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Leonard A Jason, Ben Z Katz, Yukiko Shiraishi, Cynthia J Mears, Young Im, Renee Taylor
This study focused on identifying risk factors for adolescent post-infectious chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), utilizing a prospective, nested case-control longitudinal design in which over 300 teenagers with Infectious Mononucleosis (IM) were identified through primary care sites and followed. Baseline variables that were gathered several months following IM, included autonomic symptoms, days in bed since IM, perceived stress, stressful life events, family stress, difficulty functioning and attending school, family stress and psychiatric disorders...
January 1, 2014: Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine
Stephen J Loew, Kenneth Watson
Prior investigations of scotopic sensitivity or Meares-Irlen syndrome have identified several features also found in attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, chronic fatigue syndrome, and a subtype of dyslexia in which visual recognition is the primary deficit. In particular, anomalies in lipid metabolism, including low essential fatty acid status and decreased serum cholesterol, have been identified in all three disorders. Genetic expression of the transportermolecule apolipoprotein B-100 (APOB) has been correlated with abnormal lipid metabolism, particularly in relation to levels of cholesterol...
June 2012: Perceptual and Motor Skills
Ben Z Katz, Julian M Stewart, Yukiko Shiraishi, Cynthia J Mears, Renee Taylor
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a complex condition responsible for marked functional impairment. The authors recently reported that 6 months following acute infectious mononucleosis (IM), 13%, of adolescents met criteria for CFS. The authors' objective was to assess standing orthostatic tolerance (SOT) in adolescents with CFS and in controls 6 months following IM. In all, 36 of 39 adolescents diagnosed with CFS 6 months following IM and 43 of 50 recovered controls had SOT testing (SOTT) performed. χ(2) Analysis was performed to study the relationships between SOTT and the diagnosis of CFS...
September 2012: Clinical Pediatrics
Renee R Taylor, Jane O'Brien, Gary Kielhofner, Sun-Wook Lee, Ben Katz, Cynthia Mears
INTRODUCTION: Chronic fatigue syndrome, termed myalgic encephalomyelitis in the United Kingdom (CFS/ME), is a debilitating condition involving severe exhaustion, cognitive difficulties, educational and vocational losses, and disruption of social activities and relationships. CFS/ME may affect volition (that is, value, interest and sense of competence). PURPOSE: To test Model of Human Occupation (MOHO) concepts by comparing young people with and without CFS/ME in terms of occupational participation, volition and health-related quality of life during infection and over time...
November 1, 2010: British Journal of Occupational Therapy
Yue Huang, Ben Z Katz, Cynthia Mears, Gary W Kielhofner, Renée Taylor
OBJECTIVE: To compare adolescents who do and do not recover from acute infectious mononucleosis in terms of fatigue severity and activity levels before, during, and in the 2 years following infection. DESIGN: Prospective case-control study. SETTING: The baseline and 12- and 24-month evaluations occurred in the subjects' homes. The 6-month outpatient visit occurred at Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. PARTICIPANTS: Three hundred one adolescents (aged 12-18 years) with acute infectious mononucleosis...
September 2010: Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine
Ben Z Katz, Steven Boas, Yukiko Shiraishi, Cynthia J Mears, Renee Taylor
OBJECTIVE: Six months after acute infectious mononucleosis (IM), 13% of adolescents meet criteria for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). We measured exercise tolerance in adolescents with CFS and control subjects 6 months after IM. STUDY DESIGN: Twenty-one adolescents with CFS 6 months after IM and 21 recovered control subjects performed a maximal incremental exercise tolerance test with breath-by-breath gas analysis. Values expressed are mean+/-standard deviation...
September 2010: Journal of Pediatrics
Ben Z Katz, Yukiko Shiraishi, Cynthia J Mears, Helen J Binns, Renee Taylor
OBJECTIVE: The goal was to characterize prospectively the course and outcome of chronic fatigue syndrome in adolescents during a 2-year period after infectious mononucleosis. METHODS: A total of 301 adolescents (12-18 years of age) with infectious mononucleosis were identified and screened for nonrecovery 6 months after infectious mononucleosis by using a telephone screening interview. Nonrecovered adolescents underwent a medical evaluation, with follow-up screening 12 and 24 months after infectious mononucleosis...
July 2009: Pediatrics
Tim Mears
This case report concerns the treatment of post viral fatigue (chronic fatigue syndrome) with electroacupuncture. This condition is particularly difficult to treat whether using conventional or complementary therapy. Whilst the treatment did not cure the patient, it appears to have facilitated her return to work and markedly improved her symptoms. There are few publications on acupuncture treatment of this condition and the approach used here has not been reported previously.
September 2005: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
Cynthia J Mears, Renee R Taylor, Karen M Jordan, Helen J Binns et al.
PURPOSE: To describe the prevalence of prolonged fatigue, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)-like illness, and associated symptom patterns in adolescents attending primary care. METHODS: The design was cross-sectional. A questionnaire designed by the authors assessing fatigue and associated symptoms was administered to 901 adolescents (aged 11-18 years) attending 12 primary care clinics in the Chicago area. Prevalence rates for prolonged fatigue and CFS-like illness were calculated...
December 2004: Journal of Adolescent Health: Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
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