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NICE guideline review: A list of appointees to the ME/CFS Guideline Committee has now been published

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by Andy, Oct 16, 2018.

  1. JemPD

    JemPD Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Hi @saranbonser good to see you here, & thanks for sharing. I'm sorry to hear of your experiences.
    Am glad we have you on the GDG thank you so much for doing it i know it wont be easy.
     
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  2. Suffolkres

    Suffolkres Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Thank you, thank you.!..... children and young people get the worst deal of all.

    I know as a mum, who has been fighting for over 20 years, (my son was fatigued at 4 and suspected of having ME at 8 in 1994); I know as a specialist professional teaching sick and needy kids since the early 1990's.
    I am delighted you have been offered this important opportunity. I hope RCP, Guideline Developers and NICE do not let you down.
     
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  3. large donner

    large donner Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Can someone explain this please. Two people have been appointed to the NICE committee from which organisation or are they patients or individuals?

    Were they previously refused a place on the committee if so on what grounds? Are their appointments favourable for us or not?
     
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  4. Suffolkres

    Suffolkres Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Both from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine - Dr Nacul ( as a GP) and Specialist Researcher and Nurse Caroline Kingdon.

    Don't think NICE refused them from the Committee. Our Local CCG ( Waveney) 'refused' them!

    Definitely favorable to us to have them on NICE.
     
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  5. adambeyoncelowe

    adambeyoncelowe Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I'll second this. Your voice is invaluable and you're doing us all proud (and your mum is ace!).
     
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  6. MEMarge

    MEMarge Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Hi Saran, thank you so much for doing this. I am sorry you have been ill for a long time.
    My daughter, now 24, has been ill for 8 years, and moderately affected.

    "Fortunately" my daughter was 16, when diagnosed, so we escaped the threats of being referred to social services etc.

    I am on a couple of parents Facebook groups where there are regular incidents of the above. If more information on this is needed at anytime I could link you with relevant people. They did send a couple of people to the NICE scoping meeting and one of them spoke at length with the Chair. So hopefully the gravity of the situation is getting across.

    Good luck and thanks again.
     
  7. Suffolkres

    Suffolkres Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    https://www.meassociation.org.uk/themeshow/… Caroline Kingdon on!!!
     
  8. Barry

    Barry Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Excellent! Warm welcome Saran.
     
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  9. saranbonser

    saranbonser Established Member

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    Thank you, I'm looking forward to working with both of you! And my mums excited about being called ace, haha x
     
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    saranbonser Established Member

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    So sorry to hear about your daughter. My wonderful mum has put me in touch with the relevant people from a parents group she's in, thank you though!
     
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    Binkie4 Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    We are now almost a week past the first committee meeting but still seem to be short of members ( ?2).

    Does anyone have any information on what is happening?
     
  12. Sarah

    Sarah Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    An updated membership list was published today which confirms Caroline Kingdon and announces dietician appointment, Jennifer McIntosh.

    The community paediatric nurse is apparently still yet to be appointed.

    Dietitian: Jennifer McIntosh
    Senior Specialist Dietician Mill Lodge CAMHS, Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

    Nurse with experience in ME/CFS: Caroline Kingdon
    Research Nurse, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

    https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/indevelopment/gid-ng10091/documents
     
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  13. adambeyoncelowe

    adambeyoncelowe Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I think this is everyone so far.
     
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  14. Binkie4

    Binkie4 Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    https://www.leedsandyorkpft.nhs.uk/.../4/2017/11/annual-research-forum-speakers.pdf

    Page three of the above document has a paragraph on Jennifer McIntosh’s experience.
    Is anyone familiar with the two chapters she has written for the dieticians’ Manual? She has mental health experience.


    ETA: from the above document

    “Jennifer McIntosh MSc, PGCHE, BSc (hons), RD
    Jennifer has over 20 years’ experience working across a diverse range of dietetics with the last 16 years specialising in mental health. She has extensive experience within eating disorders, CFS/ME and was the clinical lead dietitian for the Leeds Care Group at LYPFT. Jennifer currently is employed by LYPFT whereby she has two roles as Specialist Dietitian within inpatient CAMHS and Allied Health Professional Lead for the Specialist and LD care group. She has published two chapters on the role of diet in CFS/ME within the Manual of Dietetic Practice, 5th Edition and Fighting Fatigue a practical guide to managing the symptoms of CFS/ME .Jennifer is has just completed her masters in Nutrition at Leeds Beckett University.“
     
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    Given recent experience with NHS dieticians ( diabetes and cancer in wider family members), where simple biochemical mechanisms seemed to be lost on them, I do wonder what can be achieved from this.
    Proposing a diet of wholegrain, and high carbs for a disease ( cancer) which propogates via fermentation was asking for trouble.

    There has been recent NHS England debacle re dieticians and links to major food industry interests. The Eat Well plate is a joke.
    There are however, some nutritional deficiencies which can present the same way as psychiatric illnesses, so I may be a little too skeptical.

    Not holding my breath re usefullness of this - it would be wonderful to be proved wrong.
     
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    there is this contribution to Dietetic and Nutrition case studies:
    https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/9781119163411.ch20

    Chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalopathy
     
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    Sarah Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Some notes on the case study coauthored by Jennifer McIntosh:

    Chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalopathy
    https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/9781119163411.ch20

    The case study is coauthored with Caroline Foster. An answers chapter (16) is based on an earlier chapter presenting a case study, 'Melissa', who has CFS, nausea with weight loss, and inadequate energy intake due to gluten and lactose elimination. She is considering seeing a homeopath and takes 10mg Amitriptyline.

    The chapter discussing the case study recommends the Eatwell plate, eating little and often, choosing low GI foods, and avoiding energy drinks and caffeine due to energy and GI implications. It states that a number of diets such as the anti-candida diet are promoted for CFS/ME but are based on unreliable evidence.

    It briefly explains coeliac testing. It states there is no evidence there is greater incidence of IgE mediated allergy in CFS/ME than in the general population and exclusion diets are generally not recommended but can be helpful w/ symptom management and IBS, and that patients should receive dietician input when excluding to ensure a balanced diet.

    Nausea management advice is to avoid drinking w/ meals, eat little and often, avoid fatty or antagonising foods and GP may prescribe antiemetic if severe.

    The chapter has the following on lactose intolerance:

    The chapter states there is no conclusive evidence to support supplementation for CFS/ME management but multivit and EFA may be appropriate and vit D for housebound.

    The case study subject is on 10mg amitriptyline. The mention of this for sleep and muscle pain is uncritical and does not mention side effects. The chapter takes a critical stance on CAM, explicitly stating there is insufficient evidence for homeopathy but sensitivity to patient beliefs is required.

    There is no mention of CBT, GET, pacing, activity management, etc in the chapter.
     
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  18. Amw66

    Amw66 Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Lactose and gluten are a no brainer for elimination choices if having gut issues, as are grains.

    I understand that amitriptyline slows down gut transit and therefore improves nutrient absorption, but it also affects protein metabolism, which may be an issue for some PWME as there are suggestions that amino acids are utilised as a fuel source

    it also has same mechanism as an ssri, which may not be wonderful?
    Does anyone have full access?
     
  19. Sarah

    Sarah Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Yes - see post #777.

    Wrt amitriptyline, the case study only has:

     
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    Would have thought Amitryptilne side effect of weight gain ought to be mentioned in a piece on diet
     
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