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ME/CFS: significant negative impact of quality of life of both patients & family members

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS): significant negative impact of Quality of Life of both patients and family members, by Esme Brittain   During my 3rd year at Cardiff medical school, I conducted a 6-week research project looking at the impact … Continue reading

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Striking the balance with epistemic injustice in healthcare: the case of CFS/ME

Striking the balance with epistemic injustice in healthcare: the case of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, by Eleanor Alexandra Byrne in Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy March 13, 2020   Article abstract Miranda Fricker’s influential concept of epistemic injustice (Oxford University … Continue reading

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Self-management of CFS in adolescents

Self-Management of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in adolescents, by Katherine Rowe, Amanda Apple and Fiona McDonald in Paediatric Neurology [Working Title] Published online: February 28th 2020 [DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.91413]   Book chapter abstract: Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) or myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) … Continue reading

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Peripheral endothelial dysfunction in ME/CFS

Peripheral endothelial dysfunction in myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome, by Nadja Scherbakov, Marvin Szklarski, Jelka Hartwig, Franziska Sotzny, Sebastian Lorenz, Antje Meyer, Patricia Grabowski, Wolfram Doehner, Carmen Scheibenbogen in ESC Heart Failure, 10 March 2020  [https://doi.org/10.1002/ehf2.12633]   Research abstract: Aims: Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) is a complex … Continue reading

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The Role of the GP in caring for patients with ME/CFS

Cardiff University medical student Emilia Allwright tells us about her research project:    As part of my medical degree, in Spring 2019, I spent 6 weeks looking at ‘The Role of the GP in caring for patients with ME/CFS’. I … Continue reading

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EUROMENE Global Conference abstracts, March 2020

COST 15111     EUROMENE Final Global Conference ~European Network of Myalgic Encelophalomyelitis/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome~   EUROMENE Conference abstracts are now available from presentations last week under the title Common strategy of research of ME/CFS,   March 12–13, 2020, Riga, Latvia   … Continue reading

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Self isolating with ME & Covid-19

What do people with ME need to know about Covid-19 and self-isolating?              updated 19 March 2020   The Health Minister for Wales has confirmed that people over 70 and people with neurological conditions should self-isolate. People with a cough and/or … Continue reading

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Interventions to treat pain in paediatric CFS/ME: a systematic review

Interventions to treat pain in paediatric CFS/ME: a systematic review, by Caitlin Ascough, Hayley Kin, Teona Serafimova, Lucy Beasant, Sophie Jackson, Luke Baldock, Anthony Edward Pickering, Jonathan Brooks, Esther Crawley in BMJ Paediatrics Open Vol 4, #1, March 2020     … Continue reading

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Cytomegalovirus, Epstein‐Barr virus, & human herpesvirus‐6 infections in patients with ME/CFS (Bulgaria)

Cytomegalovirus, Epstein‐Barr Virus and Human Herpesvirus 6 infections in patients with Myalgic Еncephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, by Evelina Shikova, Valentina Reshkova, Аntoniya Kumanova, Sevdalina Raleva,Dora Alexandrova, Natasa Capo, Modra Murovska ( on behalf of the European Network on ME/CFS (EUROMENE) in … Continue reading

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From IBS to ME – the dysbiotic march hypothesis

From IBS to ME – The dysbiotic march hypothesis, by Arnold Berstad, Olav Hauso, Ketil Berstad, Johanna ER Berstad in Medical Hypotheses Vol 140, July 2020, 109648 [https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mehy.2020.109648]   Research abstract: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is often associated with other … Continue reading

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