-view body manikins; conducted firstly to include joints (+joints) and secondly without (-joints)...
February 9, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178440/comorbidities-in-patients-with-psoriatic-arthritis
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Amir Haddad, Devy Zisman
Epidemiological studies have shown that patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) are often affected by numerous comorbidities that carry significant morbidity and mortality. Reported comorbidities include diabetes mellitus, obesity, metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular diseases, osteoporosis, inflammatory bowel disease, autoimmune eye disease, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, depression, and fibromyalgia. All health care providers for patients with PsA should recognize and monitor those comorbidities, as well as understand their effect on patient management to ensure an optimal clinical outcome...
January 30, 2017: Rambam Maimonides Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176037/fibromyalgia-in-patients-with-thyroid-autoimmunity-prevalence-and-relationship-with-disease-activity
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Sema Haliloglu, Bilge Ekinci, Hulya Uzkeser, Hakan Sevimli, Ayse Carlioglu, Pinar Mazlum Macit
Fibromyalgia (FM) is a syndrome characterised by chronic musculoskeletal pain, tenderness and other somatic symptoms. The prevalence of FM is approximately 2-7% in the general global population and is 30-40% in the population of Hashimoto thyroiditis (HT) with a structural pathology. In 2010, new classification criteria for FM were proposed, as an alternative to the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) 1990 criteria. The objectives of the present study were to identify the prevalence of FM in the HT population and evaluate the associated features by using the new diagnostic criteria...
February 7, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168545/prevalence-of-musculoskeletal-disorders-in-azar-cohort-population-in-northwest-of-iran
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Sousan Kolahi, Alireza Khabbazi, Aida Malek Mahdavi, Amid Ghasembaglou, Arezoo Ghasembaglou, Nayyereh Aminisani, Mohammad Hossein Somi, Fariba Heidari
Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are considered as major public health problems. The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of MSDs in Azar cohort population in northwest of Iran. Azar cohort study is a state level of a national cohort project (PERSIAN) which began in 2014. All adults over 35 years old in Khamene city in East Azarbaijan province were recruited for the pilot phase of the Azar cohort. For the purpose of the current study, a total of 952 subjects age range of 35-70 who completed the Community Oriented Program for the Control of Rheumatic Disease (COPCORD) questionnaire as supplementary were included...
February 6, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167861/self-reported-childhood-maltreatment-and-traumatic-events-among-israeli-patients-suffering-from-fibromyalgia-and-rheumatoid-arthritis
#12
Raneen Hellou, Winfried Häuser, Inbal Brenner, Dan Buskila, Giris Jacob, Ori Elkayam, Valerie Aloush, Jacob N Ablin
Objective. The association between Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS) and childhood maltreatment and adversity has frequently been proposed but limited data exists regarding the transcultural nature of this association. Methods. 75 Israeli FMS patients and 23 Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) patients were compared. Childhood maltreatment was assessed by the Childhood Trauma Questionnaire (CTQ) and potential depressive and anxiety disorders were assessed by the Patient Health Questionnaire-4. FMS severity was assessed by the Widespread Pain Index (WPI), the Symptom Severity Score (SSS), and the FIQ...
2017: Pain Research & Management: the Journal of the Canadian Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164801/beyond-intent-to-treat-itt-a-complier-average-causal-effect-cace-estimation-primer
#13
James L Peugh, Daniel Strotman, Meghan McGrady, Joseph Rausch, Susmita Kashikar-Zuck
Randomized control trials (RCTs) have long been the gold standard for allowing causal inferences to be made regarding the efficacy of a treatment under investigation, but traditional RCT data analysis perspectives do not take into account a common reality: imperfect participant compliance to treatment. Recent advances in both maximum likelihood parameter estimation and mixture modeling methodology have enabled treatment effects to be estimated, in the presence of less than ideal levels of participant compliance, via a Complier Average Causal Effect (CACE) structural equation mixture model...
February 2017: Journal of School Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162746/-495-emotional-abilities-moderate-responses-to-different-psychological-interventions-for-fibromyalgia
#14
H Doherty, N Lockhart, M Lumley, D Williams, H Schubiner, D Clauw
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2016: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162733/-482-monocyte-phenotype-is-associated-with-physical-activity-and-pain-outcomes-in-women-with-fibromyalgia
#15
E Merriwether, B Rakel, D Dailey, L Alemo Munters, L Darghosian, R Abdelhamid, C Vance, L Frey-Law, L Allen, L Crofford, K Sluka
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2016: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162722/-467-the-use-and-perceived-efficacy-of-dental-and-non-dental-treatments-by-tmd-patients-with-and-without-fibromyalgia
#16
V Santiago, K Raphael
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2016: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162655/-411-pregabalin-dose-response-in-fibromyalgia-and-diabetic-peripheral-neuropathy
#17
A Clair, E Whalen, N Thomas, L Pauer, R Vissing, P Park
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2016: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162654/-413-pregabalin-and-efficacy-for-pain-score-reduction-in-patients-with-fibromyalgia-evaluated-with-and-without-potentially-confounding-effects
#18
L Pauer, G Atkinson, A Clair
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2016: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162581/-337-mri-based-classification-of-chronic-fatigue-fibromyalgia-patients-and-healthy-controls-using-machine-learning-algorithms-a-comparison-study
#19
L Sevel, J Letzen, J Boissoneault, A O'Shea, M Robinson, R Staud
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2016: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162577/-121-self-report-ecological-momentary-assessment-in-patients-with-fibromyalgia-to-examine-temporal-relationships-between-pain-with-mood-fatigue-and-sleep
#20
E Iacob, G Donaldson, A Neikrug, Y Nakamura, A Okifuji
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2016: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
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