Tag Archives: Magnetic Resonance Imaging

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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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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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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MRI shows reaction to the carbohydrate lactulose in IBS

Research abstract Background: Postprandial discomfort following intake of poorly absorbable, but fermentable carbohydrates is a common complaint in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). We used lactulose as a model substance for this group of symptom triggering carbohydrates, aiming to … Continue reading

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MRI finds heart dysfunction in CFS

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

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Decreased basal ganglia function and relationship to fatigue in CFS

Abstract Reduced basal ganglia function has been associated with fatigue in neurologic disorders, as well as in patients exposed to chronic immune stimulation. Patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) have been shown to exhibit symptoms suggestive of decreased basal ganglia … Continue reading

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