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Evidence of augmented central pain processing in idiopathic chronic low back pain.
OBJECTIVE For many individuals with chronic low back pain (CLBP), there is no identifiable cause. In other idiopathic chronic pain conditions, sensory testing and functional magnetic resonanceExpand
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Pain catastrophizing and neural responses to pain among persons with fibromyalgia.
Pain catastrophizing, or characterizations of pain as awful, horrible and unbearable, is increasingly being recognized as an important factor in the experience of pain. The purpose of thisExpand
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Subgrouping of fibromyalgia patients on the basis of pressure-pain thresholds and psychological factors.
OBJECTIVE Although the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) criteria for fibromyalgia are used to identify individuals with both widespread pain and tenderness, individuals who meet these criteriaExpand
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The relationship between depression, clinical pain, and experimental pain in a chronic pain cohort.
OBJECTIVE Individuals with chronic pain frequently display comorbid depression, but the impact of symptoms of depression on pain processing is not completely understood. This study evaluated theExpand
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Comparison of clinical and evoked pain measures in fibromyalgia.
UNLABELLED Evoked pain measures such as tender point count and dolorimetry are often used to determine tenderness in studies of fibromyalgia (FM). However, these measures frequently do not improve inExpand
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Evoked pain measures in fibromyalgia.
Fibromyalgia is defined by widespread pain and tenderness at a minimum of 11 of 18 defined tender points. Current evidence indicates that tender points are not unique to fibromyalgia and are simplyExpand
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The association between experimental and clinical pain measures among persons with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome
Evoked or experimental pain is often used as a model for the study of clinical pain, yet there are little data regarding the relationship between the two. In addition, there are few data regardingExpand
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