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Developments in the scientific and clinical understanding of fibromyalgia

Overview of attention for article published in Arthritis Research & Therapy, January 2009
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Title
Developments in the scientific and clinical understanding of fibromyalgia
Published in
Arthritis Research & Therapy, January 2009
DOI 10.1186/ar2720
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Authors

Dan Buskila

Abstract

Our understanding of fibromyalgia (FM) has made significant advances over the past decade. The current concept views FM as the result of central nervous system malfunction resulting in amplification of pain transmission and interpretation. Research done over the past years has demonstrated a role for polymorphisms of genes in the serotoninergic, dopaminergic and catecholaminergic systems in the etiopathogenesis of FM. Various external stimuli such as infection, trauma and stress may contribute to the development of the syndrome. The management of FM requires an integrated approach combining pharmacological and nonpharmacological modalities. The recent Food and Drugs Administration approval of pregabalin, duloxetine and milnacipran as medications for FM may herald a new era for the development of medications with higher specificity and efficacy for the condition. As our understanding of the biological basis and the genetic underpinning of FM increases, we hope to gain a better understanding of the true nature of the disorder, to better classify patients and to attain more rational therapeutic modalities.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Israel 2 1%
New Zealand 2 1%
Germany 1 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Bulgaria 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Norway 1 <1%
Other 2 1%
Unknown 121 90%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 19 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 19 14%
Other 16 12%
Student > Master 13 10%
Student > Bachelor 11 8%
Other 47 35%
Unknown 9 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 50 37%
Psychology 16 12%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 14 10%
Nursing and Health Professions 11 8%
Unspecified 9 7%
Other 22 16%
Unknown 12 9%

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