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1. Low-Level Laser Therapy for Fibromyalgia: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Low-Level Laser Therapy for Fibromyalgia: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder characterized by widespread pain and tenderness. Low-level laser therapy (LLLT), an emerging nonpharmacological treatment, has been used for relieving musculoskeletal or neuropathic pain.The objective of this review and meta-analysis was to determine the efficacy of LLLT on patients with fibromyalgia.This study involved systematic review and quantitative meta-analysis of published (...) randomized controlled trials (RCTs).This study examined all RCTs evaluating the effect of LLLT on fibromyalgia.We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of RCTs evaluating the effect of LLLT on patients with fibromyalgia. PubMed, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library were searched for articles published before August 2018. RCTs meeting our selection criteria were included. The methodological quality of the RCTs was evaluated according to the Cochrane risk-for-bias method. Review Manager version 5.3

2019 EvidenceUpdates

2. Acupuncture therapy for fibromyalgia: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (Full text)

Acupuncture therapy for fibromyalgia: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials Fibromyalgia (FM) can cause chronic widespread pain and seriously affect the quality of patient lives. Acupuncture therapy is widely used for pain management. However, the effect of acupuncture on FM is still uncertain. The aim of this review was to determine the effect and safety of acupuncture therapy on the pain intensity and quality of life in patients with FM.We searched PubMed

2019 EvidenceUpdates PubMed

3. An experimental randomized study on the analgesic effects of pharmaceutical-grade cannabis in chronic pain patients with fibromyalgia (Full text)

An experimental randomized study on the analgesic effects of pharmaceutical-grade cannabis in chronic pain patients with fibromyalgia In this experimental randomized placebo-controlled 4-way crossover trial, we explored the analgesic effects of inhaled pharmaceutical-grade cannabis in 20 chronic pain patients with fibromyalgia. We tested 4 different cannabis varieties with exact knowledge on their [INCREMENT]-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) content: Bedrocan (22.4-mg THC, <1-mg

2019 EvidenceUpdates PubMed

4. Effectiveness of invasive techniques in patients with fibromyalgia: systematic review and meta-analysis

Effectiveness of invasive techniques in patients with fibromyalgia: systematic review and meta-analysis Print | PDF PROSPERO This information has been provided by the named contact for this review. CRD has accepted this information in good faith and registered the review in PROSPERO. The registrant confirms that the information supplied for this submission is accurate and complete. CRD bears no responsibility or liability for the content of this registration record, any associated files

2019 PROSPERO

5. Cost-effectiveness and cost-utility of internet-delivered exposure therapy for fibromyalgia: results from a randomized controlled trial

Cost-effectiveness and cost-utility of internet-delivered exposure therapy for fibromyalgia: results from a randomized controlled trial Fibromyalgia (FM) is a prevalent and debilitating chronic pain disorder associated with a substantial economic burden. Although there are several studies investigating the effectiveness of psychological treatments such as cognitive-behavioral therapy for FM, studies on cost-effectiveness are scarce. The aim of the present study was to investigate the cost

2018 EvidenceUpdates

6. Interactive effects of pain catastrophizing and mindfulness on pain intensity in women with fibromyalgia (Full text)

Interactive effects of pain catastrophizing and mindfulness on pain intensity in women with fibromyalgia The objective of this study was to examine the association between facets of trait mindfulness, pain catastrophizing, and pain severity in a sample of patients with fibromyalgia. Patients with fibromyalgia completed validated baseline and diary assessments of clinical pain, mindfulness, and pain catastrophizing. Multilevel modeling analyses indicated that the daily association between (...) catastrophizing and pain intensity was moderated by certain mindfulness facets. Our findings suggest that various aspects of mindfulness may interact differently with pain and catastrophizing, which may have implications for the design and testing of interventions targeting mindfulness and catastrophizing in fibromyalgia patients.

2018 Health psychology open PubMed

7. [Effects of lacto-vegetarian diet and stabilization core exercises on body composition and pain in women with fibromyalgia: randomized controlled trial]. (Full text)

[Effects of lacto-vegetarian diet and stabilization core exercises on body composition and pain in women with fibromyalgia: randomized controlled trial]. fibromyalgia is a disease of unknown origin characterized by chronic muscular pain. The lack of knowledge about this disease is one of the main causes that makes complex to make a diagnosis and an appropriate treatment.the main objective of this study was to know the efficacy of a physiotherapy treatment combined with a lacto-vegetarian (...) at the end of the intervention, increasing muscle mass and decreasing fat mass. In addition, this group significantly improved outcomes compared to groups B and C. The correlations showed a relationship between muscle mass and pain reduction referred to at the end of the study in patients in group A.four-week intervention program combining core stabilization exercises plus lacto-vegetarian diet in patients with fibromyalgia who have low back pain contributes to pain reduction and improved body

2018 Nutricion hospitalaria PubMed

8. What causes fibromyalgia? An online survey of patient perspectives (Full text)

What causes fibromyalgia? An online survey of patient perspectives Fibromyalgia is a severe chronic pain condition that affects every aspect of life. Causes of the condition remain unclear, and quantitative research cannot account for patients' personal illness narratives and perceptions. This online survey gathered qualitative accounts of the perceived causes of their condition from 596 people with fibromyalgia, which were analyzed thematically. Themes were "Bodily assault, ill-health (...) , and change"; "Emotional trauma and distress"; "Stress and vulnerability"; and "Explaining and authenticating fibromyalgia." Discussion focuses on the complexity of causation, the importance of understanding and having symptoms validated, and the potential for benefiting from patient expertise in building better practitioner-client relationships.

2018 Health psychology open PubMed

9. Mirtazapine for fibromyalgia in adults. (PubMed)

Mirtazapine for fibromyalgia in adults. Fibromyalgia is a clinically defined chronic condition of unknown etiology characterised by chronic widespread pain, sleep disturbance, cognitive dysfunction, and fatigue. Many patients report high disability levels and poor quality of life. Drug therapy aims to reduce key symptoms, especially pain, and improve quality of life. The tetracyclic antidepressant, mirtazapine, may help by increasing serotonin and noradrenaline in the central nervous system (...) (CNS).To assess the efficacy, tolerability and safety of the tetracyclic antidepressant, mirtazapine, compared with placebo or other active drug(s) in the treatment of fibromyalgia in adults.We searched the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), MEDLINE, Embase, SCOPUS, the US National Institutes of Health, and the World Health Organization (WHO) International Clinical Trials Registry Platform for published and ongoing trials, and examined reference lists of reviewed articles

2018 Cochrane

10. 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

11. Probiotics for fibromyalgia: study design for a pilot double-blind, randomized controlled trial. (Full text)

Probiotics for fibromyalgia: study design for a pilot double-blind, randomized controlled trial. Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is a chronic, generalized and diffuse pain disorder accompanied by other symptoms such as emotional and cognitive deficits. The FMS patients show a high prevalence of gastrointestinal symptoms. Recently it has been found that microbes in the gut may regulate brain processes through the gut-microbiota-brain axis, modulating thus affection, motivation and higher cognitive

2018 Nutricion hospitalaria PubMed

12. Internet-Delivered Exposure Therapy for Fibromyalgia: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Internet-Delivered Exposure Therapy for Fibromyalgia: A Randomized Controlled Trial Fibromyalgia (FM) is a common and disabling chronic pain disorder, for which existing pharmacological and psychological treatments have yet yielded insufficient effects. Previous literature has shown that exposure therapy may be an effective treatment for chronic pain. This study constitutes the first randomized controlled trial evaluating exposure therapy for FM.A total of 140 participants with diagnosed FM

2018 EvidenceUpdates

13. Pilot Randomized Trial of Integrated Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Neuromuscular Training for Juvenile Fibromyalgia: The FIT Teens Program

Pilot Randomized Trial of Integrated Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Neuromuscular Training for Juvenile Fibromyalgia: The FIT Teens Program Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) improves coping and daily functioning in adolescents with juvenile fibromyalgia (JFM), but is less effective in reducing pain. This pilot trial evaluated the efficacy of a novel intervention (Fibromyalgia Integrative Training for Teens; FIT Teens) which integrates CBT with specialized neuromuscular exercise training

2018 EvidenceUpdates

14. Scoping Review of Dance for Adults With Fibromyalgia: What Do We Know About It? (Full text)

Scoping Review of Dance for Adults With Fibromyalgia: What Do We Know About It? Fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder characterized by widespread muscular tenderness, pain, fatigue, and cognitive difficulties. Nonpharmacological treatment options, such as physical activity, are important for people with fibromyalgia. There are strong recommendations to support engagement in physical activity for symptom management among adults with fibromyalgia. Dance is a mode of physical activity that may allow (...) individuals with fibromyalgia to improve their physical function, health, and well-being. Dance has the potential to promote improved pain processing while simultaneously providing the health and social benefits of engaging in physical activity that contributes to symptom management and overall function rehabilitation. However, we are unaware of current evidence on dance as a nonpharmacological/physical activity intervention for adults with fibromyalgia.The aims of this study were to understand how dance

2018 JMIR rehabilitation and assistive technologies PubMed

15. Fascial preadipocytes: another missing piece of the puzzle to understand fibromyalgia? (Full text)

Fascial preadipocytes: another missing piece of the puzzle to understand fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia (FM) syndrome is a chronic condition causing pain, affecting approximately 0.5%-6% of the developed countries' population, and on average, 2% of the worldwide population. Despite the large amount of scientific literature available, the FM etiology is still uncertain. The diagnosis is based on the clinical presentation and the severity of the symptomatology. Several studies pointed out (...) pathological alterations within the central nervous system, suggesting that FM could originate from a central sensitization of the pain processing centers. Research supports the thesis of a peripheral neuropathic component, with the finding of axonal damages. The fibromyalgia patient has many myofascial system abnormalities, such as pain and fatigue, impairing the symptomatic profile. This paper revises the myopathic compensations, highlighting the possible role of the fascia in generating symptoms, being

2018 Open access rheumatology : research and reviews PubMed

16. Occupational exposures and fibromyalgia

Occupational exposures and fibromyalgia Occupational exposures and fibromyalgia We use cookies on this website. By using this site, you agree that we may store and access cookies on your device. Swedish Agency for Health Technology Assessment and Assessment of Social Services Occupational exposures and fibromyalgia Share: Reading time approx. 1 minute Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain condition characterized by prolonged and widespread general pain and tenderness, sleep disturbances and fatigue (...) . The pain is felt mainly in the muscles, but also joint pain occurs. Fibromyalgia affects approximately 2–6 percent of the population, of which 80 percent are women. The question is whether scientific basis describing the influence of occupational exposures on fibromyalgia. Question Is there any scientific basis describing different occupational expos¬ures for the onset or worsening of fibromyalgia? Identified literature Farrell J, Littlejohn GO. Pain, nature of task, and body part used in fibromyalgia

2018 Swedish Council on Technology Assessement

17. Randomized Controlled Trial of Online Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Fibromyalgia

Randomized Controlled Trial of Online Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Fibromyalgia In this study, 67 participants (95% female) with fibromyalgia (FM) were randomly assigned to an online acceptance and commitment therapy (online ACT) and treatment as usual (TAU; ACT + TAU) protocol or a TAU control condition. Online ACT + TAU participants were asked to complete 7 modules over an 8-week period. Assessments were completed at pre-treatment, post-treatment, and 3-month follow-up periods

2018 EvidenceUpdates

18. Effect of tai chi versus aerobic exercise for fibromyalgia: comparative effectiveness randomized controlled trial. (Full text)

Effect of tai chi versus aerobic exercise for fibromyalgia: comparative effectiveness randomized controlled trial. To determine the effectiveness of tai chi interventions compared with aerobic exercise, a current core standard treatment in patients with fibromyalgia, and to test whether the effectiveness of tai chi depends on its dosage or duration.Prospective, randomized, 52 week, single blind comparative effectiveness trial.Urban tertiary care academic hospital in the United States between (...) March 2012 and September 2016.226 adults with fibromyalgia (as defined by the American College of Rheumatology 1990 and 2010 criteria) were included in the intention to treat analyses: 151 were assigned to one of four tai chi groups and 75 to an aerobic exercise group.Participants were randomly assigned to either supervised aerobic exercise (24 weeks, twice weekly) or one of four classic Yang style supervised tai chi interventions (12 or 24 weeks, once or twice weekly). Participants were followed

2018 BMJ PubMed

19. Serotonin and noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) for fibromyalgia. (Full text)

Serotonin and noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) for fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is a clinically defined chronic condition of unknown etiology characterized by chronic widespread pain that often co-exists with sleep disturbances, cognitive dysfunction and fatigue. People with fibromyalgia often report high disability levels and poor quality of life. Drug therapy, for example, with serotonin and noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs), focuses on reducing key symptoms and improving (...) quality of life. This review updates and extends the 2013 version of this systematic review.To assess the efficacy, tolerability and safety of serotonin and noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) compared with placebo or other active drug(s) in the treatment of fibromyalgia in adults.For this update we searched CENTRAL, MEDLINE, Embase, the US National Institutes of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO) International Clinical Trials Registry Platform for published and ongoing trials

2018 Cochrane PubMed

20. 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