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Posted to Co-Cure Sat, 4 Nov 2000 19:33:01 -0500 by Kimberly Hare

Sleep and Periodic Limb Movement in Sleep in Juvenile Fibromyalgia

Full Title: Sleep and Periodic Limb Movement in Sleep in Juvenile Fibromyalgia.
Journal: Pediatrics 2000 Nov;106(5):E70
Authors: Tayag-Kier CE, Keenan GF, Scalzi LV, Schultz B, Elliott J, Zhao RH, Arens R
Affiliation: Division of Pulmonary Medicine and Sleep Disorders Center, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
NLM Citation: PMID: 11061807

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Posted to Co-Cure Sat, 4 Nov 2000 11:48:35 -0800 by Melissa O'Toole

High nocturnal melatonin in adolescents with CFS

Full Title: High nocturnal melatonin in adolescents with chronic fatigue syndrome.
Journal: J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2000 Oct;85(10):3690-2
Authors: Knook L, Kavelaars A, Sinnema G, Kuis W, Heijnen CJ
Affiliation: Department of Pediatric Immunology, Wilhelmina Children Hospital of the University Medical Center, Utrecht, The Netherlands.
NLM Citations: PMID: 11061525, UI: 20513703

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Posted to Co-Cure Fri, 20 Oct 2000 13:27:26 -0400 by Kimberly Hare

31P magnetic resonance spectroscopy in fibromyalgic muscle

Full Title: 31P magnetic resonance spectroscopy in fibromyalgic muscle.
Journal: Rheumatology (Oxford) 2000 Oct;39(10):1121-1125
Authors: Sprott H, Rzanny R, Reichenbach JR, Kaiser WA, Hein G, Stein G
Affiliations: Department of Rheumatology and Institute of Physical Medicine, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland, Department of Internal Medicine IV and. Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany.
NLM Citation: PMID: 11035133

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Posted to Co-Cure Fri, 20 Oct 2000 13:30:20 -0400 by Kimberly Hare

Pool exercise plus an education program for FMS patients

Full Title: Pool exercise combined with an education program for patients with fibromyalgia syndrome. A prospective, randomized study.
Journal: J Rheumatol 2000 Oct;27(10):2473-81
Authors: Mannerkorpi K, Nyberg B, Ahlmen M, Ekdahl C
Affiliation: Department of Physical Therapy, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Goteborg, Sweden.
NLM Citations: PMID: 11036846, UI: 20488317

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Posted to Co-Cure Fri, 20 Oct 2000 13:36:53 -0400 by Kimberly Hare

Subnormal growth hormone secretion in some FMS patients

Full Title: Stringent endocrinological testing reveals subnormal growth hormone secretion in some patients with fibromyalgia syndrome but rarely severe growth hormone deficiency.
Journal: J Rheumatol 2000 Oct;27(10):2482-8
Authors: Dinser R, Halama T, Hoffmann A
Affiliation: Klinik II und Poliklinik fur Innere Medizin, University of Cologne, Germany. Robert.Dinser@uni-koeln.de
NLM Citations: PMID: 11036847, UI: 20488318

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Posted to Co-Cure Fri, 20 Oct 2000 13:43:41 -0400 by Kimberly Hare

Utilizing exercise to affect the symptomology of fibromyalgia: a pilot study

Full Title: Utilizing exercise to affect the symptomology of fibromyalgia: a pilot study.
Journal: Med Sci Sports Exerc 2000 Oct;32(10):1691-7
Authors: Meyer BB, Lemley KJ
Affiliation: Department of Human Kinetics, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 53201, USA. bbmeyer@uwm.edu
NLM Citations: PMID: 11039639, UI: 20492783

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Posted to Co-Cure Thu, 19 Oct 2000 20:46:44 -0700 by Melissa O'Toole

Fatigue rating scales: an empirical comparison

Full Title: Fatigue rating scales: an empirical comparison.
Journal: Psychol Med 2000 Jul;30(4):849-56
Authors: Taylor RR, Jason LA, Torres A
Affiliation: Department of Psychology, DePaul University, Chicago, IL 60614, USA.
NLM Citations: PMID: 11037093, UI: 20488564

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Posted to Co-Cure Thu, 19 Oct 2000 20:37:37 -0700 by Melissa O'Toole

The role of personality in the development and perpetuation of CFS

Full Title: The role of personality in the development and perpetuation of chronic fatigue syndrome.
Journal: J Psychosom Res 2000 Jun 1;48(6):515-524
Authors: White C, Schweitzer R
Affiliation: Department of Psychology and Counselling, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
NLM Citation: PMID: 11033370

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Posted to Co-Cure Sat, 14 Oct 2000 13:18:06 -0700 by Melissa O'Toole

A randomized, double-blind placebo-controlled trial of moclobemide...

Full Title: A randomized, double-blind placebo-controlled trial of moclobemide in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome.
Journal: J Clin Psychiatry 2000 Sep;61(9):643-8
Authors: Hickie IB, Wilson AJ, Wright JM, Bennett BK, Wakefield D, Lloyd AR
Affiliation: School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
E-Mail: i.hickie@unsw.edu.au
NLM Citations: PMID: 11030484, UI: 20483401

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Posted to Co-Cure Sat, 14 Oct 2000 02:14:06 -0400 by Kimberly Hare

Treatment of fibromyalgia with antidepressants: A meta-analysis

Full Title: Treatment of fibromyalgia with antidepressants: A meta-analysis.
Journal: J Gen Intern Med 2000 Sep;15(9):659-66
Authors: O'Malley PG, Balden E, Tomkins G, Santoro J, Kroenke K, Jackson JL
Affiliations: Division of General Internal Medicine, Walter Reed Army Medical Center Washington, DC; Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Md; William Beaumont Army Medical Center, El Paso, Tex; Regenstrief Institute for Health Ca.
NLM Citations: PMID: 11029681, UI: 20486105

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Posted to Co-Cure Fri, 6 Oct 2000 10:52:19 -0700 by Melissa O'Toole

Psychiatric correlates in CFS

Full Title: Psychiatric correlates in chronic fatigue syndrome.
Journal: Ann Epidemiol 2000 Oct 1;10(7):458
Authors: Axe E, Satz P
Affiliation: Departments of Epidemiology and Neuropsychology, University of California-Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA,
USA NLM Citation: PMID: 11018367

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Posted to Co-Cure Fri, 6 Oct 2000 10:48:43 -0700 by Melissa O'Toole

Longitudinal analysis of symptoms reported by patients with CFS

Full Title: Longitudinal analysis of symptoms reported by patients with chronic fatigue syndrome.
Journal: Ann Epidemiol 2000 Oct 1;10(7):458
Authors: Nisenbaum R, Jones A, Jones J, Reeves W
Affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
NLM Citation: PMID: 11018368

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Posted to Co-Cure Fri, 6 Oct 2000 10:45:56 -0700 by Melissa O'Toole

CFS, FM, and MCS ...

Full Title: Chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, and multiple chemical sensitivities in a community-based sample of persons with chronic fatigue syndrome-like symptoms.
Journal: Psychosom Med 2000 Sep-Oct;62(5):655-63
Authors: Jason LA, Taylor RR, Kennedy CL
Affiliation: Department of Psychology, DePaul University, Chicago 60614, IL, USA. ljason@wppost.depaul.edu
NLM Citations: PMID: 11020095, UI: 20470774

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Posted to Co-Cure Thu, 12 Oct 2000 19:15:57 -0400

Scand J Rheumatol Supplement 2000 on Fibromyalgia

The Scandanavian Journal of Rheumatology has issued a Supplement 2000 edition, which contains many articles on fibromyalgia:

Title: Physical therapy in the treatment of fibromyalgia.
Authors: Offenbacher M, Stucki G
Affiliation: Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Munich, Germany.
NLM Citations: PMID: 11028838, UI: 20479809
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Title: The use of 5-HT3 receptor antagonists in various rheumatic diseases--a clue to the mechanism of action of these agents in fibromyalgia?
Authors: Stratz T, Muller W
Affiliation: Hochrhein-Institut, Rheumaklinik, Bad Sackingen, Germany.
NLM Citations: PMID: 11028836, UI: 20479807

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Title: Do predictors exist for the therapeutic effect of 5-HT3 receptor antagonists in fibromyalgia?
Authors: Stratz T, Muller W
Affiliation: Hochreininstitut, Rheumaklinik, Bad Sackingen, Germany.
NLM Citations: PMID: 11028835, UI: 20479806

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Title: Results of the intravenous administration of tropisetron in fibromyalgia patients.
Authors: Muller W, Stratz T
Affiliation: Hochrhein-Institut, Rheumaklinik, Bad Sackingen, Germany.
NLM Citations: PMID: 11028834, UI: 20479805

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Title: Oral treatment of fibromyalgia with tropisetron given over 28 days: influence on functional and vegetative symptoms, psychometric parameters and pain.
Authors: Haus U, Varga B, Stratz T, Spath M, Muller W
Affiliation: Novartis Pharma GmbH, Department of Clinical Research, Nurnberg, Germany. ulrike.haus@pharma.novartis.com
NLM Citations: PMID: 11028833, UI: 20479804

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Title: Efficacy and tolerability of tropisetron in primary fibromyalgia--a highly selective and competitive 5-HT3 receptor antagonist. German Fibromyalgia Study Group.
Authors: Farber L, Stratz T, Bruckle W, Spath M, Pongratz D, Lautenschlager J, Kotter I, Zoller B, Peter HH, Neeck G, Alten R, Muller W
Affiliation: Institut fur Pharmakologie der Universitat Regensburg, Germany. faerber@pharma.novartis.com
NLM Citations: PMID: 11028832, UI: 20479803

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Title: Effect of tropisetron on circulating catecholamines and other putative biochemical markers in serum of patients with fibromyalgia.
Authors: Hocherl K, Farber L, Ladenburger S, Vosshage D, Stratz T, Muller W, Grobecker H
Affiliation: Department of Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacology, University of Regensburg, Germany. klaus.hoecherl@chemie.uni-regensburg.de
NLM Citations: PMID: 11028831, UI: 20479802

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Title: Preclinical and clinical pharmacology of the 5-HT3 receptor antagonists.
Author: Wolf H
Affiliation: Dept. of Clinical Research, Novartis Pharma GmbH, Nuremberg, Germany.
NLM Citations: PMID: 11028830, UI: 20479801

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Title: Present state of medication therapy in fibromyalgia syndrome.
Author: Lautenschlager J
Affiliation: m&i-Fachklinik Bad Pyrmont, Germany.
NLM Citations: PMID: 11028829, UI: 20479800

"...amitriptyline (AMI) remains the drug of first choice in the conventional medication treatment of FMS."

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Title: The role of psychosocial factors in fibromyalgia syndrome.
Authors: Eich W, Hartmann M, Muller A, Fischer H
Affiliation: Medizinische Klinik der Universitat Heidelberg, Abteilung Innere Medizin II, Germany. Wolfgang_Eich@med.uni-heidelberg.de
NLM Citations: PMID: 11028828, UI: 20479799

"Due to the increasing knowledge about the influence of psychosocial factors for the development of fibromyalgia, the biomedical model has to be expanded to a biopsychosocial model. The biopsychosocial concept has an impact on the therapeutic approach. Strong evidence for the model is provided by the good results of interdisciplinary treatment studies."

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Title: Neurobiological concepts of fibromyalgia--the possible role of descending spinal tracts.
Author: Mense S
Affiliation: Institut fur Anatomie und Zellbiologie, Heidelberg, Germany. mense@urz.uni-heidelberg.de
Affiliation: PMID: 11028827, UI: 20479798

"In the spinal cord, long descending pathways are known to exist which modulate pain sensations by either inhibiting or facilitating the discharges of spinal nociceptive neurones. In this article, the hypothesis is discussed that the pain of fibromyalgia may be due to a dysfunction of these pain-modulating pathways."

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Title: Neuroendocrine and hormonal perturbations and relations to the serotonergic system in fibromyalgia patients.
Author: Neeck G
Affiliation: Department of Rheumatology, Kerckhoff Clinic and Foundation, Bad Nauheim, Germany.
NLM Citation: PMID: 11028824, UI: 20479795

Quote: "All in all, the typical alterations in set points of hormonal regulation that are typical for FMS patients can be explained as a primary stress activation of hypothalamic CRH neurons caused by the chronic pain. ... activation of the HPA axis may reflect an elevated serotonergic tonus in the central nervous system of FMS patients."

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Title: Fibromyalgia-symptom or diagnosis: a definition of the position.
Authors: Pongratz DE, Sievers M
Affiliation: Friedrich-Baur-Institut, University of Munich, Munchen, Germany. dieter.pongratz@fbs.med.uni-muenchen.de
NLM Citations: PMID: 11028823, UI: 20479794

"According to the American College of Rheumatology the diagnosis of fibromyalgia is based on criteria for the classification of fibromyalgia consisting entirely of clinical signs and symptoms. For diagnostic reasons autonomic disturbances and mental features have to be considered. The distinction between fibromyalgia (tender points) and myofascial pain syndrome (trigger points) is essential. Internal and neurological disorders as a primary cause of fibromyalgia have to be excluded. The etiology and pathogenesis of fibromyalgia still remain uncertain. The myopathological patterns in fibromyalgia are non-specific: type II fiber atrophy, an increase of lipid droplets, a slight proliferation of mitochondria, and a slightly elevated incidence of ragged red fibers. Initial reports on some allelic abnormalities in the serotonin system seem to highlight the important role of serotonin already presumed earlier. Significantly high levels of substance P in the cerebrospinal fluid of FM patients additionally support the impact of these neurotransmitters on both nociceptive and antinociceptive mechanisms."

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