Open Medicine Foundation Canada

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Open Medicine Foundation Canada or OMF Canada is a registered charity founded to seek a cure and improve the lives of people with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome.[1][2]

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Open Medicine Foundation Canada

"To create a world where people with chronic diseases like myalgic encephalomyelitis / chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) live full, productive lives."

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The Montréal collaborative center at CHU Sainte-Justine / Université de Montréal was opened in 2020, led by director Alain Moreau.[3] The center's scientific director is Anita Franco.[3]

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  1. "Home". Open Medicine Foundation Canada. Retrieved September 1, 2019.
  2. 2.02.1 "INTRODUCING OPEN MEDICINE FOUNDATION CANADA". Open Medicine Foundation Canada. September 1, 2019. Retrieved September 1, 2019.
  3. 3.03.1 "University of Montreal Collaborative Research Center". Open Medicine Foundation. Retrieved April 22, 2020.

chronic disease a disease or condition that usually lasts for 3 months or longer and may get worse over time

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.

The information provided at this site is not intended to diagnose or treat any illness.
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