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Selection bias & disease misclassification undermine the validity of ME/CFS studies

Research abstract: Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome has been a controversial diagnosis, resulting in tensions between patients and professionals providing them with care. A major constraint limiting progress has been the lack of a ‘gold standard’ for diagnosis; with a number … Continue reading

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ME Association challenges Pulse Learning’s classification of ME/CFS as a mental health disorder

ME Association blog post, by Dr Charles Shepherd, 21 August 2016: ME Association challenges Pulse Learning’s classification of ME/CFS as a mental health disorder  The ME Association has today asked the medical education website Pulse Learning to remove Chronic Fatigue … Continue reading

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NICE corrects classification of CFS/ME

From Tymes Trust: Tyme Trust discovered over the parliamentary recess that NICE had listed the CFS/ME Guideline under mental health. We immediately alerted Patron the Countess of Mar, of whose Forward-ME  group we are a member. NICE’s listing could already have … Continue reading

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A strategy for defining and distinguishing ME & CFS

 Abstract The symptom spectrum of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) was first detailed in 1959 and later operationalised into a diagnostic protocol (Melvin Ramsey). In 1988 the Holmes case definition coined the term chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). Fukuda’s Centers for Disease Control … Continue reading

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