The new NICE guideline – a summary and discussion of the draft

On 10 November 2020, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) published a long-awaited draft for its new guideline on myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). The document reveals how NICE is about to make a drastic change in recommending how the condition should be managed by healthcare professionals. While its previous guideline advised …

Summary of the NIH’s exploration of post-exertional malaise

The research team that is studying ME/CFS at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has just published an interesting paper on post-exertional malaise (PEM). They formed focus groups and listened to patients’ experiences to better understand PEM. The authors write: “Historically, measurement of PEM has had considerable controversy, and patient groups have felt left out …

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