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EULAR recommendations for management of fibromyalgia
  1. Gary J Macfarlane1,
  2. Caroline Kronisch2,
  3. Fabiola Atzeni3,
  4. Winfried Häuser4,5,
  5. Ernest H Choy6,
  6. Kirstine Amris7,
  7. Jaime Branco8,
  8. Fitnat Dincer9,
  9. Paivi Leino-Arjas10,
  10. Kathy Longley11,
  11. Geraldine McCarthy12,
  12. Suzi Makri13,
  13. Serge Perrot14,
  14. Piercarlo Sarzi Puttini15,
  15. Ann Taylor6,
  16. Gareth T Jones1
  1. 1 Epidemiology Group, School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
  2. 2 Department of Rheumatology, Cantonal Hospital, Fribourg, Switzerland
  3. 3 ICRCCS Galeazzi Orthopaedic Institute, Milan, Italy
  4. 4 Department of Internal Medicine I, Klinikum Saarbrücken, Saarbrücken, Germany
  5. 5 Department of Psychosomatic Medicine, Technische Universität München, München, Germany
  6. 6 Institute of Infection and Immunity, Cardiff University School of Medicine, Cardiff, UK
  7. 7 Department of Rheumatology, The Parker Institute, Copenhagen University Hospital, Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg, Copenhagen, Denmark
  8. 8 Department of Rheumatology, CEDOC-NOVA Medical School, UNL, CHLO, Hospital Egas Moniz, Lisbon, Portugal
  9. 9 Department of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, Hacettepe University, Division of Internal Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
  10. 10 Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
  11. 11 Patient Representative, UK
  12. 12 Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
  13. 13 Patient Representative, Limassol, Cyprus
  14. 14 Centre de la Douleur, Hôpital Cochin-Hôtel Dieu, Université Paris Descartes, Paris, France
  15. 15 Rheumatology Unit, L. Sacco University Hospital, Milan, Italy
  1. Correspondence to Professor Gary J Macfarlane, Epidemiology Group, School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB24 3FX, UK; g.j.macfarlane{at}abdn.ac.uk

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The EULAR recommendations for the management of fibromyalgia are based on more than 100 reviews and meta-analyses of individual therapies and medicines.1 Thus, the quality of the evidence in making recommendations on effectiveness and efficacy is generally very high. In contrast, there is little published research …

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