Christopher Burton

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Christopher Burton is general practitioner in Sheffield, UK. He is also an academic and writes extensively about medically unexplained symptoms and functional somatic syndromes, which he considers chronic fatigue syndrome to be an example of.[1]

Chris was been appointed to the review panel for the NICE guidelines review in October 2018, these guidelines which strongly influence NHS treatment and policy for people with ME/CFS in the UK.[2]

Notable studies[edit | edit source]

  • 1997, Biochemical evidence for a novel low molecular weight 2-5A-dependent RNase L in chronic fatigue synd rome 2003, Beyond somatisation: A review of the understanding and treatment of medically unexplained physical symptoms (MUPS)[3]
  • 2009, Reduced complexity of activity patterns in patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: a case control study | BioPsychoSocial Medicine[4]
  • 2012, ABCs of Medically Unexplained Symptoms (book)[1]
  • 2013, Enhanced care by generalists for functional somatic symptoms and disorders in primary care - a Cochrane review[5]
  • 2017, A taxonomy of explanations in a general practitioner clinic for patients with persistent “medically unexplained” physical symptoms[6]

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Talks and interviews[edit | edit source]

Online presence[edit | edit source]

  • PubMed
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Website
  • YouTube
  • Address: clinic/lab-address-goes-here ()

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Learn more[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.01.1 Burton, Christopher (Nov 20, 2012). "Fatigue". ABC of Medically Unexplained Symptoms. John Wiley & Sons. p. 124. ISBN 9781118495308. 
  2. NICE (Oct 28, 2018). "Committee member list | NICE CG53 CFS/ME guidance update". nice.org.uk. Retrieved Oct 20, 2018. 
  3. Burton, Christopher (Mar 2003). "Beyond somatisation: a review of the understanding and treatment of medically unexplained physical symptoms (MUPS)". The British Journal of General Practice. 53 (488): 231–239. ISSN 0960-1643. PMC 1314551Freely accessible. PMID 14694702. 
  4. Burton, Christopher; Knoop, Hans; Popovic, Nikola; Sharpe, Michael; Bleijenberg, Gijs (2009). "Reduced complexity of activity patterns in patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: a case control study". BioPsychoSocial Medicine. 3 (1): 7. doi:10.1186/1751-0759-3-7. ISSN 1751-0759. PMC 2697171Freely accessible. PMID 19490619. 
  5. Rosendal, Marianne; Blankenstein, Annette H.; Morriss, Richard; Fink, Per; Sharpe, Michael; Burton, Christopher (Oct 18, 2013). "Enhanced care by generalists for functional somatic symptoms and disorders in primary care". The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (10): CD008142. doi:10.1002/14651858.CD008142.pub2. ISSN 1469-493X. PMID 24142886. 
  6. Mortin, LaKrista; Elliott, Alison; Cleland, Jennifer; Deary, Vincent; Burton, Christopher (Feb 1, 2017). "A taxonomy of explanations in a general practitioner clinic for patients with persistent "medically unexplained" physical symptoms". Patient Education and Counseling. 100 (2): 224–230. doi:10.1016/j.pec.2016.08.015. ISSN 0738-3991. 

medically unexplained physical symptoms (MUPS) - Technically, this term means that no cause or explanation for the patient's symptoms has yet been found. However, patients diagnosed with "MUPS" are generally lumped into a psychosomatic, or psychologically-caused category by those in the medical profession, without any scientific basis for doing so.

medically unexplained physical symptoms (MUPS) - Technically, this term means that no cause or explanation for the patient's symptoms has yet been found. However, patients diagnosed with "MUPS" are generally lumped into a psychosomatic, or psychologically-caused category by those in the medical profession, without any scientific basis for doing so.

chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) - A controversial term, invented by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, that generally refers to a collection of symptoms as “fatigue”. There have been multiple attempts to come up with a set of diagnostic criteria to define this term, but few of those diagnostic criteria are currently in use. Previous attempts to define this term include the Fukuda criteria and the Oxford criteria. Some view the term as a useful diagnostic category for people with long-term fatigue of unexplained origin. Others view the term as a derogatory term borne out of animus towards patients. Some view the term as a synonym of myalgic encephalomyelitis, while others view myalgic encephalomyelitis as a distinct disease.

medically unexplained physical symptoms (MUPS) - Technically, this term means that no cause or explanation for the patient's symptoms has yet been found. However, patients diagnosed with "MUPS" are generally lumped into a psychosomatic, or psychologically-caused category by those in the medical profession, without any scientific basis for doing so.

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