Jo Nijs

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Jo Nijs, PT, MT, PhD, is an associate professor in Physiotherapy, Human Physiology, and Anatomy at Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium. He is a physiotherapist/manual therapist at the University Hospital Brussels, Brussels, Belgium and holder of the Chair 'Exercise immunology and chronic fatigue in health and disease' funded by the European College for Decongestive Lymphatic Therapy. He runs the international research group "Our Pain in Motion" which studies the interactions between pain and body movement and focuses on central sensitization in various chronic pain disorders including fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome.[1][2]

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  1. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jo_Nijs
  2. https://www.wcpt.org/congress/speakers/Jo-Nijs
  3. Malfliet, A; Pas, R; Brouns, R; De Win, J; Hatem, SM; Meeus, M; Ickmans, K; van Hooff, RJ; Nijs, J (2018), "Cerebral Blood Flow and Heart Rate Variability in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Randomized Cross-Over Study", Pain Physician, 21 (1): E13-E24 
  4. Hermans, L; Nijs, J; Calders, P; De Clerck, L; Moorkens, G; Hans, G; Grosemans, S; Roman de Mettelinge, T; Tuynman, J; Meeus, M (2017), "Influence of morphine and naloxone on pain modulation in Rheumatoid Arthritis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Fibromyalgia and controls: a double blind randomized placebo-controlled cross-over study", Pain Physician, 18, doi:10.1111/papr.12613, PMID 28722815 
  5. Polli, Andrea; Willekens, Barbara; Meeus, Mira; Nijs, Jo; Collin, Simon M.; Ickmans, Kelly (2017), "Endogenous Pain Facilitation Rather Than Inhibition Differs Between People with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Multiple Sclerosis, and Controls: An Observational Study Observational Study", Pain Physician, 20 (4): E489-E497, PMID 28535557 
  6. Nijs, J; Danneels, L; Lambrecht, L; Moorkens, G; Meeus, M; Paul, L; Van Oosterwijck, J; Marusic, U; De Wandele, I (2017), "The Role of Autonomic Function in Exercise-induced Endogenous Analgesia: A Case-control Study in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Healthy People", Pain Physician, 20 (3): E389-E399, PMID 28339438 
  7. Nijs, J; Malfliet, A (2016), "Rehabilitation for patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome: time to extent the boundaries of this field", Journal of Intern Medicine, 279 (3): 265-7, doi:10.1111/joim.12431 
  8. Nijs, J; Nees, A; Paul, L; De Kooning, M; Ickmans, K; Meeus, M; Van Oosterwijck, J (2014), "Altered immune response to exercise in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis: a systematic literature review", Exercise Immunology Review, 2014 (20): 94-116, PMID 24974723 
  9. Meeus, M; Nijs, J; Hermans, L; Goubert, D; Calders, P (September 2013), "The role of mitochondrial dysfunctions due to oxidative and nitrosative stress in the chronic pain or chronic fatigue syndromes and fibromyalgia patients: peripheral and central mechanisms as therapeutic targets?", Expert Opin Ther Targets, doi:10.1517/14728222.2013.818657, PMID 23834645 
  10. Goudsmit, Ellen M; Nijs, Jo; Jason, Leonard A; Wallman, Karen E (2012), "Pacing as a strategy to improve energy management in myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome: a consensus document", Disability and Rehabilitation, 34 (13): 1140-7, doi:10.3109/09638288.2011.635746 
  11. Nijs J, Van Oosterwijck J, Meeus M, Lambrecht L, Metzger K, Frémont M, Paul L. Unravelling the nature of postexertional malaise in myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome: the role of elastase, complement C4a and interleukin-1beta. Journal of Internal Medicine 267; 418–435
  12. Nijs, Jo; Nicolson, Garth L. (2004), "Gulf War Veterans: Evidence for Chromosome Alterations and Their Significance", Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, 12 (1): 79-83, doi:10.1300/J092v12n01_06 
  13. Nijs, Jo; De Becker, Pascale; De Meirleir, Kenny L.; Demanet, Christian; Vincken, Walter; Schuermans, Daniel; McGregor, Neil (2003), "Associations between bronchial hyperresponsiveness and immune cell parameters in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome", Chest, 123 (4): 998-1007, PMID 12684286 
  14. Nijs, Jo; De Meirleir, Kenny L.; Coomans, Danny; De Becker, Pascale; Nicolson, Garth L. (2003), "Deregulation of the 2,5A Synthetase RNase L Antiviral Pathway by Mycoplasma spp. in Subsets of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome" (PDF), Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, 11 (2): 37-50, doi:10.1300/J092v11n02_04 
  15. Nijs, Jo; Vaes, Peter; McGregor, Neil; Lambrecht, Luc; Van Hoof, Elke; De Meirleir, Kenny L. (2003), "Comparison of Activity Limitations/Participation Restrictions Among Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Patients", Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, 11 (4): 3-18, doi:10.1300/J092v11n04_02 
  16. Nijs, Jo; Coomans, Danny; Nicolson, Garth L.; De Becker, Pascale; Christian, Demanet; De Meirleir, Kenny L. (2003), "Immunophenotyping Predictive of Mycoplasma Infection in Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?", Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, 11 (2): 51-69, doi:10.1300/J092v11n02_05 
  17. Nijs, Jo; De Becker, Pascale; Demanet, Christian; McGregor, Neil; Englebienne, Patrick; Verhas, Michel; De Meirleir, Kenny L. (2003), "Monitoring a Hypothetical Channelopathy in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Preliminary Observations", Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, 11 (1): 117-133, doi:10.1300/J092v11n01_03 
  18. Nijs, Jo; De Meirleir, Kenny L.; Coomans, Danny; De Becker, Pascale; Nicolson, Garth L. (2002), "High prevalence of Mycoplasma infections among European chronic fatigue syndrome patients. Examination of four Mycoplasma species in blood of chronic fatigue syndrome patients", FEMS Immunology and Medical Microbiology, 34 (3): 209-14, doi:10.1111/j.1574-695X.2002.tb00626.x, PMID 12423773 
  19. Nijs, Jo; Vaes, Peter; Van Hoof, Elke; De Becker, Pascale; McGregor, Neil; De Meirleir, Kenny L. (2002), "Activity Limitations and Participation Restrictions in Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome—Construction of a Disease Specific Questionnaire", Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, 10 (2): 3-23, doi:10.1300/J092v10n03_02 


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