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#1
Howard Hu, Cornelia Baines
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2018: Canadian Family Physician Médecin de Famille Canadien
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29887516/the-biopolitics-of-cfs-me
#2
Nikos Karfakis
This paper argues that Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) constitutes a biopolitical problem, a scientific object which needs to be studied, classified and regulated. Assemblages of authorities, knowledges and techniques make CFS/ME subjects and shape their everyday conduct in an attempt to increase their supposed autonomy, wellbeing and health. CFS and CFS/ME identities are however made not only through government, scientific, and medical interventions but also by the patients themselves, a biosocial community who collaborates with scientists, educates itself about the intricacies of biomedicine, and contests psychiatric truth claims...
June 8, 2018: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29874259/circadian-rhythm-abnormalities-and-autonomic-dysfunction-in-patients-with-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-myalgic-encephalomyelitis
#3
Trinitat Cambras, Jesús Castro-Marrero, Maria Cleofé Zaragoza, Antoni Díez-Noguera, José Alegre
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) patients frequently show autonomic symptoms which may be associated with a hypothalamic dysfunction. This study aimed to explore circadian rhythm patterns in rest and activity and distal skin temperature (DST) and their association with self-reported outcome measures, in CFS/ME patients and healthy controls at two different times of year. Ten women who met both the 1994 CDC/Fukuda definition and 2003 Canadian criteria for CFS/ME were included in the study, along with ten healthy controls matched for age, sex and body mass index...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29872989/operationalizing-substantial-reduction-in-functioning-among-young-adults-with-chronic-fatigue-syndrome
#4
Kristen D Gleason, Jamie Stoothoff, Damani McClellan, Stephanie McManimen, Taylor Thorpe, Ben Z Katz, Leonard A Jason
PURPOSE: Chronic fatigue syndrome and myalgic encephalomyelitis are fatiguing illnesses that often result in long-term impairment in daily functioning. In reviewing case definitions, Thrope et al. (Fatigue 4(3):175-188, 2016) noted that the vast majority of case definitions used to describe these illnesses list a "substantial reduction" in activities as a required feature for diagnosis. However, there is no consensus on how to best operationalize the criterion of substantial reduction...
June 5, 2018: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29867995/association-of-t-and-nk-cell-phenotype-with-the-diagnosis-of-myalgic-encephalomyelitis-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-me-cfs
#5
Jose Luis Rivas, Teresa Palencia, Guerau Fernández, Milagros García
Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) is a pathological condition characterized by incapacitating fatigue and a combination of neurologic, immunologic, and endocrine symptoms. At present its diagnosis is based exclusively on clinical criteria. Several studies have described altered immunologic profiles; therefore, we proposed to further examine the more significant differences, particularly T and NK cell subpopulations that could be conditioned by viral infections, to discern their utility in improving the diagnosis and characterization of the patients...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772739/dutch-health-council-advisory-report-on-myalgic-encephalomyelitis-and-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-taking-the-wrong-turn
#6
Frank Twisk
Recently, the Dutch Health Council published their advisory report on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME)/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) which is meant to determine the medical policy with regard to ME in the Netherlands. The Health Council briefly discusses several diagnostic criteria and proposes to use new diagnostic criteria for "ME/CFS" in research and clinical practice in the future. The advisory report then summarizes organic abnormalities observed in the last decades and concludes that "ME/CFS" is a "serious, chronic, multisystem disease"...
May 16, 2018: Diagnostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770505/poor-self-reported-sleep-quality-and-health-related-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-myalgic-encephalomyelitis
#7
Jesús Castro-Marrero, Maria C Zaragozá, Sergio González-Garcia, Luisa Aliste, Naia Sáez-Francàs, Odile Romero, Alex Ferré, Tomás Fernández de Sevilla, José Alegre
Non-restorative sleep is a hallmark symptom of chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis. However, little is known about self-reported sleep disturbances in these subjects. This study aimed to assess the self-reported sleep quality and its impact on quality of life in a Spanish community-based chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis cohort. A prospective cross-sectional cohort study was conducted in 1,455 Spanish chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis patients. Sleep quality, fatigue, pain, functional capacity impairment, psychopathological status, anxiety/depression and health-related quality of life were assessed using validated subjective measures...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Sleep Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29741589/c-reactive-protein-response-in-patients-with-post-treatment-lyme-disease-symptoms-versus-those-with-myalgic-encephalomyelitis-chronic-fatigue-syndrome
#8
Melanie Uhde, Alyssa Indart, Brian A Fallon, Gary P Wormser, Adriana R Marques, Suzanne D Vernon, Armin Alaedini
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 8, 2018: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29696075/circulating-extracellular-vesicles-as-potential-biomarkers-in-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-myalgic-encephalomyelitis-an-exploratory-pilot-study
#9
Jesús Castro-Marrero, Esther Serrano-Pertierra, Myriam Oliveira-Rodríguez, Maria Cleofé Zaragozá, Alba Martínez-Martínez, María Del Carmen Blanco-López, José Alegre
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), also known as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) is an acquired, complex and multisystem condition of unknown etiology, no established diagnostic lab tests and no universally FDA-approved drugs for treatment. CFS/ME is characterised by unexplicable disabling fatigue and is often also associated with numerous core symptoms. A growing body of evidence suggests that extracellular vesicles (EVs) play a role in cell-to-cell communication, and are involved in both physiological and pathological processes...
2018: Journal of Extracellular Vesicles
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29692205/integration-of-dna-methylation-health-scores-identifies-subtypes-in-myalgic-encephalomyelitis-chronic-fatigue-syndrome
#10
Wilfred C de Vega, Lauren Erdman, Suzanne D Vernon, Anna Goldenberg, Patrick O McGowan
AIM: To identify subtypes in myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) based on DNA methylation profiles and health scores. METHODS: DNA methylome profiles in immune cells were integrated with symptomatology from 70 women with ME/CFS using similarity network fusion to identify subtypes. RESULTS: We discovered four ME/CFS subtypes associated with DNA methylation modifications in 1939 CpG sites, three RAND-36 categories and five DePaul Symptom Questionnaire measures...
May 2018: Epigenomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666214/metabolic-abnormalities-in-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-myalgic-encephalomyelitis-a-mini-review
#11
REVIEW
Cara Tomas, Julia Newton
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), commonly known as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), is a debilitating disease of unknown etiology. CFS/ME is a heterogeneous disease associated with a myriad of symptoms but with severe, prolonged fatigue as the core symptom associated with the disease. There are currently no known biomarkers for the disease, largely due to the lack of knowledge surrounding the eitopathogenesis of CFS/ME. Numerous studies have been conducted in an attempt to identify potential biomarkers for the disease...
April 17, 2018: Biochemical Society Transactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650052/weighting-of-orthostatic-intolerance-time-measurements-with-standing-difficulty-score-stratifies-me-cfs-symptom-severity-and-analyte-detection
#12
Alice M Richardson, Don P Lewis, Badia Kita, Helen Ludlow, Nigel P Groome, Mark P Hedger, David M de Kretser, Brett A Lidbury
BACKGROUND: Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) is clinically defined and characterised by persistent disabling tiredness and exertional malaise, leading to functional impairment. METHODS: This study introduces the weighted standing time (WST) as a proxy for ME/CFS severity, and investigates its behaviour in an Australian cohort. WST was calculated from standing time and subjective standing difficulty data, collected via orthostatic intolerance assessments...
April 12, 2018: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29624767/systemic-exertion-intolerance-disease-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-is-common-in-sleep-centre-patients-with-hypersomnolence-a-retrospective-pilot-study
#13
Caroline Maness, Prabhjyot Saini, Donald L Bliwise, Victoria Olvera, David B Rye, Lynn M Trotti
Symptoms of the central disorders of hypersomnolence extend beyond excessive daytime sleepiness to include non-restorative sleep, fatigue and cognitive dysfunction. They share much in common with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome, recently renamed systemic exertion intolerance disease, whose additional features include post-exertional malaise and orthostatic intolerance. We sought to determine the frequency and correlates of systemic exertion intolerance disease in a hypersomnolent population...
April 6, 2018: Journal of Sleep Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29607759/-it-s-like-being-a-slave-to-your-own-body-in-a-way-a-qualitative-study-of-adolescents-with-chronic-fatigue-syndrome
#14
Berit Widerøe Njølstad, Anne Marit Mengshoel, Unni Sveen
BACKGROUND: Chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) is a relatively common disabling illness in adolescents that may limit participation in daily life. AIM: This study explored interactions between the illness experiences of adolescents with CFS/ME, their occupational lives and expectations for the future. METHODS: Seven adolescents with CFS/ME were interviewed. The interviews were analyzed using thematic analysis. RESULTS: Three themes were developed...
April 1, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29600930/-report-of-the-dutch-national-health-council-on-chronic-fatigue-syndrome
#15
J W M van der Meer, M E Roerink, E M van de Putte
In our opinion, the recent report of the Dutch National Health Council on myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) lacks balance: it is very critical on the quality of evidence regarding behavioural interventions, but lacks a critical attitude regarding the presumed somatic components of the disorder. Without solid evidence, the report coins ME/CFS as a severe multisystem disease, and it embraces the diagnostic criteria of the American Institute of Medicine. We underscore the remarks in the report that physicians should not be reluctant to make diagnosis in patients with the disorder, and that these patients should be approached with empathy and respect...
2018: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29588088/the-etiologic-relation-between-disequilibrium-and-orthostatic-intolerance-in-patients-with-myalgic-encephalomyelitis-chronic-fatigue-syndrome
#16
Kunihisa Miwa, Yukichi Inoue
BACKGROUND: Orthostatic intolerance (OI) causes a marked reduction in the activities of daily living in patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) or chronic fatigue syndrome. Most symptoms of OI are thought to be related to cerebral hypo-perfusion and sympathetic activation. Because postural stability is an essential element of orthostatic tolerance, disequilibrium may be involved in the etiology of OI. METHODS AND RESULTS: The study comprised 44 patients with ME (men, 11 and women, 33; mean age, 37±9 years), who underwent neurological examinations and 10-min standing and sitting tests...
March 24, 2018: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29587879/rituximab-impedes-natural-killer-cell-function-in-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-myalgic-encephalomyelitis-patients-a-pilot-in-vitro-investigation
#17
Natalie Eaton, Hélène Cabanas, Cassandra Balinas, Anne Klein, Donald Staines, Sonya Marshall-Gradisnik
BACKGROUND: A recent in vitro pilot investigation reported Rituximab significantly reduced natural killer (NK) cell cytotoxicity in healthy donors. Chronic fatigue syndrome/Myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) is a debilitating disorder of unknown etiology. A consistent finding is a significant reduction in NK cell cytotoxicity. Rituximab has been reported having questionable potential therapeutic benefits for the treatment of CFS/ME, however, the potential effects of Rituximab on NK cell cytotoxicity in CFS/ME patients are yet to be determined...
March 27, 2018: BMC Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29550784/markers-of-non-coeliac-wheat-sensitivity-in-patients-with-myalgic-encephalomyelitis-chronic-fatigue-syndrome
#18
Melanie Uhde, Alyssa C Indart, Xuechen B Yu, Sophie S Jang, Roberto De Giorgio, Peter H R Green, Umberto Volta, Suzanne D Vernon, Armin Alaedini
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 17, 2018: Gut
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29543914/immunoadsorption-to-remove-%C3%A3-2-adrenergic-receptor-antibodies-in-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-cfs-me
#19
Carmen Scheibenbogen, Madlen Loebel, Helma Freitag, Anne Krueger, Sandra Bauer, Michaela Antelmann, Wolfram Doehner, Nadja Scherbakov, Harald Heidecke, Petra Reinke, Hans-Dieter Volk, Patricia Grabowski
INTRODUCTION: Infection-triggered disease onset, chronic immune activation and autonomic dysregulation in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) point to an autoimmune disease directed against neurotransmitter receptors. We had observed elevated autoantibodies against ß2 adrenergic receptors, and muscarinic 3 and 4 acetylcholine receptors in a subset of patients. Immunoadsorption (IA) was shown to be effective in removing autoantibodies and improve outcome in various autoimmune diseases...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29536371/functional-status-and-well-being-in-people-with-myalgic-encephalomyelitis-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-compared-with-people-with-multiple-sclerosis-and-healthy-controls
#20
Caroline C Kingdon, Erinna W Bowman, Hayley Curran, Luis Nacul, Eliana M Lacerda
BACKGROUND: People with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) continue to struggle to have their condition recognised as disabling in the face of public and professional prejudice and discrimination. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare the functional status and well-being of people with well-characterised ME/CFS with people with multiple sclerosis (PWMS), as well as healthy controls (HCs). METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, we used data collected as part of the UK ME/CFS Biobank to compare actual participant scores from the Medical Outcomes Survey Short Form-36 v2™ (SF-36v2™) between groups, as a proxy for impact of disability, and from a bespoke questionnaire seeking data on employment and income...
March 13, 2018: PharmacoEconomics Open
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