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Patients with FM & CFS show increased hsCRP compared to healthy controls

Patients with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome show increased hsCRP compared to healthy controls, by Nina Groven, Egil A Fors, Solveig KlæboReitan, in Brain, Behavior, and Immunity [Available online 7 June 2019] https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbi.2019.06.010 Highlights CFS/ME and Fibromyalgia share common features of … Continue reading

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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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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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