Systematic review of the current literature related to disability and chronic fatigue syndrome.

  title={Systematic review of the current literature related to disability and chronic fatigue syndrome.},
  author={S. D. Ross and C. Levine and Natalie Ganz and Diana Frame and Rhonda P. Estok and Linda R. Stone and V. Ludensky},
  journal={Evidence report/technology assessment},
s demonstrating any of the following characteristics will be rejected: • Review, meta-analysis, abstracts, letters, case reports, editorials, and commentaries. • Unpublished study reports and abstracts. • Studies published prior to 1988. • Studies written in languages other than English. • Studies not conducted in the US, Canada, Australia or Western Europe. • Pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic studies. • Animal or in vitro or tissue level studies. • Studies not related to or not specific to… 
Alternative medical interventions used in the treatment and management of myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia.
Alternative treatments, acupuncture and several types of meditative practice show the most promise for future scientific investigation, and magnesium, l-carnitine, and S-adenosylmethionine are nonpharmacological supplements with the most potential for further research.
Daily physical activity of patients with the chronic fatigue syndrome: a systematic review
There is no difference in variation of physical activity levels between patients with chronic fatigue syndrome and healthy control subjects, but the validity and reliability of some methods of measuring physical activity is questionable or unknown.
Chronic fatigue syndrome Health and impairment, treatment and prognosis
Investigating a clinical population with neurasthenia and chronic fatigue syndrome, by assessing subjective health complaints, functional impairment and work disability, by examining treatment effects of specific interventions, by studying long-term illness course and by analyzing the comorbidity of depression and personality patterns showed substantial clinical improvement.
Factors impacting the illness trajectory of post-infectious fatigue syndrome: a qualitative study of adults’ experiences
The aim of this study was to explore, from the perspective of persons who had lived with PIFS for four years following an outbreak of Giardia l.
Outcomes of maternal weight gain.
To understand fully the impact of gestational weight gain on short- and long-term outcomes for women and their offspring will require that researchers use consistent definitions of weight gain during pregnancy, improve study designs and statistical models, and conduct studies with longer followup.
Diagnostisering og behandling av kronisk utmattelsessyndrom/myalgisk encefalopati (CFS/ME).
Legen finner at Unni oppfyller kriteriene for kronisk utmattelsessyndrom / myalgisk encefalopati (CFS/ME) i familien.
Ambulatory feedback at daily physical activity patterns: a treatment for the chronic fatigue syndrome in the home environment?
It is expected that adequate adaptations in, and implementation of, the ambulant feedback program can contribute to improvements in the treatment of CFS.
Clinical Profile and Aspects of Differential Diagnosis in Patients with ME/CFS from Latvia
The study showed that ME/CFS with comorbidities is associated with a more severe disease and VAS score has a tendency to decrease with age and duration of fatigue, while nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are the most commonly used pharmacological drug class that reduces ME/ CFS symptoms.
Beyond Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Redefining an Illness.
A pre-scribed set of diagnostic criteria is recommended and how it was developed is described and a new name that better describes a hallmark symptom of the disease, as well as its severity is recommended.


Reviewing the reviews: the example of chronic fatigue syndrome.
Test the hypothesis that the selection of literature in review articles is unsystematic and is influenced by the authors' discipline and country of residence by searching reviews in English published between 1980 and March 1996.
Interventions for the treatment and management of chronic fatigue syndrome: a systematic review.
To assess the effectiveness of all interventions that have been evaluated for use in the treatment or management of CFS in adults or children, 350 studies initially identified demonstrated mixed results in terms of effectiveness.
An examination of the working case definition of chronic fatigue syndrome.
The prognosis of chronic fatigue and chronic fatigue syndrome: a systematic review.
A systematic review of all studies to determine the proportion of individuals with the conditions who recovered at follow-up, the risk of developing alternative physical diagnoses, and the risk factors for poor prognosis found that older age, more chronic illness, having a comorbid psychiatric disorder and holding a belief that the illness is due to physical causes are consistent.
The epidemiology of chronic fatigue syndrome
  • S. Wessely
  • Psychology
    Epidemiologia e Psichiatria Sociale
  • 1998
This paper is a revision of an earlier paper on the same subject (Wessely, 1995), and will therefore emphasise those studies which take a population or primary care perspective.
Epidemiologic advances in chronic fatigue syndrome.
  • P. Levine
  • Psychology, Medicine
    Journal of psychiatric research
  • 1997
Idiopathic chronic fatigue and chronic fatigue syndrome: a comparison of two case-definitions.
The 1994 criteria increased the number of patients classified as CFS; however, those who fit only the 1994 criteria were less likely to have an acute symptomatic onset and signs and symptoms suggestive of an infectious process.
Chronic fatigue and minor psychiatric morbidity after viral meningitis: a controlled study.
The prevalence of chronic fatigue syndrome is higher than expected for the range of viral illnesses examined and enteroviral infection is unlikely to be a specific risk factor for its development, suggesting that moderate to severe viral infections may play a part in the aetiology of some fatigue states.
Defining and managing chronic fatigue syndrome.
Whether there is evidence to show that particular treatments improve clinical symptoms of CFS when compared to placebo, no therapy, or each other is investigated.