Tag Archives: paediatric ME

Adolescent’s descriptions of fatigue, fluctuation and payback in CFS/ME

Adolescent’s descriptions of fatigue, fluctuation and payback in chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalopathy (CFS/ME): Interviews with  adolescents and parents, by Roxanne M Parslow, Nina Anderson, Danielle Byrne, Alison Shaw, Kirstie L Haywood, Esther Crawley in BMJ Paediatrics Open Vol 2, #1, December 4, 2018 What this study hopes … Continue reading

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The development of the DePaul symptom questionnaire: original, expanded, brief & pediatric versions

The development of the DePaul symptom questionnaire: Original, expanded, brief and pediatric versions, by Leonard A Jason, Madison Sunnquist in Frontiers in Pediatrics, 6 Nov 2018 One of the key requirements of a reliable case definition is the use of standardized procedures for assessing … Continue reading

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Understanding ME & CFS symptoms in children – take part in research project!

Symptomatology of pediatric ME & CFS – research project The Center for Community Research at DePaul University in the USA, led by Prof Leonard Jason says: There is currently little research on children with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) and chronic fatigue … Continue reading

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School functioning in adolescents with CFS [Australia]

School functioning in adolescents with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, by Sarah Jenette Knight,  Jennifer Politis,  Christine Garnham,  Adam Scheinberg and  Michelle Anne Tollit in Front. Pediatr., 16 October 2018 Background:  It is well known that adolescents with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) experience greater … Continue reading

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Videos: Prof Peter Rowe & Dr Nigel Speight, discuss paediatric ME/CFS

Paediatric ME/CFS (from Voices from shadows website)  Two world renown ME/CFS paediatricians, Prof Peter Rowe and Dr Nigel Speight, discuss paediatric ME/CFS diagnosis and management in two short videos for medical professionals, following publication of the comprehensive manual Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome … Continue reading

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Pediatric CFS: Dr Crawley’s perspective

Article abstract: Pediatric chronic fatigue syndrome: current perspectives, by Esther Crawley in Dove Press  Vol 9, #4, pp 27—33 [Published March 29, 2018] Pediatric chronic fatigue syndrome is an important illness as it is relatively common and also very disabling with … Continue reading

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Childhood sleep & adolescent CFS/ME

Research abstract: Childhood sleep and adolescent chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS/ME): Evidence of associations in a UK birth cohort, by Simon M Collin, Tom Norris, Paul Gringras, Peter S Blair, Kate Tilling, Esther Crawley in Sleep Medicine [Preprint January 31, 2018] Highlights: Children … Continue reading

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OMF resources for parents of children with ME/CFS

The Open Medicine Foundation Pediatric ME/CFS web page contains information about ME for parents, doctors and educators from a US perspective, but much is helpful in the UK: The presentation and course of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) is often … Continue reading

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Practical management of CFS or ME in childhood

Article abstract: Practical management of chronic fatigue syndrome or myalgic encephalomyelitis in childhood, by A Brigden, M Loades M, A Abbott, J Bond-Kendall, E Crawley in Archives of Disease in Childhood [Preprint June 28 2017] Full article behind paywall Paediatric chronic fatigue syndrome … Continue reading

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Carers of children with ME ‘accused of fabrication’

BBC News England, 27 June 2017: Carers of children with ME ‘accused of fabrication’ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, or ME, affects about 25,000 children in the UK A “significant number” of those caring for children with ME have been accused of … Continue reading

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