Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and Repetitive Strain Injury

Current Concepts in Diagnosis, Management, Disability, and Health Economics

By Irwin J Russell

© 1996 – Routledge

196 pages

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Hardback: 9781560247449
pub: 1995-08-18

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About the Book

Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and Repetitive Strain Injury provides a summary of information from a conference on chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), fibromyalgia syndrome (FS), and related disorders. Many of the contributors are known for being actively involved in the study of the target disorders and represent countries around the world. In addition to health professionals, the contributors represent the legal profession and the insurance industry of Canada.

The unique feature of this volume is its emphasis on disability and compensation. In Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and Repetitive Strain Injury readers will find concise summaries of the formal presentations given at the Vancouver Conference in July 1994. The underlying tenor in the chapters is on viewing affective (psychological) pathology as a contributor to the underlying processes of these disorders. Readers are encouraged to follow closely the logic of each author’s academic exercise. They will find that in many cases, the authors provoke more answers than they are able to answer, in the hope of promoting continued research toward finding concrete answers.

The conference was designed to address etiology, pathogenesis, clinical features, treatment, disability, medico-legal issues and cost containment. The program agenda was issue driven rather than condition based. The papers were presented in a manner which allowed delegates and speakers to see the overlap and differences between these conditions.

The purpose of Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and Repetitive Strain Injury is to provide education for primary care physicians, specialist physicians, other health care disciplines, patients, and the public. A second purpose is to enable investigators in the three topic areas to get new information from specialists around the world to develop new ideas, which will inform future research and consensus.

Table of Contents

Contents Preface: The Vancouver Conference

  • Introduction: The Physical Medicine Research Foundation’s 8th International Symposium--Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and Repetitive Strain Injury: Current Concepts in Diagnosis, Management, and Cost Containment
  • The Future of Fibromyalgia: Some Critical Issues
  • The Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: An Overview of Important Issues
  • Key Issues in Repetitive Strain Injury
  • Aspects of the Pathogenesis of Chronic Muscular Pain
  • Fibromyalgia--A Historical Perspective
  • Evidence for Abnormal Nociception in Fibromyalgia and Repetitive Strain Injury
  • Neurohormonal: Abnormal Laboratory Findings Related to Pain and Fatigue in Fibromyalgia
  • Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis Dysregulation in Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: An Overview and Hypothesis
  • Sleep, Wakefulness, Neuroendocrine and Immune Function in Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Comparing Fibromyalgia, Myofascial Pain, and Control Groups: A Search for Reliable Criteria
  • Overlap of Fibromyalgia, Myofascial Pain, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Is Myofascial Face Pain a Regional Expression of Fibromyalgia?
  • The Role of Joint Dysfunction in Spinal Myofascial Pain
  • Psychosocial Dysfunction and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Social and Cultural Aspects of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Approaches to RSI in the United Kingdom
  • The Direct Costs of Fibromyalgia Treatment: Comparison with Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis
  • What Have Clinical Trials Taught Us About the Treatment of Fibromyalgia
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy and the Treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Evaluation of Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction Syndromes and Their Response to Low Level Laser Therapy
  • Prognostic Indicators of Disability After a Work-Related Musculoskeletal Injury
  • Disability--A Medical-Legal Concept: The Physician’s Role
  • The Cost of Long Term Disability Due to Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and Repetitive Strain Injury: The Private Insurance Perspective
  • Reference Notes Included
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Allied Health Services / General
MEDICAL / Allied Health Services / Occupational Therapy
MEDICAL / Diagnosis
MEDICAL / Diseases
MEDICAL / Pain Medicine