Fibromyalgia scientific research has increased greatly in the past 10 years and has shifted our perspective on fibromyalgia from it being considered a rheumatologic or autoimmune disorder to what is now appreciated as a disorder primarily involving the central nervous system. Advances in neuro-imaging technology, including functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and positron emission tomography (PET) have allowed researchers to evaluate changes in the brains of FM patients, which has led to an increased understanding of alterations that occur in regions of the brain involved in pain perception that include changes in the levels of pain related neurotransmitters including dopamine, serotonin, and substance P. As a result of these efforts thousands of peer-reviewed scientific papers on the subject of fibromyalgia are available for evaluation by the healthcare professional community. We encourage you to visit this page frequently to learn more about new pharmacological therapies, as well as scientifically-proven complementary management approaches to FM treatment.
Recently Published Abstracts
Title: The feasibility and efficacy of a multidisciplinary intervention with aftercare meetings for fibromyalgia
Authors: Kroese M, Schulpen G, Bessems M, Nijhuis F, Severens J, Landewé R.
Title: Decreased Gray Matter Volumes in the Cingulo-Frontal Cortex and the Amygdala in Patients With Fibromyalgia
Authors: Burgmer M, Gaubitz M, Konrad C, Wrenger M, Hilgart S, Heuft G, Pfleiderer B.
Title: Adrenergic dysregulation and pain with and without acute beta-blockade in women with fibromyalgia and temporomandibular disorder
Authors: Light KC, Bragdon EE, Grewen KM, Brownley KA, Girdler SS, Maixner W.
Title: The effects of pregabalin on sleep disturbance symptoms among individuals with fibromyalgia syndrome
Authors: Russell IJ, Crofford LJ, Leon T, Cappelleri JC, Bushmakin AG, Whalen E, Barrett JA, Sadosky A.
Title: Evidence of dysfunctional pain inhibition in Fibromyalgia reflected in rACC during provoked pain
Authors: Jensen KB, Kosek E, Petzke F, Carville S, Fransson P, Marcus H, Williams SC, Choy E, Giesecke T, Mainguy Y, Gracely R, Ingvar M.
Title: Changes in Gray Matter Density in Fibromyalgia: Correlation With Dopamine Metabolism
Authors: Wood PB, Glabus MF, Simpson R, Patterson JC 2nd.
Title: Executive function and decision-making in women with fibromyalgia
Authors: Verdejo-García A, López-Torrecillas F, Calandre EP, Delgado-Rodríguez A, Bechara A.
Title: Mapping brain response to pain in fibromyalgia patients using temporal analysis of FMRI
Authors: Pujol J, López-Solà M, Ortiz H, Vilanova JC, Harrison BJ, Yücel M, Soriano-Mas C, Cardoner N, Deus J.
Title: Effects of anger and anger regulation styles on pain in daily life of women with fibromyalgia: A diary study
Authors: van Middendorp H, Lumley MA, Moerbeek M, Jacobs JW, Bijlsma JW, Geenen R.
Title: Muscle modifications in fibromyalgic patients revealed by surface electromyography (SEMG) analysis
Authors: Bazzichi L, Dini M, Rossi A, Corbianco S, De Feo F, Giacomelli C, Zirafa C, Ferrari C, Rossi B, Bombardieri S.
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