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.
2 Shoenfeld's syndrome after pandemic influenza A/H1N1 vaccination.
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.
4 Amisulpride vs. fluoxetine treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome: a pilot study.
5 Heterologous immunity: Immunopathology, autoimmunity and protection during viral infections
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.