Tag Archives: cognitive dysfunction

Resting-state functional connectivity, cognition& fatigue in response to cognitive exertion: a novel study in adolescents with CFS

Resting-state functional connectivity, cognition, and fatigue in response to cognitive exertion: a novel study in adolescents with chronic fatigue syndrome, by  Elisha K Josev, Charles B Malpas, Marc L Seal, Adam Scheinberg, Lionel Lubitz, Kathy Rowe, Sarah J Knight in … Continue reading

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Impairments in cognitive performance in CFS are common, not related to co-morbid depression but do associate with autonomic dysfunction

Impairments in cognitive performance in chronic fatigue syndrome are common, not related to co-morbid depression but do associate with autonomic dysfunction, by Lucy J Robinson, Peter Gallagher, Stuart Watson, Ruth Pearce, Andreas Finkelmeyer, Laura Maclachlan, Julia L Newton in  PLoS … Continue reading

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A unifying theory for cognitive abnormalities in functional neurological disorders, FM & CFS

A unifying theory for cognitive abnormalities in functional neurological disorders, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome: Systematic review; by Tiago Teodoro, Mark J Edwards, Jeremy D Isaacs in Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry 2018 [Preprint: May 7, 2018] Review abstract: … Continue reading

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Cortical connectivity in CFS and neurocognitive impairment

Research abstract: Small-world network analysis of cortical connectivity in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome using quantitative EEG, by Mark A Zinn, Marcie L Zinn, Leonard A Jason in NeuroRegulation, 4(3–4), 125–137, Dec 2017 The aim of this study was to explore the … Continue reading

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Prevalence of & risk factors for severe cognitive & sleep symptoms in ME/CFS & MS

Research abstract: Prevalence of and risk factors for severe cognitive and sleep symptoms in ME/CFS and MS, by Jain V, Arunkumar A, Kingdon C, Lacerda E, Nacul L in BMC Neurol. 2017 Jun 20;17(1):117 Background: There are considerable phenotypic and … Continue reading

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Neural consequences of PEM in ME/CFS

Research abstract: Highlights: Acute exercise affects symptoms, cognitive performance and brain function in ME/CFS. Symptom provocation by exercise is a useful model to study post-exertion malaise. Objective neurophysiological evidence of the phenomenon of post-exertion malaise. Post exertion malaise is one … Continue reading

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Mild cognitive impairment found to worsen driving skills

New research is showing that even mild cognitive impairments, short of dementia, have the potential to affect driving skills. CBC news blog post, 28 July 2016: Driving and dementia: A delicate balance How to assess the driving fitness of people … Continue reading

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Long-Term Consequences of Cryptosporidium and Giardia Gastroenteritis

Research abstract: Cryptosporidium and Giardia are protozoan intestinal parasites which may present as asymptomatic infections in humans or cause severe and prolonged diarrhea. Studies over the last two decades show an association between these two pathogens, and various sequelae after … Continue reading

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CFS following low-level radiation exposure

2 articles about the effects of low-level radiation are on the National CFIDS Foundation website at Health of Liquidators (Clean-up Workers) 20 Years after the Chernobyl explosion Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is one of the most important consequences of radioecological disaster resulting … Continue reading

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Cognition and ME/CFS

Health Rising’s Cognition Resource hub contains 3 new papers with useful information about cognitive problems in ME. Cognition and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS): Key Findings and Seminal Papers- The what, where and why of the thinking problems found in ME/CFS, by … Continue reading

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