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Cost-effectiveness of spa treatment for fibromyalgia: general health improvement is not for free 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.
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
Fibromyalgia treatment guideline. Guidelines and Measures | Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality HHS.gov Search ahrq.gov Search ahrq.gov Menu Topics A - Z Healthcare Delivery Latest available findings on quality of and access to health care Searchable database of AHRQ Grants, Working Papers & HHS Recovery Act Projects AHRQ Projects funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Trust Fund You are here Guidelines and Measures Funding for the National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC) has ended
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
Management of fibromyalgia syndrome. The optimal management of fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is unclear and comprehensive evidence-based guidelines have not been reported.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 (1966-2004), CINAHL
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
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
Prescribed exercise in people with fibromyalgia: parallel group randomised controlled trial. 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 or improved at one year follow up when fewer participants in the exercise group fulfilled the criteria for fibromyalgia (31/69 v 44/67, P=0.01). People in the exercise group also had greater reductions in tender
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
Mind-body therapies for the treatment of fibromyalgia: a systematic review Mind-body therapies for the treatment of fibromyalgia: a systematic review Mind-body therapies for the treatment of fibromyalgia: a systematic review Hadhazy V A, Ezzo J, Creamer P, Berman B M Authors' objectives To assess the effectiveness of mind-body therapy(MBT) in people with fibromyalgia syndrome (FM). Searching MEDLINE (from 1966 to 1999), EMBASE, PsycLIT, MANTIS, the Science Citation Index, CAMPAIN, the Cochrane (...) becoming proficient in the mind-body intervention. Authors' conclusions MBT was more effective than waiting-list control or usual treatment for some of the outcomes. There was insufficient evidence for MBT compared with other active treatments. CRD commentary The review question was clear in terms of the intervention and study design. Only participants with fibromyalgia were eligible, but a strict definition of this condition was not one of the eligibility criteria. However, all but one of the RCTs
Treatment of fibromyalgia with antidepressants: a meta-analysis Treatment of fibromyalgia with antidepressants: a meta-analysis Treatment of fibromyalgia with antidepressants: a meta-analysis O'Malley P G, Balden E, Tomkins G, Santoro J, Kroenke K, Jackson J L Authors' objectives To systematically review the efficacy of antidepressants in the treatment of fibromyalgia, and to examine whether this effect is independent of depression. Searching The authors searched MEDLINE from January 1966 (...) ', 'pizotyline', 'pizotifen', and 'fibromyalgia', 'fibrositis' and 'fibromyositis'. The authors also searched the Cochrane Controlled Trials Register, the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, and the Federal Research in Progress (FEDRIP) database to identify unpublished literature, and examined the references of reviewed articles. Studies in any language were considered. Study selection Study designs of evaluations included in the review Randomised, placebo-controlled trials (RCTs) including parallel
A meta-analysis of fibromyalgia treatment interventions A meta-analysis of fibromyalgia treatment interventions A meta-analysis of fibromyalgia treatment interventions Rossy L A, Buckelew S P, Dorr N, Hagglund K J, Thayer J F, McIntosh M J, Hewett J E, Johnson J C Authors' objectives To evaluate and compare the efficacy of pharmacological and non- pharmacological treatments of fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS). Searching The databases searched were: MEDLINE from 1966 to November 1996; PsycINFO from (...) in which at least one treatment group was comprised of adult patients with fibromyalgia were eligible for inclusion. Studies were classified according to the criteria used to diagnose FMS. Outcomes assessed in the review The studies had to report major outcome variables including physical status, self-report of FMS symptoms, psychological status, and/or daily functioning. The studies had to contain sufficient statistical information to calculate the effect size on outcome variables. How were decisions
Is acupuncture effective in the treatment of fibromyalgia? Is acupuncture effective in the treatment of fibromyalgia? Is acupuncture effective in the treatment of fibromyalgia? Berman B M, Ezzo J, Hadhazy V, Swyers J P Authors' objectives To assess the effectiveness of acupuncture in the treatment of fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS), to report any adverse effects, and to generate hypotheses for future investigation. Searching MEDLINE (from 1966 to 1997), EMBASE, MANTIS, the specialised register (...) of the Cochrane Complementary Medicine Field, the University of Maryland's CAMPAIN database, CISCOM, and the database of the National Institutes of Health Office of Alternative Medicine were searched using the keywords 'acupuncture' and 'fibromyalgia'. The search was supplemented with conference abstracts, citation lists, and letters to pertinent institutions or individuals. Studies reported in any language were considered. Study selection Study designs of evaluations included in the review Randomised
Cognitive-educational treatment of fibromyalgia: a randomized clinical trial. II: Economic evaluation Cognitive-educational treatment of fibromyalgia: a randomized clinical trial. II: Economic evaluation Cognitive-educational treatment of fibromyalgia: a randomized clinical trial. II: Economic evaluation Goossens M E, Rutten-van Molken M P, Leidl R M, Bos S G, Vlaeyen J W, Teeken-Gruben N J 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 An educational/cognitive intervention (ECO), an educational discussion intervention (EDI) and a waiting list condition (WLC) approach to the treatment of fibromyalgia (FM) were assessed. Type of intervention Treatment. Economic study type Cost-utility analysis. Study population Patients
Empirical parenteral antibiotic treatment of patients with fibromyalgia and fatigue and a positive serologic result for Lyme disease Empirical parenteral antibiotic treatment of patients with fibromyalgia and fatigue and a positive serologic result for Lyme disease Empirical parenteral antibiotic treatment of patients with fibromyalgia and fatigue and a positive serologic result for Lyme disease Lightfoot R W, Luft B J, Rahn D W, Steere A C, Sigal L H, Zoschke D C, Gardner P, Britton M C (...) , the generalisability of this analysis may be limited to poulations of endemic regions. Bibliographic details Lightfoot R W, Luft B J, Rahn D W, Steere A C, Sigal L H, Zoschke D C, Gardner P, Britton M C, Kaufman R L. Empirical parenteral antibiotic treatment of patients with fibromyalgia and fatigue and a positive serologic result for Lyme disease. Annals of Internal Medicine 1993; 119: 503-509 PubMedID Indexing Status Subject indexing assigned by NLM MeSH Anti-Bacterial Agents /administration & Cost-Benefit
Electroacupuncture in fibromyalgia: results of a controlled trial. To determine the efficacy of electroacupuncture in patients with fibromyalgia, a syndrome of unknown origin causing diffuse musculoskeletal pain.Three weeks' randomised study with blinded patients and evaluating physician.University divisions of physical medicine and rehabilitation and rheumatology, Geneva.70 patients (54 women) referred to the division for fibromyalgia as defined by the American College of Rheumatology.Patients (...) the groups were significant for five of the eight outcome measures after treatment.Electroacupuncture is effective in relieving symptoms of fibromyalgia. Its potential in long term management should now be studied.