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Cochrane review of exercise therapy for CFS is still under review

Exercise therapy for chronic fatigue syndrome in Cochrane library post, 30 November 2018 Amended History of review: Addition of new published note: ‘The author team has re‐submitted a revised version of this review following the complaint by Robert Courtney. The … Continue reading

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Withdrawn – Traditional Chinese medicinal herbs for the treatment of idiopathic chronic fatigue and chronic fatigue syndrome

Traditional Chinese medicinal herbs for the treatment of idiopathic chronic fatigue and chronic fatigue syndrome – This review has been withdrawn from the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews Cochrane Systematic Review – Intervention Version published: 15 October 2018 Reason for withdrawal from … Continue reading

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Science journal to withdraw chronic fatigue review amid patient activist complaints

Exclusive: Science journal to withdraw chronic fatigue review amid patient activist complaints, by Kate Kelland in Science news blog, 17 October 2018 LONDON, Oct 17 (Reuters) – A respected science journal is to withdraw a much-cited review of evidence on an … Continue reading

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GET for ME/CFS is not effective & unsafe – re-analysis of a Cochrane review

Graded exercise therapy for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome is not effective and unsafe. Re-analysis of a Cochrane review, by Mark Vink & Alexandra Vink-Niese in Health Psychology Open, Vol 5, issue: 2 [First Published October 8, 2018]   Review article abstract: … Continue reading

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David Tuller comments on the NICE guidelines consultation

Virology blog post by Dr David Tuller, 17 July 2017: Trial by error: the NICE guidelines and more on the CDC Excerpt: … What is obvious, but what NICE appears to overlook, is that the CBT/GET literature is plagued by … Continue reading

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WAMES challenges NICE’s reason not to update the CFS/ME guidelines

WAMES sent our response to the NICE consultation on Monday 24th July 2017. NICE asked: Do you agree with the proposal not to update the guideline? WAMES replied: We believe the NICE Guidance CG53 on CFS/ME omits guidelines on key … Continue reading

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Controversy over exercise therapy for chronic fatigue syndrome: key lessons for clinicians and academics

Article summary: Controversy over exercise therapy for chronic fatigue syndrome: key lessons for clinicians and academics, by Alex J. Mitchell in BJPsych Advances May 2017, 23 (3) 145-148 Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is syndrome of unremitting fatigue of at least … Continue reading

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Probing an untrustworthy Cochrane review of exercise for CFS

Blog post by Prof James C Coyne, 23 April 2016: Probing an untrustworthy Cochrane review of exercise for “chronic fatigue syndrome” From my work in progress: My ongoing investigation so far has revealed that the 2016 Cochrane review misrepresents what … Continue reading

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Cochrane review of exercise therapy update

Review abstract: Background: Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is characterised by persistent, medically unexplained fatigue, as well as symptoms such as musculoskeletal pain, sleep disturbance, headaches and impaired concentration and short-term memory. CFS presents as a common, debilitating and serious health problem. Treatment may include … Continue reading

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Norwegian professors question GET & CBT as interventions for ME

Article extracts: The assessment and treatment of patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis and chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis in Norway is, according to a SINTEF study from 2011 highly inadequate: There is a lack of expertise within the social, welfare and healthcare … Continue reading

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