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Fibromyalgia and mortality: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Overview of attention for article published in RMD Open, July 2023
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Title
Fibromyalgia and mortality: a systematic review and meta-analysis
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RMD Open, July 2023
DOI 10.1136/rmdopen-2023-003005
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Yulia Treister-Goltzman, Roni Peleg

Abstract

To conduct a systematic review of the literature on the association between fibromyalgia and mortality and to pool the results in a meta-analysis. The authors searched the PubMed, Scopus, and Web of Science databases using the key words 'fibromyalgia' and 'mortality' to identify studies that addressed an association between fibromyalgia and mortality. Original papers that assessed associations between fibromyalgia and mortality (all or specific causes) and provided an effect measure (hazard ratio (HR), standardised mortality ratio (SMR), odds ratio (OR)) quantifying the relationship between fibromyalgia and mortality were included in the systematic review. Of 557 papers that were initially identified using the search words, 8 papers were considered eligible for the systematic review and meta-analysis. We used a Newcastle-Ottawa scale to assess the risk of bias in the studies. The total fibromyalgia group included 188 751 patients. An increased HR was found for all-cause mortality (HR 1.27, 95% CI 1.04 to 1.51), but not for the subgroup diagnosed by the 1990 criteria. There was a borderline increased SMR for accidents (SMR 1.95, 95% CI 0.97 to 3.92), an increased risk for mortality from infections (SMR 1.66, 95% CI 1.15 to 2.38), and suicide (SMR 3.37, 95% CI 1.52 to 7.50), and a decreased mortality rate for cancer (SMR 0.82, 95% CI 0.69 to 0.97). The studies showed significant heterogeneity. These potential associations indicate that fibromyalgia should be taken seriously, with a special focus on screening for suicidal ideation, accident prevention, and the prevention and treatment of infections.

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Unknown 16 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Other 1 6%
Student > Bachelor 1 6%
Professor 1 6%
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 6%
Researcher 1 6%
Other 1 6%
Unknown 10 63%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 2 13%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 13%
Social Sciences 1 6%
Decision Sciences 1 6%
Unknown 10 63%
Attention Score in Context

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 328. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 20 March 2024.
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