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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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AfME apologises for its role in the PACE trial & clarifies its change of position

Action for M.E. statement on: The PACE trial and behavioural treatments for M.E. On 29th August 2018 Action for ME published a statement explaining the charity’s role in the PACE trial and apologising for their role in contributing to the … Continue reading

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Checking our blind spots: current status of research evidence summaries in ME/CFS

Checking our blind spots: current status of research evidence summaries in ME/CFS, by Todd E Davenport, Staci R Stevens, J Mark VanNess, Jared Stevens, Christopher R Snell in British Journal of Sports Medicine, July 2018 Editorial: The evidence-based practice (EBP) … Continue reading

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CFS treatment ‘should be withdrawn’

BBC newsbeat report, 8 May 2019: Chronic fatigue syndrome treatment ‘should be withdrawn’ A common treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome should be scrapped immediately, according to one of the UK’s leading experts in the illness. Dr Charles Shepherd says graded … Continue reading

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Forward ME Group writes to the Times: patients are ‘not simply deconditioned’

Times online letter, 22 March 2018: TREATMENT FOR PATIENTS WITH ME Sir, The article by Tom Whipple, (“Findings of £5m ME chronic fatigue study ‘worthless’,” Mar 22) highlights a long-standing problem. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) … Continue reading

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Rethinking the treatment of CFS – a reanalysis of the PACE trial

Research abstract: Rethinking the treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome—a reanalysis and evaluation of findings from a recent major trial of graded exercise and CBT by Carolyn E. Wilshire, Tom Kindlon, Robert Courtney, Alem Matthees, David Tuller, Keith Geraghty and Bruce … Continue reading

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1,000 signatures in 12 hours! e-petition to remove GET & CBT from NICE guidance immediately

Change.org petition, started by Robin Brown, 23 Feb 2017: Stop harming ME/CFS patients – take CBT/GET out of NICE guidelines NOW Robin Brown started this petition to Director, Centre for Guidelines, NICE & director Prof. Mark Baker NICE has promised to … Continue reading

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Post-Exertional Malaise & GET in ME/CFS – a guide to the research

ME Action blog post, 9 Feb 2018: Post-Exertional Malaise & GET in ME/CFS – a guide to the research “Post-Exertional Malaise & Graded Exercise Therapy in ME/CFS” Primer, December 2017 A member of #MEAction Network Australia has written a primer, outlining the … Continue reading

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An analysis of Dutch studies confirms CBT with a GA protocol is not effective for CFS & ME

Research abstract: An analysis of Dutch hallmark studies confirms the outcome of the PACE trial: cognitive behaviour therapy with a graded activity protocol is not effective for chronic fatigue syndrome and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, by FNM. Twisk and LAMM Corsius in General … Continue reading

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