Overview and definition of the fibromyalgia syndrome.- History of fibromyalgia and evolution of nomenclature.- Chronic fatigue - definition and overlap with fibromyalgia.- Chronic pain as a pathogenetic and clinical entity.- Etiology and triggers in the development of fibromyalgia.- Epidemiology of fibromyalgia and chronic pain.- Pharmacological treatment of fibromyalgia.- Complementary and alternative treatments.- Neuromodulation for the treatment of fibromyalgia, including neurofeedback.- Classification, criteria diagnosis.- Psychiatric comorbidity.- Fibromyalgia genetics.- The clinical spectrum of fibromyalgia and overview of approach to treatment.- Functional syndromes as fibromyalgia comorbidities.- Cognitive behavioral treatment and other types of psychotherapy.- Pediatric fibromyalgia.- The neuroscience of fibromyalgia and central sensitization.- Role of the immune system in fibromyalgia.- The autonomic nervous system inn fibromyalgia.- Sleep disorders and management in fibromyalgia and chronic pain.- Assessing disability in fibromyalgia.- Comorbidity of fibromyalgia in non-functional disorders - clinical and research implications.- Cannabinoids in the fibromyalgia syndrome.- Infections and vaccinations.- Fibromyaliga and vaccinations.- Small fiber neuropathy.- Conclusion.
This book provides a comprehensive overview of fibromyalgia syndrome that focuses on integrating concepts relevant to the pathogenesis, epidemiology and treatment of the condition. Details of how to manage sleep disorders, assess related disabilities, use pharmacological and complementary treatments are provided. Relevant aspects of neuromodulation, genetics, and neuromodulation are also covered. Therefore, enabling the reader to develop a deep understanding of the underlying triggers of and tools for assessing and treating fibromyalgia.
Fibromyalgia Syndrome features a wealth of information on the basic science and contains guidance on how to make clinical decisions when treating patients with this condition, and is a valuable resource for any medical professional or trainee seeking a dedicated up-to-date resource on the topic.
Professor Jacob Ablin is specialist in general internal medicine, and Rheumatology. He heads an Internal Medicine ward at the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel and is a professor of internal medicine at the Sackler School of Medicine at the Tel Aviv University. His main clinical and research interests are pathogenesis, genetics and epidemiology of the fibromyalgia syndrome.
Prof. Yehuda Shoenfeld is the founder and head of the Zabludowicz Center for Autoimmune Diseases, at the Sheba Medical Center which is affiliated to the Sackler Faculty of Medicine in Tel-Aviv University, in Israel. Dr. Shoenfeld is currently the president of Ariel university in Israel. Dr. Shoenfeld is the Incumbent of the Laura Schwarz-Kipp Chair for Research of Autoimmune Diseases at the Tel-Aviv University. His clinical and scientific works focus on autoimmune and rheumatic diseases.