Elena Calandre

Elena Calandre
University of Granada | UGR · Instituto de Neurociencias “Federico Olóriz”

M.D.

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Fibromyalgia and migraine frequently coexist. We aimed to compare the burden caused by fibromyalgia (FM), migraine (M) and comorbid fibromyalgia and migraine (FM + M) by assessing psychosocial variables and the use of healthcare resources. A survey was posted to the websites of different patients' associations. It included sociodemographic data, th...
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Background: Gastrointestinal symptomatology is frequent among patients with fibromyalgia, which increases disease burden and lacks specific treatment, either pharmacological or non-pharmacological. We aimed to evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of a multi-strain probiotic, VSL#3®, for the treatment of fibromyalgia-associated gastrointestinal ma...
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Marital adjustment plays a key role in the physical and psychosocial wellbeing. We conducted a cross-sectional study to evaluate marital adjustment and its association with psychological distress, suicidal ideation, sleep problems, and quality of life in patients with cancer. We collected demographic and clinical information using a structured surv...
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Objectives: To the scarce information on dietary habits in fibromyalgia (FM), it is added that there are no comparative studies with other rheumatic diseases. The objective of this study was to characterise the dietary habits of patients with FM by comparing, for the first time, with healthy controls (HC) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Methods:...
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OBJECTIVES: Fibromyalgia has been associated with suicidal ideation, suicide attempts and completed suicide. Non-married status is a risk factor for suicidal behaviours but the quality of the marital relationship has been scarcely investigated. The objectives of the present study were to evaluate, in patients with fibromyalgia, the relationship bet...
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Several studies have emphasized the heterogeneity of fibromyalgia patients. Furthermore, fibromyalgia patients are considered a high-risk suicide group. The ideation-to-action framework proposes a set of transdiagnostic psychological factors involved in the development of suicidal ideation. The present study aims to explore the existence of differe...
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Objectives: To evaluate the patterns of treatment among patients with fibromyalgia (FM) in Spain and to assess patient satisfaction and perceived tolerability of the treatment received. Methods: An observational, cross-sectional study was conducted in Spain via internet from September 2015 to March 2017. We recorded sociodemographic and clinical...
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The main objective of this study is to identify fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) clusters using the Revised Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQR); and to examine whether the clusters differ in sociodemographic characteristics, clinical measures, direct and indirect costs, levels of inflammatory markers and brain morphometry. A hierarchical cluster an...
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Pendant tant d’années, la fibromyalgie a été le parent pauvre des maladies : des patients que l’on ne croyait souvent pas et qui devaient endurer leur souffrance en silence, la communauté médicale sceptique sur l’existence de la maladie en l’absence de toute mesure clinique, et des chercheurs se débattant avec la compréhension de la cause et des mé...
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Perceived burdensomeness and thwarted belongingness are key factors in the development of suicidal behaviors that have been frequently observed among patients with fibromyalgia. The aim of the present study was to compare these two factors in patients with fibromyalgia with and without suicidal ideation and healthy subjects. Secondary objectives we...
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Gluten-related disorders are characterized by both intestinal and extraintestinal manifestations. Previous studies have suggested an association between gluten-related disorder and psychiatric comorbidities. The objective of our current review is to provide a comprehensive review of this association in children and adults. A systematic literature s...
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Aims To evaluate the prevalence, distress, and impact of pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD) symptomatology in women with fibromyalgia and control women. We also aimed to evaluate the impact of PFD symptomatology on several psychosocial measures such as mood, sleep, pain, and quality of life. Methods We conducted a cross‐sectional study in women with f...
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According to the interpersonal theory of suicide, thwarted belongingness and perceived burdensomeness are key elements in the development of suicidal ideation. The Interpersonal Needs Questionnaire (INQ) was developed to assess the degree of frustration of these two interpersonal needs related to suicidal ideation. This study aims to analyze the ps...
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Chronic rheumatic disorders are characterized by inflammation and chronic pain, and both anxiety and depression have been frequently observed in these patients. Depression and chronic pain are recognized as risk factors for the development of suicidal behaviors. Accordingly, the objective of the present review is to provide a comprehensive review o...
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Migraña episódica y crónica: aspectos terapéuticos y psicosociales Lagoa-Maya S, García-Leiva JM, Gómez Camello A, Calandre EP. Resumen Introducción: La migraña es una enfermedad que causa un fuerte impacto en los pacientes que la padecen. La migraña crónica (MC) es una complicación de la migraña (>14 episodios/mes), estimándose que ejerce un impac...
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Background and aims: Patients with fibromyalgia frequently present with symptoms similar to those experienced by patients with gluten-related disorders, raising the possibility that a subgroup of these patients could be experiencing underlying gluten sensitivity. This study aimed to evaluate the effects of a gluten-free diet (GFD) compared with a...
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If a doctor has just told you that you have fibromyalgia, this Guide is for you. I’m not going to try to pass myself off as a clairvoyant but my guess is that you’re a woman about forty years old. I could be wrong, as it also affects men and other age groups, but I’ve got a head start here. The available statistical information also tells me that y...
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Introduction: The first two alpha2delta ligands -gabapentin and pregabalin- were initially synthesized as antiepileptics; however, they were later also found to be useful for the treatment of additional conditions. Areas covered: Relevant publications describing potential underlying mechanisms, clinical pharmacokinetics/pharmacokinetics, and cli...
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Fibromyalgia is characterized by chronic generalized pain accompanied by a wide range of clinical manifestations. Most clinical practice guidelines recommend multidisciplinary treatment using a combination of pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapies. The tricyclic antidepressant amitriptyline has been most thoroughly studied in fibromyalgi...
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Introduction: Fibromyalgia is a syndrome characterized by chronic generalized pain in addition to different symptoms such as fatigue, sleep disturbances, stiffness, cognitive impairment, and psychological distress. Multidisciplinary treatment combining pharmacological and nonpharmacological therapies is advised. Areas covered: Publications descr...
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Guía con la última información sobre fibromialgia. Escrita por el comité científico de la Asociación de Divulgación de Fibromialgia (ADFM) y dirigida a personas que debutan en la enfermedad. Idioma accesible al público general. Con fotografías de Eli Pinedo y Cristina Trillo.
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Fibromyalgia is a chronic musculoskeletal pain syndrome characterized by a broad spectrum of manifestations. Patients with fibromyalgia frequently suffer from manifestations similar to those experienced by patients with gluten-related disorders raising the possibility that some patients with fibromyalgia could suffer from underlying gluten sensitiv...
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Metastases of lobular breast cancer are commonly encountered at the level of lungs, bones, brain and liver, whereas lesions in the gastrointestinal tract are rarely seen. A case of a patient with metastases in the right colon and gallbladder originating from an invasive lobular carcinoma is described. Adequate diagnostic procedures should be perfor...
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Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain syndrome associated with numerous somatic symptoms including gastrointestinal manifestations of nonspecific nature. Celiac disease and nongluten sensitivity frequently evolve in adults with gastrointestinal and extraintestinal symptoms similar to those found among patients with fibromyalgia. The objective of the prese...
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Fibromyalgia syndrome is characterized by chronic generalized pain accompanied by a broad symptomatologic spectrum. Besides chronic fatigue, sleep disturbances, headaches and cognitive dysfunction that are extensively described in the literature, a considerable proportion of patients with fibromyalgia experience gastrointestinal symptoms that are c...
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The treatment of fibromyalgia requires pharmacological and nonpharmacological therapies. The pharmacological treatment of fibromyalgia is limited to a few drugs that have been demonstrated to be moderately effective in some but not all dimensions of the disease. Therefore, the search for new drugs to treat this condition is warranted. Atypical anti...
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Fibromyalgia is associated with an increased rate of mortality from suicide. In fact, this disease is associated with several characteristics that are linked to an increased risk of suicidal behaviors, such as being female and experiencing chronic pain, psychological distress, and sleep disturbances. However, the literature concerning suicidal beha...
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Introduction: Agomelatine, a melatonin agonist and selective 5-HT2C antagonist, is a novel antidepressant with sleep-enhancing properties. The purpose of this study was to assess the efficacy and tolerability of agomelatine among patients with fibromyalgia and depression. Methods: 23 patients with fibromyalgia and depressive symptomatology recei...
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Chronic pain, sleep disturbances, and depression, which are relevant symptoms of fibromyalgia syndrome, have been demonstrated to be associated with an increased likelihood of suicidal behaviors. Mortality from suicide has been shown to be greater among patients with fibromyalgia. This study aimed to assess the prevalence of suicidal ideation among...
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Previous open-label studies have suggested that quetiapine could be a valuable alternative for treating fibromyalgia. This study aims to compare the efficacy and tolerability of extended-release quetiapine with amitriptyline for treating fibromyalgia. This study was a randomized, open-label, flexible-dose, non-inferiority trial. Patients with fibro...
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Introduction: Fibromyalgia is a chronic musculoskeletal pain disorder characterized by complex underlying pathophysiological mechanisms, a complexity that requires careful adjustment of treatment tailored to patients’ needs. This paper reviews the various pharmacologic options currently used or are under investigation for the treatment of fibromyal...
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Objective: The present study attempted to fill a research gap by performing the first dimensionality analysis of the Revised Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQR) using exploratory and confirmatory techniques. A second objective was to report on the reliability and construct validity of the FIQR in Spanish patients. Methods: FIQR data from a...
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The treatment of fibromyalgia involves the use of different kinds of therapeutic modalities. Among pharmacologic treatments, several antidepressants and pregabalin, an alfa2delta blocker, are the best studied drugs and have the highest degree of evidence for efficacy. Other drugs that may be used and have at least a positive randomized clinical tri...
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The Revised version of the Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQR) was published in 2009. The aim of this study was to prepare a Spanish version, and to assess its psychometric properties in a sample of patients with fibromyalgia. The FIQR was translated into Spanish and administered, along with the FIQ, the Hospital Anxiety Depression Scale (HADS...
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En la práctica clínica se puede observar como los pacientes con fibromialgia, de manera frecuente, aquejan síntomas y signos gastrointestinales persistentes, en la mayoría de casos inespecíficos o difíciles de catalogar en una patología concreta. La literatura científica ha descrito, en diversas ocasiones, las características y frecuencia de síntom...
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Objectives: The objectives of this study were to evaluate the effectiveness and tolerability of ozone therapy by rectal insufflation as add-on therapy in fibromyalgia management. Design: Patients with fibromyalgia received 24 sessions of ozone therapy during a 12-week period. At each session, the administered dose of ozone was 8 mg (200 mL of ga...
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Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain disease whose clinical symptomatology also includes different symptom domains: fatigue, sleep disturbances, morning stiffness, dyscognition, and psychological distress. These associated symptoms usually vary in frequency and intensity from patient to patient. Because the efficacy of monotherapy is limited, more severe...
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Some antipsychotics, including amisulpride, have shown to be effective in the treatment of various painful conditions, lessening pain as well as symptoms of anxiety and/or depression. In this open-label, 12-week study, we explored the efficacy and tolerability of amisulpride in patients with fibromyalgia. We recruited 40 patients, 1 male and 39 fem...
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Fibromyalgia is a syndrome characterized by chronic generalized pain associated with different somatic symptoms, such as sleep disturbances, fatigue, stiffness, balance problems, hypersensitivity to physical and psychological environmental stimuli, depression and anxiety. It has been estimated to affect roughly the 2-4% of the general population in...
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Fibromyalgia is a complex and heterogeneous disease, and several attempts have been made in order to identify different subgroups of patients sharing a common symptomatology. The purpose of the present study has been to replicate a subgroup classification proposed by de Souza et al. based in the Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQ) in a large sa...
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Introduction: Sexual dysfunction has been associated with several chronic pain conditions, including fibromyalgia. However, the literature on sexual functioning in patients with fibromyalgia is limited and restricted to female patients. Aim: The aim of our study was to evaluate sexual functioning in female and male patients with fibromyalgia com...
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Depression, chronic pain and sleep disturbances frequently co-exist in FM and have shown to be independently related with suicidal behaviours. The present survey was performed to evaluate the prevalence of previous suicide attempts in patients with FM and its potential relationship with sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of the disease....
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Although trazodone is frequently used by fibromyalgia patients, its efficacy on this disease has not been adequately studied. If effective, pregabalin, whose beneficial effects on pain and sleep quality in fibromyalgia have been demonstrated, could complement the antidepressant and anxiolytic effects of trazodone. The aim of the present study was t...
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Despite its frequent use as a hypnotic, trazodone has not been systematically assessed in fibromyalgia patients. In the present study have we evaluated the potential effectiveness and tolerability of trazodone in the treatment of fibromyalgia. A flexible dose of trazodone (50-300 mg/day), was administered to 66 fibromyalgia patients for 12 weeks. T...
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Methylergonovine is an ergot alkaloid widely used in postpartum women. It is also an active metabolite of methysergide and previous studies suggest that it could be effective against refractory headache and cluster headache. The purpose of the present study was to assess the potential therapeutic effectiveness of methylergonovine in the emergency t...
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Studies concerning the prophylactic treatment of chronic migraine are scarce, with topiramate being the most thoroughly studied drug at this respect. The aim of our study was to assess if pregabalin could be useful in the preventive management of chronic migraine. Thirty consecutive chronic migraine patients, 24 women and 6 men, aged 24 to 75 years...
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To assess the potential efficacy and tolerability of levopromazine(methotrimeprazine) in the treatment of fibromyalgia. Unicentre, open-label study conducted in thirty-five outpatients, aged 18 years or older, who met the ACR criteria for fibromyalgia and had not satisfactorily responded to previous fibromyalgia treatment. Levopromazine, flexibly d...
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To evaluate the effectiveness and tolerability of two pool-based physical therapies, stretching and Ai Chi, in fibromyalgia symptomatology and sleep quality. Eighty-one patients, randomly assigned to stretching (n=39) or Ai Chi (n=42), received 18 physiotherapy sessions and were evaluated at baseline, at treatment termination, and after 4 and 12 we...
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Patients with fibromyalgia (FM) typically report cognitive problems, and they state that these deficits are disturbing in everyday life. Despite these substantial subjective complaints by FM patients, very few studies have addressed objectively the effect of such aversive states on neuropsychological performance. In this study we aimed to examine p...
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Active myofascial trigger points (MTrPs) have been found to contribute to chronic tension-type headache and migraine. The purpose of this case series was to examine if active trigger points (TrPs) provoking cluster-type referred pain could be found in cluster headache patients and, if so, to evaluate the effectiveness of active TrPs anaesthetic inj...
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Objectives To evaluate the effectiveness and tolerability of pregabalin in the prophylaxis of chronic migraine.Methods17 patients (11 women, 6 men), 25 to 69 years, diagnosed of chronic migraine according to IHS criteria, and most of them (88%) refractory to previous prophylactic drug therapies, received pregabalin during 12 weeks in a starting dos...
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Quetiapine has been shown to improve fibromyalgia symptoms, especially sleep disturbance, fatigue, morning stiffness, and mental well-being, but lacks an effect on pain. The purpose of this study was to evaluate if pregabalin, which has shown antialgic activity in fibromyalgia, added to quetiapine treatment additionally improved fibromyalgia sympto...
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Atypical antipsychotics may be useful in chronic pain treatment. The objective of the present study was to assess the effect of ziprasidone in fibromyalgia management. Ziprasidone was administered to 32 fibromyalgia patients at a dose of 20 mg/day, subsequently adjusted according to clinical response and tolerability. Fibromyalgia Impact Questionna...
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The aim of this exploratory study was to systematically assess the potential effectiveness and tolerability of quetiapine, an atypical antipsychotic, for the treatment of patients with fibromyalgia. This was a unicentre, open-label study conducted in thirty-five outpatients, 18 years or older, who met the ACR criteria for fibromyalgia and who had n...
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Tenderness and referred pain have been described in migraine and involved in its pathogenesis. The present study was performed to evaluate the prophylactic effectiveness of ropivacaine injections during a 12-week period. A total of 52 patients agreed to participate in the study. Trigger points were explored by manual palpation and injected weekly w...
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Although migraine is a neurovascular disorder, both scalp tenderness and referred pain have been observed in migraine patients. The present study was carried out to investigate the presence of trigger points eliciting referred pain in 98 migraine patients and in 32 healthy subjects. Trigger points were found in 92 (93.9%) migraineurs and in nine (2...
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The objective of this work was to produce a scientific evidence-based guide to clinical practice dealing with the basic questions concerning the treatment of epilepsy. A committee of 11 experts belonging to the Andalusia Epilepsy Society, made up of six neurologists, three neuropaediatricians, one neurosurgeon and a pharmacologist, all of whom were...
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The objective of this work was to produce a scientific evidence-based guide to clinical practice dealing with the basic questions concerning the treatment of epilepsy. A committee of 11 experts belonging to the Andalusia Epilepsy Society, made up of six neurologists, three neuropaediatricians, one neurosurgeon and a pharmacologist, all of whom were...
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The objective of this work was to produce a scientific evidence-based guide to clinical practice dealing with the basic questions concerning the treatment of epilepsy. A committee of 11 experts belonging to the Andalusia Epilepsy Society, made up of six neurologists, three neuropaediatricians, one neurosurgeon and a pharmacologist, all of whom were...