Adrian Casillas

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Adrian M. Casillas, MD, has a specialty in allergy and immunology, having practiced medicine in Shreveport, Louisiana, Houston, Texas and El Paso, Texas. He has been an Associate Professor at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, Louisiana and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas.

Education[edit | edit source]

  • 1990-1993 - Postdoctoral, Clinical Immunology and Allergy, University Of California, UCLA School Of Medicine
  • 1987-1990 - Postdoctoral, Internal Medicine, University Of California, UCLA School Of Medicine
  • 1987 - MD, University Of California, UCLA School Of Medicine

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee[edit | edit source]

Dr. Casillas served as a voting member of the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee from 6/13/12 to 5/10/16.[1]

During his term he participated in the ME/CFS Researcher and Clinician-Scientist Recruitment Workgroup, which in 2014 submitted the report, "Background for Recommendations" by Dane B. Cook, PhD (Research Work Group Chair, CFSAC), Steve Krafchick MPH, JD (Voting member CFSAC), Adrian Casillas MD, PhD (Voting member CFSAC), Suzanne D. Vernon, PhD (Scientific Director, Solve ME/CFS Initiative (SMCI)), and Fred Friedberg, PhD (President, International Association for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (IACFS/ME).[2]

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee (CFSAC) - (sometimes pronounced SIF-SACK) A US government advisory council that met twice per year, covering current topics related to Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Meetings usually lasted for two days and the results were presented to the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). After 15 years, on September 5, 2018, CFSAC's charter was not renewed by the Department of HHS, effectively dissolving the committee without notice or warning.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee (CFSAC) - (sometimes pronounced SIF-SACK) A US government advisory council that met twice per year, covering current topics related to Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Meetings usually lasted for two days and the results were presented to the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). After 15 years, on September 5, 2018, CFSAC's charter was not renewed by the Department of HHS, effectively dissolving the committee without notice or warning.

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.

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