New era for ME/CFS research as top cytokine study attracts media headlines
The immune systems of patients who have recently developed ME/CFS look markedly different from those who have been ill for much longer, according to a major new study from Drs. Ian Lipkin and Mady Hornig at Columbia University. This shift in immune function hadn’t been seen before.
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what symptoms "count"in ME/cfs?

Discussion in 'General Symptoms' started by Allyson, May 24, 2013.

  1. Allyson

    Allyson *****

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    Interesting post in form a fb friend

    Every time I've heard Mary Dimmock speak she's been impressive:


    "CDC states that Oxford, Fukuda, Canadian and the ME-ICC “identify similar pools of patients”.

    But Fukuda does not require PEM and Oxford only requires 6 months of fatigue and allows psychiatric illness.

    Numerous studies have shown that these definitions are not all the same patients.

    Yes, ME is heterogeneous but this heterogeneity is a manufactured artifact of inappropriately combining all these diverse definitions and conditions into one clinical entity called CFS."

    Link to short article

    http://thoughtsaboutme.com/2013/05/23/mary-dimmocks-may-2013-cfsac-testimony/



    cheers

    Ally
     
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  2. Shell

    Shell Senior Member

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    I hope the CFSAC meeting will be up on Youtube. I can't read much at the moment. I need to hear it.
     
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  3. Bob

    Bob

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    Videos of the whole event will be placed online.
     
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  4. Allyson

    Allyson *****

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    thanks Shell and Bob; please do post if so

    thanks

    Ally
     

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