Frans Visser

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Prof. dr. F.C. (Frans) Visser is a Dutch cardiologist and researcher.[1] He studied Medicine at the Leiden University and graduated in 1977. His cardiology training was in VU Medical Center (VUMC) Amsterdam, Netherlands, and registered as a cardiologist in July 1982. Cardiologist and Professor by special appointment at VUMC in Amsterdam, and acting tutor at the cardiology A study at VUMC. An university lecturer Chair regarding myocardial metabolism in cardiac failure. Since 2008 working in the independent treatment center Cardiozorg, Hoofddorp. Initially cooperating with the CFS/ME Medical Center in Amsterdam, an area of interest arose alongside cardiology in chronic fatigue syndrome.

His research interests include exercise limitation, orthostatic intolerance, and dysautonomyia.[1]

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  • Stichting Cardio Zorg, Hoofddorp, The Netherlands[1]

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  1. 1.01.11.2 "Over ons | Stichting Cardio Zorg" (in Nederlands). Retrieved Sep 13, 2019. 
  2. Vermeulen, Ruud CW; Kurk, Ruud M; Visser, Frans C; Sluiter, Wim; Scholte, Hans R (2010). "Patients with chronic fatigue syndrome performed worse than controls in a controlled repeated exercise study despite a normal oxidative phosphorylation capacity". Journal of Translational Medicine. 8 (1): 93. doi:10.1186/1479-5876-8-93. ISSN 1479-5876. 
  3. van Campen, C. (Linda) M.C.; Visser, Frans (Nov 2018). "The Abnormal Cardiac Index and Stroke Volume Index Changes During a Normal Tilt Table Test in ME/CFS Patients Compared to Healthy Volunteers, are Not Related to Deconditioning". Journal of Thrombosis and Circulation. 107. doi:10.29011/JTC-107.000007. 
  4. Visser, Frans C.; Rowe, Peter C.; van Campen, C. (Linda) M. C. (2018). "Blood Volume Status in ME/CFS Correlates With the Presence or Absence of Orthostatic Symptoms: Preliminary Results". Frontiers in Pediatrics. 6. doi:10.3389/fped.2018.00352. ISSN 2296-2360. PMID 30525014. 
  5. Campen, C. (Linda) M. C. van; Visser, Frans C. (2018). "Blood Volume Status in Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Relation to Complaints". International Journal of Clinical Medicine. 09 (11): 809–819. doi:10.4236/ijcm.2018.911067. ISSN 2158-284X. 
  6. Visser, Frans C.; Rowe, Peter C.; van Campen, C. (Linda) M. C. (2018). "Low Sensitivity of Abbreviated Tilt Table Testing for Diagnosing Postural Tachycardia Syndrome in Adults With ME/CFS". Frontiers in Pediatrics. 6. doi:10.3389/fped.2018.00349. ISSN 2296-2360. PMID 30505831. 
  7. van Campen, C (Linda) MC; Riepma, Klaas; Visser, Frans C. (Sep 20, 2019). "Open Trial of Vitamin B12 Nasal Drops in Adults With Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Comparison of Responders and Non-Responders". Frontiers in Pharmacology. 10: 1102. doi:10.3389/fphar.2019.01102. ISSN 1663-9812. 

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.

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.

orthostatic intolerance (OI) - The development of symptoms when standing upright, where symptoms are relieved upon reclining. Patients with orthostatic intolerance have trouble remaining upright for more than a few seconds or a few minutes, depending upon severity. In severe orthostatic intolerance, patients may not be able to sit upright in bed. Orthostatic intolerance is often a sign of dysautonomia. There are different types of orthostatic intolerance, including postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS).

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