Contrasting Case Definitions: The ME International Consensus Criteria vs. the Fukuda et al. CFS Criteria
- Sick and tired. Barrett, Michael // New Statesman;5/2/2011, Vol. 140 Issue 5051, p14
The article discusses the possible connection between myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME, also known as chronic fatigue syndrome) and retroviruses, and queries whether ME patients should take antiretroviral drugs.
- Is there effective behavioural treatment for children with chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis? Smith, Simon N.; Crawley, Esther // Archives of Disease in Childhood;Jul2013, Vol. 98 Issue 7, p561
The article present an answer to a question is there effective behavioral treatment for children with chronic fatigue syndrome or myalgic encephalomyelitis.
- Unity of opposites? Chronic fatigue syndrome and the challenge of divergent perspectives in guideline development. Smith, Charlotte; Wessely, Simon // Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry;Feb2014, Vol. 85 Issue 2, p214
Guideline development by its nature is a process and method of integration and synthesis of information, be it originating from research, evidence-based medicine, clinical findings, patient experience and/or individual narratives of an illness or disease. In the majority of cases, it can be...
- An Etiological Model for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Jason, Leonard A.; Sorenson, Matthew; Porter, Nicole; Belkairous, Natalie // Neuroscience & Medicine;Mar2011, Vol. 2 Issue 1, p14
Kindling might represent a heuristic model for understanding the etiology of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). Kindling occurs when an organism is exposed repeatedly to an initially sub-threshold stimulus resulting in hypersensitivity and spontaneous seizure-like...
- A mystery no more. Quinn, Catherine // Nursing Standard;9/29/2010, Vol. 25 Issue 4, p22
Nurses are being encouraged to play a greater role in caring for people who have chronic fatigue syndrome, as Catherine Quinn reports. INSET: Tips for people with chronic fatigue syndrome.
- Chronic fatigue syndrome and occupational health. Mounstephen, A.; Sharpe, M. // Occupational Medicine;1997, Vol. 47 Issue 4, p217
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a controversial condition that many occupational physicians find difficult to advise on. In this article we review the nature and definition of CFS, the principal aetiologic hypotheses and the evidence concerning prognosis. We also outline a practical approach...
- A narrative review on the similarities and dissimilarities between myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) and sickness behavior. Morris, Gerwyn; Anderson, George; Galecki, Piotr; Berk, Michael; Maes, Michael // BMC Medicine;
It is of importance whether myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) is a variant of sickness behavior. The latter is induced by acute infections/injury being principally mediated through proinflammatory cytokines. Sickness is a beneficial behavioral response that serves to...
- Microbial infections in eight genomic subtypes of chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis. // Journal of Clinical Pathology;Feb2010, Vol. 63 Issue 2, p156
The article discusses a study that determined the specificity of the genomic subtypes of chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME). It examines whether the dysregulation of the gene occurs in drug-free patients with endogenous depression. It also tests the associations between...
- Knowing 'ME' Knowing You: The Discursive Negotiation of Contested Illness within a Family. Crix, Doug; Stedmon, Jacqui; Smart, Cordet; Plymouth, Rudi Dallos // Journal of Depression & Anxiety;2012, Vol. 1 Issue 4, Special section p1
Although CFS/ME (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis) has been heavily researched and contested, there is a distinct absence of studies which consider the relationship between the illness and family process. This is a striking omission given the centrality of the family to the...