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 and a quick summary by
Cochrane has temporarily removed a review from its database that claims exercise therapy is effective for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). Cochrane is a database of medical reviews and meta-analyses, which medical providers around the world rely on for diagnosing and treating disease. Their review, Exercise Therapy for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, covers
Today was a turning of the tide for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) as 26 MPs attended a Westminster Hall debate on treatment and research for ME. MPs called for the immediate removal of Graded Exercise Therapy (GET) from the NICE guidelines, as patients have consistently reported being harmed from attempting to undergo this treatment. MP Ed Davey
What would have been the outcome of the PACE trial had the investigators followed its original protocol instead of relaxing the criteria for “recovery” as the trial progressed? Researchers have just published a paper seeking to answer this question in a reanalysis of the PACE trial based on its original protocol. The authors concluded that
Members of Parliament heard about the flaws of the PACE Trial – and its devastating effects on people with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) – in a Westminster Hall debate today. Twenty-six MPs attended the debate.
Do people really recover as a result of CBT and graded exercise? Sadly not, says a new analysis of PACE People with ME/CFS dream of recovery — of getting their health and lives back. So the results published by the PACE trial, showing that 22% of participants recovered after just 12 months of CBT or
Want a way to raise your voice this #MillionsMissing but don’t know how? Perhaps you’re unable to attend a protest in person, or want to do a little something extra to make a difference. The stopGET petition against graded exercise therapy trials is one of the most vital actions circulating at the moment. With a
Patients and statisticians have used the recently released data from the PACE trial to show that cognitive behavioural therapy and graded exercise therapy did not help patients in the study to recover. Alem Matthees, an Australian patient who obtained the data after a two-year battle over his Freedom of Information request, applied the study authors’
The time for decency in the face of the overwhelming failure of PACE for many has justifiably passed you by, but potential futility aside, I make this appeal regardless. Every day there is a new ME/CFS patient. Today you can spare that patient from harm. You can spare them from being accused of malingering by their own friends and family. You can spare them from wrongful imprisonment in a psychiatric ward. Today you can set ME/CFS research on an expedited path that leads to real treatments and ultimately a cure. End this tragedy now.