Our Friday research round-up – abstracts you may not have already seen here

Friday research roundup – abstracts from some recently published papers not already highlighted on the MEA website:

1 Antibody responses against xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus envelope in a murine model.

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21494670

2 Shoenfeld’s syndrome after pandemic influenza A/H1N1 vaccination.

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21483283

Dr Charles Shepherd note: This syndrome should form part of the differential diagnosis of ME/CFS where patients also complain of arthritic/joint symptoms – especially following a vaccination.

3 Therapist effects in routine psychotherapy practice: an account from chronic fatigue syndrome.

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21271461

4 Amisulpride vs. fluoxetine treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome: a pilot study.

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21112746

5 Heterologous immunity: Immunopathology, autoimmunity and protection during viral infections

informahealthcare.com/doi/abs/10.3109/08916934.2011.523277

Dr Charles Shepherd note: Includes reference to how an inappropriate immune response can lead to a cascade of events leading to immunopathology in conditions such as MS, SLE, sarcoidosis and ME/CFS.

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