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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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Key issues for understanding ME, biological markers & diagnostic criteria

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, fuelled by poor agreement about case definitions, … Continue reading

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Accurate diagnosis of ME and CFS based on objective test methods for characteristic symptoms

Article abstract: Although myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) are considered to be synonymous, the definitional criteria for ME and CFS define two distinct, partially overlapping, clinical entities. ME, whether defined by the original criteria or by the … Continue reading

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Diagnostic methods for ME/CFS: a review

Research abstract: Background: The diagnosis of myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME)/chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is based on clinical criteria, yet there has been no consensus regarding which set of criteria best identifies patients with the condition. The Institute of Medicine has recently … Continue reading

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Autoimmune/inflammatory syndrome induced by adjuvants

Research abstract: In 1964, Miyoshi reported a series of patients with diverse symptoms after receiving treatment with silicone or paraffin fillers. Miyoshi named this condition ‘human adjuvant disease’. Since then, the literature has been flooded with case reports and case … Continue reading

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Video presentation of Alan Light’s gene expression research

“Using Gene Expression to Objectively Subset & Diagnose FM, CFS and Depression”  Published on Dec 18, 2014 Alan Light, PhD gave this presentation during OFFER’s 2014 Healthcare Provider Conference. In this study, they looked at 46 genes [using the leukocytes] … Continue reading

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An evaluation of fatigue management workshops for Occupational Health professionals

Research abstract & comment by Tom Kindlon: Disabling fatigue is common in the working age population. It is essential that occupational health (OH) professionals are up-to-date with the management of fatigue in order to reduce the impact of fatigue on … Continue reading

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