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P2P: Not This Science

The P2P Workshop agenda focuses on a few broad categories of ME/CFS research: characteristics of the ME/CFS population; fostering innovative research; presentation and diagnosis in clinic; and, tools and measures for diagnosis and outcomes. Yet even with the late addition … Continue reading

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P2P and Dr. Francis Collins

On January 3, 2014, just three days before the P2P Working Group meeting, a troubling series of emails was exchanged among NIH leadership. These emails show confusion at the leadership level about the ME/CFS P2P and IOM efforts, and a … Continue reading

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Draft Systematic Review is UP

The draft systematic evidence review on the Diagnosis and Treatment of ME/CFS has been published. This review is extraordinarily important because it is being presented to the P2P Panel in a closed door session any day now. This review will … Continue reading

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P2P: Taking Shape

The P2P ME/CFS Workshop has been approved and is scheduled for December 9-10th, 2014. The focus of this post is on analyzing four components of the information released by NIH yesterday: P2P is describing our disease as fatigue, without post-exertional … Continue reading

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Opportunity Lost

The CDC hosted a conference call for ME/CFS patients and advocates today. The highlight of the call was a presentation from Dr. Ian Lipkin about his pathogen and immunology work in ME/CFS. But we received an important update on the … Continue reading

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Two Is Better Than One

My confidence in two-day cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) is pretty obvious on this blog. A new study from ME/CFS experts Dr. Chris Snell, Staci Stevens, Dr. Todd Davenport, and Dr. Mark VanNess supplies hard data that shows how important a … Continue reading

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Quick Announcement

Finally (!) I am able to share the news that I’ve been invited to serve on a panel at the upcoming FDA Drug Development for ME/CFS Workshop. I’ve wanted to announce this for awhile, but panelists were asked not to … Continue reading

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NIH Collaboration

The news didn’t make much of a splash, but NIH recently issued a funding opportunity announcement that could benefit people with CFS. This purpose of this funding opportunity is to support “collaborative translational research projects” aimed at turning basic discoveries … Continue reading

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Speeding Things Up

In my previous post, I explained the definitions FDA used to determine that CFS is a serious or life-threatening condition. But the true significance of FDA’s decision is that it makes CFS treatments eligible for programs that speed up the … Continue reading

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Puzzle Pieces

Let’s play a game. Imagine you have a large puzzle that makes an Impressionist picture of a colorful cottage-style garden. You can put it together as long as you have the picture on the box. First you assemble the lower … Continue reading

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