Angela Vincent, MBBS (Hon PhD Bergen) FRCPath FMedSci FRS, is an Emeritus Professor of Neuroimmunology, Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Medical Sciences Division, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK. She serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of the independent UK charity, Invest in ME Research. Her major research interest is in the role of autoimmunity in neurological diseases.
Notable studies[edit | edit source]
- 2019, Searching for Serum Antibodies to Neuronal Proteins in Patients With Myalgic Encephalopathy/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - (Full text)
Talks and interviews[edit | edit source]
- 2014, 9th Invest in ME International ME Conference, Speech title unknown
Online presence[edit | edit source]
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References[edit | edit source]
- "Angela Vincent — Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences". www.ndcn.ox.ac.uk. Retrieved Jul 15, 2019.
- "Invest in ME Research - UK Charity for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Centre of Excellence for ME". future.cofeforme.eu. Retrieved Jul 15, 2019.
- "Invest in ME - February 2014 Newsletter". www.investinme.org. Retrieved Jul 15, 2019.
- Giannoccaro, Maria Pia; Cossins, Judith; Sørland, Kari; Fluge, Øystein; Vincent, Angela (May 2019). "Searching for Serum Antibodies to Neuronal Proteins in Patients With Myalgic Encephalopathy/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome". Clinical Therapeutics. 41 (5): 836–847. doi:10.1016/j.clinthera.2019.04.001.
Oxford University - a prestigious university located in Oxford, England renowned for its teaching and research in health and medicine
serum - the clear yellowish fluid that remains from blood plasma after clotting factors have been removed by clot formation
antibody - Antibodies or immunoglobulin refers to any of a large number of specific proteins produced by B cells that act against an antigen in an immune response.
myalgic encephalopathy - An alternate term that is sometimes used for myalgic encephalomyelitis, by people who believe the evidence for inflammation in ME is insufficient. This terminology reflects the belief that the "-itis" suffix implies inflammation.
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.
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.