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Human Studies

2020 12 25

Pain Med



Addition of Slowly Repeated Evoked Pain Responses to Clinical Symptoms Enhances Fibromyalgia Diagnostic Accuracy.


de la Coba P, Bruehl S, Del Paso G RA
Pain Med. 2020 12 25; 21(12):3479-3487.
PMID: 32022855.


Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain syndrome characterized by central sensitization. A novel protocol based on slowly repeated evoked pain (SREP) appears to be a useful marker of pain sensitization in fibromyalgia patients. Whether SREP enhances diagnostic accuracy beyond key clinical symptoms that characterize fibromyalgia has not been examined.