Fibromyalgia and Other Central Pain Syndromes

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This volume is the first comprehensive text devoted to fibromyalgia and other centrally mediated chronic pain syndromes. Leading experts examine the latest research findings on these syndromes and present evidence-based reviews of current controversies.

Chapters discuss the definition, epidemiology, and pathophysiology of chronic pain and fibromyalgia, the clinical presentations of fibromyalgia syndrome, and central sensitization syndromes associated with chronic neuromuscular pain. The contributors thoroughly examine various approaches to evaluation and management of patients with fibromyalgia and chronic pain. Other chapters focus on disability issues, prognosis, and future research directions. A critically reviewed listing of Websites and other resources is included.

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Reviewer: H Chan, DO (Washington University Medical Center)
Description: This is a well written, thorough book on fibromyalgia. Specialists, general practitioners, and students will benefit and learn a lot.
Purpose: The purpose is to share the rapidly growing knowledge in the area of fibromyalgia and pain syndromes. These are worthy objectives, as it is comprehensive. The book meets the author's objectives.
Audience: The target audience ranges from students and residents to general and specialized practitioners. The authors are credible.
Features: This well-written book explores the full spectrum of fibromyalgia and related pain syndromes. It tries to include evidence-based medicine in its discussion. I would recommend adding color pictures and diagrams.
Assessment: This book is nicely written and is useful because it is comprehensive.

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781752619
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 5/1/2005
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.16 (h) x 1.03 (d)

Table of Contents

  1. The History of Fibromyalgia 1
    Daniel J. Wallace
  2. The Taxonomy of Chronic Pain: Moving Toward More Mechanistic Classifications 9
    Daniel J. Clauw
  3. The Epidemiology of Chronic Widespread Pain and Fibromyalgia 17
    John McBeth
  4. The Concept of Central Sensitivity Syndromes 29
    Muhammad B. Yunus
  5. The Neurobiology of Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain (Includes Chronic Regional Pain) 45
    Roland Staud
  6. Neurotransmitters, Cytokines, Hormones, and the Immune System in Chronic Nonneuropathic Pain 63
    I. Jon Russell
  7. Dysfunction of the Autonomic Nervous System in Chronic Pain Syndromes 81
    Manuel Martinez-Lavin
  8. Functional Imaging of Pain 89
    Richard H. Gracely and Laurence A. Bradley
  9. Muscles and Peripheral Abnormalities in Fibromyalgia 101
    Haiko Sprott
  10. Sleep and Its Potential Role in Chronic Pain and Fatigue 115
    Harvey Moldofsky and James G. MacFarlane
  11. Symptoms and Signs of Fibromyalgia Syndrome: An Overview 125
    Muhammad B. Yunus
  12. Neurologic Features of Fibromyalgia 133
    Robert Bennett
  13. Myofascial Pain Syndromes of the Head and Face 145
    Eli Eliav and Rafael Benoliel
  14. Psychosocial Factors in Fibromyalgia 165
    Laurence A. Bradley and Graciela S. Alarcón
  15. Fibromyalgia in Children 177
    David D. Sherry
  16. Fibromyalgia in Inflammatory and Endocrine Disorders 187
    David S. Hallegua
  17. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome 197
    Atul Deodhar
  18. The Functional Bowel Disorder Spectrum 209
    Lucinda A. Harris and Lin Chang
  19. Genitourinary Associations with Fibromyalgia 235
    Daniel J. Wallace and Swamy Venuturupalli
  20. Chronic Low Back Pain 241 Thorsten Giesecke and Michael E. Geisser
  21. Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome 259
    Franklin Kozin
  22. The Role of Trauma in Chronic Neuromuscular Pain 267
    Samuel A. McLean, Daniel J. Clauw, and David A. Williams
  23. Controversial Syndromes and Their Relationship to Fibromyalgia 281
    Swamy Venuturupalli and Daniel J. Wallace
  24. The Evaluation of Individuals with Chronic Widespread Pain 293
    Daniel J. Clauw
  25. The Differential Diagnosis of Chronic Regional Pain 299
    Kevin P. White
  26. Assessment Tools and Outcome Measures Used in the Investigation of Fibromyalgia 309
    Stuart L. Silverman and Susan A. Martin
  27. Lifestyle and Environmental Interventions in Fibromyalgia and Related Conditions 321
    Stephanie A. Bolling and Thomas M. Susko
  28. The Use of Exercise and Rehabilitation Regimens 329
    Kaisa Mannerkorpi and Maura Daly Iversen
  29. Cognitive and Behavioral Approaches to Chronic Pain 343
    David A. Williams
  30. Local Therapy for Fibromyalgia and Nonneuropathic Pain 353
    Lan Chen, Jodi Goldman-Knaub, and Sally Pullman-Mooar
  31. Systemic Therapies for Chronic Pain 365
    Lesley M. Arnold
  32. Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Fibromyalgia 389
    Edzard Ernst
  33. The Economic Impact of Fibromyalgia on Society and Disability Issues 395
    Daniel J. Wallace
  34. Prognosis 401
    Arash A. Horizon and Michael H. Weisman
  35. Future Research Directions 405
    Leslie J. Crofford

    Appendix 413

    Index 417

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