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81. Low-frequency pulsed electromagnetic field therapy in fibromyalgia: a randomized, double-blind, sham-controlled clinical study

Low-frequency pulsed electromagnetic field therapy in fibromyalgia: a randomized, double-blind, sham-controlled clinical study 19920724 2009 11 20 2010 01 26 2009 11 20 1536-5409 25 8 2009 Oct The Clinical journal of pain Clin J Pain Low-frequency pulsed electromagnetic field therapy in fibromyalgia: a randomized, double-blind, sham-controlled clinical study. 722-8 10.1097/AJP.0b013e3181a68a6c To evaluate the clinical effectiveness of low-frequency pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapy (...) for women with fibromyalgia (FM). Fifty-six women with FM, aged 18 to 60 years, were randomly assigned to either PEMF or sham therapy. Both the PEMF group (n=28) and the sham group (n=28) participated in therapy, 30 minutes per session, twice a day for 3 weeks. Treatment outcomes were assessed by the fibromyalgia Impact questionnaire (FIQ), visual analog scale (VAS), patient global assessment of response to therapy, Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), and Short-Form 36 health survey (SF-36), after

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82. Which kind of exercise is best in fibromyalgia therapeutic programmes? A practical review

Which kind of exercise is best in fibromyalgia therapeutic programmes? A practical review Which kind of exercise is best in fibromyalgia therapeutic programmes? A practical review Which kind of exercise is best in fibromyalgia therapeutic programmes? A practical review Cazzola M, Atzeni F, Salaffi F, Stisi S, Cassisi G, Sarzi-Puttini P CRD summary The review found physical exercise was effective for slight to moderate improvement in aerobic fitness, functional status and quality (...) of life in fibromyalgia patients with no clear differences between programmes. These conclusions must be treated with caution due to wide variation within and unknown quality of the limited evidence base, potential bias in review processes and limited reporting of results. Authors' objectives To assess the effectiveness of different forms of physical exercise on pain and physical and mental function in people with fibromyalgia. Searching MEDLINE, EMBASE and The Cochrane Library were searched from January 1985

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83. Gabapentin and pregabalin in the treatment of fibromyalgia: a systematic review and a meta-analysis

Gabapentin and pregabalin in the treatment of fibromyalgia: a systematic review and a meta-analysis Gabapentin and pregabalin in the treatment of fibromyalgia: a systematic review and a meta-analysis Gabapentin and pregabalin in the treatment of fibromyalgia: a systematic review and a meta-analysis Tzellos TG, Toulis KA, Goulis DG, Papazisis G, Zampeli VA, Vakfari A, Kouvelas D CRD summary The authors concluded that pregabalin, at a dose of 450mg daily, was most likely to be effective (...) in treating patients with fibromyalgia, but adverse events were not negligible. Further evidence was necessary to clarify these conclusions. Given the unclear quality of included trials, the authors' cautious conclusion and recommendations for further research seem reasonable. Authors' objectives To evaluate the efficacy and safety/tolerability of gabapentin and pregabalin for treating patients with fibromyalgia. Searching PubMed, EMBASE, PsycINFO, Web of Science, CINAHL, and Cochrane Central Register

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84. Massage therapy for fibromyalgia symptoms

Massage therapy for fibromyalgia symptoms Massage therapy for fibromyalgia symptoms Massage therapy for fibromyalgia symptoms Kalichman L CRD summary This review concluded that there was modest support for the use of massage therapy for symptom relief in patients with fibromyalgia. The review suffered from several methodological limitations, including the potential for error and bias in the search and review processes, together with the unclear quality of included studies. Consequently (...) , the reliability of the author's conclusion is uncertain. Authors' objectives To assess the effectiveness of massage therapy for symptom relief in patients with fibromyalgia. Searching PubMed, CINAHL, PsycINFO, PEDro and Web of Science databases were searched from inception to December 2009 for published studies in any language. Search terms were reported. Google Scholar was also searched. Reference lists of retrieved articles were scanned and field experts were contacted to identify further studies. Study

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85. Psychological treatments for fibromyalgia: a meta-analysis

Psychological treatments for fibromyalgia: a meta-analysis Psychological treatments for fibromyalgia: a meta-analysis Psychological treatments for fibromyalgia: a meta-analysis Glombiewski JA, Sawyer AT, Gutermann J, Koenig K, Rief W, Hofmann SG CRD summary The review concluded that psychological treatments for fibromyalgia had relatively small but significant positive effects for sleep problems, depression, functional status, catastrophizing and particularly for pain. Cognitive (...) -behavioural therapy had the greatest effects. The review was generally well-performed, but the quality of the evidence and so the extent to which the authors’ conclusions are reliable is unclear. Authors' objectives To evaluate the short- and long-term efficacy and treatment moderators of psychological interventions for fibromyalgia. Searching PubMed, PsycINFO and The Cochrane Library were searched from inception to 1 January 2009 for publications in English, German, Spanish, Italian and Polish; search terms were

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86. Comparative efficacy and harms of duloxetine, milnacipran, and pregabalin in fibromyalgia syndrome

Comparative efficacy and harms of duloxetine, milnacipran, and pregabalin in fibromyalgia syndrome Comparative efficacy and harms of duloxetine, milnacipran, and pregabalin in fibromyalgia syndrome Comparative efficacy and harms of duloxetine, milnacipran, and pregabalin in fibromyalgia syndrome Hauser W, Petzke F, Sommer C CRD summary The authors concluded that there was evidence of the short-term (up to six months) efficacy of duloxetine, milnacipran and pregabalin in fibromyalgia syndrome (...) ; the drugs differed in their effects on fibromyalgia syndrome domains and side-effects. The conclusions about the relative efficacy of drugs were not based on direct comparisons and may not be definitive. Authors' objectives To compare the efficacy and side-effects of duloxetine, milnacipran and pregabalin for the treatment of fibromyalgia syndrome. Searching MEDLINE, SCOPUS and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) were searched to May 2009. Information was provided about the search

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87. Efficacy of cognitive-behavioral therapies in fibromyalgia syndrome: a systematic review and metaanalysis of randomized controlled trials

Efficacy of cognitive-behavioral therapies in fibromyalgia syndrome: a systematic review and metaanalysis of randomized controlled trials Efficacy of cognitive-behavioral therapies in fibromyalgia syndrome: a systematic review and metaanalysis of randomized controlled trials Efficacy of cognitive-behavioral therapies in fibromyalgia syndrome: a systematic review and metaanalysis of randomized controlled trials Bernardy K, Fuber N, Kollner V, Hauser W CRD summary The review found that cognitive (...) behavioural therapy (CBT) appeared to improve coping with pain and reduced depressed mood and healthcare-seeking behaviour in individuals with fibromyalgia. In view of limitations of the review (in particular clinical, methodological and statistical heterogeneity between the studies) these conclusions should be regarded with caution. Authors' objectives To evaluate the efficacy of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to treat fibromyalgia syndrome. Searching Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL

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88. Cost effectiveness of pregabalin in the treatment of fibromyalgia from a UK perspective

Cost effectiveness of pregabalin in the treatment of fibromyalgia from a UK perspective Cost effectiveness of pregabalin in the treatment of fibromyalgia from a UK perspective Cost effectiveness of pregabalin in the treatment of fibromyalgia from a UK perspective Choy E, Richards S, Bowrin K, Watson P, Lloyd A, Sadosky A, Zlateva G Record Status This is a critical abstract of an economic evaluation that meets the criteria for inclusion on NHS EED. Each abstract contains a brief summary (...) of the methods, the results and conclusions followed by a detailed critical assessment on the reliability of the study and the conclusions drawn. CRD summary This study examined the cost-effectiveness of pregabalin versus placebo, duloxetine, gabapentin, tramadol, or amitriptyline, for the treatment of fibromyalgia. Pregabalin 450mg was consistently more cost-effective than pregabalin 300mg and both doses were cost-effective over placebo and duloxetine, for a population with severe disease. The study

NHS Economic Evaluation Database.2010

89. A randomized trial of tai chi for fibromyalgia.

A randomized trial of tai chi for fibromyalgia. 20818876 2010 09 07 2010 09 14 2016 12 15 1533-4406 363 8 2010 Aug 19 The New England journal of medicine N. Engl. J. Med. A randomized trial of tai chi for fibromyalgia. 743-54 10.1056/NEJMoa0912611 Previous research has suggested that tai chi offers a therapeutic benefit in patients with fibromyalgia. We conducted a single-blind, randomized trial of classic Yang-style tai chi as compared with a control intervention consisting of wellness (...) education and stretching for the treatment of fibromyalgia (defined by American College of Rheumatology 1990 criteria). Sessions lasted 60 minutes each and took place twice a week for 12 weeks for each of the study groups. The primary end point was a change in the Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQ) score (ranging from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more severe symptoms) at the end of 12 weeks. Secondary end points included summary scores on the physical and mental components of the Medical

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90. Improvements of muscle strength predicted benefits in HRQOL and postural balance in women with fibromyalgia: an 8-month randomized controlled trial

Improvements of muscle strength predicted benefits in HRQOL and postural balance in women with fibromyalgia: an 8-month randomized controlled trial 19605373 2009 08 18 2009 10 09 2009 08 18 1462-0332 48 9 2009 Sep Rheumatology (Oxford, England) Rheumatology (Oxford) Improvements of muscle strength predicted benefits in HRQOL and postural balance in women with fibromyalgia: an 8-month randomized controlled trial. 1147-51 10.1093/rheumatology/kep208 To evaluate whether changes in muscle strength (...) England Rheumatology (Oxford) 100883501 1462-0324 AIM IM Adult Female Fibromyalgia physiopathology rehabilitation Humans Hydrotherapy methods Knee Joint physiopathology Middle Aged Muscle Strength physiology Muscle, Skeletal physiopathology Postural Balance physiology Quality of Life Treatment Outcome 2009 7 17 9 0 2009 7 17 9 0 2009 10 10 6 0 ppublish 19605373 kep208 10.1093/rheumatology/kep208

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91. Low-Frequency Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in Patients with Fibromyalgia and Major Depression

Low-Frequency Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in Patients with Fibromyalgia and Major Depression 19460131 2009 07 29 2009 11 13 2009 07 29 1526-4637 10 4 2009 May-Jun Pain medicine (Malden, Mass.) Pain Med Low-frequency transcranial magnetic stimulation in patients with fibromyalgia and major depression. 748-53 10.1111/j.1526-4637.2009.00625.x To study the efficacy of low-frequency transcranial magnetic stimulation in patients with fibromyalgia and major depression. Twenty-eight patients were (...) randomly assigned to receive 20 sessions of real or sham transcranial magnetic stimulation of the right dorsolateral prefrontal cortex. The main stimulation parameters were 15 trains at 110% of the motor threshold for 60 seconds at a frequency of 1 Hz. Blinded external evaluators administered the fibromyalgia scales (FibroFatigue, Likert pain) and the depression scales (Hamilton Depression Rating Scale, Clinical Global Impression) during the study. Both treatment groups (real and sham) improved

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92. Efficacy of multicomponent treatment in fibromyalgia syndrome: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled clinical trials

Efficacy of multicomponent treatment in fibromyalgia syndrome: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled clinical trials 19177530 2009 02 09 2009 04 14 2009 02 09 0004-3591 61 2 2009 Feb 15 Arthritis and rheumatism Arthritis Rheum. Efficacy of multicomponent treatment in fibromyalgia syndrome: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled clinical trials. 216-24 10.1002/art.24276 To systematically review the efficacy of multicomponent treatment of fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS). We screened Medline (...) . Häuser Winfried W Klinikum Saarbrücken, Saarbrücken, Germany. whaeuser@klinikum-saarbruecken.de Bernardy Kathrin K Arnold Bernhard B Offenbächer Martin M Schiltenwolf Marcus M eng Journal Article Meta-Analysis Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't United States Arthritis Rheum 0370605 0004-3591 AIM IM Adult Combined Modality Therapy Female Fibromyalgia therapy Humans Male Middle Aged Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic Treatment Outcome 2009 1 30 9 0 2009 1 30 9 0 2009 4 15 9 0 ppublish 19177530 10.1002

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93. Comparison of manual lymph drainage therapy and connective tissue massage in women with fibromyalgia: a randomized controlled trial

Comparison of manual lymph drainage therapy and connective tissue massage in women with fibromyalgia: a randomized controlled trial 19243724 2009 02 26 2009 06 15 2009 02 26 1532-6586 32 2 2009 Feb Journal of manipulative and physiological therapeutics J Manipulative Physiol Ther Comparison of manual lymph drainage therapy and connective tissue massage in women with fibromyalgia: a randomized controlled trial. 127-33 10.1016/j.jmpt.2008.12.001 This study analyzed and compared the effects (...) of manual lymph drainage therapy (MLDT) and connective tissue massage (CTM) in women with primary fibromyalgia (PFM). The study design was a randomized controlled trial. Fifty women with PFM completed the study. The patients were divided randomly into 2 groups. Whereas 25 of them received MLDT, the other 25 underwent CTM. The treatment program was carried out 5 times a week for 3 weeks in each group. Pain was evaluated by a visual analogue scale and algometry. The Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQ

EvidenceUpdates2009

94. Efficacy of acupuncture for the treatment of fibromyalgia: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized trials

Efficacy of acupuncture for the treatment of fibromyalgia: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized trials Efficacy of acupuncture for the treatment of fibromyalgia: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized trials Efficacy of acupuncture for the treatment of fibromyalgia: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized trials Martin-Sanchez E, Torralba E, Diaz-Dominguez E, Barriga A, Martin JL CRD summary The review found no evidence of any benefits of acupuncture compared (...) with placebo or sham acupuncture treatments for patients with fibromyalgia. Methodological shortcomings and lack of information about the included studies preclude making a judgement about the reliability of the authors' conclusions. Authors' objectives To evaluate the effectiveness of acupuncture for the treatment of fibromyalgia. Searching PubMed, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), EMBASE, CINAHL and Pascal Biomed were searched to January 2008 for relevant studies; some key

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95. Qualitative systemic review of randomized controlled trials on complementary and alternative medicine treatments in fibromyalgia

Qualitative systemic review of randomized controlled trials on complementary and alternative medicine treatments in fibromyalgia Qualitative systematic review of randomized controlled trials on complementary and alternative medicine treatments in fibromyalgia Qualitative systematic review of randomized controlled trials on complementary and alternative medicine treatments in fibromyalgia Baranowsky J, Klose P, Musial F, Haeuser W, Dobos G, Langhorst J CRD summary This review of complementary (...) and alternative medicine treatments for fibromyalgia found some positive evidence for balneotherapy and hydrotherapy. There was little or no evidence of positive effects for other interventions. The authors' conclusions appeared to appropriately consider the limitations of the studies and lack of data, but there was a risk that relevant data were missed. Authors' objectives To review the evidence from trials of different complementary and alternative medicine treatments for fibromyalgia. Searching EMBASE

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96. Efficacy of hydrotherapy in fibromyalgia syndrome: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled clinical trials

Efficacy of hydrotherapy in fibromyalgia syndrome: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled clinical trials Efficacy of hydrotherapy in fibromyalgia syndrome: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled clinical trials Efficacy of hydrotherapy in fibromyalgia syndrome: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled clinical trials Langhorst J, Musial F, Klose P, Hauser W CRD summary This review concluded that there was moderate evidence that hydrotherapy had short-term beneficial effects on pain (...) and health-related quality of life in fibromyalgia syndrome patients. This was a generally well-conducted review and the findings reflected the evidence, but as acknowledged by the authors the reliability of the pooled results may have been compromised by a paucity of good quality data. Authors' objectives To assess the efficacy of hydrotherapy in fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS). Searching MEDLINE, PsycINFO, SCOPUS, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) and CAMbase were searched without

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97. Treatment of fibromyalgia syndrome with gabapentin and pregabalin: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

Treatment of fibromyalgia syndrome with gabapentin and pregabalin: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials Treatment of fibromyalgia syndrome with gabapentin and pregabalin: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials Treatment of fibromyalgia syndrome with gabapentin and pregabalin: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials Hauser W, Bernardy K, Uceyler N, Sommer C CRD summary The authors concluded that there was strong evidence that gabapentin and pregabalin could reduce (...) pain, improve sleep and improve health related quality of life for patients with fibromyalgia syndrome. This was a generally well-conducted review. However, limited studies (number and quality), restricted generalisability and prevalent side effects indicate the authors' conclusion should be treated with extreme caution. Authors' objectives To assess the efficacy of gabapentin and pregabalin in the treatment of fibromyalgia syndrome. Searching MEDLINE, PsycINFO, Scopus and The Cochrane Library were

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98. Efficacy of multicomponent treatment in fibromyalgia syndrome: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled clinical trials

Efficacy of multicomponent treatment in fibromyalgia syndrome: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled clinical trials Efficacy of multicomponent treatment in fibromyalgia syndrome: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled clinical trials Efficacy of multicomponent treatment in fibromyalgia syndrome: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled clinical trials Hauser W, Bernardy K, Arnold B, Offenbacher M, Schiltenwolf M CRD summary The review concluded there was strong evidence (...) that multicomponent treatment had beneficial short-term effects on the key symptoms of fibromyalgia syndrome including pain, fatigue and depressive mood, and of improved self-efficacy and physical fitness post-treatment. The authors' conclusions appeared reasonable, but it should be borne in mind that results of some outcomes were based on a small number of trials. Authors' objectives To evaluate the efficacy of multicomponent treatment of fibromyalgia syndrome. Searching MEDLINE, PsycINFO, Scopus

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99. Acupuncture for the treatment of arthritis and fibromyalgia

Acupuncture for the treatment of arthritis and fibromyalgia Acupuncture for the treatment of arthritis and fibromyalgia Acupuncture for the treatment of arthritis and fibromyalgia Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database. Report may be purchased from . Citation Acupuncture for the treatment of arthritis and fibromyalgia . Lansdale: HAYES, Inc.. 2009 Authors (...) ' objectives Acupuncture is used as a complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatment for various acute or chronic pain conditions, including arthritis and fibromyalgia. The goal of acupuncture in patients with arthritis or fibromyalgia is to reduce pain and/or improve function. Project page URL Indexing Status Subject indexing assigned by CRD MeSH Acupuncture Therapy; Arthritis; Fibromyalgias Language Published English Country of organisation United States Address for correspondence 157 S. Broad

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100. Components of effective randomized controlled trials of hydrotherapy programs for fibromyalgia syndrome: a systematic review

Components of effective randomized controlled trials of hydrotherapy programs for fibromyalgia syndrome: a systematic review Components of effective randomized controlled trials of hydrotherapy programs for fibromyalgia syndrome: a systematic review Components of effective randomized controlled trials of hydrotherapy programs for fibromyalgia syndrome: a systematic review Perraton L, Machotka Z, Kumar S CRD summary This review concluded that exercise appeared to be the most important component (...) of an effective hydrotherapy programme for fibromyalgia syndrome, particularly when considering mental health components. Only trials that reported positive results were included, patient details were not reported and many results were not based on between-group comparisons, so the authors' conclusions should be treated with caution Authors' objectives To summarise the components of hydrotherapy programmes for fibromyalgia syndrome. Searching AMED, MEDLINE, CINAHL, EMBASE, PubMed, SPORTDiscus, Scopus, PEDro

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