Clearly, issues concerning reliability of clinical diagnosis are complex and have important research and practical implications. Jason et. al
In the beginning of his overview on the IOM definition and name change Jason notes the numerous false starts and botched definitions that have plagued chronic Read more [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
When 26 patient organizations and advocates sign a letter urging the government to do something it's time to sit up and take note. Alot of good, smart and effective people support the move to press the federal government to use the Canadian Consensus Criteria (CCC) in all their programs. The Read more [...]
(Are different ME/CFS doctors seeing different types of ME/CFS patients. Would closely examining those patients reveal the elusive subsets researcher have been talking about for decades? At the FDA Workshop on April 26, Dr Elizabeth Unger, head of the CDC's Chronic Fatigue Syndrome programme Read more [...]
The Canadian Consensus and International Consensus Criteria are much beloved by the chronic fatigue syndrome community and it's easy to see why; after decades of dealing with a vague definition, people with ME/CFS could finally see themselves in a definition for the first time. Created from within Read more [...]