Discussion in 'Active Clinical Studies' started by Dolphin, Jun 20, 2017.
I wonder why just right-handed people. $150.00 wouldn't go far for international travel, but I hope some who are within a reasonable distance will be able to participate.
They are looking at changes in the brain, so don't want left-right confounds to get in the way of identifying such changes. A really large study might be able to include both.
I was about to look into that, but I'm a lefty. Never been called a confound before
Not to your face anyhow
Well here is something to confound even me. I am right handed, but I do many things left handed due to muscle damage (presumably ME related) on my right arm ... I simply did too much. So am I right handed, or left handed? What impact would that have on the brain's handedness?
Hi Dolphin, thanks for the information. I underwent MRI scan to rule out CVA during the 4 months of eliminatory testing prior to diagnosis with ME. Nothing showed up.
At Osaka university, PET scanning showed revelatory results with everybody scanned with ME showing areas of brain inflammation and none of the healthy controls. Just a thought but I think PET scanning is the way to go.
Sorry, that is university of Kansai, Osaka
I am no expert but believe there are different ways to do an MRI so your null result may not translate to a null result in this study.
Hi Dolphin, I shot off the hip and will ask at the hospital where I work. We MRI scan. There may well be techniques I am ignorant of. Here is a link to the translated paper. http://jnm.snmjournals.org/content/early/2014/03/21/jnumed.113.131045.full.pdf
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