ProHealth lyme Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help
Facebook Google Plus
Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Lyme Disease  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

Chronic Pain, Loneliness, Depression and Suicide

TOUCHED BY LYME: An intriguing short film about Lyme disease

Things to Do When You're Mostly Housebound

Rebuilding Collagen in Lyme Disease

Is a Good Night's Sleep at the Top of Your Wishlist?

Four Tips to Survive a Lyme Disease Setback

When Everybody has a Plan in Life Except You

The Restorative Power of Nature

Antibiotics for the neurological complications of Lyme disease

VIDEO: Dear Healthy People: Identity Crisis

 
Print Page
Email Article

XMRV Research Statement by Dr. Derek Enlander on Behalf of European Society for ME*

  [ 32 votes ]   [ 1 Comment ]
www.ProHealth.com • March 11, 2010


ESME, Mar 11: In October the Whittemore Peterson Institute in Nevada published a report on the presence of XMRV virus in ME/CFS patients. This report, published in Science, created much excitement in the medical world and in the media.

The report suggested the etiology of ME/CFS was indeed a physical disease, tending to change public opinion.

However, we must temper this excitement with careful research that replicates or denies the thesis. This new research must be careful to replicate or deny the original research with a large cohort of patients and controls.

There are numerous groups with their own agenda who wish to confirm or deny the original research. Large government grants and insurance disability interests are at stake. These groups have rushed to publish unsatisfactory comparative research with anecdotal results, based on a small number of ill-defined patients, stale specimens and differing research methods.

It would be helpful if there was a collaborative effort to test a significant number of the same specimens in different research centers. Perhaps 200 Fukuda criteria and Canadian criteria patients and controls could be divided and tested in multiple centers in a double-blind trial to replicate or deny the original research.

It is time for the psychological and physical researchers to collaborate rather than cast aspersions on each other's work. ESME would support such collaboration.
_______

* ME/CFS/FM specialist Dr. Derek Enlander, MD, is an attending physician at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York who also sees patients in the UK.

Dr. Enlander is a Scientific Panel member of the European Society for ME (ESME) - a non-profit Think Tank operated entirely by volunteers and dedicated to discussing the most crucial research and incorporating the best cutting edge information into the education of medical professionals.




Post a Comment

Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
Vitamin E with Mixed Tocopherols B-12 Extreme™ Magnesium Plus


Article Comments Post a Comment

exactly!
Posted by: drewmanman
Mar 11, 2010
Dr Enlander, you nailed it ... we need careful, well-designed research to confirm or deny the WPI findings. The truth will out. Drew
Reply Reply
 
Optimized Curcumin Longvida with Omega-3

Featured Products

Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
Improve Energy & Cognitive Function
Pro-C Complex™ Pro-C Complex™
Buffered Vitamin C for Enhanced Absorption
Acidophilus Pearls Acidophilus Pearls
Guaranteed active cultures for better digestion
Vitamin D3 5000 IU Vitamin D3 5000 IU
Give Your Body a Boost With the Sunshine Vitamin
Magnesium Plus Magnesium Plus
Natural mineral for nerve & muscle function

Natural Remedies

Itching to Find Dry Skin Relief? Itching to Find Dry Skin Relief?
Can Pomegranates Slow Aging? Can Pomegranates Slow Aging?
Curcumin - a Golden Gift of Nature with Benefits Still Untold Curcumin - a Golden Gift of Nature with Benefits Still Untold
How to Jump-start and Sustain Energy Production in CFS How to Jump-start and Sustain Energy Production in CFS
Fight Inflammation and Promote Cognitive Health with High-OPC Grape Seed Fight Inflammation and Promote Cognitive Health with High-OPC Grape Seed

CONTACT US
ProHealth, Inc.
555 Maple Ave
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(800) 366-6056  |  Email

· Become a Wholesaler
· Vendor Inquiries
· Affiliate Program
SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE
Credit Card Processing
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTERS
Get the latest news about Fibromyalgia, M.E/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lyme Disease and Natural Wellness

CONNECT WITH US ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus

© 2017 ProHealth, Inc. All rights reserved. Pain Tracker App  |  Store  |  Customer Service  |  Guarantee  |  Privacy  |  Contact Us  |  Library  |  RSS  |  Site Map