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There is no cure or approved treatments for ME. Several causes have been implicated in ME, including poor mitochondrial function. Mitochondria are the powerhouse of cells, producing energy. Therefore, loss of mitochondrial function and reduced energy production could be an explanation for the debilitating chronic fatigue that defines ME. The primary site of red light absorption in cells is the mitochondria. Mitochondrial red light absorption can boost energy production. Light therapy is already FDA approved for the treatment of acne, muscle and joint pain, arthritis, blood circulation issues and hair loss. This is the first study to trial the use of red light therapy in ME and results will help us understand if the use of red light therapy is accepted by ME patients. In past clinical trials the monitoring of symptom reduction/increase in ME patients was mainly done using symptom questionnaires. These questionnaires have not been specifically developed for ME symptoms and therefore the reliability of results is poor. This study will be assessing the use of a new symptom questionnaire developed specifically for ME and will also be trialling the use of other tools to measure symptom reduction/increase. In addition, this study will also trial the use of Mantal, an online remote research management portal. This is to improve accessibility of ME patients to research participation. Each ME participants involvement in the study should take approximately 7 weeks. Involvement is split into four phases: 1) baseline, 2) intervention, 3) follow-up and 4) feedback. Baseline assessments: - Week one: complete a 27-item questionnaire on functional capacity (FUNCAP27) and online cognitive function tests - Week two: participants are posted an activity monitor which they are to wear for seven days. Participants will complete a sleep diary (consensus sleep diary version E) for seven days Intervention: - Participants are posted the red lamp to use in their own homes during weeks three and four. Participants use the red lamp for two minutes, daily, each morning for a total of 14 days. Follow-up: - Weeks five and six - Repeating the baseline assessments Feedback: - Participants are asked to complete an online questionnaire during week seven.
Date of notification letter to the IRB informing start of recruitment activities: October 21, 2023. Long COVID is a multi-systemic condition comprising often severe and persistent symptoms (longer than 12 weeks) that follow a known episode of COVID-19 and cannot be explained by another medical condition. This condition is observed in up to 15% of all individuals after an acute episode of COVID-19, even in those who had a mild and oligosymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infection. Around 40% of these patients present symptoms that significantly compromise their daily activities. There is increasing evidence that LONG COVID is accompanied by dysregulated, persistent and uncontrolled inflammation, often accompanied by the development of an autoreactive immune response, including autoantibodies. Symptoms can last months or years, particularly in cases of chronic fatigue syndrome, with significant proportions of individuals having significant chronic impairment, preventing the performance of work and social activities.
This study will be building on the findings of Kalfas et al 2022 paper exploring the prevalence of generalised worry in patients with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) before and after Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). The research was conducted in South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust's (SLaM) Persistent Physical Symptoms Research and Treatment Unit. Previous research has indicated a bidirectional relationship between fatigue and worry (Kalfas et al., 2022); the findings of this paper suggest both that many ME/CFS patients experience comorbid problematic generalised worry and that there is a positive association between severity of worry and levels of fatigue (Kalfas et al, 2022). It appears that CBT for ME/CFS indirectly treats worry, however effect sizes are small to moderate, and treatment outcomes may improve if CBT treatments incorporate strategies that target generalised worry (Kalfas et al 2022). The aims of this project are to further explore worry in this group of patients through qualitative methods.
The objectives of this study are: Firstly, to investigate the association between psychiatric disorders and functional somatic disorder (FSD). Secondly, to investigate whether psychiatric disorders are risk factors for newly developed (incident) FSD after a 5-year follow-up period.
Telerehabilitation is a great alternative to offering care during a global pandemic. 85% of patients with COVID-19 report persistent symptoms up to 8 months after the infection. There are no clear recommendations for post-covid rehabilitation. The aims of the study are (1) to test the logistic aspect of implanting a hybrid rehabilitation program and (2) to evaluate the acceptability and the potential impact of the program on treating patients with functional limitations and persistent fatigue symptoms. It's a pre and post-study without a control group.
The study seeks to delve into the firsthand experiences of patients diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome who partake in a separate clinical trial featuring a specific medical intervention. The primary emphasis will be on meticulously tracking the rates of trial completion and withdrawal among these individuals. The data collected from this study will help improve future outcomes for all chronic fatigue syndrome patients as well as those in under-represented demographic groups.
This is a single-center, prospective, randomized, double-blind (pharmacotherapy), placebo-controlled, and comprehensive rehabilitation phase II clinical trial to determine the usefulness of pregabalin in a new indication (post-COVID chronic fatigue syndrome). Patients will be randomized in a 1:1:1:1 ratio to pregabalin (75-300 mg daily in two divided doses), comprehensive rehabilitation with a placebo drug, comprehensive rehabilitation with pregabalin (75-300 mg in two divided doses), or placebo (two divided doses) for 6 months (177-187 days). There will be 4 outpatient visits to the research center and 12 telephone consultations. The procedures and assessments performed as part of the study are listed in the study schedule. It is planned to include 132 patients in the study, which, assuming a 10% level of non-completion of the program, will result in the examination of 120 patients (30 in each arm). Patients will be recruited during an outpatient medical consultation with a general practitioner or neurologist, psychiatrist, psychologist or other specialists, as well as with the use of information materials in the form of leaflets and advertisements on the Internet.
The goal of this observational case-control study is to learn about direct healthcare use and costs of functional somatic disorders. The aim of the proposed study is to investigate the use and costs of direct healthcare for individuals with functional somatic disorders. Researchers will compare direct healthcare use and costs of individuals with functional somatic disorders and compare them with that of healthy controls and individuals with other severe physical disease, respectively.
To further characterize Long COVID-19 by collecting data from individuals who already own wearable devices or are provided with a wearable device along with basic and enhanced educational materials to determine if both can improve Long COVID-19 symptom management and post-exertional malaise.
The purpose of this study is to evaluate whether a 3-month period of quercetin supplementation (500 mg of Quercetin Phytosome®) is useful in the treatment of chronic fatigue, as assessed by the Fatigue Impact Scale (FIS-40). Secondary end points are sleep assessment through Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) and muscle performance assessment through the Short Physical Performance Battery (SPPB) and body composition assessment using DXA.