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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231037/energy-envelope-maintenance-among-patients-with-myalgic-encephalomyelitis-and-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-implications-of-limited-energy-reserves
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Kelly O'connor, Madison Sunnquist, Laura Nicholson, Leonard A Jason, Julia L Newton, Elin B Strand
Objective The Energy Envelope Theory of myalgic encephalomyelitis and chronic fatigue syndrome postulates that individuals with myalgic encephalomyelitis and chronic fatigue syndrome may experience some increase in functioning if their level of exertion consistently remains within the limits of their available energy. Findings of several studies support this theory; however, the current study is the first to explore how an individual's initial level of available energy may influence the relation between energy envelope maintenance and level of functioning...
January 1, 2017: Chronic Illness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223146/investigation-of-mast-cell-toll-like-receptor-3-in-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-myalgic-encephalomyelitis-and-systemic-mastocytosis-participants-using-the-novel-application-of-automacs-magnetic-separation-and-flow-cytometry
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Cassandra Balinas, Thao Nguyen, Samantha Johnston, Peter Smith, Donald Staines, Sonya Marshall-Gradisnik
BACKGROUND: Viral infections and hypersensitivities are commonly reported by Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) patients. Mast Cells (MC) uniquely mediate type 1 hypersensitivities and resolve viral infections via toll-like receptor 3 (TLR3). OBJECTIVE: To characterise and compare mast cell progenitors (MCPs) in CFS/ME participants with a known MC disorder, Systemic mastocytosis (SM), and secondly, to investigate the role of MC TLR3 in CFS/ME participants following Polyinosinic:polycytidylic acid (Poly I:C) stimulation...
December 10, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212562/a-randomised-controlled-trial-of-the-monoaminergic-stabiliser-osu6162-in-treatment-of-myalgic-encephalomyelitis-chronic-fatigue-syndrome
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Marie Karin Lena Nilsson, Olof Zachrisson, Carl-Gerhard Gottfries, Michael Matousek, Birgitta Peilot, Sara Forsmark, Robert Christiaan Schuit, Maria Lizzie Carlsson, Angelica Kloberg, Arvid Carlsson
OBJECTIVE: The monoaminergic stabiliser (-)-OSU6162 has in previous studies shown promising effects on mental fatigue after stroke and traumatic brain injury. This study investigated the safety and effectiveness of (-)-OSU6162 in patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome. METHODS: A total of 62 patients were randomly assigned to placebo or (-)-OSU6162. Primary outcomes were assessment on the mental fatigue scale (MFS) and the clinical global impression of change (CGI-C) scale...
December 7, 2017: Acta Neuropsychiatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204592/subtyping-patients-with-myalgic-encephalomyelitis-me-and-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-cfs-by-course-of-illness
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Jamie Stoothoff, Kristen Gleason, Stephanie McManimen, Taylor Thorpe, Leonard A Jason
Past research has subtyped patients with Myalgic Encephalolyelitis (ME) and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) according to factors related to illness onset, illness duration, and age. However, no classification system fully accounts for the wide range of symptom severity, functional disability, progression, and prognosis seen among patients. This study examined whether illness trajectories among individuals with CFS were predictive of different levels of symptomology, functional disability, and energy expenditure...
2017: Journal of biosensors, biomarkers and diagnostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29182007/approaching-recovery-from-myalgic-encephalomyelitis-and-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-challenges-to-consider-in-research-and-practice
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Andrew R Devendorf, Carly T Jackson, Madison Sunnquist, Leonard A Jason
There are unique methodological challenges to studying and assessing recovery in myalgic encephalomyelitis and chronic fatigue syndrome. This study explored these challenges through interviewing 13 physicians who treat myalgic encephalomyelitis and chronic fatigue syndrome. Our deductive thematic analysis produced four themes to consider when approaching recovery: lifespan differences in the illness experience; the heterogeneity of myalgic encephalomyelitis and chronic fatigue syndrome-case definitions, etiological stance, and misdiagnosis; patient follow-up and selection bias; and assessment logistics...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Health Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152994/decreased-connectivity-and-increased-bold-complexity-in-the-default-mode-network-in-individuals-with-chronic-fatigue-syndrome
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Zack Y Shan, Kevin Finegan, Sandeep Bhuta, Timothy Ireland, Donald R Staines, Sonya M Marshall-Gradisnik, Leighton R Barnden
The chronic fatigue syndrome / myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS) is a debilitating disease with unknown pathophysiology and no diagnostic test. This study investigated the default mode network (DMN) in order to understand the pathophysiology of CFS and to identify potential biomarkers. Using functional MRI (fMRI) collected from 72 subjects (45 CFS and 27 controls) with a temporal resolution of 0.798s, we evaluated the default mode network using static functional connectivity (FC), dynamic functional connectivity (DFC) and DFC complexity, blood oxygenation level dependent (BOLD) activation maps and complexity of activity...
November 20, 2017: Brain Connectivity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133321/can-physical-assessment-techniques-aid-diagnosis-in-people-with-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-myalgic-encephalomyelitis-a-diagnostic-accuracy-study
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Lucy Hives, Alice Bradley, Jim Richards, Chris Sutton, James Selfe, Bhaskar Basu, Kerry Maguire, Gail Sumner, Tarek Gaber, Annice Mukherjee, Raymond N Perrin
OBJECTIVE: To assess five physical signs to see whether they can assist in the screening of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) and potentially lead to quicker treatment. METHODS: This was a diagnostic accuracy study with inter-rater agreement assessment. Participants recruited from two National Health Service hospitals, local CFS/ME support groups and the community were examined by three practitioners on the same day in a randomised order...
November 13, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118054/vitamin-d-status-in-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-myalgic-encephalomyelitis-a-cohort-study-from-the-north-west-of-england
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Kate E Earl, Giorgos K Sakellariou, Melanie Sinclair, Manuel Fenech, Fiona Croden, Daniel J Owens, Jonathan Tang, Alastair Miller, Clare Lawton, Louise Dye, Graeme L Close, William D Fraser, Anne McArdle, Michael B J Beadsworth
OBJECTIVE: Severe vitamin D deficiency is a recognised cause of skeletal muscle fatigue and myopathy. The aim of this study was to examine whether chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) is associated with altered circulating vitamin D metabolites. DESIGN: Cohort study. SETTING: UK university hospital, recruiting from April 2014 to April 2015. PARTICIPANTS: Ninety-two patients with CFS/ME and 94 age-matched healthy controls (HCs)...
November 8, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104961/a-comparison-of-case-definitions-for-myalgic-encephalomyelitis-and-chronic-fatigue-syndrome
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Madison Sunnquist, Leonard A Jason, Pamela Nehrke, Ellen M Goudsmit
Many professionals have described the clinical presentation of myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), but recent efforts have focused on the development of ME criteria that can be reliably applied. The current study compared the symptoms and functioning of individuals who met the newly-developed Institute of Medicine (IOM) clinical criteria to a revised version of the London criteria for ME. While 76% of a sample diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) met the IOM criteria, 44% met the revised London criteria...
2017: Journal of chronic diseases and management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062593/clinical-criteria-versus-a-possible-research-case-definition-in-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-myalgic-encephalomyelitis
#10
Leonard A Jason, Stephanie McManimen, Madison Sunnquist, Julia L Newton, Elin Bolle Strand
BACKGROUND: The Institute of Medicine (IOM) recently developed clinical criteria for what had been known as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). Given the broad nature of the clinical IOM criteria, there is a need for a research definition that would select a more homogenous and impaired group of patients than the IOM clinical criteria. At the present time, it is unclear what will serve as the research definition. PURPOSE: The current study focused on a research definition which selected homebound individuals who met the four IOM criteria, excluding medical and psychiatric co-morbidities...
2017: Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043854/the-epigenetic-landscape-of-myalgic-encephalomyelitis-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-deciphering-complex-phenotypes
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Wilfred C de Vega, Patrick O McGowan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2017: Epigenomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982247/defining-and-measuring-recovery-from-myalgic-encephalomyelitis-and-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-the-physician-perspective
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Andrew R Devendorf, Carly T Jackson, Madison Sunnquist, Leonard A Jason
PURPOSE: To inform an operationalised definition of recovery from myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) for research and practice. Without a consensus on defining and measuring recovery, there will continue to be controversy amongst researchers, clinicians, and patients when interpreting treatment outcomes. METHOD: This study explores physicians' views on recovery from ME and CFS. We conducted semi-structured interviews with 10 physician participants who are experts in the ME and CFS field...
October 5, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929634/myalgic-encephalomyelitis-international-consensus-criteria
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921637/to-serve-or-not-to-serve-ethical-and-policy-implications
#14
Leonard A Jason
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) is one of the nation's more influential health-related non-profit organizations. It plays a large role in shaping health policy by commissioning panels to develop "white papers" describing research and recommendations on a variety of health topics. These white paper publications are often used to help make policy decisions at the legislative and executive levels. Such a prominent institution might seem like a natural ally for policy-related collaborative efforts. As community psychologists, we strongly endorse efforts to positively influence public policy at the national level...
September 18, 2017: American Journal of Community Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903778/jtm-advances-in-uncharted-territories-diseases-and-disorders-of-unknown-etiology
#15
EDITORIAL
Monica C Panelli
We are delighted to announce a new section in the Journal of Translational Medicine, 'Illnesses of Unknown Etiology'. This section aims to provide a translational medicine forum for the publication of research on illnesses, multisystem diseases and syndromes of unknown etiology. Examples of these include Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Syndrome.
September 13, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877941/what-treatments-work-for-anxiety-in-children-with-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-myalgic-encephalomyelitis-cfs-me-systematic-review
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Sarah Victoria Ellen Stoll, Esther Crawley, Victoria Richards, Nishita Lal, Amberly Brigden, Maria E Loades
OBJECTIVES: Anxiety is more prevalent in children with chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) than in the general population. A systematic review was carried out to identify which treatment methods are most effective for children with CFS and anxiety. DESIGN: Systematic review using search terms entered into the Cochrane library and Ovid to search the databases Medline, Embase and psychINFO. PARTICIPANTS: Studies were selected if participants were <18 years old, diagnosed with CFS/ME (using US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence or Oxford criteria) and had a valid assessment of anxiety...
September 5, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810428/how-have-selection-bias-and-disease-misclassification-undermined-the-validity-of-myalgic-encephalomyelitis-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-studies
#17
Luis Nacul, Eliana M Lacerda, Caroline C Kingdon, Hayley Curran, Erinna W Bowman
Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome has been a controversial diagnosis, resulting in tensions between patients and professionals providing them with care. A major constraint limiting progress has been the lack of a 'gold standard' for diagnosis; with a number of imperfect clinical and research criteria used, each defining different, though overlapping, groups of people with myalgic encephalomyelitis or chronic fatigue syndrome. We review basic epidemiological concepts to illustrate how the use of more specific and restrictive case definitions could improve research validity and drive progress in the field by reducing selection bias caused by diagnostic misclassification...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Health Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805529/cognitive-behaviour-therapy-and-objective-assessments-in-chronic-fatigue-syndrome
#18
Graham McPhee
Most evaluations of cognitive behavioural therapy to treat people with chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis rely exclusively on subjective self-report outcomes to evaluate whether treatment is effective. Few studies have used measures appropriate to assessing whether cognitive behavioural therapy changes in more objective measures. A review of studies incorporating objective measures suggests that there is a lack of evidence that cognitive behavioural therapy produces any improvement in a patient's physical capabilities or other objective measures such as return to work...
August 2017: Journal of Health Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805528/pace-investigators-response-is-misleading-regarding-patient-survey-results
#19
Karen D Kirke
The PACE investigators' citation of a patient survey might mislead readers into thinking that the experience of people with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) supports PACE findings. In fact, patient survey evidence directly contradicts the results of the PACE trial. A review of survey data published between 2001 and 2015 reveals that for most patients, graded exercise therapy leads to worsening of symptoms, cognitive behavioural therapy leads to no change in symptoms, and pacing leads to improvement...
August 2017: Journal of Health Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805527/bias-misleading-information-and-lack-of-respect-for-alternative-views-have-distorted-perceptions-of-myalgic-encephalomyelitis-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-and-its-treatment
#20
Ellen Goudsmit, Sandra Howes
The PACE trial is one of the most recent studies evaluating cognitive behavioural therapy and graded exercise therapy for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome. These interventions are based on a model which assumes that symptoms are perpetuated by factors such as misguided beliefs and a lack of activity. Our analysis indicates that the researchers have shown significant bias in their accounts of the literature and may also have overstated the effectiveness of the above treatments. We submit that their approach to criticisms undermines the scientific process and is inconsistent with best practice...
August 2017: Journal of Health Psychology
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