Focus on pain mechanisms and pharmacotherapy in the treatment of fibromyalgia syndrome.

@article{Malemud2009FocusOP,
  title={Focus on pain mechanisms and pharmacotherapy in the treatment of fibromyalgia syndrome.},
  author={Charles J. Malemud},
  journal={Clinical and experimental rheumatology},
  year={2009},
  volume={27 5 Suppl 56},
  pages={S86-91}
}
OBJECTIVE To critically evaluate the role of several notable 'pain pathways' in the fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS). METHODS PubMed provided the data base for peer-reviewed basic and clinical science studies on musculoskele-tal and neuropathic pain mechanisms with a principal emphasis on critically appraising papers from 2002 to the present. RESULTS FMS pharmacotherapy is more prevalent in clinical practice as our understanding of the cellular, molecular and pathophysiologic mechanisms… CONTINUE READING