Activate Now
ProHealth me-cfs 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

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

Abundant Energy Summit: Dr. Myhill speaks about the role of mitochondrial function in ME/CFS

Alcohol intolerance in CFS - gives us a clue as to the mechanisms of fatigue

The "Mind Diet" Reduces the Risk Of Alzheimer’s Dementia. Might It Also Help the Brain Fog Found Wit...

Need Help with Pain Management? There's an App for That

Simplifying Nutritional Support in CFS & Fibromyalgia

How Walking to Bathroom Can Be Harder Than Running a Marathon: A Doctor’s ME/CFS Case Study

Ask the Doctor: Is CFS an onset to fibromyalgia? What is the difference?

How Multiple Chronic Illnesses Shaped One Woman Into a Patient Advocate

Fighting Fatigue with Ground-breaking French Oak Wood Extract

Is Your Body Your Friend and Healing Ally?

Print Page
Email Article

ME/CFS Q&A: Progress on CDC Study to Formulate New Case Definition?

  [ 1 vote ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
By Charles Lapp, MD • • January 4, 2013

This week's question & answer is from the Hunter-Hopkins Center’s free ME Letter for December. It is reproduced with kind permission of clinic director Charles Lapp, MD (


Research Continues on Clinical Assessment of CFS

By Charles W Lapp, MD

For over one year Hunter-Hopkins (HHC) has been participating in a Centers for Disease Control contract study, the Clinical Assessment of CFS. [For background, see “CDC Announces 7-Clinic Study to Characterize ME/CFS and Its Subsets.”]

Patients who have chosen to participate have transmitted their de-identified records to a central server at the CDC. There, specialists can determine how various medical groups diagnose and manage persons with CFS/ME (PWCs).

We hope that this will lead to a standard intake form and formal approach to CFS/ME that can be taught to many other healthcare providers.

Practitioners participating in this project include Drs. Lapp and Laura Black, Dr. Andreas Kogelnik, Dr. Dan Peterson, Dr. Cindy Bateman, Dr. Rich Podell, Dr. Nancy Klimas, and Dr. Benjamin Natelson.

Phase One of this study will draw to a close in March 2013.

We sincerely thank all 37 of the HHC participants who have already uploaded their data to the CDC, and encourage the rest of our volunteer group to take this time to upload all of their data as well.  We really appreciate all of you who have volunteered to help!

We are already making plans for Phase Two of this contract, which may involve an annual follow-up, blood work, cognitive testing, or even exercise testing.

The protocol has not yet been completed, and we don’t know who will be invited to participate. In the meantime, the CDC has promised to reveal their findings to date on a dedicated website at:

Please Discuss This Article:   Post a Comment 

[ Be the first to comment on this article ]

Free Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Newsletters
Subscribe to
Subscribe Now!
Receive up-to-date ME/CFS, Fibromyalgia & Lyme Disease treatment and research news
 Privacy Guaranteed  |  View Archives

Vitamins and Supplements for ME/CFS Support

Featured Products

B-12 Extreme™ B-12 Extreme™
The Most Potent Vitamin B-12 on Earth
Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
Improve Energy & Cognitive Function
Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®
Reduce Fatigue up to 45%
MitoQ® MitoQ®
Powerful Antioxidant Support to Mitochondria
Hydroxocobalamin Extreme™ Hydroxocobalamin Extreme™
The B-12 your brain needs for detox & sharpness

Natural Remedies

The Most Powerful Natural Antioxidant Discovered to Date - Hydroxytyrosol The Most Powerful Natural Antioxidant Discovered to Date - Hydroxytyrosol
Green Coffee Extract: Unique Obesity Intervention Green Coffee Extract: Unique Obesity Intervention
How to Jump-start and Sustain Energy Production in CFS How to Jump-start and Sustain Energy Production in CFS
Coconut Oil - Healthy Gifts from the 'Tree of Life' Coconut Oil - Healthy Gifts from the 'Tree of Life'
IBS, Crohn’s Disease, Colitis, and Other Digestive Disorders IBS, Crohn’s Disease, Colitis, and Other Digestive Disorders

What is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia Diagnosis
Fibromyalgia Symptoms
Fibromyalgia Causes
Fibromyalgia Treatments
Fibromyalgia Diet
Fibromyalgia Medications
M.E. & CFS
What is M.E./CFS?
M.E./CFS Diagnosis
M.E./CFS Symptoms
M.E./CFS Causes
M.E./CFS Treatments
M.E./CFS Diet
M.E./CFS Medications
What is Lyme Disease?
Lyme Disease Diagnosis
Lyme Disease Symptoms
Lyme Disease Causes
Lyme Disease Treatments
Lyme Disease Diet
Lyme Disease Medications
M.E. & CFS
Lyme Disease
General Health
ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus
Credit Card Processing