Fibromyalgia Syndrome by Ernest ChoyFibromyalgia Syndrome by Ernest Choy

Fibromyalgia Syndrome

byErnest Choy

Paperback | October 24, 2015

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Part of the Oxford Rheumatology Library, the second edition of Fibromyalgia Syndrome provides a succinct and practical guide to help rheumatologists and general practitioners diagnose and manage patients with fibromyalgia syndrome. The emphasis throughout is on tailoring treatment to theindividual patient, and considering a combination of education, non-pharmacological, and pharmacological treatments. This comprehensive approach improves symptoms and quality of life in all those treated for FMS, benefitting not only patients but also healthcare providers and society.Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) afflicts 2-5% of the population, more commonly females than males. It is characterised by chronic widespread pain, although fatigue, sleep disturbance, depression, anxiety, stiffness, and cognitive dysfunction are also common. National and international societiesrecognise the healthcare burden of FMS, and published recommendations and guidelines emphasise the importance of a positive diagnosis and management strategy to empower patients to cope with FMS. Now updated with new ACR criteria and additional international guidelines on the management of the syndrome, this pocketbook provides the reader with an essential understanding of the pathophysiology of pain in fibromyalgia, the different subtypes of fibromyalgia, and the pitfalls in diagnosis andmanagement of this chronic condition.
Ernest Choy is Professor of Rheumatology at the Cardiff Institute of Infection and Immunity. He has a major research interest in experimental medicine and clinical trial design in rheumatic diseases, and has conducted many proof-of-concept, first in human clinical trials in inflammatory arthritis. Professor Choy has served as Chief Inv...
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Title:Fibromyalgia SyndromeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.03 inPublished:October 24, 2015Publisher:OUPLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198723237

ISBN - 13:9780198723233

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Table of Contents

1. How to diagnose fibromyalgia syndrome2. Epidemiology and healthcare burden of fibromyalgia syndrome3. Pathophysiology in fibromyalgia syndrome4. Assessing fibromyalgia syndrome5. Management of fibromyalgia syndrome6. Quick practical guides7. Case studies

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"This is a most helpful and comprehensive little book." --International Musculoskeletal Medicine