Tag Archives: MRI

Mapping of pathological change in CFS using the ratio of T1- & T2-weighted MRI scans

Mapping of pathological change in chronic fatigue syndrome using the ratio of T1- and T2-weighted MRI scans, by Kiran Thapaliya, Sonya Marshall-Gradisnik, Don Staines, Leighton Barnden in NeuroImage: Clinical Vol 28, 2020, 102366 [doi.org/10.1016/j.nicl.2020.102366]   Research highlights We showed increased … Continue reading

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Altered structural brain networks related to adrenergic/muscarinic receptor autoantibodies in CFS

Altered structural brain networks related to adrenergic/muscarinic receptor autoantibodies in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, by Hiroyuki Fujii, Wakiro Sato, YukioKimura, Hiroshi Matsuda, Miho Ota, Norihide Maikusa, Fumio Suzuki, Keiko Amano Isu Shin, Takashi Yamamura, Harushi Mori, Noriko Sato in Journal of … Continue reading

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Brain abnormalities in ME/CFS

Brain abnormalities in myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome: Evaluation by diffusional kurtosis imaging and neurite orientation dispersion and density imaging, by Kimura Y, Sato N, Ota M, Shigemoto Y, Morimoto E, Enokizono M, Matsuda H, Shin I, Amano K, Ono H, Sato W, Yamamura T in Journal … Continue reading

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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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