Monday, May 12, 2014

ME/CFS Medical Abnormalities


You'll hear a lot of people claiming there's nothing physically wrong with CFS patients.  Here's the proof that there really is:


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ME and CFS Medical Abnormalities

With the current focus on the development of
revised definitions for the disease that the
government is now calling "ME/CFS," it seemed
possibly useful for all concerned to have an
easily accessible and organized summary
document listing all the peer-reviewed articles
demonstrating medical abnormalities in these
patients.

More than 500 peer-reviewed articles have been
published demonstrating a wide variety of
physiological abnormalities in patients with
"Chronic Fatigue Syndrome" (a condition that
encompasses patients with Myalgic
Encephalomyelitis).

A PDF summary includes citations and brief
summaries of each of these articles, organized
by type of abnormality and last updated on
05/06/14.

(Hopefully this is pretty complete, but please let
me know if you notice that I missed anything.)

I have sent this document along to a variety of
experts in the disease, including those serving
on the IOM committee, in the hope that they
will find it helpful.

Topics include:

* Overview

* Cancer Risk

* Cardiac Abnormalities

* Orthostatic Intolerance

* Tilt Table Test

* Other Cardiovascular Issues

* Exercise & Activity Intolerance

* Oxidative Stress & Inflammation

* Cytokines & Complement

* Rnase L

* Mitochondria

* Natural Killer Cells

* Other Immune Abnormalities

* Herpesviruses

* Enteroviruses

* Gut

* Candida

* Mycoplasma

* Parvovirus B19

* Coxiella Burnetii

* Borna Disease

* Stealth Virus

* Other Infections

* Endocrine System

* Brain Abnormalities

* Cognitive Impairment

* Gait Abnormalities

* Sleep Abnormalities

* Pain

* Muscles

* Physical Symptoms

* Physical Abnormalities

* Laboratory Abnormalities

* Channelopathies

* Lipids

* Carnitine

* Nutrients

* ME/CFS vs. Other Conditions

* HLA

* Gene Expression

Unfortunately, most of these abnormalities have never been covered by the mainstream news media, meaning that most people (including non-specialist physicians) have no idea that they have been shown to exist.

A document listing the small number of news
media articles on this topic that have been run
also is available (http://bit.ly/1jrfGak)

Best,

Lisa Petrison, Ph.D.
Executive Director
Paradigm Change


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