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    Default IOM Swings For The Fences: Proposes New Name And Definition For Chronic Fatigue Syndr

    Cort Johnson
    February 10, 2015

    “It is clear from the evidence compiled by the committee that ME/CFS is a serious, chronic, complex, multisystem disease that frequently and dramatically limits the activities of affected patients.” IOM Report

    The title of the report “Beyond Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Redefining an Illness” said it all. The committee spent almost a year and went further and deeper into the literature on ME/CFS – ploughing through over 10,000 documents – than anyone has before. Given that kind of effort perhaps it’s not surprising that they felt disposed to swing for the fences. Not only did they propose an entirely name – one with no connections to the past – but they also redefined how to diagnose it.


    The Committee putting the report together contained many well known ME/CFS experts including Ronald Davis of the End ME/CFS Project and Stanford, exercise physiologist Betsy Keller of Ithaca College, ME/CFS practitioners such as Lucinda Bateman, Nancy Klimas, Martin Lerner, Benjamin Natelson and Peter Rowe and patient advocate and former MD, Lily Chu. Ellen Wright Clayton of Vanderbilt University chaired the committee and spoke at the presentation.

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    I hope this means more understanding at the doctors office and not a new line of drugs to push on people.

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