François Jérôme Authier

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François Jérôme Authier, MD, PhD, also known as Jérôme Authier, works at the Expert Center for Neuromuscular Pathology, Henri Mondor Hospital, APHP, Créteil, France and INSERM University Paris Est-Creteil, Institut Mondor de Recherche Biomédicale (IMRB), U955-Team 10.[1] (IMRB was created jointly by the French National Institute for Health and Medical Research (INSERM) and the University of Paris Est Creteil Val de Marne-UPEC.)

Dr. Authier research interests are the characterization, nosology and pathophysiology of neuromuscular diseases and myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndromes; cell and molecular mechanisms of post-injury myofiber regeneration; and innovating therapies for neuromuscular diseases.[2]

EUROMENE[edit | edit source]

Dr. Authier is a member of the Clinical Research Enablers and Diagnostic Criteria Working Group on behalf of EUROMENE, a European Union COST Action CA15111 not-for-profit research organization committed to tackling the cause and treatment for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.[3]

Notable studies[edit | edit source]

  • 2003, Chronic fatigue syndrome in patients with macrophagic myofasciitis. François‐Jérôme Authier, Stéphane Sauvat, Julien Champey, Irène Drogou, Michèle Coquet, and Romain K. Gherardi. Arthritis & Rheumatism Volume 48, Issue 2.
  • 2009, A role for the body burden of aluminium in vaccine-associated macrophagic myofasciitis and chronic fatigue syndrome. C Exley, L Swarbrick, RK Gherardi, FJ Authier. Medical hypotheses 72 (2), 135-139.
  • 2016, Chronic fatigue syndrome: A new disorder?[4](Abstract)
  • 2017, The European ME/CFS Biomarker Landscape project: an initiative of the European network EUROMENE[5](Full Text)

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  1. EUROMENE CV, available for download at
  2. EUROMENE CV, available for download at
  4. de Korwin, JD; Chiche, L; Banovic, I; Ghali, A; Delliaux, S; Authier, FJ; Cozon, G; Hatron, PY; Fornasieri, I; Morinet, F (2016), "Le syndrome de fatigue chronique : une nouvelle maladie? [Chronic fatigue syndrome: A new disorder?]", La Revue de Médecine Interne, 37 (12): 811-819, doi:10.1016/j.revmed.2016.05.003 
  5. Scheibenbogen, Carmen; Freitag, Helma; Blanco, Julià; Capelli, Enrica; Lacerda, Eliana; Authier, Jerome; Meeus, Mira; Castro Marrero, Jesus; Nora-Krukle, Zaiga; Oltra, Elisa; Strand, Elin Bolle; Shikova, Evelina; Sekulic, Slobodan; Murovska, Modra (Jul 26, 2017). "The European ME/CFS Biomarker Landscape project: an initiative of the European network EUROMENE". Journal of Translational Medicine. 15 (1). doi:10.1186/s12967-017-1263-z. ISSN 1479-5876. PMC 5530475Freely accessible. PMID 28747192. 

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.

ME/CFS - An acronym that combines myalgic encephalomyelitis with chronic fatigue syndrome. Sometimes they are combined because people have trouble distinguishing one from the other. Sometimes they are combined because people see them as synonyms of each other.

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