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Guest Post: Student Seeking Feedback from ME/CFS Patients

Brooke Denmark, a student working on her Masters in Social Work, contacted the Bateman Horne Center asking us to share her thesis research questionnaire in order to garner feedback from those living with ME/CFS.  Your participation as a research participants merely involves responding to an online questionnaire. The Bateman Horne Center was not involved in the creation…

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A Report of Clinical Progress in 2016

Improved objective diagnosis and the ability to assess treatment outcomes, has made many aspects of MECFS and FM appear before my eyes. I am committed to infusing the medical community with this information to dramatically improve patient diagnosis and treatment. Careful observation of 10 minute NASA Lean test results as part of the CDC multisite…

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Simple Way to Assess Orthostatic Intolerance

NASA 10 Minute Lean Test* Orthostatic intolerance (OI) is an umbrella term used to describe abnormal autonomic nervous system response to orthostatic challenge.  Orthostatic hypotension (OH), neurally mediated hypotension (NMH) [or neurogenic hypotension] and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (PoTS) are terms used to describe variants of this response.  The new evidence-based IOM clinical criteria for…

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First-Class Care; First-Class Space

In our spring campaign we set a goal to raise $300,000 that would allow us to move into a larger facility in order to serve more patients, expand education efforts, and increase research participation. Earlier this month, we announced that we had exceeded our goal by more than 260%, raising more than $1.08 million! Well, the turtles have…

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BHC Screens Forgotten Plague, Hosts Discussion

In late March, the Bateman Horne Center (BHC) held a screening of The Forgotten Plague: a Documentary of Life with M.E. The showing, presented in collaboration with the Westminster College Pre-Professional Health Society, brought together more than 100 people in attendance. Among them were pre-professional health students, patients, care providers and researchers who stayed after the…

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Remaining Upright: Approach to Orthostatic Intolerance

In this educational seminar, Dr. Cortez defines Orthostatic Intolerance and provides an overview of the anatomy involved. She introduces various clinical lab tests and discusses their role in diagnosis then offers several case illustrations from diagnosis to management. She then ends her talk with several conclusions and take home points. Remaining Upright: Approach to Orthostatic…

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Survivor – ME/CFS, FM & Immune Deficiency Edition

‘Ginger’ writes about her journey through sickness, sadness, laughter and joy.  She describes herself as an optimistic, stubborn, pretty determined “ginger” battling the ails of getting sick as a little kid with ME/CFS, Fibromyalgia & Immune Deficiency. “I’ve accomplished full remission once, so I know it is possible.” In this blog, she writes about all she’s learned about…

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What’s the Buzz – February

Each month we scour the Internet and bring you a list of news articles, blogs and research publications we think you’ll find interesting for our What’s the Buzz post. Occasionally, we’ll highlight and summarize a few of them for you, like these:   A new paper co-authored by Drs. Vernon, Deftereos and Persidis at aimed at understanding the “clinical intuition” doctors…

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CDC Public Health Grand Rounds to feature ME/CFS

The Public Health Grand Rounds is a monthly webcast created to foster discussion on major public health issues. Each session focuses on key challenges related to a specific health topic, and explores cutting-edge scientific evidence and potential impact of different interventions. The Grand Rounds sessions also highlight how CDC and its partners are already addressing…

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Guest Blog – Bringing ME/CFS/SEID into Mainstream Medicine

Establishing a Distinct ICD-10 Code by Jon D. Kaiser, MD – CFS researcher, clinician, and patient Dr. Jon Kaiser is a recovered CFS/ME patient, clinician, and researcher who has been caring for people with CFS/ME, AIDS, and cancer for the past twenty-five years. In this guest blog he shares his thoughts on the importance of getting…

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