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Association of T & NK cell phenotype with the diagnosis of ME/CFS

Research abstract: Association of T and NK cell phenotype with the diagnosis of myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), by Jose Luis Rivas, Teresa Palencia, Guerau Fernández, Milagros Garcia in Front. Immunol., 09 May 2018 Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) is … Continue reading

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#TimeForUnrestWales – the struggle to get an accurate diagnosis

#TimeForUnrestWales  a campaign for recognition of ME and health equality There is a Health and Social Care crisis for people with ME in Wales, starting with the struggle patients have to find an accurate diagnosis from doctors who understand ME. … Continue reading

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ME, CFS & SEID: three distinct clinical entities?

Article abstract: Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and Systemic Exertion Intolerance Disease: Three Distinct Clinical Entities, by Frank N M Twisk in Open Access Challenges 2018, 9(1), 19 [Published: 13 April 2018] Many researchers consider chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) to be a synonym … Continue reading

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Dr Byron Hyde and ‘the terrible tale of Amy Brown’

Amy Brown is the pseudonym of an English child whose story is recounted by Dr Byron Hyde, a Canadian doctor who has been actively researching and treating people with ME for decades. Dr Hyde describes the years 9 year old ‘Amy’ spent … Continue reading

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Incidence of ME/CFS among U.S. nurses

Research abstract: Incidence of myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome in a large prospective cohort of U.S. nurses, by Natalia Palacios, Kathryn C. Fitzgerald, Anthony L. Komaroff, Alberto Ascherio in Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health & Behavior [Published online: 18 May 2017] Background: The incidence … Continue reading

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Differing case definitions point to the need for an accurate diagnosis of ME/CFS

Research article: Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) is characterised by unexplained and persistent or recurrent incapacitating fatigue accompanied by a variety of symptoms and substantial reductions in previous levels of occupational, educational, social and/or personal activity [1,2]. Given the absence … Continue reading

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Diagnosis & symptoms of CFS/ME in children in Norway

Research abstract: Background: Chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) is a complex condition. Causal factors are not established, although underlying psychological or immunological susceptibility has been proposed. We studied primary care diagnoses for children with CFS/ME, with children with another hospital … Continue reading

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2 in 5 CFS/ME diagnoses are wrong in Australia

ME Australia blog post, by Sasha Nimmo, 26 May 2016: Australia: 2 in 5 CFS/ME diagnoses wrong Around 38% of Australians diagnosed with CFS/ME do not meet the Fukuda chronic fatigue syndrome definition (CFS) or the International Consensus Criteria for … Continue reading

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Dr Neil Harrison videos for patients on the brain & inflammation in ME

Seven webinars of Dr Neil Harrison have been broadcast by the Dutch group ME/cvs Vereniging: 75, Mar 8, 2016: Me & ME: type of research, Models of inflammation, How does this relate to ME? 76, Mar 22 2016: ME & fatigue: How do you measure … Continue reading

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Evaluation of a Norwegian approach to investigating suspected CFS/ME

Article introduction: BACKGROUND: Chronic fatigue is a frequently occurring problem in both the primary and specialist health services. The Department of Neurology at Haukeland University Hospital has established a standard assessment for patients referred with suspected CFS/ME. This study reports … Continue reading

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