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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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A comparison of case definitions for ME & CFS

Research abstract: A Comparison of Case Definitions for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, by Madison Sunnquist, Leonard A Jason, P Nehrke, Ellken M Goudsmit in Chronic Dis Manag. 2017;2(2). pii: 1013. Epub 2017 May 21 Many professionals have described the … Continue reading

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Is SEID comparable to research case definitions of CFS?

Two groups of American researchers debate the appropriateness of using case definitions for research purposes. Article abstract: Mistaken conclusions about systemic exercise intolerance disease being comparable to research case definitions of CFS: a rebuttal to Chu et al., by Leonard A. Jason, Madison Sunnquist, Kristen … 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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The real story about CFS: a devastating illness that needs a better name

Garnet news article by Maureen Hanson, 19 October 2016: The real story about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: a devastating illness that needs a better name Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is an illness that many may have heard of, but few, in reality, know … Continue reading

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Canadian evidence-based ME/CFS diagnosis and management

Article abstract: This review was written from the viewpoint of the treating clinician to educate health care professionals and the public about Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS). It includes: the clinical definition of ME/CFS with emphasis on how to diagnose ME/CFS; … Continue reading

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Replacing ME and CFS with SEID is not the way forward

Abstract of discussion paper: Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), described in the medical literature since 1938, is characterized by distinctive muscular symptoms, neurological symptoms, and signs of circulatory impairment. The only mandatory feature of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), introduced in 1988 and redefined … Continue reading

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Beyond tired: an overview of the IOM report on CFS/SEID

Article: Beyond Tired: Is chronic fatigue syndrome a real medical condition? Yes, according to a report from the Institute of Medicine, which urges physicians to treat it accordingly, by Dolan, Darrach in Neurology Now, October/November 2015, Vol 11, Issue 5, … Continue reading

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It’s too good to be true that exercise can help CFS sufferers

In medicine, as in life, it is sensible to be cautious about claims that seem too good to be true. Daily Telegraph’s Doctor’s Diary: It’s too good to be true that exercise can help Chronic Fatigue Syndrome sufferers  [James Le … Continue reading

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Dr Leonard Jason’s reflections on SEID

Article abstract: The Institute of Medicine (IOM) in the US has recently proposed that the term Systemic Exertion Intolerance Disease (SEID) replace Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS).  In addition, the IOM proposed a new case definition for SEID, which includes substantial … Continue reading

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