Tag Archives: IBS

From IBS to ME – the dysbiotic march hypothesis

From IBS to ME – The dysbiotic march hypothesis, by Arnold Berstad, Olav Hauso, Ketil Berstad, Johanna ER Berstad in Medical Hypotheses Vol 140, July 2020, 109648 [https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mehy.2020.109648]   Research abstract: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is often associated with other … Continue reading

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The effect of comorbid medical & psychiatric diagnoses on CFS

The effect of comorbid medical and psychiatric diagnoses on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, by Benjamin H Natelson, Jin-Mann S Lin, Gudrun Lange, Sarah Khan, Aaron Stegner & Elizabeth R Unger in Annals of Medicine, published online: 23 Oct 2019 [https://doi.org/10.1080/07853890.2019.1683601]   … Continue reading

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Faecal Microbiome Transplantation (FMT) a promising treatment for CFS with IBS

A retrospective outcome study of 42 patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, 30 of whom had Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Half were treated with oral approaches, and half were treated with faecal microbiome transplantation, by JN Kenyon, Shelly Coe, Hooshang Izadi in Human … Continue reading

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Predictors of new onsets of IBS, CFS & FM: the lifelines study

Predictors of new onsets of Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia: The Lifelines study, by Rei Monden, Judith G Rosmalen, Klaas Wardenaar,  Francis Creed, Manuscript Number: THELANCET-D-19-04796 (July 26, 2019). at SSRN:   Research abstract: Background: It is unclear … Continue reading

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A psychiatrist’s perspective: Medically unexplained syndromes: IBS, FM & CFS

Article abstract: Medically unexplained syndromes: irritable bowel syndrome, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue, by Jason Luty in BJPsych Advances [Published online: 6 June 2018] This is a review of three of the more common medically unexplained syndromes that present for treatment to liaison … Continue reading

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A systematic review of probiotic interventions for gastrointestinal symptoms & IBS in CFS/ME

Research abstract: A Systematic Review of Probiotic Interventions for Gastrointestinal Symptoms and Irritable Bowel Syndrome in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) by Matthew Corbitt, N Campagnolo, D Staines, S Marshall-Gradisnik in Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins, 2018 pp 1–12 Gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms … Continue reading

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Eukaryotes in the gut microbiota in ME/CFS

Research abstract: Eukaryotes in the gut microbiota in myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome, by Alexandra H. Mandarano, Ludovic Giloteaux, Betsy A. Keller, Susan M. Levine, Maureen R. Hanson in  PeerJ 6:e4282 [January 22, 2018] Patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) … Continue reading

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Even “minor” infections can cause ME/CFS

Simmaron Research blog post, by Cort Johnson, 5 July 2017: Even “Minor” Infections Can Cause Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) Giardia hasn’t historically ranked high as a potential cause of chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). Some anecdotal reports suggest that a Giardia outbreak may … Continue reading

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ME/CFS linked to imbalanced microbiome

Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health Press release, 26 April 2017: Chronic fatigue syndrome linked to imbalanced microbiome Scientists identify abnormal levels of specific gut bacteria in individuals with chronic fatigue syndrome, including those with and without co-morbid IBS … Continue reading

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Dr Bested’s experience of treating gut symptoms in ME/CFS

Altered Gut Microbiome in ME/CFS, by Alison C Bested, October 2016 In 2007 as a doctor specialized in treating patients with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME)/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), I was curious to see if there was a relationship of the … Continue reading

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