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121. Amitriptyline in the treatment of fibromyalgia: a systematic review of its efficacy

Amitriptyline in the treatment of fibromyalgia: a systematic review of its efficacy Amitriptyline in the treatment of fibromyalgia: a systematic review of its efficacy Amitriptyline in the treatment of fibromyalgia: a systematic review of its efficacy Nishishinya B, Urrutia G, Walitt B, Rodriguez A, Bonfill X, Alegre C, Darko G CRD summary The authors concluded that there was some evidence to support the short-term efficacy of amitriptyline 25mg/day for fibromyalgia, but no evidence to support (...) the efficacy of amitriptyline at higher doses or for periods longer than eight weeks. Much of the review was well conducted, but the analyses may be misleading and the overall results should not be considered as reliable. Authors' objectives To review the effectiveness of amitriptyline in the treatment of fibromyalgia. Searching EMBASE, MEDLINE and The Cochrane Library were searched. Search terms and dates were reported. An RCT filter was used and no language restrictions were applied. Databases of ongoing

DARE.2008

122. Duloxetine for painful diabetic neuropathy and fibromyalgia pain: systematic review of randomised trials

Duloxetine for painful diabetic neuropathy and fibromyalgia pain: systematic review of randomised trials Duloxetine for painful diabetic neuropathy and fibromyalgia pain: systematic review of randomised trials Duloxetine for painful diabetic neuropathy and fibromyalgia pain: systematic review of randomised trials Sultan A, Gaskell H, Derry S, Moore RA CRD summary This review found that duloxetine was equally effective for treatment of painful diabetic neuropathy and fibromyalgia pain (...) and was well tolerated. It was likely to be a useful drug in these difficult-to-treat conditions. Overall this was a clearly reported review and the conclusions are likely to be reliable. Authors' objectives To review the efficacy of duloxetine in the management of painful diabetic neuropathy (PDN) and fibromyalgia. Searching PUBMED, EMBASE and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) were searched to June 2008. Search terms were reported. Reference lists were searched for additional papers

DARE.2008

123. 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 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 Uceyler N, Hauser W, Sommer C CRD summary This review concluded that amitriptyline was effective in reducing the symptoms of patients with fibromyalgia syndrome, and some other antidepressants may (...) also be useful. Despite the methodological strengths of the review processes, the inappropriate statistical analyses mean that these findings cannot be considered reliable. Authors' objectives To review the efficacy of antidepressants as a treatment for fibromyalgia syndrome. Searching The following databases were searched to October 2007: MEDLINE, PsycINFO, SCOPUS, and the Cochrane Library. Search terms were reported. Reference lists from included papers and other relevant references were scanned

DARE.2008

124. A meta-analysis of the efficacy of fibromyalgia treatment according to level of care

A meta-analysis of the efficacy of fibromyalgia treatment according to level of care A meta-analysis of the efficacy of fibromyalgia treatment according to level of care A meta-analysis of the efficacy of fibromyalgia treatment according to level of care Garcia-Campayo J, Magdalena J, Magallon R, Fernandez-Garcia E, Salas M, Andres E CRD summary This poorly reported review concluded that treating fibromyalgia in specialised care settings offered no clear advantages over treatment in primary (...) care. These conclusions should not be considered reliable due to the pooling of different treatments and outcomes. Authors' objectives To compare efficacy of treatments for fibromyalgia when delivered in primary or specialised care settings. Searching MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) and PsycINFO were searched from inception to June 2006 (search terms were reported). No language restrictions were applied. A randomised controlled trial (RCT) filter was used. References

DARE.2008

125. Review: some evidence supports pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments of fibromyalgia syndrome

Review: some evidence supports pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments of fibromyalgia syndrome Review: some evidence supports pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments of fibromyalgia syndrome | Evidence-Based Medicine This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Log in using your username and password For personal accounts OR managers of institutional accounts Username * Password * your user name or password? Search (...) for this keyword Search for this keyword Main menu Log in using your username and password For personal accounts OR managers of institutional accounts Username * Password * your user name or password? You are here Review: some evidence supports pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments of fibromyalgia syndrome Article Text Therapeutics Review: some evidence supports pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments of fibromyalgia syndrome Statistics from Altmetric.com No Altmetric data available

Evidence-Based Medicine (Requires free registration)2008

126. Grand Rounds: "Fibromyalgia and Homeopathy: Holmes, Hogwarts and the Prince of Wales"

Grand Rounds: "Fibromyalgia and Homeopathy: Holmes, Hogwarts and the Prince of Wales" Grand Rounds: “Fibromyalgia and Homeopathy: Holmes, Hogwarts and the Prince of Wales” | Clinical Correlations Grand Rounds: “Fibromyalgia and Homeopathy: Holmes, Hogwarts and the Prince of Wales” February 14, 2008 Commentary by Nitasha Sarswat MD, PGY-3 This week’s Medicine Grand Rounds speaker was Gerald Weissmann, MD, a familiar face at Bellevue/NYU. He is a professor of rheumatology, the former chairman (...) for Complementary and Alternative Medicine and how this mistake cost England millions of pounds that could have been used to fund traditional chemotherapy and save lives. He gave several examples of how the actual doses of key ingredients in homeopathic therapies were negligible: white briony in the product “Head On” and duck extract in “Oscillococcinum.” Dr. Weissman then went on to critique the diagnostic criteria for fibromyalgia set by the American College of Rheumatology and blasted the use

Clinical Correlations2008

127. Exercise for treating fibromyalgia syndrome.

Exercise for treating fibromyalgia syndrome. BACKGROUND: Fibromyalgia (FMS) is a syndrome expressed by chronic widespread body pain which leads to reduced physical function and frequent use of health care services. Exercise training is commonly recommended as a treatment. This is an update of a review published in Issue 2, 2002. OBJECTIVES: The primary objective of this systematic review was to evaluate the effects of exercise training including cardiorespiratory (aerobic), muscle strengthening

Cochrane2007

128. Narrative review: the pathophysiology of fibromyalgia.

Narrative review: the pathophysiology of fibromyalgia. Primary fibromyalgia is a common yet poorly understood syndrome characterized by diffuse chronic pain accompanied by other somatic symptoms, including poor sleep, fatigue, and stiffness, in the absence of disease. Fibromyalgia does not have a distinct cause or pathology. Nevertheless, in the past decade, the study of chronic pain has yielded new insights into the pathophysiology of fibromyalgia and related chronic pain disorders. Accruing (...) evidence shows that patients with fibromyalgia experience pain differently from the general population because of dysfunctional pain processing in the central nervous system. Aberrant pain processing, which can result in chronic pain and associated symptoms, may be the result of several interplaying mechanisms, including central sensitization, blunting of inhibitory pain pathways, alterations in neurotransmitters, and psychiatric comorbid conditions. This review provides an overview of the mechanisms

Annals of Internal Medicine2007

129. Cognitive-behavioural therapies and exercise programmes for patients with fibromyalgia: state of the art and future directions

Cognitive-behavioural therapies and exercise programmes for patients with fibromyalgia: state of the art and future directions Cognitive-behavioural therapies and exercise programmes for patients with fibromyalgia: state of the art and future directions Cognitive-behavioural therapies and exercise programmes for patients with fibromyalgia: state of the art and future directions van Koulil S, Effting M, Kraaimaat F W, van Lankveld W, van Helmond T, Cats H, van Riel P L, de Jong A J, Haverman J F (...) , Evers A W CRD summary This review examined the effectiveness of non-pharmacological treatments in patients with fibromyalgia. It concluded that, in general, the beneficial effects of non-pharmacological interventions are limited. There were a number of methodological and quality issues with the included studies, but the authors appear to have considered such limitations and their conclusions are likely to be reliable. Authors' objectives To assess the effectiveness of non-pharmacological treatments

DARE.2007

130. Acupuncture for fibromyalgia: a systematic review of randomized clinical trials

Acupuncture for fibromyalgia: a systematic review of randomized clinical trials Acupuncture for fibromyalgia: a systematic review of randomized clinical trials Acupuncture for fibromyalgia: a systematic review of randomized clinical trials Mayhew E, Ernst E CRD summary The authors concluded that, since the evidence did not support the use of acupuncture for treating fibromyalgia, acupuncture cannot be recommended for fibromyalgia. This was a well-conducted review but the evidence appears (...) to be inconclusive rather than definitely not supportive. Authors' objectives To evaluate the effectiveness of acupuncture for treating the symptoms of fibromyalgia. Searching AMED, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE, PsycINFO, the Cochrane Database and Scopus were searched from inception to 2006; the search terms were reported. No language restrictions were applied. In addition, reference lists were screened. Study selection Study designs of evaluations included in the review Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) were

DARE.2007

131. Cost-effectiveness of spa treatment for fibromyalgia: general health improvement is not for free

Cost-effectiveness of spa treatment for fibromyalgia: general health improvement is not for free Cost-effectiveness of spa treatment for fibromyalgia: general health improvement is not for free Cost-effectiveness of spa treatment for fibromyalgia: general health improvement is not for free Zijlstra T R, Braakman-Jansen L M, Taal E, Rasker J J, van de Laar M A 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. Health technology The study assessed an adjuvant spa treatment programme for patients with fibromyalgia syndrome (FM). The spa treatment programme comprised five elements: thalassotherapy, low-impact aerobic exercise, patient education, recreational activities and relaxation. The treatment programme was provided in Tunisia over

NHS Economic Evaluation Database.2007

132. A comprehensive review of 46 exercise treatment studies in fibromyalgia (1988-2005)

A comprehensive review of 46 exercise treatment studies in fibromyalgia (1988-2005) A comprehensive review of 46 exercise treatment studies in fibromyalgia (1988-2005) A comprehensive review of 46 exercise treatment studies in fibromyalgia (1988-2005) Jones K D, Adams D, Winters-Stone K, Burckhardt C S CRD summary The authors concluded that the strongest evidence for exercise in fibromyalgia was for aerobic exercise, and that lower intensity exercise programmes had the greatest effect (...) and the lowest attrition. Insufficient information about the individual studies and an inadequate synthesis of the evidence mean that it is not possible to assess the evidence. The reliability of the authors’ conclusions is therefore uncertain. Authors' objectives To evaluate exercise in the treatment of patients with fibromyalgia (FM). Searching MEDLINE, PubMed, CINAHL, EMBASE, HealthSTAR, Current Contents, Web of Science, PsycINFO, Science Citation Index and the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews were

DARE.2006

133. Fibromyalgia treatment guideline.

Fibromyalgia treatment guideline. Fibromyalgia treatment guideline. | National Guideline Clearinghouse Search Sign In Username or Email * Password * Remember Me Don't have an account? Guideline Summary NGC:004350 This guideline summary has been replaced by an updated version. Please update your bookmarks. View the updated summary: NGC:007367 View all updated summaries in the . About NGC Guideline Summaries NGC's guidelines summaries contain information systematically derived from original

University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner Program2005

134. Duloxetine for fibromyalgia - horizon scanning review

Duloxetine for fibromyalgia - horizon scanning review Duloxetine for fibromyalgia - horizon scanning review Duloxetine for fibromyalgia - horizon scanning review NHSC Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment from a member of INAHTA. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database. Citation NHSC. Duloxetine for fibromyalgia - horizon scanning review. Birmingham: National Horizon Scanning Centre (NHSC). 2005 (...) Authors' objectives This study aims to summarise the currently available evidence on Duloxetine for fibromyalgia Authors' conclusions Duloxetine (Yentreve, Cymbalta, LY 248686) is a dual serotonin and noradrenaline re-uptake inhibitor (SNRI) in phase III trials for the management of the symptoms of fibromyalgia. If successful in licensing it will be the first pharmaceutical licensed for fibromyalgia. Two 12 week randomised, placebo controlled trials in 207 patients and 354 women, found that duloxetine

Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.2005

135. Management of fibromyalgia syndrome.

Management of fibromyalgia syndrome. CONTEXT: The optimal management of fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is unclear and comprehensive evidence-based guidelines have not been reported. OBJECTIVE: To provide up-to-date evidence-based guidelines for the optimal treatment of FMS. DATA SOURCES, SELECTION, AND EXTRACTION: A search of all human trials (randomized controlled trials and meta-analyses of randomized controlled trials) of FMS was made using Cochrane Collaboration Reviews (1993-2004), MEDLINE

JAMA2004

136. Acupuncture for fibromyalgia

Acupuncture for fibromyalgia Acupuncture for fibromyalgia Acupuncture for fibromyalgia Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment from a member of INAHTA. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database. Citation Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Acupuncture for fibromyalgia. Rockville: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Technology Assessment (...) . 2003 Authors' objectives This review contains: a) A review of recent (1995 to present) systematic reviews on the use of acupuncture for fibromyalgia, updated with any RCTs published since the date of the last systematic review (2000 to present). b) Information available in the literature on training for persons performing this therapy and the number of physicians certified to perform this therapy. Authors' conclusions There is only one RCT on the use of acupuncture for fibromyalgia

Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.2003

137. Complementary and alternative medicine in fibromyalgia and related syndromes

Complementary and alternative medicine in fibromyalgia and related syndromes Complementary and alternative medicine in fibromyalgia and related syndromes Complementary and alternative medicine in fibromyalgia and related syndromes Holdcraft L C, Assefi N, Buchwald D CRD summary This review assessed complementary and alternative medicine for fibromyalgia syndrome. The authors concluded that there was strong evidence in support of acupuncture, moderate evidence for magnesium, S-adenosyl-L (...) -methionine and massage, and limited evidence for other treatments. The level of supporting evidence was generally overstated and the authors' conclusions may not be reliable. Authors' objectives To assess the effectiveness of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for people with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS). Searching MEDLINE (1975 to 2002), BIOSIS Previews (1975 to 2002), EMBASE (1990 to 2002), CINAHL (1982 to 1998), Alternative Medicine Alert and the Cochrane Controlled Trials Register were

DARE.2003

138. Systematic review of randomized controlled trials of nonpharmacological interventions for fibromyalgia

Systematic review of randomized controlled trials of nonpharmacological interventions for fibromyalgia Systematic review of randomized controlled trials of nonpharmacological interventions for fibromyalgia Systematic review of randomized controlled trials of nonpharmacological interventions for fibromyalgia Sim J, Adams N Authors' objectives To conduct a systematic review of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) of non-pharmacological interventions for fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS). Searching (...) MEDLINE, AMED, CINAHL, EMBASE and the Science Citation Index were searched from 1980 to May 2000 using the keywords 'fibromyalgia' and 'fibrositis'. Bibliographies in review papers on the management of FMS were searched manually. Study selection Study designs of evaluations included in the review Study design needed to include randomisation to two or more independent study groups. Studies with a within-subjects design, or where group allocation was not truly random, were excluded. Owing to the nature

DARE.2002

139. Prescribed exercise in people with fibromyalgia: parallel group randomised controlled trial.

Prescribed exercise in people with fibromyalgia: parallel group randomised controlled trial. 12142304 2002 07 26 2002 08 29 2014 07 28 1756-1833 325 7357 2002 Jul 27 BMJ (Clinical research ed.) BMJ Prescribed exercise in people with fibromyalgia: parallel group randomised controlled trial. 185 To evaluate cardiovascular fitness exercise in people with fibromyalgia. Randomised controlled trial. Hospital rheumatology outpatients. Group based classes took place at a "healthy living centre." 132 (...) patients with fibromyalgia. Prescribed graded aerobic exercise (active treatment) and relaxation and flexibility (control treatment). Participants' self assessment of improvement, tender point count, impact of condition measured by fibromyalgia impact questionnaire, and short form McGill pain questionnaire. Compared with relaxation exercise led to significantly more participants rating themselves as much or very much better at three months: 24/69 (35%) v 12/67 (18%), P=0.03. Benefits were maintained

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140. Exercise for treating fibromyalgia syndrome.

Exercise for treating fibromyalgia syndrome. BACKGROUND: Fibromyalgia (FMS) is a syndrome expressed by chronic widespread body pain which leads to reduced physical function and frequent use of health care services. Exercise training is commonly recommended as a treatment. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this systematic review was to examine the efficacy of exercise training as an treatment for FMS. SEARCH STRATEGY: We searched 6 electronic bibliographies for studies of exercise training in FMS

Cochrane2002