ME/CFS Primer/Education Newsletters NewsLetter Documents 2009 IACFS/ME Poster Presentations & Faculty

Effectiveness of Oral Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide (NADH) in the Treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
José Alegre, M.D.
Physiology Unit. Bellvitge University Hospital. Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain

6 Years of Experience in a Specialized Unit in the Diagnosis of Patients with Chronic Fatigue
José Alegre, M.D.
Physiology Unit. Bellvitge University Hospital. Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain

Cognitive Function and Major Depression in Chronic Fatigue: the role of apathy
Eleanor K. Axe M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Epidemiology, University of California, Los Angeles

Partner relationship influence on the functional capacity in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome women
Alicia Blazquez – Montenegro
Psychologist / Family Therapist, Department of  Physiological Sciences II, Medical School, University of Barcelona, L ’Hospitalet, Barcelona, Spain

Long-Term Methylphenidate Intake in Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
Daniel Blockmans, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium

Classification of Persons with ME/CFS by Types of Fatigue
Aaron J. Boulton, B.A.
Research Assistant, Center for Community Research, DePaul University, Chicago, IL

The Role of Erythrocyte Aggregation and Deformability in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis
Ekua W. Brenu HBSc, Grad Dip BMed, Ph.D. Student
Research Student, Bond University, Queensland, Australia

Remodeling of Lymphocyte-cytokine networks in Gulf War Illness under Challenge
Gordon Broderick, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

A comprehensive analysis of serum cytokines in post-infective fatigue syndrome: a masked case-control study.
Barbara Cameron, Ph.D.
Senior Research Associate / Lecturer, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Post-cancer fatigue is not associated with altered cytokine production
Barbara Cameron, Ph.D.
Senior Research Associate / Lecturer, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

PACING  as a Dynamical Embedded, Embodied Treatment/Prevention Strategy in ME/CFS
Bruce M. Carruthers, M.D.
Principle author of the Canadian Consensus Document- “ Myalgic Encephalomelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome A Clinical Case Definition and Guidelines for Medical Practitioners”

Oxygen Toxicity as a Locus of Control for the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Paul R. Cheney, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Cheney Clinic, PA

Cell Associated Therapy for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome:  Is this the Next Frontier?
Paul R. Cheney, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Cheney Clinic, PA

Oxymatrine for the treatment of Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) associated with chronic enterovirus infection
John Chia, M.D.
EV Med Research, Lomita, CA

Comparison of immunoperoxidase staining of stomach biopsy, neutralizing enterovirus antibody and whole blood viral RNA testing for the diagnosis of chronic enterovirus infection in patients with Myalgic encephalomyelitis/Chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). 
John Chia, M.D.
EV Med Research, Lomita, CA

Study on the prevalence of chronic fatigue syndrome and its risk factors
Dr.Dai Dechun

Idopathic Chronic Fatigue, Microscopic and Enzymatic Mitochondrial Study
Violant Poca-Dias
Senior Rheumatologist, CIMA Clinic, Barcelona, Spain

Family Response When a Parent has ME-CFS: A Qualitative Study
Julie G. Donalek, R.N., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing, DePaul University, Chicago, IL

CFS/ME, Aging and Caregiving: Patients Caught in the Sandwich Generation
Patricia A. Fennell, MSW, LCSW-R
President & CEO, Albany Health Management Associates, Latham, NY

Considering Gender, Race, and Social Class in the Care of CFS/ME and FM Patients: A Global Perspective
Patricia A. Fennell, MSW, LCSW-R
President & CEO, Albany Health Management Associates, Latham, NY

Sex, Relationships and CFS/ME/FM:
Helping Patients Talk About the Problem No One Wants To Talk About
Patricia A. Fennell, MSW, LCSW-R
President & CEO, Albany Health Management Associates, Latham, NY

Serving Students with CFS/ME/FM and Other Chronic Illnesses
Patricia A. Fennell, MSW, LCSW-R
President & CEO, Albany Health Management Associates, Latham, NY

U.S. Government Strategy and Funding of CFS Research Compared to Similar Illnesses
Kenneth J. Friedman, Ph.D.
Board Member, IACFS/ME
Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Physiology, New Jersey Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ

Decreased Perforin and Granzyme Protein Expression of Cytotoxic T Cells and Natural Killer Cells from Chronic Fatigue Patients
Deborah L. S. Goetz
Whittemore Peterson Institute, University of Nevada, , Reno, Nevada

Amygdala Retraining Techniques May Improve Outcomes for Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Clinical Audit of Subjective Outcomes in a Small Sample
Ashok Gupta M.A., M.Sc. 
Director, Harley Street Solutions, London, UK

A reanalysis of the DIOS post infective fatigue cytokine dataset
Brian M. Gurbaxani, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist, Chronic Viral Diseases Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

Replication of an empirical approach to delineate the heterogeneity of CFS
Brian M. Gurbaxani, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist, Chronic Viral Diseases Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

Owning Our Future
John Herd

Sleep Pathology of  53 Consecutive M.E. & CFS Patients
Byron Hyde M.D.
Nightingale Research Foundation, Ottawa, Canada

Underlying Pathologies of Patients Diagnosed as M.E. or CFS
Byron Hyde, M.D.
Nightingale Research Foundation, Ottawa, Canada

Thyroid Malignancy Association with Cortical & Subcortical Brain SPECT Changes In Patients Presenting with a Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Byron Hyde, M.D.
Nightingale Research Foundation, Ottawa, Canada

Frequency and Content Analysis of CFS in Medical Text Books
Leonard Jason, Ph.D.
Board Member / Vice President, IACFS/ME
Professor, Clinical and Community Psychology, DePaul University, Chicago, IL

Evaluating the New Pediatric Case Definition for ME/CFS
Leonard Jason, Ph.D.
Board Member / Vice President, IACFS/ME
Professor, Clinical and Community Psychology, DePaul University, Chicago, IL

The Treatment of Cryptostrongylus pulmoni, a New Chronic Parasite, Significantly Associated with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Lawrence Klapow, Ph.D.
Scientist, Klapow Biosciences

Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES) as a Safe Non-Psychopharmaceutical approach to Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia and Pain Treatment in Fibromyalgia: Review and Update
Richard E. Landis, Ph.D.
Private Practice, Clinical and Medical Psychology, Orange, California.

Hypothesis: Chronic fatigue syndrome is caused by dysregulation of hydrogen
4 sulfide metabolism
Marian Dix Lemle

Socio-demographic variables, depression, sleep quality and functioning, and the relationship to fatigue in the acute phase of stroke
Anners Lerdal, R.N., Ph.D.
Researcher, Buskerud University College / Aker University Hospital, Norway

Predictors of fatigue in patients with multiple sclerosis – a longitudinal study
Anners Lerdal, R.N., Ph.D.
Researcher, Buskerud University College / Aker University Hospital, Norway

Prevalence of BDV in the sera and spinal fluid of CFS patients and response to treatment with oral/IV amantadine
Susan Levine, M.D.
New Jersey Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Association

The RNASE L Antiviral Pathway and its role in Chronic Inflammation and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Vincent C Lombardi, Ph.D.
Research Scientist / Clinical Adjunct Professor, Departments of Microbiology and Pathology, University of Nevada, Reno, NV
Research Fellow, Whittemore Peterson Institute, Sparks, NV

Child of Adolescent-Onset Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Effect on Quality of Life for the Patient and Family.
Lionel Lubitz, M.B, ChB, MRCP(UK), FRACP
University of Melbourne / Austin and Royal Children’s Hospitals Melbourne Australia

Is there an association between exposure to chemicals and chronic fatigue syndrome? Review of the evidence
Luis Carlos Nacul, M.D., Ph.D., MFPH
Clinical Senior Lecturer, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Consultant, Public Health Genetics Foundation

Similarities of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorders: Comparison of Blood Co-Infections
Garth L. Nicolson, Ph.D.
The Institute for Molecular Medicine,S. Laguna Beach, Ca

Effects of a Dietary Weight Loss Supplement on Fatigue, Appetite Suppression and Weight Loss: Implications for CFS patients
Garth L. Nicolson, Ph.D.
The Institute for Molecular Medicine,S. Laguna Beach, Ca

CFS Patients Subsequently Diagnosed with Lyme Disease Borrelia burgdorferi: Evidence for Mycoplasma species Co-Infections
Garth L. Nicolson, Ph.D.
The Institute for Molecular Medicine,S. Laguna Beach, Ca

Agents that Lower NO/ONOO- Cycle Activity Are Repeatedly Reported to Be Effective in Clinical Trial Studies of Treatment of CFS/ME &/or Fibromyalgia
Martin L. Pall, Ph..D.
Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry and Basic Medical Sciences, Washington State University Research Director, The Tenth Paradigm Research Group, Portland, OR

The Improved Renal Function in CFS/ME Patients
Tae H. Park,M.D.
CFS/ME Clinic of Seoul, Korea

CFS/ME May be Major Cause of Chronic Kidney Disease in Non-Diabetic Populations
Tae H. Park,M.D.
CFS/ME Clinic of Seoul, Korea

Case Report of Rapid Improved Cognitive Function with  IVIG TX  in  8 year old male
Tae H. Park,M.D.
CFS/ME Clinic of Seoul, Korea

Waking Brain Rhythms in CFS: Implications For a Model of CNS Dysfunction
Lesley Parkinson, Ph.D.
Brainhealth, The Diagnostic Clinic, London, UK

A service evaluation of a Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME group programme in England using the Minimum Data Set (MDS)
Sue Pemberton, MSc
Consultant Occupational Therapist (MSc Professional Health Studies, BHSc Professional Health Studies, Diploma in Occupational Therapy), Leeds & West Yorkshire CFS/ME Service, Newsam Centre, Seacroft Hospital, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England

An survey of the health needs and experiences of people with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME accessing an NHS specialist service in England
Sue Pemberton, MSc
Consultant Occupational Therapist (MSc Professional Health Studies, BHSc Professional Health Studies, Diploma in Occupational Therapy), Leeds & West Yorkshire CFS/ME Service, Newsam Centre, Seacroft Hospital, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England

An audit of clinical outcomes of a multi-disciplinary service for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME in England using the Minimum Data Set (MDS)
Sue Pemberton, MSc
Consultant Occupational Therapist (MSc Professional Health Studies, BHSc Professional Health Studies, Diploma in Occupational Therapy), Leeds & West Yorkshire CFS/ME Service, Newsam Centre, Seacroft Hospital, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England

Lymphatic drainage of the neuraxis and the Cranial Rhythmic Impulse: A hypothetical model and its pathophysiological links to CFS/ME
Raymond  N.  Perrin, D.O., Ph.D.
Hon. Sr. Lecturer, Allied Health Dept., University of Central Lancashire, UK
Clinical Director, The Perrin Clinic
Research Director, The Fund for Osteopathic Research into M.E.

Muscle Fatigue in CFS/ME and its response to a novel manual therapeutic approach
Raymond  N.  Perrin, D.O., Ph.D.
Hon. Sr. Lecturer, Allied Health Dept., University of Central Lancashire, UK
Clinical Director, The Perrin Clinic
Research Director, The Fund for Osteopathic Research into M.E.
Longitudinal MRI shows no Cerebral Abnormality in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Raymond  N.  Perrin, D.O., Ph.D.
Hon. Sr. Lecturer, Allied Health Dept., University of Central Lancashire, UK
Clinical Director, The Perrin Clinic
Research Director, The Fund for Osteopathic Research into M.E.

Transcriptional Control of Complement Activation in an Exercise Model of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Mangalathu S. Rajeevan, PhD
Research Microbiologist, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Atlanta, GA

TGF beta 1 in treatment of autoimmunity in CFS associated with HLA DR by PCR
Ritchie C. Shoemaker, M.D.
Medical Director, Center for Research in Biotoxin Associated Illnesses

Lyme Disease Presenting as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Samuel Shor, MD, FACP
Associate Clinical Professor, George Washington University Health Care Sciences

A new diagnostic method for the evaluation of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
Andrea Suarez-Segade, M.D.
Associate Professor, Medical School, University of Barcelona, Spain

Tolerance to repeated maximal exercise in ME/CFS
Elana Taub, BScH
University of Calgary, Faculty of Kinesiology

Utilization of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Continuing Medical Education Internet Courses
Hao Tian, Ph.D.
Computer Scientist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA

Prevention of CFS
Philippe Tournesac, MD.
President of  Association de recherche sur les troubles neurofonctionnels et la spasmophilie,
Faculty,  de medicine et pharmacie de Dijon, France

The Self-Regulatory Model in Women with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Multiple Sclerosis: illness representations, coping strategies and illness outcome
Elke Van Hoof, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist, Vrije Universiteit, Brussels, Belgium

Is There a Link between Lyme Disease and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
Richard A. Van Konynenburg, Ph.D.
Independent Researcher, Livermore, CA

Treatment Study of Methylation Cycle Suppport
Richard A. Van Konynenburg, Ph.D.
Independent Researcher, Livermore, CA

A Mechanism to Explain How EBV Infection Triggers and Sustains CFS
Suzanne D. Vernon, Ph.D.
Scientific Director, CFIDS Association of America

Natural killer cell function is depressed in Gulf War Illness
Toni Whistler, Ph.D.
Research Microbiologist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,  Atlanta, GA