Mary Ann Fitzcharles

Summary

Affiliation: McGill University
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. doi request reprint New concepts in rheumatic pain
    Mary Ann Fitzcharles
    Pain Centre, Montreal General Hospital, McGill University Health Centre, 1650 Cedar Avenue, Montreal, Quebec H3G 1A4, Canada
    Rheum Dis Clin North Am 34:267-83. 2008
  2. doi request reprint Canadian Pain Society and Canadian Rheumatology Association recommendations for rational care of persons with fibromyalgia. A summary report
    Mary Ann Fitzcharles
    Division of Rheumatology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Rheumatol 40:1388-93. 2013
  3. pmc 2012 Canadian Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of fibromyalgia syndrome: executive summary
    Mary Ann Fitzcharles
    Division of Rheumatology, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Pain Res Manag 18:119-26. 2013
  4. doi request reprint A medicolegal analysis of worker appeals for fibromyalgia as a compensable condition following workplace soft-tissue injury
    Mary Ann Fitzcharles
    Division of Rheumatology, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Rheumatol 40:323-8. 2013
  5. pmc The 2010 American college of rheumatology fibromyalgia survey diagnostic criteria and symptom severity scale is a valid and reliable tool in a French speaking fibromyalgia cohort
    Mary Ann Fitzcharles
    Division of Rheumatology, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 13:179. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Pain Management: Opioid guidelines: helpful for the rheumatologist?
    Mary Ann Fitzcharles
    Division of Rheumatology, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Nat Rev Rheumatol 5:242-4. 2009
  7. doi request reprint Management of chronic arthritis pain in the elderly
    Mary Ann Fitzcharles
    Montreal General Hospital Pain Centre, Montreal General Hospital, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Drugs Aging 27:471-90. 2010
  8. ncbi request reprint Pain: understanding and challenges for the rheumatologist
    Mary Ann Fitzcharles
    Montreal General Hospital, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Arthritis Rheum 52:3685-92. 2005
  9. doi request reprint Opioid use, misuse, and abuse in patients labeled as fibromyalgia
    Mary Ann Fitzcharles
    Division of Rheumatology, McGill University Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Am J Med 124:955-60. 2011
  10. doi request reprint Patient barriers to pain management may contribute to poor pain control in rheumatoid arthritis
    Mary Ann Fitzcharles
    Montreal General Hospital Pain Centre, Montreal General Hospital, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Pain 10:300-5. 2009

Detail Information

Publications33

  1. doi request reprint New concepts in rheumatic pain
    Mary Ann Fitzcharles
    Pain Centre, Montreal General Hospital, McGill University Health Centre, 1650 Cedar Avenue, Montreal, Quebec H3G 1A4, Canada
    Rheum Dis Clin North Am 34:267-83. 2008
    ..Understanding of pain mechanisms from the anatomic and molecular perspectives has advanced, prompting the use of more varied pain interventions beyond simple analgesic medications...
  2. doi request reprint Canadian Pain Society and Canadian Rheumatology Association recommendations for rational care of persons with fibromyalgia. A summary report
    Mary Ann Fitzcharles
    Division of Rheumatology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Rheumatol 40:1388-93. 2013
    ..To summarize the development of evidence-based guidelines for the clinical care of persons with fibromyalgia (FM), taking into account advances in understanding of the pathogenesis of FM, new diagnostic criteria, and new treatment options...
  3. pmc 2012 Canadian Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of fibromyalgia syndrome: executive summary
    Mary Ann Fitzcharles
    Division of Rheumatology, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Pain Res Manag 18:119-26. 2013
    ..Recent neurophysiological evidence attests to the validity of fibromyalgia (FM), a chronic pain condition that affects >2% of the population...
  4. doi request reprint A medicolegal analysis of worker appeals for fibromyalgia as a compensable condition following workplace soft-tissue injury
    Mary Ann Fitzcharles
    Division of Rheumatology, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Rheumatol 40:323-8. 2013
    ..We examined the appeals by workers directed to an appeals tribunal for causation of FM following soft-tissue injury sustained in the workplace...
  5. pmc The 2010 American college of rheumatology fibromyalgia survey diagnostic criteria and symptom severity scale is a valid and reliable tool in a French speaking fibromyalgia cohort
    Mary Ann Fitzcharles
    Division of Rheumatology, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 13:179. 2012
    ..The reliability and validity of the translated French version of the FSDC was evaluated...
  6. doi request reprint Pain Management: Opioid guidelines: helpful for the rheumatologist?
    Mary Ann Fitzcharles
    Division of Rheumatology, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Nat Rev Rheumatol 5:242-4. 2009
    ..Opioids are increasingly used for the treatment of chronic noncancer pain, but this practice remains controversial. A new set of clinical recommendations attempts to guide clinicians through the issues...
  7. doi request reprint Management of chronic arthritis pain in the elderly
    Mary Ann Fitzcharles
    Montreal General Hospital Pain Centre, Montreal General Hospital, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Drugs Aging 27:471-90. 2010
    ..The wider range of treatment options now available is both useful and encouraging for the physician managing musculoskeletal aches and pain in the elderly...
  8. ncbi request reprint Pain: understanding and challenges for the rheumatologist
    Mary Ann Fitzcharles
    Montreal General Hospital, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Arthritis Rheum 52:3685-92. 2005
  9. doi request reprint Opioid use, misuse, and abuse in patients labeled as fibromyalgia
    Mary Ann Fitzcharles
    Division of Rheumatology, McGill University Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Am J Med 124:955-60. 2011
    ..There is limited information about opioid treatment in fibromyalgia, with all current guidelines discouraging opioid use...
  10. doi request reprint Patient barriers to pain management may contribute to poor pain control in rheumatoid arthritis
    Mary Ann Fitzcharles
    Montreal General Hospital Pain Centre, Montreal General Hospital, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Pain 10:300-5. 2009
    ..29, P = .024). Other than the regular use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in 37% of the patients and acetaminophen in 37%, analgesics or other modalities to reduce pain were seldom used...
  11. ncbi request reprint The use of infliximab in academic rheumatology practice: an audit of early clinical experience
    Mary Ann Fitzcharles
    Division of Rheumatology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Rheumatol 29:2525-30. 2002
    ..To audit a first clinical experience of treating rheumatic disease patients with infliximab in the setting of an academic tertiary care rheumatology practice...
  12. ncbi request reprint A study of standard care in fibromyalgia syndrome: a favorable outcome
    Mary Ann Fitzcharles
    Division of Rheumatology, Montreal General Hospital, Quebec, Canada
    J Rheumatol 30:154-9. 2003
    ..A longitudinal prospective study was undertaken to examine the outcome of fibromyalgia (FM) with standard medical care, as well as factors that might either predict or influence this outcome...
  13. ncbi request reprint Inaccuracy in the diagnosis of fibromyalgia syndrome: analysis of referrals
    M A Fitzcharles
    Division of Rheumatology and McGill Pain Centre, Department of Medicine, Montreal General Hospital, McGill University Health Centre, Quebec, Canada
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 42:263-7. 2003
    ..To examine prospectively the accuracy of an initial diagnosis for fibromyalgia (FM)...
  14. ncbi request reprint Clinical profile of rheumatic disease patients referred to a multidisciplinary pain center
    Mary Ann Fitzcharles
    Division of Rheumatology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Rheumatol 31:359-63. 2004
    ..We examined the characteristics and assessed the outcome of patients with rheumatic diseases who were referred to a tertiary care pain center...
  15. ncbi request reprint Maintenance of exercise in women with fibromyalgia
    Patricia L Dobkin
    The McGill University Health Centre, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Arthritis Rheum 53:724-31. 2005
    ..To identify predictors of maintenance of exercise for women with fibromyalgia (FM)...
  16. ncbi request reprint Is there benefit in referring patients with fibromyalgia to a specialist clinic?
    Francis Si Wai Zih
    Division of Rheumatology and McGill Pain Centre, Department of Medicine, Montreal General Hospital, McGill University Health Centre, 1650 Cedar Avenue, Montreal, Quebec H3G 1A4, Canada
    J Rheumatol 31:2468-71. 2004
    ..To examine the benefit of specialist rheumatology consultation and followup for the first 238 patients referred to a tertiary care fibromyalgia (FM) clinic with emphasis on final diagnosis and outcome...
  17. doi request reprint Association of herbal cannabis use with negative psychosocial parameters in patients with fibromyalgia
    Peter A Ste-Marie
    McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 64:1202-8. 2012
    ..Medicinal cannabinoids are popularly advocated for pain relief but with limited evidence for efficacy in FM. The extent of use of cannabinoids in FM is unknown...
  18. ncbi request reprint Mental health status and leisure-time physical activity contribute to fatigue intensity in patients with spondylarthropathy
    Deborah Da Costa
    Montreal General Hospital, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Arthritis Rheum 51:1004-8. 2004
    ..To examine the relationship between disease-related variables, leisure-time physical activity (LTPA), and mental health status with fatigue severity in patients with spondylarthropathy (SpA)...
  19. doi request reprint The effects of nabilone on sleep in fibromyalgia: results of a randomized controlled trial
    Mark A Ware
    Pain Clinic, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Anesth Analg 110:604-10. 2010
    ..We evaluated the safety and efficacy of nabilone, a synthetic cannabinoid, on sleep disturbance in fibromyalgia (FM), a disease characterized by widespread chronic pain and insomnia...
  20. ncbi request reprint Induction of autoantibodies during prolonged treatment with infliximab
    Mariam Louis
    Division of Rheumatology, McGill University Health Centre at Montreal General Hospital, 1650 Cedar Avenue, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3G 1A4
    J Rheumatol 30:2557-62. 2003
    ..To determine the frequency and correlates of autoantibody formation in patients with rheumatic diseases treated with infliximab in a routine clinical setting...
  21. ncbi request reprint Cannabis for chronic pain: case series and implications for clinicians
    Mark A Ware
    McGill University Health Centre Montreal General Hospital Pain Centre, Montreal, Canada
    Pain Res Manag 7:95-9. 2002
    ..Chronic pain is one of the most common reasons for therapeutic cannabis use...
  22. ncbi request reprint Adherence during an individualized home based 12-week exercise program in women with fibromyalgia
    Patricia L Dobkin
    Department of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Rheumatol 33:333-41. 2006
    ..In this prospective study we examined predictors for adherence to stretching and aerobic exercises in women provided with an individualized home based program...
  23. ncbi request reprint Rheumatoid neutrophilic dermatitis: rare cutaneous manifestation of rheumatoid arthritis in a patient with palindromic rheumatism
    Pantelis Panopalis
    Department of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec H3G 1A4, Canada
    J Rheumatol 31:1666-8. 2004
  24. doi request reprint Determinants of sleep problems in patients with spondyloarthropathy
    Deborah Da Costa
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Department of Medicine, McGill University Health Centre, Quebec, Canada
    Musculoskeletal Care 7:143-61. 2009
    ..To characterize sleep complaints and identify biopsychosocial factors associated with sleep problems in patients with spondyloarthropathy (SpA)...
  25. doi request reprint Biopsychosocial determinants of physical and mental fatigue in patients with spondyloarthropathy
    Deborah Da Costa
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, McGill University Health Centre, 687 Pine Ave, Montreal, QC H3A 1A1, Canada
    Rheumatol Int 31:473-80. 2011
    ..A multidimensional assessment of fatigue in SpA is needed to tailor and optimize interventions aimed at alleviating fatigue...
  26. ncbi request reprint Collagenous colitis with spondyloarthropathy presenting as fibromyalgia syndrome
    Stavroula Christopoulos
    Division of Rheumatology and the McGill MGH Pain Centre, Montreal General Hospital, McGill University, 1650 Cedar Avenue, Montreal, Quebec H3G 1A4, Canada
    J Rheumatol 31:1455-6. 2004
    ..We describe a patient whose initial presentation masqueraded as fibromyalgia with associated bowel symptoms, but who was finally diagnosed as having collagenous colitis and inflammatory spondyloarthropathy...
  27. pmc Opioid use in fibromyalgia is associated with negative health related measures in a prospective cohort study
    Mary Ann Fitzcharles
    Division of Rheumatology, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada H3G 1A4 Alan Edwards Pain Management Unit, Montreal General Hospital, McGill University Health Centre, 1650 Cedar Avenue, Montreal, QC, Canada H3G 1A4
    Pain Res Treat 2013:898493. 2013
    ..Only a formal study of opioid use in FM will clarify this issue, but until then physicians must be vigilant regarding the multiple adverse consequences of opioid therapy...
  28. doi request reprint Imaging studies in Freund's complete adjuvant model of regional polyarthritis, a model suitable for the study of pain mechanisms, in the rat
    Lina Almarestani
    Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Arthritis Rheum 63:1573-81. 2011
    ..We undertook this study to characterize this model by means of conventional radiography, microfocal computed tomography, and bone densitometry and by examining changes in pain-related behavior...
  29. pmc Management of chronic pain in the rheumatic diseases with insights for the clinician
    Mary Ann Fitzcharles
    Montreal General Hospital Pain Centre, Montreal General Hospital, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Ther Adv Musculoskelet Dis 3:179-90. 2011
    ..Although complete relief of pain is still an unrealistic objective, reasonable outcome goals for symptom relief should be accompanied with an improvement in function...
  30. doi request reprint Evaluation of the clinimetric properties of the Early Inflammatory Arthritis--self-administered comorbidity questionnaire
    Murray Baron
    Division of Rheumatology, Sir Mortimer B Davis Jewish General Hospital, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 48:390-4. 2009
    ..To adapt the self-administered comorbidity questionnaire (SCQ) into the Early Inflammatory Arthritis-SCQ (EIA-SCQ) and assess its clinimetric properties in EIA...
  31. ncbi request reprint Is it time for rheumatologists to rethink the use of manual therapies?
    Mary Ann Fitzcharles
    J Rheumatol 29:1117-20. 2002
  32. ncbi request reprint Whiplash and fibromyalgia: an ever-widening gap
    Yoram Shir
    J Rheumatol 33:1045-7. 2006
  33. ncbi request reprint A dramatic response to inhaled cannabis in a woman with central thalamic pain and dystonia
    Avijit Chatterjee
    J Pain Symptom Manage 24:4-6. 2002