Tag Archives: Prof Jo Nijs

Assessing CFS: self-reported physical functioning & correlations with physical testing

Assessing chronic fatigue syndrome: Self-reported physical functioning and correlations with physical testing, by  Jan Eyskens, Jela Illegems, Luc De Nil, Jo Nijs, Jarl K Kampen, Greta Moorkens in Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies Vol 23, No. 3, Jul 2019, … Continue reading

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Relationship between exercise-induced Oxidative Stress changes & parasympathetic activity in CFS

Relationship between exercise-induced Oxidative Stress changes and parasympathetic activity in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: an observational study in patients and healthy subjects, by Andrea Polli, Jessica Van Zosterwijck, Jo Nijs, Uros Marusic, Inge De Wandele, Lorna Paul, Mira Meeus, Greta Moorkens, Luc … Continue reading

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Relationship between exercise-induced oxidative stress changes & parasympathetic activity in CFS

Relationship between exercise-induced oxidative stress changes and parasympathetic activity in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: an observational study in patients and healthy subjects, by Andrea Polli, Jessica Van Oosterwijck, Jo Nijs, Uros Marusic, Inge De Wandele, Lorna Paul, Mira Meeus , Greta … Continue reading

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Exercise-induce hyperalgesia, complement system & elastase activation in ME/CFS

Exercise-induce hyperalgesia, complement system and elastase activation in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – a secondary analysis of experimental comparative studies, by Andrea Polli, Jessica Van Oosterwijck, Mira Meeus, Luc Lambrecht,  Jo Nijs, Kelly Ickmans in Scandinavian Journal of Pain [Published Online: 2018-10-16] Research abstract: Background and aims: … Continue reading

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Cerebral blood flow and heart rate variability in CFS

Cerebral blood flow and heart rate variability in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: a randomized cross-over study, by Anneleen Malfliet, Roselien Pas, Raf Brouns, Joris De Win, Samar M Hatem, Mira Meeus, Kelly Ickmans, Robbert-Jan van Hooff, and Jo Nijs in heart 2018; 21:E13-E24 BACKGROUND: Pain, fatigue, and concentration difficulties … Continue reading

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Glial cell inhibitors: the next sleep drugs for FM and ME/CFS?

Health Rising blog post, by Cort Johnson, 15 September: Glial Cell Inhibitors: The Next Sleep Drugs for Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)?   Glia: The Forgotten Brain Cell Sleep disturbances and severe stress as glial activators: key targets for … Continue reading

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Endogenous pain facilitation rather than inhibition differs between people with CFS, MS, and controls

Research abstract: Endogenous pain facilitation rather than inhibition differs between people with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Multiple Sclerosis, and controls: An observational study, by Simon M. Collin, Jo Nijs, Mira Meeus, Andrea Polli, Barbara Willekens, Kelly Ickmans in Pain Physician, May 2017, Volume 20, Issue … Continue reading

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The role of autonomic function in exercise-induced analgesia in ME/CFS

Research abstract: The Role of Autonomic Function in Exercise-induced Endogenous Analgesia: A Case-control Study in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Healthy People by Jo Nijs, Lieven Danneels, Luc Lambrecht, Greta Moorkens, Mira Meeus, Lorna Paul, Jessica Van Oosterwijck, Uros Marusic, and Inge De Wandele in Pain Physician 2017; … Continue reading

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Kinesiophobia and maladaptive coping strategies prevent improvement in pain

Research abstract: Many patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and/or fibromyalgia (FM) have no understanding of their condition, leading to maladaptive pain cognitions and coping strategies. These should be tackled during therapy, e.g. by providing pain neurophysiology education (PNE). Although … Continue reading

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UK CFS/ME Research Collaborative conference videos

UK CFS/M.E. Research Collaborative Science Conference videos [from ActionFor M.E., published Oct 13 & 19, 2015] Day One, Part 1 Featuring presentations by Prof Stephen Holgate, Prof Jose Montoya, Prof Andreas Finkelmeyer, and Prof Whitney General. Day One, Part Two  Featuring presentations … Continue reading

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