A C Peter Powles

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McMaster University

Alexander Charles Peter Powles, aka A C Peter Powles, MD, FRACP, FRCPC, ABSM, specializes in Sleep Medicine, including adolescent and pediatric as well as adult sleep disorders. He is Professor Emeritus, Division of Respirology, Department of Medicine at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario,[1] and serves as Medical Director of the Sleep Assessment Program at St. Joseph's Healthcare, Hamilton and St. Joseph's Health Centre, Toronto.[2] Powles is a Diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine.[3]

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Powles is one of the authors of the 2011 case definition, International Consensus Criteria,[4] as well as, one of the authors of the 2003 Canadian Consensus Criteria for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, published as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome:Clinical Working Case Definition,Diagnostic and Treatment Protocols.[5]

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St. Joseph's Healthcare

Room T2137

50 Charlton Avenue East

Hamilton ON  L8N 4A6

Phone: (905) 522-1155 Ext. 34299

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myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) - A disease often marked by neurological symptoms, but fatigue is sometimes a symptom as well. Some diagnostic criteria distinguish it from chronic fatigue syndrome, while other diagnostic criteria consider it to be a synonym for chronic fatigue syndrome. A defining characteristic of ME is post-exertional malaise (PEM), or post-exertional neuroimmune exhaustion (PENE), which is a notable exacerbation of symptoms brought on by small exertions. PEM can last for days or weeks. Symptoms can include cognitive impairments, muscle pain (myalgia), trouble remaining upright (orthostatic intolerance), sleep abnormalities, and gastro-intestinal impairments, among others. An estimated 25% of those suffering from ME are housebound or bedbound. The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies ME as a neurological disease.

chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) - A fatigue-based illness. The term CFS was invented invented by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control as an replacement for myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). Some view CFS as a neurological disease, others use the term for any unexplained long-term fatigue. Sometimes used as a the term as a synonym of myalgic encephalomyelitis, despite the different diagnostic criteria.

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