Uté Vollmer-Conna

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Uté Vollmer-Conna or Ute Vollmer-Conna, PhD, in psychoneuroimmunology, is an Associate Professor, School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales, Australia.

Fields of research: Other Psychology and Cognitive Sciences, Biological Psychology (Neuropsychology, Psychopharmacology, Physiological Psychology), Infectious Diseases, Autonomic Nervous System[1]

Special interest: Autonomic activation in post-infective chronic fatigue syndrome and other Psychology and Cognitive Sciences.[2]

Book Chapter[edit | edit source]

  • 2000, 'Chronic fatigue syndrome' in International Journal of Psychiatry Clinical Practice, edition 4 (co-authored with Malhi, GS)[3]

Notable studies[edit | edit source]

  • 1997, Intravenous immunoglobulin is ineffective in the treatment of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome[4]
  • 1998, Chronic fatigue syndrome: An immunological perspective[5]
  • 2006, Post-infective and chronic fatigue syndromes precipitated by viral and non-viral pathogens: Prospective cohort study[6](Full text posted on ResearchGate)
  • 2007, Postinfective fatigue syndrome is not associated with altered cytokine production[7](Full text)
  • 2007, Gene expression correlates of postinfective fatigue syndrome after infectious mononucleosis[8]
  • 2010, Chronic fatigue syndrome in adolescence: Where to from here?[9]
  • 2010, Autonomic hyper-vigilance in post-infective fatigue syndrome[10]
  • 2010, Reduced heart rate variability predicts poor sleep quality in a case-control study of chronic fatigue syndrome[11]
  • 2011, Sleep-wake behavior in chronic fatigue syndrome[12]
  • 2012, Reduced Cardiac Vagal Modulation Impacts on Cognitive Performance in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome[13]
  • 2015, Capturing the post-exertional exacerbation of fatigue following physical and cognitive challenge in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome[14]
  • 2016, Outcomes and predictors of response from an optimised, multidisciplinary intervention for chronic fatigue states[15]
  • 2016, Gene expression in response to exercise in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome: A pilot study[16]
  • 2016, Cognitive Dysfunction in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: a Review of Recent Evidence[17](Abstract)
  • 2016, Neurocognitive improvements after best-practice intervention for chronic fatigue syndrome: Preliminary evidence of divergence between objective indices and subjective perceptions[18]
  • 2016, The natural history of acute Q fever: A prospective Australian cohort[19]
  • 2017, Autonomic nervous system function, activity patterns, and sleep after physical or cognitive challenge in people with chronic fatigue syndrome[20](Abstract)
  • 2018, Personalised relaxation practice to improve sleep and functioning in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome and depression: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial[21](Full Text)
  • 2018, The International Collaborative on Fatigue Following Infection (COFFI)[22](Full text)
  • 2019, The Invisible Burden of Chronic Fatigue in the Community: a Narrative Review[23](Abstract)


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Online presence[edit | edit source]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. https://research.unsw.edu.au/people/associate-professor-ute-vollmer-conna
  2. https://research.unsw.edu.au/people/associate-professor-ute-vollmer-conna
  3. Malhi GS;Vollmer-Conna U, 2000, 'Chronic fatigue syndrome.', in Int J Psychiatry Clin Pract, edn. 4, England, pp. 343 - 344, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13651500050517948
  4. Vollmer-Conna, U; Hickie, I; Hadzi-Pavlovic, D; Tymms, K; Wakefield, D; Dwyer, J; Lloyd, A (1997). "Intravenous immunoglobulin is ineffective in the treatment of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome". American Journal of Medicine. 103: 38 – 43. doi:10.1016/S0002-9343(97)90045-0. 
  5. Vollmer-Conna, Uté; Lloyd, Andrew; Hickie, Ian; Wakefield, Denis (Aug 1998). "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: An Immunological Perspective". Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. 32 (4): 523–527. doi:10.3109/00048679809068326. ISSN 0004-8674. 
  6. Hickie, Ian; Davenport, Tracey; Wakefield, Denis; Vollmer-Conna, Ute; Cameron, Barbara; Vernon, Suzanne D; Reeves, William C; Lloyd, Andrew (Sep 16, 2006). "Post-infective and chronic fatigue syndromes precipitated by viral and non-viral pathogens: prospective cohort study". BMJ. 333 (7568): 575. doi:10.1136/bmj.38933.585764.AE. ISSN 0959-8138. 
  7. Vollmer-Conna, Uté; Cameron, B.; Pavlovic, D. H.; Singletary, K.; Davenport, T.; Vernon, S.; Reeves, W. C.; Hickie, I.; Wakefield, D. (Sep 15, 2007). "Postinfective Fatigue Syndrome Is Not Associated with Altered Cytokine Production". Clinical Infectious Diseases. 45 (6): 732–735. doi:10.1086/520990. ISSN 1058-4838. 
  8. Cameron, Barbara; Galbraith, Sally; Zhang, Yun; Davenport, Tracey; Vollmer-Conna, Ute; Wakefield, Denis; Hickie, Ian; Dunsmuir, William; Whistler, Toni (Jul 1, 2007). "Gene expression correlates of postinfective fatigue syndrome after infectious mononucleosis". The Journal of Infectious Diseases. 196 (1): 56–66. doi:10.1086/518614. ISSN 0022-1899. PMID 17538884. 
  9. Vollmer-Conna U, 2010, 'Chronic fatigue syndrome in adolescence: Where to from here?', Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, vol. 164, pp. 880 - 881, http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/archpediatrics.2010.149
  10. Kadota Y;Cooper G;Burton AR;Lemon J;Schall U;Lloyd A;Vollmer-Conna U, 2010, 'Autonomic hyper-vigilance in post-infective fatigue syndrome', Biological Psychology, vol. 85, pp. 97 - 103, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsycho.2010.05.009
  11. Burton, A. R.; Rahman, K.; Kadota, Y.; Lloyd, A.; Vollmer-Conna, U. (Jul 1, 2010). "Reduced heart rate variability predicts poor sleep quality in a case–control study of chronic fatigue syndrome". Experimental Brain Research. 204 (1): 71–78. doi:10.1007/s00221-010-2296-1. ISSN 1432-1106. 
  12. Rahman K;Burton A;Galbraith S;Lloyd A;Vollmer-Conna U, 2011, 'Sleep-wake behavior in chronic fatigue syndrome', Sleep, vol. 34, pp. 671 - 678
  13. Beaumont, Alison; Burton, Alexander R.; Lemon, Jim; Bennett, Barbara K.; Lloyd, Andrew; Vollmer-Conna, Uté (Nov 14, 2012). "Reduced Cardiac Vagal Modulation Impacts on Cognitive Performance in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome". PLoS ONE. 7 (11): e49518. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0049518. ISSN 1932-6203. PMC 3498107Freely accessible. PMID 23166694. 
  14. Keech, A.; Sandler, C.; Vollmer-Conna, U.; Lloyd, A.; Barry, B. (May 2015). "Capturing the post-exertional exacerbation of fatigue following physical and cognitive challenge in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome". Physiotherapy. 101: e121–e122. doi:10.1016/j.physio.2015.03.262. 
  15. Sandler, C. X.; Hamilton, B. A.; Horsfield, S. L.; Bennett, B. K.; Vollmer-Conna, U.; Tzarimas, C.; Lloyd, A. R. (Dec 2016). "Outcomes and predictors of response from an optimised, multidisciplinary intervention for chronic fatigue states: Treatment for chronic fatigue states". Internal Medicine Journal. 46 (12): 1421–1429. doi:10.1111/imj.13251. 
  16. Keech A;Vollmer-Conna U;Barry BK;Lloyd AR, 2016, 'Gene expression in response to exercise in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome: A pilot study', Frontiers in Physiology, vol. 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fphys.2016.00421
  17. Cvejic E;Birch RC;Vollmer-Conna U, 2016, 'Cognitive Dysfunction in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: a Review of Recent Evidence', Current Rheumatology Reports, vol. 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11926-016-0577-9
  18. Cvejic E;Lloyd AR;Vollmer-Conna U, 2016, 'Neurocognitive improvements after best-practice intervention for chronic fatigue syndrome: Preliminary evidence of divergence between objective indices and subjective perceptions', Comprehensive Psychiatry, vol. 66, pp. 166 - 175, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.comppsych.2016.02.002
  19. Hopper, B.; Cameron, B.; Li, H.; Graves, S.; Stenos, J.; Hickie, I.; Wakefield, D.; Vollmer-Conna, U.; Lloyd, A.R. (Oct 2016). "The natural history of acute Q fever: a prospective Australian cohort". QJM. 109 (10): 661–668. doi:10.1093/qjmed/hcw041. ISSN 1460-2725. 
  20. Cvejic, Erin; Sandler, Carolina X.; Keech, Andrew; Barry, Benjamin K.; Lloyd, Andrew R.; Vollmer-Conna, Uté (Dec 2017). "Autonomic nervous system function, activity patterns, and sleep after physical or cognitive challenge in people with chronic fatigue syndrome". Journal of Psychosomatic Research. 103: 91–94. doi:10.1016/j.jpsychores.2017.10.010. 
  21. Macnamara, Claire L.; Cvejic, Erin; Parker, Gordon B.; Lloyd, Andrew R.; Lee, Gina; Beilharz, Jessica E.; Vollmer-Conna, Ute (2018). "Personalised relaxation practice to improve sleep and functioning in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome and depression: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial". Trials. 19: 371. doi:10.1186/s13063-018-2763-8. 
  22. Katz, Ben Z; Collin, Simon M; Murphy, Gabrielle; Moss-Morris, Rona; Wyller, Vegard Bruun; Wensaas, Knut-Arne; Hautvast, Jeannine L.A.; Bleeker-Rovers, Chantal P; Vollmer-Conna, Uté; Buchwald, Dedra; Taylor, Renée; Little, Paul; Crawley, Esther; White, Peter D; Lloyd, Andrew (Apr 3, 2018). "The international collaborative on fatigue following infection (COFFI)". Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health & Behavior. 6 (2): 106–121. doi:10.1080/21641846.2018.1426086. ISSN 2164-1846. PMID 30666281. 
  23. Fatt, Scott J.; Cvejic, Erin; Lloyd, Andrew R.; Vollmer-Conna, Ute; Beilharz, Jessica Elise (Feb 2019). "The Invisible Burden of Chronic Fatigue in the Community: a Narrative Review". Current Rheumatology Reports. 21 (2). doi:10.1007/s11926-019-0804-2. ISSN 1523-3774. 

Randomized controlled trial (RCT) - A trial in which participants are randomly assigned to two groups, with one group receiving the treatment being studied and a control or comparison group receiving a sham treatment, placebo, or comparison treatment.

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