Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)

Evidence-Based Reports

State of knowledge workshop report: myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS)research (2011)[NIH]

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (2010) [Clinical EvidenceAthens Log-in required

Traditional Chinese medicinal herbs for the treatment of idiopathic chronic fatigue and chronic fatigue syndrome (2009)[Cochrane]

Efficacy of cognitive behavioral therapy for chronic fatigue syndrome: a meta-analysis (2008)[DARE]

The treatment and management of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)/myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) in adults and children (2007) [HTA]

The treatment and management of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)/myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) in adults and children (2007) [DARE]

A review of the scientific literature for diagnosis and treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome/ myalgic encephalopathy (CFS/ME) (2006) [HTA]

Cognitive behavioural therapy in chronic fatigue syndrome: a randomised controlled trial of an outpatient group programme (2006) [NCCHTA]

The placebo response in the treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome: a systematic review and meta-analysis (2006) [DARE]



Clinical Guidelines

Chronic fatigue syndrome and myalgic encephalopathy (CFS/ME)(2013)[Map of Medicine] updated

Chronic fatigue syndrome / Myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) guideline (2007)[NICE]

Evidence Based Guideline for the Management of CFS/ME(Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalopathy)in Children and Young People (2004) [RCPCH]

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalopathy(CFS/ME) (2004) [Department of Health]


Recent articles in Core Journals

Internet-based therapy for adolescents with chronic fatigue syndrome: long-term follow-up (2013) [Pediatrics] NEW

Effectiveness of internet-based cognitive behavioural treatment for adolescents with chronic fatigue syndrome (FITNET): a randomised controlled trial (2012) [Lancet] NEW

Comparison of adaptive pacing therapy, cognitive behaviour therapy, graded exercise therapy, and specialist medical care for chronic fatigue syndrome (PACE): a randomised trial (2011) [Lancet] NEW

Prevalence of myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) in three regions of England: a repeated cross-sectional study in primary care (2011)[BMC Med]

Nurse led, home based self help treatment for patients in primary care with chronic fatigue syndrome: randomised controlled trial (2010)[BMJ]

Guided self-instructions for people with chronic fatigue syndrome: randomised controlled trial (2008)[Br J Psychiatry]

Cognitive-behavioural therapy v. mirtazapine for chronic fatigue and neurasthenia: randomised placebo-controlled trial (2008)[Br J Psychiatry]

Diagnosis and management of chronic fatigue syndrome or myalgic encephalomyelitis (or encephalopathy): summary of NICE guidance (2007) [BMJ]




eTextbooks

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (2012) [eMedicine] updated

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (2010)[Mentor]

Chronic fatigue syndrome: diagnosis and management (2007) [BMJ Learning]


Clinical Queries

Is there any evidence for the use of xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus (XMRV) in diagnosing chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)? (2010)[ATTRACT]

Is there evidence that melatonin treatment improves symptoms of fatigue in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome? (2009)[TRIPAnswers]

Can ECT be used in the management of chronic fatigue syndrome and if so, is it effective? (2009)[TRIPAnswers]

What are the effects of pregnancy in chronic fatigue syndrome? (2008)[TRIP Answers]



Patient Information

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (2013)[NHS Choices]reviewed

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (2012)[BUPA Health Information] updated


Important

1. If you are a Welsh Primary Care Professional with a clinical query send it to ATTRACT online or email us at questions@attract.wales.nhs.uk or call 01495 332343.

2. If you would like to comment on this CME topic, or suggest a new topic for ATTRACTcme, go to the comments hyperlink below.

1 comment:

Aaron said...

Thank for all of these links and references. It's a really big help for anyone researching this horrible syndrome.