Tag Archives: autonomic nervous system

Brain responses in CFS & TMD to autonomic challenges

Brain responses in CFS and TMD to autonomic challenges: an exploratory fMRI study, by QC Vuong, JR Allison, A Finkelmeyer, J Newton, J Durham in JDR Clinical & Translational Research, August 28, 2019   Research abstract: Introduction: Dysfunction of the … Continue reading

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Advances in understanding the pathophysiology of CFS

Advances in understanding the pathophysiology of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, by Anthony L Komaroff in JAMA [Preprint July 5, 2019]   Viewpoint extracts: When does an illness become a disease? When the underlying biological abnormalities that cause the symptoms and signs of the … Continue reading

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Relationship between exercise-induced oxidative stress changes & parasympathetic activity in CFS

Relationship between exercise-induced oxidative stress changes and parasympathetic activity in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: an observational study in patients and healthy subjects, by Andrea Polli, Jessica Van Oosterwijck, Jo Nijs, Uros Marusic, Inge De Wandele, Lorna Paul, Mira Meeus , Greta … Continue reading

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Toxic brains, frozen spines & the Perrin Point: Ray Perrin, ME/CFS & FM

Health rising blog post, by Cort Johnson, 25 March 2018: Toxic brains, frozen spines and the Perrin Point: Ray Perrin, ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia This is the second of three blogs examining the possibility that upper body/head issues play a role in … Continue reading

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Autonomic Nervous System functioning related to nocturnal sleep in patients with CFS

Research abstract: Autonomic nervous system functioning related to nocturnal sleep in patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome compared to tired controls, by Source: M Orjatsalo, A Alakuijala, M Partinen in J Clin Sleep Med. 2017 Dec 13. pii: jc-17-00330. [Epub ahead of print] … Continue reading

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Autonomic nervous system function, activity patterns, & sleep after physical or cognitive challenge in people with CFS

Research abstract: Autonomic nervous system function, activity patterns, and sleep after physical or cognitive challenge in people with chronic fatigue syndrome, by E Cvejic, CX Sandler, A Keech, BK Barry, AR Lloyd, U Vollmer-Conna, in J Psychosom Res. 2017 Dec;103:91-94 … Continue reading

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Inflammation correlates with symptoms in CFS

Research overview abstract: Inflammation correlates with symptoms in chronic fatigue syndrome, by Anthony L Komaroff in PNAS August 15, 2017 It is not unusual for patients who say they are sick to have normal results on standard laboratory testing. The physician … Continue reading

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The role of autonomic function in exercise-induced analgesia in ME/CFS

Research abstract: The Role of Autonomic Function in Exercise-induced Endogenous Analgesia: A Case-control Study in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Healthy People by Jo Nijs, Lieven Danneels, Luc Lambrecht, Greta Moorkens, Mira Meeus, Lorna Paul, Jessica Van Oosterwijck, Uros Marusic, and Inge De Wandele in Pain Physician 2017; … Continue reading

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Anxiety – autonomic nervous system in ME/CFS to blame?

Health rising blog post, by Cort Johnson, Dec 10, 2016: The Anxiety Question in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia: Is the Autonomic Nervous System to Blame? Anxiety type symptoms are common in chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), fibromyalgia, Gulf War Ilness (GWI), … Continue reading

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Autonomic dysfunction found in brainstem vasomotor centre in CFS

Research abstract: Autonomic changes are often associated with the chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), but their pathogenetic role is unclear and brain imaging investigations are lacking. The vasomotor centre and, through it, nuclei in the midbrain and hypothalamus play a key … Continue reading

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