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Diagnosis & symptoms of CFS/ME in children in Norway

Research abstract: Background: Chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) is a complex condition. Causal factors are not established, although underlying psychological or immunological susceptibility has been proposed. We studied primary care diagnoses for children with CFS/ME, with children with another hospital … Continue reading

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2 in 5 CFS/ME diagnoses are wrong in Australia

ME Australia blog post, by Sasha Nimmo, 26 May 2016: Australia: 2 in 5 CFS/ME diagnoses wrong Around 38% of Australians diagnosed with CFS/ME do not meet the Fukuda chronic fatigue syndrome definition (CFS) or the International Consensus Criteria for … Continue reading

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Dr Neil Harrison videos for patients on the brain & inflammation in ME

Seven webinars of Dr Neil Harrison have been broadcast by the Dutch group ME/cvs Vereniging: 75, Mar 8, 2016: Me & ME: type of research, Models of inflammation, How does this relate to ME? 76, Mar 22 2016: ME & fatigue: How do you measure … Continue reading

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Evaluation of a Norwegian approach to investigating suspected CFS/ME

Article introduction: BACKGROUND: Chronic fatigue is a frequently occurring problem in both the primary and specialist health services. The Department of Neurology at Haukeland University Hospital has established a standard assessment for patients referred with suspected CFS/ME. This study reports … Continue reading

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Can ME/CFS be diagnosed in young children?

Dr David S Bell, eminent American paediatrician, talks about the difficulty of diagnosing ME/CFS in children. Excerpt from: ME/CFS in children Diagnosis in Children For the most part ME/CFS can only be diagnosed in adolescents and older individuals. Children below … Continue reading

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Canadian evidence-based ME/CFS diagnosis and management

Article abstract: This review was written from the viewpoint of the treating clinician to educate health care professionals and the public about Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS). It includes: the clinical definition of ME/CFS with emphasis on how to diagnose ME/CFS; … Continue reading

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CFS/ME diagnosis in Norway

Research abstract: BACKGROUND Chronic fatigue is a frequently occurring problem in both the primary and specialist health services. The Department of Neurology at Haukeland University Hospital has established a standard assessment for patients referred with suspected CFS/ME. This study reports … Continue reading

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Replacing ME and CFS with SEID is not the way forward

Abstract of discussion paper: Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), described in the medical literature since 1938, is characterized by distinctive muscular symptoms, neurological symptoms, and signs of circulatory impairment. The only mandatory feature of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), introduced in 1988 and redefined … 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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ME: symptoms & biomarkers

Review abstract: Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) continues to cause significant morbidity worldwide with an estimated one million cases in the United States. Hurdles to establishing consensus to achieve accurate evaluation of patients with ME continue, fueled by poor agreement about case definitions, slow progress … Continue reading

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