New study: review of drugs for chronic fatigue syndrome and ME

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by Sasha Nimmo Australian scientists looked at 26 studies on drug therapy for chronic fatigue syndrome symptoms and found no recommended pharmaceuticals.  The study looked at the English-language archives of Ovid MEDLINE, EMBASE and PubMed. Just 26 studies were considered suitable for review and only 13 'reported statistically significant results'. The scientists only reviewed randomised, placebo-controlled trials. "...despite … Continue reading New study: review of drugs for chronic fatigue syndrome and ME

How the UNSW chronic fatigue syndrome studies use ‘potentially harmful’ guidelines

by Sasha Nimmo Interviewing Prof Andrew Lloyd last year for this story, he explained he was working on an online program of graded exercise therapy (GET) and cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) program at the University of NSW’s Fatigue Clinic. Prof Lloyd described the PACE trial, which evaluated these therapies, as having “reasonably solid data”. The University … Continue reading How the UNSW chronic fatigue syndrome studies use ‘potentially harmful’ guidelines