A Systematic Review into the Influence of Temperature on Fibromyalgia Pain: Meteorological Studies and Quantitative Sensory Testing.

  title={A Systematic Review into the Influence of Temperature on Fibromyalgia Pain: Meteorological Studies and Quantitative Sensory Testing.},
  author={Richard J Berwick and S. C. Siew and David A. Andersson and Andrew Marshall and Andreas Goebel},
  journal={The journal of pain},

Tactile Detection in Fibromyalgia: A Systematic Review and a Meta-Analysis

No alteration of the sensitivity to non-noxious tactile stimulation in fibromyalgia is shown, suggesting that an altered unimodal processing is not sufficient to explain symptoms such as sensorimotor impairments and body representation distortions.

Relationship between pressure and thermal pain threshold, pain intensity, catastrophizing, disability, and skin temperature over myofascial trigger point in individuals with neck pain.

Thermal pain threshold (heat and cold) on myofascial trigger points is associated with pain intensity in individuals with chronic neck pain.

Autonomic nervous system markers of music-elicited analgesia in people with fibromyalgia: A double-blind randomized pilot study

Auditory listening significantly altered pain responses and there may be a greater vagal response to music vs. nature sounds; however, results could be due to group differences in pain and anxiety.

Passive transfer of fibromyalgia symptoms from patients to mice.

It is demonstrated that IgG from FMS patients produces painful sensory hypersensitivities by sensitizing peripheral nociceptive afferents and suggested that therapies reducing patient IgG titers may be effective for fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia patients with high levels of anti-satellite glia cell IgG antibodies present with more severe symptoms

Screening fibromyalgia patients for anti-SGC antibodies could provide a path to personalized treatment options that target autoantibodies andAutoantibody production.

Fibromyalgia-Associated Hyperalgesia and Psychopathological Alterations are Unrelated to Gut Microbiome Diversity

Thomas Weber (  webertom2002@yahoo.de ) Medical University of Graz Eva Tatzl Medical University of Graz Karl Kashofer Medical University of Graz Magdalena Holter Medical University of Graz Slave

Fibromyalgia-associated hyperalgesia is related to psychopathological alterations but not to gut microbiome changes

The contribution of the gut microbiome to the pathophysiology of FMS is limited, and FMS patients segregate from healthy controls in various parameters of QST and psychopathology, but not in terms of composition and diversity of the fecal microbiome.



Neurophysiologic evidence for a central sensitization in patients with fibromyalgia.

The results strongly point to a state of central hyperexcitability of the nociceptive system in patients with FM, and the NFR can be used to assess central allodynia in FM.

Fibromyalgia: a clinical review.

Fibromyalgia may be considered as a discrete diagnosis or as a constellation of symptoms characterized by central nervous system pain amplification with concomitant fatigue, memory problems, and sleep and mood disturbances.

Evaluating Weather's Effect on Fibromyalgia Patients Using the Revised Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire and the Brief Pain Inventory

Background: The objective of this study was to evaluate weather’s effect on fibromyalgia symptoms as measured by the Revised Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQR) and the Brief Pain Inventory

Severity of symptoms persists for decades in fibromyalgia—a 26-year follow-up study

Three patients had healed from fibromyalgia (FM), and 23% reported having one or several symptomless periods lasting at least 1 year, while the level of functional ability evaluated by Stanford Health Assessment Questionnaire remained at the same level.

Pressure and Heat Pain Thresholds and Tolerances in Patients with Fibromyalgia

Investigation of pain thresholds and tolerances of mechanical, thermal and electrical stimuli in fibromyalgia patients who did not suffer from major depression or abuse of analgesics found heat pain thresholds were similar in the two groups, while heat tolerance in the temporal region was marginally reduced in patients.

Quantitative Sensory Testing Profiles in Chronic Back Pain Are Distinct From Those in Fibromyalgia

FMS patients showed increased sensitivity for different pain modalities at all measured body areas, suggesting central disinhibition as a potential mechanism in the pathophysiology of FMS.

Fibromyalgia syndrome and small fiber, early or mild sensory polyneuropathy

The FM‐SFSPN subset of patients may be identified through sural and MP sensory NCS and/or skin biopsy but cannot be identified by pain features and intensity, with markers of metabolic syndrome being more prevalent in this subset of Patients.