Beyond the Data – Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Advancing Research and Clinical Education
Beyond the Data – Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Advancing Research and Clinical Education is a video interview conducted by Dr. John Iskander of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) with Dr. Anthony Komaroff who was part of the group of clinicians to study the Incline Village outbreak from where the name Chronic Fatigue Syndrome emerged.
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The CDC posted this video on February 17, 2016 and stated in the youtube published information: "In this session of Beyond the Data, Dr. John Iskander and Dr. Anthony Komaroff discuss the disease commonly known as chronic fatigue syndrome and the new research that’s advancing our understanding of this debilitating condition. Tune in to hear Dr. Komaroff’s take on symptoms, treatments, and where we can go from here to provide hope to those with CFS."
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a U.S. government agency dedicated to epidemiology and public health. It operates under the auspices of the Department of Health and Human Services.
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.