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Interaction Of Multiple Brain Networks Provides Insight Into How Pain Occurs

A recent study from researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital and University of Michigan provides the first direct evidence of linkage between elevated intrinsic (resting-state) brain connectivity and spontaneous pain intensity in patients with fibromyalgia (FM). This research shows an interaction of multiple brain networks, offering greater understanding of how pain arises. Details of the study appear online and in the August issue of Arthritis & Rheumatism, a journal published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the American College of Rheumatology.

Medical News Today

Resting Brain Activity Associated With Spontaneous Fibromyalgia Pain

A recent study from researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital and University of Michigan provides the first direct evidence of linkage between elevated intrinsic (resting-state) brain connectivity and spontaneous pain intensity in patients with fibromyalgia (FM). This research shows an interaction of multiple brain networks, offering greater understanding of how pain arises.

Science Daily

Validation of the Turkish version of the fatigue severity scale in patients with fibromyalgia

The aim of the study was to investigate the validity and reliability of the Turkish version of the fatigue severity scale (FSS) in fibromyalgia (FM) patients. Sixty-one FM patients and 54 healthy controls were evaluated using the Turkish version of the FSS. Reliability was investigated using testâ€retest reliability and internal consistency. Concurrent validity was evaluated between the FSS score and the VAS fatigue. Convergent validity was assessed by comparing the FSS score with the scores of VAS pain, Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI), and Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQ).

SpringerLink

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Tied to Changes in Brain Structure

A new study published in the journal Gastroenterology defines structural brain abnormalities in people with irritable bowel syndrome, a condition that’s common in those of us with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. Researchers say in participants with IBS, the gray matter was thin in areas that appear to correlate with symptoms, including the areas that quiet brain arousal and control emotion.

About.com:  FM & CF

Treating Special Sleep Problems of Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

A new study of the drug sodium oxybate for the special sleep problems of fibromyalgia (FMS) and chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) really caught my attention for several reasons.

About.com:  FM & CF

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