ME/CFS, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Diagnosis and Management – Core Documents

ME/CFS Diagnosis and Management is made in Australian General Practice settings. Diagnosis is based on a detailed history, standardised clinical diagnostic criteria, questionnaires and tests to exclude other conditions or causes of fatigue. Over the last few years, there are some important documents detailing the diagnosis and management of ME/CFS (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome).

  1. International ME/CFS Association Primer for Clinical Practitioners http://iacfsme.org/portals/0/pdf/Primer_Post_2014_conference.pdf
  2. ME/CFS/PVFS: An Exploration of the Key Clinical Issues UK, Shephard and Chaudhuri, 2017 http://www.meassociation.org.uk/shop/books/mecfspvfs-an-exploration-of-the-key-clinical-issues/
  3. Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Diagnosis and Management in Young People: A Primer – Frontiers in Pediatrics 2017  – http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fped.2017.00121/pdf  
  4. Myalgic Encephalomyelitis – Adult & Paediatric: International Consensus Primer for Medical Practitioners – International Consensus Panel 2012 – http://emerge.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Myalgic-Encephalomyelitis-International-Consensus-Primer-2012-11-26.pdf
  5. Beyond Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Redefining an Illness – US Institute of Medicine Report 2016 – Core document providing recommendations for fast tracking management and research https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK274235/pdf/Bookshelf_NBK274235.pdf                                   
  6. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website link – https://www.cdc.gov/me-cfs/index.html
  7. Identification and Symptom Management of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – Summary & Guideline 2016 – topalbertadoctors.org – http://www.topalbertadoctors.org/cpgs/0242896
  8. Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Clinical Case Definition and Guidelines for Medical Practitioners – An Overview of the Canadian Consensus Document 2003, 20 pages – http://mefmaction.com/images/stories/Overviews/Canadian_ME_Overview_A4.pdf
  9. Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Clinical Working Case Definition, Diagnostic and Treatment Protocols, Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Carruthers et al. 2003 – Full document,164 pages –  http://mefmaction.com/images/stories/Medical/ME-CFS-Consensus-Document.pdf
  10. Australian Fatigue Guidelines – Section on Physiological Fatigue – Access via subscription – September 2017
  11. Myalgic Encephalomyelitis: International Consensus Criteria, Journal of Internal Medicine, – September 2017 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-2796.2011.02428.x/epdf

12. Just released – British Medical Journal Best Practice – Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: BMJ-Best-Practice-2017-CFS.pdf – Website: http://bestpractice.bmj.com/topics/en-gb/277