Tag Archives: Institute of Medicine

Solving the ME/CFS criteria & name conundrum: the aftermath of IOM

Solving the ME/CFS criteria and name conundrum: The aftermath of IOM, by Leonard A Jason, Madeline Johnson in Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health & Behavior, 28 Apr 2020   Article abstract: In 2015, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) proposed a new name … Continue reading

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Minireview for CFS & its medical attention recently

Minireview for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and its medical attention recently, by Chang-Gue Son in J Korean Med. 2019;40(4):84-90 [http://dx.doi.org/10.13048/jkm.19043]   Review abstract: Objectives: Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a debilitating illness impairing seriously quality of life, while CFS would be … Continue reading

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Differential diagnosis between “chronic fatigue” and “chronic fatigue syndrome”

Differential diagnosis between “chronic fatigue” and “chronic fatigue syndrome”, by Chang-GueSon in Integrative Medicine Research, Volume 8, Issue 2, June 2019, Pages 89-91 [https://doi.org/10.1016/j.imr.2019.04.005] Commentary: Fatigue is a common complaint experienced by most of subjects during lifetime, which affects approximately … Continue reading

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Dr Unger says ‘CFS: It’s real, and we can do better’

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: It’s Real, and We Can Do Better In a Medscape blog post Dr Elizabeth Unger from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) talks in a 5 minute video for healthcare professionals about the CDC’s … Continue reading

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A comparison of case definitions for ME & CFS

Research abstract: A Comparison of Case Definitions for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, by Madison Sunnquist, Leonard A Jason, P Nehrke, Ellken M Goudsmit in Chronic Dis Manag. 2017;2(2). pii: 1013. Epub 2017 May 21 Many professionals have described the … Continue reading

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Is SEID comparable to research case definitions of CFS?

Two groups of American researchers debate the appropriateness of using case definitions for research purposes. Article abstract: Mistaken conclusions about systemic exercise intolerance disease being comparable to research case definitions of CFS: a rebuttal to Chu et al., by Leonard A. Jason, Madison Sunnquist, Kristen … Continue reading

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New York Times: Getting it wrong on CFS

New York Times article, by Julie Rehmeyer and David Tuller, 18 March 2017: Getting It wrong on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome What are some of the treatment regimens that sufferers of chronic fatigue syndrome should follow? Many major medical organizations cite … Continue reading

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NICE takes a dim view of foreign work on ME/CFS

ME Association news blog post, 24 October 2016: NICE takes a dim view of foreign work on ME/CFS – Robin Ellis Freedom of Information request The main supplier of England’s drugs and treatment guidelines, the National Institute for Health and Clinical … Continue reading

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The Guardian asks: Is CFS finally being taken seriously?

Guardian article: Is chronic fatigue syndrome finally being taken seriously?, by David Cox, 4 April 2016 Once dismissed by many doctors as a psychological illness, new research suggests CFS has its roots in infection – and there is hope of successful … 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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