for Chronic Fatigue Sufferers, CBSNews.com, 1/31/03. Article is based on a study where the experimental drug Ampligen is being used to treat people with CFIDS.
- Test May Take Mystery Out Of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, WNBC.com, 12/2/02. Story based on the Smithsonian article that featured local person with CFIDS(PWC) Eileen Holderman and NY clinician Dr. Susan Levine.
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Evaluation and Treatment, by Timothy Craig and Sujani Kakumanu, American Family Physician (AFP), 3/15/02. The clinical journal of the American Academy of Family Physicians article provides physicians with information on evaluation, possible causes and management of CFIDS. It mentions exercise and CBT as potentially effective treatments.
- Tricky Heart May Cause Chronic Fatigue, by Daniel DeNoon, WebMD, 4/15/03. The article highlights new findings that blood circulation problems may be an underlying cause of CFIDS. Article is based on findings from a research team lead by Arnold Peckerman, MD at the VA Medical Center in East Orange N.J.
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome:
Evaluation and Treatment by Timothy Craig, D.O., and Sujani Kakumanu, American Family Physician, 3/15/02. The article provides physicians with information and evaluation, possible causes and management of CFIDS.
- Puzzling malaise: Unlocking the clues, by Susan J. Landers, American Medical News, 7/23/01. Landers treats CFIDS as a real illness and quotes Dr. Anthony Komaroff as saying, "It is pretty clear there are objective biological things wrong." She also points out that CFIDS patients may test at normal levels on many general blood screening tests for illness and cautions physicians not to attribute all a patient's medical complaints to CFIDS. American Medical News is the weekly newspaper of the American Medical Association.
- Chronic fatigue syndrome stigma hurts patients by John Schieszer, Reuters Health, 1/31/01.
Physicians at American Association for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (AACFS) meeting in Seattle speculate on why CFIDS patients have trouble getting good care, including the name of the illness.
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- Chronic fatigue may respond to gammaglobulin therapy by John Schieszer, Reuters Health, 1/30/01. Researchers at the AACFS meeting report that the majority of 71 CFIDS patients who participated in a 7-year follow-up trial of gammaglobulin had significant improvement.
- Gulf War ills may be clue to chronic fatigue syndrome by John Schieszer, Reuters Health, 1/30/01. Researchers at the AACFS meeting present data showing that although there is some symptomatic overlap between the two conditions, Gulf War veterans are actually distinct from CFIDS patients.
- Gulf War syndrome distinct from chronic fatigue syndrome by Reuters Health , 1/30/01. Dr. Lea Steele reports at the AACFS meeting that in a study of 1,548 veterans who served in the Persian Gulf War, 7% had CFIDS. However, the pattern of symptoms described by veterans who met the criteria for CFIDS differed from that reported by CFIDS patients in the general population. Click here to access Medscape, where you can search for the story. If you have not registered with Medscape before, you will be required to sign in first.
- Immunomodulation may benefit patients with chronic fatigue syndrome by Reuters Health, 1/29/01. Dr. Nancy Klimas and colleagues have found that immunomodulation using lymph node extraction and ex vivo cell culture, followed by autologous cell reinfusion, improves the symptoms of CFIDS. The research team presented their results in 13 patients at the AACFS meeting in Seattle. Click here to access Medscape, where you can search for the story. If you have not registered with Medscape before, you will be required to sign in first.
Chronic fatigue topic of scientific conference by Judith Blake, Seattle Times, 1/26/01. Coverage of the AACFS conference and general information on CFIDS. Features comments from Dr. Niloo Afari, associate director of the University of Washington's CFS research center
- Scientific medicine and chronic fatigue syndrome by Mary E. McNamara, The Scientist,11/13/2000.
An opinion piece by the vice president of the New Jersey CFS Association explains why CFIDS has become a major health problem in the U.S. and reviews some of the most promising avenues for scientific inquiry. Click here to access The Scientist's home page. Go to the search function and enter in "Mary E. McNamara." If you have not visited the site before, you will need to register before you can
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- In the Heart, Not the Head: Chronic Fatigue Is Real, by Rachel K. Sobel, U.S. News & World Report, 10/2/2000. Dr. Martin Lerner presents his theory that CFIDS may be linked to infection of the cardiac muscle by Epstein-Barr virus and cytomegalovirus.
- CFS Affects Blood Pressure Response by Nancy A. Melville, HealthSCOUT, 8/20/2000. A new study of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) in Gulf War veterans has found there may indeed be a physical basis for by the condition. Click here to access the HealthSCOUT home page. Go to the search function and enter in "chronic fatigue syndrome.
- New Research Debunks Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Myth by Dorothy Wall, San Francisco Chronicle, 5/12/2000. Reporter Dorothy Wall describes how a study conducted by DePaul University corrects major misperceptions about CFIDS and gives readers a compelling picture of what having the illness is really like. The CFIDS Association worked with Wall on this article.
- Transcript of ABCnews.com Chat with Neurosurgeon Dan Heffez, ABCnews.com, 3/13/2000. Dr. Daniel Heffez, Director of Neurosurgery, Chicago Institute of Neurosurgery and Neuroresearch, chats on ABC's Web site about Chiari syndrome and cervical spinal stenosis, two conditions that may co-exist with CFS or fibromyalgia. Article no longer available.
- Neurosurgery May Help Some Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Sufferers ABCnews.com, 3/10/2000. Dr. Timothy Johnson, a medical correspondent for ABC's 20/20, discusses whether surgery for Chiari malformation might alleviate symptoms in some individuals. Article no longer available.
- Chronic Fatigue, PBS HealthWeek, 1/21/2000. Transcript of a segment on neurosurgery. Features patient Lauri Hogle, who was operated on at Johns Hopkins Hospital.