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The evidence base for physiotherapy in ME/CFS

The evidence base for physiotherapy in myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome when considering post-exertional malaise: a systematic review and narrative synthesis, by Marjon E A Wormgoor & Sanne C Rodenburg in Journal of Translational Medicine vol 19, Article no: 1 (2021) … Continue reading

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Bias caused by reliance on patient-reported outcome measures in non-blinded randomized trials

Bias caused by reliance on patient-reported outcome measures in non-blinded randomized trials: an in-depth look at exercise therapy for chronic fatigue syndrome by Michiel Tack, David M Tuller & Caroline Struthers in Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health & Behavior Vol 8, 2020 … Continue reading

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NICE draft ME/CFS guideline recommends energy management, rest & physical maintenance

NICE draft ME/CFS guideline: energy management, rest & physical maintenance   The draft NICE guideline is open for consultation until December 22nd 2020. Contact the helpline or use the contact form on this website with your comments for inclusion in … Continue reading

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NICE draft ME/CFS guideline says NO to graded exercise therapy (GET) cure!

NICE draft ME/CFS guideline now out for consultation   The draft of the revised NICE guideline has been published on November 10th 2020. It will be open for consultation until December 22nd. As a stakeholder WAMES will be responding to … Continue reading

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Graded Exercise Therapy doesn’t restore the ability to work in ME/CFS. Rethinking of a Cochrane Review

Graded Exercise Therapy doesn’t restore the ability to work in ME/CFS. Rethinking of a Cochrane review, by Mark Vink, Friso Vink-Niese in Work vol. 66, no. 2, pp. 283-308, 20 July 2020 [doi:10.3233/WOR-203174]   Research abstract: Background: Cochrane recently amended its … Continue reading

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Severe ME in children

Severe ME in children, by Nigel Speight in Healthcare Vol 8, #3 p 211, July 14, 2020 [This article belongs to the Special Issue ME/CFS]   Guideline abstract  current problem regarding Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) is the large … Continue reading

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NICE Statement about graded exercise therapy in the context of COVID-19

Statement about graded exercise therapy in the context of COVID-19   NICE is aware of concerns about graded exercise therapy (GET) for people who are recovering from COVID-19. NICE’s guideline on ME/CFS (CG53) was published in 2007, many years before … Continue reading

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The concept of ‘illness without disease’ impedes understanding of CFS: a response to Sharpe & Greco

The concept of ‘illness without disease’ impedes understanding of chronic fatigue syndrome: a response to Sharpe and Greco, by Steven Lubet, David Tuller in BMJ Medical Humanities. Published Online First: 01 June 2020. [doi: 10.1136/medhum-2019-011807]   Article abstract: In a … Continue reading

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Rethinking the standard of care for ME/CFS

Rethinking the standard of care for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, by Fred Friedberg, Madison Sunnquist, Luis Nacul in Journal of General Internal Medicine, Published online: 21 October 2019 [doi.org/10.1007/s11606-019-05375-y ]   Article abstract: For over two decades, the standard of … Continue reading

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Revised Cochrane review of exercise treatments for CFS

WAMES statement: The revised Cochrane review on exercise therapy for ME & CFS has taken positive steps to acknowledge the limitations of the research into exercise therapy that they previously promoted, and especially the lack of research into potential harms.  … Continue reading

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