The 12th Invest in ME Research Conference June, 2017, Part 2
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Stanford Brain MRI and Immune Profiling Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) Study

Discussion in 'Active Clinical Studies' started by Dolphin, Jun 20, 2017.

  1. Dolphin

    Dolphin Senior Member

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    From: https://cfsme-registry.info


     
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  2. Little Bluestem

    Little Bluestem All Good Things Must Come to an End

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
  4. TiredSam

    TiredSam The wise nematode hibernates

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    I was about to look into that, but I'm a lefty. Never been called a confound before :wide-eyed:
     
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    Not to your face anyhow :cool:
     
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    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?
     
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  7. 62milestogojoe

    62milestogojoe What's a forum then?

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    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.
     
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    62milestogojoe What's a forum then?

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    Dolphin Senior Member

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    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.
     
  10. 62milestogojoe

    62milestogojoe What's a forum then?

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    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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