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

Trending News

Fighting Heartburn and Gerd Naturally – And Safely!

Vital Molecule Increases Cellular Energy and Improves Cognitive Function

Top Vitamin and Mineral Deficiencies — Are You at Risk?

Trimming the spare tire: Canola oil may cut belly fat

How Pomegranate May Protect Against Cancer

Omega Fix for Obesity: How the Right Fats Fight Fat

Curcumin Reverses the Cellular Damage of Chronic Stress

Probiotics improve cognition in Alzheimer's patients

The Onion: Cancer Fighter and Food Preserver

SURVEY RESULTS: Cognitive Impairment II

 
Print Page
Email Article

Study now recruiting chronic Lyme patients at Columbia University in NYC: “SPECT Imaging of Chronic Lyme Disease vs. Other Disorders”

  [ 117 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
www.ProHealth.com • December 28, 2007


The following description of this study, to be led by Lyme expert Brian A. Fallon, MD, is taken from the Columbia Lyme Research website: http://www.columbia-lyme.org/flatp/resstud.html

[Note: You can read about Dr. Fallon’s most recent study, reported in October 2007 – “Columbia University Medical Center Researchers Lead Placebo-Controlled Study of Cognitive Impairment Among Patients With Previously Treated Lyme Disease” at http://www.immunesupport.com/library/showarticle.cfm?id=8445 ]

* * * *
Participants: People with chronic Lyme Disease ages 18-60

Goals:
1) To examine differences between SPECT images of Lyme disease vs psychiatric disorders.
2) To determine how consistently brain imaging experts can distinguish the SPECT scans of patients with Lyme Disease from the SPECT scans of patients with depression and patients with anxiety disorders.

Status of study: Currently recruiting

Principal Investigator: Brian A. Fallon, MD

Design: This study is supported by funds from the Lyme Disease Association and from the Wilton Lyme Disease Task Force. Patients with a history of erythema migrans positive or seropositive Lyme Disease and typical manifestations of Lyme Disease who have persistent cognitive problems despite prior treatment will be recruited. The brain SPECT scans of the Lyme patients will be compared to age- and sex-matched controls. Controls will consist of patients with depression and patients with an anxiety disorder.

Frequently asked question: Why is this study needed?

One of the more difficult diagnostic areas is to determine whether a patient is suffering from a primary psychiatric disorder or a secondary neuropsychiatric disorder as a result of a primary neurologic condition.

Because patients with central nervous system involvement of Lyme Disease may develop irritability, mood swings, sleep disorder, cognitive problems, marked fatigue, low sexual interest, pain, and anhedonia, these patients may easily be misdiagnosed as having primary depression.

As one tool to assist in the differential diagnosis, a SPECT scan is often ordered. The assumption is that if the brain SPECT reveals a pattern of global decreased perfusion in a heterogeneous pattern then the patient is more likely to have had CNS involvement as a result of Lyme disease.

The pattern in depression would be more likely one of decreased perfusion only in the frontal lobes. The pattern in OCD would be increased perfusion in the orbitofrontal cortex or basal ganglia.

The questions we wish to ask are:
a) Are these assumptions accurate using the technology of HMPAO SPECT?;
b) Are the nuclear medicine physicians capable of differentiating (blind to diagnosis) whether a scan comes from a patient with Lyme Disease or from a patient with a primary psychiatric disorder alone?<

Contact for further info: If you wish further info about the study, send an e-mail to CULyme@aol.com

Screening Questionnaire to Fax to Us: Not active yet




Post a Comment

Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Optimized Curcumin Longvida® Energy NADH™ 12.5mg


Article Comments



Be the first to comment on this article!

Post a Comment


 
Natural Pain Relief Supplements

Featured Products

Optimized Curcumin Longvida® Optimized Curcumin Longvida®
Supports Cognition, Memory & Overall Health
FibroSleep™ FibroSleep™
The All-in-One Natural Sleep Aid
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%
Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
Improve Energy & Cognitive Function

Natural Remedies

Physically and Mentally Exhausted? How to Restore Energy at Its Source Physically and Mentally Exhausted? How to Restore Energy at Its Source
The Guaifenesin Story: A centuries-old bark extract used for clearing the airways – now key to a popular FM symptom-reversal protocol The Guaifenesin Story: A centuries-old bark extract used for clearing the airways – now key to a popular FM symptom-reversal protocol
Clinically Studied Joint Relief Product for FM & ME/CFS Clinically Studied Joint Relief Product for FM & ME/CFS
Fatigue & Fibro Fog: Could You Have a B-12 Deficiency? Fatigue & Fibro Fog: Could You Have a B-12 Deficiency?
Quercetin: Natural Support for Allergy & Inflammation Relief and More Quercetin: Natural Support for Allergy & Inflammation Relief and More

CONTACT US
ProHealth, Inc.
555 Maple Ave
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(800) 366-6056  |  Email

· Become a Wholesaler
· Vendor Inquiries
· Affiliate Program
SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE
Credit Card Processing
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTERS
Get the latest news about Fibromyalgia, M.E/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lyme Disease and Natural Wellness

CONNECT WITH US ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus

© 2016 ProHealth, Inc. All rights reserved. Pain Tracker App  |  Store  |  Customer Service  |  Guarantee  |  Privacy  |  Contact Us  |  Library  |  RSS  |  Site Map