Rosamund Vallings

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Rosamund Vallings, MD, MNZM, MB, BS, is one of New Zealand’s leading authorities on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. She served voluntarily for over 27 years as President of the Associated New Zealand ME Society (ANZMES) and later as Medical Adviser and Committee Member.[1]

She is one of the authors of the 2011 case definition, International Consensus Criteria.[2]


Awards[edit | edit source]

  • 2008, Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the New Year honours list (MNZM)[3]
  • 2011, Nelson Gantz Outstanding Clinician Award awarded to a physician who emulates Nelson Gantz's clinical acumen, his passion for medicine, and his empathy for persons with CFS/FM awarded by IACFS/ME[4]

2017 Pediatric Primer[edit | edit source]

Dr. Vallings was one of the authors of the 2017 Pediatric Primer published in Frontiers in Pediatrics.


Open Letter to The Lancet[edit | edit source]

In response to The Lancet's publication of the controversial PACE trial in 2011, three open letters to the editor of The Lancet urged the editor, Richard Horton, to commission a fully independent review of the PACE trial. In 2016, Dr. Vallings, along with 41 colleagues in the ME/CFS field, signed the second letter. In 2018, Dr. Vallings, along with over 100 colleagues signed a third letter.

Articles[edit | edit source]

Talks and interviews[edit | edit source]

Books[edit | edit source]

Research studies[edit | edit source]

  • 2019, Changes in the transcriptome of circulating immune cells of a New Zealand cohort with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome[12] - (Full text)
  • 2019, Current Research Provides Insight into the Biological Basis and Diagnostic Potential for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)[13] - (Full text)

Learn more[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. http://www.howickhealth.co.nz/CFS.aspx
  2. Carruthers, Bruce M.; van de Sande, Marjorie I.; De Meirleir, Kenny L.; Klimas, Nancy G.; Broderick, Gordon; Mitchell, Terry; Staines, Donald; Powles, A. C. Peter; Speight, Nigel; Vallings, Rosamund; Bateman, Lucinda; Baumgarten-Austrheim, Barbara; Bell, David; Carlo-Stella, Nicoletta; Chia, John; Darragh, Austin; Jo, Daehyun; Lewis, Donald; Light, Alan; Marshall-Gradisnik, Sonya; Mena, Ismael; Mikovits, Judy; Miwa, Kunihisa; Murovska, Modra; Pall, Martin; Stevens, Staci (Aug 22, 2011). "Myalgic encephalomyelitis: International Consensus Criteria". Journal of Internal Medicine. 270 (4): 327–338. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2796.2011.02428.x. ISSN 0954-6820. PMC 3427890Freely accessible. PMID 21777306. 
  3. http://www.howickhealth.co.nz/CFS.aspx
  4. "Dr Vallings winning Nelson Gantz Clinicians Award". www.scoop.co.nz. Scoop News. Nov 17, 2016. Retrieved Jul 22, 2019. 
  5. Rowe, Peter C.; Underhill, Rosemary A.; Friedman, Kenneth J.; Gurwitt, Alan; Medow, Marvin S.; Schwartz, Malcolm S.; Speight, Nigel; Stewart, Julian M.; Vallings, Rosamund; Rowe, Katherine S. (2017), "Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Diagnosis and Management in Young People: A Primer", Frontiers in Pediatrics, 5 (121), doi:10.3389/fped.2017.00121 
  6. Vallings, Rosamund (Jan 2004). "AACFS 7th International Conference". Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. 12 (4): 61–79. doi:10.1300/J092v12n04_06. ISSN 1057-3321. 
  7. Vallings, Rosamund (Jan 2004). "Hypnosis in the Management of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome". Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. 12 (4): 37–46. doi:10.1300/J092v12n04_04. ISSN 1057-3321. 
  8. Tate, Warren; Ryan, Margaret; Vallings, Rosamund; Helliwell, Amber; Mackay, Angus; Edgar, Christina; Noble, Alex; Sweetman, Eiren (Jul 2019). "Current Research Provides Insight into the Biological Basis and Diagnostic Potential for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)". Diagnostics. 9 (3): 73. doi:10.3390/diagnostics9030073. 
  9. Vallings, Rosamund. (2013). Chronic Fatigue Syndrome M.E.: Symptoms, Diagnosis, Management. Calico Publishing Ltd. ASIN: B00DVX59DQ
  10. Vallings, Rosamund. (2015). Managing ME/CFS: A guide for young people. Calico Publishing. ASIN: B0118NVEBG
  11. Vallings, Rosamund. (2015). The Pocket Guide to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME. Calico Publishing Ltd. ISBN: 9781877429231
  12. Sweetman, Eiren; Ryan, Margaret; Edgar, Christina; Mackay, Angus; Vallings, Rosamund; Tate, Warren (Jan 2019). "Changes in the transcriptome of circulating immune cells of a New Zealand cohort with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome". International Journal of Immunopathology and Pharmacology. 33. doi:10.1177/2058738418820402. 
  13. Sweetman, Eiren; Noble, Alex; Edgar, Christina; Mackay, Angus; Helliwell, Amber; Vallings, Rosamund; Ryan, Margaret; Tate, Warren (Jul 10, 2019). "Current Research Provides Insight into the Biological Basis and Diagnostic Potential for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)". Diagnostics. 9 (3): 73. doi:10.3390/diagnostics9030073. ISSN 2075-4418. 

Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) - A disease often marked by neurological symptoms, but fatigue is sometimes a symptom as well. Some diagnostic criteria distinguish it from chronic fatigue syndrome, while other diagnostic criteria consider it to be a synonym for chronic fatigue syndrome. A defining characteristic of ME is post-exertional malaise (PEM), or post-exertional neuroimmune exhaustion (PENE), which is a notable exacerbation of symptoms brought on by small exertions. PEM can last for days or weeks. Symptoms can include cognitive impairments, muscle pain (myalgia), trouble remaining upright (orthostatic intolerance), sleep abnormalities, and gastro-intestinal impairments, among others. An estimated 25% of those suffering from ME are housebound or bedbound. The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies ME as a neurological disease.

ME/CFS - An acronym that combines myalgic encephalomyelitis with chronic fatigue syndrome. Sometimes they are combined because people have trouble distinguishing one from the other. Sometimes they are combined because people see them as synonyms of each other.

Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) - A disease often marked by neurological symptoms, but fatigue is sometimes a symptom as well. Some diagnostic criteria distinguish it from chronic fatigue syndrome, while other diagnostic criteria consider it to be a synonym for chronic fatigue syndrome. A defining characteristic of ME is post-exertional malaise (PEM), or post-exertional neuroimmune exhaustion (PENE), which is a notable exacerbation of symptoms brought on by small exertions. PEM can last for days or weeks. Symptoms can include cognitive impairments, muscle pain (myalgia), trouble remaining upright (orthostatic intolerance), sleep abnormalities, and gastro-intestinal impairments, among others. An estimated 25% of those suffering from ME are housebound or bedbound. The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies ME as a neurological disease.

Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) - A disease often marked by neurological symptoms, but fatigue is sometimes a symptom as well. Some diagnostic criteria distinguish it from chronic fatigue syndrome, while other diagnostic criteria consider it to be a synonym for chronic fatigue syndrome. A defining characteristic of ME is post-exertional malaise (PEM), or post-exertional neuroimmune exhaustion (PENE), which is a notable exacerbation of symptoms brought on by small exertions. PEM can last for days or weeks. Symptoms can include cognitive impairments, muscle pain (myalgia), trouble remaining upright (orthostatic intolerance), sleep abnormalities, and gastro-intestinal impairments, among others. An estimated 25% of those suffering from ME are housebound or bedbound. The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies ME as a neurological disease.

Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) - A disease often marked by neurological symptoms, but fatigue is sometimes a symptom as well. Some diagnostic criteria distinguish it from chronic fatigue syndrome, while other diagnostic criteria consider it to be a synonym for chronic fatigue syndrome. A defining characteristic of ME is post-exertional malaise (PEM), or post-exertional neuroimmune exhaustion (PENE), which is a notable exacerbation of symptoms brought on by small exertions. PEM can last for days or weeks. Symptoms can include cognitive impairments, muscle pain (myalgia), trouble remaining upright (orthostatic intolerance), sleep abnormalities, and gastro-intestinal impairments, among others. An estimated 25% of those suffering from ME are housebound or bedbound. The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies ME as a neurological disease.

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