Fibromyalgia: A Practical Clinical Guide

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Caring for patients with fibromyalgia requires an understanding of the complex nature of this condition. Fibromyalgia: A Practical Clinical Guide is a state-of-the-art resource designed to clarify the controversy about fibromyalgia and to provide clinicians with the latest information about its pathogenesis and clinical evaluation, as well as evidence-based guidelines for effective treatment. This comprehensive title includes fully referenced, practical information on this fast-emerging field and provides useful ...

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Overview

Caring for patients with fibromyalgia requires an understanding of the complex nature of this condition. Fibromyalgia: A Practical Clinical Guide is a state-of-the-art resource designed to clarify the controversy about fibromyalgia and to provide clinicians with the latest information about its pathogenesis and clinical evaluation, as well as evidence-based guidelines for effective treatment. This comprehensive title includes fully referenced, practical information on this fast-emerging field and provides useful clinical suggestions and practical office tools for effectively managing patients. The good news for fibromyalgia patients and their healthcare providers is that a wide range of medication, non-medication, and non-traditional therapies have been proven to effectively reduce some of the most problematic and disabling fibromyalgia symptoms. Brief case vignettes help describe many of the common presentations, concerns, and complexities typically seen in fibromyalgia patients. Invaluable graphic aids — boxes, tables, and figures – are used widely to provide quick reference for the busy clinician seeking information. In addition, clinic-proven assessment and documentation tools for evaluating and monitoring fibromyalgia symptoms and severity are provided, along with handouts for patients to provide guidance on pain management techniques, including detailed exercise and relaxation technique instructions. A unique addition to the literature, Fibromyalgia: A Practical Clinical Guide is an indispensable reference for all clinicians who care for patients with fibromyalgia.

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Reviewer: Lesley M Davila, MD (Washington University Medical Center)
Description: This guide to fibromyalgia, written by experts, covers pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment guidelines and provides patient-centered information for clinicians to hand out in their practice.
Purpose: It is intended as a guide for general practitioners who treat patients with fibromyalgia, as a discussion of the controversies in the field, and as a source of information on patient-centered treatment.
Audience: The book is written for anybody who cares for patients with fibromyalgia, mostly primary care providers. It is written at a level accessible to motivated patients, as well. The authors are a neurologist/pain management doctor and a rheumatologist, respectively, both specialties that see many fibromyalgia patients.
Features: The book covers definition and diagnosis, pathophysiology, and specific manifestations of disease as well as treatment options. Each chapter starts with key points and case vignettes, and the book has practical pointers and bullet point summaries throughout. This makes it easier to flip through and find information, but a bit distracting for a straight read-through. The clinical handout section is particularly useful and includes both sample chart documentation and patient information handouts for the disease and treatments.
Assessment: This is a comprehensive review of a difficult yet common disease that most practitioners find frustrating to treat. This book provides background information and rationale for both medical and nonpharmaceutical treatments to help care for these patients.
From The Critics
Reviewer: Lesley M Davila, MD(Washington University Medical Center)
Description: This guide to fibromyalgia, written by experts, covers pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment guidelines and provides patient-centered information for clinicians to hand out in their practice.
Purpose: It is intended as a guide for general practitioners who treat patients with fibromyalgia, as a discussion of the controversies in the field, and as a source of information on patient-centered treatment.
Audience: The book is written for anybody who cares for patients with fibromyalgia, mostly primary care providers. It is written at a level accessible to motivated patients, as well. The authors are a neurologist/pain management doctor and a rheumatologist, respectively, both specialties that see many fibromyalgia patients.
Features: The book covers definition and diagnosis, pathophysiology, and specific manifestations of disease as well as treatment options. Each chapter starts with key points and case vignettes, and the book has practical pointers and bullet point summaries throughout. This makes it easier to flip through and find information, but a bit distracting for a straight read-through. The clinical handout section is particularly useful and includes both sample chart documentation and patient information handouts for the disease and treatments.
Assessment: This is a comprehensive review of a difficult yet common disease that most practitioners find frustrating to treat. This book provides background information and rationale for both medical and nonpharmaceutical treatments to help care for these patients.
From The Critics
Reviewer:This is a comprehensive review of a difficult yet common disease that most practitioners find frustrating to treat. This book provides background information and rationale for both medical and nonpharmaceutical treatments to help care for these patients.
Description:
Purpose:This guide to fibromyalgia, written by experts, covers pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment guidelines and provides patient-centered information for clinicians to hand out in their practice.
Audience:It is intended as a guide for general practitioners who treat patients with fibromyalgia, as a discussion of the controversies in the field, and as a source of information on patient-centered treatment.
Features:The book is written for anybody who cares for patients with fibromyalgia, mostly primary care providers. It is written at a level accessible to motivated patients, as well. The authors are a neurologist/pain management doctor and a rheumatologist, respectively, both specialties that see many fibromyalgia patients.
Assessment:The book covers definition and diagnosis, pathophysiology, and specific manifestations of disease as well as treatment options. Each chapter starts with key points and case vignettes, and the book has practical pointers and bullet point summaries throughout. This makes it easier to flip through and find information, but a bit distracting for a straight read-through. The clinical handout section is particularly useful and includes both sample chart documentation and patient information handouts for the disease and treatments.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441916082
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 9/21/2010
  • Edition description: 2011
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 0.59 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 9.21 (d)

Table of Contents

I BACKGROUND

1. Introduction
2. Fibromyalgia definition and epidemiology
3. Pathophysiology of fibromyalgia
4. Assessment and diagnosis

II COMMON COMORBIDITIES AND FIBROMYALGIA

5. Headache
6. Chronic fatigue syndrome
7. Irritable bowel syndrome
8. Sleep disturbance
9. Depression and anxiety
10. Obesity and metabolic syndrome

III TREATMENT

11. Published recommendations
12. Medication treatments
13. Non-medication treatments
14. Nutritional supplements
15. Clinical handouts

IV SPECIAL POPULATIONS
16. Fibromyalgia and pregnancy
17. Fibromyalgia in seniors
18. Gender and ethnic issues

Index

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