Summary Of The CDC Evidence Review

From ME/CFS Skeptic.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have commissioned a systematic review on the management of myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). The review is conducted by the Pacific Northwest Evidence-Based Practice Center (EPC) at Oregon Health and Science University. A draft report was released on 17 May 2021 and interested individuals or organizations are invited to submit comments and feedback.

Much like the draft report by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in the United Kingdom, the CDC review rated the strength of evidence for graded exercise therapy (GET) and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) as ‘low’. The evidence for drug therapies fared no better. This blog post summarizes the main findings of the 419-pages-long document.

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Updated: 22nd June 2021 — 6:07 am

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