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MEA Review: To the heart of the issue – new study on two-day CPET in M.E. and MS | 29 August 2017

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    MEA Review: To the heart of the issue – new study on two-day CPET in M.E. and MS | 29 August 2017

    Published in Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging, 07 August 2017.

    The New Zealand pilot study on 2-day CPET is not the first to examine CPET results in ME/CFS, however it is the first to compare responses with MS (multiple sclerosis) patients.

    The fact that similar studies have been carried out before, strengthens the emerging picture, providing good physiological evidence for what has become known as the characteristic post-exertional malaise (PEM).

    Overview of the main results

    MS patients performed worse on both days compared to M.E. patients and controls. However, they were able to reproduce the same results on day two, whereas M.E. patients performed considerably worse on the second day.

    This demonstrates the effects that PEM has on a M.E. patient’s ability to exercise and separates M.E. from MS patients, whose symptoms may actually improve, following exercise.

    Full review here:
    http://www.meassociation.org.uk/201...on-two-day-cpet-in-m-e-and-ms-29-august-2017/

    Dr Charles Shepherd
    Hon Medical Adviser, MEA
     
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