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ME/CFS Clinical Tool – Measuring Family Quality of Life Impact

Striking evidence for how to improve standards of holistic care and service provision The FROM-16 validated quality of life tool is a pragmatic addition to the frontline clinical toolbox, allowing for holistic decision making to be made regarding care and broader service provision. Doctors with M.E. Director Dr. Nina Muirhead presents new findings with her…Continue readingME/CFS Clinical Tool – Measuring Family Quality of Life Impact

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What does good practice look like? Patients chip in

When faced with a life changing, devastating chronic illness with no cure in a young person, doctors often don’t know what to do. Doctors with M.E. has produced guidance for GPs, but what do patients want? We asked patients to share examples of when doctors got it right. It is heartening to read this collection…Continue readingWhat does good practice look like? Patients chip in

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Facilitators to better ME Care

It is widely acknowledged that barriers to good care for ME/CFS patients exist due to the lack of biomarker, disease specific treatments and poor medical education about this disease. There is also inherent cultural bias against invisible illness and illnesses affecting predominantly women.  We sought the opinions of 656 volunteers who took the time and…Continue readingFacilitators to better ME Care

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Putting it into Practice: What NICE ME/CFS means for GPs

Contents Overview Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), is a chronic, complex, multi-system biological illness with often devastating consequences. It affects all age groups including children and all social classes. About 75% of sufferers are female. It has a worse quality of life score than many other serious illnesses including cancer,…Continue readingPutting it into Practice: What NICE ME/CFS means for GPs

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CPD Module 1hr – Case Studies on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

A free online CPD module by Doctors with M.E. Director Dr Nina Muirhead is now available. The module is composed of 10 clinical cases that will challenge and improve your clinical knowledge and patient management for ME/CFS. This CPD module is endorsed by all major charities globally, with additional funding for distribution by the Scottish…Continue readingCPD Module 1hr – Case Studies on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

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Predictors for Severe ME/CFS

Predictors for Developing Severe ME/CFS Following Mononucleosis New research, co-authored by Doctors with M.E. honorary fellow Professor Leonard Jason, attempts to identify why some patients develop severe ME/CFS following Infectious Mononucleosis (IM, Epstein Barr or Glandular Fever) by seeking out possible predisposing risk-factors. Additional gastrointestinal symptoms and abnormal immune markers prior to IM infection appear…Continue readingPredictors for Severe ME/CFS

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Dysregulation of Energy Metabolism

Dysregulation of the Kennedy Pathway and Tricarboxylic Acid Cycle in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Doctors with M.E. Honorary Fellows, Dr. Lucinda Bateman, Professor Anthony Komaroff and Professor Ian Lipkin continue investigations into ME with co-authorship of newly published research that gives further support to findings of altered metabolomic profiles in ME/CFS patients. The…Continue readingDysregulation of Energy Metabolism

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Cyber security alert for research, medical and allied communities working on ME or Long Covid

We strongly advise immediate and ongoing action to secure against live cyber security risks to members of the ME and Long Covid (PASC) research, medical and allied communities. We outline the minimum counter measures that we recommend. This is further to cyber security events that are outlined below, which have been reported to cyber crime…Continue readingCyber security alert for research, medical and allied communities working on ME or Long Covid

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DwME Honorary Fellow responds to RCP post

Doctors with M.E. Honorary Fellow, Professor Derek Pheby, has responded to Dr. Nina Muirhead’s article for the Royal College of Physicians, following up her 2019 article. This article comes within Royal College of Physicians initiatives to work with medical specialities to improve care for Long COVID patients. In particular, Dr. Muirhead discusses the recent surge…Continue readingDwME Honorary Fellow responds to RCP post

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Stigma and causal attribution – new research

Causal attributions and perceived stigma for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Doctors with M.E. Honorary Fellow, Professor Leonard Jason, continues his scholarship in the field of ME with his coauthorship of a newly published paper examining the role of stigma and its impact on health-related and social outcomes. In addition to ME’s extremely low…Continue readingStigma and causal attribution – new research