Lightning Process 'could help children with chronic fatigue syndrome', study claims

Conclusion The results from this very small randomised controlled trial showed that people having LP therapy in addition to usual CFS/ME care had improved physical function, fatigue and anxiety symptoms at six months, and improved school attendance and depressive symptoms at 12 months. However, there are a number of limitations to this research that need to be considered: Participants in both groups improved, so both treatments were effective to some extent. This was a very small trial, and the results analysis involved fewer than the 100 people recruited. It would need to be repeated in a much larger group to demonstrate more robust findings. A number of outcomes were looked at, so it was very likely that some of them would return positive findings by chance – the improvements might not have been due to the LP therapy. Participants were not blinded – they were aware of the group they were in; therefore, their self-reported outcomes might have been biased. They may have been more likely to report positive outcomes because they knew they were getting additional therapy in the LP group. Of all those eligible to participate in the trial, fewer than 30% agreed to take part. The reason why the majority didn't want to is unknown. As the LP therapy was given in addition to the usual CFS/ME care, it certainly cannot be suggested as a replacement for the current usual care. There's no single way of managing CFS/ME that works for everyone and, if you have the co...
Source: NHS News Feed - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medical practice Source Type: news

Related Links:

This article reviews the current problems associated with the routine use of breast fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB), and discusses the potential impact that the new International Academy of Cytology (IAC) Yokohama Reporting System and the use of rapid on site evaluation (ROSE), should have on reducing these problems to optimise breast care for patients. The recently published IAC System aims to establish best practice guidelines for breast FNAB, emphasizes the importance of the FNAB technique and the skilful preparation of direct smears, proposes a standardized report, and establishes clear terminology for defined rep...
Source: Journal of the American Society of Cytopathology - Category: Cytology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: . Approximately one out of five drivers experienced daytime sleepiness, which was associated with having six or fewer hours of sleep per day. PMID: 31967254 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Revista Peruana de Medicina de Experimental y Salud Publica - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS.: One out of two Venezuelan migrants in Peru presents NUHCF. Having SIS increases the likelihood of Venezuelan migrants in Peruvian territory seeking medical attention. Increasing public health insurance for this population, which is currently low, could increase the utilization of health services. PMID: 31967249 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Revista Peruana de Medicina de Experimental y Salud Publica - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica Source Type: research
AbstractOsteoarthritis (OA) is a chronic joint disease that leads to pain and functional incapacity. The aim of the study is to investigate the effects of the incorporation of photobiomodulation (PBM) (via cluster) into a physical exercise program on the level of pain, lower limb muscle strength, and physical capacity, in patients with knee OA. Sixty-two female volunteers with a diagnosis of knee OA were distributed in 4 groups: exercise associated with placebo PBM group, exercise associated with active PBM group, active PBM group, and placebo PBM group. Sixteen sessions of lower limb strength exercises and PBM via cluster...
Source: Lasers in Medical Science - Category: Laser Surgery Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: HSV may induce perianal infections, anal infections and HSV proctitis. Diagnosis of HSV1 and HSV2 using PCR is recommended. Anal and genital HSV infections are a risk factor for subsequent HIV infection. The risk is higher for HSV2 infection due to more frequent recurrences. PMID: 31965208 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Der Hautarzt: Zeitschrift fur Dermatologie, Venerologie, und verwandte Gebiete - Category: Dermatology Tags: Hautarzt Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: While the use of CAP for disinfection and wound treatment has already moved into clinical practice, further applications such as cancer treatment are still exploratory. PMID: 31965204 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Der Hautarzt: Zeitschrift fur Dermatologie, Venerologie, und verwandte Gebiete - Category: Dermatology Tags: Hautarzt Source Type: research
This article explores the interrelatedness of societal changes and changes in language practices. By using a combination of corpus linguistic and socio-pragmatic methods, we track diachronic changes in word patterns and interpret findings in the framework of democratization. The data comes from a small and representative corpus of British English (ARCHER-3.1) and from three “big data” sets (Google Books, British Library Newspapers and The Economist). We suggest that data triangulation, including sociohistorical contextualization, allows us to conclude that especially from the mid-nineteenth century onwards word...
Source: Language Sciences - Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 22 January 2020Source: Language SciencesAuthor(s): Haidee Kotze, Bertus Van RooyAbstractParliaments are a primary site where political and social democratisation can be seen in action, making parliamentary discourse, as represented in the Hansard of Commonwealth countries, a particularly relevant source of linguistic evidence for the effects of democratisation on language change. South Africa offers an exemplary case of social change which may influence language use. This paper first outlines the historical trajectory of democratisation in the South African parliament. It subsequently set...
Source: Language Sciences - Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research
Publication date: February 2020Source: The Lancet Global Health, Volume 8, Issue 2Author(s): Wietse A Tol, Marx R Leku, Daniel P Lakin, Kenneth Carswell, Jura Augustinavicius, Alex Adaku, Teresa M Au, Felicity L Brown, Richard A Bryant, Claudia Garcia-Moreno, Rashelle J Musci, Peter Ventevogel, Ross G White, Mark van OmmerenSummaryBackgroundInnovative solutions are required to provide mental health support at scale in low-resource humanitarian contexts. We aimed to assess the effectiveness of a facilitator-guided, group-based, self-help intervention (Self-Help Plus) to reduce psychological distress in female refugees.Metho...
Source: The Lancet Global Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
While the effects of early sleep problems on children's development may persist for some time, there is limited understanding in the field regarding whether these effects persist into adolescence. Research is needed to address this issue, as it is an impor...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
More News: Anxiety | Back Pain | Behavioural Therapy | Brain | Children | Chronic Fatigue Syndrome | Chronic Pain | Cognitive Behavior Therapy | Depression | Education | Headache | Health | National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) | Neurology | Neuroscience | Orthopaedics | Pain | Pain Management | Pediatrics | Physiotherapy | Psychology | Psychotherapy | Science | Sleep Disorders | Sleep Medicine | Sore Throat | Sports Medicine | Study | Teaching | UK Health | Universities & Medical Training