Navigation Links
Fibromyalgia Is Not All In Your Head, New Research Confirms
Date:6/20/2013

RENSSELAER, N.Y., June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Fibromyalgia, a painful condition affecting approximately 10 million people in the U.S., is not imaginary after all, as some doctors have believed.  A discovery, published this month in PAIN MEDICINE (the journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine) at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23691965, shows that fibromyalgia may have a rational biological basis located in the skin.

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130620/NY35196 )

Characterized by subjective complaints of widespread deep tissue pain, tenderness in the hands and feet, fatigue, sleep disorders, and cognitive decline, the disorder was widely considered as psychosomatic ("imagined in the head"). Imaging techniques have recently revealed increased brain activity in pain centers, but the source for this hyperactivity activity is unknown.

Now, a breakthrough discovery by scientists at Integrated Tissue Dynamics LLC (Intidyn) has provided a biological rationale for this enigmatic disease. The company, founded by neuroscientists Dr. Frank L. Rice and Dr. Phillip J. Albrecht, utilized a unique multi-molecular ChemoMorphometric Analysis (CMA) to evaluate nerve fibers within small skin biopsies. The study was limited to women who are more than twice as likely to be afflicted by fibromyalgia as men.

"We detected extremely excessive sensory nerve fibers around blood vessels in the palms of the hands," said Dr. Rice. "This discovery provides concrete evidence of a fibromyalgia-specific pathology that is clearly outside of the brain.  This could be used to facilitate the diagnosis of the disease and provide a new target for the development of truly effective therapeutics."

Performed in collaboration
'/>"/>

SOURCE Intidyn
Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine technology :

1. Synthetic Biologics Reports that Flupirtine Sublicensee, Meda AB, to Initiate Phase II Fibromyalgia Clinical Trial in U.S.
2. Soterix Medical Inc. reports positive results from High-Definition tDCS Fibromyalgia Trial at Harvard Medical School
3. WAISMANN METHOD® Medical Director Voices Support for Fibromyalgia Awareness Day
4. With Busy Summer Forecast Ahead, More Hotels Are Raising Hygiene Standards, Says UMF Corporation
5. BioCision Announces Two New U.S. Patents for Thermo-Conductive Products that Standardize Sample Handling in Laboratory Research
6. New BD Biosciences Flow Cytometry Cell Analyzer Enables Complex Multicolor Experiments in Disease Research
7. Industry Shows a Healthy Pulse with Priority Reviews, Positive Results, New Testing Procedures, and Partnerships - Research Report on Gilead, Health Management, IDEXX, ISIS, and Trius Therapeutics
8. Southern Research Institute Names Arthur J. Tipton, Ph.D. President and CEO
9. University Researchers Use Biozoom Scanner To Investigate Relationship Between Stress And Work
10. Pancreatic Cancer Advocates Call on Congress to Protect Medical Research Funding From Sequestration Cuts
11. Ongoing Clinical Trials Reveal Groundbreaking Results - Research Report on Alexion, BioMarin, Onyx, Questcor, and ImmunoGen
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/30/2014)... Sept. 30, 2014 Arbor Pharmaceuticals, LLC. ... Global Markets Direct,s, ,Arbor Pharmaceuticals, LLC. - ... of the Arbor Pharmaceuticals, LLC.,s pharmaceutical research and ... on the current therapeutic developmental pipeline of Arbor ... stages, therapeutics assessment by drug target, mechanism of ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... DENVER , Sept. 30, 2014  According ... "the world of cancer clinical trials is going ... clinical trials and the work of the current ... these types of ,next generation, clinical trials, which ... tomorrow."  The company has been ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... , Sept. 30, 2014 A study ... (OCT), offered a new look at the composition of ... how physicians understand and treat the disease, a leading ... at Baptist Health Lexington between September 2010 and May ... the Journal of the American College of Cardiology ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Arbor Pharmaceuticals, LLC. - Product Pipeline Review - 2014 2Arbor Pharmaceuticals, LLC. - Product Pipeline Review - 2014 3Small Denver Company Pharmatech driving a large revolution in how cancer clinical trials are managed 2New Imaging Tool May Allow Tailoring of Stroke Prevention to Each Patient 2
... Combination with CRESTOR (rosuvastatin calcium) Demonstrates Similar Lipid Effects ... ... Population, SAN FRANCISCO, June 7 ... type 2 diabetes,that were enrolled in a Phase III study showed ...
... the ADA,s Annual Scientific Sessions, SAN FRANCISCO, ... of the dose-finding study for its new,injectable diabetes ... American Diabetes Association,s (ADA) 68th Annual Scientific Sessions,meeting ... that AVE0010 was well tolerated and significantly,improved glycemic ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Abbott's Phase III Sub-Group Analysis Shows Investigational TriLipix(TM) in Combination with CRESTOR(R) Improves Key Lipids in Patients with Mixed Dyslipidemia and Type 2 Diabetes 2Abbott's Phase III Sub-Group Analysis Shows Investigational TriLipix(TM) in Combination with CRESTOR(R) Improves Key Lipids in Patients with Mixed Dyslipidemia and Type 2 Diabetes 3Abbott's Phase III Sub-Group Analysis Shows Investigational TriLipix(TM) in Combination with CRESTOR(R) Improves Key Lipids in Patients with Mixed Dyslipidemia and Type 2 Diabetes 4New Diabetes Compound AVE0010 Showed Clear Dose Response Results With Once-A-Day Injection in Phase IIb Study 2New Diabetes Compound AVE0010 Showed Clear Dose Response Results With Once-A-Day Injection in Phase IIb Study 3New Diabetes Compound AVE0010 Showed Clear Dose Response Results With Once-A-Day Injection in Phase IIb Study 4
(Date:10/1/2014)... new genetic finding from Duke Medicine suggests that some ... might also be hard-wired to gain weight when exposed ... , An estimated 13 percent of people, all of ... knowing this could help them reduce heart disease with ... stress management. , "Genetic susceptibility, psychosocial stress and metabolic ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... Beverly Hills licensed Clinical Psychologist and nationally ... years of private practice in her Beverly Hills office ... greater joy and fulfillment in their relationships. Dr. Mojas ... suggestions for anyone who suspects they are in a ... or not, it’s not always easy to know when ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... (PRWEB) October 01, 2014 Between 23 ... in the U.S., according to figures from the National ... Diseases Association (AARDA), and many of them have something ... of having undiagnosed celiac disease. Gluten Free Therapeutics, ... awareness of undiagnosed celiac disease by publishing a series ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... Jupiter, FL (PRWEB) October 01, 2014 ... Begley, Jr., scheduled to broadcast on Monday, October 20, ... In this episode, Innovations will go behind the scenes ... prevention programs. This segment will explore the practical help ... young adults, which teaches the warning signs of abuse, ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... 01, 2014 Diet Doc understands that many ... lose weight and their dieting attempts could be easily sabotaged ... hormone diet treatments into their programs as a ... see fast and effective weight loss results, it also allows ... habits to maintain their weight for the future. , Earlier ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Gene interacts with stress and leads to heart disease in some people 2Health News:Prominent Beverly Hills Psychologist Dr. Kathleen Mojas Celebrating 20 Years in Private Practice Identifies Common Warning Signs That You May Be In a Toxic Relationship. 2Health News:Prominent Beverly Hills Psychologist Dr. Kathleen Mojas Celebrating 20 Years in Private Practice Identifies Common Warning Signs That You May Be In a Toxic Relationship. 3Health News:Informative New Blog Series Underscores Link Between Celiac Disease and Other Autoimmune Disorders 2Health News:Informative New Blog Series Underscores Link Between Celiac Disease and Other Autoimmune Disorders 3Health News:Innovations to Explore Breakthroughs in Health and Wellness in Upcoming Episode Airing Monday, October 20, 2014 via Discovery Channel 2Health News:Diet Doc Announces Their New Version of the Hormone Diet Plan to Target, Attack and Burn Fat Without Dangerous Side Effects 2Health News:Diet Doc Announces Their New Version of the Hormone Diet Plan to Target, Attack and Burn Fat Without Dangerous Side Effects 3Health News:Diet Doc Announces Their New Version of the Hormone Diet Plan to Target, Attack and Burn Fat Without Dangerous Side Effects 4
... Vietnam's first human death from bird flu in more than ... the virus that remains endemic in the country, experts said ... capital Hanoi was killed by the H5N1 strain a week ... known to have been infected with the virus since last ...
... China's biggest lakes are under renewed attack from toxic ... humans in the country's latest pollution scare, state media ... China show the blue-green foul-smelling algae spreading in Taihu ... ,The toxic algae scare in Lake Taihu has ...
... is becoming increasingly popular.,More than three million babies worldwide ... , ovulation induction and intra-uterine induction. ,In ... births every year 10,242 in 2004 while ... among women under 35 is 28.2 per cent, falling ...
... US importer RC2 Corp based in Oak Brook, Illinois, in ... voluntarily recalled 1.5 million "Thomas and Friends" wooden train ... a toxic, lead-based paint. ,The toys, wooden vehicles, ... January 2005 and April 2007, pose a danger to young ...
... surgeries and operations could prove deadly for anaemic older men. ... with even slightly irregular red blood counts are at ... ,The study, which examined data from 310,311 men aged 65 ... minor anaemia or polycythemia, when the blood count is higher ...
... surgeon said troops injured in the battlefields of Iraq ... transported to field hospitals, newspapers reported Sunday . American ... were treated far more quickly than British soldiers nowadays, ... Colonel Paul Parker as saying. ,Parker cited ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Vietnam Bird Flu Death a Call for Action, Say Experts 2Health News:Vietnam Bird Flu Death a Call for Action, Say Experts 3Health News:Questions Raised Over Safety of In-vitro Fertilization 2Health News:Questions Raised Over Safety of In-vitro Fertilization 3Health News:Questions Raised Over Safety of In-vitro Fertilization 4Health News:Lead Scare Causes Thomas to Derail 2Health News:Major Surgeries and Operations Could Prove Deadly for Anaemic Older Men 2Health News:Wounded British Troops Wait Hours to Reach Hospital 2
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
Medicine Products: