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ME/CFS SOUTH AUSTRALIA INC

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PO Box 322,
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Canadian Consensus Documents and Overviews

September 22, 2006

Canadian Consensus Documents OverviewsThe Canadians have done outstanding work on developing Consensus Documents, national statements on CFS and fibromyalgia.

The Consensus Documents for ME/CFS and FMS are now published. They are clinical milestones in the fight against these complex and often debilitating illnesses.

To further assist busy medical practitioners, Dr. Bruce Carruthers, principal author of the ME/CFS Consensus Document and Co-Editor of the FMS Consensus Document, and Marjorie van de Sande, Consensus Coordinator of the Consensus Documents, have written and published Overviews of the Canadian Consensus Documents for ME/CFS and FMS independent of any organisation:

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Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Clinical Case Definition and Guidelines for Medical Practitioners – An Overview of the Canadian Consensus Document (PDF, 1MB)

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Fibromyalgia Syndrome: A Clinical Case Definition and Guidelines for Medical Practitioners – An Overview of the Canadian Consensus Document (PDF, 1.7MB)

National ME/FM Action NetworkAnd, courtesy of The Haworth Press, there are related documents on the National ME/FM Action Network website.

The Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Vol. 11 No. 1, 2003 contains many articles, including: “CFS Guidelines by Kenny De Meirleir and Neil McGregor; and “ME/CFS: Clinical Working Case Definition, Diagnostic and Treatment Protocols,” by many authors.

The other document comes from the Journal of Musculoskeletal Pain and is entitled “The Fibromyalgia Syndrome: A Clinical Case Definition for Practitioners.”

Both documents, as well as the Consensus Documents section of the National ME/FM Action Network website are available here:

National ME/FM Action Network: Consensus Documents (web page)

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Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Vol. 11 No. 1, 2003 (PDF, 610KB)

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Journal of Musculoskeletal Pain: The Fibromyalgia Syndrome – A Clinical Case Definition for Practitioners (PDF, 3.87MB)

The National ME/FM Action Network wishes to thank all the members of the Expert Consensus Panels, and their Consensus Coordinator, Marjorie van de Sande, its Director of Education, for all the time and effort put into these documents. It also wish to thank its members for their constant support and encouragement to see these documents to fruition.

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