Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Name change Update: Action for ME has become Action against ME
Picture kindly supplied by HR.
Science Media Centre Press Release:
On the 17th of February, a press conference was held at the Science Media Centre to announce the e-publication of the PACE Trial in the Lancet the following day. The Science Media Centre themselves issued the following press release which has just entered the public domain. For background information on the SMC please see below.
Science Media Centre Press Release
17 February 2011
Expert reaction to Lancet study looking at treatments for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME
The study made the first definitive comparison of various treatments for CFS/ME to deduce the most effective treatments.
Dr Alastair Miller, Consultant Physician at Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Clinical lead for CFS services in Liverpool, Independent assessor of trial safety data for PACE trial and Principal Medical Advisor, Action for ME, said:
"Although NICE have previously recommended graded exercise and CBT as treatments for ME/CFS, this was on the basis of somewhat limited evidence in the form of fairly small clinical trials.
This trial represents the highest grade of clinical evidence – a large randomized clinical trial, carefully designed, rigorously conducted and scrupulously analysed and reported.
It provides convincing evidence that GET and CBT are safe and effective and should be widely available for our patients with CFS/ME.
See also: PACE trial results are out: ME is caused by an oncogenic virus or The putative agent of ME/CFS can be transferred to monkeys
See also: Professor of Psychology, Rhona Johnston shows that ME/CFS is NOT a psychological condition (on a UK Government website !!!) … a MUST READ