epidemiology

  1. Pyrrhus

    Updated ME/CFS prevalence estimates reflecting post-COVID increases and associated economic costs and funding implications (Mirin et al., 2022)

    Updated ME/CFS prevalence estimates reflecting post-COVID increases and associated economic costs and funding implications (Mirin et al., 2022) https://doi.org/10.1080/21641846.2022.2062169 From the amazing Art Mirin, Mary Dimmock, and Lenny Jason: (spacing and emphasis added)
  2. Pyrrhus

    Nationwide epidemiological characteristics of chronic fatigue syndrome in South Korea (Lim et al., 2021)

    Nationwide epidemiological characteristics of chronic fatigue syndrome in South Korea (Lim et al., 2021) https://doi.org/10.1186/s12967-021-03170-0 It would appear that ME/cfs has been under-diagnosed in South Korea, which is not surprising given the cultural stigma. The good news is that the...
  3. Martin aka paused||M.E.

    Twitter Survey on infectious onset

    Hey folks, I did a (not representative) Twitter survey. I wanted to get an overview on how many cases of ME had an (symptomatic) infectious onset. These are the results, I thought I share them with you (yes I know that the results have their limitations) 365/500 had a known infectious onset...
  4. Pyrrhus

    Onset Patterns and Course of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (Chu et al., 2019)

    Not new, but an important epidemiological paper: Onset Patterns and Course of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (Chu et al., 2019) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6370741/ Lily Chu, Ian J. Valencia, Donn W. Garvert, and Jose G. Montoya Excerpt:
  5. pibee

    ME in families

    Is this just my impression or it really is that ME has bigger gene/hereditary component than "other" autoimmune diseases? In my family we all have Hashimoto (mom,sister,myself and i'm quite certain my grandmom had too), as for ME, i have most pronounced, but based on all my moms descriptions of...
  6. Kati

    Incidence of ME/cfs in a large prospective cohort of U.S

    Incidence of myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome in a large prospective cohort of U.S. nurses http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/21641846.2017.1323576 Author: Natalia Palacios (Harvard Public Health), Kathryn Fitzgerald (John Hopkins), Anthony Komaroff (Harvard School...
  7. T

    Prevalence of CFS in Canada.

    http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150617/t002b-eng.htm Table 2 Canadians reporting a diagnosis of fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, or multiple chemical sensitivities, by sex, household population aged 12 and older http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150617/dq150617b-eng.htm
  8. snowathlete

    The prevalence of chronic fatigue syndrome/ myalgic encephalomyelitis: a meta-analysis

    Don't think this has been posted yet. From Marshall et al in Australia. http://www.dovepress.com/the-prevalence-of-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-myalgic-encephalomyelitis-a-peer-reviewed-article-CLEP 26 March 2013. Samantha Johnston,1 Ekua W Brenu,1 Donald Staines,1,2 Sonya Marshall-Gradisnik1...
  9. Snow Leopard

    (2007) Prevalence estimates of CFS, FM, MCS from the Canadian Community Health Survey

    I didn't know about this study until now, but this is a paper from the Statistics Canada Health reports publication: http://statcan.gc.ca/pub/82-003-x/2006001/article/sympt/82-003-x2006002-eng.pdf This is part of the results of the 2003 Canadian Community Health survey, which had 135,573...