In Los Angeles – The Charles R. Drew University Clinical Research Center is recruiting CFS patients for studies:
n To evaluate blood flow to the brain in CFS, and
n To improve blood flow to the brain to improve symptoms of fatigue.
Applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 49 and be willing to be off all medications for the study. Patients will be compensated.
Contact Dr. Friedman or Dr. Zuckerbraun
Charles R. Drew University Clinical Research Center
1731 E. 120th Street
Los Angeles CA 90059
In Boston – Massachusetts General Hospital is recruiting CFS patients for a six-month study to:
n Examine the effects of dream imagery work on neuroimmune activities
n And evaluate the impact on CFS symptoms.
Applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 65, have been diagnosed with CFS previously, have no other serious medical or psychiatric illness, and take no medication containing corticosteroids. Additionally, applicants must not be involved in psychotherapy treatment or involved in a CFS support group.
Participants will be required to come to Mass General for two hours a week for nine consecutive weeks; then once a month for four months. Three additional visits will be required for limited physiological and psychological testing. Approximately two tablespoons of blood will be drawn in the course of the study. Participants who complete the study will receive up to $100.
Contact Richard Kradin, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston MA 02115