Factor analysis of unexplained severe fatigue and interrelated symptoms: overlap with criteria for chronic fatigue syndrome
Long periods of unexplained fatigue may point to chronic fatigue syndrome. Using factor analysis, researchers classified the reponses of 1,510 adults following a telephone survey. Severe fatigue lasting six months or longer overlapped with criteria published for the diagnosis of chronic fatigue syndrome. These health dimensions were fatigue-mood-cognition, symptoms resembling influenza, and visual impairment.
Publication Name: American Journal of Epidemiology
Neural control of mechanical ventilation in respiratory failure
Monitoring the electrical activity of the diaphragm and allowing that activity to control a ventilator will allow doctors to use the patient's own respiration to control artificial respiration. Many patients are partially paralyzed so they will not fight the ventilator.
Publication Name: Nature Medicine
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