Pascale De Becker

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Pascale De Becker, PhD, researched ME/CFS at Department of Human Physiology, Faculty of Physical Education and Physiotherapy, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium.

Awards[edit | edit source]

  • 1998, Junior Investigator Award awarded by IACFSME in order to encourage young CFS/FM researchers in recognition of their work[1]

Books[edit | edit source]

  • 2002, Chapter 8 - "CFS etiology, the immune system, and infection" in CFS Etiology, the Immune System, and Infection: A Biological Approach, Chapter: 8, Publisher: CRC Press, New York, Editors: K. De Meirleir, P. Englebienne, pp.201-228[2]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. "IACFS/ME Awardees". IACFS/ME. Retrieved Apr 23, 2020. 
  2. De Meirleir, K & De Becker, P & Nijs, Jo & L. Peterson, D & Nicolson, Garth & Patarca-Montero, R & Englebienne, P. (2002). CFS etiology, the immune system, and infection. 201-228.
  3. De Becker, P; Roeykens, J; Reynders, M; et al. (Nov 27, 2000), "Exercise capacity in chronic fatigue syndrome", Archives of Internal Medicine, 160 (21): 3270–3277, doi:10.1001/archinte.160.21.3270, ISSN 0003-9926, PMID 11088089 
  4. De Becker, P; McGregor, N; De Meirleir, K (Sep 2001), "A definition-based analysis of symptoms in a large cohort of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome", Journal of Internal Medicine, 250 (3): 234-240, PMID 11555128 
  5. Nijs, Jo; De Meirleir, Kenny L.; Coomans, Danny; De Becker, Pascale; Nicolson, Garth L. (2002), "High prevalence of Mycoplasma infections among European chronic fatigue syndrome patients. Examination of four Mycoplasma species in blood of chronic fatigue syndrome patients", FEMS Immunology and Medical Microbiology, 34 (3): 209-14, doi:10.1111/j.1574-695X.2002.tb00626.x, PMID 12423773 
  6. Nijs, Jo; Vaes, Peter; Van Hoof, Elke; De Becker, Pascale; McGregor, Neil; De Meirleir, Kenny L. (2002), "Activity Limitations and Participation Restrictions in Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome—Construction of a Disease Specific Questionnaire", Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, 10 (2): 3-23, doi:10.1300/J092v10n03_02 
  7. P. De Becker, N. McGregor & K. De Meirleir. (2002). Possible Triggers and Mode of Onset of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Vol. 10, Iss. 2, pp. 3-18. http://dx.doi.org/10.1300/J092v10n02_02
  8. Nijs, Jo; De Becker, Pascale; De Meirleir, Kenny L.; Demanet, Christian; Vincken, Walter; Schuermans, Daniel; McGregor, Neil (2003), "Associations between bronchial hyperresponsiveness and immune cell parameters in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome", Chest, 123 (4): 998-1007, PMID 12684286 
  9. Nijs, Jo; De Becker, Pascale; Demanet, Christian; McGregor, Neil; Englebienne, Patrick; Verhas, Michel; De Meirleir, Kenny L. (2003), "Monitoring a Hypothetical Channelopathy in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Preliminary Observations", Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, 11 (1): 117-133, doi:10.1300/J092v11n01_03 
  10. Elke Van Hoof, Danny Coomans, Pascale De Becker, Romain Meeusen, Raymond Cluydts & Kenny De Meirleir. (2003). Hyperbaric Therapy in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Vol. 11, Iss. 3, pp. 37-49. DOI:10.1300/J092v11n03_04
  11. Nijs, Jo; De Meirleir, Kenny L.; Coomans, Danny; De Becker, Pascale; Nicolson, Garth L. (2003), "Deregulation of the 2,5A Synthetase RNase L Antiviral Pathway by Mycoplasma spp. in Subsets of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome" (PDF), Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, 11 (2): 37-50, doi:10.1300/J092v11n02_04 
  12. Nijs, Jo; Coomans, Danny; Nicolson, Garth L.; De Becker, Pascale; Christian, Demanet; De Meirleir, Kenny L. (2003), "Immunophenotyping Predictive of Mycoplasma Infection in Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?", Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, 11 (2): 51-69, doi:10.1300/J092v11n02_05 
  13. Nijs J, [[Nicolson GL, De Becker P, Coomans D, De Meirleir K. (2002). High prevalence of Mycoplasma infections among European chronic fatigue syndrome patients. Examination of four Mycoplasma species in blood of chronic fatigue syndrome patients. Pathogens and Disease, Vol 34, Iss 3, pp 209-214
  14. Elke Van Hoof, Danny Coomans, Pascale De Becker, Romain Meeusen, Raymond Cluydts & Kenny De Meirleir (2003). Nutritional Supplement (NT Factor™) Restores Mitochondrial Function and Reduces Moderately Severe Fatigue in Aged Subjects. Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Vol. 11, Iss. 3, pp. 37-49. http://dx.doi.org/10.1300/J092v11n03_04
  15. Van Hoof, E; De Becker, P; De Meirleir, K (2006), "Pediatric Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Munchausen-By-Proxy: A Case Study", Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, 13 (2-3): 45-53, doi:10.1300/J092v13n02_02 
  16. Van Hoof, E; De Becker, P; Lapp, C; Cluydts, R; De Meirleir, K (2007), "Defining the Occurrence and Influence of Alpha-Delta Sleep in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome", The American Journal of the Medical Sciences, 333 (2): 78-84, PMID 17301585 

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.

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.

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.

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