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1. Combination pharmacotherapy for the treatment of fibromyalgia in adults. (PubMed)

Combination pharmacotherapy for the treatment of fibromyalgia in adults. Fibromyalgia is a chronic widespread pain condition affecting millions of people worldwide. Current pharmacotherapies are often ineffective and poorly tolerated. Combining different agents could provide superior pain relief and possibly also fewer side effects.To assess the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of combination pharmacotherapy compared to monotherapy or placebo, or both, for the treatment of fibromyalgia pain (...) in adults.We searched CENTRAL, MEDLINE, and Embase to September 2017. We also searched reference lists of other reviews and trials registries.Double-blind, randomised controlled trials comparing combinations of two or more drugs to placebo or other comparators, or both, for the treatment of fibromyalgia pain.From all studies, we extracted data on: participant-reported pain relief of 30% or 50% or greater; patient global impression of clinical change (PGIC) much or very much improved or very much improved

2018 Cochrane

2. Acupuncture and Fibromyalgia

Acupuncture and Fibromyalgia BestBets: Acupuncture and Fibromyalgia Acupuncture and Fibromyalgia Report By: Laura Goldie - Rotational Physiotherapist Search checked by Kerstin Hogg - Emergency physician, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada Institution: Manchester Royal Infirmary Date Submitted: 9th July 2012 Date Completed: 11th February 2017 Last Modified: 11th February 2017 Status: Green (complete) Three Part Question In [adults with Fibromyalgia] does [acupuncture] have an effect (...) on [reducing pain]. Clinical Scenario A 42-year-old female with a diagnosis of fibromyalgia is assessed by a physiotherapist in an out-patient department. The patient is presenting with widespread pain, which is impairing her function. You wonder whether acupuncture is an effective treatment to use with your patient to decrease pain. Search Strategy MEDLINE 1946-06/16, EMBASE 1974-06/16. [Exp. Acupuncture] and [Exp. Fibromyalgia]. Search Outcome Five hundred and fifty-six articles were retrieved. One

2017 BestBETS

3. The effects of acupuncture versus sham acupuncture in the treatment of fibromyalgia: a randomized controlled clinical trial. (PubMed)

The effects of acupuncture versus sham acupuncture in the treatment of fibromyalgia: a randomized controlled clinical trial. The aim of this manuscript is to determine and to compare the efficacy of real acupuncture with sham acupuncture on fibromyalgia (FM) treatment.50 women with FM were randomized into 2 groups to receive either true acupuncture or sham acupuncture. Subjects were evaluated with VAS (at night, at rest, during activity), SF-36, Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQ), Beck

2017 Acta reumatologica portuguesa

5. Aerobic exercise training for adults with fibromyalgia. (PubMed)

Aerobic exercise training for adults with fibromyalgia. Exercise training is commonly recommended for individuals with fibromyalgia. This review is one of a series of reviews about exercise training for people with fibromyalgia that will replace the "Exercise for treating fibromyalgia syndrome" review first published in 2002.• To evaluate the benefits and harms of aerobic exercise training for adults with fibromyalgia• To assess the following specific comparisons ० Aerobic versus control (...) potentially relevant trials.We included randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in adults with a diagnosis of fibromyalgia that compared aerobic training interventions (dynamic physical activity that increases breathing and heart rate to submaximal levels for a prolonged period) versus no exercise or another intervention. Major outcomes were health-related quality of life (HRQL), pain intensity, stiffness, fatigue, physical function, withdrawals, and adverse events.Two review authors independently selected

2017 Cochrane

6. Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia Fibromyalgia - Symptoms, diagnosis and treatment | BMJ Best Practice You'll need a subscription to access all of BMJ Best Practice Search  Fibromyalgia Last reviewed: February 2019 Last updated: May 2018 Summary Patients typically present with chronic, widespread body pain and almost always have accompanying comorbid symptoms such as fatigue, memory difficulties, and sleep and mood difficulties Physical examination is typically normal but there is often diffuse tenderness, which (...) have a problem recognising fibromyalgia as a discrete disorder, they should understand the diagnostic and therapeutic importance of 'centralisation' of pain as exemplified by a typical fibromyalgia patient. When a patient with any chronic pain state develops evidence of centralisation of pain, it is likely that treatments that work well for acute pain or pain primarily due to nociceptive input (NSAIDs, opioids, anti-inflammatories, immunosuppressives, injections, surgical procedures) will be less

2018 BMJ Best Practice

7. The safety and efficacy of low-dose naltrexone in the management of chronic pain and inflammation in multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, Crohn's disease, and other chronic pain disorders. (PubMed)

The safety and efficacy of low-dose naltrexone in the management of chronic pain and inflammation in multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, Crohn's disease, and other chronic pain disorders. Chronic inflammatory diseases are complex to treat and have an impact on a large number of patients. Due to the difficulty of treating these diseases and the great impact on quality of life, patients often seek off-label, complimentary, or alternative medicines to gain relief from symptoms. Low-dose naltrexone (...) has been used off-label for treatment of pain and inflammation in multiple sclerosis, Crohn's disease, fibromyalgia, and other diseases. Naltrexone is a mu-opioid receptor antagonist indicated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for opioid and alcohol dependence. It is hypothesized that lower than standard doses of naltrexone inhibit cellular proliferation of T and B cells and block Toll-like receptor 4, resulting in an analgesic and antiinflammatory effect. It is the purpose of this review

2018 Pharmacotherapy

8. Yoga as an Effective Therapy to Reduce Symptoms in Patients with Fibromyalgia

Yoga as an Effective Therapy to Reduce Symptoms in Patients with Fibromyalgia "Yoga as an Effective Therapy to Reduce Symptoms in Patients with Fibro" by Rachel K. Johnson < > > > > > Title Author Date of Graduation Summer 8-13-2016 Degree Type Capstone Project Degree Name Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies First Advisor Anjanette Sommers, PA-C Rights . Abstract Background: Fibromyalgia is a debilitating chronic disease characterized by musculoskeletal pain, fatigue (...) , and compromises in cognition. One of the biggest challenges surrounding fibromyalgia is proper diagnosis, as there is no current diagnostic test established. Most practitioners utilize examining tender points and other subjective self-assessments to aid in the assessment of the condition. Current therapies include both medication and non-pharmacologic such as chiropractic therapy, acupuncture, aerobic exercise, and yoga. Yoga is an ancient Indian practice incorporating physical poses, deep breathing, self

2016 Pacific University EBM Capstone Project

9. [Physiotherapy and physical therapies for fibromyalgia syndrome: systematic review, meta-analysis and guideline]

[Physiotherapy and physical therapies for fibromyalgia syndrome: systematic review, meta-analysis and guideline] Untitled Document The CRD Databases will not be available from 08:00 BST on Friday 4th October until 08:00 BST on Monday 7th October for essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.

2012 DARE.

10. Psychological Treatment of Depression in Women With Fibromyalgia

Psychological Treatment of Depression in Women With Fibromyalgia Psychological Treatment of Depression in Women With Fibromyalgia - Full Text View - ClinicalTrials.gov Hide glossary Glossary Study record managers: refer to the if submitting registration or results information. Search for terms x × Study Record Detail Saved Studies Save this study Warning You have reached the maximum number of saved studies (100). Please remove one or more studies before adding more. Psychological Treatment (...) of Depression in Women With Fibromyalgia (PCTFORDEPFM) The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. of clinical studies and talk to your health care provider before participating. Read our for details. ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02711020 Recruitment Status : Recruiting First Posted : March 17, 2016 Last Update Posted : May 8, 2018 See Sponsor

2016 Clinical Trials

11. Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) for fibromyalgia in adults. (PubMed)

Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) for fibromyalgia in adults. Fibromyalgia is characterised by persistent, widespread pain; sleep problems; and fatigue. Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is the delivery of pulsed electrical currents across the intact surface of the skin to stimulate peripheral nerves and is used extensively to manage painful conditions. TENS is inexpensive, safe, and can be self-administered. TENS reduces pain during movement in some people so (...) it may be a useful adjunct to assist participation in exercise and activities of daily living. To date, there has been only one systematic review in 2012 which included TENS, amongst other treatments, for fibromyalgia, and the authors concluded that TENS was not effective.To assess the analgesic efficacy and adverse events of TENS alone or added to usual care (including exercise) compared with placebo (sham) TENS; no treatment; exercise alone; or other treatment including medication

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2017 Cochrane

12. Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia Top results for fibromyalgia - Trip Database or use your Google+ account Turning Research Into Practice ALL of these words: Title only Anywhere in the document ANY of these words: Title only Anywhere in the document This EXACT phrase: Title only Anywhere in the document EXCLUDING words: Title only Anywhere in the document Timeframe: to: Combine searches by placing the search numbers in the top search box and pressing the search button. An example search might look like (#1 or #2 (...) ) and (#3 or #4) Loading history... Population: Intervention: Comparison: Outcome: Population: Intervention: Latest & greatest articles for fibromyalgia The Trip Database is a leading resource to help health professionals find trustworthy answers to their clinical questions. Users can access the latest research evidence and guidance to answer their clinical questions. We have a large collection of systematic reviews, clinical guidelines, regulatory guidance, clinical trials and many other forms

2018 Trip Latest and Greatest

13. Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia Diagnostic challenges 690 REPRINTED FROM AUSTRALIAN FAMILY PHYSICIAN VOL. 42, NO. 10 OCTOBER 2013 Fibromyalgia Background Fibromyalgia is a common and debilitating condition. The cardinal feature of fibromyalgia is musculoskeletal pain, usually accompanied by other problems, such as fatigue, sleep disturbance and cognitive difficulties. Fibromyalgia commonly coexists with other chronic illnesses and can result in poorer outcomes if untreated. Objective The objective of this review (...) is to discuss when fibromyalgia should be considered as a diagnosis, how it is diagnosed, the current understanding of the pathophysiology of fibromyalgia and the management strategies available. Discussion The features of fibromyalgia are similar to those of many other chronic illnesses, sometimes resulting in diagnostic confusion. Fibromyalgia can co-exist with other disorders and it is important to consider the possibility of fibromyalgia contributing to symptoms in any chronically ill patient. Keywords

2014 Clinical Practice Guidelines Portal

14. 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 Untitled Document The CRD Databases will not be available from 08:00 BST on Friday 4th October until 08:00 BST on Monday 7th October for essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.

2009 DARE.

15. Treatments for Fibromyalgia in Adult Subgroups

Treatments for Fibromyalgia in Adult Subgroups Treatments for Fibromyalgia in Adult Subgroups Treatments for Fibromyalgia in Adult Subgroups Forte ML, Butler M, Andrade KE, Vincent A, Schousboe JT, Kane RL 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 Forte ML, Butler M, Andrade KE, Vincent A, Schousboe JT, Kane RL. Treatments (...) for Fibromyalgia in Adult Subgroups. Rockville: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Comparative Effectiveness Review No. 148. 2015 Authors' objectives We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, PsycINFO, AMED, and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) plus reference lists of included studies and recent systematic reviews. Authors' conclusions Despite the prevalent belief that fibromyalgia treatments may behave differently in subgroups, evidence to date is largely insufficient

2015 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

16. Fibromyalgia (Treatment)

Fibromyalgia (Treatment) Fibromyalgia Treatment & Management: Approach Considerations, Treatment of Children, Managing Flare-ups Edition: No Results No Results Please confirm that you would like to log out of Medscape. If you log out, you will be required to enter your username and password the next time you visit. https://profreg.medscape.com/px/getpracticeprofile.do?method=getProfessionalProfile&urlCache=aHR0cHM6Ly9lbWVkaWNpbmUubWVkc2NhcGUuY29tL2FydGljbGUvMzI5ODM4LXRyZWF0bWVudA== processing (...) > Fibromyalgia Treatment & Management Updated: Nov 14, 2018 Author: Chad S Boomershine, MD, PhD, CPI, CPT; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD Share Email Print Feedback Close Sections Sections Fibromyalgia Treatment Approach Considerations The physician should inform the patient that no cure exists for fibromyalgia but that education, lifestyle changes including regular physical activity, and proper medications can help the individual to regain control and achieve significant improvement. [ ] When patients

2014 eMedicine.com

17. Physiotherapy Interventions for the Management of Fibromyalgia: Clinical and Cost Effectiveness

Physiotherapy Interventions for the Management of Fibromyalgia: Clinical and Cost Effectiveness Physiotherapy Interventions for the Management of Fibromyalgia: Clinical and Cost Effectiveness | CADTH.ca Find the information you need Physiotherapy Interventions for the Management of Fibromyalgia: Clinical and Cost Effectiveness Physiotherapy Interventions for the Management of Fibromyalgia: Clinical and Cost Effectiveness Published on: June 12, 2017 Project Number: RB1101-000 Product Line (...) : Research Type: Devices and Systems Report Type: Summary of Abstracts Result type: Report Question What is the clinical effectiveness of physiotherapy interventions for the management of fibromyalgia? What is the cost-effectiveness of physiotherapy interventions for the management of fibromyalgia? Key Message Ten systematic reviews (eight with meta-analysis) and four economic evaluations were identified regarding the clinical benefits and harms or cost-effectiveness of physiotherapy interventions

2017 Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health - Rapid Review

18. 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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2009 DARE.

19. Human Growth Hormone for Depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or Fibromyalgia: Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines

Human Growth Hormone for Depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or Fibromyalgia: Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines Human Growth Hormone for Depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or Fibromyalgia: Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines | CADTH.ca Find the information you need Human Growth Hormone for Depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or Fibromyalgia: Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines Human Growth Hormone for Depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or Fibromyalgia (...) : Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines Published on: February 8, 2017 Project Number: RA0891-000 Product Line: Research Type: Drug Report Type: Reference List Result type: Report Question What is the clinical effectiveness of human growth hormone for patients with depression? What is the clinical effectiveness of human growth hormone for patients with post-traumatic stress disorder? What is the clinical effectiveness of human growth hormone for patients with fibromyalgia? What are the evidence-based

2017 Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health - Rapid Review

20. 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

2010 DARE.