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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 SM Collin, T Norris, P Gringras, PS Blair, K Tilling, E Crawley in Sleep Med. 2018 Jun;46:26-36. OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: Sleep abnormalities are characteristic of … 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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Natural course of chronic disabling fatigue in adolescents

Research abstract Objective:   Little is known about persistence of or recovery from chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) in adolescents. Previous studies have small sample sizes, short follow-up or have focused on fatigue rather than CFS/ME or, equivalently, chronic fatigue, which … Continue reading

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CFS and chronic widespread pain in adolescence

Research highlights: 14.6% of adolescents with CFS also experienced chronic widespread pain Females twice as likely to have CFS or CWP Exclusive CFS (vs non-CFS) was associated with higher levels of reported pain and greater effect of pain This association … Continue reading

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Obesity in adolescents with CFS

Research abstract: Objective: Identify the prevalence of obesity in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) compared with healthy adolescents, and those identified with CFS in a population cohort. Design: Cross-sectional analysis of multiple imputed data. Setting: Data from UK paediatric CFS/myalgic encephalomyelitis … Continue reading

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Chronic fatigue affects 1.9% of 16 year olds & is more common with family adversity

Research abstract: BACKGROUND: In the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC) birth cohort, chronic disabling fatigue lasting ≥6 months affected 1.3% of 13-year-olds, was equally common in boys and girls, and became more prevalent with increasing family adversity. … Continue reading

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