Archive for Research – Page 4

Definitions Matter: Aussie ICC/Fukuda Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Study Raises Questions

The more specific requirements of the ICC however, may select patients that are less clinically diverse. This could improve detection of immunological findings in CFS/ME. Study authors. How much of a difference the International Consensus Criteria (or any definition) makes is a major question in chronic Read more [...]

Strong Core of ME/CFS Experts Bodes Well for IOM Clinical Definition of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

IOM in Control Once the statement of task and budget are finalized, the committee works independently to come to consensus on the questions raised. Up to now the DHHS has been in charge.  Now it was the IOM's turn in spotlight. Once the statement of task and budget are finalized, the committee Read more [...]

Insights From the 24th Autonomic Nervous System Symposium #2: Complexes, Critters, Drugs and the Gut

  The Complex Is ME/CFS/FM bigger than we think?  Does it consist of a complex of  disorders such as ME/CFS/FM/POTS/Autonomic Neuropathy/IBS/ (fill in the blank) that share similar types of onset, symptoms and some lab results. Let's see how that question is shaking out. Check out Pt I of the Read more [...]

Insights From the 24th Autonomic Nervous System Symposium #1: Autoimmunity / CO2 / Bad Reflexes and Your Next Diagnosis

The 24th International Symposium on the Autonomic Nervous System was chock full of potential insights for people with chronic fatigue syndrome.  We used Dysautonomia International's excellent overview of the relevant studies as a starting point.  (Thanks to Issie for alerting me to the overview.) Is Read more [...]

From Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome to Fibromyalgia to ME/CFS? The ‘Spreading Neuroinflammation’ Model

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome and Spreading neuroinflammation and autoimmunity – a model for ME/CFS and fibromyalgia? Neuroinflammation in ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia In previous articles I've been trying to set out, at some length and based on converging evidence, a proposed model of ME/CFS and a Read more [...]

Newton Study Suggests Muscle Problems Whack the Brain in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Background ...There is considerable evidence to highlight an abnormality of the autonomic nervous system as a unifying pathological factor. Newton et. Al. Newton's shown that people with chronic fatigue syndrome tend to display an interrelated trio of problems;  increased acid in their muscles during Read more [...]

A Neuropsychologist Looks at ME/CFS – Part II of ‘Cognition – What do We Know?’: IQ, Walking and Chewing Gum, A Missing Test, Treatment

In Part II of the A Neuropsychologist Looks at ME/CFS, Dr. Lange looks at neuropsychological testing, IQ, we riff on how cognitive problems can affect how well you move, and more...See Pt. I below. Brain Burn, Brain Drain and Low Blood Flows: A Neurologist on ‘Cognition and Chronic Fatigue Read more [...]

Brain Burn, Brain Drain and Low Blood Flows: A Neurologist on ‘Cognition and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – What Do We Know’?’

This overview of the CFIDS Association of America’s webinar on cognition in 2012 was produced while I was with Phoenix Rising but was never published. We just published Dr. Lapps take on cognition and possible ways to treat it. Now, that we've got an overview of the treatment possibilities Read more [...]