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National Collaborating Centre for Primary Care (UK). Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (or Encephalopathy): Diagnosis and Management of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (or Encephalopathy) in Adults and Children [Internet]. London: Royal College of General Practitioners (UK); 2007 Aug. (NICE Clinical Guidelines, No. 53.)

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (or Encephalopathy): Diagnosis and Management of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (or Encephalopathy) in Adults and Children [Internet].

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Abbreviations

BNF

British National Formulary

CBT

cognitive behavioural therapy

CCBT

computerised cognitive behavioural therapy

CDC

Centers for Disease Control

CFS

chronic fatigue syndrome

CGRDU

Clinical Governance Research and Development Unit

CI

confidence interval

CMO

Chief Medical Officer

CMV

cytomegalovirus

CRD

Centre for Reviews and Dissemination

EAS

education and support

EBV

Epstein–Barr virus

ECG

electrocardiogram

EPP

Expert Patient Programme

ESR

erythrocyte sedimentation rate

GAT

graded activity therapy

GDG

Guideline Development Group

GET

graded exercise therapy

GRP

Guideline Review Panel

HCP

healthcare professional

HIV

human immunodeficiency virus

ICER

incremental cost-effectiveness ratio

IPRAS

interpercentile range adjusted for symmetry

MADM

mean absolute deviation from the median

MCV

mean cell volume

ME

myalgic encephalomyelitis or myalgic encephalopathy

MAOI

monoamine oxidase inhibitor

MRI

magnetic resonance imaging

NADH

nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide

NCC-PC

National Collaborating Centre for Primary Care

NHS

National Health Service

NICE

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence

NSAID

non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug

PCT

Primary Care Trust

PVFS

postviral fatigue syndrome

QALY

quality-adjusted life year

QoL

quality of life

RAM

RAND/UCLA appropriateness method

RCGP

Royal College of General Practitioners

RCT

randomised controlled trial

ROC

receiver operating characteristics

SFM

soluble fibrin monomer

SG

support group

SMC

standard medical care

SSRI

selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor

Copyright © 2007, Royal College of General Practitioners.
Bookshelf ID: NBK53574

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