Special Issue "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Medical, Nursing and Public Health Management"

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Donald Staines
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Guest Editor
Menzies Health Institute—Disability and Rehabilitation, Griffith University, Gold Coast, Australia
Interests: immunology; chronic fatigue syndrome
Prof. Dr. Sonya Marshall-Gradisnik
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Guest Editor
Menzies Health Institute - Disability and Rehabilitation, Griffith University 4222, Gold Coast, Australia
Interests: immunology; chronic fatigue syndrome

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

A topical collection on myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome is being organized in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. For detailed information on the journal, I refer you to https://0-www-mdpi-com.brum.beds.ac.uk/journal/ijerph.

The current COVID-19 pandemic is one of the greatest public health challenges ever encountered in terms of environmental risk, public health policy, and clinical management. The illness has also highlighted the emergence of a highly disabling “Long-COVID” syndrome which has many features in common with ME/CFS, including unrelenting fatigue, memory and concentration impairment, persisting and disabling pain, and impaired muscle function. Despite improvements in individual clinical and intensive care outcomes, the Long-COVID syndrome may onset from any level of severity of the presenting illness.

ME/CFS has become an illness of increased interest due to its overlapping features with Long-COVID. Hence, this Special Issue aims to investigate developments and discoveries in ME/CFS and the impact of environmental and public health management in emerging illnesses, such as COVID-19.

Prof. Dr. Donald Staines
Prof. Dr. Sonya Marshall-Gradisnik
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • clinical characteristics
  • diagnosis and presentation of ME/CFS
  • challenges for medical and nursing management
  • pharmacotherapeutics and potential treatments
  • advances in pathophysiology and diagnostics
  • consequences and management of severe post-viral conditions, e.g., COVID-19
  • epidemiology: incidence and prevalence investigations
  • public health policy and research
  • unmasking the evidence

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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