Invest in ME Conference 12: First Class in Every Way
OverTheHills wraps up our series of articles on this year's 12th Invest in ME International Conference (IIMEC12) in London with some reflections on her experience as a patient attending the conference for the first time.
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Update: New, if Belated, Gov't Interest in CFS Encourages Patients

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS Discussion' started by BurnA, Jan 2, 2016.

  1. BurnA

    BurnA Senior Member

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    @BurnA - good article! Thanks for posting --
     
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    L'engle moogle

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    Wow, that is a good article! And it heads up with the cognitive debility, not the other thing. Impressive.
     
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    Great article.

    Interesting little snippet:
     
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    Yes , also interesting that they will share all their results online and with the NIH.
     
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    New piece from Shannon Firth at Medscape, features Jen Brea, Ron Davis, IOM report, Brian Vastag's letter, NIH funding and more:
    Update: New, if Belated, Goverment Interest in CFS Encourages Patients | Medpage Today


    Starts with Jen Brea's story, and her problems with diagnosis that may be familiar to many
    The NNIDS in-house clinical study of patients who started mecfs recently after an infection is run by Avnidra Math, MD, who it turns out has quite a CV:
    Ron Davis and the Severely-ill study

    Jen Brea, on a big reason for the lack of progress:
     
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  7. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    Very interesting article.

    Hope for all of us there.
     
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    It's Medpage not Medscape.
     
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    Snow Leopard Hibernating

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    What Jen said!
     
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    "It's really hard to find an answer for something, when you're not looking."

    Oh, Jen. :(
     
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    Scarecrow Revolting Peasant

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    The threads have been merged. Please report duplicate threads via the "Report" post button. :)
     
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    An analogy I like to use is you cannot diagnose a brain tumor with just a stethoscope. You need the right tools. One of our big issues is, I think, that until relatively recently the high throughput gene and transcriptome sequencing, and large scale mass spec, plus who knows what else, were either not available or too expensive. That changes over time. When the right technology comes along we find answers. It looks very much like we might now have the technology to unravel the mystery.

    Yet its also the case that three well known, well understood, widely taught, and usually available (though with travel) tests were developed in the 1940s and are applicable to ME and CFS. I am willing to bet that only a small minority of 1% of the medical community even use them, or know to use them, in ME and CFS. They are still using those stethoscopes to rule out brain tumors.
     
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    Thank you for merging the threads. And thank you for letting me know that the report button can be used for such things. (I had never really focused on it (sorry) and thought it was for reporting forum misuse.)
     

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