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Severity scales in CFS/ME

Research abstract Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) is a physical and cognitive disabling illness, characterised by severe fatigue and a range of physiological symptoms that primarily affects women. The immense variation in clinical presentation suggests differences in severity based on … Continue reading

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Neuropsychological impairment in women with CFS

Abstract This study examines neuropsychological impairments associated with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and explores their association with related clinical factors. Sixty-eight women with CFS were assessed with a neuropsychological battery. Raw scores were adjusted for age and gender and were … Continue reading

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Natural killer cells in severe CFS

Abstract Maintenance of health and physiological homeostasis is a synergistic process involving tight regulation of proteins, transcription factors and other molecular processes. The immune system consists of innate and adaptive immune cells that are required to sustain immunity. The presence … Continue reading

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Review of biomarkers in CFS

Abstract Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) remains an incompletely characterized illness, in part due to controversy regarding its definition, biological basis, and diagnosis. Biomarkers are objective measures that may lead to improvements in our understanding of CFS by providing a more … Continue reading

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Important to distinguish ME (with Post-exertional malaise) from CFS

Abstract Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) was identified as a new clinical entity in 1959 and has been acknowledged as a disease of the central nervous system/neurological disease by the World Health Organisation since 1969. Cognitive impairment, (muscle) weakness, circulatory disturbances, marked … Continue reading

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Videos by ME experts online

Dutch patient group ME/cvs Vereniging has hosted 30+ 3-10 minute talks about various aspects of ME on their Youtube page. Speakers include: Dr Nigel Speight (WAMES advisor); Prof Dr Kenny Meirleir; Prof Dr FC Visser; Dr Meinte Vollema, Dr Charles … Continue reading

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Does the energy envelope theory improve function?

Abstract Objective/Hypothesis: The objective of this study was to examine sub-types of individuals with chronic fatigue syndrome based on variables that are associated with the energy envelope theory and to examine the role of coping strategies in explaining the differences … Continue reading

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