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The UKFibromyalgia Forums • View topic - Fibroduck Foundation Research
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Fibroduck Foundation Research

PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 4:29 pm
by Fibroduck Foundation
This is the first research proposal the Fibroduck Foundation would like to fund to kickstart UK research into Fibromyalgia.

A blinded study of antibodies to viral infections in patients suffering from fibromyalgia and age- and sex-matched healthy controls - B. K. Puri & J. A. Monro

Background
Evidence has suggested the possibility that viral infections may be responsible for the pain associated with fibromyalgia (see, for example, Sprott, 2011).

Aim
We wish to test the hypothesis that fibromyalgia may be associated with latent viral infection.

Methods
Blood samples will be collected from 26 patients fulfilling the 1990 American College of Rheumatology criteria for fibromyalgia (Wolfe et al., 1990) and from 26 age- and sex-matched healthy control volunteers. The samples will be anonymised and tested by a laboratory which is blind to group allocation for an extensive range of viral antibodies.

Costings
The total grant support requested for this innovative study is £26,000.

References
Sprott H. Is fibromyalgia a viral disease? Z Rheumatol 2011;70:637-638.

Wolfe F, Smythe HA, Yunus MB, Bennett RM, Bombardier C, Goldenberg DL, Tugwell P, Campbell SM, Abeles M, Clark P, et al. The American College of Rheumatology 1990 Criteria for the Classification of Fibromyalgia. Report of the Multicenter Criteria Committee. Arthritis Rheum 1990;33:160-172.

There are numerous ways you can get involved and help make UK research a reality. Please check our website for full details
:-)

We'd also like to thank UK Fibromyalgia for their support :-D

Re: Fibroduck Foundation Research

PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 4:41 pm
by denys
Brilliant news Jamie, please check out the fibroduck website it explains things really well and I'm sure Jamie is going to keep us all up to date with the progress they are having with the fund raising as well as the research. :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D

Re: Fibroduck Foundation Research

PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 4:57 pm
by FluppyPuffy
Sounds very interesting :bear-dancing: :bear-dancing: :bear-dancing:

Re: Fibroduck Foundation Research

PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:22 pm
by Fibroduck Foundation
We'd be delighted to keep you updated, so far we've raised £349 of our target :-)

Re: Fibroduck Foundation Research

PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:27 pm
by FluppyPuffy
I'll be making sure I spread the info and linky as far and wide as I can, every little bit of support for the research that can be drummed up will take it that little bit closer to reaching it's goal :bear-dancing: :bear-dancing: :bear-dancing: :bear-dancing: :bear-dancing:

Re: Fibroduck Foundation Research

PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:39 pm
by denys
Its in our interest to get this research going who knows it just might help to get better medication, better education of GP's and specialists and eventually a cure for us all :fingerscrossed: :fingerscrossed:

Re: Fibroduck Foundation Research

PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 6:27 pm
by Fibroduck Foundation
Thanks Guys, lets hope we really can kick start research in this country, it's so badly needed and none of us are getting any younger :-D

Re: Fibroduck Foundation Research

PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 4:40 pm
by Fibroduck Foundation
Hey guys
Just to update you that we had a donation this morning that took our total so far to £379. Still a very long way to go, sooner we raise the money, sooner we can kick start the research. :-)