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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043854/the-epigenetic-landscape-of-myalgic-encephalomyelitis-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-deciphering-complex-phenotypes
#1
Wilfred C de Vega, Patrick O McGowan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 18, 2017: Epigenomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982247/defining-and-measuring-recovery-from-myalgic-encephalomyelitis-and-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-the-physician-perspective
#2
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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October 2017: Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921637/to-serve-or-not-to-serve-ethical-and-policy-implications
#4
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
#5
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
#6
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
#7
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
#8
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
#9
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
#10
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805522/pace-trial-claims-for-recovery-in-myalgic-encephalomyelitis-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-true-or-false-it-s-time-for-an-independent-review-of-the-methodology-and-results
#11
Charles Bernard Shepherd
The PACE trial set out to discover whether cognitive behaviour therapy and graded exercise therapy are safe and effective forms of treatment for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome. It concluded that these interventions could even result in recovery. However, patient evidence has repeatedly found that cognitive behaviour therapy is ineffective and graded exercise therapy can make the condition worse. The PACE trial methodology has been heavily criticised by clinicians, academics and patients...
August 2017: Journal of Health Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805520/pace-team-response-shows-a-disregard-for-the-principles-of-science
#12
Jonathan Edwards
The PACE trial of cognitive behavioural therapy and graded exercise therapy for chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis has raised serious questions about research methodology. An editorial article by Geraghty gives a fair account of the problems involved, if anything understating the case. The response by White et al. fails to address the key design flaw, of an unblinded study with subjective outcome measures, apparently demonstrating a lack of understanding of basic trial design requirements. The failure of the academic community to recognise the weakness of trials of this type suggests that a major overhaul of quality control is needed...
August 2017: Journal of Health Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805519/pace-trial-authors-continue-to-ignore-their-own-null-effect
#13
Mark Vink
Protocols and outcomes for the PACE trial were changed after the start of the trial. These changes made substantial differences, leading to exaggerated claims for the efficacy of cognitive behavior therapy and graded exercise therapy in myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome. The small, self-reported improvements in subjective measures cannot be used to say the interventions are effective, particularly in light of the absence of objective improvement. Geraghty's criticism of the trial was reasonable and supported by the evidence...
August 2017: Journal of Health Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805513/distress-signals-does-cognitive-behavioural-therapy-reduce-or-increase-distress-in-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-myalgic-encephalomyelitis
#14
Keith R Laws
Reducing the psychological distress associated with chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis is seen as a key aim of cognitive behavioural therapy. Although cognitive behavioural therapy is promoted precisely in this manner by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence, the evidence base on distress reduction from randomised controlled trials is limited, equivocal and poor quality. Crucially, data derived from multiple patient surveys point to worsening and increase distress; however, despite being invited, such data have been dismissed as second class by National Institute of Clinical Excellence...
August 2017: Journal of Health Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800089/fitnet-s-internet-based-cognitive-behavioural-therapy-is-ineffective-and-may-impede-natural-recovery-in-adolescents-with-myalgic-encephalomyelitis-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-a-review
#15
REVIEW
Simin Ghatineh, Mark Vink
The Dutch Fatigue In Teenagers on the interNET (FITNET) study claimed that after 6 months, internet based cognitive behaviour therapy in adolescents with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS), led to a 63% recovery rate compared to 8% after usual care, and that this was maintained at long term follow up (LTFU). Our reanalysis shows that their post-hoc definition of recovery included the severely ill, the unblinded trial had no adequate control group and it used lax selection criteria as well as outcomes assessed via questionnaires rather than objective outcomes, further contributing to exaggerated recovery figures...
August 11, 2017: Behavioral Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765100/pacing-conventional-physical-activity-and-active-video-games-to-increase-physical-activity-for-adults-with-myalgic-encephalomyelitis-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-protocol-for-a-pilot-randomized-controlled-trial
#16
Katia Elizabeth Ferrar, Ashleigh E Smith, Kade Davison
BACKGROUND: Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) is a serious illness of biological origin characterized by profound physical and cognitive exhaustion and postexertion malaise. Pacing is a common strategy used to manage available energy and complete activities of daily living; yet little research has investigated this as a strategy to increase physical activity levels. Typically, people living with ME/CFS are faced by unique barriers to physical activity participation and are less physically active than healthy peers...
August 1, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760971/cytokine-signature-associated-with-disease-severity-in-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-patients
#17
Jose G Montoya, Tyson H Holmes, Jill N Anderson, Holden T Maecker, Yael Rosenberg-Hasson, Ian J Valencia, Lily Chu, Jarred W Younger, Cristina M Tato, Mark M Davis
Although some signs of inflammation have been reported previously in patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis or chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), the data are limited and contradictory. High-throughput methods now allow us to interrogate the human immune system for multiple markers of inflammation at a scale that was not previously possible. To determine whether a signature of serum cytokines could be associated with ME/CFS and correlated with disease severity and fatigue duration, cytokines of 192 ME/CFS patients and 392 healthy controls were measured using a 51-multiplex array on a Luminex system...
August 22, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760189/sleep-quality-in-adolescents-with-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-myalgic-encephalomyelitis-cfs-me
#18
Elisha K Josev, Melinda L Jackson, Bei Bei, John Trinder, Adrienne Harvey, Cathriona Clarke, Kelli Snodgrass, Adam Scheinberg, Sarah J Knight
STUDY OBJECTIVES: Little is known about the type and severity of sleep disturbances in the pediatric chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) population, compared with healthy adolescents. Using a range of objective and subjective measures, the aim of this study was to investigate sleep quality, the relationship between objective and subjective measures of sleep quality, and their associations with anxiety in adolescents with CFS/ME compared with healthy controls. METHODS: Twenty-one adolescents with CFS/ME aged 13 to 18 years (mean age 15...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine: JCSM: Official Publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752613/sleep-patterns-among-patients-with-chronic-fatigue-a-polysomnography-based-study
#19
Evelina Pajediene, Indre Bileviciute-Ljungar, Danielle Friberg
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to detect treatable sleep disorders among patients complaining of chronic fatigue by using sleep questionnaires and polysomnography. METHODS: Patients were referred to hospital for investigations and rehabilitation because of a suspected diagnosis of myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). The criteria for further referral to full-night polysomnography (PSG) were symptoms of excessive daytime sleepiness and/or tiredness in the questionnaires...
July 28, 2017: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747192/the-european-me-cfs-biomarker-landscape-project-an-initiative-of-the-european-network-euromene
#20
REVIEW
Carmen Scheibenbogen, Helma Freitag, Julià Blanco, Enrica Capelli, Eliana Lacerda, Jerome Authier, Mira Meeus, Jesus Castro Marrero, Zaiga Nora-Krukle, Elisa Oltra, Elin Bolle Strand, Evelina Shikova, Slobodan Sekulic, Modra Murovska
Myalgic encephalomyelitis or chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) is a common and severe disease with a considerable social and economic impact. So far, the etiology is not known, and neither a diagnostic marker nor licensed treatments are available yet. The EUROMENE network of European researchers and clinicians aims to promote cooperation and advance research on ME/CFS. To improve diagnosis and facilitate the analysis of clinical trials surrogate markers are urgently needed. As a first step for developing such biomarkers for clinical use a database of active biomarker research in Europe was established called the ME/CFS EUROMENE Biomarker Landscape project and the results are presented in this review...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
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