Marcus Schiltenwolf

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OBJECTIVE To systematically review the efficacy of multicomponent treatment of fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS). METHODS We screened Medline, PsychINFO, Scopus, and the Cochrane Library (through December 2007), as well as reference sections of original studies, reviews, and evidence-based guidelines. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) on the multicomponent(More)
The medical and economic impact of back pain in terms of health care costs, lost working days, and early retirement is on the increase in Western industrialised nations. This paper investigates the prevalence of back pain in the German general population and the relationship between social factors, employment status and back pain. The first German Health(More)
INTRODUCTION The efficacy and the optimal type and volume of aerobic exercise (AE) in fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) are not established. We therefore assessed the efficacy of different types and volumes of AE in FMS. METHODS The Cochrane Library, EMBASE, MEDLINE, PsychInfo and SPORTDISCUS (through April 2009) and the reference sections of original studies(More)
Low back pain is one of the most common and expensive diseases of Western societies. Psychosocial factors such as low social status, depression, or work dissatisfaction are known to promote chronicity of low back pain. With a multidisciplinary approach, better outcomes can be achieved than with purely biomedical treatment. Optimal patient selection for(More)
BACKGROUND The severity of pain from musculoskeletal disorders might be associated with high sensitivity C reactive protein (hsCRP), a sensitive marker of low grade systemic inflammation. OBJECTIVE To study the association between pain as assessed by a visual analogue scale (VAS) and hsCRP in patients with chronic low back pain and acute sciatic pain. (More)
Als „multimodale Schmerztherapie“ wird eine inhaltlich eng abgestimmte multidisziplinäre und integrative Behandlung in Kleingruppen bezeichnet. Eingebunden sind somatische, körperlich und psychologisch übende sowie psychotherapeutische Verfahren. Bei chronischen Schmerzsyndromen mit komplexen körperlichen, seelischen und sozialen Folgen ist eine(More)
BACKGROUND Studies concerning comorbidity in patients with chronic low back pain and its correlation to the stage of chronification are rare. METHODS This case-control study (matched-pair analysis) examines the number and specificity of comorbidity as well as the extent of disability due to comorbidity in 51 patients with chronic low back pain compared to(More)
Multimodale Schmerztherapie (MMST) ist eine umfassende Behandlung komplexer Schmerzsyndrome unter Einbindung verschiedener medizinischer Disziplinen und Berufsgruppen auf der Basis eines biopsychosozialen Modells der Schmerzentwicklung. In Deutschland sind in den letzten Jahren verschiedene Einrichtungen etabliert worden, die MMST anbieten. Die MMST wurde(More)
OBJECTIVE This prospective study examined circulating cytokines in patients with fibromyalgia (FM) over 6 months rather than at only one timepoint, and investigated correlations between serum cytokine concentrations and pain intensity in FM patients receiving multidisciplinary pain therapy. METHODS Serum concentrations of proinflammatory cytokines(More)
In the Orthopedic University Hospital of Heidelberg (section Orthopedics II, treatment and rehabilitation of paraplegics), 21 patients with iatrogenic paraplegia were treated between 1968 and 1991. Paraplegia occurred in nine cases after procedures close to the spinal cord. In 12 cases paraplegia complicated medical treatment. Procedures close to the spinal(More)