Fibromyalgia and Other Central Pain Syndromes by Daniel J. Wallace MD, Daniel J. Clauw MD

By Daniel J. Wallace MD, Daniel J. Clauw MD

This quantity is the 1st complete textual content dedicated to fibromyalgia and different centrally mediated persistent discomfort syndromes. top specialists study the most recent learn findings on those syndromes and current evidence-based stories of present controversies.

Chapters talk about the definition, epidemiology, and pathophysiology of continual ache and fibromyalgia, the medical displays of fibromyalgia syndrome, and imperative sensitization syndromes linked to continual neuromuscular discomfort. The individuals completely learn quite a few ways to assessment and administration of sufferers with fibromyalgia and persistent soreness. different chapters specialise in incapacity concerns, diagnosis, and destiny examine instructions. A seriously reviewed directory of sites and different assets is included.

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14. Wolfe F, Ross K, Anderson J, et al. The prevalence and characteristics of fibromyalgia in the general population. Arthritis Rheum 1995;38:19–28. 15. Croft P, Rigby AS, Boswell R, et al. The prevalence of chronic widespread pain in the general population. J Rheumatol 1993;20:710–713. 16. White KP, Speechley M, Harth M, et al. The London fibromyalgia epidemiology study: the prevalence of fibromyalgia syndrome in London, Ontario. J Rheumatol 1999;26:1570–1576. 17. Lindell L, Bergman S, Petersson IF, et al.

In this sense, ␣-␦ sleep could be regarded as a biologic indicator of nonrestorative sleep. In an uncontrolled study, Moldofsky et al. (88) investigated the sleep patterns and musculoskeletal symptoms in a group of fibromyalgia patients. On examining the EEG sleep patterns of a group of ten patients who had satisfied their criteria for “fibrositis syndrome,” they found that 70% displayed ␣-␦ sleep patterns. This anomaly was identified as occurring more frequently during fibromyalgia patients’ sleep patterns than controls and chronic insomniacs (89).

Pain 1995;63(3):341–351. 39. Leffler AS, Hansson P, Kosek E. Somatosensory perception in a remote pain-free area and function of diffuse noxious inhibitory controls (DNIC) in patients suffering from longterm trapezius myalgia. Eur J Pain 2002;6(2):149–159. 40. Whitehead WE, Holtkotter B, Enck P, et al. Tolerance for rectosigmoid distention in irritable bowel syndrome. Gastroenterology 1990;98(5 Pt 1):1187–1192. 41. Gibson SJ, Littlejohn GO, Gorman MM, et al. Altered heat pain thresholds and cerebral event-related potentials following painful CO2 laser stimulation in subjects with fibromyalgia syndrome.

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