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ME (CFS)   Global Perspective

ME a definition
A semantic breakdown of Myalgic Encephalomeyitis by Prof. Malcom Hooper

2006   ME Symptoms
A new and simple definition of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis from Dr. Byron M Hyde

ME  Clinical Symptoms
The Nightingale Research Foundation, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E.) Definition

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
An evolving look at the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, CFS a phrase for many conditions

Clinical Definition (Canadian Criteria)
Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Clinical Working Case Definition. Diagnostic and Treatment Protocols.
Bruce M Carruthers MD,CM,FRCP(C) et al.

ME / CFS Pediatric Definition
A Case Definition for Children with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Leonard A. Jason et al;   Oct 2008

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: The Need for Subtypes
Jason LA et al.,
Neuropsychology Review, Vol. 15, No. 1, March 2005, pp. 29-582005

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome   The Fukuda Criteria of 1994
Fukuda Criteria - Annals Of Internal Medicine: Vol.121;#12   Dec15; 1994    pg 953-959   (Figure's 1 and 2 not reproduced only text imput)

Australian Revised 2002 Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Clinical Practice Guidelines
MJA 6 May 2002 176 (9 Suppl): S17-S55

Management Guidelines for General Practitioners
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)

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome   G. Holmes et al. 1988 (CDC)
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Working Case Definition Holmes et al Ann Intern Med. 1988;

Redefinitions of ME/CFS - A 20th Century Phenomenon
A century of ME - CFS and the 1956 Ramsay criteria of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis
Dr E. G. Dowsett  MB ChB.Dip.Bact

The Physical Basis of CFS
 by Anthony L. Komaroff (Harvard Medical School)   one of the authors of the first CDC '1988 criteria'

"The Complexities of Diagnosis"
by Byron Hyde, Chapter 3 in the Handbook of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome,
Eds. L. A. Jason, P. A. Fennell and R. R. Taylor.

London Criteria Version 2 Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME)
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.,

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis: A Baffling Syndrome with a Tragic Aftermath
Melvin Ramsay, M.A., M.D. Hon Consultant Physician, Infectious diseases Department, Royal Free Hospital

The Oxford Crtieria A report - Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Guidelines for Research MC Sharpe et al,
(note cfs not Myalgic Encephalomyelitis)

A list of CFS/ME Symptoms
A list of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome symptoms compiled by Jodi Bassett

World Health Org classifications
World Health Organisation  ICD   classifications regarding ME and CFS.

Rights of Disabled Persons
United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Disabled Persons; Proclaimed on 9 December 1975

ME Sufferers and Carers
The views and Stories of ME Sufferers and Carers from around the World
Sufferers: 1:: Carolyn Gage   A must Read for all
            2:: Quintero - Sophisticated Investigation


Epstein-Barr Virus - Mononucleosis - Glandular Fever

Epstain-Barr Virus becoming modern mankind's new nightmare

Herpesviridae in Humans, a Historical Background, HHV 1, HHV 2, HHV 3, HHV 4, HHV 5, HHV 6, HHV 7, HHV 8.

Preliminary evidence of mitochondrial dysfunction associated with post-infective fatigue after acute infection with Epstein Barr Virus.   Vernon et al.

Stress-associated changes in the steady-state expression of latent Epstein-Barr virus: Implications for chronic fatigue syndrome and cancer.   R. Glaser et al.


Myalgic Encephalomyelitis    United Kingdom: Perspective

ME Sufferers and Carers
The views and Stories of ME Sufferers and Carers from around the UK
Sufferers: 1:: Jane Affleck - ME (CFIDS): A Vaccination Link?

Countess of Mar   Address to the House of Lords
Countess of Mar's address in the House of Lords:
Myalgic Encephalomyelitis   Jan 22, 2004

London Criteria Version 2 Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME)
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.,

The Oxford Crtieria A report - Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Guidelines for Research MC Sharpe et al,
(note cfs not Myalgic Encephalomyelitis)

AfME Dossier    Jan   2004
A Dossier compiled about problems and failures of the charity  Action for ME, forwarded to the Uk Charities commision and other relevant bodies.

AfME Dossier:    Results as of  Feb 10, 2004
Response and results to the AfME Dossier Jan 2004 (updated as required).

AfME   2003   Accounts
2003 AfME finiancial statement for compliance to the UK Charities Commission. (pdf, requires Adobe Reader)

AfME   2003  Accounts   a review
An independent Auditor's brief review of the above accounts (AfME 2003).


Myalgic Encephalomyelitis    America(USA): Perspective

Methodological Challenges
Defining Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Methodological Challenges. Jason LA et al, J of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Vol. 7(3) 2000, pp. 17-32

ME-CFS-CFIDS Sufferers and Carers
Views and Stories of ME Sufferers and their Carers

Class Action
The commencement of class action against the UNUM Group re Disability Claims

The UNUM position?
A position of UNUM as of a few years ago.Is this still the situation?


Myalgic Encephalomyelitis    Netherlands: Perspective

ME Sufferers and Carers
The views and Stories of ME Sufferers and Carers from around the Netherlands




Myalgic Encephalomyelitis    Canada: Perspective

Clinical Definition
Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Clinical Working Case Definition. Diagnostic and Treatment Protocols.
Bruce M Carruthers MD,CM,FRCP(C) et al.


Myalgic Encephalomyelitis    Australia: Perspective

The Australian version of CFS.
This document is a comparsion of the 1997 CFS Clinical Practice Guidelines and the Revised 2002 CFS Clinical Practice Guidelines(current) with both major and minor revisions highlighted.

Management Guidelines for General Practitioners
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)

Sufferers and Carers
Views and Stories of ME Sufferers and their Carers

Symptoms
A list of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome symptoms compiled by Jodi Bassett




encéphalomyélite myalgique    France: Perspective

syndrome de fatigue chronique (EM/SFC)