A Cytokine/Chemokine Multiplex Assay That Is Sensitive and Specific For Fibromyalgia Compared To Controls, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, and Rheumatoid Arthritis. Daniel J. Wallace1, Igor Gavin2, Oleksiy Karpenko2 and Bruce S. Gillis2. 1Cedars-Sinai Medical
Center, Los Angeles, CA, 2University of Illinois College of Medicine atChicago, Chicago, IL.
Background/Purpose: Fibromyalgia (FM) is a chronic pain and fatigue syndrome that affects about 6 million adults in the United States. The clinical diagnosis of FM has been based on subjective evaluations paired with the exclusion of other diseases. No confirmatory objectiveRead more...
Fibromyalgia criteria and severity scales for clinical and epidemiological studies: a modification of the ACR Preliminary Diagnostic Criteria for Fibromyalgia.
Wolfe F, Clauw DJ, Fitzcharles MA, Goldenberg DL, et al
J Rheumatol (2011 Jun) 38(6):1113-22
OBJECTIVE: To develop a fibromyalgia (FM) survey questionnaire for epidemiologic and clinical studies using a modification of the 2010 American College of Rheumatology Preliminary Diagnostic Criteria for Fibromyalgia (ACR 2010). We also created a new FM symptom scale to further characterize FM severity.
J Musculoskeletal Pain, 2004; 11(4): 3-107
Jain AK, Carruthers BM, van de Sande MI, Barron SR, Donaldson CCS, Dunne JV, Gingrich E, Heffez DS, Leung FYK, Malone DG, Romano TJ, Russell IJ, Saul D, Seibel DG.
Background: There has been a growing recognition of the need for information about objective abnormalities in people with the fibromyalgia syndrome [FMS] and for an integrated approach to its diagnosis and management by primary care physicians.Read more...
The American College of Rheumatology 1990 Criteria for the Classification of Fibromyalgia. Report of the Multicenter Criteria Committee
Wolfe F, Smythe HA, Yunus MB, et al
Arthritis Rheum (1990 Feb) 33(2); 160-72
To develop criteria for the classification of fibromyalgia, we studied 558 consecutive patients: 293 patients with fibromyalgia and 265 control patients. Interviews and examinations were performed by trained, blinded assessors.Read more...