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A Blinded, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Study to Investigate the Efficacy and Safety of Ferric Carboxymaltose in Iron-Deficient Patients with Fibromyalgia

Introduction This study sought to compare efficacy and safety of ferric carboxymaltose vs. placebo in iron-deficient patients with fibromyalgia. Methods This blinded, placebo-controlled, phase 2 study randomized adults with fibromyalgia and Revised Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQR) scores ≥ 60, ferritin levels < 0.05 µg/ml, and transferrin saturation < 20% (1:1) to receive...

A Comprehensive Evaluation of Standardized Assessment Tools in the Diagnosis of Fibromyalgia and in the Assessment of Fibromyalgia Severity

, Vanderbilt University, 125 Cool Springs Boulevard, Suite 240, Franklin, TN 37067-6475, USA Received 5 May 2011; Accepted 27 July 2011 Academic Editor: Mary-Ann Fitzcharles Copyright © 2012 Chad S ... . Boomershine. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work

Pregabalin for the management of fibromyalgia syndrome

Pregabalin for the management of fibromyalgia syndrome Chad S BoomershineDepartment of Medicine, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USAAbstract: This last article in a three-part series on approved medications for managing fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) reviews pregabalin (Lyrica®). Pregabalin was the first drug approved for FMS management and, as an anticonvulsant, differs from...

Effective rheumatoid arthritis treatment requires comprehensive management strategies

Corresponding author: Chad S Boomershine 0 0 0 Division of Rheumatology and Immunology, Vanderbilt Center for Molecular Neuroscience, Vanderbilt Center for Integrative Health, Vanderbilt University

Milnacipran for the management of fibromyalgia syndrome

Milnacipran for the management of fibromyalgia syndrome Michelle J Ormseth, Anne E Eyler, Cara L Hammonds, Chad S BoomershineDivision of Rheumatology and Immunology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USAAbstract: Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is a widespread pain condition associated with fatigue, cognitive dysfunction, sleep disturbance, depression, anxiety, and stiffness...