Donald Lewis

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Dr Donald P. Lewis is a general practitioner specialising in ME/CFS working in Melbourne, Australia. He has been treating patients with ME/CFS, and researching the condition, since 1985.

International Consensus Criteria[edit | edit source]

Dr Lewis is one of the authors of the 2011 case definition, International Consensus Criteria.[1]

Books[edit | edit source]

  • 2017, Chapter 31 - Sleep, Cognitive and Mood Symptoms in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, in The Handbook of Stress and Health: A Guide to Research and Practice[2]

Notable studies[edit | edit source]

  • 2018, Weighting of orthostatic intolerance time measurements with standing difficulty score stratifies ME/CFS symptom severity and analyte detection[3]
  • 2018, Open-label pilot for treatment targeting gut dysbiosis in myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome: neuropsychological symptoms and sex comparisons[4] (Full Text) (Correction)
  • 2017 - Examining clinical similarities between myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome and d-lactic acidosis: a systematic review[5] (Full Text)
  • 2017 - The association of fecal microbiota and fecal, blood serum and urine metabolites in myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome[6]
  • 2016 - Widespread pain and altered renal function in ME/CFS patients[7] (Abstract)
  • 2016 - Support for the Microgenderome: Associations in a Human Clinical Population[8] (Full Text)
  • 2015 - Sleep quality and the treatment of intestinal microbiota imbalance in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A pilot study[9] (Full text)
  • 2015 - Metabolic profiling reveals anomalous energy metabolism and oxidative stress pathways in chronic fatigue syndrome patients[10]
  • 2014 - Comorbidity of postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome and chronic fatigue syndrome in an Australian cohort[11]
  • 2009 - Increased d-lactic Acid intestinal bacteria in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome[12]

Clinic location[edit | edit source]

Dr Lewis founded the CFS Discovery clinic, which is in Donvale, Melbourne.

Talks and interviews[edit | edit source]

  • 2011 - Dr Don Lewis: Latest Understanding of ME/CFS (video)[13]

Online presence[edit | edit source]

  • Website
  • PubMed
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • YouTube

Learn more[edit | edit source]

  • Wikipedia
  • Institution

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Carruthers, BM; van de Sande, MI; De Meirleir, KL; Klimas, NG; Broderick, G; Mitchell, T; Staines, D; Powles, A C P; Speight, N; Vallings, R; Bateman, L; Baumgarten-Austrheim, B; Bell, DS; Carlo-Stella, N; Chia, J; Darragh, A; Jo, D; Lewis, D; Light, A; Marshall-Gradisnik, S; Mena, I; Mikovits, JA; Miwa, K; Murovska, M; Pall, ML; Stevens, S (2011), "Myalgic encephalomyelitis: International Consensus Criteria.", Journal of Internal Medicine, 270 (4): 327-38, doi:10.1111/j.1365-2796.2011.02428.x, PMID 21777306 
  2. Wallis, Amy; Jackson, Melinda L; Ball, Michelle; Lewis, Donald; Bruck, Dorothy (2017), Sleep, Cognitive and Mood Symptoms in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, in The Handbook of Stress and Health: A Guide to Research and Practice, doi:10.1002/9781118993811.ch31 
  3. Richardson, Alice; Lewis, Donald; Kita, Badia; Ludlow, Helen; Groome, Nigel; Hedger, Mark; de Kretser, David; Lidbury, Brett (2018), "Weighting of orthostatic intolerance time measurements with standing difficulty score stratifies ME/CFS symptom severity and analyte detection", Journal of Translational Medicine, 16: 97, doi:10.1186/s12967-018-1473-z 
  4. Wallis, Amy; Ball, Michelle; Butt, Henry L; Lewis, Donald P; McKechnie, Sandra; Paull, Phillip; Jaa-Kwee, Amber; Bruck, Dorothy (2018), "Open-label pilot for treatment targeting gut dysbiosis in myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome: neuropsychological symptoms and sex comparisons", Journal of Translational Medicine, 16 (1): 24, doi:10.1186/s12967-018-1392-z 
  5. Wallis, Amy; Ball, Michelle; McKechnie, Sandra; Butt, Henry L; Lewis, Donald P; Bruck, Dorothy (2017), "Examining clinical similarities between myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome and d-lactic acidosis: a systematic review", Journal of Translational Medicine, 2017 (15): 129, doi:10.1186/s12967-017-1229-1 
  6. Armstrong, Christopher W.; McGregor, Neil R.; Lewis, Donald P.; Butt, Henry L.; Gooley, Paul R. (2017), "The association of fecal microbiota and fecal, blood serum and urine metabolites in myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome", Metabolomics, 13 (1), doi:10.1007/s11306-016-1145-z 
  7. McGregor, Neil R.; Armstrong, Christopher W.; Lewis, Donald P.; Butt, Henry L.; Gooley, Paul R. (2016), "Widespread pain and altered renal function in ME/CFS patients", Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health & Behavior, 4 (3): 132-145, doi:10.1080/21641846.2016.1207400 
  8. Wallis, Amy; Butt, Henry L; Ball, Michelle; Lewis, Donald P; Bruck, Dorothy (13 Jan 2016), "Support for the Microgenderome: Associations in a Human Clinical Population", Scientific Reports, volume 6; article 19171, doi:10.1038/srep19171, PMID 26757840 
  9. Jackson, Melinda L; Butt, Henry L; Ball, Michelle; Lewis, Donald P; Bruck, Dorothy (23 Oct 2015), "Sleep quality and the treatment of intestinal microbiota imbalance in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A pilot study", Sleep Science, 2015 Nov;8(3): 124-33, doi:10.1016/j.slsci.2015.10.001, PMID 26779319 
  10. Armstrong, Christopher W.; McGregor, Neil R.; Lewis, Donald P.; Butt, Henry L.; Gooley, Paul R. (2015), "Metabolic profiling reveals anomalous energy metabolism and oxidative stress pathways in chronic fatigue syndrome patients", Metabolomics, 11 (6): 1626–1639, doi:10.1007/s11306-015-0816-5 
  11. Reynolds, GK; Lewis, Donald P; Richardson, AM; Lidbury, Brett A (April 2014), "Comorbidity of postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome and chronic fatigue syndrome in an Australian cohort", Journal of Internal Medicine, Volume 275, Issue 4: 409–417, doi:10.1111/joim.12161, PMID 24206536 
  12. Sheedy, John R; Wettenhall, Richard EH; Scanlon, Denis; Gooley, Paul R; Lewis, Donald P; McGregor, Neil; Stapleton, David I; Butt, Henry L; De Meirleir, Kenny L (Jul 2009), "Increased d-lactic Acid intestinal bacteria in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome", In Vivo, 2009 Jul-Aug;23(4): 621-8, PMID 19567398 
  13. Lewis, Donald P (May 2011), "Dr Don Lewis: Latest Understanding of ME/CFS (video)", Emerge Australia Seminar, Melbourne 


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