Can patients with chronic fatigue syndrome really recover after graded exercise or cognitive behavioural therapy? A critical commentary and preliminary re-analysis of the PACE trial: Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health & Behavior: Vol 0, No 0

“The claim that patients can recover as a result of CBT and GET is not justified by the data, and is highly misleading to clinicians and patients considering these treatments. […]”

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/21641846.2017.1259724?scroll=top&needAccess=true

Dysfunction Junction: The ANS and CFS | Solve ME/CFS Initiative

“Autonomic nervous system (ANS) dysfunction is a common feature of CFS, and can cause symptoms in virtually every organ system. Circulatory symptoms include lightheadedness, cold hands and feet and palpitations or “anxiety.” In the digestive system, autonomic dysfunction can cause nausea, cramps, constipation, diarrhea and bloating. Autonomic dysfunction can also cause abnormal breathing and urinary patterns, and problems with balance and even vision. […]”

http://solvecfs.org/dysfunction-junction-the-ans-and-cfs/

Il prezzo dell’energia – paolomaccallini

“Diversi lavori hanno fin qui dimostrato, nei soggetti ME/CFS, un insolito utilizzo dei sistemi anaerobici di produzione dell’energia. Discuterò questo argomento citando alcuni studi e portando come esempio, per fissare le idee, le misure effettuate sul mio stesso metabolismo energetico. Proporrò infine un possibile modello teorico per la post-exertional malaise.[…]”

https://paolomaccallini.wordpress.com/2016/11/21/il-prezzo-dellenergia/#like-5132

Il gene del male – paolomaccallini

“I mastociti

I mastociti sono un tipo di leucociti appartenenti alla categoria dei granulociti (vedi figura 1). Nella fase non ancora matura li troviamo nel sangue, da cui si diffondono a tessuti diversi (pelle, mucosa, cervello, vie respiratorie) dove evolveranno verso il fenotipo maturo. […]”

https://paolomaccallini.wordpress.com/2016/10/20/il-gene-del-male/#like-2903