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Fibromyalgia

Identifies the issues in the pathogenesis of fibromyalgia as well as controversies regarding the clinical presentations of this condition. Assesses the differential diagnosis of fibromyalgia, including differentiation from myofascial pain syndromes, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), irritable bowel syndrome, and other conditions. Identifies treatment regimens and management options for fibromyalgia, including “integrative” treatments (exercise and herbal and over-the-counter remedies). Explains to patients the role of sleep disorders in the pathogenesis of fibromyalgia and in the clinical management of this condition.
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Learning Objectives

 

  1. Identify the issues in the pathogenesis of fibromyalgia as well as controversies regarding the clinical presentations of this condition.
  2. Assess the differential diagnosis of fibromyalgia, including differentiation from myofascial pain syndromes, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), irritable bowel syndrome, and other conditions.
  3. Identify treatment regimens and management options for fibromyalgia, including “integrative” treatments (exercise and herbal and over-the-counter remedies).
  4. Explain to patients the role of sleep disorders in the pathogenesis of fibromyalgia and in the clinical management of this condition.
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Instructor N. Katz, M.D., Ph.D.
Contact Hours: 3
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Chronic Pain Disorders & Treatments

Describes some of the effects of chronic pain on the brain. Lists the major chronic pain disorders and their treatments. Explains the differences between migraine and tension headaches. Identifies the major sources of back pain and their effective treatments. Describes the differences between trigger points and tender points. Lists methods and techniques of lowering the risk of chronic pain disorders. Discusses the concept of multidisciplinary pain management. Describes the applications of non-pharmacologic pain treatments like cognitive-behavioral therapy, biofeedback, and meditation.
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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Identifies five of the eight diagnostic criteria for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). Summarizes current views of pathophysiology leading to CFS. Discusses the most practical treatment strategies for CFS. Identifies some of the clinical and social challenges faced by patients with CFS.
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Arthritis & Rheumatic Diseases

Identifies the symptoms and risk factors for arthritis and rheumatic diseases. Describes the range of medications and indications for treating arthritic diseases. Discusses lifestyle changes that can enable symptom relief. Identifies clinical presentations of illnesses that help expedite diagnosis and treatment. Describes the newest advances in the treatment and prevention of arthritis and its complications.