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A Validated Scale for Assessing the Severity of Acute Infectious Mononucleosis, 2019, Jason et al

Discussion in 'BioMedical ME/CFS Research' started by Andy, Mar 16, 2019.

  1. Andy

    Andy Committee Member & Outreach

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    Paywalled at https://www.jpeds.com/article/S0022-3476(19)30123-4/fulltext
     
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    Yikes
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    @rvallee, I puzzled over that '126 scales' for a while. It's actually the sample size; it was written poorly.

    This is from the paper:

    From the abstract, it looks like a useful study though.
     
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    Ooof :) That really seemed extraordinarily high.
     
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    Assessment tool predicts chronic fatigue syndrome six months after mono
    https://medicalxpress.com/news/2019-03-tool-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-months.html
     
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    I'm surprised at this. So the main author of this paper is suggesting potential follow-up research in which treatment of CFS will be begun at the time the severe mononucleosis is diagnosed. And the treatments that Medical Xpress mentions are GET and CBT. This would seem to suggest that the author(s) are signing up to the 'CFS is caused by deconditioning' idea.

    And Leonard Jason is a co-author on this current study?
     
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    The most likely explanation is that Medical express put the GET/CBT thing in there.
     
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    Yeah, I wondered about that. But Dr Katz himself talks about treatment for CFS - if he's got something that isn't GET and CBT, I'd like to know what it is.
     
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    A quick skim/search through the article shows no reference to CBT and/or GET. Katz is corresponding author, perhaps a quick email from someone could clear it up, or clarify.
     
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    Happily, somebody else has beaten us to it. :thumbup:


    ETA: Added "happily" and emoji to improve tone.
     
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    Covered on USA News website

    https://www.usnews.com/news/health-...n-may-raise-risk-for-chronic-fatigue-syndrome
     
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