Tuesday, February 10, 2015

IOM's Powerpoint Slides for today's hearing

 

The committee reviewed literature on a number of symptoms in ME/CFS patients:
•Post-exertional malaise
•Orthostatic intolerance and autonomic dysfunction
•Neurocognitive manifestations
•Sleep-related symptoms
•Symptom Constructs and Clusters
•Immune impairment
•Neuroendocrine manifestations
•Fatigue
•Pain
•Infection
 
What will these new criteria mean for clinicians?
•Educate about the disease. ME/CFS is a serious systemic disease.
•Recognize ME/CFS core symptoms and make a diagnosis.
•Improve care for ME/CFS patients:
•Having a diagnosis
•Treatment of the symptoms
•Avoid the prescription of potentially harmful therapies

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