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Ä Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (1:125/33) ÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄ CFS Ä Msg : 58 of 100 From : Roger Burns 1:279/14 Tue 19 Jan 93 00:31 To : All Wed 20 Jan 93 23:59 Subj : Cfs-news #13 med. update ÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄ ------------------------- part 1 of 3 ------------------------------ HHHHHH HHHHHH HHHHHH H H HHHHHH H H HHHHHH H H H HH H H H H H H HHHHH HHHHHH HHHH H H H HHHH H H H HHHHHH H H H H HHH H H H H H HHHHHH H HHHHHH H HH HHHHHH HHHHH HHHHHH Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Electronic Newsletter -------------------------------------------------------------------- No. 13 January 19, 1993 Washington DC -------------------------------------------------------------------- MEDICAL UPDATE FROM I.F.M.E.A. CONTENTS >>>1. Medical Update from I.F.M.E.A. >>>2. New resources: British BBSs, Ottawa FREE-NET The ME/CFS movement in Great Britain has recently branched into electronic networking. This enables an increased exchange of trans- atlantic ME/CFS information -- one result being that CFS-NEWS will be able to present timely reports on the quarterly Medical Update published by the International Federation of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Associations (which is based in Britain). Article 1 below features this valuable medical resource. ------------------------------------ >>>1. Medical Update from I.F.M.E.A. The International Federation of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Associations (IFMEA) compiles a quarterly medical update which contains abstracts and reviews, written by medical professionals, of current research on CFS/CFIDS/ME. The full text of the Update is available from the national organizations listed at the end of this article. The following is a list of the publications which are summarized and reviewed in the fall 1992 issue of the Update: NEUROLOGY\IMMUNOLOGY Troughton, AH., Blacker, R and Vivian, G. 99mTC HMPAO SPECT in the chronic fatigue syndrome. Clinical Radiology, 1992, 45, 59 Woodward, CG and Cox, RA. Epstein-Barr virus serology in the chronic fatigue syndrome. Journal of Infection, 1992, 24, 133-139. EPIDEMIOLOGY Levine, PH., Jacobson, S., Pocinki, AG., Cheyne, P., Peterson, D., Connelly, RR., Weil, R., Robinson, SM., Ablashi, D., Salahuddin, SZ., Pearson, GR and Hoover, R. Clinical, epidemiologic, and virologic studies in four clusters of the chronic fatigue syndrome. Archives of Internal Medicine, 1992, 152, 1611-1616. PSYCHIATRY/PSYCHOLOGY Katon, W and Russo, J. Chronic fatigue syndrome criteria. A critique of the requirement for multiple physical complaints. Archives of Internal Medicine, 1992, 152, 1604-1609. Also: editorial by S.E. Straus (p. 1569-70). Whelton, CL., Salit, I and Moldovsky, H. Sleep, Epstein-Barr virus infection, musculoskeletal pain and depressive symptoms in chronic fatigue syndrome. Journal of Rheumatology, 1992, 19, 6, 939-43. NEW MEASURES Ray, C., Weir, WRC., Phillips, S and Cullen, S. Development of a measure of symptoms in chronic fatigue syndrome: the profile of fatigue related symptoms (PFRS). Psychology and Health, 1992, 7, 27-43. REVIEWS Fink, H. Chronische mudigkeit. Natur and Heilen, 1992, 9, 462-468. (In German). Schluederberg, A., Straus, SE., Peterson, P., Blumenthal, S., Komaroff, AL., Spring, SB., Landay, A and Buchwald, D. Chronic fatigue syndrome research - definition and medical outcome assessment. Annals of Internal Medicine, 1992, 117, 4, 325-331. Serratice, G. Le syndrome de fatigue chronique. Semaine Des Hopitaux, 1992, 68, 24, 684. (In French) MISCELLANEOUS Alexander, EL., Kumar, AJ and Kozachuk, WE. [Letter] Chronic fatigue syndrome controversy. Annals of Internal Medicine, 1992, 117, 4, 343-4. Response by Komaroff et al. Berman, DS and Wenglin, BD. [Letter] Chronic fatigue syndrome and psychiatric disorders. American Journal of Medicine, 1992, 92, 6, 710. Chao, CC., DeLahunt, M., Hu, S., Close, K and Peterson, PK. Immunologically mediated fatigue - a murine model. Clinical Immunology and Immunopathology, 1992, 64, 2, 161-166. Da Costa, Brostoff, J., Douli, V and Ell, PJ. Brain stem hypo perfusion in patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis chronic fatigue syndrome. European Journal of Nuclear Medicine, 1992, 19, 8, 733. Dooley, DP. Commercial laboratory testing for chronic fatigue syndrome. Journal of the American Medical Association, 1992, 268, 7, 873-4. Durlach, J. Chronic fatigue syndrome and chronic primary magnesium deficiency (CFS and CPMD). Magnesium Research, 1992, 5, 1, 68. Elnicki, DM., Shockcor, WT., Brick, JA and Benyon, D. Evaluating the complaint of fatigue in primary care: diagnoses and outcomes. The American Journal of Medicine, 1992, 93, 303-306. Faas, RJE. Het chronischemoeheidsyndroom. Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde, 1992, 136, 41, 2037. (In Dutch). In this letter Fuchs, D., Weiss, G and Wachter, H. Pathogenesis of chronic fatigue syndrome. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 1992, 53, 296. Howard, JM., Davies, S and Hunnisett, A. Magnesium and chronic fatigue syndrome. Lancet, 1992, 340, 426. Hume, MC. [Letter] Self help organisation's advice on myalgic encephalomyelitis. British Medical Journal, 1992, 305, 649. Lynch, SPJ., Seth, RV and Main, J. Monospot and VP1 tests in chronic fatigue syndrome and major depression. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, 1992, 85, 537-40. MacPherson, H and Blackwell, R. Tired out. Journal of Chinese Medicine, 1992, 40, 13-20. Pamphlett, R and Odonoghue, P. Antibodies against sarcocystis and toxoplasma in humans with chronic fatigue syndrome. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Medicine, 1992, 22, 3, 307. Price, RK., North, CS., Wessely, S and Fraser, VJ. Estimating the prevalence of chronic fatigue syndrome and associated symptoms in the community. Public Health Reports, 1992, 107, 5, 514-522. Reeves, WC., Pellett, PE and Gary, H. [Letter] The chronic fatigue syndrome controversy. Annals of Internal Medicine, 1992, 117, 4, 343. Also: reply by Komaroff et al. on p. 344. Scheffers, MK., Johnson, R., Grafman, J., Dale, JK and Straus, SE. Attention and short term memory in chronic fatigue syndrome patients an event related potential analysis. Neurology, 1992, 42, 9, 1667-1675. Schn, B. [Editorial] Tetracyclines in myalgic encephalomyelitis. South African Medical Journal, 1992, 82, 1, 3-4. Steer, RG. Echovirus 16 orchitis and postviral fatigue syndrome. Medical Journal of Australia, 1992, 156, 11, 816. RESEARCH RELATED TO OTHER DISEASES Bonne, O., Krausz, Y and Lerer, B. SPECT imaging in psychiatry. A review. General Hospital Psychiatry, 1992, 14, 296-306. Dolan et al. Regional cerebral blood flow abnormalities in depressed patients with cognitive impairment. J. Neurol. Neurosurg. Psychiatry, 1992, 55, 768-773. Carette, S., Dessureault, M and Belanger, A. Fibromyalgia and sex hormones. Journal of Rheumatology, 1992, 19, 5, 831. Finn, R. Food allergy - fact or fiction: a review. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, 1992, 85, 560-563. Kaplan, RF., Meadows, M.E., Vincent, LC., Logigian, EL and Steere, AC. Memory impairment and depression in patients with Lyme encephalopathy: comparison with fibromyalgia and nonpsychotically depressed patients. Neurology, 1992, 42, 1263-1267. Weisse, CS. Depression and immunocompetence: a review of the literature. Psychological Bulletin, 1992, 111, 3, 475-489. BOOK REVIEW Hyde, BM, Goldstein, J and Levine, P (Eds.) The Clinical and Scientific Basis of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Ottawa: The Nightingale Research Foundation. 1992. -------------------------------------------- To obtain copies of the full text of the IFMEA Medical Update which summarizes and reviews the publications cited above, contact one of the member national organizations listed below: USA: CFIDS Association, P O Box 220398, Charlotte, NC 28222-0398 the IFMEA Medical Update is available at $3 per copy UK: M.E. Association, Box 8, Stanford-le-Hope, Essex SS17 8EX annual subscription to quarterly IFMEA Medical Update is 8/yr. Netherlands: M.E. Stichting, Postbus 57436, 1040 BH Amsterdam the IFMEA Medical Update is summarized in the MEdium newsletter (printed in Dutch only, 30 guilders/yr.); the full text of the Update is available for the cost of copying & postage -- contact the office to ask what the exact price is (it is different for each issue) Norway: Norges M.E. Forening, Eikveien 96A, 1345 Osteras for now, the IFMEA Medical Update is provided at no charge to members (membership dues are 200 krona per year) [Information provided by IFMEA and through the invaluable assistance of David Axford] -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- >>>2. New resources: British BBSs, Ottawa FREE-NET An electronic information resource in Britain for CFS/ME has been established: it's the Shaking Hands BBS (Fidonet 2:252/160) located in Fleet, Hampshire county. It can be reached at telephone 44-252-626233. Thanks to David Axford and Jeremy Browne for setting up the CFS/ME section on this BBS. Also, the Focus Medical Resource Centre BBS (Fidonet 2:252/200) in Portsmouth, Hampshire county (telephone 44-489-577514, sysop George Cordner) is now carrying the CFS echo, the international CFS/ME discussion group on the Fidonet network. In Canada a Free-Net service has just been established for the city of Ottawa and it includes a CFS/ME section for messages and information files, as well as Internet access, USENET newsgroups and other services. The Ottawa Free-Net, available to the public at no charge, can be reached by dialing in to tel. 1-613-780-3733. Thanks to Mr. Sandy Shaw for setting up the CFS/ME section of this resource. [Information provided by David Axford, Lloyd Hopkins and Sandy Shaw.] =================================================================== CFS-NEWS (ISSN 1066-8152) is an independent newsletter edited by Roger Burns in Washington D.C. and is distributed on the Fidonet CFS echo, on Internet, and through the USENET Newsgroup bit.listserv.cfs.newsletter. Back issues are on file on the CFIDS/CFS BBS in Maine USA at telephone 1-207-623-8486 in file area H. Suggestions and contributions of news may be sent via Internet to CFS-NEWS@LIST.NIH.GOV, or via Fido NetMail to CFS-NEWS at 1:109/432, or post a message to the CFS echo or to newsgroup alt.med.cfs. Patients should read the resource file CFS-RES.TXT available on the BBS mentioned above and elsewhere. Copyright (c) 1993 by Roger Burns. Permission is granted to excerpt this document if the source (CFS-NEWS) is cited. Permission is also granted to reproduce the entirety of this document unaltered. This notice does not diminish the rights of others whose copyrighted material as so noted may be quoted herein. Note that Fido and Fidonet are registered marks of Tom Jennings and Fido Software. ===================================================================

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