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Myalgic Encephalomyelitis or what? The International Consensus Criteria

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis or what? The International Consensus Criteria, by Frank Twisk in Diagnostics 2019, 9(1), 1 [Published: 20 December 2018] (This article belongs to the Special Issue Biomedical Insights that Inform the Diagnosis of ME/CFS) Article abstract: Myalgic encephalomyelitis (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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SEID diagnostic criteria applied on an adolescent CFS cohort

Research abstract: Systemic exertion intolerance disease diagnostic criteria applied on an adolescent chronic fatigue syndrome cohort: evaluation of subgroup differences and prognostic utility, by Tarjei Tørre Asprusten, Dag Sulheim, Even Fagermoen, Anette Winger, Eva Skovlund, Vegard Bruun Wyller in BMJ Paediatrics … Continue reading

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Are current CFS criteria diagnosing different disease phenotypes?

Research abstract: Are current chronic fatigue syndrome criteria diagnosing different disease phenotypes? by Laura Maclachlan, Stuart Watson, Peter Gallagher, Andreas Finkelmeyer, Leonard A. Jason, Madison Sunnquist, Julia L. Newton, in PLoS ONE 12(10) [Published: October 20, 2017] Importance: Chronic fatigue syndrome … Continue reading

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CFS prevalence is grossly overestimated using Oxford criteria compared to CDC (Fukuda) criteria in a US population study

Research abstract: Chronic fatigue syndrome prevalence is grossly overestimated using Oxford criteria compared to Centers for Disease Control (Fukuda) criteria in a U.S. population study, by James N. Baraniuk in Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health & Behavior [Published online: 21 Jul 2017] Background: Results from … Continue reading

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Video lecture on clinical case definitions by Prof Jason

Youtube video published 17 March 2017: Leonard Jason’s Presentation on Case Definitions to European Network The issue of research and clinical case definitions were discussed in this 30 min March 2-017 talk, and then the European scientists asked questions for the remaining 30 … Continue reading

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Patients diagnosed with ME/CFS also fit SEID criteria

Research abstract: Background: Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) remains undiagnosed in up to 91% of patients. Recently, the United States-based Institute of Medicine (IOM) developed new diagnostic criteria, naming it systemic exertion intolerance disease (SEID). Purpose: We examined how subjects fit SEID criteria … Continue reading

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Prof Holgate on why a broad definition should be used as a starting point in MEGA study

MEGA petition update, by Prof Stephen Holgate, 14 October 2016: Why broad definition should be used as a starting point Several of the patient/public concerns seem to relate to the worry that firstly severe disease will not be included or that … Continue reading

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Patient perceptions regarding possible changes to the name & criteria for CFS & ME

Research article abstract: For decades, researchers and patients have been debating the terms and criteria for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). This has led to considerable difficulties in clearly communicating to the public the nature of these … Continue reading

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ME/CFS history, diagnostic criteria & prevalence – new e-book

E-book by Mary Gloria C. Njoku, 1 Sep 2016: Myalgic, Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome:  History, Diagnostic Criteria and Prevalence ISBN: 978-1-4689-7326-6         Foreword by Prof Leonard Jason Overview: This work is a comprehensive review of myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) studies that were … Continue reading

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