Stanford ME/CFS Initiative

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Stanford ME/CFS Iniiative is under the Direction of Jose Montoya MD, Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases.

From the Stanford ME/CFS Initiative front page:

An initiative dedicated to studying infection-associated chronic diseases
Mission Statement:To become a center of excellence that improves the health of patients with chronic diseases in which infection or its immune response plays a major etiologic role.
To provide leadership, facilitate multidisciplinary collaboration, make new discoveries, and educate in the field of infection-associated chronic diseases.
Aim:Our primary aim is to study the roles that infection and the immune response play in the symptoms of patients suffering from chronic, unexplained diseases."[1]


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  • Study finds brain abnormalities in chronic fatigue patients
Stanford Medicine News Center By: Bruce Goldman "Radiology researchers have discovered that the brains of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome have diminished white matter and white matter abnormalities in the right hemisphere." [2]
"The scientists found differences in both the white matter, the long, cablelike nerve structures that transmit signals between parts of the brain, and the gray matter, the regions where these signals are processed and interpreted." [3]
Note: Top Scans Control Patients-Bottom Scans ME/CFS Patients
  • Chronic Fatigue Patients Suffer 3 Major Brain Abnormalities; Findings May Lead To Clearer Diagnosis.
Private Health Care
"The incessant fatigue characterized by chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) that affects between one and four million Americans is often quite difficult to diagnose. But a new study, which found three distinct differences between the brains of patients with CFS and those of healthy people, promises to revolutionize diagnosis and provide insight into the underlying mechanisms of the condition."[4]

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