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This comprehensive ebook provides authoritative information and practical advice from the nation's health experts about chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis, or CFIDS (chronic fatigue and immune dysfunction syndrome). Starting with the basics, and advancing to detailed patient-oriented and physician-quality information, the 21st Century Sourcebook series gives empowered patients, families, caregivers, nurses, and physicians the information they need to understand this complex and mystifying disease. There is extensive coverage of symptoms, diagnosis, medical testing, clinical research, drugs and potential treatments for specific symptoms, and new information about the potential role of viruses including XMRV and MLV. The complete transcripts of every federal government Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee (CFSAC) meeting from 2006 through 2012 are reproduced, with helpful patient profiles, research material, and extensive comments from CFS patients and caregivers with illuminating real-world stories. Reports from CDC-sponsored workshops are included, along with up-to-date details about clinical trials on CFS.

Contents: Chapter 1: CDC Material * Chapter 2: CDC Detailed Clinical Data * Chapter 2a: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Toolkit For Providers * Chapter 2b: Recognition And Management of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome * Chapter 3: Disability and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome * Chapter 4: Workshop Reports * Chapter 5: CDC Archived Material * Chapter 6: Childhood Adversity as a Risk Factor for Adult CFS * Chapter 7: Overview of a Peer-Reviewed Scientific Report On XMRV Virus In CFS, And XMRV Issues * Chapter 8: Study Of CFS In GA * Chapter 9: National Institutes of Health Trans-NIH Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) Research Working Group * Chapter 10: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee (CFSAC) and Meetings * Chapter 11: FDA Material on Murine Leukemia Virus (MLV) Gene Sequences and Drug Development * Chapter 12: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - Walter Reed Army Medical Center * Chapter 13: Clinical Assessment of Subjects with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Other Fatiguing Illnesses In Wichita Study Overview * Chapter 14: Clinical Trials On CFS * Section B: Guide to Leading Medical Websites.

This edition includes our exclusive Guide to Leading Medical Websites with updated links to 81 of the best sites for medical information, which let you quickly check for updates from the government and the best commercial portals, news sites, reference/textbook/non-commercial portals, and health organizations.

The CDC states: “Symptoms of CFS include fatigue for 6 months or more and experiencing other problems such as muscle pain, memory problems, headaches, pain in multiple joints, sleep problems, sore throat and tender lymph nodes. Since other illnesses can cause similar symptoms, CFS is hard to diagnose.
No one knows what causes CFS. It is most common in women in their 40s and 50s, but anyone can have it. It can last for years. There is no cure for CFS, so the goal of treatment is to improve symptoms. Medicines may treat pain, sleep disorders and other problems.”

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