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Gabapentin and pregabalin in the treatment of fibromyalgia: a systematic review and a meta-analysis 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 randomized trial of tai chi for fibromyalgia. Previous research has suggested that tai chi offers a therapeutic benefit in patients with fibromyalgia.We conducted a single-blind, randomized trial of classic Yang-style tai chi as compared with a control intervention consisting of wellness education and stretching for the treatment of fibromyalgia (defined by American College of Rheumatology 1990 criteria). Sessions lasted 60 minutes each and took place twice a week for 12 weeks for each (...) of the study groups. The primary end point was a change in the Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQ) score (ranging from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more severe symptoms) at the end of 12 weeks. Secondary end points included summary scores on the physical and mental components of the Medical Outcomes Study 36-Item Short-Form Health Survey (SF-36). All assessments were repeated at 24 weeks to test the durability of the response.Of the 66 randomly assigned patients, the 33 in the tai chi group
Massage therapy for fibromyalgia symptoms Massage therapy for fibromyalgia symptoms Massage therapy for fibromyalgia symptoms Kalichman L CRD summary This review concluded that there was modest support for the use of massage therapy for symptom relief in patients with fibromyalgia. The review suffered from several methodological limitations, including the potential for error and bias in the search and review processes, together with the unclear quality of included studies. Consequently (...) , the reliability of the author's conclusion is uncertain. Authors' objectives To assess the effectiveness of massage therapy for symptom relief in patients with fibromyalgia. Searching PubMed, CINAHL, PsycINFO, PEDro and Web of Science databases were searched from inception to December 2009 for published studies in any language. Search terms were reported. Google Scholar was also searched. Reference lists of retrieved articles were scanned and field experts were contacted to identify further studies. Study
Cost effectiveness of pregabalin in the treatment of fibromyalgia from a UK perspective Cost effectiveness of pregabalin in the treatment of fibromyalgia from a UK perspective Cost effectiveness of pregabalin in the treatment of fibromyalgia from a UK perspective Choy E, Richards S, Bowrin K, Watson P, Lloyd A, Sadosky A, Zlateva G 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. CRD summary This study examined the cost-effectiveness of pregabalin versus placebo, duloxetine, gabapentin, tramadol, or amitriptyline, for the treatment of fibromyalgia. Pregabalin 450mg was consistently more cost-effective than pregabalin 300mg and both doses were cost-effective over placebo and duloxetine, for a population with severe disease. The study
Improvements of muscle strength predicted benefits in HRQOL and postural balance in women with fibromyalgia: an 8-month randomized controlled trial To evaluate whether changes in muscle strength due to 32 weeks of supervised aquatic training predicted improvements on health-related quality of life (HRQOL).Thirty women with FM aged 50.8 +/- 8.7 years were randomly assigned to an experimental group (n = 15), performing 3 weekly sessions of 60 min of warm-water exercise; or to a control group (n
Low-Frequency Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in Patients with Fibromyalgia and Major Depression To study the efficacy of low-frequency transcranial magnetic stimulation in patients with fibromyalgia and major depression.Twenty-eight patients were randomly assigned to receive 20 sessions of real or sham transcranial magnetic stimulation of the right dorsolateral prefrontal cortex. The main stimulation parameters were 15 trains at 110% of the motor threshold for 60 seconds at a frequency of 1 (...) Hz. Blinded external evaluators administered the fibromyalgia scales (FibroFatigue, Likert pain) and the depression scales (Hamilton Depression Rating Scale, Clinical Global Impression) during the study.Both treatment groups (real and sham) improved their scores in some of the scales (FibroFatigue and Clinical Global Impression), although there were no differences between them. No improvements were observed in the Likert Pain Scale in either of the groups.With the methodology used in this study
Comparison of manual lymph drainage therapy and connective tissue massage in women with fibromyalgia: a randomized controlled trial This study analyzed and compared the effects of manual lymph drainage therapy (MLDT) and connective tissue massage (CTM) in women with primary fibromyalgia (PFM).The study design was a randomized controlled trial. Fifty women with PFM completed the study. The patients were divided randomly into 2 groups. Whereas 25 of them received MLDT, the other 25 underwent CTM (...) . The treatment program was carried out 5 times a week for 3 weeks in each group. Pain was evaluated by a visual analogue scale and algometry. The Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQ) and Nottingham Health Profile were used to describe health status and health-related quality of life (HRQoL). Wilcoxon signed rank test and Mann-Whitney U test were used to analyze the data.In both groups, significant improvements were found regarding pain intensity, pain pressure threshold, and HRQoL (P < .05). However
Treatment of fibromyalgia syndrome with antidepressants: a meta-analysis 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.
Components of effective randomized controlled trials of hydrotherapy programs for fibromyalgia syndrome: a systematic review Components of effective randomized controlled trials of hydrotherapy programs for fibromyalgia syndrome: a systematic review Components of effective randomized controlled trials of hydrotherapy programs for fibromyalgia syndrome: a systematic review Perraton L, Machotka Z, Kumar S CRD summary This review concluded that exercise appeared to be the most important component (...) of an effective hydrotherapy programme for fibromyalgia syndrome, particularly when considering mental health components. Only trials that reported positive results were included, patient details were not reported and many results were not based on between-group comparisons, so the authors' conclusions should be treated with caution Authors' objectives To summarise the components of hydrotherapy programmes for fibromyalgia syndrome. Searching AMED, MEDLINE, CINAHL, EMBASE, PubMed, SPORTDiscus, Scopus, PEDro
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.
Efficacy of hydrotherapy in fibromyalgia syndrome: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled clinical 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.
Treatment of fibromyalgia syndrome with gabapentin and pregabalin: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled 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.
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
Acupuncture for the treatment of arthritis and fibromyalgia Acupuncture for the treatment of arthritis and fibromyalgia Acupuncture for the treatment of arthritis and fibromyalgia Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database. Report may be purchased from . Citation Acupuncture for the treatment of arthritis and fibromyalgia . Lansdale: HAYES, Inc.. 2009 Authors (...) ' objectives Acupuncture is used as a complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatment for various acute or chronic pain conditions, including arthritis and fibromyalgia. The goal of acupuncture in patients with arthritis or fibromyalgia is to reduce pain and/or improve function. Project page URL Indexing Status Subject indexing assigned by CRD MeSH Acupuncture Therapy; Arthritis; Fibromyalgias Language Published English Country of organisation United States Address for correspondence 157 S. Broad
Assessment of the effects of aquatic therapy on global symptomatology in patients with fibromyalgia syndrome: a randomized controlled trial To evaluate the effects of a 16-week exercise therapy in a chest-high pool of warm water through applicable tests in the clinical practice on the global symptomatology of women with fibromyalgia (FM) and to determine exercise adherence levels.A randomized controlled trial.Testing and training were completed at the university.Middle-aged women with FM (n=60 (...) ) and healthy women (n=25).A 16-week aquatic training program, including strength training, aerobic training, and relaxation exercises.Tender point count (syringe calibrated), health status (Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire); sleep quality (Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index); physical (endurance strength to low loads tests), psychologic (State Anxiety Inventory), and cognitive function (Paced Auditory Serial Addition Task); and adherence 12 months after the completion of the study.For all the measurements
Effects of concurrent strength and endurance training on physical fitness and symptoms in postmenopausal women with fibromyalgia: a randomized controlled trial To examine the effectiveness of concurrent strength and endurance training on muscle strength, aerobic and functional performance, and symptoms in postmenopausal women with fibromyalgia (FM).Randomized controlled trial.Local gym and university research laboratory.Twenty-six women with FM.Progressive and supervised 21-week concurrent
Ottawa Panel evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for aerobic fitness exercises in the management of fibromyalgia: part 1. The objective of this study was to create guidelines for the use of aerobic fitness exercises in the management of adult patients (>18 years of age) with fibromyalgia, as defined by the 1990 American College of Rheumatology criteria.Following Cochrane Collaboration methods, the Ottawa Methods Group found and synthesized evidence from comparative controlled trials (...) Ottawa Panel recommends aerobic fitness exercises for the management of fibromyalgia as a result of the emerging evidence (grades A, B, and C+, although most trials were rated low quality) shown in the literature.
Ottawa Panel evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for strengthening exercises in the management of fibromyalgia: part 2 The objective of this study was to create guidelines for the use of strengthening exercises in the management of adult patients (>18 years of age) with fibromyalgia (FM), as defined by the 1990 American College of Rheumatology criteria.Following Cochrane Collaboration methods, the Ottawa Methods Group found and synthesized evidence from comparative controlled trials (...) mean differences between the intervention and control groups, and dichotomous data were analyzed with relative risks. Clinical improvement was calculated using absolute benefit and relative difference in change from baseline. Clinical significance was attained when an improvement of 15% relative to a control was found.There were 5 positive recommendations: 2 grade A and 3 grade C+. All 5 were of clinical benefit.The Ottawa Panel recommends strengthening exercises for the management of fibromyalgia
Efficacy and safety of duloxetine for treatment of fibromyalgia in patients with or without major depressive disorder: Results from a 6-month, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, fixed-dose trial The primary objectives of this study were to assess the efficacy and safety of duloxetine for reducing pain severity in fibromyalgia patients with or without current major depressive disorder. This was a 6-month, multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. In total, 520 (...) patients meeting American College of Rheumatology criteria for fibromyalgia were randomly assigned to duloxetine (20 mg/day, 60 mg/day, or 120 mg/day) or placebo, administered once daily, for 6 months (after 3 months, the duloxetine 20-mg/day group titrated to 60 mg/day). The co-primary outcome measures were the Brief Pain Inventory (BPI) average pain severity score and Patient Global Impressions of Improvement (PGI-I) score. Safety was assessed via treatment-emergent adverse events, and changes
EULAR evidence-based recommendations for the management of fibromyalgia syndrome To develop evidence-based recommendations for the management of fibromyalgia syndrome.A multidisciplinary task force was formed representing 11 European countries. The design of the study, including search strategy, participants, interventions, outcome measures, data collection and analytical method, was defined at the outset. A systematic review was undertaken with the keywords "fibromyalgia", "treatment (...) or management" and "trial". Studies were excluded if they did not utilise the American College of Rheumatology classification criteria, were not clinical trials, or included patients with chronic fatigue syndrome or myalgic encephalomyelitis. Primary outcome measures were change in pain assessed by visual analogue scale and fibromyalgia impact questionnaire. The quality of the studies was categorised based on randomisation, blinding and allocation concealment. Only the highest quality studies were used