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101. 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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102. 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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103. 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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104. 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

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105. 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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106. 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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107. 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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108. 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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109. 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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110. 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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111. 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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112. Treatment of fibromyalgia syndrome with antidepressants: a meta-analysis

Treatment of fibromyalgia syndrome with antidepressants: a meta-analysis Treatment of fibromyalgia syndrome with antidepressants: a meta-analysis Treatment of fibromyalgia syndrome with antidepressants: a meta-analysis Hauser W, Bernardy K, Uceyler N, Sommer C CRD summary This review investigated antidepressant treatment for fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS), compared with pharmacological placebo. The authors concluded that treatment with antidepressants for FMS significantly reduced pain, fatigue (...) , sleep disturbances and depression and improved the health-related quality of life (HRQOL). The review was generally well-conducted and the conclusion was likely to be reliable. Authors' objectives To assess the efficacy of antidepressants in the treatment of fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS). Searching MEDLINE, PsycINFO, Scopus and The Cochrane Library were searched without language restriction from inception to August 2008. Search terms were reported. The reference lists of relevant publications were

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113. Assessment of the effects of aquatic therapy on global symptomatology in patients with fibromyalgia syndrome: a randomized controlled trial

Assessment of the effects of aquatic therapy on global symptomatology in patients with fibromyalgia syndrome: a randomized controlled trial 19061736 2008 12 08 2009 01 23 2015 11 19 1532-821X 89 12 2008 Dec Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation Arch Phys Med Rehabil Assessment of the effects of aquatic therapy on global symptomatology in patients with fibromyalgia syndrome: a randomized controlled trial. 2250-7 10.1016/j.apmr.2008.03.026 To evaluate the effects of a 16-week exercise (...) therapy in a chest-high pool of warm water through applicable tests in the clinical practice on the global symptomatology of women with fibromyalgia (FM) and to determine exercise adherence levels. A randomized controlled trial. Testing and training were completed at the university. Middle-aged women with FM (n=60) and healthy women (n=25). A 16-week aquatic training program, including strength training, aerobic training, and relaxation exercises. Tender point count (syringe calibrated), health status

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114. Effects of concurrent strength and endurance training on physical fitness and symptoms in postmenopausal women with fibromyalgia: a randomized controlled trial

Effects of concurrent strength and endurance training on physical fitness and symptoms in postmenopausal women with fibromyalgia: a randomized controlled trial 18675392 2008 09 01 2008 09 23 2015 11 19 1532-821X 89 9 2008 Sep Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation Arch Phys Med Rehabil Effects of concurrent strength and endurance training on physical fitness and symptoms in postmenopausal women with fibromyalgia: a randomized controlled trial. 1660-6 10.1016/j.apmr.2008.01.022 (...) To examine the effectiveness of concurrent strength and endurance training on muscle strength, aerobic and functional performance, and symptoms in postmenopausal women with fibromyalgia (FM). Randomized controlled trial. Local gym and university research laboratory. Twenty-six women with FM. Progressive and supervised 21-week concurrent strength and endurance training. Muscle strength of leg extensors, upper extremities, and trunk; peak oxygen uptake (Vo(2)peak), maximal workload (Wmax), and work time

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115. Ottawa Panel evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for aerobic fitness exercises in the management of fibromyalgia: part 1.

Ottawa Panel evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for aerobic fitness exercises in the management of fibromyalgia: part 1. 18497301 2008 07 02 2008 07 29 2009 11 11 1538-6724 88 7 2008 Jul Physical therapy Phys Ther Ottawa Panel evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for aerobic fitness exercises in the management of fibromyalgia: part 1. 857-71 10.2522/ptj.20070200 The objective of this study was to create guidelines for the use of aerobic fitness exercises in the management (...) of adult patients (>18 years of age) with fibromyalgia, as defined by the 1990 American College of Rheumatology criteria. Following Cochrane Collaboration methods, the Ottawa Methods Group found and synthesized evidence from comparative controlled trials and formed the Ottawa Panel, with nominated experts from key stakeholder organizations. The Ottawa Panel then developed criteria for grading the recommendations based on experimental design (I for randomized controlled trials, II for nonrandomized

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116. A systematic review on the effectiveness of treatment with antidepressants in fibromyalgia syndrome

A systematic review on the effectiveness of treatment with antidepressants in fibromyalgia syndrome 18759260 2008 09 08 2008 10 21 2013 11 21 0004-3591 59 9 2008 Sep 15 Arthritis and rheumatism Arthritis Rheum. A systematic review on the effectiveness of treatment with antidepressants in fibromyalgia syndrome. 1279-98 10.1002/art.24000 To systematically review the efficacy of treatment of fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) with antidepressants. We screened Medline, PsychINFO, SCOPUS, and the Cochrane (...) of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany. Häuser Winfried W Sommer Claudia C eng Journal Article Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't Review United States Arthritis Rheum 0370605 0004-3591 0 Antidepressive Agents 1806D8D52K Amitriptyline AIM IM Amitriptyline therapeutic use Antidepressive Agents therapeutic use Databases, Bibliographic Depression drug therapy etiology Fatigue drug therapy etiology Fibromyalgia drug therapy physiopathology psychology Humans Pain drug therapy etiology Quality of Life Randomized

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117. Ottawa Panel evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for strengthening exercises in the management of fibromyalgia: part 2

Ottawa Panel evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for strengthening exercises in the management of fibromyalgia: part 2 18497302 2008 07 02 2008 07 29 2009 11 11 1538-6724 88 7 2008 Jul Physical therapy Phys Ther Ottawa Panel evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for strengthening exercises in the management of fibromyalgia: part 2. 873-86 10.2522/ptj.20070115 The objective of this study was to create guidelines for the use of strengthening exercises in the management of adult (...) patients (>18 years of age) with fibromyalgia (FM), as defined by the 1990 American College of Rheumatology criteria. Following Cochrane Collaboration methods, the Ottawa Methods Group found and synthesized evidence from comparative controlled trials and formed the Ottawa Panel, with nominated experts from key stakeholder organizations. The Ottawa Panel then developed criteria for grading the recommendations based on experimental design (I for randomized controlled trials, II for nonrandomized studies

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118. Efficacy and safety of duloxetine for treatment of fibromyalgia in patients with or without major depressive disorder: Results from a 6-month, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, fixed-dose trial

Efficacy and safety of duloxetine for treatment of fibromyalgia in patients with or without major depressive disorder: Results from a 6-month, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, fixed-dose trial 18395345 2008 05 20 2008 07 07 2015 11 19 1872-6623 136 3 2008 Jun Pain Pain Efficacy and safety of duloxetine for treatment of fibromyalgia in patients with or without major depressive disorder: Results from a 6-month, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, fixed-dose trial. 432-44 (...) 10.1016/j.pain.2008.02.024 The primary objectives of this study were to assess the efficacy and safety of duloxetine for reducing pain severity in fibromyalgia patients with or without current major depressive disorder. This was a 6-month, multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. In total, 520 patients meeting American College of Rheumatology criteria for fibromyalgia were randomly assigned to duloxetine (20 mg/day, 60 mg/day, or 120 mg/day) or placebo, administered once daily

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119. EULAR evidence-based recommendations for the management of fibromyalgia syndrome

EULAR evidence-based recommendations for the management of fibromyalgia syndrome 17644548 2008 03 19 2008 04 16 2015 02 24 1468-2060 67 4 2008 Apr Annals of the rheumatic diseases Ann. Rheum. Dis. EULAR evidence-based recommendations for the management of fibromyalgia syndrome. 536-41 To develop evidence-based recommendations for the management of fibromyalgia syndrome. A multidisciplinary task force was formed representing 11 European countries. The design of the study, including search (...) strategy, participants, interventions, outcome measures, data collection and analytical method, was defined at the outset. A systematic review was undertaken with the keywords "fibromyalgia", "treatment or management" and "trial". Studies were excluded if they did not utilise the American College of Rheumatology classification criteria, were not clinical trials, or included patients with chronic fatigue syndrome or myalgic encephalomyelitis. Primary outcome measures were change in pain assessed

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120. The effectiveness of hydrotherapy in the management of fibromyalgia syndrome: a systematic review

The effectiveness of hydrotherapy in the management of fibromyalgia syndrome: a systematic review The effectiveness of hydrotherapy in the management of fibromyalgia syndrome: a systematic review The effectiveness of hydrotherapy in the management of fibromyalgia syndrome: a systematic review McVeigh JG, McGaughey H, Hall M, Kane P CRD summary The review concluded that there was strong evidence for the effectiveness of hydrotherapy in the management of fibromyalgia syndrome. Improvements were (...) particularly in pain, health status and tender point counts. Overall, limitations with regard to the quality and size of the included studies suggest that the authors' conclusions are overstated and not supported by strong evidence. Authors' objectives To examine the effectiveness of hydrotherapy in the management of patients with fibromyalgia syndrome. Searching AMED, British Nursing Index, CINAHL, The Cochrane Library, EMBASE, MEDLINE, ProQuest, PubMed, Science Direct and Web of Science databases were

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