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EEG a possible diagnostic tool?

Discussion in 'Latest ME/CFS Research' started by leelaplay, Dec 21, 2009.

  1. leelaplay

    leelaplay member

    Tom Kindlon posted this on co-cure today

    While I don't understand all the specifics, I gather it's another piece of research showing physical differences, in this case in EEGS, between people with ME/CFS and healthy controls.

    3 things I liked on top of that:

    a) they used the Fukuda definition,

    b) they had patients referred by (I assume treating) doctors, although found it a bit odd that they were rheumatologists and internists

    b) that there was a very high correlation rate "a minimum correct retrospective classification rate of 72% in both frequency bands while the subjects were at rest to a maximum of 83% in the alpha band during the verbal cognitive condition."

    Could this be developed into a diagnostic tool?

    PMID: 20006474 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

  2. lisaxxx

    lisaxxx Guest


    This is quite intriuging.

    My question would this

    There are literallly tens of thousands of EEG
    test results in digital format avalible to researchers

    Are the Test Results for the CFS GROUP
    statistcally uncommon when compared against a
    large database of EEG test results ?

    Are the results similar to or identical to any sub group of
    folks who have had EEGs ?

    I have no idea what the answer would be, but I feel certian
    the answer would be darn interesting

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