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Chronic Fatigue Care

Sunday 2 September 2018

 

From JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association):

 

Artwork by C. Lymn
 

News From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Chronic Fatigue Care

By Bridget Kuehn, MSJ
August 28, 2018
© 2018 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.

A new CDC website aims to improve the diagnosis and care of patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis or chronic fatigue syndrome by providing clinicians with better information.

An Institute of Medicine (IOM) report estimates that between 836 000 and 2.5 million individuals in the United States have myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). These individuals may experience debilitating symptoms for years before receiving a diagnosis, in part because many clinicians are unfamiliar with the disorder. Currently, fewer than one-third of medical schools and fewer than half of medical textbooks provide information about ME/CFS, according to the IOM report.

“More education for doctors, nurses, and other healthcare providers is urgently needed, so they are prepared to provide timely diagnosis and appropriate care for patients with ME/CFS,” according to the CDC press release announcing the new website.

 

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