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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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Hour 1

  1.    Fibromyalgia
  2.    Diagnostic Criteria

 

Hour 2

  1.    Statistical Evidence Regarding Fibromyalgia Morbidity
  2.    Differentials: Fibromyalgia vs. Myofascial Pain Syndromes
  3.    Treatment Regimens

 

Hour 3

  1.    Differentials: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia
  2.    Differentials: Restless Leg Syndrome and Fibromyalgia
  3.    Alternative Medicine for Fibromyalgia: Acupuncture, Herbal, and Other Remedies

 

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.
Products specifications
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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Autoimmune Disease & Multiple Sclerosis

Generally characterizes the causes and types of autoimmune disease. Identifies common symptoms of multiple sclerosis. Addresses the issues in diagnosing multiple sclerosis. Identifies possible courses of multiple sclerosis disease progression. Identifies available therapeutic options, including disease-modifying drugs, therapeutic agents for alleviating symptoms, and behavior modifications that may benefit a multiple sclerosis patient.
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Alzheimer's

Describes Alzheimer’s disease. Identifies the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease. Explains the benefits of early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. Enumerates the goals of Alzheimer’s treatment.