National ME Observatory

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National ME Observatory is a collaborative project involving Action for ME and three UK universities: the University of East Anglia (UEA), Hull-York Medical School, and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.[1] It aims to fill gaps in research knowledge and to establish a strategic approach to developing of a coherent corpus of research knowledge in this field, based in the UK.[2]Action for ME established the collaborative in March 2006 after they were awarded over £500,000 by the Big Lottery Fund.[3]

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  1. "National ME Observatory: So, who is on the Steering Group?". ME agenda. Sep 26, 2007. Retrieved Aug 11, 2018. 
  3. "National ME Observatory | Twenty-six soldiers of lead". Retrieved Aug 11, 2018. 

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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