Useful References From DIAGNOSING AND TREATING MYALGIC ENCEPHALOMYELITIS/ CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME (ME/CFS) July 2020

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DIAGNOSING AND TREATING
MYALGIC ENCEPHALOMYELITIS/
CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME

(ME/CFS)

– U.S. ME/CFS CLINICIAN COALITION –

Version 2
July 2020

USEFUL REFERENCES
▪ US ME/CFS Clinician Coalition Website https://mecfscliniciancoalition.org/
▪ US ME/CFS Clinician Coalition Testing Recommendations
http://mecfscliniciancoalition.org//MECFS-Clinician-Coalition-Testing-Recs-V1
▪ US ME/CFS Clinician Coalition Treatment Recommendations
http://mecfscliniciancoalition.org//MECFS-Clinician-Coalition-Treatment-Recs-V1
▪ Beyond Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Redefining an Illness. National Academy of
Medicine, formerly called the Institute of Medicine. 2015. Includes report and Clinician Guide.
http://www.nationalacademies.org/hmd/Reports/2015/ME-CFS.aspx
▪ Komaroff, Anthony L. “Advances in Understanding the Pathophysiology of Chronic Fatigue
Syndrome.” JAMA 322, no. 6 (August 13, 2019): 499. https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.2019.8312
▪ Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Clinical Working Case Definition, Diagnostic and
Treatment Protocols. (Canadian Consensus Criteria), 2003. Provides expanded criteria

Click to access Canadian-definition.pdf

▪ Myalgic Encephalomyelitis: International Consensus Criteria. (ME-ICC criteria). 2011. Provides expanded
criteria. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/j.1365-2796.2011.02428.x
▪ Chronic Fatigue syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis. Primer for Clinical Practitioners.
2014 Edition. International Association for Chronic Fatigue syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis
https://www.iacfsme.org/assets/docs/Primer_Post_2014_conference.pdf (Activity log in Appendix D)
▪ Rowe, P et al. Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Diagnosis and Management in Young
People: A Primer. Frontiers in Pediatrics. June 2017. Pages 8-12 provides information on differential diagnosis,
including for psychiatric illness https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fped.2017.00121/full
▪ CDC ME/CFS Website: Information for HealthCare Providers
https://www.cdc.gov/me-cfs/healthcare-providers/index.html
▪ Rowe, P. General Information Brochure On Orthostatic Intolerance And Its Treatment.
March 2014. https://www.dysautonomiainternational.org/pdf/RoweOIsummary.pdf
▪ Bateman Horne Center. NASA 10 Minute Lean Test – Instructions for Providers.

Click to access NASA-LeanTest-Instructions-April-2018.pdf

▪ Campbell B, Lapp C. Treating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia. Pacing Guidance.
http://www.treatcfsfm.org/menu-Pacing-7.html

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