Tag Archives: C-reactive protein

Clinical symptoms & markers of disease mechanisms in adolescent chronic fatigue following Epstein-Barr virus infection

Clinical symptoms and markers of disease mechanisms in adolescent chronic fatigue following Epstein-Barr virus infection: an exploratory cross-sectional study, by Miriam Skjerven Kristiansen, Julie Stabursvik, Elise Catriona O’Leary, Maria Pedersen, Tarjei Tørre Asprusten, Truls Leegaard, Liv Toril Osnes, Trygve Tjade, … Continue reading

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C-Reactive protein response in patients with Post-Treatment Lyme Disease symptoms versus those with ME/CFS

Research letter: C-Reactive Protein Response in Patients With Post-Treatment Lyme Disease Symptoms Versus Those With Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, by Melanie Uhde, Alyssa Indart, Brian A Fallon, Gary P Wormser, Adriana R Marques, Suzanne D Vernon, and Armin Alaedini in Clinical Infectious diseases, 2018;XX(00):2–2 To the Editor—There is substantial overlap in symptoms, … Continue reading

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Two radically different immune subsets in ME/CFS?

Health rising blog post, Cort Johnson, 15 July 2017: Early Results Suggest Two Radically Different Immune Subsets Present in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) Subsets, Subsets, Subsets Everyone with ME/CFS who’s been around a bit must ask themselves at some point, … Continue reading

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How to reduce antibiotic prescriptions by better testing

A new report details the most effective and efficient ways to implement point of care (POC) C-reactive protein (CRP) testing to reduce antibiotic prescriptions and to save the NHS millions. A multidisciplinary panel of leading experts have called for an effective and … Continue reading

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A possible bio-marker for distinguishing inflammation in IBS

Research abstract: Background: Recent studies demonstrated low-grade inflammation in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). However, these studies have been relatively small and do not enable examination of this factor in different subtypes of IBS and the possibility of confounding … Continue reading

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Low-grade inflammation has a role in the development of fatigue

Abstract  BACKGROUND: Although basic research on neuroimmune interactions suggests that inflammatory processes may play a role in the development of fatigue, population-based evidence on this association is limited. This study examined whether plasma C-reactive protein (CRP) and interleukin-6 (IL-6), biomarkers … Continue reading

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Probiotic can reduce pro-inflammatory cytokines in ME/CFS

Research abstract Certain therapeutic microbes, including Bifidobacteria infantis (B. infantis) 35624 exert beneficial immunoregulatory effects by mimicking commensal-immune interactions; however, the value of these effects in patients with non-gastrointestinal inflammatory conditions remains unclear. Method: In this study, we assessed the … Continue reading

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