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Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is characterised by fatigue and musculosketetal pain, the severity of which is variable. Simple reaction times (SRTs) and movement times (SMTs) are slowed in CFS. Our objective is to correlate the day-to-day changes in symptomatology with any change in SRT, SMT or corticospinal excitability. Ten CFS patients were tested on two(More)
OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is associated with altered cerebral metabolites in the frontal and occipital cortices. METHOD Cerebral proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1H MRS) was carried out in eight CFS patients and eight age- and sex-matched healthy control subjects. Spectra were obtained from 20 x 20 x 20(More)
INTRODUCTION The pathogenesis of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) remains unknown. In particular, little is known of the involvement of the motor cortex and corticospinal system. METHODS Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) was used to assess corticospinal function in terms of latency and threshold of motor-evoked potentials (MEPs) in thenar muscles.(More)
The pathogenesis of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) remains unknown. Thresholds and latencies of motor evoked potentials (MEPs) in response to transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) are normal but intracortical inhibition has not been investigated. Eleven patients with CFS were compared with 11 control subjects. Each patient completed a questionnaire using(More)
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES It has been shown that major gynecologic laparoscopy is safe in hospital ambulatory settings, but there is little data to suggest the same in freestanding ambulatory surgery centers. This study evaluates the safety and efficacy of advanced gynecologic laparoscopic surgery using a fast-track model in freestanding ambulatory surgery(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Thoracic endometriosis is a rare form of extragenital endometriosis with important clinical ramifications. Up to 80% of women with thoracic endometriosis have concomitant abdominopelvic endometriosis, yet the surgical treatment is usually performed with separate procedures. This is the largest published series of the combination of(More)
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