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Mt Sinai recruiting for PEM study

Discussion in 'Active Clinical Studies' started by Sasha, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. Sing

    Sing Senior Member

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    After the Lights' study, I think they ought to be able to find significant differences in the study group findings, us, vs. the controls. Maybe someone has already commented on this, but is the Mount Sinai study close enough to the Lights to become a potential confirmation of it? I expect it may do this and more--that the Mount Sinai researchers are looking for even more. Any thoughts?
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    Xandoff Michael

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    I sent an e-mail to MT Sinai and got a tepid response to contact them in three months.
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    Nielk

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    Hi Xandoff,

    I e-mailed Micol Zweig from Mt. Sinai asking them what's going on. she said that they have recruited enough patients for the pilot study and are now in the process of working on the matched controls. When this is done, they will start recruiting for the rest of the study. This is why you were told that there is a three months' wait.

    I hope that you will follow through in getting back to them. I feel that this is a very important study for all of the ME/CFS community and for the particular patients who take part, it is an opportunity to get your own results.
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  4. Xandoff

    Xandoff Michael

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    Nielk,

    I will try and remember to contact them in three months. Thanks for the positive encouragement. This stuff is very important. You nailed it.
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    Any update on this study? I too contacted them a month or so ago, and was evaluated by Dr Enlander and cleared to participate, but then was told it would be "several weeks" until they were recruiting again.
  6. Nielk

    Nielk

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    Dr. Enlander just posted this on Facebook:

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  7. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    Good catch! I'll start a fresh thread on that - it needs a new action from people.

    Edit: Oh! I couldn't find it on his FB page - could you post a link, please?

    I'll be away from the computer for a while now.
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    Nielk

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    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    I got a message saying that the current was currently unavailable when I clicked through - sorry! Can I leave you to set up a fresh thread on this if you feel it's a good idea? I might leave something useful out that I can't see!
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    Rrrr Senior Member

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    ....Please post widely....

    ME/CFS Study in New York City Needs "Normal" Controls

    Long-time ME/CFS doctor, Dr. Derek Enlander, has put out a request for help. He states, "I need 'normal' controls for the post-exertional malaise study at Mount Sinai Medical Center's ME/CFS Center. We pay $140 for the 'inconvenience.' Could you advertise this fact?"

    Please get the word out to your communities so that Dr. Enlander's study can be a success. The details are here:

    - The "normal" controls would be at his New York City center for 3 hours on day 1 (requiring 25 minutes of exercise only), and would need to return for a blood draw on days 2, 3 and 4 (requiring 10 minutes each time).
    - There is parking at the hospital (which it is assumed the control must pay for), and, again, the control is paid $140 for the "inconvenience" of participating.
    - To sign up, contact Dr. Enlander directly at <denlander @aol.com>
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  11. ggingues

    ggingues $10 gift code at iHerb GAS343 of $40

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    Were they paying for CFS patients?

    GG
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    Nielk

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    Yes. the same $140
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  13. Firestormm

    Firestormm Content Team Lead

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    Hey, it's me :) Bit late but I was wondering how they might take into account the pre-appointment travel that you endured, Nielk? Did they perhaps take into account the exertion involved prior to and post exercising on the bike; and if so I wonder how?

    I find all of this quite fascinating. Thanks.

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