Latest research articles and abstracts

This section contains references to journal articles and abstracts on the latest research developments related to ME/CFS.

2012 Journal Articles


Okamoto, LE et al (2012) 'Neurohumoral and haemodynamic profile in postural tachycardia and chronic fatigue syndromes', Clinical Science, vol. 122, no. 4, pp. 183-192 [Full Text, February].

2011 Journal Articles


Pardini, M et al (2011) 'Amisulpride vs. fluoxetine treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome: a pilot study', Eur Neuropsychopharmacol, vol. 21, no. 3, pp. 282-286 [Abstract, Epub ahead of print, November].


Brummett, CM et al (2011) 'Fibromyalgia: a primer for the anesthesia community', Curr Opin Anaesthesiol, vol. 24, no. 5, pp. 532-539 [Abstract, Epub ahead of print, October].

Fluge, O et al (2011) 'Benefit from B Lymphocyte Depletion using the Anti- CD20  Antibody Rituximab in Cgronic Fatigue Syndrome. A Double- Blind and Placebo- Controlled Study' Plos One [Full Text, October 2011]

Wilhelmsen, M et al (2011) 'Analgesic effects of melatonin: a review of current evidence from experimental and clinical studies', Journal of Pineal Research, vol. 51, no. 3, pp. 270-277 [Full Text, October]

Chen, X et al (2011) 'Intestinal epithelial cell-derived integrin αβ6 plays an important role in the induction of regulatory T cells and inhibits an antigen-specific Th2 response', Journal of Leukocyte Biology, vol. 90, no. 4, pp. 751-759 [Abstract, Epub ahead of print, October

Maes, M et al (2011) 'Evidence for inflammation and activation of cell-mediated immunity in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS): Increased interleukin-1, tumor necrosis factor-alpha, PMN-elastase, lysozyme and neopterin', J Affect Disord [Abstract, Epub ahead of print, October].

Jason, LA et al (2011) 'Fatigue Scales and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Issues of Sensitivity and Specificity', Disabil Stud Q, vol. 31, no. 1, [Full Text, October].



Galbraith, S et al (2011) 'Peripheral blood gene expression in postinfective fatigue syndrome following from three different triggering infections', J Infect Dis, vol. 204, no. 10, pp. 1632-1640 [Abstract, Epub ahead of print, September].

Racciatti, D et al (2011) 'An Italian study on health-related quality of life and fatigue in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome and patients with chronic HCV virus infection: similarities and differences', Int J Immunopathol Pharmacol, vol. 24, no. 3, pp. 673-681 [Abstract, September].

Sun, P et al (2011) 'Medication dosing patterns associated with duloxetine and pregabalin among patients with fibromyalgia', Curr Med Res Opin, vol. 27, no. 9, pp. 1793-1801 [Abstract, Epub ahead of print, September].

Evering, RM et al (2011) 'Deviations in daily physical activity patterns in patients with the chronic fatigue syndrome: A case control study', J Psychosom Res, vol. 71, no. 3, pp. 129-135 [Abstract, Epub ahead of print, September].

Missen, A et al (2011) 'The financial and psychological impacts on mothers of children with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS/ME)', Child Care Health Dev [Abstract, Epub ahead of print, September].

Wolff, D et al (2011) 'Presence of murine leukemia virus (MLV)-related virus gene sequences in a commercial RT-PCR reagent', Clin Lab, vol. 57, no. 7-8, pp. 631-634 [Abstract, September].

Wensaas, KA et al (2011) 'Irritable bowel syndrome and chronic fatigue 3years after acute giardiasis: historic cohort study', Gut [Full Text, September].

Collin, SM et al (2011) 'The impact of CFS/ME on employment and productivity in the UK: a cross-sectional study based on the CFS/ME National Outcomes Database', BMC Health Serv Res, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 217 [Full Text, September].

Smith, SB et al (2011) 'Large candidate gene association study reveals genetic risk factors and therapeutic targets for fibromyalgia', Arthritis Rheum [Abstract, Epub ahead of print, September].

Shillam, CR et al (2011) 'Fibromyalgia symptoms, physical function, and comorbidity in middle-aged and older adults', Nurs Res, vol. 60, no. 5, pp. 309-317 [Abstract, September].

Moldofsky, H et al (2011) 'Effects of Bedtime Very Low Dose Cyclobenzaprine on Symptoms and Sleep Physiology in Patients with Fibromyalgia Syndrome: A Double-blind Randomized Placebo-controlled Study', J Rheumatol  [Full Text, September].

Clauw, DJ et al (2011) 'The Science of Fibromyalgia', Mayo Clin Proc, vol. 86, no. 9, pp. 907-911 [Abstract, September].

Terhorst, L et al (2011) 'Complementary and alternative medicine in the treatment of pain in fibromyalgia: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials', J Manipulative Physiol Ther, vol. 34, no. 7, pp. 483-496 [Abstract, Epub ahead of print, September].

Wuytack, F et al (2011) 'The lived experience of fibromyalgia in female patients, a phenomenological study', Chiropr Man Therap, vol. 19, no. 1, pp. 22 [Abstract, Epub ahead of print, September].

Santamarina-Perez, P et al (2011) 'Length of illness does not predict cognitive dysfunction in chronic fatigue syndrome', Appl Neuropsychol, vol. 18, no. 3, pp. 216-222 [Abstract, Epub ahead of print, July].

Burgess, M et al (2011) 'Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in Adults: Face to Face versus Telephone Treatment - A Randomized Controlled Trial', Behav Cogn Psychother, pp. 1-17 [Abstract, Epub ahead of print, September].

Maes, M et al (2011) 'IgM-mediated autoimmune responses directed against multiple neoepitopes in depression: New pathways that underpin the inflammatory and neuroprogressive pathophysiology', J Affect Disord [Abstract, Epub ahead of print, September].

Rosenblum, H et al (2011) 'The Common Immunogenic Etiology of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: From Infections to Vaccines via Adjuvants to the ASIA Syndrome', Infectious disease clinics of North America [Abstract, September]

Wohlfahrt-Veje, C et al (2011) 'Lower birth weight and increased body fat at school age in children prenatally exposed to modern pesticides: A prospective study', Environ Health, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 79 [Full text, September].