Hutspot is a Dutch dish and is a mash of carrots, potatoes, onion and meat.  In other words, a hutspot of topics.  I thought it was appropriate for a ‘hutspot’ of my roamings that I want to share with you that I thought might be of interest.

Journal – Disability and Rehabilitation

Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome and the biopsychosocial model: a review of patient harm and distress in the medical encounter

Keith J. Geraghty & Charlotte Blease

Received 28 Mar 2017, Accepted 22 May 2018, Published online: 21 Jun 2018

Content:  In this review article, the objective was to bring to light how people with ME/CFS  reported distress and dissatisfaction following their medical encounters.  It explains the methods used and what the results were.

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The American Journal of Bioethics

What’s in a Name? The Ethical Importance of Respecting a Patient’s “Unexplained” Medical Concerns

Kayhan Parsi & Nanette Elster

Pages 1-2 | Published online: 26 Apr 2018

In this Guest Article, the authors relate how it has become evident that labelling certain conditions as having a biological cause and others having a primarily psychosocial cause is ‘outdated’ and ‘reductionistic.  


U.S. National Library of Medicine


There are 144 studies under the title of chronic fatigue syndrome and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, some are completed and others are recruiting and several are unknown, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

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frontiers in Pediatrics – Pediatric Neurology

Onset Patterns and Course of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Lily Chu etal – February 5, 2019 (Stanford ME/CFS Initiative

The objective of this research article was to describe ME/CFS onset and its course in one U.S.-based cohort using 150 subjects fitting Fukuda 1994 CFS criteria.  The article highlighted the underexamined aspects of ME/CFS and propose new interpretations of findings.


BMC – Journal of Translational Medicine

Diagnostic sensitivity of 2-day cardiopulmonary exercise testing in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Maximillian J. Nelson etal March 14, 2019

16 ME/CFS patients and 10 healthy controls underwent two cardiopulmonary exercise tests (CPET0 on 2 consecutive days.

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frontiers in Neurology

Neuroinflammation and Cytokines in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS): A Critical Review of Research methods

In this review, 3 specific methods were used to study the neuroimmunology of ME/CFS, namely PET (positron emission tomography), MRS (magnetic resonance spectroscopy) and assays measuring cytokines in blood and cerebrospinal fluid.

This study focuses on what these methods can and cannot conclude.  

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