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Patients with Fibromyalgia Display Less Functional Connectivity in the Brain's Pain Inhibitory Network

Overview of attention for article published in Molecular Pain, January 2012
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Patients with Fibromyalgia Display Less Functional Connectivity in the Brain's Pain Inhibitory Network
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Molecular Pain, January 2012
DOI 10.1186/1744-8069-8-32
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Karin B Jensen, Rita Loitoile, Eva Kosek, Frank Petzke, Serena Carville, Peter Fransson, Hanke Marcus, Steven CR Williams, Ernest Choy, Yves Mainguy, Olivier Vitton, Richard H Gracely, Randy Gollub, Martin Ingvar, Jian Kong


There is evidence for augmented processing of pain and impaired endogenous pain inhibition in Fibromyalgia syndrome (FM). In order to fully understand the mechanisms involved in FM pathology, there is a need for closer investigation of endogenous pain modulation. In the present study, we compared the functional connectivity of the descending pain inhibitory network in age-matched FM patients and healthy controls (HC).We performed functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) in 42 subjects; 14 healthy and 28 age-matched FM patients (2 patients per HC), during randomly presented, subjectively calibrated pressure pain stimuli. A seed-based functional connectivity analysis of brain activity was performed. The seed coordinates were based on the findings from our previous study, comparing the fMRI signal during calibrated pressure pain in FM and HC: the rostral anterior cingulate cortex (rACC) and thalamus.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 5 2%
Germany 1 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Sweden 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Denmark 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 250 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 51 20%
Student > Master 40 15%
Student > Bachelor 35 13%
Researcher 27 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 19 7%
Other 58 22%
Unknown 31 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 75 29%
Neuroscience 42 16%
Psychology 40 15%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 19 7%
Nursing and Health Professions 10 4%
Other 32 12%
Unknown 43 16%

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