Fibromyalgia and Other Central Pain Syndromes

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Daniel Jeffrey Wallace, Daniel J. Clauw, M.D.
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2005 - Medical - 421 pages
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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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Contents

Toward More Mechanistic Classifications
9
Pain and Fibromyalgia
17
Syndromes
29
Musculoskeletal Pain Includes Chronic
45
and the Immune System in Chronic
63
System in Chronic Pain Syndromes
81
Richard H Gracely and Laurence A Bradley
89
in Fibromyalgia
101
Thorsten Giesecke and Michael E Geisser
241
Franklin Kozin
259
Neuromuscular Pain
267
Relationship to Fibromyalgia
281
with Chronic Widespread Pain
293
25
299
in Fibromyalgia and Related Conditions
321
to Chronic Pain
343

Pain and Fatigue
115
An Overview
125
101
131
of the Head and Face
145
Laurence A Bradley and Graciela S Alarcón
165
Sherry
177
and Endocrine Disorders
187
Atul Deodhar
197
Lucinda A Harris and Lin Chang
209
with Fibromyalgia
235
309
365
145
380
Medicine for Fibromyalgia
389
187
394
Leslie J Crofford
405
197
409
235
415
389
420
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