Elisha K. Josev, MSc, PhD, is a registered psychologist and a postdoctoral researcher at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia where she coordinates a paediatric chronic fatigue syndrome research program. Her work includes the use of activin B as a serum biomarker of ME/CFS, the development of the weighted standing time (WST) as a simple proxy for ME/CFS symptom severity, and ME/CFS with comorbid POTS.
Research studies[edit | edit source]
- 2017, Sleep Quality in Adolescents With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME)(Full text)
Talks and interviews[edit | edit source]
- 13 Mar 2019, Mapping Fatigue in the Brain in Paediatric ME/CFS given at the International Research Symposium, Geelong, Australia, sponsored by Emerge Australia
References[edit | edit source]
- "Dr Elisha Josev | Murdoch Children's Research Institute". www.mcri.edu.au. Retrieved Apr 24, 2019.
- "The Speakers". Emerge Australia - ME/CFS International Research Symposium. Retrieved Apr 24, 2019.
- Josev, Elisha K.; Jackson, Melinda L.; Bei, Bei; Trinder, John; Harvey, Adrienne; Clarke, Cathriona; Snodgrass, Kelli; Scheinberg, Adam; Knight, Sarah J. (Sep 15, 2017). "Sleep Quality in Adolescents With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME)". Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. 13 (09): 1057–1066. doi:10.5664/jcsm.6722. ISSN 1550-9389. PMC . PMID 28760189.
chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) - A fatigue-based illness. The term CFS was invented invented by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control as an replacement for myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). Some view CFS as a neurological disease, others use the term for any unexplained long-term fatigue (idiopathic chronic fatigue) without additional symptoms. Sometimes used as a the term as a synonym of myalgic encephalomyelitis, despite the different diagnostic criteria.
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.