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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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Video lecture on clinical case definitions by Prof Jason

Youtube video published 17 March 2017: Leonard Jason’s Presentation on Case Definitions to European Network The issue of research and clinical case definitions were discussed in this 30 min March 2-017 talk, and then the European scientists asked questions for the remaining 30 … Continue reading

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Standard research criteria would aid ME/CFS research

Research abstract: Background: The Institute of Medicine (IOM) recently developed clinical criteria for what had been known as chronic fatigue syndrome. Given the broad nature of the clinical IOM criteria, there is a need for a research definition that would … Continue reading

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Differing case definitions point to the need for an accurate diagnosis of ME/CFS

Research article: Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) is characterised by unexplained and persistent or recurrent incapacitating fatigue accompanied by a variety of symptoms and substantial reductions in previous levels of occupational, educational, social and/or personal activity [1,2]. Given the absence … Continue reading

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Developing case definitions for ME and CFS using practical experience and consensus

Research abstract: Background: There has been considerable controversy regarding how to name and define the illnesses known as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). The Institute of Medicine (IOM) report has proposed new clinical criteria and a new name for this … Continue reading

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Issues in estimating rates of paediatric CFS & ME

Research abstract: Background: There is a need to examine the prevalence of pediatric chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) in the general community, as well as the relative frequency of CFS and ME among various groups (e.g., different … Continue reading

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4 key characteristics of ME identified in 3 countries

Research abstract: The present study attempted to identify critical symptom domains of individuals with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). Using patient and control samples collected in the United States, Great Britain, and Norway, exploratory factor analysis (EFA) was … Continue reading

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Neuro-inflammatory and oxidative fatigue (NIOF) – new case definition of ME

Research abstract: BACKGROUND: Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) or Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) is characterized by neuro-psychiatric (e.g. depression, irritability, sleep disorders, autonomic symptoms and neurocognitive defects) and physio-somatic (fatigue, a flu-like malaise, hyperalgesia, irritable bowel, muscle pain and tension) symptoms. New … Continue reading

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The need to list exclusionary illnesses for SEID

Research abstract: The Institute of Medicine recently proposed a new case definition for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), as well as a new name, Systemic Exertion Intolerance Disease (SEID). Contrary to the Fukuda et al.’s CFS case definition, there are few … Continue reading

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Diagnostic methods for ME/CFS: a review

Research abstract: Background: The diagnosis of myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME)/chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is based on clinical criteria, yet there has been no consensus regarding which set of criteria best identifies patients with the condition. The Institute of Medicine has recently … Continue reading

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