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Reyhan Celiker, Lale Altan, Aylin Rezvani, Ilknur Aktas, Nurettin Tastekin, Erbil Dursun, Nigar Dursun, Selda Sarıkaya, Senay Ozdolap, Kenan Akgun, Coskun Zateri, Murat Birtane
[Purpose] An easy-to-use, psychometrically validated screening tool for fibromyalgia is needed. This study aims to evaluate the reliability and validity of the Turkish version of the Fibromyalgia Rapid Screening Tool by correlating it with 2013 American College of Rheumatology alternative diagnostic criteria and the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale. [Subjects and Methods] Subjects were 269 Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation clinic outpatients. Patients completed a questionnaire including the Fibromyalgia Rapid Screening Tool (twice), 2013 American College of Rheumatology alternative diagnostic criteria, and the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale...
February 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
Isis da Silva Costa, Antoni Gamundí, José G Vivas Miranda, Lucas G Souza França, Charles Novaes De Santana, Pedro Montoya
Fibromyalgia is a common chronic pain condition that exerts a considerable impact on patients' daily activities and quality of life. Objectives: The main objective of the present study was to evaluate kinematic parameters of gait, functional performance, and balance in women with fibromyalgia syndrome. Methods: The study included 26 female patients with fibromyalgia (49.2 ± 8.0 years) according to the criteria of the American College of Rheumatology, as well as 16 pain-free women (43.5 ± 8.5 years). Gait and balance parameters were extracted from video recordings of participants performing several motor tasks...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
Ana Paula de Silva Salazar, Cinara Stein, Ritchele Redivo Marchese, Rodrigo Della Mea Plentz, Aline De Souza Pagnussat
BACKGROUND: Fibromyalgia (FM) is a syndrome whose primary symptoms include chronic widespread muscle pain and fatigue. The treatment of patients with FM aims to provide symptomatic relief and improvement in physical capacities to perform daily tasks and quality of life. Invasive or non-invasive electric stimulation (ES) is used for pain relief in patients with FM. OBJECTIVE: This systematic review aimed to assess the effects of treatment with ES, combined or not combined with other types of therapy, for pain relief in patients with FM...
February 2017: Pain Physician
James MacDonald, Emily Stuart, Richard Rodenberg
Importance: Low back pain (LBP) in children and adolescents is a common problem. The differential diagnosis of LBP in this population is broad and different from that seen in the adult population. Most causes of LBP are musculoskeletal and benign in their clinical course. Clinicians should have an understanding of the relevant anatomy and the most commonly encountered etiologic factors of LBP in children and adolescents to provide effective care. Observations: Low back pain is rarely seen in youth before they reach school age...
March 1, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
Sidona-Valentina Bala, Karin Samuelson, Peter Hagell, Bengt Fridlund, Kristina Forslind, Björn Svensson, Bibbi Thomé
AIM AND OBJECTIVE: To describe and understand the meaning of living with persistent rheumatoid arthritis. BACKGROUND: A considerable number of patients with rheumatoid arthritis live with an ongoing active and symptomatic illness despite access to potent antirheumatic treatment. There is, however, a lack of knowledge about the meaning of living with this severe long-term illness, defined as persistent rheumatoid arthritis. DESIGN: A descriptive design based on a hermeneutic phenomenological method was used...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Clinical Nursing
Ayman M Osman, Dina H El-Hammady, Mohamed M Kotb
BACKGROUND: Radiofrequency (RF) treatment is a minimally invasive procedure that has been used for more than 3 decades in treating various chronic pain syndromes. Conventional (continuous) RF treatment occasionally results in worsening or even initiating a new type of pain. The use of pulsed radiofrequency (PRF), which has a non- or minimally neurodestructive neuromodulatory effect, serves as an alternative to conventional RF therapy in many medical situations. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effect of applying PRF for 6 minutes vs...
November 2016: Pain Physician
Dimitrios Stasinopoulos, Ioannis Stasinopoulos
STUDY DESIGN: RCT. INTRODUCTION: Lateral elbow tendinopathy is a common clinical condition. eccentric exercises. eccentric-concentric loading and, isometric exercises are indicated to reduce and manage tendon pain. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: To compare the effectiveness of eccentric training, eccentric-concentric training, and eccentric-concentric training combined with isometric contraction in the treatment of lateral elbow tendinopathy. METHODS: A randomized clinical trial was carried out in a rheumatology and rehabilitation center...
November 4, 2016: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
Anne Marit Mengshoel, Åse Skarbø
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to examine the characteristics of patients referred to occupational therapists (OTs), physiotherapists (PTs) and social workers (SWs) at a rehabilitation unit in a hospital specializing in rheumatology, and the rehabilitation needs that clinicians and patients agreed should be addressed in the encounters with the particular health professional groups. METHODS: Consecutive hospitalized patients at a rheumatism hospital were recruited by the health professionals...
October 17, 2016: Musculoskeletal Care
Jacques Vaillant, Sophie Pissety, Silvia Martinez, Robert Juvin
OBJECTIVE: If subjects with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) firstly describe painful and fatigue syndromes, secondly some of them described latent postural disorders or frailty. If decrease of postural performance has been described on osteoarthritis diseases of lower limb, it is unknown on fibromyalgia. The aim of this study was to assess clinical perform on balance and gait of patients with FMS. MATERIAL/PATIENTS AND METHODS: The sample was selected in-patients or in consultation in the rheumatology department and from those patients participating in a programme of rehabilitation...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Marwin Gutierrez, Cristina Hernandez-Diaz, Lucio Ventura-Rios, Lina María Saldarriaga-Rivera, Santiago Ruta, Magaly Alva, Claudia Mora -Trujillo, Wilkerson Pérez, Henry Terrazas, Rodolfo Del Carmen Arape Toyo, Maritza Quintero, Carla Solano, Oscar Sedano Santiago, Janet Grisel Huamán Sotomayor, Cesar Cefferino, Guillermo E Py, Marcelo J Audisio, Walter Javier Spindler, Horacio Berman, Carla Airoldi, Rómulo Wong, Ana Laura Álvarez Del Castillo Araujo, Mario E Díaz, Carmen Cerón Villaquiran, Rubén Darío Mantilla, José Alexandre Mendonça, Inês Guimarães da Silveira, Aline Defaveri do Prado, Melissa Cláudia Bisi, Violeta Rosario, Jeannette Medrano-Sánchez, Roberto Muñoz-Louis, Ana Cecilia Lozada-Navarro, Araceli Bernal, Maribel Lozano, Carlos Pineda
This study aimed to perform an overview of how ultrasound (US) is being used, implemented, and applied in rheumatologic centers in Latin America (LA). A retrospective, multicenter 1-year experience study was undertaken. Eighteen centers from eight countries were involved. The following information were collected: demographic data, indication to perform an US examination, physician that required the examination, and the anatomical region required for the examination. A total of 7167 patients underwent an US examination...
December 2016: Clinical Rheumatology
Luana-Andreea Macovei, Elena Rezus
UNLABELLED: The hip, the second largest joint of the human body, with its primary contribution to locomotion, is exposed to numerous traumatic or non-traumatic risks. Regardless of the initial pathology, there is always almost the same result: diminution of range of motion, onset of pain and functional impotence, as well as change of biomechanics of walking. Through its high frequency, morpho-functional imbalance (clinically expressed both imagistic and biologically, in one or several joints), osteoarthritis is a disease with a multifactorial etiology and a complex pathogeny...
April 2016: Revista Medico-chirurgicală̆ a Societă̆ţ̜ii de Medici ş̧i Naturaliş̧ti Din Iaş̧i
Mintra Tangrungruengkit, Varalak Srinonprasert, Praveena Chiowchanwisawakit
OBJECTIVE: To assess recognition and management of inflammatory back pain (IBP) and spondyloarthritis (SpA) among non-rheumatologists (NRs) and rheumatologists in Thailand. MATERIAL AND METHOD: A cross-sectional survey was conducted among physicians in Thailand A questionnaire designed to evaluate knowledge regarding IBP and SpA was sent to 1,336 NRs. A different questionnaire regarding SpA management in practice was sent to 112 rheumatologists. RESULTS: Of 1,448 questionnaires distributed, 367 (25...
January 2016: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand, Chotmaihet Thangphaet
Koca Tuba Tulay, Tanrikut Emrullah, Arslan Aydin, Ozdemir Filiz Ciledag
OBJECTIVES: Fibromyalgia syndrome (FS) is a chronic pain disorder usually affecting women in their fertile period of life. However, the relationship between FS and pregnancy has not been studied in depth. The effect of FS on the course of pregnancy is poorly investigated in the current literature. Here we aimed to investigate the effects of FS to menarche age, gravidity, parity and duration of breastfeeding. METHODS: One hundred and eighty-seven non-pregnant females attending between March 2015-June 2015, to Malatya State Hospital Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Outpatient Clinic, were included in this prospective study...
May 2016: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
Igor Larrañaga, Myriam Soto-Gordoa, Arantzazu Arrospide, María Luz Jauregi, Jesús Millas, Ricardo San Vicente, Jabier Aguirrebeña, Javier Mar
INTRODUCTION: The chronic nature of musculoskeletal diseases requires an integrated care which involves the Primary Care and the specialities of Rheumatology, Traumatology and Rehabilitation. The aim of this study was to assess the implementation of an integrated organizational model in osteoporosis, low back pain, shoulder disease and knee disease using Deming's continuous improvement process and considering referrals and resource consumption. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A simulation model was used in the planning to predict the evolution of musculoskeletal diseases resource consumption and to carry out a Budget Impact Analysis from 2012 to 2020 in the Goierri-Alto Urola region...
June 16, 2016: Reumatología Clinica
Yutaka Kawahito
In 2014, guidelines for the management of rheumatoid arthritis, was announced from Japan College of Rheumatology. This guideline was made by the GRADE (Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation) method with a concept of "treat to target" led for European and American recommendation of rheumatoid arthritis. It assesses not only evidences but also the balance of desirable and undesirable consequences, values and preferences of the patient, and resource use. It is constructed by evidence summary of 88 clinical questions and 37 recommendations about medication, orthopaedic surgery and rehabilitation...
June 2016: Nihon Rinsho. Japanese Journal of Clinical Medicine
S Xue, S Arya, A Embuldeniya, H Narammalage, T da Silva, S Williams, A Ravindran
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional, questionnaire-based study. OBJECTIVES: To test the hypothesis that self-perceived functional impairment and religiosity/spirituality (S/R) predict depression among traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) patients in Sri Lanka. SETTING: Ragama Rheumatology and Rehabilitation Hospital, Ragama, Sri Lanka. METHODS: The Spinal Cord Independence Measure, Benefit Through Spirituality/Religiosity Scale, Sheehan Disability Inventory and Beck Depression Inventory-II (BDI-II) were administered to 61 consenting in-patients with traumatic SCI between June and July 2014...
December 2016: Spinal Cord
Luana-Andreea Macovei, Elena Rezuş
AIM OF THE STUDY: to gather clinical and laboratory data on rheumatoid arthritis patients with cervical spine damage (incidence and prevalence, correlation between duration of disease and the time of lesion onset, to assess signs and symptoms and the role of laboratory investigations). The spine is an axial organ with an important role in support and resistance. It is a pillar with a very complex morphological and functional structure. The vertebral column is crossed by many kinematic chains...
January 2016: Revista Medico-chirurgicală̆ a Societă̆ţ̜ii de Medici ş̧i Naturaliş̧ti Din Iaş̧i
Imad Uthman, Mohammad Hassan A Noureldine, Thurayya Arayssi, Nathalie E Chalhoub, Elie A Akl
A panel of experts commissioned by the American College of Rheumatology have recently reviewed the literature related to the treatment of patients with ankylosing spondylitis and nonradiographic axial spondyloarthritis. They published a set of recommendations for the management of common clinical questions for both active and stable disease, including the appropriate use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, tumor necrosis factor inhibitors, rehabilitation, education, and preventive care. This article summarizes these recommendations and provides key practical messages for physicians taking care of these patients...
March 24, 2016: Polskie Archiwum Medycyny Wewnętrznej
Simon P Clarke, Nektaria Poulis, Bryan J Moreton, Dave A Walsh, Nadina B Lincoln
OBJECTIVES: The aim was to evaluate an Acceptance commitment therapy (ACT) intervention for people with knee or hip osteoarthritis; a related aim was to compare treatment effects from Rasch-transformed and standard scales. METHODS: Participants were recruited from a research database and outpatient rheumatology and orthopaedic clinics at two hospitals. Eligible participants were randomly allocated to either intervention or usual care. Intervention comprised six-sessions of group ACT...
March 25, 2016: Disability and Rehabilitation
Akiko Aoki, Sadayoshi Ohbu
BACKGROUND: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a complex chronic illness requiring continued medical care. During the past decade, the therapeutic options for RA have increased significantly; these often have a higher risk of adverse effects and are more expensive than traditional drugs. Rheumatologists may hence face difficulties when deciding on the optimal modality in initiating or changing treatment. The aim of this study was to explore the Japanese physicians' usual style of and preferences for decision making regarding RA treatment...
2016: Patient Preference and Adherence
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