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Komaroff: inflammation correlates with symptoms in ME

Discussion in 'Latest ME/CFS Research' started by Countrygirl, Aug 16, 2017.

  1. Countrygirl

    Countrygirl Senior Member

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    http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2017/08/14/1712475114.extract

    Inflammation correlates with symptoms in chronic fatigue syndrome
    1. Anthony L. Komaroffa,1

     
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  2. Snow Leopard

    Snow Leopard Hibernating

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    I appreciate the editorial.

    Komaroff summarises some of the most popular hypotheses (and presumably some of his favourite studies), though provides little in the way of original insight.
     
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  3. trishrhymes

    trishrhymes Senior Member

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    Pity the article is behind a paywall. Sounds like it could be a useful summary of current knowledge.
     
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    Sing Senior Member

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    Komaroff is a very skillful summarizer and communicator in this field, which I have appreciated. However, I have seen that he is conservative about not extending his statements beyond what has been scientifically established. I tend to think this is because he is at Harvard Medical School as well as working in a politically tricky field (ours) and so treads cautiously. I have found this a little frustrating at times! However, what he lacks in a bold and more forward approach, he makes up for in his longevity, honesty and steady commitment. When I imagine the institutional settings he works in---committees, schools, hospitals, conferences and public communications--I can well imagine the cross currents he is dealing with, and so his conservative approach, conveyed honestly and pleasantly, to those who may not want to hear even that much, seems a little more heroic. He is one of the valuable players on our team--not the one who takes the ball down the field--but a supportive one who keeps us up in the competition. His work deserves my respect and appreciation.
     
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