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Chronic Disabling Diseases and Disorders: The Challenges of
Fibromyalgia (National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research)
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AND CLINICAL RESEARCH ON FIBROMYALGIA
The Rheumatic Diseases Program of the National Institute of Arthritis
and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), Chronic Disabling
Diseases Program, National Institute of Dental Research (NIDR),
Division of Convulsive, Infectious and Immune Disorders,
and Answers About Fibromyalgia
How Many People Have Fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder
characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, and
multiple tender points. "Tender points" refers to tenderness
that occurs in precise, localized areas, particularly in the neck,
spine, shoulders, and hips. People with this syndrome may also
experience sleep disturbances, morning stiffness, irritable bowel
syndrome, anxiety, and other symptoms.
Disabling Diseases and Disorders: The Challenges of Fibromyalgia
We have evolved from an era of acute and dramatic diseases to the
current era of chronic disabling diseases and disorders. For the
increasing number of patients with chronic and disabling diseases and
disorders, health professionals need to develop a comprehensive
understanding of the disease as well as the competence to manage the
illness over the long term. This article focuses on the recently
defined fibromyalgia syndrome to serve as an exemplar for the
challenges of chronic diseases for today and tomorrow.
Neuroscience and Endocrinology of Fibromyalgia
of chronic pain, neuroendocrinology, circadian rhythms, and sleep
disorders. sleep and restorative sleep after sleep deprivation. Dr.
Everson cited studies comparing sleep-deprived rats to rats that slept
Institutes of Health: Pain Research Consortium
The NIH Pain Research Consortium is composed of the Directors of the
member Institutes and Offices and staff handling pain research and
programs at the NIH.
working membership of the Consortium is composed of the Directors of
the member Institutes and Offices and staff handling pain research and
programs at the NIH. The group meets to exchange information, propose
topics for workshops and conferences, and joint program announcements
in the field of pain research.
& FM Good Doctor List
Revision: July 31, 2000)
page represents the index to the "CFS & FM Good Doctor
List," a collection of listings, of doctors who have been
recommended by and for CFS/CFIDS/FM patients. The physicians are
listed on separate pages by country and state/province/region and,
within each page, by city.
you need to find a pain specialist or pain clinic in your area? The
Dannemiller Foundation has compiled for your use a list of hundreds of
pain specialists and pain clinics from all over the globe. To access
this free service, simply click on the state or province where you
want to find a pain specialist or pain clinic. Each specialist and/or
clinic is listed in postal code order with the complete mailing
address. We also have a convenient Search Form for you to find a
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INFORMATION RESOURCE LIST
On-line Medical Dictionary
and Mailing Lists
people with CFS/FM and related illnesses.
Internet Health Care Directory Offers Free Information on
Than 100,000 Resources
largest health care directory in print is now also the largest health
care directory on the Web.
Center for Healthcare Information (CHI) has just published its Case
Management Resource Guide on the Internet at www.cmrg.com. This new
Web site is based on the Center for Healthcare Information's popular
Resource Guide, an annual print directory published since 1990. The
Internet Resource Guide offers users the ability to search among more
than 100,000 organization listings, covering companies, facilities and
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Other specialty services such as air medical transport, home
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listing includes the organization name, address and phone number. Many
listings also offer detailed data such as credentials, special
programs, staffing, affiliations, admission restrictions, contact
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