endothelial dysfunction

  1. Pyrrhus

    Persistence of SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein in Long Covid up to 15 Months Post-Infection (Patterson et al., 2022)

    Persistence of SARS CoV-2 S1 Protein in CD16+ Monocytes in Post-Acute Sequelae of COVID-19 (PASC) up to 15 Months Post-Infection (Patterson et al., 2022) https://doi.org/10.3389/fimmu.2021.746021 A publication by Bruce Patterson and colleagues, regarding findings in the blood from Long Covid...
  2. Pyrrhus

    Erectile Dysfunction as Dysautonomia

    :star:The more you know!:star: So, the parasympathetic branch of the autonomic nervous system is responsible for producing a penile erection (or vaginal lubrication) in response to stimulation. This means that if there is a problem with this part of the autonomic nervous system, one might...
  3. M

    What is the poor man's endothelial function test?

    We all know the poor man's tilt table test, but is there an equivalent for endothelial function? The most usual way to measure endothelial function is via the Flow Mediated Dilation (FMD) test. It is not a high-tech test, but it tends not to be easily available either (not sure why). I am...
  4. SNT Gatchaman

    An attempt to explain the neurological symptoms of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (2021, Wirth et al)

    An attempt to explain the neurological symptoms of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Klaus J. Wirth, Carmen Scheibenbogen and Friedemann Paul Link Full text link Abstract There is accumulating evidence of endothelial dysfunction, muscle and cerebral hypoperfusion in Myalgic...
  5. SNT Gatchaman

    Persistent endotheliopathy in the pathogenesis of long COVID syndrome

    Authors: Fogarty et al Published: 10th Aug 2021 DOI: 10.1111/jth.15490 Full Text: J Thromb Haemostat (open access PDF) ABSTRACT ESSENTIALS Ongoing endotheliopathy is a common finding in convalescent COVID-19 patients and is independent of the acute phase response. Plasma FVIII:C levels and...
  6. nerd

    The Latest Long Hauler Research From Dr. Bruce Patterson

    Since they finally seem to have their first paper published soon, this time for real, hopefully, I'd like to discuss this latest update. Their main point for the symptomology is angiogenesis and vasodilation. This also happens in MCAS and CFS/ME, though. This is why histamine-induced symptoms...
  7. Pyrrhus

    Endothelial Dysfunction in ME

    I thought I'd start a thread to summarize discussions about the different types of endothelial dysfunction that might be found in ME. Please feel free to add to this thread as needed. What is "Endothelial Dysfunction"? Blood vessels are enclosed by a layer of cells called endothelial cells...