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Memory problems in patients with FM not linked to risk for Alzheimers

February 27, 2015

Patients with fibromyalgia and severe episodes of memory problems or cognitive dysfunction, known as “fibrofog,” were not at higher risk for the development of Alzheimer’s disease, which has a different profile of memory loss, according to new research.

Frank Leavitt, PhD and Robert S. Katz, MD, of Rush Medical College in Chicago, studied 149 female patients with fibromyalgia (FM) confirmed by the American College of Rheumatology criteria. Based on a pre-examination questionnaire, in which patients were asked to report the duration of their memory problems, patients were divided into two cohorts: one with 94 participants who reported short-term cognitive problems (≤12 months; mean: 7.3 months), and one with 55 patients who reported long-term cognitive problems (≥84 months; mean: 13.3 years).

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Higher mortality, rate of SpA observed in HLA-B27+ veterans

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Study: Inflammation may be protective against long term CVD risk

February 27, 2015
Inflammation may have a protective effect on cardiovascular health, according to results of a large study by the Interleukin-1 Genetics consortium that examined the…
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CMS completes first week of ICD-10 end-to-end testing

February 26, 2015
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Orca, AstraZeneca launch partnership to develop potential new autoimmune treatment

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Primary Care Practice; Advances in Chronic OA: Volume 2, Number 3

Primary Care Practice; Advances in Chronic OA: Volume 2, Number 3

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Although many patients with OA are aware that knee or hip replacement may loom in their future, they do not consider…
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