ME Association Medical Magazine – For Healthcare Professionals

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Dear Healthcare Professionals,

Welcome to the first issue of MEE Medical (ME Essential Medical), the ME Association’s new quarterly magazine for healthcare professionals. It contains the latest medical and research information, expert opinion, and insights from people affected by ME/CFS.

Publication of the important NICE clinical guideline – that had been reviewed over 4 years by a committee of experts, clinicians, and lay members, and was subject to extensive stakeholder consultation – was expected on 18 August but was withdrawn by NICE at the last minute.

The new guideline had been widely welcomed by the patient community and provided a totally new framework for health professionals on how to diagnose and manage this medical condition. The latest news can be found on the ME Association website. We hope to see final publication without too much more delay and we will include a summary of it in the next magazine.

In this issue is a new ME Association information leaflet covering the management of hypersensitivities that quite often occur in ME/CFS – including alcohol, light, pain, temperature, and touch. We hear from Dr Peter Gladwell at the Bristol ME/CFS service about the use of TENS machines for pain relief, selected Q&As from our regular ‘Ask the Doctor’ feature covering questions on fluctuating medical conditions, symptoms, and triggers.

Meet the Scientist has an interview with Dr Mark Zinn, who discusses Central Autonomic Network Disturbance, and we feature an article from Phil Prydderch who describes his experience of having severe ME/CFS.

Kind regards,

Dr Charles ShepherdHon Medical Adviser, ME Association

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