Chronic fatigue syndrome: successful outcome of an intensive inpatient programme.


OBJECTIVE:To study the outcome of adolescents with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) following an intensive multi-disciplinary inpatient programme. METHODS:A follow-up questionnaire was distributed to all 57 adolescents who had completed the CFS inpatient programme at the Austin and Repatriation Medical Centre. RESULTS:Forty-two adolescents (74%) returned follow-up questionnaires. Immediately following the programme and up to five years after the programme, the majority of participants had returned to school and were functioning better in terms of physical activity and social interactions as compared with before the programme. Before the programme, 94% of adolescents were attending school half-time or less. Up to 5 years after the programme, 78% of adolescents were attending school full-time or with occasional absences only. CONCLUSIONS:A multidisciplinary inpatient programme for CFS was successful in helping to rehabilitate this group of adolescents who were significantly incapacitated prior to entering the inpatient programme.


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    abstract:AIM:The purpose of our study was to build a multiple renal length nomogram for Hong Kong Asian children based on normal renal ultrasonography. METHODS:All children below the age of 13 years, who underwent ultrasonography in a local Hospital in Hong Kong from 23 September 2008 to 31 January 2009 due to melamine exposur...

    journal_title:Journal of paediatrics and child health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Luk WH,Lo AX,Au-Yeung AW,Liu KK,Woo YH,Chiang CC,Lo KK

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    abstract::Rhabdomyomas are not uncommon in infants with tuberous sclerosis. We describe a neonate who presented with hydrops fetalis arising from a tachyarrhythmia during fetal life related to rhabdomyomas. After reversion of the arrhythmia, pre-excitation was noted on an interval electrocardiogram. Following regression of the ...

    journal_title:Journal of paediatrics and child health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Mas C,Penny DJ,Menahem S

    更新日期:2000-02-01 00:00:00

  • Sleep architecture in children with adenoidal hypertrophy.

    abstract:AIM:Adenoidal hypertrophy (AH) in children is associated with obstructive manifestations like mouth breathing, snoring. Unfortunately, little is known regarding sleep architecture of AH in children. The purpose of this study was therefore undertaken to investigate the polysomnographic variables in children with AH. ME...

    journal_title:Journal of paediatrics and child health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Zhang XW,Zhou F,Li Y,Huang ZT,Wang ZL

    更新日期:2006-10-01 00:00:00

  • Assessment and treatment of childhood asthma.

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    journal_title:Journal of paediatrics and child health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Henry R,Sly P,Godfrey S,Van Asperen P,Staugas R,Le Souef P,Smith G,Robertson I,Robertson C,Phelan P

    更新日期:1991-08-01 00:00:00

  • Chronic wet cough in Aboriginal children: It's not just a cough.

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    journal_title:Journal of paediatrics and child health

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    authors: D'Sylva P,Walker R,Lane M,Chang AB,Schultz A

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  • Health-related quality of life in children with achalasia.

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    journal_title:Journal of paediatrics and child health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Marlais M,Fishman JR,Fell JM,Rawat DJ,Haddad MJ

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    abstract::We present a case of pemphigus vulgaris (PV) accompanied with protein-losing gastroenteropathy (PLE). A 9-year-old girl developed multiple oral ulcerations and erosions. She was first treated with oral antibiotics and a topical steroid without improvement. Laboratory data showed eosinophilia (absolute eosinophil count...

    journal_title:Journal of paediatrics and child health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Ishige T,Kaneko H,Suzuki T,Miyazawa R,Tomomasa T,Kubota M,Morikawa A

    更新日期:2008-03-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:Journal of paediatrics and child health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    journal_title:Journal of paediatrics and child health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    更新日期:2006-12-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:Journal of paediatrics and child health

    pub_type: 临床试验,杂志文章,多中心研究


    authors: Hewson P,Poulakis Z,Jarman F,Kerr J,McMaster D,Goodge J,Silk G

    更新日期:2000-06-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:Journal of paediatrics and child health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Oswari H,Widjaja RK,Rohsiswatmo R,Cleghorn G

    更新日期:2013-01-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:Journal of paediatrics and child health

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


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    更新日期:1992-10-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:Journal of paediatrics and child health

    pub_type: 历史文章,杂志文章


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    journal_title:Journal of paediatrics and child health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    更新日期:2007-01-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:Journal of paediatrics and child health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    journal_title:Journal of paediatrics and child health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    journal_title:Journal of paediatrics and child health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    journal_title:Journal of paediatrics and child health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    journal_title:Journal of paediatrics and child health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    journal_title:Journal of paediatrics and child health

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


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    journal_title:Journal of paediatrics and child health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Koklu E,Akcakus M,Narin F,Saraymen R

    更新日期:2007-10-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:Journal of paediatrics and child health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    journal_title:Journal of paediatrics and child health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    journal_title:Journal of paediatrics and child health

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Tonge BJ,Dissanayake C,Brereton AV

    更新日期:1994-04-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:Journal of paediatrics and child health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    journal_title:Journal of paediatrics and child health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    更新日期:2011-08-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:Journal of paediatrics and child health

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


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    journal_title:Journal of paediatrics and child health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    更新日期:2016-04-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:Journal of paediatrics and child health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    更新日期:2016-04-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:Journal of paediatrics and child health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    更新日期:1995-06-01 00:00:00