Tag Archives: MRI

Hyperintense sensorimotor T1 spin echo MRI is associated with brainstem abnormality in CFS

Hyperintense sensorimotor T1 spin echo MRI is associated with brainstem abnormality in CFS by Leighton R. Barnden, Zack Y. Shan, Donald R Staines, Sonya Marshall-Gradisnik, Kevin Finegan, Timothy Ireland, Sandeep Bhuta, in NeuroImage: Clinical Volume 20, 2018, Pages 102-109 Research abstract: We recruited 43 Chronic … Continue reading

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Structural brain changes versus self-report: machine-learning classification of CFS patients

Research abstract: Structural brain changes versus self-report: machine-learning classification of CFS patients, by Landrew S Sevel, Jeff Boissoneault, Janelle E Letzen, Michael E Robinson, Roland Staud in  Exp Brain Res (2018):1-9 [Published Online: 30 May 2018] Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a disorder associated with fatigue, pain, and … Continue reading

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Cerebral blood flow & heart rate variability predict fatigue severity in patients with CFS

Research abstract: Cerebral blood flow and heart rate variability predict fatigue severity in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome, by Jeff Boissoneault, Janelle Letzen, Michael Robinson, & Roland Staud in Brain Imaging Behav. 2018 May 31 [Epub ahead of print] Prolonged, … Continue reading

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Brain imaging study crowdfunding request – Dr Michael VanElzakker

Massachusetts General Hospital press release, 11 November 2017: Support research into Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) Goal: USD $29,900 / £22,854 About the Campaign: Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) represents a challenging intersection of immunology, neurology, endocrinology, and other fields. Investigating such … Continue reading

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Medial prefrontal cortex deficits correlate with unrefreshing sleep in patients with CFS

Research abstract: Medial prefrontal cortex deficits correlate with unrefreshing sleep in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome, by Zack Y. Shan, Richard Kwiatek, Richard Burnet, Peter Del Fante,  Donald R. Staines, Sonya M. Marshall-Gradisnik and Leighton R. Barnden in NMR in Biomedicine [Published online: 29 JUN 2017] Unrefreshing … Continue reading

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Dr VanElzakker’s ME research using PET, MRI and Tesla-7 scans

MEAction blog post, by Jaime S, 12Dec 2016: Dr VanElzakker: two new ME/CFS studies at Harvard #MEAction recently interviewed Dr. Michael VanElzakker regarding two, new studies on ME/CFS. The first aims to discover evidence of increased activity where the sensory … Continue reading

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MRI of hearts of women with CFS found lower left ventricular function

Research abstract: Objective: In chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), only a few imaging and histopathological studies have previously assessed either cardiac dimensions/function or myocardial tissue, suggesting smaller left ventricular (LV) dimensions, LV wall motion abnormalities and occasionally viral persistence that may … Continue reading

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Six year study of abnormal brain changes in ME/CFS

ME Australia blog post, by  Sasha Nimmo, 12 July 2016: Six year study of abnormal brain changes in chronic fatigue syndrome patients An Australian six year study evaluating progressive brain changes associated with chronic fatigue syndrome (Fukuda and Canadian Consensus … Continue reading

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Cardiac abnormality and low blood volume confirmed in CFS

Research abstract: Objectives: To explore potential mechanisms that underpin the cardiac abnormalities seen in chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) using non-invasive cardiac impedance, red cell mass and plasma volume measurements. Methods Crdiac MR (MR) examinations were performed using 3 T Philips Intera … Continue reading

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Progressive brain changes in patients with CFS

Research abstract: PURPOSE: To examine progressive brain changes associated with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We investigated progressive brain changes with longitudinal MRI in 15 CFS and 10 normal controls (NCs) scanned twice 6 years apart on the same … Continue reading

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