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Fibromyalgia syndrome is a chronic rheumatic disorder characterized by chronic widespread pain as well as a combination of symptoms including fatigue, cognitive dysfunction, anxiety and depression, sleep disturbance, stiffness, headache, muscle spasm, and swelling of joints.
Figure 1: 2010 Fibromyalgia Syndrome Diagnostic Criteria (16) Criteria: A patient meets the diagnostic criteria for FMS if these 3 conditions are met: * Widespread pain index [greater than or equal to] 7 and symptom severity scale score [greater than or equal to] 5 or Widespread Pain Index 3 to 6 and Symptom Severity scale score [greater than or equal to] 9 * The patient has been experiencing symptoms at a similar level for 3 months or longer * The patient does not have any other condition that would explain the pain Scoring: Widespread Pain Index: Count the number of regions the patient reports pain within the last week * Score will range 0 to 19.
Patients with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) typically have widespread chronic pain and fatigue.
Material and Methods: A total of 55 sexually active women who were admitted to Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation of Antalya Research and Training Hospital and diagnosed with fibromyalgia syndrome according to 1990 and 2010 American College of Rheumatology (ACR) criteria.
Fibromyalgia, or Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS), is not a new condition.
Guidelines on the management of fibromyalgia syndrome - a systematic review.
Upon discussions and following oral explanation with the CHMP, the company has to accept that Xyrem in fibromyalgia syndrome will not be recommended for approval in the EU near-term, said prof.
In 1990 the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) first proposed the current criteria for defining fibromyalgia syndrome.
Because general practitioners are usually not trained to perform this examination, they typically do not make the diagnosis of fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS).
However, these areas had increased blood flow at lower thresholds in patients with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS).