A Consensus Manual for the Primary Care and Management of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

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A Consensus Manual for the Primary Care and Management of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a clinical care manual produced in 2002 by The Academy of Medicine of New Jersey and the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services. Joseph F. John, Jr., MD, Editor and James M. Oleske, MD, MPH, Associate Editor.[1]

Members of the writing committee and consulting advisors[edit | edit source]

  • Richard L. Bruno, MD, PhD - Director, The Post Polio Institute and Fatigue Management Program, Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, Englewood, New Jersey
  • Barbara B. Comerford, Esq., Law Office of Barbara B. Comerford, Ridgewood, New Jersey
  • Terri Lynn Evans, RN, Consultant, Port Republic, New Jersey
  • Kenneth J. Friedman, PhD, Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Physiology, UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey
  • Paul J. Goodnick, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Miami, Miami, Florida
  • Carolyn Grace, PhD, Licensed Psychologist, Assistant Professor of Neurology, Department of Neurology, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Joseph F. John, Jr., MD, Editor, Professor of Medicine, Molecular Genetics and Microbiology Division of Allergy, Immunology & Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Kenneth R. Kaufman, MD, MRCPsyc, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Susan M. Levine, MD, Infectious Disease Specialist, New York, New York
  • Jeffrey P. Levine, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Departments of Family Medicine, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Director, Women’s Health and Obstetrics Fellowship Programs, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Alan Lichtbroun, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Mary Ellen McNamara, MBA, APC Vice President and Director of Research, New Jersey CFS Association, Inc.,Chatham, New Jersey
  • James M. Oleske, MD, MPH, Associate Editor, Francis-Xavier Bagnoud Professor of Pediatrics, Director, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Immunology & Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics, UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School Newark, New Jersey
  • Donna L. Palumbo, LCSW, Consultant, Eatontown, New Jersey
  • Richard N. Podell, MD, Clinical Professor of Family Medicine, Department of Family Medicine, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Kenneth Rubin, MD, Chief of Gastroenterology, Englewood Hospital and Medical Center Englewood, New Jersey
  • Lorraine T. Steefel, RN, MA, MSN, Nurse Consultant, Medical Writer, Morganville, New Jersey
  • Jonathan Sterling, MA, ACAS, Chairman of the Board of Directors, CFIDS Association of America, Inc., Treasurer, NJCFS Association, Inc., Member, US Department of Health and Human Services, CFS Coordinating Committee, Chatham, New Jersey
  • Julian M. Stewart, MD, PhD, Professor of Pediatrics, Research Professor of Physiology Director, Center for Pediatric Hypotension, New York Medical College, New Rochelle, New York
  • Rosemary Underhill, MB, BS, MRCOG, (UK) Consultant, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey
  • Jerald R. Zimmerman, MD, Chief, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, Englewood, New Jersey

Copyright information[edit | edit source]

All rights are reserved and no reproduction of this manual in any form without express permission is allowed.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Oleske JJ. A Consensus Manual for the Primary Care and Management of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. The Academy of Medicine of New Jersey, The New Jersey Department of Health & Senior Services; 2002.

chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) - A controversial term, invented by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, that generally refers to a collection of symptoms as “fatigue”. There have been multiple attempts to come up with a set of diagnostic criteria to define this term, but few of those diagnostic criteria are currently in use. Previous attempts to define this term include the Fukuda criteria and the Oxford criteria. Some view the term as a useful diagnostic category for people with long-term fatigue of unexplained origin. Others view the term as a derogatory term borne out of animus towards patients. Some view the term as a synonym of myalgic encephalomyelitis, while others view myalgic encephalomyelitis as a distinct disease.

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