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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/29750068/current-treatment-approaches-for-paediatric-cfs-me
#3
Maria Loades, Amberly Brigden, Esther Crawley
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Paediatrics & Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29707427/task-related-cerebral-blood-flow-changes-of-patients-with-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-an-arterial-spin-labeling-study
#4
Roland Staud, Jeff Boissoneault, Jason G Craggs, Song Lai, Michael E Robinson
Purpose: One hallmark of chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) is task related worsening of fatigue. Global brain hypoperfusion, abnormal regional activation, and altered functional connectivity of brain areas associated with cognition and memory have been reported but remain controversial. Methods: We enrolled 17 female participants fulfilling the CDC Criteria for ME/CFS and 16 matched healthy controls (HC). Using a 3T-Phillips Achieva MRI-scanner, pseudo-continuous arterial spin-labeling (pCASL), was used to study the dynamics of regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) and their relationship to mental fatigue in ME/CFS patients and HC during a demanding cognitive task, i...
2018: Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29696075/circulating-extracellular-vesicles-as-potential-biomarkers-in-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-myalgic-encephalomyelitis-an-exploratory-pilot-study
#5
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
#6
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...
April 25, 2018: Epigenomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666214/metabolic-abnormalities-in-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-myalgic-encephalomyelitis-a-mini-review
#7
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
#8
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/29607759/-it-s-like-being-a-slave-to-your-own-body-in-a-way-a-qualitative-study-of-adolescents-with-chronic-fatigue-syndrome
#9
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/29602463/treating-patients-suffering-from-myalgic-encephalopathy-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-me-cfs-with-sodium-dichloroacetate-an-open-label-proof-of-principle-pilot-trial
#10
Frank Comhaire
Twenty-two consecutive patients suffering from refractory myalgic encephalitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) were treated with an innovative nutriceutical containing sodium dichloroacetate in a proof-of-principle, pilot, open-label prospective cohort trial. Ten patients experienced significant improvement of their health condition with reduction to almost half of their score in the fatigue severity scale. In twelve patients treatment failed to exert any beneficial effect. In the latter patients several other diseases have commonly been revealed by extensive biological and imaging investigations...
May 2018: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29600930/-report-of-the-dutch-national-health-council-on-chronic-fatigue-syndrome
#11
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/29587879/rituximab-impedes-natural-killer-cell-function-in-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-myalgic-encephalomyelitis-patients-a-pilot-in-vitro-investigation
#12
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/29543914/immunoadsorption-to-remove-%C3%A3-2-adrenergic-receptor-antibodies-in-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-cfs-me
#13
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
#14
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
#15
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/29497420/infection-elicited-autoimmunity-and-myalgic-encephalomyelitis-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-an-explanatory-model
#16
Jonas Blomberg, Carl-Gerhard Gottfries, Amal Elfaitouri, Muhammad Rizwan, Anders Rosén
Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) often also called chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) is a common, debilitating, disease of unknown origin. Although a subject of controversy and a considerable scientific literature, we think that a solid understanding of ME/CFS pathogenesis is emerging. In this study, we compiled recent findings and placed them in the context of the clinical picture and natural history of the disease. A pattern emerged, giving rise to an explanatory model. ME/CFS often starts after or during an infection...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29486769/association-of-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-with-premature-telomere-attrition
#17
Mangalathu S Rajeevan, Janna Murray, Lisa Oakley, Jin-Mann S Lin, Elizabeth R Unger
BACKGROUND: Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), is a severely debilitating condition of unknown etiology. The symptoms and risk factors of ME/CFS share features of accelerated aging implicated in several diseases. Using telomere length as a marker, this study was performed to test the hypothesis that ME/CFS is associated with accelerated aging. METHODS: Participant (n = 639) data came from the follow-up time point of the Georgia CFS surveillance study...
February 27, 2018: Journal of Translational Medicine
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
#18
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/29464501/a-systematic-review-of-probiotic-interventions-for-gastrointestinal-symptoms-and-irritable-bowel-syndrome-in-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-myalgic-encephalomyelitis-cfs-me
#19
REVIEW
Matthew Corbitt, N Campagnolo, D Staines, S Marshall-Gradisnik
Gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms and irritable bowel (IB) symptoms have been associated with chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME). The aim of this study was to conduct a systematic review of these symptoms in CFS/ME, along with any evidence for probiotics as treatment. Pubmed, Scopus, Medline (EBSCOHost) and EMBASE databases were searched to source relevant studies for CFS/ME. The review included any studies examining GI symptoms, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and/or probiotic use. Studies were required to report criteria for CFS/ME and study design, intervention and outcome measures...
February 20, 2018: Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29426834/value-of-circulating-cytokine-profiling-during-submaximal-exercise-testing-in-myalgic-encephalomyelitis-chronic-fatigue-syndrome
#20
Kegan J Moneghetti, Mehdi Skhiri, Kévin Contrepois, Yukari Kobayashi, Holden Maecker, Mark Davis, Michael Snyder, Francois Haddad, Jose G Montoya
Myalgic Encephalomyelitis or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) is a heterogeneous syndrome in which patients often experience severe fatigue and malaise following exertion. Immune and cardiovascular dysfunction have been postulated to play a role in the pathophysiology. We therefore, examined whether cytokine profiling or cardiovascular testing following exercise would differentiate patients with ME/CFS. Twenty-four ME/CFS patients were matched to 24 sedentary controls and underwent cardiovascular and circulating immune profiling...
February 9, 2018: Scientific Reports
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