Dr. Irma Rey is a Internal Medicine and Allergy/Immunology physician who is one of the founding members of the Institute for Neuro Immune Medicine (INIM) at Nova Southeastern University, in Miami and Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She is the Director of Medical Education at the INIM as well as an Assistant Professor at the College of Osteopathic Medicine, Nova Southeastern University.
Studies[edit | edit source]
- In 2016, Dr. Rey and Dr. Nancy Klimas and several other researchers studied patients who developed gastroparesis following a viral history of flu-like symptoms or gastroenteritis. Nine at of the eleven patients with Idiopathic Gastroparesis studied (82 %) had active enterovirus infection on gastric biopsies. The study concluded that "antiviral and/or immune therapies against enterovirus seem to be favorable, as most of our patients had resolution of their gastroparesis symptoms after treatment. This is the first study to identify enterovirus as a possible infectious etiology of idiopathic gastroparesis.
ME/CFS Gene Study[edit | edit source]
In 2015 the ME/CFS Gene Study began, with Irma Ray as Principle Investigator and Nancy Klimas as Co-investigator. This is an international study involving creating a database of gene results for people with ME/CFS and Healthy Controls.
See also[edit | edit source]
Learn more[edit | edit source]
- ME/CFS Gene Study - Institute for Neuroimmune Medicine, Nova Southeastern University
References[edit | edit source]
- NSU. "2015 Patient Conference | Institute for Neuro Immune Medicine | NSU". NSU. Retrieved August 11, 2018.
- NSU. "Institute for Neuro-Immune Medicine Clinic | NSU". NSU. Retrieved August 11, 2018.
- Barkin, JA; Czul, F; Barkin, JS; Klimas, NG; Rey, IR; Moshiree, B (2016), "Gastric Enterovirus Infection: A Possible Causative Etiology of Gastroparesis", Digestive Diseases and Sciences, 61 (8): 2344-50, doi:10.1007/s10620-016-4227-x, PMID 27344315
- NSU. "ME/CFS Genes Study | NSU Institute for Neuro Immune Medicine". NSU. Retrieved November 1, 2018.
enterovirus A genus of RNA viruses which typically enter the body through the respiratory or gastrointestinal systems and sometimes spread to the central nervous system or other parts of the body, causing neurological, cardiac, and other damage. Since the first reports of myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), enteroviruses have been suspected as a cause of ME. Enteroviruses have also been implicated as the cause of Type I diabetes, congestive heart failure, and other conditions. Enteroviruses include poliovirus, coxsackieviruses, and many others. New enteroviruses and new strains of existing enteroviruses are continuously being discovered. (Learn more: viralzone.expasy.org)