Systemic Exertion Intolerance Disease, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? What's In the Name and Why It Matters for PTs
Section: Cardiovascular and Pulmonary
Session Code: CP-1A-8277
Date: Thursday, February 18, 2016
Time: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Anaheim Marriott
Room: Grand Ballroom G
Session Type: Educational Sessions
Session Level: Basic
Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) is a syndrome involving intolerance of physical exertion that causes disabling fatigue. Postexertional symptoms are so pervasive in ME/CFS that the Institute of Medicine (IOM) advocates renaming ME/CFS as systemic exertional intolerance disease (SEID). The unique symptomatology of ME/CFS/SEID places PTs in a unique position to identify ME/CFS/SEID and direct its appropriate management through both physical therapy interventions and referral to other health care providers for consultation. In this session, clinicians and researchers will provide information about the clinical management of ME/CFS/SEID and cover the development of the IOM and NIH reports and the clinical features and pathoetiology of ME/CFS/SEID. The presenters also will discuss the roles of cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) in the diagnosis and measurement of functional deficits in people with MC/CFS/SEID, and etiological clues from CPET in people with ME/CFS/SEID and how hypothesized etiology affects the rehabilitation process.
1 . Define ME, CFS, and SEID according to current classification models.
2. Describe the development of IOM and NIH reports regarding the diagnosis and management of ME/CFS/SEID.
3. Summarize typical CPET findings in people with ME/CFS/SEID. 4 Discuss etiological clues from CPET findings in people with ME/CFS/SEID and how they affect the rehabilitation process.
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