Ongoing Research

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If you have any questions about ongoing research projects, please contact Tullia Lieb.

Currently Recruiting

Validating early MRI-DTI results as a biomarker for ME/CFS

Findings of this initial research, which showed substantial differences in the brains of patients with

ME/CFS, were published in the October 29, 2014 Radiology journal, which is summarized in this Stanford

Stanford Collaborators: Michael Zeineh, MD, PhD; Jose R. Maldonado, MD; Trevor Hastie, PhD; Roland Bammer, PhD; Greg Zaharchuk, MD, PhD

EVALUATION OF THE NEUROENDOCRINE SYSTEM IN ME/CFS

Evaluate the endocrine system and look for the presence of antibodies in 60 ME/CFS cases and 60 controls by performing basic and dynamic endocrine testing. Study how the Hypothalmic-pituitaryadrenal (HPA) axis functions in ME/CFS patients

Stanford Collaborators: Laurence Katznelson, MD; Rohit Gupta

Second University of Naples Collaborators: Annamaria De Bellis, PhDn Mackey, MSE, MD, PhD; Susan Weber, PhD

ME/CFS Brain and Tissue Bank

Accepting brain/tissue donation post mortem locally and nationally to explore role of mitochondria in ME/CFS.

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Stanford Collaborators: Hannes Vogel, MD; Edward Plowey, MD; Michael Zeineh, MD, PhD; Michelle James, PhD

Data Analysis in Progress

CHOIR for ME/CFS Questionnaires

Use CHOIR (Collaborative Health Outcomes Information Registry) as our data collection tool for the research questionnaires we administer to our patients in clinic

Stanford Collaborators: Sean Mackey, MSE, MD, PhD; Susan Weber, PhD

Cognitive Impairment in ME/CFS Patients

Conducted two studies utilizing techniques in EEG to yield objective measurements for evaluating cognitive impairment in ME/CFS patients. Two publication manuscripts pending publication

Stanford collaborator: Jose Maldonado, MD

DePaul University collaborators: Marcie Zinn, PhD; Mark Zinn, PhD candidate.

Cardiovascular Health in ME/CFS Patients

Findings of this initial research, which showed substantial differences in the brains of patients with ME/CFS, were published in the October 29, 2014 Radiology journal, which is summarized in this Stanford

Stanford Collaborators: Michael Zeineh, MD, PhD; Jose R. Maldonado, MD; Trevor Hastie, PhD; Roland Bammer, PhD; Greg Zaharchuk, MD, PhD

Published

Subgrouping CFS patients by Genetic and Immune Profiling

Analysis of human leukocyte antigen (HLA) types in ME/CFS patients, which regulates the human immune system. Publication pending of this initial research

Stanford Collaborators: Tyson Holmes, PhD; Donn Garvet, MS

Dr. Jose. G. Montoya's Publications