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Heart rate variability in patients with somatic symptom disorders and functional somatic syndromes: a systematic review and meta-analysis, 2020, Cheng

Discussion in 'BioMedical ME/CFS Research' started by Dolphin, Feb 18, 2020.

  1. Dolphin

    Dolphin Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Chronic fatigue syndrome is mentioned as one of the keywords so I thought I would post it in this forum

    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0149763419309868

     
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    cassava7 Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    This is a systematic review of studies on HRV in 4 different patient populations: CFS, fibromyalgia, IBS, functional somatic syndromes & somatic symptom disorders. Here's the list of studies they looked at for the CFS group.

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    Anyway, per the authors' paragraph about the limitations of the underlying studies (pp. 12-13), this review is pretty much useless. Props to them for being honest about it. Bolding and spacing mine in the quote below.
     
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    alktipping Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    just publishing for the sake of it the academic industry is totally unfit for any purpose . I loathe so called meta analysis because you cannot trust the data from a lot of papers it actually takes real time and effort to weed out the vast amount of tripe that has been published
     
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    InfiniteRubix Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    My understanding is the low HRV is associated with a number of phsyiological ailments.

    To say they are cherry picking to acquire some pseudo bio legitimacy appears to be an understatement.
     
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    The problem in general is HRV is a very non-specific marker. One of the primary associations of HRV is with fitness, so it is not surprising that chronically ill individuals would have slightly lower HRV, even if there are zero other reasons for association with such illnesses.
     
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