Improving the Recognition and Diagnosis of Fibromyalgia
- Nocturnal awakenings: A case study with decision points. // Journal of Family Practice;Apr2008 Supplement, Vol. 57, pS6
The article presents a case study on insomnia in a 64-year-old female patient who is under medication for osteoarthritis in a primary care setting. It notes that in this case, patient's nocturnal awakenings were comorbid with her pain brought by her medical condition. She was given a long-acting...
- The Diagnosis and Management of Insomnia. Ancoli-Israel, Sonia // Medical Roundtable: General Medicine Edition;2012, Vol. 1 Issue 1, p66
The discussion focused primarily on: 1) The definition of insomnia and chronic insomnia; 2) diagnosing insomnia; 3) assessing daytime consequences of lack of sleep; 4) diagnosis in a primary care setting versus a sleep medicine center; 5) comorbid medical and psychiatric conditions, medications...
- The Complexity of Complex Patients. Safford, Monika; Safford, Monika M // JGIM: Journal of General Internal Medicine;Dec2015, Vol. 30 Issue 12, p1724
The author discusses the study which demonstrates that broad conceptualization of complexity of complex patients resonates with primary care physicians. The author cites the limitations in the methods for identifying complex patients. The author also mentions the need to recognize that one tool...
- POPULATION MEDICINE. Jones, Roger // British Journal of General Practice;Jan2011, Vol. 61 Issue 582, p2
The article discusses various reports published within the issue including one about the symptom iceberg, another one about comorbidity and one about the adequacy of primary care structures for chronic disease management in Europe.
- Rapid Eye Movement Sleep Behavior Disorder in Women: Relevance to General and Specialty Medical Practice. Bodkin, Cynthia L.; Schenck, Carlos H. // Journal of Women's Health (15409996);Dec2009, Vol. 18 Issue 12, p1955
Rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder (RBD) is a treatable parasomnia involving dream-enacting behaviors that is considered to be a male-predominant disorder. However, it is speculated that underrecognition of RBD among female patients in part contributes to the male predominance,...
- sleep breathing disorders. // New Zealand Doctor;9/21/2011, p43
The article focuses on the primary care management of sleep breathing disorders including snoring.
- Problem Sleepiness: An Often Unrecognized Condition. ZEPF, BILL // American Family Physician;2/15/1999, Vol. 59 Issue 4, p762
Editorial. Presents an overview of sleep disorders and their presentations in primary care populations in the United States. Ill effects of problem sleepiness; Definition of problem sleepiness; Why a sleep disorder is not easily recognizable; Social acceptance of sleep deprivation.
- Fibromiyalji Sendromunda Uygulanan Tedavi Yontemleri. SİNDEL, Dilşad; SARAL, İlknur; ESMAEILZADEH, Sina // Turkish Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation / Turkiye ;Jun2012, Vol. 58 Issue 2, p136
Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is a multisystem disorder, characterized by widespread pain that is usually associated with hyperalgesia and allodynia. Comorbidities such as fatigue, stiffness, insomnia, depression and anxiety make its classification and treatment difficult. The confluence of pain...
- Anterior Uveitis: Treat the Symptoms and the Cause. Potter, William // Review of Optometry;11/15/2003, Vol. 140 Issue 11, p77
Discusses the framework for proper diagnosis and treatment of anterior uveitis and its association with systemic conditions. Pathophysiology; Signs and symptoms; Options for treating patients with anterior uveitis; Basic laboratory tests for uveitis patients. INSET: Special situations in...