Ismael Mena, MD, (d. 15 February 2015) specialized in Nuclear Medicine. He was a Professor Emeritus of the UCLA School of Medicine; Doctor Honoris Causa of the Auvergne University, France; and received honor distinctions from the Association of Latin American Societies of Biology and Nuclear Medicine (ALASBIMN) in 2002 (Santiago, Chile) and 2005 (Montevideo, Uruguay). He was particularly interested in using the latest nuclear medicine imaging to measure functional brain flow in patients with brain degenerative diseases.
International Consensus Criteria[edit | edit source]
Notable studies[edit | edit source]
- 1995, The Assessment of Vascular Abnormalities in Late Life Chronic Fatigue Syndrome by Brain SPECT: Comparison with Late Life Major Depressive Disorder(Abstract)
- 1997, NeuroSPECT Findings in Children with Chronic Fatigue SyndromeAbstract)
Learn more[edit | edit source]
- 2015, Obituary
References[edit | edit source]
- "Professor Ismael Mena, MD". Alasbimn Journal (in español). Retrieved Feb 4, 2020.
- Carruthers, Bruce M.; van de Sande, Marjorie I.; De Meirleir, Kenny L.; Klimas, Nancy G.; Broderick, Gordon; Mitchell, Terry; Staines, Donald; Powles, A. C. Peter; Speight, Nigel; Vallings, Rosamund; Bateman, Lucinda; Baumgarten-Austrheim, Barbara; Bell, David; Carlo-Stella, Nicoletta; Chia, John; Darragh, Austin; Jo, Daehyun; Lewis, Donald; Light, Alan; Marshall-Gradisnik, Sonya; Mena, Ismael; Mikovits, Judy; Miwa, Kunihisa; Murovska, Modra; Pall, Martin; Stevens, Staci (Aug 22, 2011). "Myalgic encephalomyelitis: International Consensus Criteria". Journal of Internal Medicine. 270 (4): 327–338. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2796.2011.02428.x. ISSN 0954-6820. PMC . PMID 21777306.
- Goldstein, Jay A.; Mena, Ismael; Jouanne, Eugenio; Lesser, Ira (1995), "The Assessment of Vascular Abnormalities in Late Life Chronic Fatigue Syndrome by Brain SPECT: Comparison with Late Life Major Depressive Disorder", Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, 1 (1): 55-79, doi:10.1300/J092v01n01_05
- Goldberg, Michael J.; Mena, Ismael; Darcourt, Jacques (1997), "NeuroSPECT Findings in Children with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome", Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, 3 (1): 61-67, doi:10.1300/J092v03n01_05
chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) - A fatigue-based illness. The term CFS was invented invented by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control as an replacement for myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). Some view CFS as a neurological disease, others use the term for any unexplained long-term fatigue. Sometimes used as a the term as a synonym of myalgic encephalomyelitis, despite the different diagnostic criteria.