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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773208/childhood-sleep-and-adolescent-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-cfs-me-evidence-of-associations-in-a-uk-birth-cohort
#1
Simon M Collin, Tom Norris, Paul Gringras, Peter S Blair, Kate Tilling, Esther Crawley
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: Sleep abnormalities are characteristic of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS, also known as 'ME'), however it is unknown whether sleep might be a causal risk factor for CFS/ME. PATIENTS/METHODS: We analysed data from the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC) birth cohort. We describe sleep patterns of children aged 6 months to 11 years, who were subsequently classified as having (or not having) 'chronic disabling fatigue' (CDF, a proxy for CFS/ME) between the ages 13 and 18 years, and we investigated the associations of sleep duration at age nine years with CDF at age 13 years, as well as sleep duration at age 11 years with CDF at age 16 years...
June 2018: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772739/dutch-health-council-advisory-report-on-myalgic-encephalomyelitis-and-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-taking-the-wrong-turn
#2
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/29696075/circulating-extracellular-vesicles-as-potential-biomarkers-in-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-myalgic-encephalomyelitis-an-exploratory-pilot-study
#3
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/29650052/weighting-of-orthostatic-intolerance-time-measurements-with-standing-difficulty-score-stratifies-me-cfs-symptom-severity-and-analyte-detection
#4
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/29628071/fatigue-is-associated-with-altered-monitoring-and-preparation-of-physical-effort-in-patients-with-chronic-fatigue-syndrome
#5
Marieke E van der Schaaf, Karin Roelofs, Floris P de Lange, Dirk E M Geurts, Jos W M van der Meer, Hans Knoop, Ivan Toni
BACKGROUND: Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is characterized by disabling fatigue, which is suggested to be maintained by dysfunctional beliefs. Fatigue and its maintenance are recently conceptualized as arising from abnormally precise expectations about bodily inputs and from beliefs of diminished control over bodily states, respectively. This study used functional neuroimaging to identify the neural correlates of fatigue and its maintenance by beliefs during a physical effort task. METHODS: We isolated behavioral adjustments and cerebral activity during feedback processing and motor preparation, in the context of a task in which patients with CFS (n = 85) and healthy control subjects (n = 29) produced 30%, 50%, and 70% of their right-hand maximal voluntary contraction, and received directional feedback on performance (e...
April 2018: Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging
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
#6
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/29536371/functional-status-and-well-being-in-people-with-myalgic-encephalomyelitis-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-compared-with-people-with-multiple-sclerosis-and-healthy-controls
#7
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29523751/does-the-microbiome-and-virome-contribute-to-myalgic-encephalomyelitis-chronic-fatigue-syndrome
#8
REVIEW
Fiona Newberry, Shen-Yuan Hsieh, Tom Wileman, Simon R Carding
Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME)/chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) (ME/CFS) is a disabling and debilitating disease of unknown aetiology. It is a heterogeneous disease characterized by various inflammatory, immune, viral, neurological and endocrine symptoms. Several microbiome studies have described alterations in the bacterial component of the microbiome (dysbiosis) consistent with a possible role in disease development. However, in focusing on the bacterial components of the microbiome, these studies have neglected the viral constituent known as the virome...
March 15, 2018: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29471861/investigating-the-effectiveness-and-cost-effectiveness-of-fitnet-nhs-fatigue-in-teenagers-on-the-internet-in-the-nhs-compared-to-activity-management-to-treat-paediatric-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-cfs-myalgic-encephalomyelitis-me-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled
#9
Sarah Baos, Amberly Brigden, Emma Anderson, William Hollingworth, Simon Price, Nicola Mills, Lucy Beasant, Daisy Gaunt, Kirsty Garfield, Chris Metcalfe, Roxanne Parslow, Harriet Downing, David Kessler, John Macleod, Paul Stallard, Hans Knoop, Elise Van de Putte, Sanne Nijhof, Gijs Bleijenberg, Esther Crawley
BACKGROUND: Paediatric chronic fatigue syndrome or myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) is a relatively common and disabling condition. The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommends Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) as a treatment option for paediatric CFS/ME because there is good evidence that it is effective. Despite this, most young people in the UK are unable to access local specialist CBT for CFS/ME. A randomised controlled trial (RCT) showed FITNET was effective in the Netherlands but we do not know if it is effective in the National Health Service (NHS) or if it is cost-effective...
February 22, 2018: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29417255/on-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-and-nosological-categories
#10
Kassem Sharif, Abdulla Watad, Nicola Luigi Bragazzi, Michael Lichtbroun, Mariano Martini, Carlo Perricone, Howard Amital, Yehuda Shoenfeld
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a heterogeneous disease which presents with pronounced disabling fatigue, sleep disturbances, and cognitive impairment that negatively affects patients' functional capability. CFS remains a poorly defined entity and its etiology is still in question. CFS is neither a novel diagnosis nor a new medical condition. From as early as the eighteenth century, a constellation of perplexing symptoms was observed that resembled symptoms of CFS. Commencing with "febricula" and ending with CFS, many names for the disease were proposed including neurocirculatory asthenia, atypical poliomyelitis, Royal Free disease, effort syndrome, Akureyri disease, Tapanui disease, chronic Epstein-Barr virus syndrome, and myalgic encephalitis...
May 2018: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29391028/improvement-of-severe-myalgic-encephalomyelitis-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-symptoms-following-surgical-treatment-of-cervical-spinal-stenosis
#11
Peter C Rowe, Colleen L Marden, Scott Heinlein, Charles C Edwards
BACKGROUND: Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) is a potentially disabling disorder. Little is known about the contributors to severe forms of the illness. We describe three consecutive patients with severe ME/CFS whose symptoms improved after recognition and surgical management of their cervical spinal stenosis. METHODS: All patients satisfied clinical criteria for ME/CFS and orthostatic intolerance, and were later found to have cervical spinal stenosis...
February 2, 2018: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348371/-neuroinflammation-in-the-brain-of-patients-with-myalgic-encephalomyelitis-chronic-fatigue-syndrome
#12
Yasuhito Nakatomi, Hirohiko Kuratsune, Yasuyoshi Watanabe
Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) is characterized by chronic, profound, disabling, and unexplained fatigue; cognitive impairment; and chronic widespread pain. By using positron emission tomography, our study demonstrated neuroinflammation in the brain of patients with ME/CFS. Neuroinflammation was found to be widespread in the brain areas of the patients with ME/CFS and was associated with the severity of their neuropsychological symptoms. The ongoing research would lead to the establishment of objective diagnostic criteria and development of an appropriate therapy...
January 2018: Brain and Nerve, Shinkei Kenkyū No Shinpo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348369/-history-of-researches-on-myalgic-encephalomyelitis-chronic-fatigue-syndrome
#13
Yasuyoshi Watanabe, Hirohiko Kuratsune
Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) is a disease characterized by chronic, profound, disabling, and unexplained fatigue. The first patient with ME/CFS in Japan was identified and described in 1990 by Prof. Teruo Kitani and Dr. Hirohiko Kuratsune of the Research Institute for Microbial Diseases, Osaka University. Since then, a variety of studies have been performed to determine the objective biomarkers of the disease. Although it is hypothesized that brain inflammation is involved in the pathophysiology of ME/CFS, there is to date no direct evidence of neuroinflammation in patients with ME/CFS...
January 2018: Brain and Nerve, Shinkei Kenkyū No Shinpo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204592/subtyping-patients-with-myalgic-encephalomyelitis-me-and-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-cfs-by-course-of-illness
#14
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/29202780/transforming-growth-factor-beta-tgf-%C3%AE-in-adolescent-chronic-fatigue-syndrome
#15
Vegard Bruun Wyller, Chinh Bkrong Nguyen, Judith Anita Ludviksen, Tom Eirik Mollnes
BACKGROUND: Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a prevalent and disabling condition among adolescent. The disease mechanisms are unknown. Previous studies have suggested elevated plasma levels of several cytokines, but a recent meta-analysis of 38 articles found that of 77 different cytokines measured in plasma, transforming growth factor beta (TGF-β) was the only one that was elevated in patients compared to controls in a sufficient number of articles. In the present study we therefore compared the plasma levels of the three TGF-β isoforms in adolescent CFS patients and healthy controls...
December 4, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096528/the-presence-of-co-morbid-mental-health-problems-in-a-cohort-of-adolescents-with-chronic-fatigue-syndrome
#16
Maria Elizabeth Loades, Katharine A Rimes, Sheila Ali, Kate Lievesley, Trudie Chalder
OBJECTIVE: To report on the prevalence of mental health disorders in adolescents with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and to compare the diagnoses identified by a brief clinician-administered psychiatric interview with self-report screening questionnaires. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: Consecutive attenders to specialist CFS clinics in the United Kingdom. PATIENTS: N = 52 adolescents, age 12-18 years with CFS...
October 1, 2017: Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887242/rapid-methods-for-routine-frailty-assessment-during-vascular-surgery-clinic-visits
#17
Luke G Mirabelli, Robert M Cosker, Larry W Kraiss, Claire L Griffin, Brigitte K Smith, Mark R Sarfati, Ragheed Al-Dulaimi, Benjamin S Brooke
BACKGROUND: Frailty assessment can help vascular surgeons predict perioperative risk and long-term mortality for their patients. Unfortunately, comprehensive frailty assessments take too long to integrate into clinic workflow. This study was designed to evaluate 2 rapid methods for assessing frailty during vascular clinics-a short patient-reported survey and a provider-reported frailty scale. METHODS: We prospectively enrolled 159 patients presenting to an academic medical center vascular surgery clinic between May and November 2016...
January 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843450/symptoms-of-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-myalgic-encephalopathy-are-not-determined-by-activity-pacing-when-measured-by-the-chronic-pain-coping-inventory
#18
D P Thompson, D Antcliff, S R Woby
OBJECTIVES: Chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalopathy (CFS/ME) is a chronic illness which can cause significant fatigue, pain and disability. Activity pacing is frequently advocated as a beneficial coping strategy, however, it is unclear whether pacing is significantly associated with symptoms in people with CFS/ME. The first aim of this study was therefore to explore the cross-sectional associations between pacing and levels of pain, disability and fatigue. The second aim was to explore whether changes in activity pacing following participation in a symptom management programme were related to changes in clinical outcomes...
March 2018: Physiotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836119/cross-cultural-study-of-information-processing-biases-in-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-comparison-of-dutch-and-uk-chronic-fatigue-patients
#19
Alicia M Hughes, Colette R Hirsch, Stephanie Nikolaus, Trudie Chalder, Hans Knoop, Rona Moss-Morris
PURPOSE: This study aims to replicate a UK study, with a Dutch sample to explore whether attention and interpretation biases and general attentional control deficits in chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) are similar across populations and cultures. METHOD: Thirty eight Dutch CFS participants were compared to 52 CFS and 51 healthy participants recruited from the UK. Participants completed self-report measures of symptoms, functioning, and mood, as well as three experimental tasks (i) visual-probe task measuring attentional bias to illness (somatic symptoms and disability) versus neutral words, (ii) interpretive bias task measuring positive versus somatic interpretations of ambiguous information, and (iii) the Attention Network Test measuring general attentional control...
February 2018: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830024/cognitive-remediation-training-improves-performance-in-patients-with-chronic-fatigue-syndrome
#20
Richard L McBride, Sarah Horsfield, Carolina X Sandler, Joanne Cassar, Sally Casson, Erin Cvejic, Uté Vollmer-Conna, Andrew R Lloyd
Neurocognitive disturbance with subjectively-impaired concentration and memory is a common, disabling symptom reported by patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). We recently reported preliminary evidence for benefits of cognitive remediation as part of an integrated cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)/ graded exercise therapy (GET) program. Here, we describe a contemporaneous, case-control trial evaluating the effectiveness of an online cognitive remediation training program (cognitive exercise therapy; CET) in addition to CBT/GET (n=36), compared to CBT/GET alone (n=36)...
August 18, 2017: Psychiatry Research
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