Monthly Archives: May 2007

The Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Self-Help Group – Quest 4 Life

For Immediate Press Release Thursday, June 14, 2007 Meeting 6:30 pm at Quest 4 Life in Lenoir, NC The Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Self-Help Group meets monthly except July and August. The focus of the group is on Positive Self-Help … Continue reading

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JRRD releases single-topic issue on pain and pain management

Effects of depression and pain severity on satisfaction in medical outpatients: Analysis of the Medical Outcomes Study, pg. 143 Patient satisfaction is a critical measure of healthcare quality. We performed this study to see how depression and pain severity affected … Continue reading

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Responder criteria for operant and cognitive-behavioral treatment of fibromyalgia syndrome.

1: Arthritis Rheum. 2007 May 25;57(5):830-836 [Epub ahead of print] Thieme K, Turk DC, Flor H. University of Heidelberg, Mannheim, Germany. OBJECTIVE: To predict the effects of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and operant-behavioral therapy (OBT) in fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS). METHODS: A … Continue reading

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University of Leicester academics publish results of one of the largest studies of physical activity among inner city school children

Contact: Kamlesh Khunti kk22@le.ac.uk University of Leicester Inactive kids storing up illness for the future A new University of Leicester study funded by the British Heart Foundation reveals that the level of physical inactivity among children today has reached epidemic … Continue reading

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Differentiation of thoracic outlet syndrome from treatment-resistant cervical brachial pain syndromes: development and utilization of a questionnaire, clinical examination and ultrasound evaluation.

1: Pain Physician. 2007 May;10(3):441-52. Jordan SE, Ahn SS, Gelabert HA. Neurological Associates of West Los Angeles, Santa Monica, CA and UCLA Department of Vascular Surgery, Los Angeles, CA. OBJECTIVE: The present study was undertaken to determine which factors differentiate … Continue reading

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Reduction of fibromyalgia symptoms through intravenous nutrient therapy: results of a pilot clinical trial.

1: Altern Ther Health Med. 2007 May-Jun;13(3):32-4. Massey PB. Complementary and Alternative Medicine at Alexian Brothers Hospital Network, Elk Grove Village, Ill, USA. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of a modified Myers’ formula of intravenous nutrient therapy (IVNT) on the … Continue reading

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Aggressive treatment for whiplash does not promote faster recovery

Contact: Amy Molnar amolnar@wiley.com John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Whiplash, the most common traffic injury, leads to neck pain, headache and other symptoms, resulting in a significant burden of disability and health care utilization. Although there are few effective treatments … Continue reading

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Effects of mud-bath treatment on fibromyalgia patients: a randomized clinical trial.

1: Rheumatol Int. 2007 May 23; [Epub ahead of print] Fioravanti A, Perpignano G, Tirri G, Cardinale G, Gianniti C, Lanza CE, Loi A, Tirri E, Sfriso P, Cozzi F. Rheumatology Unit, Department of Clinical Medicine and Immunogical Sciences, University … Continue reading

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Vitamin d and rehabilitation: improving functional outcomes.

1: Nutr Clin Pract. 2007 Jun;22(3):297-304. Shinchuk L, Holick MF. Boston University Medical Center, 715 Albany Street, M-1013, Boston, MA 02118. mfholick@bu.edu. Vitamin D inadequacy is pandemic among rehabilitation patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Male and female patients … Continue reading

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Clinical features of the stomatognathic involvement in fibromyalgia syndrome

1: Cranio. 2007 Apr;25(2):127-33. A comparison with temporomandibular disorders patients. Salvetti G, Manfredini D, Bazzichi L, Bosco M. Section of Prosthetic Dentistry, Department of Neuroscience, University of Pisa, Italy. salve106@inwind.it Several studies have reported an involvement of the stomatognathic system … Continue reading

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