Journal Club January 2013: Management of Fibromyalgia Syndrome

Article title: Management of Fibromyalgia Syndrome
Don L. Goldenberg, M.D., Crol Burckhardt, Ph.D., Leslie Crofford, M.D.
  Journal of American Medical Association 2004; 292(19):2388-2395

 Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS) is a chronic and pervasive disorder.   There is a 2% prevalence of FMS in the US affecting women at a 4:1 ratio.  FMS can be compared to other chronic pain disorders such as back pain and headache in scope of clinical, physiological, and psychosocial characteristics.  When this article was written (in 2004), there were no drugs approved by the FDA for the management of FMS.   This clinical review develops a management plan based on an expertly analyzed literature review.  Outcomes for treatment were based on parameters specific to FMS diagnosis, comorbid dysfunction, and associated factors.

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