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New from Spain:

"The use of oxygen as a possible screening biomarker for the diagnosis of chronic fatigue [#CFS]"
sciencedirect.com/science/articl…

Involved looking at "the mean % of oxygen use in the aerobic-anaerobic transition phase or isocapnic buffering (IB)"

#PwME #MEcfs #CFSME
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"The study of the combination of the factors O2 max, IB duration, and mean % of O2 use in IB support the validity of these as a screening biomarker for the diagnosis of CFS with a predictive power in our sample of over 90%."

#ChronicFatigueSyndrome #MyalgicEncephalomyelitis
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"The results obtained make it possible to propose the confirmatory screening of the #CFS with a single laboratory test, and not with the 2 sessions of the most commonly used procedure currently with the importance that this stress reduction factor has for affected population"
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New from Japan
“Clinical Characteristics of #MyalgicEncephalomyelitis/#ChronicFatigueSyndrome (#ME/#CFS) Diagnosed in Patients with #LongCOVID
mdpi.com/1648-9144/58/7…
“The overall prevalence rate of ME/CFS [in #LongCovid] diagnosed by three sets of #MECFS criteria…was 16.8%”
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“most frequent symptoms in #ME/#CFS patients were general fatigue & post-exertional malaise (89.4% of patients), headache (34.0%), insomnia (23.4%), dysosmia (21.3%) & dysgeusia (19.1%). Dizziness, chest pain, insomnia & headache were characteristic symptoms related to #MECFS
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“The male to female ratio in #ME/#CFS patients was equal in the present study [48.9% vs 51.1%] although #MECFS was generally more common in women in previous studies”

#MyalgicEncephalomyelitis #LongCovid #PwLC #ChronicFatigueSyndrome #PwME #CFSME #SEID #postviralillness
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New Zealand:
“Scientists studying potential link between [#ChronicFatigueSyndrome] & #longCovid struggle for funding”

stuff.co.nz/national/healt…

On Prof Tate & his research team. He seems like the sort of scientist we really want in field.

#MEcfs #PwME #MyalgicE #CFS #CFSME
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“A small Dunedin-based team of researchers are critical to
understanding fatigue disease in New Zealand, but they might not be
around in another year.”

#MyalgicEncephalomyelitis #ChronicFatigueSyndrome #PostViralSyndrome #PVFS #LongCovid #MEcfs #CFS #PwME #PwLC #MyalgicE
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“Emeritus Professor Warren Tate says it took two decades for #chronicfatiguesyndrome research to be taken seriously, yet after a decade of good work it is still a mission to secure funding.

As of this week, they still didn’t have the funding to continue in 2023”

#MEcfs #CFS
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“ME/CFS: What Psychiatrists & Psychologists need to know” by @DoctorsWithME (March 2022)

doctorswith.me/me-cfs-what-ps…

#MyalgicEncephalomyelitis #ChronicFatigueSyndrome #NeuroME #MEcfs #CFS #PwME #CFSME

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#ME/#CFS is a chronic, complex, multi-system biological illness with often devastating consequences. It affects all age groups including children, and all social classes. About 75% of sufferers are female”

#MyalgicEncephalomyelitis #MEcfs #PwME #CFSME #ChronicFatigueSyndrome
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ME/CFS “has a worse quality of life score than many other serious illnesses including cancer, stroke, rheumatoid arthritis and MS. 25% of patients are housebound or bedbound.”

#MyalgicEncephalomyelitis #ChronicFatigueSyndrome #MEcfs #CFS #PwME #MyalgicE #SevereME
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There have been some really thoughtful comments since we shared our first #longCOVID rehabilitation paper on here and I wanted to take some time to transparently share 5 points about how our team has been tackling this complex and challenging problem - a thread (1/n)
1) Let's start with the "camp problem". Since the beginning we have noted the fact that #longCOVID shares similarities with #POTS, #dysautonomia, #CFSME, #MCAS, various #autoimmune conditions, et al. We are speaking with all of these communities and we are learning (2/n)
from some truly wonderful clinicians and patients, but we are not going to silo #longCOVID into just one of these conditions. In fact, as a group, our working hypothesis is that #longCOVID is unlikely to be one single condition...it is probably more like 5-10. (3/n)
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Press Release from NICE about its new draft #MECFS guidelines that are out for consultation

meresearch.org.uk/nice-guideline…

“The draft guideline also highlights the importance of ensuring that people remain in their ‘energy envelope’ when undertaking activity of any kind”

#CFS

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Draft NICE guidance “recognizes that #MECFS is a complex, multi-system, chronic medical condition where there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to managing symptoms,particularly where there is the potential for an intervention to benefit some people but cause harm in others”
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“Because of harms reported by people with #MECFS + the committee’s own experience of the effects when people exceed their energy limits...any programme based on fixed incremental increases in physical activity or exercise eg GET should not be offered for treatment of ME/#CFS
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“Doctors examining possible link between #chronicfatiguesyndrome and #COVID19: For many, chronic fatigue syndrome develops after a viral infection” by Dr Danielle Weitzer and Dr Christie Richardson

abcnews.go.com/Health/doctors…

#LongCovid #MEcfs #CFS #PostCovid #PVFS

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“By this point, many people can identify symptoms of #COVID19 -- fever, fatigue, shortness of breath -- but fewer know that those can occur after a successful recovery* and closely resemble another illness: #chronicfatiguesyndrome

*I dislike using “recovery” in this way
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“‘About 75 to 80% of #chronicfatiguesyndrome cases are post-viral in nature,’ estimated Dr. Mark VanNess, ‘The viral infection and following immune response are precipitating causes for long-term symptoms.’”

#LongCovid #PostViralSyndrome #PostViralFatigueSyndrome #MEcfs #CFS
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The International Consensus Criteria for ME states: “Misperceptions have arisen because the name ‘CFS’ and its hybrids #MECFS, #CFSME and CFS/CF have been used for widely diverse conditions”. #pwME #MyalgicEncephalomyelitis
@EmergeAus “Our panel strongly recommends that only the name ‘myalgic encephalomyelitis’ be used to identify patients meeting the ICC because a distinctive disease entity should have one name.”
@EmergeAus “Patients diagnosed using broader or other criteria for CFS or its hybrids (Oxford, Reeves, London, Fukuda, CCC, etc.) should be reassessed with the ICC. Those who fulfill the criteria have ME; those who do not would remain in the more encompassing CFS classification.”
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