I quickly did a bit of research on the other doctor mentioned. At one point he seemed to be fairly impressive. I notice he was involved with Ampligen which WPI is now as well! Here is my source... http://www.ncf-net.org/conference/2000.htm
A CLINICAL TREATMENT MODEL FOR CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME PATIENTS
During this session, Dr Hyams will present a practical approach to manage Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) patients, based on the generally accepted understanding of the pathophysiology underlying CFS.
The model is designed to treat patients multi-systemically, including neurological rehabilitation, appropriate immune modulation intervention, managing the underlying metabolic dysfunction and addressing the neuroendocrinological changes occurring in this illness. Occasionally, dental and/or gastroenterological interventionmay be required. Dr Hyams will outline a methodical approach to treat patients and this type of model is used both in the USA as well as in Europe. Teitelbaum et al have confirmed clinically significant results of patients being treated on a multi-modality treatment programme and this appears to yield better results than any single treatment modality, on its own.
Dr Hyams will emphasise management based on clinical outcome studies as well as suggested treatments discussed at peer reviewed conferences. He will also discuss the paradigm shift occurring in the management of chronic illnesses such as CFS involving integrative approaches combining orthodox medicine and the need for scientifically based nutritional medicine. During this discussion, he will allude to some nutritional approaches, although this will be dealt with more extensively during the separateworkshop to be held on Sunday 25th April. Reference will be made to some of the proposedclinical treatment trials which will hopefully commence in this country shortly.
This treatment model is currently being introduced to the fatigue service at the National ME Centre as well as the Havering Hospital Trust.
Dr Hyams is specialised in the management of chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia and related disorders. He is currently appointed as the Assistant Clinical Director of the National ME Centre and also one of the specialists treating this disorder as part of the Havering Hospitals Trust. He is originally South African and directed a large specialised clinic, exclusively serving the CFS population in the Johannesburg/Pretoria regions. He was offered a prestigious position directing research into CFS at the Cheney Clinic in North Carolina, USA. Dr Hyams and Dr Cheney worked together for two years before he took up his current post. Dr Hyams wrote for the CFIDS Chronicle, the American Journal of the CFIDS Association of America, on a regular basis. He has also lectured extensively on CFS and co-authored publications and scientific presentations in fields relevant to CFS. Dr Hyams has also been involved in the Ampligen trials in the USA and will be involved in the introduction of Ampligen to this country. Dr Hyams was elected onto the scientific advisory council of the CFIDS Association while in America and he has also served as Chairman of the CFS Association of South Africa and also the National Research Foundation. Dr Hyams has been recently interviewed by Action for ME.