Tag Archives: WHO

Preliminary ICF core set for patients with ME/CFS in rehabilitation medicine

Preliminary ICF core set for patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome in rehabilitation medicine, by Indre Bileviciute-Ljungar, Marie-Louise Schult, Kristian Borg, Jan Ekholm in J Rehabil Med 2020; 52: jrm0000X [DOI:10.2340/16501977-2697]   Lay Abstract: Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) is … Continue reading

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ME & CFS – no longer classified as ‘Bodily Distress Disorder’ (BDD)

ME & CFS – no longer classified as a ‘Bodily Distress Disorder’ (BDD) by the WHO   The World Health Organisation (WHO) have finally accepted that Postviral fatigue syndrome (PVFS) (8E49), Chronic fatigue syndrome (8E49), and Benign myalgic encephalomyelitis (8E49) are … Continue reading

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Biotransformation profiles from a cohort of chronic fatigue women in response to a hepatic detoxification challenge

Biotransformation profiles from a cohort of chronic fatigue women in response to a hepatic detoxification challenge, by Elardus Erasmus, Francois E Steffens, Mari van Reenen, B Chris Vorster, Carolus J Reinecke in  PLoS ONE 14 (5) May 2019 [https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0216298]   … Continue reading

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IAFME sends an ‘agenda for change’ for ME to the WHO

IAFME contacts the WHO about ME The International Alliance for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (IAFME) has produced a trans-national consensus document covering Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E.). Recognition, research and respect: An agenda for change in M.E. has the support of over 60 clinicians, researchers, … Continue reading

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WAMES supports IAME letter to the WHO requesting urgent action on ME

International Alliance for ME writes letter to the WHO WAMES has co-signed a letter from the International Alliance for ME to the Director General of the World Health Organisation, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus The aim is to persuade the WHO and … Continue reading

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WAMES supports proposal to continue classifying ME as neurological

WAMES supports proposal to classify ME as neurological WAMES has submitted our comment on a proposal for the revision of the World Health Organisation’s International Classification of Diseases (ICD): The Welsh Association of ME & CFS Support (WAMES) supports the proposal … Continue reading

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Help secure the World Health Organisation’s classification of ME & CFS

ME action blog post: Help secure the World Health Organisation’s classification of ME & CFS Important call to action! We need all hands on deck for a simple, but important task. The World Health Organisation (WHO) is reviewing its International … Continue reading

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Bodily distress syndrome – the latest ‘term’ for CFS, FM, IBS etc.

Mail online article, by Roger Dobson, 20 March 2017:  Why doctors can no longer dismiss symptoms as ‘all in the mind’: Experts reveal medically unexplained conditions can still have a physical cause In as many one fifth of cases, doctors … Continue reading

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New draft version of WHO classification of disease due April 2017

Parliamentary written question & answer: Neurology: Written question – HL5683 asked by The Countess of Mar on 27 February 2017 The Countess of Mar, who chairs the Forward-ME Group of ME/CFS charities, tabled this written question on February 27: “To ask … Continue reading

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ME classified as a medically unexplained mental health issue by GPs & psychiatrists

The Joint Commissioning Panel for Mental Health has published: Guidance for commissioners of services for people with medically unexplained symptoms The term Medically Unexplained Symptoms (MUS) refers to persistent bodily complaints for which adequate examination does not reveal sufficient explanatory … Continue reading

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