An in Vivo Investigation of Brain Inflammation in Gulf War Illness with Integrated PET/MR Imaging
Technical Report,30 Sep 2015,29 Sep 2016
Massachusetts General Hospital Boston United States
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This project is aimed at evaluating the contribution of brain glia to the pathophysiology of Gulf War Illness, as well as fibromyalgia a functional pain disorder characterized by similar symptoms. So far we have completed administrative and regulatory review, have begun subject enrollment, and completed some preliminary analyses. Over 200 participants have been prescreened for the study. Of those, eighteen participants have completed the study, while an additional twelve participants were enrolled and found to be ineligible at the time of screening. Throughout the recruitment process, we have actively modified our inclusion criteria to address concerns of ambiguity as they have arisen. Recruitment was slower than anticipated initially, but has rapidly picked up over the past few months.
- Medicine and Medical Research
- Anatomy and Physiology