New Research of Interest in Multiple Sclerosis and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME?) - April 2009
Posted Apr 26 2009 10:11pm
Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am. 2009 May;20(2):325- 337
Functional Neuroimaging of Fatigue
Deluca J, Genova HM, Capili EJ, Wylie GR.
Kessler Foundation Research Center, 1199 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ 07052, USA; Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ, USA; Department of Neurology and Neuroscience, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ, USA.
Recent studies employing functional neuroimaging provide new insights into the elusive construct of fatigue. Studies have been conducted primarily in persons with multiple sclerosis (MS) and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).
These studies outline the key role of the basal ganglia and frontal lobes in understanding the neural mechanisms associated with fatigue.
The lack of a relationship between self-reported fatigue and objectively measured fatigue is outlined, and new functional imaging paradigms may lead to significant advances in relating cognitive fatigue to functional cerebral activity.
PMID: 19389614 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]