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. 

chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) - A controversial term, invented by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, that generally refers to a collection of symptoms as “fatigue”. There have been multiple attempts to come up with a set of diagnostic criteria to define this term, but few of those diagnostic criteria are currently in use. Previous attempts to define this term include the Fukuda criteria and the Oxford criteria. Some view the term as a useful diagnostic category for people with long-term fatigue of unexplained origin. Others view the term as a derogatory term borne out of animus towards patients. Some view the term as a synonym of myalgic encephalomyelitis, while others view myalgic encephalomyelitis as a distinct disease.

chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) - A controversial term, invented by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, that generally refers to a collection of symptoms as “fatigue”. There have been multiple attempts to come up with a set of diagnostic criteria to define this term, but few of those diagnostic criteria are currently in use. Previous attempts to define this term include the Fukuda criteria and the Oxford criteria. Some view the term as a useful diagnostic category for people with long-term fatigue of unexplained origin. Others view the term as a derogatory term borne out of animus towards patients. Some view the term as a synonym of myalgic encephalomyelitis, while others view myalgic encephalomyelitis as a distinct disease.

chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) - A controversial term, invented by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, that generally refers to a collection of symptoms as “fatigue”. There have been multiple attempts to come up with a set of diagnostic criteria to define this term, but few of those diagnostic criteria are currently in use. Previous attempts to define this term include the Fukuda criteria and the Oxford criteria. Some view the term as a useful diagnostic category for people with long-term fatigue of unexplained origin. Others view the term as a derogatory term borne out of animus towards patients. Some view the term as a synonym of myalgic encephalomyelitis, while others view myalgic encephalomyelitis as a distinct disease.

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.

BMJ - The BMJ (previously the British Medical Journal) is a weekly peer-reviewed medical journal.

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