Mira Meeus

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Mira Meeus, PhD, teaches and researches at the Pain in Motion International Research Group, Belgium, the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium and the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium.

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Dr. Meeus is a member of the Biomarkers Working Group of ME/CFS across Europe 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.[1]

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  1. http://www.cost.eu/COST_Actions/ca/CA15111?management
  2. Meeus, Mira; Goubert, Dorien; De Backer, Fien; Struyf, Filip; Hermans, Linda; Coppieters, Iris; De Wandele, Inge; Da Silva, Hellen; Calders, Patrick (Oct 2013). "Heart rate variability in patients with fibromyalgia and patients with chronic fatigue syndrome: A systematic review". Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism. 43 (2): 279–287. doi:10.1016/j.semarthrit.2013.03.004. ISSN 0049-0172. 
  3. Meeus, Mira; Nijs, Jo; Hermans, Linda; Goubert, Dorien; Calders, P (September 2013), "The role of mitochondrial dysfunctions due to oxidative and nitrosative stress in the chronic pain or chronic fatigue syndromes and fibromyalgia patients: peripheral and central mechanisms as therapeutic targets?", Expert Opin Ther Targets, doi:10.1517/14728222.2013.818657, PMID 23834645 
  4. Nijs, Jo; Nees, A; Paul, L; De Kooning, Margot; Ickmans, Kelly; Meeus, Mira; Van Oosterwijck, Jessica (2014), "Altered immune response to exercise in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis: a systematic literature review", Exercise Immunology Review, 2014 (20): 94-116., PMID 24974723 
  5. Hermans, Linda; Nijs, J; Calders, P; De Clerck, L; Moorkens, G; Hans, G; Grosemans, S; Roman de Mettelinge, T; Tuynman, J; Meeus, M (2017), "Influence of morphine and naloxone on pain modulation in Rheumatoid Arthritis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Fibromyalgia and controls: a double blind randomized placebo-controlled cross-over study", Pain Physician, 18, doi:10.1111/papr.12613, PMID 28722815 
  6. 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. 
  7. Polli, Andrea; Willekens, Barbara; Meeus, Mira; Nijs, Jo; Collin, Simon M.; Ickmans, Kelly (2017), "Endogenous Pain Facilitation Rather Than Inhibition Differs Between People with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Multiple Sclerosis, and Controls: An Observational Study Observational Study", Pain Physician, 20 (4): E489-E497, PMID 28535557 
  8. Nijs, J; Danneels, L; Lambrecht, L; Moorkens, G; Meeus, M; Paul, L; Van Oosterwijck, Jessica; Marusic, U; De Wandele, I (2017), "The Role of Autonomic Function in Exercise-induced Endogenous Analgesia: A Case-control Study in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Healthy People", Pain Physician, 20 (3): E389-E399, PMID 28339438 
  9. Malfliet, Anneleen; Pas, R; Brouns, R; De Win, J; Hatem, SM; Meeus, M; Ickmans, Kelly; van Hooff, RJ; Nijs, J (2018), "Cerebral Blood Flow and Heart Rate Variability in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Randomized Cross-Over Study", Pain Physician, 21 (1): E13-E24 
  10. Polli, Andrea; Van Oosterwijck, Jessica; Meeus, Mira; Lambrecht, Luc; Nijs, Jo; Ickmans, Kelly (Oct 16, 2018). "Exercise-induce hyperalgesia, complement system and elastase activation in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – a secondary analysis of experimental comparative studies". Scandinavian Journal of Pain. 0 (0). doi:10.1515/sjpain-2018-0075. ISSN 1877-8879. 
  11. Ickmans, Kelly; Lambrecht, Luc; Moorkens, Greta; Meeus, Mira; Paul, Lorna; Wandele, Inge De; Marusic, Uros; Nijs, Jo; Oosterwijck, Jessica Van (Jan 18, 2019). "Relationship Between Exercise-induced Oxidative Stress Changes and Parasympathetic Activity in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: An Observational Study and in Patients and Healthy Subjects". Clinical Therapeutics. doi:10.1016/j.clinthera.2018.12.012. ISSN 0149-2918. PMID 30665828. 

mitochondria - Important parts of the biological cell, with each mitochondrion encased within a mitochondrial membrane. Mitochondria are best known for their role in energy production, earning them the nickname "the powerhouse of the cell". Mitochondria also participate in the detection of threats and the response to these threats. One of the responses to threats orchestrated by mitochondria is apoptosis, a cell suicide program used by cells when the threat can not be eliminated.

double blinded trial - A clinical trial is double blinded if neither the participants nor the researchers know which treatment group they are allocated to until after the results are interpreted. This reduces bias. (Learn more: www.nottingham.ac.uk)

endogenous - Growing or originating from within an organism.

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.

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. Sometimes used as a the term as a synonym of myalgic encephalomyelitis, despite the different diagnostic criteria.

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. 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.

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