ProHealth fibromyalgia Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help

|
|
|

Trending News

Small Fiber Neuropathy Fibromyalgia Study Raises Questions

A Fibromyalgia Tale of Two Sisters

SURVEY: Cognitive Impairment

Magnesium: Widespread Deficiency with Deadly Consequences

Is Venlafaxine Effective for Treating Fibromyalgia?

The Past, Present and Future of Chronic Pain Treatment

Disability Claims and Social Media

Increased Sensitivity in Fibromyalgia Not Due to Hypervigilance

Reduced Intraepidermal Nerve Fiber Density in Skin of Fibromyalgia Patients

Fibromyalgia Associated with Decreased Connectivity Between Pain-Related and Sensorimotor Areas of B...

 
Print Page
Email Article

Recommendations for Classification and Clinical Diagnosis of Fibromyalgia

  [ 8 votes ]   [ 1 Comment ]
www.ProHealth.com • January 1, 2014


Classification and Clinical Diagnosis of Fibromyalgia Syndrome: Recommendations of Recent Evidence-Based Interdisciplinary Guidelines.

By M.A. Fitzcharles, et al.

Abstract:

Objectives: Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS), characterized by subjective complaints without physical or biomarker abnormality, courts controversy. Recommendations in recent guidelines addressing classification and diagnosis were examined for consistencies or differences.

Methods: Systematic searches from January 2008 to February 2013 of the US-American National Guideline Clearing House, the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network, Guidelines International Network, and Medline for evidence-based guidelines for the management of FMS were conducted.

Results: Three evidence-based interdisciplinary guidelines, independently developed in Canada, Germany, and Israel, recommended that FMS can be clinically diagnosed by a typical cluster of symptoms following a defined evaluation including history, physical examination, and selected laboratory tests, to exclude another somatic disease. Specialist referral is only recommended when some other physical or mental illness is reasonably suspected. The diagnosis can be based on the (modified) preliminary American College of Rheumatology (ACR) 2010 diagnostic criteria.

Discussion: Guidelines from three continents showed remarkable consistency regarding the clinical concept of FMS, acknowledging that FMS is neither a distinct rheumatic nor mental disorder, but rather a cluster of symptoms, not explained by another somatic disease. While FMS remains an integral part of rheumatology, it is not an exclusive rheumatic condition and spans a broad range of medical disciplines.

Source: Evidence-Based Complimentary and Alternative Medicine, Epub November 26, 2013. By M.A. Fitzcharles, Y. Shir, J.N. Ablin, D. Buskila, H. Amital, P. Henningsen and W. Häuser




Please Discuss This Article:   Post a Comment 

My opinion of these supposed researchers.
Posted by: SiSiRN
Jan 3, 2014
More of the same from those who bend their tools to reach their conclusions rather than letting the science speak for itself, statistics 101. How can they state that our symptoms are not explained by comorbities when research and other experts state otherwise? Rubbish. Beware my friends, this is strictly opinion, and not based on patient outcome, merely a paper supported by a band of thieves with secondary gain.
Reply Reply
 
Free Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Newsletters
Subscribe to
Our FREE
Newsletter
Subscribe Now!
Receive up-to-date ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia treatment and research news
 Privacy Guaranteed  |  View Archives

Save on Vitamins and Supplements

Featured Products

Hydroxocobalamin Extreme™ Hydroxocobalamin Extreme™
The B-12 your brain needs for detox & sharpness
Optimized Curcumin Longvida® by ProHealth Optimized Curcumin Longvida® by ProHealth
Supports Cognition, Memory & Overall Health
Guaifenesin FA™ Guaifenesin FA™
Natural Expectorant Relieves Chest Congestion
B-12 Extreme™ B-12 Extreme™
The Most Potent Vitamin B-12 on Earth
FibroSleep™ by ProHealth FibroSleep™ by ProHealth
The All-in-One Natural Sleep Aid

Natural Remedies

Itching to Find Dry Skin Relief? Itching to Find Dry Skin Relief?
The Brain Boosting and Fatigue Fighting B-12 The Brain Boosting and Fatigue Fighting B-12
The Big Blue Fish that Helps Chase the Blues Away The Big Blue Fish that Helps Chase the Blues Away
Natural Support for Mood, Sleep and Mental Focus? L-theanine Natural Support for Mood, Sleep and Mental Focus? L-theanine
VIDEO: Healthy Eating and Fibromyalgia VIDEO: Healthy Eating and Fibromyalgia

FIBROMYALGIA RESOURCES
What is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia 101
Fibromyalgia Symptoms
Fibromyalgia Treatments
| CFS RESOURCES
What is CFS?
ME/CFS 101
ME/CFS Symptoms
ME/CFS Treatments
| FORUMS
Fibromyalgia
ME/CFS
ADVANCED MEDICAL LABS
WHOLESALE  |  AFFILIATES
GUARANTEE
CONTACT US
PRIVACY
RSS
SITE MAP
ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus
Credit Card Processing