Amolak Bansal

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Doctor Amolak Singh Bansal is a consultant immunologist at the Epsom & St Helier University Hospitals in the United Kingdom. He has researched the involvement of B cells (also known as B lymphocytes) in myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). His professional interests are allergy, autoimmunity, CFS/ME and immunodeficiency.

Bansal Score Chart for ME/CFS[edit | edit source]

Dr. Bansal developed a diagnostic scoring system, the Bansal Score Chart for ME/CFS, in order to improve the diagnostic certainty for primary and secondary care physicians.[1]

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Title - "Diagnosis and Management of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS/ME)"
Talk title - "Diagnosis/Treatments and ME in UK"
Talk title - "Diagnosis and Differential Diagnosis: Combining clinic and research"

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  1. Invest in ME Research (2014). "Invest in ME 4th Biomedical Research for ME Conference and 9th Invest in ME Research Conference Report" (PDF). 
  2. Bansal, Amolak. "Seminarium om barn och unga med ME/CFS". 
  3. Collin, Simon M.; Crawley, Esther; May, Margaret T.; Sterne, Jonathan A. C.; Hollingworth, William (Sep 15, 2015). Contributors: O'Dowd, Hazel; Butt, K; Dunn, D; Pemberton, Sue; White, Peter; Murphy, Maurice; Mullick, Y; Bansal, Amolak. "The impact of CFS/ME on employment and productivity in the UK: a cross-sectional study based on the CFS/ME national outcomes database". BMC health services research. 11: 217. doi:10.1186/1472-6963-11-217. ISSN 1472-6963. PMC 3184626Freely accessible. PMID 21923897. 
  4. Bansal, A. S.; Bradley, A. S.; Bishop, K. N.; Kiani-Alikhan, S.; Ford, B. (Jan 2012). "Chronic fatigue syndrome, the immune system and viral infection". Brain, Behavior, and Immunity. 26 (1): 24–31. doi:10.1016/j.bbi.2011.06.016. ISSN 1090-2139. PMID 21756995. 
  5. Bradley, AS; Ford, B; Bansal, Amolak (2013), "Altered functional B cell subset populations in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome compared to healthy controls", Clinical and Experimental Immunology, 172 (1): 73–80, doi:10.1111/cei.12043 
  6. Bradley, AS; Ford, B; Bansal, Amolak (2013), "The Immune System in Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome", Advances in Neuroimmune Biology, 4 (4): 255-263, doi:10.3233/NIB-130068 
  7. Attree, Elizabeth A; Arroll, Megan A; Dancey, Christine P; Griffith, Charlene; Bansal, Amolak S (Feb 25, 2014). "Psychosocial factors involved in memory and cognitive failures in people with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome". Psychology Research and Behavior Management. 7: 67–76. doi:10.2147/PRBM.S50645. ISSN 1179-1578. PMC 3940708Freely accessible. PMID 24596470. 
  8. Bansal, Amolak (Jul 19, 2016), "Investigating unexplained fatigue in general practice with a particular focus on CFS/ME", BMC Family Practice, 17 (81), doi:10.1186/s12875-016-0493-0 
  9. Mensah, Fane; Bansal, Amolak; Berkovitz, Saul; Sharma, Arti; Reddy, Venkat; Leandro, Maria; Cambridge, Geraldine (2016), "Extended B cell phenotype in patients with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A cross-sectional study", Clinical and Experimental Immunology, 184 (2): 237-247, doi:10.1111/cei.12749 
  10. Mensah, Fane; Bansal, Amolak; Ford, Brian; Cambridge, Geraldine (2017), "Chronic fatigue syndrome and the immune system: Where are we now?", Neurophysiologie Clinique, 47 (2): 131-138, doi:10.1016/j.neucli.2017.02.002 
  11. Mensah, Fane F. K.; Armstrong, Christopher W.; Reddy, Venkat; Bansal, Amolak S.; Berkovitz, Saul; Leandro, Maria J.; Cambridge, Geraldine (2018). "CD24 Expression and B Cell Maturation Shows a Novel Link With Energy Metabolism: Potential Implications for Patients With Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome". Frontiers in Immunology. 9. doi:10.3389/fimmu.2018.02421. ISSN 1664-3224. 

Myalgic encephalomyelitis or M.E. has different diagnostic criteria to chronic fatigue syndrome; neurological symptoms are required but fatigue is an optional symptom.<ref name="ICP2011primer">{{Citation

Myalgic encephalomyelitis or chronic fatigue syndrome, often used when both illnesses are considered the same.

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