Latest Articles, Videos, and Links
There is so much important information to share!
Here are our highlights for this month.
Video: Pathophysiology of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) by Dr. Anthony Komaroff
Do you wonder what doctors are learning about ME/CFS? Heywood Health, a hospital system in central Massachusetts, asked for our help in finding a doctor to do Grand Rounds for their staff. Dr. Komaroff graciously agreed to do this and Heywood allowed us to post a video of the event.
Video: Amy Proal interviews Dr. Liisa Selin of UMass Chan Medical School
In this video, Dr. Amy Proal (PolyBio) interviews Dr. Liisa Selin about her ME/CFS research. Dr. Selin is a professor of pathology at the University of Massachusetts TH Chan Medical School. She and her colleague, Dr. Anna Gil, recently received an NIH grant to study the role of viral infection and T-cell exhaustion in the development of ME/CFS. Their work may also help shed light on the Long COVID disease process.
Article: Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Essentials of Diagnosis and Management
Updated ME/CFS Recommendations Published in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings
Thanks to years of hard work by Dr. Lucinda Bateman (Bateman-Horne Center) and other members of the US Clinicians Coalition, the Mayo Clinic Proceedings have published up to date recommendations for the diagnosis and treatment of ME/CFS. If your health care provider is open to learning more about ME/CFS, this article in a prestigious journal is a good resource.
Radio Program: Thank you to National Public Radio for airing this fantastic program on What We've Learned About Identifying and Treating Long Covid
Special thanks to:
Dr. Igor Koralnik - Chief of Neuro-infectious Diseases and Global Neurology, Northwestern Medicine
Dr. Alba Azola - Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Co-director, Post-Acute COVID Team Clinic
Rebecca Heick - Epidemiologist; Professor of Public Health, Augustana College; COVID long-hauler for their wise, compassionate and moving commentary.
Course: New CDC/Medscape Course on ME/CFS
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has teamed up with Medscape to offer continuing medical education (CME) course on ME/CFS. CDC just posted a new course called "A Fresh Look at Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Diagnosis and Management of a Multisystem Illness" for primary care physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, and other health care providers. This is a great resource for health care providers who want to learn more about ME/CFS, much of which will apply to Long COVID.
Video: Episode 130 of ME/CFS Alert features a conversation with MassME member Rivka Solomon
In late 2021, MassME member and long time ME advocate Rivka Solomon was interviewed by journalist Llewellyn King. They discuss exciting ME advocacy successes, how advocacy can impact ME advocates' health, NIH shortcomings, and more.
Lecture Series: Solve ME Lecture Series on Data Analysis for ME/CFS Research
On Jan 21st and Feb 6th, Solve ME is presenting a two-part lecture series by recipients of their new Stupski Award which funds research using the You + M.E. registry.