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Category Archives: Research

Marcie Zinn was a Force for ME

We are deeply saddened by the sudden death of Marcie Zinn, PhD, who was a dedicated researcher, advocate and person with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). Marcie died of sudden heart failure on Dec. 28, 2019. Marcie and her husband, Mark, founded the Neurocognitive Research Institute (NCRI), a non-profit that specializes in ...

Why U.S. ME/CFS Clinician Coalition Uses IOM Criteria to Educate Clinicians

A year and a half ago in March of 2018, many of the leading U.S. ME/CFS clinicians came together for a summit at the Bateman Horne Center to discuss diagnostic and treatment methods for ME/CFS. There were three major goals for the summit, including to summarize and publish on key ...

NeuroCognitive Research Institute is Back in Business, Assessing People with ME!

Mark and Marcie Zinn are once again conducting assessments and producing elaborate reports to help patients! ...

Diagnostic Criteria: Researchers and Clinicians Survey Results

Last month, we presented information about the diagnostic criteria, exploring their similarities and differences. Click here to read that article. This week, we’re reporting on a survey we sent to ME-literate researchers and clinicians. We contacted clinicians who treat or have treated people with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) as their main ...

NIH: Dr. Koroshetz Declines to Take Urgent Action for ME. Read His Response and Take Action!

NINDS Institute director, Dr. Walter Koroshetz, has made it clear that neither he nor the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are ready to take the immediate actions needed to address the crisis of myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). In response to #MEAction’s recent letter calling on the NIH to ACTION now for ...

Read Dr. Koroshetz Response to Our Letter Calling for Action. We Analyze His Claims.

NINDS director, Dr. Walter Koroshetz, sent the following response to #MEAction’s Oct. 21st letter calling on the NIH to take immediate actions to address the crisis of myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). We analyze Dr. Koroshetz letter in blue text below to put his statements into context with the reality of what ...

Demystifying the Diagnostic Criteria for ME and Related disease

Introduction (first section, not linked) Misconceptions regarding diagnostic criteria The Oxford Criteria The Ramsay Definition The Fukuda Criteria The Canadian Consensus Criteria The International Consensus Criteria The National Academy of Medicine Criteria/IOM Criteria Criteria Comparisons Criteria Comparison Chart Additions and corrections Initially we stated that ICC requires three months before ...

Meet the Scientist: Dr. Dane Cook

Dane Cook is Professor of Kinesiology at the University of Wisconsin and Director of the March Center for Research in Exercise and Movement. He is also a member of the US. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Council Working Group for ME/CFS Research Roster. How did you get involved with the area ...

ME Services in the UK Not Fit for Purpose

A recent survey conducted by #MEAction UK found that UK specialist myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) services are not fit for purpose. Areas investigated included: Management strategies Experience attending a clinic Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) Activity management The survey was conducted to provide evidence to the National Institute for Health and Care ...

Cochrane Analysis: What’s Here, What’s missing, Conclusions

Exercise therapy for chronic fatigue syndrome Lillebeth Larun, Kjetil G Brurberg, Jan Odgaard-Jensen, and Jonathan R Price Editorial group: Cochrane Common Mental Disorders Group As of October 2, 2019, the Cochrane review of GET in ME has been re-issued after the evidence was reassessed. You can read the whole review ...