Frank Twisk

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Frank N.M. Twisk, MBA, MBI, BEd, BEc, is a Dutch myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) advocate and writer. Prior to becoming ill with ME in 1996, he was a project manager, business administrator, information scientist, mathematician, higher education teacher, and avid footballer. He encourages those of different talents to work together in the goal for scientific answers to ME and advocates for a clear distinction between ME and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).[1]

Twisk is associated with a Dutch non-profit, ME-de-patiënten Foundation, in a voluntary (non-paid) capacity.

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  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xjg8fLP-BpM
  2. Twisk, Frank NM (17 Aug 2015), "ME and my life: past, present and future (video - Dutch w/ English CC)", YouTube, Wetenschap voor Patienten - ME/cvs Vereniging 
  3. Twisk, Frank (2018), "Dutch Health Council advisory report on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Taking the wrong turn", Diagnostics, 8 (2), doi:10.3390/diagnostics8020034 
  4. Frank N.M. Twisk. (2018). Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and Systemic Exertion Intolerance Disease: Three Distinct Clinical Entities. Challenges 2018, 9(1), 19; doi:10.3390/challe9010019
  5. Twisk F. Graded exercise self-help for chronic fatigue syndrome in GETSET. Lancet. 2018 Mar 24;391(10126):1161.
  6. Twisk, Frank NM (18 Jan 2016), "(correspondence) PACE: CBT and GET are not rehabilitative therapies", The Lancet Psychiatry, doi:10.1016/S2215-0366(15)00554-4 
  7. 7.0 7.1 Twisk, Frank NM; Geraghty, Keith J (11 Jul 2015), "Deviant Cellular and Physiological Responses to Exercise in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome" (PDF), Jacobs Journal of Physiology, 2015, 1(2): 007 
  8. Twisk, F. N. (2015). Accurate diagnosis of myalgic encephalomyelitis and chronic fatigue syndrome based upon objective test methods for characteristic symptoms. World Journal of Methodology, 5(2), 68–87. http://doi.org/10.5662/wjm.v5.i2.68
  9. Twisk, F., (2015). Letter to the Editor. Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health & Behavior, 3 (4), 242-243. doi:10.1080/21641846.2015.1083325
  10. Twisk, Frank (2015), "Commentary on Jason et al. (2015): towards separate empirical case definitions of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and chronic fatigue syndrome", Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine, 3 (1): 109-110, doi:10.1080/21642850.2015.1027705 
  11. Twisk, Frank (2013), "Rebuttal to Ickmans et al. Association between cognitive performance, physical fitness, and physical activity level in women with chronic fatigue syndrome.]" (PDF), Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development, 50 (9): vii-viii 
  12. Maes, Michael; Twisk, Frank N; Kubera, M; Ringel, K; Leunis, JC; Geffard, M (2 Oct 2011), "Increased IgA responses to the LPS of commensal bacteria is associated with inflammation and activation of cell-mediated immunity in chronic fatigue syndrome", J Affect Disord, 2012 Feb;136(3): 909-17, doi:10.1016/j.jad.2011.09.010, PMID 21967891 
  13. Twisk, Frank; Maes, Michael (2010), "Chronic fatigue syndrome: Harvey and Wessely's (bio)psychosocial model versus a bio(psychosocial) model based on inflammatory and oxidative and nitrosative stress pathways" (PDF), BMC Medicine, 8 (35) 
  14. Twisk, Frank NM; Maes, Michael (2008), "A review on cognitive behavorial therapy (CBT) and graded exercise therapy (GET) in myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME)/chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS): CBT/GET is not only ineffective and not evidence-based, but also potentially harmful for many patients with ME/CFS.", Neuroendocrinology Letters, 30 (3): 284–299, PMID 19855350 


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