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Dr. Nancy Klimas comment on the IOM report

Discussion in 'Institute of Medicine (IOM) Government Contract' started by Nielk, Feb 23, 2015.

  1. Nielk

    Nielk

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    From her fb page - https://www.facebook.com/NSUINIM

     
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  2. ClarkEllis

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    Perhaps Dr Klimas meant to say that there was not sufficient evidence to support the E in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (rather than M).
    As that is what the IOM report actually says:
    “The committee…was concerned that the term “encephalomyelitis” is not well supported by the evidence...

    Myalgic encephalomyelitis: My = muscle, Algic = pain, Encephalo = brain, Mye = spinal cord, Itis = inflammation.
    So, insufficient evidence of brain/spinal cord inflammation.

    But I can't speak for her, perhaps her interpretation is different from mine.
     
  3. Dolphin

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    Who knows. They didn't include myalgia in the definition as they didn't think it was universal enough (and certainly a percentage don't seem to report it).
     
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