ME, CFS Definitions, Criteria and Protocols
Symptoms and signs from Byron Marshall Hyde MD
The Nightingale, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E.) DefinitionA measurable and persistent diffuse vascular injury of the CNS from The Nightingale Research Foundation by Prof. Malcom Hooper. A deconstruction of the ME term.
Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome:
Clinical Working Case Definition, Diagnostic and Treatment Protocols. Carruthers et al., A Case Definition for Children with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Leonard A. Jason et al; Oct 2008
Current Definition, Symptoms and Diagnostic guidelines, Fukuda et al. updated
MJA 6 May 2002 176 (9 Suppl): S17-S55
A side by side comparsion of the 1997 & 2002 Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Overview of the Clinical practice guidelines - - Royal Australasian College of Physicians.
Fukuda et al., Criteria - Annals Of Internal Medicine: Vol.121;#12 Dec15; 1994 pg 953-959 (Figure's 1 and 2 not reproduced only text imput)
Myalgic Encephalopathy (ME)/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) Management Guidelines for General Practitioners.
A guideline for the diagnosis and management of ME/CFS in the community or primary care setting (2004) Report from The National Task Force on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), Post Viral Fatigue Syndrome (PVFS), Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME)
EG Dowsett, E Goudsmit, A Macintyre, C Shepherd, et al., Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Working Case Definition Holmes et al Ann Intern Med. 1988; 108:387-389. The birth of CFS.
Melvin Ramsay, M.A., M.D. Hon Consultant Physician, Infectious diseases Department, Royal Free Hospital
"The Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Syndrome" A monograph to demonstrate the clinical features of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis
A pre 1988 record and criteria of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis
Dr E. G. Dowsett MB ChB.Dip.Bact
A report - Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Guidelines for Research MC Sharpe et al,
(note cfs not Myalgic Encephalomyelitis)
when you don't like the rules change them Neuropsychology Review, Vol. 15, No. 1, March 2005, pp. 29-58
Defining Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Methodological Challenges. Jason LA et al, J of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Vol. 7(3) 2000, pp. 17-32
regarding the interpretation and application of the diagnostic criteria