Clinical Service Overview
Why did we start this clinic?
The clinic is based on the fact that groups of patients have disease states that are difficult to fit into the public health system. These are complex conditions with symptoms from multiple organ systems, where there is currently no full medical explanation. Traditionally, these states are referred to as functional and the symptoms attributed to enhanced or distorted perception of the body's common signals. This view is undergoing significant change as the knowledge of the biochemical, immunologic and neurophysiologic changes associated with complex conditions is increasing at a high pace. The clinic's investigations and treatments are based on this increased knowledge of the physical conditions of the disease states, and the clinic's employees actively participate in the research to ensure that the latest knowledge can be implemented quickly and on a qualified basis.
News in Complex Conditions
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Cochrane has withdrawn a review on GET/CBT-treatment
Reuters Bureau announced on October 17, 2018, that the independent international network - Cochrane Collaboration - had revoked a review article on the positive value of Graded Exercise Training (GET) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome / Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME/ CFS). A recent publication has pointed out several, serious flaws in the review invalidating the positive conclusions on GET and CBT.
Swedish Health Authorities have published a consensus on CFS/ME
Exert from the analysis of the current knowledge state regarding ME/CFS:
Considering the current ... evidence, it is crucial that the interventions offered to each patient diagnosed with ME/CFS ... must be individually adapted ... This patient group is in need of care measures to alleviate symptoms and improve quality of life.... different evidence-based interventions can be offered on the basis of the symptoms presented.... The care provider must be perceptive and take all aspects of the patient’s medical problems and healthcare needs into account.
The first meeting of the European ME Clinicians Counsil was held in London 22. to 24. March
The Danish Parliament casts a unanimously vote to ensure acceptance of ME/CFS as a somatic disease
Yesterday was a great day for the Danish ME/CFS-community when the Danish parliament voted unanimously in favor of the following text:
"The Danish Parliament has noted the following: - That the care for patients with ME fatigue syndrome / CFS (G93.3) is deficient. Patients experience stigmatization and are not offered relevant investigations and treatments. - That existing treatment for ME patients is far from adequate and that specialized treatment of ME should be initiated. This should be done in an interdisciplinary setup with all relevant specialties and should be anchored in the somatic context. - That the National Board of Health updates all relevant guide-lines to ensure that ME / CFS (G93.3) is properly described. – That the National Board of Health recognizes and recommends the use of the WHO diagnostic classification system ICD10 and ICD11, which includes the diagnosis of ME (G93.3, ICD10 and 8E49 in ICD11). - That the National Board of Health and the Health Data Board, uses the new code practice to differentiate ME / CFS from the collective term "functional disorders". - That knowledge is obtained from other countries and from initiated treatments of ME / CFS