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1/15/09 10:30 P

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There are lots of clinical trials going on at OHSU all the time! Here is the link to the main page for clinical trials: http://www.ohsu.edu/health/page.cfm?id=125
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I hope this works, but if it doesn't, just go to www.ohsu.edu and click on "Clinical Trials" under "Popular Resources."

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1/15/09 3:52 P

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1/14/09 11:19 P

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http://www.myalgia.com/research_subjects
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Research Volunteers

The fibromyalgia research team at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland Oregon maintain a database of fibromyalgia patients who are interested in taking part in our clinical research studies.

The Oregon Fibromyalgia Research Team comprises:

Robert Bennett, MD, FRCP, FACP, MACR
Kim Jones, RN, FNP, Ph.D
Rebecca Ross, RN, FNP, Ph.D
Rachel Ward, BS
Cheryl Hryciw, RN, FNP
Atul Deodhar, MD, MRCP, FACR
Janice Hoffman, BA

If you are in our database we will keep you informed of upcoming research studies. There is, of course, no obligation to take part in any study if you are in our database. We suggest you only consider taking part in a study if the the description of the research protocol is of especial interest to you. A member of our team is available to discuss the pros and cons of any study you are interested in. All our research protocols are approved and monitored by an independent Ethics Committee for Human Research Studies.


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1/14/09 11:03 P

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THERE IS ALSO TO BE A NEW STUDY. IT WAS IN A COMMERCIAL DURING THE 6:00 NEWS TONIGHT.

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1/14/09 11:01 P

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Fibromyalgia is associated with impaired balance and falls.

J Clin Rheumatol. 2009 Feb;15(1):16-21.

Jones KD, Horak FB, Winters-Stone K, Irvine JM, Bennett RM.

From the Schools of Nursing and Medicine, Oregon Health and Science
University, Portland, OR.

PMID: 19125137


BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine
whether fibromyalgia (FM) patients differ from matched healthy
controls in clinical tests of balance ability and fall frequency.

METHODS: Thirty-four FM patients and 32 age-matched controls were
administered the Balance Evaluation-Systems Test (BESTest), rated
their balance confidence with the Activities-Specific Balance
Confidence (ABC) Scale, and reported the number of falls in the last
6 months. The Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire was used to assess FM
severity.

RESULTS: FM patients had significantly impaired balance in all
components of the BESTest compared with controls. They also scored
more poorly on balance confidence. Overall FM severity (Fibromyalgia
Impact Questionnaire) correlated significantly with the BESTest and
the ABC scale. The BESTest and ABC correlated significantly with 6
commonly reported FM symptoms (excluding pain). FM patients reported
a total of 37 falls over the last 6-months compared with 6 falls in
healthy controls.

CONCLUSION: FM is associated with balance problems and increased fall
frequency. Patients were aware of their balance problems. These
results suggest that FM may affect peripheral and/or central
mechanisms of postural control. Further objective study is needed to
identify the relative contributions of various neural and
musculoskeletal and other impairments to postural stability in FM to
provide clinicians with methods to maximize postural stability and
help fall prevention.


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