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Symptom frequency & development of a generic functional disorder symptom scale suitable for use in studies of patients with IBS, FMS, or CFS

Symptom frequency and development of a generic functional disorder symptom scale suitable for use in studies of patients with irritable bowel syndrome, fibromyalgia syndrome or chronic fatigue syndrome, by Michael E Hyland, Alison M Bacon, Joseph W Lanario, Anthony F … Continue reading

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Pathological mechanisms underlying ME/CFS

Pathological mechanisms underlying Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, by Daniel Missailidis, Sarah Annesley, Paul Fisher in Preprints  [Published  online: 16 July 2019] doi: 10.20944/preprints201907.0196.v1   Review abstract The underlying molecular basis of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) is not well understood. … Continue reading

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ME, CFS & chronic fatigue: three distinct entities requiring complete different approaches

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and Chronic Fatigue: three distinct entities requiring complete different approaches, by Frank NM Twisk in Current Rheumatology Reports June 2019, 21:27 [https://doi.org/10.1007/s11926-019-0823-z]   Letter abstract: Purpose of Review: A recent review implicates that myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), … Continue reading

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Varied presentation of ME/CFS & the needs for classification & clinician education: a case series

Varied presentation of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and the needs for classification and clinician education: a case series, by Eva Martín-Martínez, & Mercedes Martín-Martínez in Clinical Therapeutics vol 41, issue 4, pages 619–624, April 2019 Abstract: Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome … Continue reading

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ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia: definitions, similarities, & differences

ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia: definitions, similarities, and differences, by Benjamin H Natelson in Clinical Therapeutics 2019 Article abstract: This commentary presents a simplified way of making the diagnosis of myalgic encephalomyelitis/ chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) using the 1994 Centers for Disease … Continue reading

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The importance of accurate diagnosis of ME/CFS in children & adolescents: a commentary

The importance of accurate diagnosis of ME/CFS in children and adolescents: a commentary, by Keith J Geraghty and Charles Adeniji in Frontiers in Pediatrics [Preprint December 31, 2018] Article abstract: Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) is a chronic illness that causes … Continue reading

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Association of T & NK cell phenotype with the diagnosis of ME/CFS

Research abstract: Association of T and NK cell phenotype with the diagnosis of myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), by Jose Luis Rivas, Teresa Palencia, Guerau Fernández, Milagros Garcia in Front. Immunol., 09 May 2018 Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) is … Continue reading

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#TimeForUnrestWales – the struggle to get an accurate diagnosis

#TimeForUnrestWales  a campaign for recognition of ME and health equality There is a Health and Social Care crisis for people with ME in Wales, starting with the struggle patients have to find an accurate diagnosis from doctors who understand ME. … Continue reading

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ME, CFS & SEID: three distinct clinical entities?

Article abstract: Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and Systemic Exertion Intolerance Disease: Three Distinct Clinical Entities, by Frank N M Twisk in Open Access Challenges 2018, 9(1), 19 [Published: 13 April 2018] Many researchers consider chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) to be a synonym … Continue reading

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Dr Byron Hyde and ‘the terrible tale of Amy Brown’

Amy Brown is the pseudonym of an English child whose story is recounted by Dr Byron Hyde, a Canadian doctor who has been actively researching and treating people with ME for decades. Dr Hyde describes the years 9 year old ‘Amy’ spent … Continue reading

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