Activate Now
 
ProHealth health Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help
Facebook Google Plus
Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Lyme Disease  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

Acupuncture used in clinical settings reduced symptoms of menopause

Benefits of Coconut Oil Are Undeniable

How Awesome Is Ashwagandha?

Mediterranean Herb Guards Vital Liver Functions

SURVEY RESULTS: Should Opioids Be Restricted for Chronic Illness?

CoQ10 supplementation associated with lower pro-inflammatory factors in randomized trial

Clinical trial demonstrates success of low FODMAP diet

Research Demonstrates Superiority of Krill Oil Compared to Fish Oil

Vitamin nicotinamide riboside protects mice from diabetes complications

Vitamin-mineral supplement prevents brain cell loss in recent research

 
Print Page
Email Article

No consistent difference in gray matter volume between individuals with fibromyalgia and age-matched healthy subjects when controlling for affective disorder - Source: Pain, Apr 15, 2009

  [ 20 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
By MC Hsu, DJ Clauw, et al. • www.ProHealth.com • April 21, 2009


[Note: affective disorder is defined as a consistent, pervasive alteration in mood such as depression.]

Fibromyalgia (FM) is thought to involve abnormalities in central pain processing. Recent studies involving small samples have suggested alterations in gray matter volume (GMV) in brains of FM patients. Our objective was to verify these findings in a somewhat larger sample using voxel-based morphometry (VBM), while controlling for the presence of affective disorders (AD).

T1-weighted magnetic resonance image (MRI) brain scans were obtained on:

• 29 FM patients with AD,

• 29 FM patients without AD,

• And 29 age-matched healthy controls (HCs) using a 3T scanner.

Segmentation, spatial normalization, and volumetric modulation were performed using an automated protocol within SPM5. Smoothed gray matter segments were entered into a voxel-wise one-way ANOVA, and a search for significant clusters was performed using thresholding methods published in previous studies (whole-brain threshold of p<.05 correcting for multiple comparisons; region-of-interest (ROI) threshold of p.001 uncorrected, or p<.05 small-volume corrected).

• The whole-brain analysis did not reveal any significant clusters.

• ROI-based analysis revealed a significant difference in left anterior insula GMV among the three groups (xyz={-28, 21, 9}; p=.026, corrected).

• However, on post-hoc testing, FM patients without affective disorder did not differ significantly from healthy controls with respect to mean GMV extracted from this cluster.

• A significant negative correlation was found between mean cluster GMV and scores of trait anxiety (State-Trait Personality Inventory, Trait Anxiety scale; rho=-.470, p<.001).

• No other significant clusters were found on ROI-based analysis.

Our results emphasize the importance of correcting for AD when carrying out VBM studies in chronic pain.

Source: Pain, Apr 15, 2009. PMID: 19375224, by Hsu MC, Harris RE, Sundgren PC, Welsh RC, Fernandes CR, Clauw DJ, Williams DA. Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, University of Michigan Chronic Pain & Fatigue Research Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. [E-mail: michsu@umich.edu]





Post a Comment

Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
Ultra ATP+, Double Strength FibroSleep™ Vitamin D3 Extreme™

Looking for Vitamins, Herbs and Supplements?
Search the ProHealth Store for Hundreds of Natural Health Products


Article Comments



Be the first to comment on this article!

Post a Comment


 
All Natural Deodorants

Featured Products

Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Ultra ATP+, Double Strength
Get energized with malic acid & magnesium
FibroSleep™ FibroSleep™
The All-in-One Natural Sleep Aid
Optimized Curcumin Longvida® Optimized Curcumin Longvida®
Supports Cognition, Memory & Overall Health
Vitamin D3 Extreme™ Vitamin D3 Extreme™
50,000 IU Vitamin D3 - Prescription Strength
Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Ultra EPA - Fish Oil
Ultra concentrated source of essential fish oils

Natural Remedies

Looking for Energy? Turn to Plants. Looking for Energy? Turn to Plants.
Coping When Colds or Flu Catch Up with You Coping When Colds or Flu Catch Up with You
Prepare Yourself for Cold & Flu Season Prepare Yourself for Cold & Flu Season
Aches and Pains? A Simple Solution You'll Love Aches and Pains? A Simple Solution You'll Love
When a Good Night's Sleep Is Just a Daydream... When a Good Night's Sleep Is Just a Daydream...

CONTACT US
ProHealth, Inc.
555 Maple Ave
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(800) 366-6056  |  Email

· Become a Wholesaler

· Affiliate Program
SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE
Credit Card Processing
SUBSCRIBE AND SAVE 15% NOW*
Be the first to know about new products, special discounts and the latest health news. *New subscribers only

CONNECT WITH US ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus

© 2016 ProHealth, Inc. All rights reserved. Store  |  Customer Service  |  Guarantee  |  Privacy  |  Contact Us  |  Library  |  RSS  |  Site Map