No Association Between Cognitive Function And Serum Uric Acid Levels or Mean Platelet Volume in Fibromyalgia Patients

No Association Between Cognitive Function And Serum Uric Acid Levels or Mean Platelet Volume in Fibromyalgia Patients
Results from a study recently presented during the European League Against Rheumatism Annual European Congress of Rheumatology revealed no association between cognitive function and serum uric acid levels or mean platelet volume in patients with fibromyalgia. Patients with fibromyalgia frequently complain of cognitive problems or "fibrofog." The existence of these symptoms has been confirmed by studies on the incidence of cognitive problems in people suffering with fibromyalgia and by several results of objective tests of metamemory, working memory, semantic memory, everyday attention, task switching, and selective attention. In this study the research team assessed 54 women in premenopause with a diagnosis of fibromyalgia (FM) evaluated according to the American College of Rheumatology criteria. Patients had attended the outpatient rheumatology clinic at the Baclar Training and Research Hospital in Istanbul. The researchers also included 33 healthy controls age and sex- matched. Results from the statistical analysis showed no significant differences between the two groups. The VAS was used to assess pain and sleep quality and the Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQ) to assess functional status. To address patients
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