Center for Solutions for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
The Center for Solutions for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CfS for ME/CFS) is an inter-disciplinary, inter-institutional research group that is one of three ME/CFS Collaborative Research Centers (CRCs) funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH).
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- "NIH Awards $9.6 Million Grant to Columbia for a Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Collaborative Research Center | Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health". www.mailman.columbia.edu. Retrieved Jun 16, 2019.
- "NIH announces centers for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome research | National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke". www.ninds.nih.gov. Retrieved Jun 16, 2019.
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.