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An in Vivo Investigation of Brain Inflammation in Gulf War Illness with Integrated PET/MR Imaging

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Technical Report,30 Sep 2016,29 Sep 2017

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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, made substantial progress on subject enrollment, and completed some preliminary analyses. Over 400 participants have been pre-screened for the study. Of those, forty participants have completed the study, while an additional twenty-two 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 year and the study is now approaching completion.

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  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Anatomy and Physiology

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