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The effect of curcumin in patients with CFS/ME

The effect of curcumin in patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis disparate responses in different disease severities, by C (Linda) MC van Campen and Frans C Visser in Pharmacovigil and Pharmacoepi  Vol 2 Issue 1, pages 6, Nov 19, 2019 … Continue reading

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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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Operationalizing substantial reduction in functioning among young adults with CFS

Research abstract: Operationalizing Substantial Reduction in Functioning Among Young Adults with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, by Kristen D. Gleason, Jamie Stoothoff, Damani McClellan, Sttephanie McManimen, Taylor Thorpe, Ben Z. Katz, Leonard A. Jason in International Journal of Behavioral Medicine 2018 pp1-8 [Published online 5 June 2018] Purpose: Chronic fatigue syndrome and myalgic … Continue reading

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A better way to measure ME/CFS experience is needed

Research abstract: PURPOSE: Debilitating fatigue is a core symptom of myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS); however, the utility of patient-reported symptom outcome measures of fatigue for ME/CFS patients is problematic due to ceiling effects and issues with reliability and validity. … Continue reading

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Assessing reduction in activity levels in ME/CFS

Research abstract: Background: Myalgic encephalomyelitis and chronic fatigue syndrome have case definitions with varying criteria, but almost all criteria require an individual to have a substantial reduction in activity level. Unfortunately, a consensus has not been reached regarding what constitutes substantial … Continue reading

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Measuring substantial reductions in activity

Research abstract The case definitions for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), ME, and CFS each include a disability criterion requiring substantial reductions in activity in order to meet diagnostic criteria. Difficulties have been encountered in defining and operationalizing the substantial … Continue reading

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Low-grade inflammation has a role in the development of fatigue

Abstract  BACKGROUND: Although basic research on neuroimmune interactions suggests that inflammatory processes may play a role in the development of fatigue, population-based evidence on this association is limited. This study examined whether plasma C-reactive protein (CRP) and interleukin-6 (IL-6), biomarkers … Continue reading

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A review of PROMS for CFS/ME

Patient-Reported Outcome Measures (PROMS) are questionnaires that researchers and clinicians ask patients to complete to assess the value of a treatment. The limitation of these measures were highlighted in 2011 by critics of the PACE trial. Researchers from England have reviewed … Continue reading

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