Rakib Rayhan

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Rakib Uddin Rayhan is a MD/PhD candidate at Georgetown University Medical Center and Howard University, Washington, D.C. Since 2010, he has worked with Dr. James Baraniuk on functional neuroimaging at the Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Center.[1] His fields of study are Cognitive Psychology, Biological Psychology, Neuropsychology.[2]

According to his bio for the Invest In ME Conference:"[Rayhan is] deeply interested in symptomatic development and chronification of pain and fatigue in idiopathic illnesses such as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), Gulf War Illness (GWI), and Fibromyalgia (FM)...He is actively engaged in further pursuing a systems biology to the approach to the [Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Center] neuroimaging research by examining genomics, proteomics and metabolomics. His desire is to identify potential biomarkers that provide objective support to disease criteria and that are then translated into new and affordable therapies leading to a better quality of life for patients."[3]

Talks and interviews[edit | edit source]

Notable studies related to ME/CFS[edit | edit source]

  • 2012, Dyspnea in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS): Comparison of Two Prospective Cross-Sectional Studies.[4](Full Text)
  • 2013, Migraine in gulf war illness and chronic fatigue syndrome: Prevalence, potential mechanisms, and evaluation.[5]
  • 2013, A Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) severity score based on case designation criteria.[6]
  • 2020, Exercise alters brain activation in Gulf War Illness and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome[7] - (Full text)

Online presence[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. https://www.linkedin.com/in/rakib-rayhan-aa419818
  2. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Rakib_Rayhan
  3. http://www.investinme.org/IIMEC8.shtml>
  4. Ravindran, M., Adewuyi, O., Zheng, Y., Rayhan, R. U., Le, U., Timbol, C., . . . Baraniuk, J. (2012). Dyspnea in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS): Comparison of Two Prospective Cross-Sectional Studies. GJHS Global Journal of Health Science, 5(2). doi:10.5539/gjhs.v5n2p94. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23445698
  5. Rayhan, R. U., Ravindran, M. K., & Baraniuk, J. N. (2013). Migraine in gulf war illness and chronic fatigue syndrome: Prevalence, potential mechanisms, and evaluation. Frontiers in Physiology, 4. doi:10.3389/fphys.2013.00181. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23898301.
  6. Baraniuk JN, Adewuyi O, Merck SJ, Ali M, Ravindran MK, Timbol CR, Rayhan R, Zheng Y, Le U, Esteitie R, Petrie KN.(2013). A Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) severity score based on case designation criteria. American Journal of Translational Research, 5(1):53-68. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23390566.
  7. Washington, Stuart D.; Rayhan, Rakib U.; Garner, Richard; Provenzano, Destie; Zajur, Kristina; Addiego, Florencia Martinez; VanMeter, John W.; Baraniuk, James N. (Jul 1, 2020). "Exercise alters brain activation in Gulf War Illness and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome". Brain Communications. 2 (2). doi:10.1093/braincomms/fcaa070. 

metabolomics - The analysis of the chemical metabolism within cells, tissues or organisms. The term is often used to refer to the full set of metabolites found in a cell in a given environment.

ME/CFS - An acronym that combines myalgic encephalomyelitis with chronic fatigue syndrome. Sometimes they are combined because people have trouble distinguishing one from the other. Sometimes they are combined because people see them as synonyms of each other.

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.

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.

myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) - A disease often marked by neurological symptoms, but fatigue is sometimes a symptom as well. Some diagnostic criteria distinguish it from chronic fatigue syndrome, while other diagnostic criteria consider it to be a synonym for chronic fatigue syndrome. A defining characteristic of ME is post-exertional malaise (PEM), or post-exertional neuroimmune exhaustion (PENE), which is a notable exacerbation of symptoms brought on by small exertions. PEM can last for days or weeks. Symptoms can include cognitive impairments, muscle pain (myalgia), trouble remaining upright (orthostatic intolerance), sleep abnormalities, and gastro-intestinal impairments, among others. An estimated 25% of those suffering from ME are housebound or bedbound. The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies ME as a neurological disease.

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.

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