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Blog entries from George

George has a total of 8 entries.

  1. George
    POTS The current definition of POTS is as follows. Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS, also postural tachycardia syndrome) is a condition of dysautonomia (Your autonomic nervous system becomes messed up and no longer sends the right signals to the rest of your body) - to be more specific orthostatic intolerance, in which a change from the laying position to an upright...
    George, May 12, 2012
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    The Flare The Flare is a word borrowed from MS symptomology and really hasn’t been used by ME/CFS doctors so much as GP’s who are confused about an illness that looks so much like MS but isn’t MS. A flare is usually defined as a returning set of symptoms that crops up periodically and chronically through out the course of the patients lifetime. A flare is sometimes called a relapse by ME...
    George, May 12, 2012
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    PENE What it is: The term PENE didn’t exit prior to it’s début in the ICC ME publication. It is an attempt to create a very unique type of fatigue category and is being put forward as the defining symptom for ME. There are rumors that the IACFSME group is negotiation with the CDC for the creation of the ME category and a move of a set of patients to this designation under the coding of G93.3....
    George, May 12, 2012
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    Four types of Fatigue May 12th CFS/ME Awareness With a name like Chronic Fatigue Syndrome you would think that there would be a deep understanding of the different biological underpinnings leading to fatigue in the illness. However, there is very little discussion of the different types of fatigue, what causes them or how they can be approached or remedied. In fact many of the fatigue terms...
    George, May 12, 2012
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    The recent paper by Christine Kozac traces the origins of the XMRV virus and she kills the contamination theory dead. She pretty much follows the MLV virus from around 8 to 12 million years ago or MYA to the present and shows how XMRV arrived in it's present form. The three things that this paper does and it's like the holy grail as far as I'm concerned. Christine Kozak goes on the refrigerator...
    George, Dec 2, 2010
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    There has been a lot of questions about how a retroviral model would fit in to the world of ME/CFS lately. Could it be responsible in outbreak situations and could it go into remission from time to time, and what would be the mode of transmission if it does both of those? I've been laying here in 'flare up' misery for a couple of weeks now and my brain has been stirring the pot on those very...
    George, Aug 16, 2010
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    O.k. first what do we know about epidemics or pandemics? We know that air born virus' spread very quickly. The H1N1 took 7 months to go world wide. We know that in the case of HIV it took between 60 and 70 years for it to become a pandemic. (Basically 1915 to 1975/85.) HIV is spread both through sexual contact, and passed via blood from mother to child or in the case of transfusions. It's...
    George, Jul 15, 2010
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    Let me preempt this with a caveat that I'm in over my head on this but since speculation can be fun and there is that desire to push things forward one way or another I just keep poking around in this stuff and the stuff below is what I've come up with. Take it with a grain of salt. (big grins) First up I don't think we need to be too concerned with any information in the Sandra Ruscetti video...
    George, Jul 15, 2010