ProHealth health Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help

Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

Social Anxiety Disorder Linked to High Serotonin Levels, Throwing Treatment with SSRIs into Serious ...

A short-term Borrelia burgdorferi infection model identifies tissue tropisms and bloodstream surviva...

Can Botanicals Beat Brain Fog & Fibrofog?

Therapeutic Effects and Mechanisms of Action of Rifaximin in Gastrointestinal Diseases

New Research Substantiates the Anti-Aging Properties of DHEA

Immune response to a flu vaccine yields new insights into narcolepsy

Children with Lyme Disease

Omega-3 supplements and antioxidants may help with preclinical Alzheimer's disease

Promoting Optimal Nutrition with Digestive Enzymes

7-Keto DHEA The Fat-Burning Metabolite of DHEA

 
Print Page
Email Article

New ME/CFS Study at Stanford: Dr. Montoya to test for scores of Infections

  [ 51 votes ]   [ 4 Comments ]
www.ProHealth.com • June 4, 2010


Initially posted on the ME/CFS Warrior Blog on June 2, 2010, within a few days the Stanford study announcement attached below attracted so many inquiries that the coordinators were overwhelmed, and stated it would take them quite some time to respond to calls. They added that the study would require participants to come to their Bay Area lab to give blood samples, and later patient reports indicated participation was ultimately limited to residents of California. Reflecting the continuing flow of patient inquiries, ProHealth deleted the contact phone number included in the original post.

[Ed Note: The following announcement of a trial by Stanford professor Jose Montoya takes on added significance in light of emerging XMRV research; the WPI’s diagnostic XMRV test due out July 1; and the recent paper by Michigan-based Dr. A Martin Lerner, et al., reporting great improvements (“returned to near-normal”), achieved with 6 months or more of anti-viral treatment, for a subset of ME/CFS patients with herpesvirus infections only - Epstein-Barr (EBV), HHV6, and/or cytomegalovirus (CMV).

Other patient subsets in the Lerner study whose blood tests had identified herpesvirus(es) plus “co-infection” with other viruses did not respond as positively. Those with EBV received Valtrex® (valacyclovir), and those with HHV6 or CMV took Valcyte® (valganciclovir). For details, see “Subset-directed antiviral treatment of 142 herpesvirus patients with chronic fatigue syndrome.”]

* * * *

Stanford Research Study on Chronic Fatigue [Syndrome] - Free Extensive Blood Tests! (Share)

Dr. Montoya at Stanford is doing the most extensive research project on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome that I believe has ever been done.

Anyone can volunteer for this study if they have chronic fatigue (more than 6 months) and have not taken antivirals or antibiotics within 1 month of blood test (and don't have chronic fatigue from cancer).

The best part is that everyone that volunteers gets free blood tests and results.

The testing is very extensive and includes some 60 different tests (viral, bacterial, etc.). They are still in the process of finalizing the list of tests but so far they have told me they're testing for:
XMRV
EBV
HHV6
HHV1
HHV2
CMV (HHV5)
several strains of Lyme Disease
Chlamydia Pneumoniae
Babesiosis (several strains)
Bartonella (several strains)
Ehrlichiosis
Rickettsia
Mycoplasma
Enovirus,
...and much more!!

I hope you can already see how extensive this testing is going to be. By the way, having Lyme Disease does not disqualify you!

This is a very large study and will be going on for at least four more months.

[The study coordinator] will go over all your questions and will ask you a few to make sure you're qualified for the study.

Although this study is being done in the California Bay Area, anyone qualified is welcome to participate in this groundbreaking study. [Again, participants are required to come to Stanford to provide the blood samples used in the study, and reportedly participation was ultimately limited to patients in California.]

It will take 6 to 12 months to get your test results, depending on how long they keep the study open.



Please Discuss This Article:   Post a Comment 

It's Chronic Fatigue SYNDROME
Posted by: oerganix
Jun 6, 2010
Please, ProHealth, don't call it chronic fatigue. It's bad enought we are saddled with this misnomer - Chronic Fatigue SYNDROME - without the added misconception that it is mainly about fatigue. It isn't. Thanks for posting this article and the many other useful ones here. But don't forget the SYNDROME part, please.
Reply Reply

 
A Complete List of Agents?
Posted by: skea
Jun 14, 2010
I wonder if we can get a complete list of the agents that this study is testing for? I sadly live across the country, and because I'm ill, I have no income or the health to travel that far. :-(

Also, I totally agree...it's Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. CFS is about adrenal fatigue, not what we have. Thank you for mentioning it!

 


Valcyte controls my CMV in Gulf War Illness
Posted by: BeckieC
Jun 10, 2010
Although I have thousands of viruses that are acquired through military vaccine cocktails, Valcyte was the only drug that controls CMV. CMV is a virus from Green African monkey kidney tissue used to culture vaccines since 1940s, possibly before. It thrives on vascular endothelium tissues and cells, which means the heart wall, and the lining of every aorta, vessel, vein. It is devastating because it shuts down the circulatory system. It literally drowns cells with overproduction of mucus. Probably contributes to Congestive Heart Failure, is extremely painful. Without killing off most of the vaccine viruses that attack the heart and lungs, breathing is difficult. Breathing may stop during sleep because the patient is literally drowning in fluid production and massive animal virus infection. No telling how many enteroviruses the Valcyte killed off. But I have found through insurance coverage and dropped insurance coverage that you CANNOT get off Valcyte once you've started and then settled on a maintenance level. Death will occur fairly quickly, and could lose fingers, toes, legs to amputation. Thanks
Reply Reply

I made the call
Posted by: Sandy10m
Jun 17, 2010
Folks, I called the number since I live in the Bay Area. It took them 8 days to respond. Since others might be interested, I thought I would post the info I gathered. The only requirement to participate in the study is the one trip to Palo Alto for the blood tests. That's it. To qualify for the program, you have to answer about 20 questions over the phone in the correct way to be allowed to participate. Copies of all your test results will be available to you after the study is complete, around 12 months later. They are studying co-infections and how prevalent the various viruses and bacteria (and others?) are in currently diagnosed chronic fatigue patients. Things that might knock you out of the program is if you have been on antivirals or antibiotics within the last 3 months. There is no cost to you (other than travelling to the lab), and there is no money offered to participants. I'll let you know how it goes, as my lab appointment is next week. Cheers!
Reply Reply


Post a Comment

 
Free Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Newsletters
Subscribe to
Our FREE
Newsletter
Subscribe Now!
Receive up-to-date ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia treatment and research news
 Privacy Guaranteed  |  View Archives

Save on Nutritional Supplement Orders

Featured Products

FibroSleep™ FibroSleep™
The All-in-One Natural Sleep Aid
Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Ultra ATP+, Double Strength
Get energized with malic acid & magnesium
Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
Improve Energy & Cognitive Function
Vitamin D3 Extreme™ Vitamin D3 Extreme™
50,000 IU Vitamin D3 - Prescription Strength
Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®
Reduce Fatigue up to 45%

Natural Remedies

Natural Relief for Soreness, Pain and Swelling – Putting Out the Fire
Coconut Oil - Healthy Gifts from the 'Tree of Life' Coconut Oil - Healthy Gifts from the 'Tree of Life'
Strontium - The Missing Mineral for Strong Bones Strontium - The Missing Mineral for Strong Bones
Cell-Charging Compound Gives Steady Energy to Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Patients Cell-Charging Compound Gives Steady Energy to Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Patients
Health Benefits Are Brewing in Green Tea Health Benefits Are Brewing in Green Tea

FIBROMYALGIA RESOURCES
What is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia Diagnosis
Fibromyalgia Symptoms
Fibromyalgia Treatments
| CFS RESOURCES
What is CFS?
ME/CFS Diagnosis
ME/CFS Symptoms
ME/CFS Treatments
| FORUMS
Fibromyalgia
ME/CFS
ADVANCED MEDICAL LABS
WHOLESALE  |  AFFILIATES
GUARANTEE  |  PRIVACY
CONTACT US
LIBRARY
RSS
SITE MAP
ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus
Credit Card Processing