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

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 Controlled trial quality: uncertain

42. Testosterone for Depression, PTSD, or Fibromyalgia: Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines

Testosterone for Depression, PTSD, or Fibromyalgia: Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines Testosterone for Depression, PTSD, or Fibromyalgia: Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines | CADTH.ca Find the information you need Testosterone for Depression, PTSD, or Fibromyalgia: Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines Testosterone for Depression, PTSD, or Fibromyalgia: Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines Published on: February 9, 2017 Project Number: RA0892-000 Product Line: Research Type: Drug Report (...) Type: Reference List Result type: Report Question What is the clinical effectiveness of testosterone for patients with depression? What is the clinical effectiveness of testosterone for patients with post-traumatic stress disorder? What is the clinical effectiveness of testosterone for patients with fibromyalgia? What are the evidence-based guidelines for the use of testosterone for patients with depression, PTSD, or fibromyalgia? Key Message Two systematic reviews, two randomized controlled trials

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

43. 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

44. 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

45. GANODERMA LUCIDUM IMPROVES PHYSICAL FITNESS IN WOMEN WITH FIBROMYALGIA. (Abstract)

GANODERMA LUCIDUM IMPROVES PHYSICAL FITNESS IN WOMEN WITH FIBROMYALGIA. fibromyalgia is a chronic disease characterized by generalized pain, stiffness, poor physical conditioning, non-restorative sleep and poor health-related quality of life. Ganoderma lucidum a type of mushroom that has demonstrated several benefits in different populations. Ceratonia siliqua is a natural therapy rich in antioxidants with potential benefits on health.to evaluate the effects of 6-week treatment of Ganoderma (...) lucidum and Ceratonia siliqua on physical fitness in patients suffering from fibromyalgia.sixty-four women with fibromyalgia participated in the study. They took 6 g of Ganoderma lucidum or Ceratonia siliqua per day for 6 weeks. Different fitness tests were selected in order to evaluate functional capacity.after the 6-week treatment period, Ganoderma lucidum significantly improved aerobic endurance, lower body flexibility, and velocity (p < .05). No significant improvement in any physical test

2017 Nutricion hospitalaria Controlled trial quality: uncertain

46. Is resistance exercise beneficial to improve function, mobility, and quality of life, in patients with fibromyalgia?

Is resistance exercise beneficial to improve function, mobility, and quality of life, in patients with fibromyalgia? Getting Evidence into Clinical Practice: Musculoskeletal Research Facilitation Group (CAT Group) Date: November 2017 CAT Lead: Laura Freeman/ Treena Larkin Date CAT completed: November 2017 Email: Treena.larkin@nhs.net Date to be reviewed: November 2021 Specific Question: Is resistance exercise beneficial to improve function, mobility, quality of life in adult patients (...) with fibromyalgia? Clinical bottom line There is low quality evidence to support that moderate and moderate to high intensity resistance exercise can be safely performed and is beneficial for women with fibromyalgia to help with pain, tenderness, strength and function. This evidence supports the use of exercise in the treatment of fibromyalgia and can help inform treatment decisions. However clinicians must remain mindful that this review was based on evidence deemed low quality and only involved women

2017 Public Health England

48. Systematic review and meta-analysis: Pregabalin is effective in reducing fibromyalgia pain

Systematic review and meta-analysis: Pregabalin is effective in reducing fibromyalgia pain Pregabalin is effective in reducing fibromyalgia pain | BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine We use cookies to improve our service and to tailor our content and advertising to you. You can manage your cookie settings via your browser at any time. To learn more about how we use cookies, please see our . 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 Pregabalin is effective in reducing fibromyalgia pain Article Text Therapeutics/Prevention Systematic review and meta-analysis Pregabalin is effective in reducing fibromyalgia pain Charles Argoff Statistics from Altmetric.com Commentary on: Derry

2017 Evidence-Based Medicine

49. QT dispersion and P wave dispersion in patients with fibromyalgia Full Text available with Trip Pro

QT dispersion and P wave dispersion in patients with fibromyalgia Fibromyalgia (FM) is a chronic disease characterized by widespread pain. Somatic complaints associated with the cardiovascular system, such as chest pain and palpitations, are frequently seen in FM patients. P and QT dispersions are simple and inexpensive measurements reflecting the regional heterogeneity of atrial and ventricular repolarization, respectively. QT dispersion can cause serious ventricular arrhythmias. The aim (...) were shorter in the FM group compared with the HC group (p<0.001 for both). In terms of the P wave dispersion value, there was no significant difference between the FM and HC groups (p=0.088).Longer QT and P wave dispersions are not problems in patients with FM. Therefore, it may be concluded that fibromyalgia does not include an increased risk of atrial and/or ventricular arrhythmias.

2016 European journal of rheumatology

50. Determining the Minimal Clinically Important Difference for Six-Minute Walk Distance in Fibromyalgia Full Text available with Trip Pro

Determining the Minimal Clinically Important Difference for Six-Minute Walk Distance in Fibromyalgia The aim of this study was to estimate the minimal clinically important difference (MCID) for 6-min walk distance (6MWD) in patients with fibromyalgia.Data from a recently completed trial that included 187 patients who completed the 6-min walk test, Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQ), and Short-Form 36 (SF36) at 12 and 36 wks were used to examine longitudinal changes in 6MWD. An anchor-based (...) -point increase).The MCID for 6MWD in patients with fibromyalgia was 156 to 167 m. These findings provide the first evidence of the change in 6MWD that is perceived by patients to be clinically meaningful. Further research using other MCID calculation methods is needed to refine estimates of the MCID for 6MWD in patients with fibromyalgia.

2016 American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation Controlled trial quality: uncertain

51. Pregabalin for pain in fibromyalgia in adults. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Pregabalin for pain in fibromyalgia in adults. This review updates part of an earlier Cochrane review on 'Pregabalin for acute and chronic pain in adults' (Moore 2009), and considers only fibromyalgia pain.Antiepileptic drugs have been used in pain management since the 1960s. Pregabalin is an antiepileptic drug also used in management of chronic pain conditions, including fibromyalgia. Pain response with pregabalin is associated with major benefits for other symptoms, and improved quality (...) of life and function in people with chronic painful conditions.To assess the analgesic efficacy and adverse events of pregabalin for pain in fibromyalgia in adults, compared with placebo or any active comparator.We searched the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), MEDLINE, and EMBASE for randomised controlled trials from inception to May 2009 for the original review and to 16 March 2016 for this update. We also searched the reference lists of retrieved studies and reviews

2016 Cochrane Controlled trial quality: predicted high

52. Oxycodone for pain in fibromyalgia in adults. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Oxycodone for pain in fibromyalgia in adults. This review replaces part of an earlier review that evaluated oxycodone for both neuropathic pain and fibromyalgia, which has now been split into separate reviews for the two conditions. This review will consider pain in fibromyalgia only.Opioid drugs are commonly used to treat fibromyalgia, but they may not be beneficial for people with this condition. Most reviews have examined all opioids together. This review sought evidence specifically (...) for oxycodone, at any dose, and by any route of administration.To assess the analgesic efficacy and adverse events of oxycodone for treating pain in fibromyalgia in adults.We searched the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), MEDLINE, and EMBASE for randomised controlled trials from inception to 25 July 2016. We also searched the reference lists of retrieved studies and reviews, and searched online clinical trial registries.We planned to include randomised, double-blind trials of eight

2016 Cochrane

53. EULAR revised recommendations for the management of fibromyalgia Full Text available with Trip Pro

EULAR revised recommendations for the management of fibromyalgia The original European League Against Rheumatism recommendations for managing fibromyalgia assessed evidence up to 2005. The paucity of studies meant that most recommendations were 'expert opinion'.A multidisciplinary group from 12 countries assessed evidence with a focus on systematic reviews and meta-analyses concerned with pharmacological/non-pharmacological management for fibromyalgia. A review, in May 2015, identified eligible

2016 EvidenceUpdates

54. Performance of Fibromyalgia Rapid Screening Tool (FiRST) to detect fibromyalgia syndrome in rheumatic diseases Full Text available with Trip Pro

Performance of Fibromyalgia Rapid Screening Tool (FiRST) to detect fibromyalgia syndrome in rheumatic diseases To evaluate the performance of the Fibromyalgia Rapid Screening Tool (FiRST) self-questionnaire for the detection of FM associated with inflammatory rheumatic diseases.This cross-sectional, French single-centre study was carried out between September 2014 and April 2015 in all patients who consulted for RA, SpA or CTD. Diagnosis of FM was based on ACR 90 criteria and rheumatologist

2016 EvidenceUpdates

55. The Fibromyalgia Survey Score Correlates With Preoperative Pain Phenotypes But Does Not Predict Pain Outcomes After Shoulder Arthroscopy Full Text available with Trip Pro

The Fibromyalgia Survey Score Correlates With Preoperative Pain Phenotypes But Does Not Predict Pain Outcomes After Shoulder Arthroscopy Fibromyalgia (FM) characteristics can be evaluated using a simple, self-reported measure that correlates with postoperative opioid consumption after lower-extremity joint arthroplasty. The purpose of this study was to determine whether preoperative pain history and the FM survey score can predict postoperative outcomes after shoulder arthroscopy, which may (...) score), and day 14 (opioid consumption, pain).FM survey scores ranged from 0 to 13. The cohort was divided into tertiles for univariate analyses. Preoperative depression and anxiety (P<0.001) and neuropathic pain (P=0.008) were higher, and physical functioning was lower (P<0.001), in higher FM survey score groups. The fibromyalgia survey score was not associated with postoperative pain or opioid consumption; however, it was independently associated with poorer quality of recovery scores (P=0.001

2016 EvidenceUpdates

56. Perspectives on Living With Fibromyalgia Full Text available with Trip Pro

Perspectives on Living With Fibromyalgia Perceptions of people living with chronic illness change over time, contributing to health-related stress that necessitates coping skills. Paterson's shifting perspectives model provides an explanation of chronically ill people's variations in attention to their symptoms. In this qualitative study, 20 people with fibromyalgia living in a rural setting were interviewed in 2013 with the aim of gaining insight into their experiences and the meaning-making (...) providers in understanding those diagnosed with fibromyalgia and their care needs.

2016 Global qualitative nursing research

57. Prior Opioid Use Does Not Impact the Response to Pregabalin in Patients With Fibromyalgia (Abstract)

Prior Opioid Use Does Not Impact the Response to Pregabalin in Patients With Fibromyalgia Fibromyalgia (FM) is a chronic pain disorder for which pregabalin is an approved treatment in the United States. Although opioids are not a recommended treatment option, they continue to be used by many FM patients. The impact of patients' prior opioid use on their subsequent response to pregabalin has not been assessed.This was a pooled analysis of 4 clinical trials to assess the efficacy of pregabalin

2016 EvidenceUpdates Controlled trial quality: uncertain

58. A randomised, double-blinded study comparing giving etoricoxib vs. placebo to female patients with fibromyalgia (Abstract)

A randomised, double-blinded study comparing giving etoricoxib vs. placebo to female patients with fibromyalgia Current therapeutic approaches to fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) do not provide satisfactory pain control to a high percentage of patients. This unmet need constantly fuels the pursuit for new modalities for pain relief. This randomised, double-blind, controlled study assessed the efficacy and safety of adding etoricoxib vs. placebo to the current therapeutic regimen of female patients (...) with FMS.In this double-blind, placebo-controlled study, female patients were randomised to receive either 90 mg etoricoxib once daily or placebo for 6 weeks. Several physical and mental parameters were assessed throughout the study. The primary end-point was the response to treatment, defined as ≥ 30% reduction in the average Brief Pain Inventory score. Secondary outcomes were changes in the Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire, SF-36 Quality of Life assessment questionnaire and Hamilton rating scales

2016 EvidenceUpdates Controlled trial quality: predicted high

59. Does acupuncture improve pain, function and quality of life for adults with fibromyalgia?

Does acupuncture improve pain, function and quality of life for adults with fibromyalgia? CAT Lead: Rachel Jackson/ Treena Larkin Date CAT completed: March 2016. Email: treena.larkin@nhs.net Review Date March 2018 Specific question: Does acupuncture improve pain, function and quality of life for adults with fibromyalgia? Clinical bottom line There is low to moderate level evidence that western and electro acupuncture improves pain, sleep and global well-being in people with fibromyalgia when (...) compared with no treatment and standard therapy. The effects last up to one month, but is not maintained at six months follow-up. The small study sample sizes and lack of ideal sham acupuncture weaken the level of evidence and its clinical implications. Larger studies are warranted. Western or electro acupuncture could be considered as a treatment for patients with fibromyalgia. Why is this important? Adults with fibromyalgia are often referred frequently for acupuncture treatment within our

2016 Public Health England

60. Does acupuncture improve pain, function and quality of life for adults with fibromyalgia?

Does acupuncture improve pain, function and quality of life for adults with fibromyalgia? CAT Lead: Rachel Jackson/ Treena Larkin Date CAT completed: March 2016. Email: treena.larkin@nhs.net Review Date March 2018 Specific question: Does acupuncture improve pain, function and quality of life for adults with fibromyalgia? Clinical bottom line There is low to moderate level evidence that western and electro acupuncture improves pain, sleep and global well-being in people with fibromyalgia when (...) compared with no treatment and standard therapy. The effects last up to one month, but is not maintained at six months follow-up. The small study sample sizes and lack of ideal sham acupuncture weaken the level of evidence and its clinical implications. Larger studies are warranted. Western or electro acupuncture could be considered as a treatment for patients with fibromyalgia. Why is this important? Adults with fibromyalgia are often referred frequently for acupuncture treatment within our

2016 Public Health England