- Chronic fatigue syndrome: la bête noire of the Belgian health care systemMichael Maes
Maes Clinics, Antwerp, Belgium
Neuro Endocrinol Lett 30:300-11. 2009..Notwithstanding the above, the government and the CFS Centers not only continue this unethical and immoral policy, but also reinforce their use of CBT/GET in patients with ME/CFS treated at those Centers...
- [Reaction on 'Chronic fatigue syndrome: a psychoneuroimmunological perspective' (1)]M Maes
Tijdschr Psychiatr 51:783-4; author reply 784-6. 2009
- Chronic fatigue syndrome: Harvey and Wessely's (bio)psychosocial model versus a bio(psychosocial) model based on inflammatory and oxidative and nitrosative stress pathwaysMichael Maes
Maes Clinics TRIA, Piyavate Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand
BMC Med 8:35. 2010....
- A review on cognitive behavorial therapy (CBT) and graded exercise therapy (GET) in myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) / chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS): CBT/GET is not only ineffective and not evidence-based, but also potentially harmful for many patients witFrank N M Twisk
ME de patiënten Foundation, Limmen, The Netherlands
Neuro Endocrinol Lett 30:284-99. 2009..We conclude that it is unethical to treat patients with ME/CFS with ineffective, non-evidence-based and potentially harmful "rehabilitation therapies", such as CBT/GET...
- Why myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) may kill you: disorders in the inflammatory and oxidative and nitrosative stress (IO&NS) pathways may explain cardiovascular disorders in ME/CFSMichael Maes
Maes Clinics, Wilrijk Antwerp, Belgium
Neuro Endocrinol Lett 30:677-93. 2009..ME/CFS is a multisystemic metabolic-inflammatory disorder. The aberrations in IO&NS pathways may increase the risk for cardiovascular disorders...
- Treatment of myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), a multisystem disease, should target the pathophysiological aberrations (inflammatory and oxidative and nitrosative stress pathways), not the psychosocial "barriers" for aMichael Maes
Patient Educ Couns 80:148-9; author reply 147. 2010
- Letter to the Editor: Plausible explanations for neurocognitive deficits in ME/CFS, aggravation of neurocognitive impairment induced by exertionFrank N M Twisk
Psychol Med 40:1230-1. 2010
- [Graded exercise therapy can have harmful effects]Frank N M Twisk
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen 131:803. 2011