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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747192/the-european-me-cfs-biomarker-landscape-project-an-initiative-of-the-european-network-euromene
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713878/access-to-medical-care-for-individuals-with-myalgic-encephalomyelitis-and-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-a-call-for-centers-of-excellence
#2
Madison Sunnquist, Laura Nicholson, Leonard A Jason, Kenneth J Friedman
The current study sought to better understand the experience of individuals with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) in accessing care for their debilitating illness. Of 898 participants, less than half had ever seen an ME or CFS specialist, though 99% of participants were interested in specialist care. Participants cited geographic and financial barriers as most frequently precluding access to specialists. Furthermore, satisfaction with specialist care greatly exceeded satisfaction with non-specialist care...
April 2017: Mod Clin Med Res
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713856/differences-in-me-and-cfs-symptomology-in-patients-with-normal-and-abnormal-exercise-test-results
#3
Stephanie L McManimen, Leonard A Jason
Post-exertional malaise (PEM) is a cardinal symptom of myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), which often distinguishes patients with this illness from healthy controls or individuals with exclusionary illnesses such as depression. However, occurrence rates for PEM fluctuate from subject to how the symptom is operationalized. One commonly utilized method is exercise testing, maximal or submaximal. Many patients with ME and CFS experience PEM after participating in these tests, and often show abnormal results...
2017: International Journal of Neurology and Neurotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709432/specialist-treatment-of-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-me-a-cohort-study-among-adult-patients-in-england
#4
Simon M Collin, Esther Crawley
BACKGROUND: NHS specialist chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS/ME) services in England treat approximately 8000 adult patients each year. Variation in therapy programmes and treatment outcomes across services has not been described. METHODS: We described treatments provided by 11 CFS/ME specialist services and we measured changes in patient-reported fatigue (Chalder, Checklist Individual Strength), function (SF-36 physical subscale, Work & Social Adjustment Scale), anxiety and depression (Hospital Anxiety & Depression Scale), pain (visual analogue rating), sleep (Epworth, Jenkins), and overall health (Clinical Global Impression) 1 year after the start of treatment, plus questions about impact of CFS/ME on employment, education/training and domestic tasks/unpaid work...
July 14, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694809/unperturbed-cytotoxic-lymphocyte-phenotype-and-function-in-myalgic-encephalomyelitis-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-patients
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Jakob Theorell, Indre Bileviciute-Ljungar, Bianca Tesi, Heinrich Schlums, Mette Sophie Johnsgaard, Babak Asadi-Azarbaijani, Elin Bolle Strand, Yenan T Bryceson
Myalgic encephalomyelitis or chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) is a debilitating disorder linked to diverse intracellular infections as well as physiological stress. Cytotoxic lymphocytes combat intracellular infections. Their function is attenuated by stress. Despite numerous studies, the role of cytotoxic lymphocytes in ME/CFS remains unclear. Prompted by advances in the understanding of defects in lymphocyte cytotoxicity, the discovery of adaptive natural killer (NK) cell subsets associated with certain viral infections, and compelling links between stress, adrenaline, and cytotoxic lymphocyte function, we reassessed the role of cytotoxic lymphocytes in ME/CFS...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674681/myalgic-encephalomyelitis-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-diagnosis-and-management-in-young-people-a-primer
#6
REVIEW
Peter C Rowe, Rosemary A Underhill, Kenneth J Friedman, Alan Gurwitt, Marvin S Medow, Malcolm S Schwartz, Nigel Speight, Julian M Stewart, Rosamund Vallings, Katherine S Rowe
Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) is a complex disease that affects children and adolescents as well as adults. The etiology has not been established. While many pediatricians and other health-care providers are aware of ME/CFS, they often lack essential knowledge that is necessary for diagnosis and treatment. Many young patients experience symptoms for years before receiving a diagnosis. This primer, written by the International Writing Group for Pediatric ME/CFS, provides information necessary to understand, diagnose, and manage the symptoms of ME/CFS in children and adolescents...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649428/the-uk-me-cfs-biobank-for-biomedical-research-on-myalgic-encephalomyelitis-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-me-cfs-and-multiple-sclerosis
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Eliana M Lacerda, Erinna W Bowman, Jacqueline M Cliff, Caroline C Kingdon, Elizabeth C King, Ji-Sook Lee, Taane G Clark, Hazel M Dockrell, Eleanor M Riley, Hayley Curran, Luis Nacul
The UK ME/CFS Biobank was launched in August 2011 following extensive consultation with professionals and patient representatives. The bioresource aims to enhance research on myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), related to pathophysiology, biomarkers and therapeutic approaches. The cohort includes 18-60 year olds, encompassing 284 clinically-confirmed ME/CFS cases, 60 neurologist-diagnosed multiple sclerosis (MS) cases, and 135 healthy individuals. The Biobank contains blood samples, aliquoted into serum, plasma, peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC), red blood cells/granulocyte pellet, whole blood, and RNA (totalling 29,863 aliquots)...
2017: Open J Bioresour
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648542/hpv-vaccination-and-risk-of-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-myalgic-encephalomyelitis-a-nationwide-register-based-study-from-norway
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Berit Feiring, Ida Laake, Inger Johanne Bakken, Margrethe Greve-Isdahl, Vegard Bruun Wyller, Siri E Håberg, Per Magnus, Lill Trogstad
BACKGROUND: Vaccination has been suggested to be involved in the aetiology of chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME). HPV vaccine was introduced in the Norwegian Childhood Immunisation Programme and offered 12year old girls from 2009. We studied the association between HPV vaccination and risk of CFS/ME and also assessed medical history in relation to both risk of CFS/ME and HPV vaccine uptake. METHODS: Individual data from national registries, including the Norwegian Population Registry, the Norwegian Patient Registry and the Norwegian Immunisation Registry were linked using the unique personal identification number...
June 22, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633629/prevalence-of-and-risk-factors-for-severe-cognitive-and-sleep-symptoms-in-me-cfs-and-ms
#9
Vageesh Jain, Amit Arunkumar, Caroline Kingdon, Eliana Lacerda, Luis Nacul
BACKGROUND: There are considerable phenotypic and neuroimmune overlaps between myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) and multiple sclerosis (MS). While the precise aetiologies of both MS and ME/CFS are unclear, evidence suggests that deterioration in cognitive function is widely prevalent in patients with either condition. Little is known about differing risk factors or exposures, which may lead to severe cognitive or sleep symptoms. This study aims to gauge the extent of cognitive and sleep symptoms in ME/CFS and MS patients participating in the UK ME/CFS Biobank and identify the characteristics of those experiencing severe symptoms...
June 20, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603794/post-exertional-malaise-in-patients-with-me-and-cfs-with-comorbid-fibromyalgia
#10
Stephanie L McManimen, Leonard A Jason
BACKGROUND: Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) share some similar symptoms with fibromyalgia (FM). Prior research has found increased illness severity when patients have FM that is comorbid with ME and CFS. For example, post-exertional malaise (PEM) has been shown to be more severe in those with comorbid FM. However, PEM can be separated into two factors, Muscle and General PEM. It is unknown if the more severe PEM findings in comorbid FM are due to the Muscle or General PEM factor...
2017: SRL Neurol Neurosurg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596045/comorbidity-in-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-myalgic-encephalomyelitis-a-nationwide-population-based-cohort-study
#11
Jesús Castro-Marrero, Mónica Faro, Luisa Aliste, Naia Sáez-Francàs, Natalia Calvo, Alba Martínez-Martínez, Tomás Fernández de Sevilla, Jose Alegre
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have shown evidence of comorbid conditions in chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME). OBJECTIVE: To estimate the prevalence of comorbidities and assess their associations using a nationwide population-based database of a Spanish CFS/ME cohort. METHOD: A nationally representative, retrospective, cross-sectional cohort study (2008-2015) assessed 1757 Spanish subjects who met both the 1994 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Fukuda definition and 2003 Canadian Criteria for CFS/ME...
April 21, 2017: Psychosomatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592308/examining-clinical-similarities-between-myalgic-encephalomyelitis-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-and-d-lactic-acidosis-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Amy Wallis, Michelle Ball, Sandra McKechnie, Henry Butt, Donald P Lewis, Dorothy Bruck
BACKGROUND: The pursuit for clarity in diagnostic and treatment pathways for the complex, chronic condition of myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) continues. This systematic review raises a novel question to explore possible overlapping aetiology in two distinct conditions. Similar neurocognitive symptoms and evidence of D-lactate producing bacteria in ME/CFS raise questions about shared mechanisms with the acute condition of D-lactic acidosis (D-la). METHODS: D-la case reports published between 1965 and March 2016 were reviewed for episodes describing both neurological symptoms and high D-lactate levels...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589117/xmrv-and-public-health-the-retroviral-genome-is-not-a-suitable-template-for-diagnostic-pcr-and-its-association-with-myalgic-encephalomyelitis-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-appears-unreliable
#13
Simona Panelli, Lorenzo Lorusso, Alessandro Balestrieri, Giuseppe Lupo, Enrica Capelli
A few years ago, a highly significant association between the xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus (XMRV) and myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), a complex debilitating disease of poorly understood etiology and no definite treatment, was reported in Science, raising concern for public welfare. Successively, the failure to reproduce these findings, and the suspect that the diagnostic PCR was vitiated by laboratory contaminations, led to the retraction of the paper. Notwithstanding, XMRV continued to be the subject of researches and public debates...
2017: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576141/adult-patients-experiences-of-nhs-specialist-services-for-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-cfs-me-a-qualitative-study-in-england
#14
Jessica Broughton, Sarah Harris, Lucy Beasant, Esther Crawley, Simon M Collin
BACKGROUND: Few studies have explored patients' experiences of treatment for CFS/ME. This study aims to fill this gap by capturing the perspective of patients who have been treated by NHS specialist CFS/ME services in England. METHODS: Semi-structured interviews were conducted during the period June-September 2014 with 16 adults who were completing treatment at one of three outpatient NHS specialist CFS/ME services. Interviews were analysed thematically using constant comparison techniques, with particular attention paid to contrasting views...
June 2, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535557/endogenous-pain-facilitation-rather-than-inhibition-differs-between-people-with-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-multiple-sclerosis-and-controls-an-observational-study
#15
Simon M Collin, Jo Nijs, Mira Meeus, Andrea Polli, Barbara Willekens, Kelly Ickmans
BACKGROUND: Commonalities in the core symptoms of fatigue and cognitive dysfunction experienced by chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS, also known as ME) and multiple sclerosis (MS) patients have been described. Many CFS and MS patients also experience chronic pain, which has been attributed to central sensitization in both groups of patients. However, the characteristics of pain in CFS and MS patients have not been compared. OBJECTIVES: To compare experimental pain measurements in patients with CFS or MS and healthy controls...
May 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478837/the-spread-of-ebv-to-ectopic-lymphoid-aggregates-may-be-the-final-common-pathway-in-the-pathogenesis-of-me-cfs
#16
Willy Eriksen
According to the hypothesis presented here, myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) develops over 3 steps: Step 1 is characterized by the aggregation of lymphoid cells in dorsal root ganglia or other nervous structures. The cause of this formation of ectopic lymphoid aggregates may be an acute infection, asymptomatic reactivations of a common neurotropic virus, exposure to a neurotoxin, or physical injury to peripheral nerves. In step 2, Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-infected lymphocytes or monocytes bring EBV from the circulation to one or several of these lymphoid aggregates, whereupon cell-to-cell transmission of EBV and proliferation of latently EBV-infected lymphocytes lead to the presence of many EBV-infected cells in the lymphoid aggregates...
May 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476151/health-care-resource-use-by-patients-before-and-after-a-diagnosis-of-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-cfs-me-a-clinical-practice-research-datalink-study
#17
Simon M Collin, Inger J Bakken, Irwin Nazareth, Esther Crawley, Peter D White
BACKGROUND: Our aim was to investigate patterns of health care resource use by patients before and after a diagnosis of CFS/ME, as recorded by Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD) GP practices in the UK. METHODS: We used a case-control study design in which patients who had a first recorded diagnosis of CFS/ME during the period 01/01/2001 to 31/12/2013 were matched 1:1 with controls by age, sex, and GP practice. We compared rates of GP consultations, diagnostic tests, prescriptions, referrals, and symptoms between the two groups from 15 years (in adults) or 10 years (in children) before diagnosis to 10 years after diagnosis...
May 5, 2017: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441964/fecal-metagenomic-profiles-in-subgroups-of-patients-with-myalgic-encephalomyelitis-chronic-fatigue-syndrome
#18
Dorottya Nagy-Szakal, Brent L Williams, Nischay Mishra, Xiaoyu Che, Bohyun Lee, Lucinda Bateman, Nancy G Klimas, Anthony L Komaroff, Susan Levine, Jose G Montoya, Daniel L Peterson, Devi Ramanan, Komal Jain, Meredith L Eddy, Mady Hornig, W Ian Lipkin
BACKGROUND: Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) is characterized by unexplained persistent fatigue, commonly accompanied by cognitive dysfunction, sleeping disturbances, orthostatic intolerance, fever, lymphadenopathy, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The extent to which the gastrointestinal microbiome and peripheral inflammation are associated with ME/CFS remains unclear. We pursued rigorous clinical characterization, fecal bacterial metagenomics, and plasma immune molecule analyses in 50 ME/CFS patients and 50 healthy controls frequency-matched for age, sex, race/ethnicity, geographic site, and season of sampling...
April 26, 2017: Microbiome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436348/same-same-but-different-cognitive-behavioural-treatment-approaches-for-paediatric-cfs-me-and-depression-corrigendum
#19
M E Loades, T Chalder
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April 24, 2017: Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410877/chronic-fatigue-syndrome-and-the-immune-system-where-are-we-now
#20
REVIEW
Fane Kojo Fosu Mensah, Amolak Singh Bansal, Brian Ford, Geraldine Cambridge
Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) is characterised by multiple symptoms including fatigue, headaches and cognitive impairment, which have a significantly adverse effect on the normal functioning and well-being of the individual. These symptoms are often triggered or worsened following physical or mental exertion. ME/CFS has long been thought of as having a significant immunological component, but reports describing changes in immune function are often inconsistent between study groups...
April 2017: Neurophysiologie Clinique, Clinical Neurophysiology
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