Tag Archives: Prof Leonard Jason

Research: Alcohol intolerance & ME/CFS

Alcohol intolerance and myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome   Using questionnaires and statistical analysis Jason & Machiuch found that people with ME/CFS are more likely to experience alcohol intolerance. Those with alcohol intolerance had more symptoms, including orthostatic intolerance. Alcohol intolerance … Continue reading

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Research: Adults with ME/CFS report high rates of youth symptoms

Adults recall childhood experience of ME/CFS   Prof Leonard Jason’s team in Chicago surveyed 617 adults and found a surprisingly high number (43%) had begun feeling ill while adolescents. They analysed their symptoms and experiences and found common themes, which … Continue reading

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Research: Symptom-based clusters (sub-groups) in ME/CFS

Finding sub-groups in ME/CFS   Prof Leonard Jason worked with Dutch researchers to identify sub-groups of ME/CFS patients by symptom clusters. They used Leonard’s DePaul Symptom Questionnaire and data analysis software SOM. 45 subgroups were identified, some small. The researchers … Continue reading

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Research: ME/CFS & PEM found in many with Long COVID

ME/CFS and Post-Exertional Malaise among patients with long COVID   Prof Leonard Jason and Joseph Dorri found 58% of 465 long COVID patients met the criteria for ME/CFS, confirming the findings of previous research.   Research abstract: This study sought … Continue reading

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Research: Are there differences in symptoms among black & white patients with ME/CFS

Differences in symptoms among black and white patients with ME/CFS   American researchers Prof Leonard Jason and Chelsea Torres found comparable ME/CFS symptoms in a small study comparing Black and White patients, although in the control groups (i.e. people who … Continue reading

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Research review: Mindfulness meditation interventions for long COVID & ME/CFS

Mindfulness meditation – a useful intervention for long COVID & ME/CFS   Prof Leonard Jason and Dr Nicole Porter have explored the research into mindfulness meditation to find out if it can help people with post viral conditions like long … Continue reading

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The role of mental health practitioners for Long COVID & ME/CFS

A new challenge: mental health practitioners can learn from ME/CFS when supporting the long-term effects of COVID-19   A research paper from a team of researchers including Prof Leonard Jason and Dr Nina Muirhead believes that: Mental Health Practitioners (MHPs) … Continue reading

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Research: Orthostatic Intolerance & neurocognitive impairment overlap in ME/CFS

Orthostatic Intolerance & neurocognitive impairment overlap in ME/CFS   Prof Jason Leonard and US colleagues investigated the relationship between Orthostatic Intolerance and neurocognitive impairment in ME/CFS Orthostatic intolerance (OI) is the development of symptoms when standing upright that are relieved … Continue reading

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Research: Predictors for developing severe ME/CFS following infectious Mononucleosis

Predictors for developing severe Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome following infectious Mononucleosis, by Leonard A Jason, Joseph Cotler, Mohammed F Islam, Jacob Furst, Ben Z Katz in Journal of Rehabilitation Therapy, 2022;4(1):1-5, February 21, 2022   Research abstract: Background: About 10% … Continue reading

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Evaluating case diagnostic criteria for ME/CFS

Evaluating case diagnostic criteria for myalgic encephalomyelitis/ chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS): toward an empirical case definition, by Karl E Conroy, Mohammed F Islam, Leonard A Jason in┬áDisability and Rehabilitation,┬áMar 2, p 1-8 2022 [doi.org/10.1080/09638288.2022.2043462]   Implications for rehabilitation ME/CFS is … Continue reading

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