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Author Wallace, Daniel J. (Daniel Jeffrey), 1949-

Title Making sense of fibromyalgia / Daniel J. Wallace, MD, associate director, Rheumatology Fellowship Program, clinical professor of medicine, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California, Janice Brock Wallace, MPA
Edition Second edition
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, [2014]


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 257 pages) : illustrations
Contents The whys and wherefores of fibromyalgia -- Basic science and fibromyalgia -- How and where the body can be affected by fibromyalgia -- The clinical spectrum of fibromyalgia -- The evaluation of fibromyalgia patients -- Improving your quality of life -- Where are we headed?
Summary Six million people in the United States meet the criteria for fibromyalgia, which is a disorder characterized by a combination of pain, fatigue, and related symptoms. On average, these patients see about four doctors before they are correctly diagnosed, and many are convinced they have a life-threatening illness such as an advanced stage of cancer. About 600 billion is spent annually in the United States to diagnose or manage chronic pain, including litigation fees, and it is estimated that fibromyalgia patients run up 20 billion in medical expenses annually. Despite these alarming numbers,
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-232) and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Fibromyalgia -- Popular works
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- General.
MEDICAL -- Clinical Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Diseases.
MEDICAL -- Evidence-Based Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Internal Medicine.
Genre/Form Popular works
Form Electronic book
Author Wallace, Janice Brock
LC no. 2013024784
ISBN 9780199321773